Lessons Learned, Promising Practices, & Challenges to Overcome Report
Under the Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program (SIARP), the UN Women Liaison Office to the AU and the African Union Commission, Women, Gender and Youth Directorate (WGYD) launched the report “Lessons Learned, Promising Practices, & Challenges to Overcome” with key stories and actionable recommendations from the eight African countries implementing the Spotlight Initiative, on fighting gender-based violence.
The report focuses on promising practices, lessons learnt, challenges and mitigation strategies as well as relevant recommendations from Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Across these countries, health, cultural, socio-economic, and political dimensions of violence against women must be addressed through social behavior change at individual, community, and societal levels.
The “Lessons Learned, Promising Practices, & Challenges to Overcome” report was launch following the Annual Continental Coordination Platform that took place in June 2021. The report documents the lessons taken from the Platform, where the eight countries implementing the Spotlight Initiative shared and learn from good practices, identified emerging trends, operational challenges, and strategies that can be implemented for future programming.