Spotlight Initiative: a Global Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women Launched by the UN Deputy Secretary-General

20 Sep 2017
Spotlight Initiative: a Global Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women Launched by the UN Deputy Secretary-General

The European Union and the United Nations have partnered to launch a High Level global initiative aimed on eliminating all forms violence against women and girls – The Spotlight Initiative.

The Initiative is so named as it brings focused attention to this issue, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the center of efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This Initiative will be supported by a UN multi-stakeholder trust fund, with an initial investment of EUR 500 million. It will be administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office, with the support of core agencies - UNDP, UNFPA and UN Women, and overseen by the Executive Office of the Secretary-General

Its work will be concentrated in Asia, the Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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