Project ID 268NIR1000

The Spotlight Initiative in Nigeria aims to support a Nigeria where all women and girls, particularly the most vulnerable, live a life free from violence and harmful practices. The vision will realized by addressing the linkages between sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices with related aspects of sexual and reproductive health and rights as a cross-cutting theme. Focus will be on prevention efforts addressing the root causes of gender-based violence and harmful practices (child marriage and female genital mutilation) against women and girls; and ensuring access to comprehensive sexual education, inclusive, timely, and quality services for victims and survivors.

  • On-going

USD 2,608,098

Total Project Budget

USD 2,115,482

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2019.01.25
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
United Nations Development Programme
UN - Spotlight Initiative Fund

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Education
Outcome 1 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Output: 1.ED2 - Gender transformative education systems empower learners, ensure safe learning environments and address the educational barriers, particularly for girls and women, exacerbated by the learning crisis
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 5%
  • 10%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 100%
  • Youth | 2%
  • Priority Africa | 100%