The JLI and the SVRI are combining efforts in a new iteration of the current Faith and GBV Hub by establishing a secretariat at SVRI for a joint evidence and knowledge platform (hub). The SVRI is ideally placed to host the Secretariat in order to promote, support, and strengthen research collaborations on religion, faith and GBV with an emphasis in LMICs, led by researchers in LMICs. Read about the new Hub here


GBV Hub Interim Leadership:


Prabu Deepan, Tearfund Elizabeth Dartnall, SVRI Kirsten L Muth, JLI

The JLI Faith and GBV Hub was launched in 2014 under the JLI. One of five current a learning hubs of the JLI, the GBV Hub aims to build on the momentum of the efforts of a variety of members actively involved in GBV efforts across the world ranging from INGOs, researchers, and faith institutions, among others.

We are very appreciative to Diana Arango, World Bank, Lizle Loots, SVRI, who previously served as a Co-Chair of the JLI GBV Hub and Veena O’Sullivan, Tearfund who previously served as Secretary and Lucy Gardner and Natalia Lester-Bush for Hub secretariat assistance.


Leadership Council

The SVRI and JLI will establish a Leadership Council including members that work within the faith and GBV field and represent different perspectives, experiences, constituencies, and geographical diversity. The Leadership Council will oversee the strategic work of the Hub and promote its growth. SVRI and JLI Senior Leadership have permanent seats on the Leadership Council. Council members will serve three-year terms.

Call for applications to the SVRI/JLI Leadership Council


Recent GBV Hub Publications

Religion, Development and GBV

Agenda setting report by Dr Elisabet le Roux and the GBV Hub published May 2019 with the PaRD SDG 5 Work-Stream and presented at CSW 63

View the 2018-2019 GBV Hub webinar series


Previous Hub Evidence Work

From 2017-2018 the GBV Hub conducted a UK Aid funded study on engaging religious leaders to challenge harmful and traditional practices. Led by Elisabet le Roux and Selina Palm (Stellenbosch), Brenda Bartelink (University of Groningen). The toolkit is available on the JLI GBV Hub.

Read more here