Spotlight Initiative

Our mission is to eliminate all forms of gender-based violence among women and girls.

Launched in 2017, the Spotlight Initiative is a global movement that acknowledges that the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals rests in large part upon the establishments of gender equality and women’s empowerment. A converted commitment to invest in these two critical developmental pillars has been pledged by the world’s nations.

The Spotlight Initiative will deploy targeted, large-scale investments in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Pacific and the Caribbean, aimed at achieving significant improvements in the lives of women and girls. Zimbabwe is one of the eight countries in Africa to benefit from this transformative initiative.


The Spotlight Initiative in Zimbabwe

The overall vision of the Spotlight Initiative in Zimbabwe is that women and girls realize their full potential in a violence-free, gender-responsive and inclusive Zimbabwe.

The Spotlight Initiative will directly contribute to Zimbabwe’s achievement of three of the country’s prioritized Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Goal 5 on Gender Equality, Goal 3 on good health and well-being and Goal 16 on inclusive and peaceful societies. Steps towards ending violence against women and girls lie in prevention through education, empowerment and advocacy in communities, protection of victims and the vulnerable and lastly the provision of services that work for women and girls who experience gender – based violence and provide a safe haven free from judgement, ridicule and stigma.


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