The Spotlight Initiative is a global, multi-year partnership between the European Union and the United Nations in Liberia. The Initiative seeks to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030. Development Education Network-Liberia (DEN-L) in partnership with UN Women has been implementing a component of the EU/UN Spotlight Initiative (SI) to “Strengthen Institutional Capacity of CSOs/Women’s Rights Organizations in the five (5) Spotlight Counties (including Montserrado, Grand Cape Mount, Nimba, Lofa, and Grand Gedeh) in Advocacy, collaboration/networks and promote rights of the marginalized groups, including LGBTIQs, women, and girls with disabilities, women, and girls living with HIV/AIDs, etc. at the national and county levels”.
One of the activities to achieve this goal was to hold a national-level multi-stakeholder dialogue with the program partners and SGBV actors to support coordination, collaboration, and networking amongst the stakeholders at all levels to discuss key achievements and challenges in the implementation of the program, and proffer recommendations that would inform the implementation of the next phase of the program. In view of the foregoing, DEN-L conducted a three-day National Level Multi-stakeholders dialogue and experience-sharing conference in Gompa City with 75 participants (including 23 females and 32 males) from the five (5) EU/UN Spotlight Counties as well as representation from DEN-L. Accordingly, the event helped unearthed information from all stakeholders and SGBV partners including those relating to challenges, success stories, roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, and recommendations to ensure a consolidated approach to ending sexual and gender-based violence against women and girls in Liberia.