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Project ID:00119132Description:Guyana Spotlight Programme
Spotlight Initiative Fund
Start Date *: 21 Jan 2020
End Date*: 31 Dec 2022
Country: Guyana Project Status: On Going
  Participating Organization:   Multiple

Programme Description

The Spotlight Initiative in Guyana will address the root causes of violence against women and girls (VAWG) with an emphasis on prevention. It will introduce and expand on preventive measures, address legislative and policy gaps, improve institutional capacities, augment service delivery systems especially in remote communities, enhance data collection and use, and build a stronger civil society response to ensure justice is delivered to women and girls experiencing multiple forms of discrimination and violence.


Number of beneficiaries: 148,428 (direct) | 519,498 (indirect)

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


Spotlight Country Programme Focal Point at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office: Adele Clarke; Email:; William Evans; Email:



The total investment from the EU for Phase I (2020 – 2021) is USD 3,700,000 and is distributed according to the following;

Policies and legislation (outcome 1): Spotlight will address legislative and policy frameworks in line with international human rights standards, on all forms of violence against

women and girls.

Institutions (outcome 2): The programme will build national and sub-national systems and institutions to plan, fund and deliver evidence-based programmes that prevent and respond to violence against women and girls.

Prevention and social norms (outcome 3): Spotlight will direct its efforts at changing gender inequitable social norms, attitudes and behaviours at community and individual levels.

Services (outcome 4): The programme will focus on responsive services for women and girl to use available, accessible, acceptable, and quality essential services, including for long-term recovery from violence.

Data (outcome 5): Spotlight seeks to deliver quality, disaggregated and globally comparable data on different forms of violence against women and girls in line with international standards to inform laws, policies and programmes.

Women’s Movements and Civil Society (outcome 6): Spotlight gives prominence to

women’s rights groups, autonomous social movements and CSOs, including those representing youth and groups facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination/marginalization.




Integrated and interactive services for most vulnerable

Enabling access to essential service and case management and data innovations involving government, CSOs and communities.

Creating positive masculinities

Building linkages with organizations of men and boys to promote healthy masculinities.

Leadership and alliances for behavior change

Leadership and alliances for women’s activism and behavior change across ethnic, political, religious and geographical spectrums involving state institutions, CSOs, private sector and communities. Partnership and funding compact between Government and CSOs.

New areas and forms of violence

Examine new and unaddressed areas of family and gender-based violence, such as cyber-crime and sexual harassment.

Shared Operations

RUNOs and RCO working as a team with joint coordination functions co-supervised by the RC. Forming teams around innovative approaches using intersectional principles.


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