"Violence against women and girls is one of the greatest injustices of our time, which crosses all borders, generations, nationalities and communities. To make a real change, I invite all partners to join our Spotlight Initiative for a world in which all women and girls can truly shine.” - EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica.

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Vacancies and calls for proposals

Guyana: National Reference Group - Call for Nominations and Terms of Reference. Closing date: 22 February 2020

Papua New Guinea: Joint Call for Expression of Interest for CSOs. Closing date: 25 February 2020

Tajikistan UN Women: Spotlight Programme Specialist, Level SB4. Closing date: 2 March 2020

Tajikistan UN Women: Spotlight Coordinator, Level SB5. Closing date: 2 March 2020

Jamaica: National Consultant to Develop a National Social Accountability Strategy on Family Violence for Civil Society, UN Women. Closing date: 28 March 2020

Spotlight Initiative Secretariat: Expression of Interest - Women’s Funds to sub-grant funds to local and grassroots women’s organizations working on ending violence against women and girls. Closing date: Ongoing


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