Project ID 268SAM4000

In Samoa, rates of Domestic Violence (DV) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) have been rising over the last two decades. There is a deep-rooted inequality between men and women, with a broad acceptance that violence is a part of everyday life. Status and gender roles are entrenched from early in life and result in the perpetuation of negative social norms and are silently reinforced by community, faith and cultural leaders. The Spotlight initiative in Samoa aims to end IPV through capacity building, data collection/researches/analysis, and empowerment of CSO. UNESCO will be using cultural and educational methods towards addressing DV and IPV.

  • On-going

USD 957,769

Total Project Budget

USD 591,791

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2020.01.01
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: Culture
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.CLT6 - Member States capacities strengthened to promote, monitor and measure the contribution of culture to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the local, national and regional levels
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 20%
  • 80%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 100%
  • Youth | 50%
  • Small Island Developing States | 100%