Project ID 268ZIM1000

The EU funded Spotlight Initiative is a global partnership launched in 2017 to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. In Zimbabwe focus is on eliminating Sexual Gender-based Violence (SGBV) and Harmful Practices (HP)s against women and girls). The broad implementation strategy is through the creation of partnership with Civil Society, Government, Private Sector, and Media & through building a social movement of women, men, girls and boys as champions and agents of change. The initiative contributes to SDGs 3 and 5 among others.

  • On-going

USD 1,147,264

Total Project Budget

USD 974,816

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2019.01.25
End Date 2023.09.30
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
UNDP Multi Partner Trust Fund

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Social and human sciences
Outcome 7 - Promote inclusion and combat discrimination, hate speech and stereotypes Output: 7.SHS3 - Member States capacities are strengthened to scale up their policy, institutional and legislative actions towards gender equality, to eliminate gender-based violence and discrimination, gender biases and stereotypes, including in the digital world
Outcome 1 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Output: 1.IP1 - Member States capacities strengthened to enhance the quality of education, nurture creativity and promote respect for cultural diversity
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 80%
  • Youth | 30%
  • Priority Africa | 100%