Spotlight Initiative in Mexico Seeks Gender Violence Prevention Advocates

Every year, 87,000 women and girls are killed worldwide, according to statistics by ONU.

14 of the 25 countries with the highest femicide index are located in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Gender violence in Mexico kills 9 women every day.

Violence against women is preventable.


Iniciativa Spotlight en México

En México, 9 mujeres son asesinadas al día. Hoy la Unión Europea y Naciones Unidas presentan la iniciativa Spotlight para prevenir y eliminar el #feminicidio en México. #SpotlightMX #AltoAlFeminicidio Conoce más

Posted by ONU Mujeres on Wednesday, May 29, 2019



The ONU’s agencies charged with the prevention and elimination of femicide and gender violence in Mexico seek advocates. The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA; The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, ONU DH, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC and the United Nations Development Program, PNUD have published a series of calls for all individuals or organizations that are interested in participating in the Spotlight Initiative and have experience in preventing violence against women and girls.

The following roles are needed:

– Human rights defenders

– Journalists

– Anthropologists

– Psychologists

– Criminologists

– Sociologists

– Political Scientists

– Lawyers



The committees seek advocates with extensive knowledge in the analysis and design of public policies regarding the prevention of gender violence against women and girls.



The work can be done remotely.

The Spotlight Initiative will be implemented in 5 municipalities of Mexico: Naucalpan and Ecatepec, in the State of Mexico; Chihuahua and Ciudad Juárez, in Chihuahua, and in Chilpancingo, Guerrero.



#AltoAlFemicidio in Mexico.

To find out more, visit @SpotlightAmLat




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