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Publications in study:“Working effectively with faith leaders to challenge harmful traditional practices.”

The Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalisation at the University of Groningen University and the University of Stellenbosch recently concluded a one-year study on the role of faith leaders in challenging gender-based violence and gender inequality. [i] The study, which was funded by the UK Department for International Development [ii] and and carried out by the Gender-Based Violence Hub of the Joint Learning Initiative on Local Faith Communities , was entitled “Working effectively with faith leaders to challenge harmful traditional practices.” It explored faith leaders’ roles in challenging gender-based violence and made recommendations for how the faith dimensions in development work can be taken seriously (rather than merely instrumentalised).

The project resulted in the following publications:

These resources are also available on the website of the Joint Learning Initiative for Fait hand Local Communities.

You are also invited to listen to the webinar recording and read two recent blog posts on Religion Factor:

The Power to Call for Inclusion Riders

No More “Harmful Traditional Practices”! Gender Activism and Faith Leaders in International Development



[i] The study produced three policy briefs, a synthesis report, five case studies and a webinar recording that can be found on the website of the Joint Learning Initiative on Local Faith Communities.

[ii] This study was funded by UK aid from the UK government. However, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.

Laatst gewijzigd:05 juni 2019 16:06