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The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) embarked on a global initiative in 2018 focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) - the Spotlight Initiative. The Initiative is so named as it brings 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 line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs), specifically SDG 5 on Gender Equality. The Spotlight Initiative Guyana invites interested Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) legally registered in Guyana including non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations…
Building resilient Agriculture and food systems in Guyana – what COVID-19 teaches us  by Gillian Smith, FAO Representative in Guyana In addition to the impact on health systems, lives and families, COVID-19 is also challenging the global economy and unravelling decades of development in many countries.  In the effort to reduce further health and economic dislocation, many countries are taking steps to protect their borders and their trade.  In this scenario, it is vital to ensure that the global food trade continues to flow freely and in a safe way that protects livelihoods and health.  This is a central message…
As we buckle down for what is likely to be a long and difficult period of social distancing and restricted movement to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our families, communities and country, we are all focusing on our immediate needs.  Avoiding infection should continue to be a top priority for everyone.  As we buckle down for what is likely to be a long and difficult period of social distancing and restricted movement to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our families, communities and country, we are all focusing on our immediate needs.  Avoiding infection should continue to be a top…