CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE INNOVATION CHALLENGE AWARD.
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) have embarked on a global, multi-year programme, called the ‘Spotlight Initiative,' which is focused on eliminating violence against women and girls (VAWG) and harmful practices (HP) in target countries, and to do so in new and innovative ways. Uganda is one of the focus countries for the Initiative aimed at placing VAWG at the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
THE UGANDA SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE
The Uganda Spotlight Initiative seeks to support Uganda's advancement towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - in particular, SDG 5, but also SDGs 3 (with respect to sexual and reproductive healthcare), 10, 16 (rule of law and accountable institutions), and 17 (strengthening strategic partnerships) - prioritizing the principle of "leave no one behind" and addressing various forms of discrimination against vulnerable women and girls. The Programme is being piloted in seven districts of Uganda. They include Amudat, Arua, Kampala, Kasese, Kitgum, Kyegegwa and Tororo.