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Launched in 2017 with a seed funding commitment of €500 million, the Spotlight Initiative is an EU-UN partnership that represents an unprecedented global effort to invest in gender equality and women’s empowerment as a precondition and driver for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Spotlight Initiative is responding to all forms of violence against women and girls, with a particular focus on domestic and family violence, sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices, femicide, trafficking in human beings and sexual and economic (labour) exploitation. The Spotlight Initiative is deploying targeted, large-scale investments to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific in more than 25 countries.

As a demonstration fund for action on the Sustainable Development Goals, the Initiative demonstrates that a significant, concerted and comprehensive investment in ending violence against women can make a transformative difference in the lives of women and girls. This is the world’s largest targeted investment to end violence against women and girls.


Spotlight Initiative Terms of Reference (2017-2023)

Spotlight Initiative Background Note

Spotlight Initiative Annual Report 2017

Spotlight Initiative Annual Report 2018

Spotlight Initiative Early Results Report –November 2019