Spotlight Project 4.1.1

Help & Shelter with support from the Spotlight Initiative) will receive approximately $4.5 million for a 4-month project, commencing October 2020, the main focus of the project is giving support, intervention and active referrals for survivors and at risk persons affected by Gender-based violence (GBV)   and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The project also focuses on the network of essential service providers being exposed to training and community- based responses from focal points and access to hotline calls and counselling available to survivors of GBV within the communities.

The focal points within the communities will be shops, pharmacies, health centers, police stations and other business places. The Project Action will be implemented in communities in region 4. The target communities are Mon Repos /Good Hope/ Lusignan / Grove and Diamond. The key Objectives of the project are:

  1. To offer direct service delivery through 24 hr psycho social hotline counselling services
  2. To offer direct on-line counselling and support services through social media platforms targeting youth populations
  3. To produce and disseminate GBV IEC products – posters/informational brochures/emergency fold out packs for at risk populations utilizing essential services (in the context of COVID-19) such as pharmacies/supermarkets/health centres/police stations.
  4. Engagement with essential and emergency services for exploring best processes for training and disseminating of IEC products and direct emergency assistance.
  5. To build capacity of frontline & essential services such as pharmacies/supermarkets/health centres/police stations to identify, refer GBV cases and distribute IEC products to at risk populations