Spotlight Initiative: In March the Government of Jamaica, the European Union and the United Nations (UN) launched a new collaborative effort to combat an alarming level of violence against women and girls. The spotlight initiative will invest €8million over three years on a range of efforts to prevent and reduce family violence. Family violence refers to acts of abuse and aggression within the family or within close knit relationships. Tonight we shine a spotlight on two of the initiatives being funded through this response.
We discuss with Sharon Coburn Robinson, Senior Director at the Bureau of Gender Affairs and Reverend Jayson Downer, Founder of Men of God against violence and abuse.