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Guyana: CARICOM launches key programme to combat violence against women

A key programme to eliminate violence against women was launched by CARICOM last Tuesday.

Guyana will be benefiting to the tune of $1b. Violence against women in this country continues to be a serious problem. 

A statement from CARICOM follows:

Actions to prevent and eliminate violence against women are being strengthened by the Caribbean Community and partners with a newly launched programme called the Spotlight Initiative Regional Programme Caribbean. The programme is so named as it is intended to bring focused attention to this issue, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, in keeping with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is being implemented in partnership with the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN) and other partners and was launched in a virtual signing ceremony on Tuesday.

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