In 2021, the JLI and the SVRI combined efforts for a new iteration of the Faith and GBV Hub for joint evidence and learning.  The Secretariat is based at SVRI as it is ideally placed to promote, support, and strengthen research collaborations on religion, faith and GBV with an emphasis on LMICs, led by researchers in LMICs, and to provide new opportunities to mainstream this work into the wider research field.
A Leadership Council includes those who work within the faith and violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC) fields and represent different perspectives, experiences, constituencies, and geographical diversity. The Leadership Council provides guidance on the strategic direction, projects and programmes of the Hub. Leadership Council members serve in their individual capacity and we are grateful for their time and commitment to providing guidance and recommendations to the Hub and our planned activities.


GBV Hub Leadership Council:

Prabu Deepan, Tearfund Rafael Cazarin, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 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.


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