We are happy to announce the publication of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLI) Ending Violence Against Children Hub (EVAC Hub) three-part scoping study. The EVAC Hub began the scoping study in 2018 to better understand the role of religion and faith actors in protecting children against violence. Dr Carola Eyber at Queen Margaret University (QMU) led the scoping study with Dr Selina Palm at Stellenbosch University, Kathleen Rutledge at QMU, and Francisco Colombo under the guidance of Dr Olivia Wilkinson at JLI.
Thanks also to the JLI EVAC Hub co-chairs- Rebeca Rios-Kohn, Arigatou International, Neelam Fida, Islamic Relief Worldwide and Robyn Hagan, World Vision International. The study would also like to acknowledge the numerous hub members who contributed resources, case studies and interview suggestions.
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.
Join the JLI Hub as a member to hear about the launch of the scoping study and soon to be release policy briefs on positive contributions of faith communities and faith engagement mechanisms to ending violence against children, and critical issues facing faith communities.
Click below to read the different parts of the scoping study.
Join the JLI Ending Violence Against Children for next steps and collaboration.