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Project ID:00111637Description:Argentina Spotlight Programme
Spotlight Initiative Fund
Start Date *: 24 Aug 2018
Latin America
End Date*: 31 Dec 2022
Country: Argentina Project Status: On Going
  Participating Organization:   Multiple

Programme Description

While Argentina is a highly developed country, with relatively strong legislations and policies on women’s rights, and is actively participating in Agenda 2030 implementation efforts, violence against women and girls remains a major threat. One woman is murdered every 28 hours, and 2,679 femicide cases and femicide-related cases involving women and girls have been recorded from 2008-2017.

The Spotlight investment will contribute to reducing femicide in Argentina by implementing strategic interventions that prevent violence, ensuring access to justice and holistic services. The priority will be working in three provinces with high femicide rates and strengthening key institutions involved in the national fight against femicide.

Number of beneficiaries; 17,481,895 (direct) | 40,117,096 (indirect)

Recipient UN Organizations; UNDP, UNFPA, ILO and UN WOMEN.


Spotlight Country Programme Focal Point at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office: Nuria Pena; Email: Jessica Braver; Email:


 The total investment contribution of EU for Phase I (2019 – 2020) and Phase II (2021-2022) amounts to USD 7,714,286 and is distributed according to the following;

  • Policy and legislation (outcome 1): Spotlight will enhance the capacity of the judiciary sector to ensure gender-responsive legislations that protect the most marginalized and at-risk women and girls, including within indigenous communities. Spotlight will use analysis from key studies and research on gender-based violence and femicide to adjust existing regulatory frameworks.
  •  Institutions (outcome 2): Spotlight will strengthen the Federal Council of Women at the national level and the gender offices at local level to coordinate, monitor and evaluate policies that tackle violence. Spotlight will promote the development and implementation of gender responsive budgeting and costing of key public policies.
  • Prevention and Norms (outcome 3): Spotlight will promote favorable cultural norms, attitudes and behaviors, non-violent conflict resolution aimed at gender equality, including sexual education in formal and informal settings, and will create/strengthen community platforms for violence prevention. 
  • Services (outcome 4): Spotlight will ensure effective and coordinated access to assistance and protection services by women and girls through standard operating procedures and one care model, including exchange of data among service provides for early detection of risks. Spotlight will improve access to justice through implementing the ‘Protocol for Investigating and Prosecuting Women’s Violent Deaths’ by law enforcement.  
  • Data (outcome 5): Spotlight will pilot the first national prevalence survey in the country and harmonize information and statistical records on victims of femicide. Spotlight will launch a web-based platform that will systematize and disseminate studies and information on gender-based violence and femicide. Spotlight will strengthen service providers’ capacities to record, analyse and disseminate disseminating gender-based violence data.
  •  Women’s Movement and Civil Society (outcome 6): Spotlight will invest in women’s civil society to improve their skills in programme design, advocacy, budget allocation, policy change, and social accountability. Spotlight will catalyze mechanisms for dialogue and inter-generational exchanges of innovative experiences among local, provincial and national civil society organizations.



  • Prevention through art and sport: Spotlight will liaise with artists, influencers and athletes to promote gender-based violence prevention in different settings and groups.
  • Operational Innovation
  1. Delivering as One: Spotlight will be implemented through a comprehensive work model involving different Agencies. This process will be led by the Resident Coordinator in alliance with the Interagency Group on Gender and Human Rights, as key partners. 
  2. Collecting knowledge to boost UN capacities: The technical knowledge acquired throughout the formulation and implementation process of the programme will be systematized, as a mechanism to boost UN capacities to approach international cooperation efforts aimed at addressing gender-based violence and femicide.  



Spotlight Job and Consultancy Posts:

UNFPA: Llamado abierto para el desarrollo de una campaña contra la violencia de género. Closing date: 16 October 2019 


Spotlight Calls for Proposals for Implementing Partners:

No ongoing calls.



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If you have questions about this programme you may wish to contact the RC office in Argentina or the lead agency for the programme. The MPTF Office Portfolio Manager (or Country Director with Delegation of Authority) for this programme:

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