The Spotlight Initiative in Papua New Guinea Impact Report 2020-2021

Posted March 31, 2022

Spotlight Initiative is one of the world’s largest targeted effort to end all forms of violence against women and girls.

"We must all play our part if we are to change the attitudes that suggest violence and harm are acceptable. It is not possible to build a nation on only half our resources” - United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed.

The Spotlight Initiative is a global, multi-year partnership between the European Union and the United Nations to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030. This is one of the world’s largest targeted effort to end all forms of violence against women and girls.

In Papua New Guinea, the Spotlight Initiative is implemented by UN Women as lead technical agency, together with UNDP, UNFPA, and UNICEF. Hand-in-hand with grassroots organisations, government, civil society, the private sector, development partners, men and boys, and women and girls, Spotlight works across 13 provinces.

The Spotlight Initiative addresses 6 pillars: Prevention; Laws and policies; Strengthening institutions; Quality essential services; Improved data and; Women’s movements and civil society.

Spearheading a movement to ensure women and girls can live a life free of violence, in all its forms the Spotlight Initiative Papua New Guinea Impact Report 2020-2021 outlines the work carried out across the country, since the launch. Read Report.