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, 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.
2020 Webinar Series:
Register to join upcoming webinars here
- February 26th, 2020: Spiritual Capital with Selina Palm
- June 1st, 2020: Faith Actors as First Responders to VAC
Seen But Not Heard: A 3-Part Series to Lift Up Child Voices to End Violence
- September 30th, 2020: Multi-Religious Perspectives on Child Participation
- October 28th, 2020: Practical examples of child participation
- November 17th, 2020: Intergenerational Dialogue at Arigatou International’s Children’s Summit
|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:
- Terms of Reference for member expectations
- Concept Note– Framing questions will be refined further through the first phase of the Hub to shape the evidence scoping and policy dialogue
- Ending Violence Against Children Resource Library