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Project ID:00112284Description:Honduras Spotlight Programme
Spotlight Initiative Fund
Start Date *: 19 Sep 2018
Latin America
End Date*: 31 Dec 2022
Country: Honduras Project Status: On Going
  Participating Organization:   Multiple

Programme Description

Honduras has one of the highest rates of violence against women and girls and femicide in the region. Between 2005 and 2017, there were over 5,000 victims of femicide, with 389 cases recorded in 2017. By 30 June 2018, the country had recorded the violent deaths of 127 women. This roughly translates into one woman murdered every 36 hours. Evidence shows that the individuals that are most affected by violence are young women and girls aged between 0 and 24 years.

The Spotlight Initiative will contribute to reducing femicide in Honduras by developing and strengthening strategic interventions that will prevent and respond to violence against women and girls in the country. Special emphasis will be placed on groups facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination.

Number of beneficiaries: 119,428 (direct) | 12,229,258 (indirect)

Recipient UN Organizations: UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN WOMEN.


Spotlight Country Programme Focal Point at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office: Rosibel Gomez; Email: Sergio Aguinada; Email:



The total investment contribution of EU for Phase I (2019 – 2020) and Phase II (2021-2022) amounts to USD 10,285,714 and is distributed according to the following;


  • Legislation (outcome 1): Spotlight will analyze the gaps in legislations on femicide and gender equality to draft and strengthen the legislation. The programme will ensure that the Latin American Model Protocol for the Investigation of Gender-related Killings of Women is revised and presented to the judiciary for adoption.
  • Institutions (outcome 2): Through Spotlight, education, health, security and police institutions will address violence against women and girls and femicide at national and municipal levels. Spotlight will build knowledge, capacities and implement tools on gender-responsive budgeting with national partners (parliamentarians, key government officials and women’s rights advocates).
  • Prevention and social norms (outcome 3): Spotlight will engage local stakeholders to reach those most left behind and groups facing intersecting forms of discrimination, such as indigenous women, LGBTQs and Afro-Honduran women through activities aimed at transforming violent masculine attitudes and empowerment of girls. Spotlight will develop a media observatory to monitor media reporting of violence and guide and inform decision makers.
  • Services (outcome 4): Spotlight will establish local operational coordination and common reporting mechanisms. Spotlight will strengthen shelters and psycho-social care provided by Municipal Women’s Offices and ensure such services are offered in a culturally-sensitive and non-discriminatory manner.   
  • Data (outcome 5): Spotlight will build on the regional project Infosegura to use the information management system to link the structural causes of femicide and violence against women and girls with prevention and control policies. Spotlight will analyze femicide and violence against women and girls to define the interlinkage among social, economic and cultural determinants and identify potential accelerators to reduce and eradicate this form of violence.
  • Women’s movement and Civil Society (outcome 6): Spotlight will work with adolescent girls and boys to enable them to advocate for their rights and against violence and femicide, including through the promotion of non-violent masculine attitudes. Spotlight will promote the participation of young people in inter-generational dialogue related to femicide and violence against women and girls.
  • Multidimensional Clustering Assessment (MCA): Developed by UNDP to address UNDS reform, the MCA enables collaboration between various interventions of different actors and offers a monitoring and evaluation framework that allows the programme to redirect actions in real time.



  • Rapid Integrated Assessment (RIA): This tool, which will be adapted to focus on evaluation of violence against women and girls and femicide, carries out a mapping of the Sustainable Development Goals against national/sub-national priorities, facilitating dialogue prior to the implementation phase.
  • Monitoring of changes in social norms and practices in real time: Information will be collected through mobile devices for automated data analysis. The applications can be used to collect information on changes in social norms and practices of specific target groups.
  • The Seguras Application: Spotlight promotes the implementation and use of the Seguras Application to increase protection of potential victims/survivors at risk of violence and femicide. The application provides key information on the existing types of violence, existing institutional responses and who to call in case of emergencies.
  • The MEDI-CAPT Application: This cell phone application, developed by the Programme on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones, supports clinics in collecting, documenting and preserving forensic medical evidence in cases of sexual violence so it can be used in prosecution of such crimes.
  • Danger Assessment Scale (DAS): This tool determines the degree of seriousness and lethal effect in cases of domestic violence where the most lethal outcome is femicide. This tool, developed with advice and inputs from abused women, shelter workers, social workers, psychologists and experts in abuse, can identify with precision the great majority of abused women who are at greater risk of femicide or attempted femicide. The scale can also be used for future developments of an early warning system against violence and femicide. 


Spotlight National Civil Society Reference Group:

Spotlight Job and Consultance Posts:

No ongoing recruitments.


Spotlight Calls for Proposals for Implementing Partners:

Joint Spotlight Calls for Proposal for civil society, NGOs and academic institutions / Llamado a presentación de propuestas dirigido a organizaciones de sociedad civil, ONG e instituciones académicas. Closing date 20 November 2019



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If you have questions about this programme you may wish to contact the RC office in Honduras 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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