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

This Learning Hub intends to be a horizontal learning community linking academics, policy makers and practitioners working on issues of faith, faith leaders and religious actors contribution to ending violence against children. 

We invite you to become a member of this hub to connect with colleagues around the world to share learning and build collaborations. The EVAC Hub seek to increase the understanding of better practices for faith engagement in ending violence against children. The EVAC Hub meets quarterly and will start the first part of their scoping study on religion and violence against children in early 2018. For more information, please contact [email protected]

We hope that members will be seekers and gatherers of knowledge to spur each other on towards informing and improving policy and practice between faith groups, humanitarian, and development communities. 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 Rebeca Rios Kohn Robyn Cawker Hagan
Carola Eyber, Queen Margaret University Rebeca Rios-Kohn, Arigatou International Robyn Hagan, World Vision International


Relevant Hub resources:

Key Questions:

  1. What is the unique contribution of local faith communities’ perspectives on EVAC

 Faith communities are involved with children and families on various levels and bring to this work their own faith-based perspectives on the reasons behind EVAC-related issues, how they affect children and perspectives on how children and families can be supported. In addition, they provide children and their carers with perspectives on how to understand and overcome violence and suffering on an individual, social, spiritual and community level

  1. What is the role of faith leaders and actors in influencing wider community and formal & informal child protection systems?

With specific focus on relation to prevention and response to EVAC as well as their involvement as perpetrators of VAC

  • What factors influence faith leader and actor involvement in these structures and how can they be enhanced?
  • If faith leaders are active through informal community structures what social, cultural and religious considerations influence decisions about what is in the best interest of the child?