"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.

How can you take action?

Take the survey

Take this 2-minute survey to help the Spotlight Initiative design its 2020 awareness-raising actions and reach more people around the globe.

Signup for our Newsletter

Receive periodic e-mail updates on the activities, opportunities and stories of impact from our programmes.

COSI Extranet

Visit the information-sharing portal for the Community of the Spotlight Initiative (COSI). [Members only]

Vacancies and calls for proposals

Uganda: Design and deliver training and mentoring for staff  in i) selected MDAs and ii)  District Local Governments and Communities  (2 posts), UNDP. Closing date: 26 March 2020

Uganda: Develop/Review the training curricula for selected pre-service and in-service training institutions, UNDP. Closing date: 26 March 2020

Uganda: Develop and operationalize Internal Accountability Mechanisms and Performance Management Systems for effective prevention and response programming, UNDP. Closing date: 26 March 2020

Uganda: Grants for addressing violence against Women and Girls in Mining under the Spotlight Initiative Sector, UNDP. Closing date: 26 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

Trinidad & Tobago: Joint Expression of Interest for civil society organisations to provide consultancy services for the implementation of the Spotlight Initiative country programme. Closing date: 15 April 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 

Learn more