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Submitted by admin on March 30, 2022

The Spotlight Initiative is a strategic intervention project designed to provide the legal and institutional frameworks for safeguarding the rights of women and girls as well as ensuring responsiveness and accountability for their breach. A central component of this project is providing parliamentary support in the form of capacity development, legislative research, legislative drafting, bills analysis and scrutiny with respect to Violence Against Women and Girls. Yiaga Africa is leveraging on its existing relationships in the legislature to build a strategic partnership that provides legislative support to the National Assembly and state legislature in the project focal states on legislative action on gender-based violence. It is also creating platforms for engagement and access to information such as Specialised workshops on Gender-responsive budgeting, experience sharing workshops and the production of knowledge products and resource materials such as toolkits on the rights of women and girls. 

This project is funded by the European Union and the United Nations through the United Nations Development Program’s Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls. 



Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change makers committed to the promotion of democratic governance, human rights and civic engagement. With its operational base in Abuja, Nigeria, Yiaga Africa focuses on in-depth research, providing critical analysis on key democratic and governance issues, crafting practical solutions, training and empowering citizens to lead change in their community. Yiaga Africa implements several innovative programs aimed at stimulating active citizenship, protecting human rights and deepening democratic governance. We invest in building networks and social movements to drive social change and transformation. Yiaga Africa has leadership structures and members in all 36 states and 774 Local Government Areas (LGA) of Nigeria.