Engaging with Faith Groups to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls in Conflict-affected Communities
Globally, one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is particularly prevalent and hard to address in conflict-affected areas.
Do local faith groups have a role to play in response?
This brief highlights key policy implications from Tearfund’s research in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project seeks to engage and equip faith leaders to be catalysts within communities to address the causes and consequences of violence against women and girls. It operates in 15 conflict-affected communities in Orientale Province in the DRC.