Welcome to the Ending Violence Against Children Learning Hub (EVAC Hub)

Every year, at least one billion children experience violence – that’s half of the world’s children. The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLI) Ending Violence Against Children Learning Hub (EVAC Hub) provides a unique platform for a global network of knowledge from academics, policymakers, and practitioners that are growing the evidence-base of effective faith-based partnerships to prevent and end violence against children.

The EVAC Hub seeks to increase the understanding of better practices for faith engagement in ending violence against children. We invite you to become a member of this hub to connect and collaborate with colleagues around the world. Hub membership is free. Join at the link or please contact: [email protected].

We hope that members will be seekers and gatherers of knowledge to help inform and improve policy and practice between the faith, humanitarian, and development communities. Please share organizational learning through the JLI Resource Library.


The convening co-chairs of the JLI Learning Hub on Ending Violence Against Children (EVAC Hub) are:

Carola Eyber Silvia Mazzarelli
Carola Eyber, Queen Margaret University Silvia Mazzarelli, Arigatou International Andrea Kaufmann, World Vision International, Interim Chair Neelam Fida, Islamic Relief Worldwide


Scoping Study Published!

The scoping study focused on two areas:

Firstly, the unique contributions of faith communities to ending as well as contributing to violence against children. Secondly, the role of faith actors in influencing and supporting the wider community and formal and informal child protection systems.

The scoping study had three components: an extensive literature review, a case study submission process for hub members to share practice-based models, and a consultation stage with experts through interviews. The study covered all regions and faiths.

Click on the Guide below for the scoping study findings:

Read the Key findings from the Scoping Study here

2020 Webinar Series:
Register to join upcoming webinars here

Seen But Not Heard: A 3-Part Series to Lift Up Child Voices to End Violence


Literature Review        Case Studies    Experts’ Consultation


Ending Violence Against Children Scoping Study Briefs:

1: A Mixed Blessing: Roles of Faith Communities in Ending Violence Against Children  

2: Why Faith? Engaging Faith Mechanisms to End Violence Against Children 





2020 Hub Plans:

The JLI Ending Violence Against Children Hub will continue communications based on the scoping study and hold discussions to dive deeper into the themes and key concepts from the EVAC scoping study in a webinar series throughout 2020.

Relevant Hub resources: