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Project ID:00119130Description:Belize Spotlight Programme
Spotlight Initiative Fund
Start Date *: 27 Jan 2020
End Date*: 31 Dec 2022
Country: Belize Project Status: On Going
  Participating Organization:   Multiple

Programme Description

The Spotlight Initiative will contribute to ending family violence by strengthening policy and legislations that will guarantee increased protection of women and girls, building capacity of

state and non-state actors to respond to family violence, expanding the range of services available and addressing social norms and behaviours that promote violence against women and girls.


Number of beneficiaries: 117,645 (direct) | 322,453 (indirect)

Recipient UN Organizations (RUNOs): UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA


Spotlight Country Programme Focal Point at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office: Pamela Bradley; Email: Tracey Hutchinson; Email:


The total investment from the EU for Phase I (2020 – 2021) is USD 2,475,000 and is distributed according to the following;

Policies and legislation (outcome 1): Critical gaps in the legislative and policy framework will be addressed to ensure Belize’s legal and policy frameworks are responsive and offers the greatest level of justice and protection to women and girls. 

Institutions (outcome 2): Spotlight will facilitate strengthening the capacity of key coordinating and implementing agencies to better respond to family violence.

Prevention and social norms (outcome 3): Spotlight actions will seek to address critical social norms and other root causes of violence family violence. 

Services (outcome 4): To leave no one behind, Spotlight will ensure the scale up and delivery of critical services to all women and girls. 

Data (outcome 5): Spotlight will strengthen Monitoring and Evaluation systems and support strong evidence base for the design and delivery of interventions.

Women’s Movements and Civil Society (outcome 6): Spotlight actions will ensure strengthened network of CSOs as well as capacities to advocate and design, implement, monitor and evaluate programmes on family violence.



Transformative Spaces for networking, dialogue and information sharing

Transformative spaces will be created through systematic, periodic engagement for joint planning by government and CSOs to identify priorities at the national and local level as well as to identify evidence-based strategies to address family violence among groups who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination. This will foster increased dialogue, partnerships and coordination between government and CSOs in the design and implementation of interventions.

Reaching the furthest behind first

 A signature intervention will be the training and designation of gender advocates in three geo-

graphic locations with limited access to services. Gender advocates for each community will be

identified and trained and will serve as a liaison between service providers and individuals at the community level. Advocates will increase awareness of communities on the services available and facilitate access to these services. CSOs who operate at the community level can serve as gender advocates. CSOs will also support increasing awareness of available services.

Platforms for CSO Networking

Platforms to facilitate CSO and autonomous women’s group networking will be supported through the establishment of a CSO hub, supported by a secretariat or technical person, which can facilitate follow up actions and ensure effective coordination. This will facilitate horizontal networking which will result in improved coordination, information sharing and effective implementation of programmes and service delivery.

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