The Spotlight Initiative
Working together with the European Union to eradicate violence against women and girls
UNICEF is part of the EU-UN Spotlight initiative on combatting violence against women and girls.
The Spotlight Initiative addresses the needs of all women and girls, particularly those facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and violence. The programme will put those women and girls furthest behind, first.
“The Spotlight Initiative is for the millions of abused women and girls around the world who seek nothing more than to enjoy their human right to participate equally in society, unleash their potential and live lives of dignity.”
At the moment, UNICEF and the EU are implementing Spotlight programmes in twelve countries across Africa and Latin America, and more countries from the Pacific, Caribbean and Central Asia regions are expected to join in 2020.