|Overview : |
The Spotlight Initiative in Belize will contribute to ending family violence by strengthening policy and legislations that will guarantee increased protection of women and girls, building capacity of state and non-state actors to respond to family violence, expanding the range of services available and addressing social norms and behaviours that promote violence against women and girls. Under Outcome 1- critical gaps in the legislative and policy framework will be addressed to ensure Belize’s legal and policy frameworks are responsive and offers the greatest level of justice and protection to women and girls, while Outcome 2 will facilitate for strengthening the capacity of key coordinating and implementing agencies to better respond to family violence. Outcome 3 actions will seek to address critical social norms and other root causes of violence family violence, while Outcome 4 will ensure the scale up and delivery of critical services to women and girls while Outcome 5 will strengthen Monitoring and Evaluation system and support strong evidence base for the design and delivery of interventions. And finally, under Outcome 6, actions will ensure strengthened network of CSOs as well as capacities to advocate and design, implement, monitor and evaluate programmes on family violence.
The Spotlight Initiative will be implemented through three UN agencies (UNICEF, UNFPA, and UNDP) The overall vision of the Spotlight Initiative in Belize is that women and girls enjoy their right to a life free of violence, within an inclusive and gender equitable Belize
The CS-NRG is a group of around 15 pre-eminent national and local experts on eliminating VAWG as well as on women’s rights more broadly. The CS-NRG will:
- Provide advice on the overall strategic direction of the Spotlight Initiative’s Country Programme in Belize and on cutting-edge national policy issues on eliminating VAWG.
- Partner on high-level advocacy and communications as well as political dialogue, including by supporting visibility and promotion of the Initiative’s goals at the national level.
- Provide advice on ongoing interventions, possibilities for scaling up the Spotlight Country Programme in Belize.