In Papua New Guinea, the Spotlight Initiative is strengthening the capacities of key institutions in charge of the coordination and implementation of the the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Strategy. The Initiative will build on innovative social norms transformation programmes; work with the law and justice, child protection and health sectors to improve the quality and reach of basic services for survivors of intimate partner violence/domestic violence.
The programme will help service providers to improve the quality and comparability of administrative data in order to feed into planning and budgeting; and will establish a capacity building/development unit for local organizations and across the Pacific region, including groups led by youth, and those facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, to increase their access to funding and technical assistance.
Total cost: $22,000,000 | Direct beneficiaries: 8,400,000| Indirect beneficiaries: 10,000,000
Mobile Technologies for Prevention During the 2018 earthquake in the Highlands region, with support from Digicel, violence prevention messaging and phone counselling reached more than 2 million users. This successful experience will be expanded to reach women in remote communities, as well as youth networks.
CSO Capacity Building Hub Strengthening indigenous CSOs in this way is a first of its kind in the country. It will strengthen the effectiveness and accountability of CSOs in Papua New Guinea whose work contribute directly to effective service delivery and advocacy towards EVAWG, to create transformational change.
Innovative Partnerships Forging partnerships between government agencies, private sector companies, faithbased communities and traditional leaders, and most importantly, the women’s movement, Spotlight will address the needs of marginalized women and girls.
Operational Innovation To maximize efficiency gains, the Resident Coordinator will pool the requisite Monitoring and Evaluation and Communications resources from two significant EU programmes—Spotlight and STREIT. The cost for these officers will be shared between the two programmes and will ensure quality support to the donor as well as compliance requirements.