EU-funded Spotlight Initiative Strengthens the Capacity of Liberia's Justice System
23 July 2021
The EU-funded Spotlight Initiative is providing support in strengthening the capacity of the Liberia's Justice System to prosecute SGBV offenders.
The EU-funded Spotlight Initiative is providing support in strengthening the capacity of the Liberia's Justice System to prosecute SGBV offenders. The Initiative, through the UNFPA, donated 9 motorbikes, 11 digital cameras and 11 voice recorders to Liberia National Police Women & Children Section to facilitate SGBV survivors' access to justice.
The Liberia Spotlight Initiative, which began in 2019, is funded by the European Union. It focuses on reducing the prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and harmful practices, and increasing women’s access to sexual and reproductive health services. It is implemented in Grand Cape Mount, Grand Gedeh, Lofa, Monsterrado and Nimba, the five counties with the highest prevalence of SGBV in Liberia.
The government of Liberia, United Nations, European Union and partners work with a cross section of stakeholders including communities, students, teachers, parents, traditional and religious leaders and other institutions such as the Liberia National Police, the Judiciary and the Legislature to prevent and respond to SGBV cases.
Gradiah Walker Bou Hussein
Associate Development Coordination Officer
Programme Communications & Advocacy