Report Launch ahead of the Generation Equality Forum and the High Level Political Forum

 

Opening remarks, Khushwant Singh, Head of Secretariat, PaRD

Launching new report, Dr. Nora Khalaf-Elledge, Post-Doc Fellow, Joint Learning Initiative :  Looking Back to Look Forward: The Role of Religious Actors since the Beijing Declaration

Panel

  • Zainah Anwar, Executive Director, Musawah
  • Karin Ericsson, Programme Specialist Gender Equality, Sida
  • Umyra Ahmad, Advancing Universal Rights and Justice Coordinator, AWID
  • Dr. Nontando Hadebe, International Coordinator, Side by Side

Moderator: Shahin Ashraf MBE, Head of Global Advocacy, Islamic Relief Worldwide

Report co-published by ACT Alliance, Act Church of Sweden, Side by Side, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith Communities, SVRI, Goldsmiths and PaRD.

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GBV AoR Community of Practice with JLI/SVRI Faith & GBV Hub, the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at University of Birmingham and EQUISTY Gender Lab held a webinar on June 3, 2021, to explore and exchange information with GBV practitioners on how to better understand how religion, faith, and spirituality can shape GBV survivors’ resilience, recovery, wellbeing and vulnerability.

This webinar provided a platform for learning exchange and examined the involvement of faith concerns in GBV service provision and made suggestions for how the humanitarian sector might respond. Speakers discussed the impact of religion on GBV survivor’s experiences and discussed interventions that might inform future GBV policy and practice to support survivors in humanitarian and forced migration contexts.

The JLI /SVRI Faith and GBV Hub Leadership Council is made up of members that 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 of the Faith and GBV Hub, its projects and programmes, to ensure that through this Hub, the JLI and SVRI continues to advance research on faith responses for the prevention and response to VAW and VAC in low and middle-income countries.

We are delighted to introduce you to the Hub’s first Leadership Council, established in 2021. 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.

Join the JLI/SVRI Faith and GBV Hub

 

Leadership Council Members

Zanele Maphosa- Makombe

@Zamakombe

Zanele Maphosa-Makombe is the Programme & SRHR Advisor at ACT Ubumbano. She is a social justice activist with over 18 years progressive experience in supporting adolescent and youth programmes, sexual and reproductive health, and rights (SRHR), gender, & HIV/AIDS programme development, knowledge management, monitoring evaluation, accountability, and learning.

Ms Makombe has led and supported girls SRHR programmes with an aim to access information and services. She has worked in a regional programme on Sexual Violence against Girls in School with an aim of ending violence against children.  She has worked with development sector partners, faith organisations, networks, young people living with HIV and AIDS, funding partners, activists, and marginalised communities in the coalface of injustice.  She has previously held the following roles:

  • Technical Advisor, with GIZ which is a German development organisation that supports the Implementation of the Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in ESA.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator at Save the Children International, for their Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office.
  • Learning and Knowledge Manager at Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund
  • Research and Assessment Co-ordinator at GOLDpe Education

She is currently working on gender justice initiatives within the faith communities. Gender justice within faith communities working on power and patriarchy. Focus has been on interrogating sacred scriptures looking at fields of social justice, dignity, and humanity for all.

Zanele, holds Masters and Honours Degrees in Development studies both obtained from the University of Western Cape. She also has a BSc in Family and Consumer Studies from Solusi University.  She is an Advisory Board member of the Ujamaa Centre for Biblical and Theological Community Development and Research which is housed in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She also serves in the board of Hope Centre for Children, Girls and Women in Tanzania.

 

Dr. S.N. Nyeck

Dr. S.N. Nyeck brings to the Leadership Council experience in transnational and transcultural research and advocacy. She is a scholar of the political economy of development, governance and public procurement reform with an interest on social justice and gender responsive schemes; queer ethics and politics in comparative perspectives. Her publications include Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory and Citizenship co-edited with Marc Epprecht (McGill-Queens’ University Press, 2013); Public Procurement and Governance Reform in Africa (Palgrave, 2016); Routledge Handbook of Queer Africa Studies (2019) and Queer African(a) Presence: Ethics and Politics of Negotiation (Palgrave-Macmillan) is expected in 2021. Dr. Nyeck is the book review Editor of the Journal of Africana Religions and is currently completing a Doctorate Degree in Practical Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary to expand her research and advocacy to issues related to ethics, intercultural and ecumenical inclusive epistemologies and practices.

 

Rafael Cazarin

Rafael Cazarin (PhD) is a sociologist with a background in ethnographic research and applied sociology. He was academically trained in Portugal and Spain and has been appointed visiting scholar at multiple research centers such as the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of Oxford, and Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis. Throughout these years, he also engaged in applied research with governmental and civil society organizations in Portugal, Brazil, South Africa, Togo, and the Congo (DRC). Since 2019, Rafael holds the Juan de la Cierva Research Fellowship granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science and is based at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In his work, Rafael aims to contribute with evidence for SGBV prevention policy making in the field of gender justice through research on transformative practices in religious contexts.

 

Sandra Pertek

Sandra Iman Pertek is gender practitioner with over 10 years of experience in international development. She is currently a SEREDA Doctoral Researcher at the University of Birmingham. Her research explores the intersection of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and religion in forced migration. She has been working on several research projects, currently leading a project “Untold Stories: Voices of Forced Migrants and Survivors of Modern Slavery on the Mediterranean”, and previously the Forced Migration, SGBV and COVID-19 study. She consulted governmental and non-governmental organizations including Home Office UK, GIZ and Islamic Development Bank, and previously served as Senior Policy Adviser on Gender at Islamic Relief Worldwide, where she spearheaded a gender mainstreaming strategy, authoring its Gender Justice Policy and integrating gender into international programmes with faith sensitive approaches. She serves in the UN Women Roster – Eliminating Violence Against Women Spotlight Initiatives, and used to serve as a Chair and Board Member at the European Forum of Muslim Women in Brussels. She is a founder of a social interest consultancy – EQUISTY and a grassroots women’s organisation – Women of Faith – in London. She holds an MSc in Social Development Practice from University College London and a BA in European Studies from the University of Warsaw.

 

Prabu Deepan

Prabu Deepan is the head of Tearfund’s global Thematic Support Team, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is the architect of Tearfund’s evidence-based Transforming Masculinities intervention, a faith-based approach on gender equality, and positive masculinities which is being implemented in 12 countries, including adaptations focusing on family planning.

 

Elisabet le Roux

Dr Elisabet le Roux is Research Director of the Unit for Religion and Development Research at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She has over the past twelve years secured funding and delivered a range of evaluation and formative research projects in 22 countries across four continents, with a particular focus on gender equality, gender-based violence, women’s participation, and a critical lens on the important roles of religion and culture.

 

Kirsten Laursen Muth

Kirsten is JLI’s Chief Executive Officer. Kirsten’s previous positions include Special Advisor for Leadership Development and Senior Director for International Programs at Episcopal Relief & Development; Deputy Director of Programs at Church World Service; and Deputy Director of Training and Communication Education at Helen Keller International. She has collaborated with multiple UN agencies and has worked with government, non-profit, education, and faith organizations in more than 40 countries. Kirsten holds a Bachelor of Science, Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has also studied textile design at Parson’s School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, and design fabrics. She and her spouse, Mike, live in upstate New York in an antique house with three pets and numerous wild visitors.

 

Elizabeth Dartnall

Liz is SVRIs first Executive Director. A health specialist with over 20 years’ research and policy-making experience on health systems, mental health, violence against women and children, Liz has worked in several countries, in both government and research positions. Liz has a deep understanding of the policy process and use of research to inform policy and practice. For example, in South Africa, Liz worked for the Department of Health at both provincial and national levels in epidemiology and health information systems. In Australia she worked in mental health for the Western Australian state government. Since 2006, Liz has managed the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), and recently with support of multiple partners, launched SVRI as an independent NGO. With more than 7400 members, the SVRI is one of the largest networks in the field of research on violence against women and violence against children. The SVRI produces leading publications and materials; strengthens research capacity, provides research grants and technical assistance for research on violence against women in low and middle income countries; and hosts the key global biannual event in the field – the SVRI Forum. Liz is committed to research and policy-making that is feminist, ethical, equitable and partnership based. Further, through the SVRI and our partners we are reversing the global imbalance in research capacity and resources to ensure research on violence against women in low and middle income countries is led by researchers in low and middle income countries and knowledge production is driven by research priorities and needs of low and middle income countries.

 

Secretariat

Morma Moremi

Morma is a Social Worker by training and holds a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Johannesburg. She worked as a social worker for the Department of Social Development and as an intern social worker at Non-Government Organisations such as Johannesburg Parent and Child Counselling Centre and Theodorah Ndaba Victim Support Centre. Her research interests include gender studies, and the prevention of Gender Based Violence in rural South Africa.

 

Lizle Loots

Lizle has over 12 years’ experience in the development sector working on violence against women and girls. She has been on the SVRI Forum organising committee since 2009. Lizle has research experience on violence against women and children in the justice sector under the South African Medical Research Council, and has led research studies in South Sudan and Myanmar. She has extensive experience in supporting research and capacity building activities internationally, supporting regional exchange and learning, as well as grant-making for improved adolescent and youth SRHR services. She holds two Psychology degrees and a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

To celebrate the launch of the new iteration of the joint JLI/SVRI Faith & Gender Based Violence (GBV) Hub this month, we sat down with Kirsten Laursen Muth from JLI, as well as Lizle Loots (Partnerships and Forums Officer) and Morma Moremi (Administration & Knowledge Manager) from SVRI to ask them more about the SVRI/JLI Faith & GBV Hub.

 

Q: This is the first time JLI is moving one of its Hubs beyond the JLI structure? What inspired JLI to take this step now?

Kirsten: JLI has been enormously successful at building a very vibrant network of members. But what remains to be done is to really engage with more secular actors. JLI is at an important point where it is incumbent on us to reach beyond our existing network and build greater collaboration with more secular and broad-based networks of people. There remains a strong secular bias against the role of faith, especially as concerns gender equality, so we have a real opportunity now to mainstream the issue of the faith and faith impact and influence in ending GBV in a wider conversation.

This new iteration of the GBV Hub will create platforms for our own members to engage with a wider range of research and perspectives, to have some direct interface with other positions, and to speak into that space. And, hopefully, to build some new research collaborations and connections.

Q: Will the SVRI/JLI Faith & GBV Hub be a continuation of the JLI GBV Hub or a turning point? What changes can current Hub members expect?

Lizle & Morma: It’s a bit of both. We will definitely continue to build on the great work of the JLI GBV Hub, which we have been a part of since 2014. But this is also a turning point. Situating the GBV Hub within SVRI will really mainstream Faith and GBV in the broader GBV sector. We want to make the Hub work more for researchers on faith and GBV.

There will also be some changes: we are building systems and structures for the Hub; developing a strategy for the Hub in consultation with faith leaders and practitioners to make sure the Hub advances the field; and we are launching a Leadership Council for the Faith and GBV Hub, to help provide guidance and strategic direction to the Hub. We’ll also be launching a new website in 2021!

Kirsten: We’ve intentionally not set an agenda for the Hub. We’ve all agreed that this Hub will be led by a Leadership Council, currently being identified, to guide the Hub and set the agenda. Some things will remain;  the same: JLI will still support with knowledge management and promote the work of the Hub through the networks we’re active in. But the Hub will now enjoy different points of engagement with the wider research world, through SVRI. We will ask deeper research questions to advance the work of the Hub done to date and address some of the research gaps the Hub has identified. and will identity.

Q: How will this vision centre the faith and GBV agenda in mainstream discourse?

Lizle & Morma: Our approach is unique. We will include members of the Faith & GBV Hub into our broader SVRI membership. This will be an important step in bringing together thinkers from the two fields. SVRI has a large and diverse membership of over 7000 members working in research, policy, funding, activism and more.

We send out a weekly update to all our members with all news and resources related to the GBV field, and we always try to include faith resources too – through this, we can ensure faith and GBV discourses reach a broader audience.

We also host the SVRI Forum, our biennial conference, one of the leading conferences on violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC) and other forms of violence driven by gender inequality, where we’ve been working to integrate conversations on faith in broader discussions on prevention, response, methodology ethics etc.

Q: The JLI/SVRI Faith & GBV Hub talks about wanting to advance local research capacity. How do you plan to make that happen?

Lizle & Morma: The SVRI sees itself as one of the leading institutions in the violence against women and children fields for strengthening the capacity of researchers based in LMIC. We do this in a number of ways e.g. our capacity strengthening workshops/training – in 2020 we did this through a series of workshops on research methods, developing a theory of change, ethics and safety, vicarious trauma, research uptake etc with our current grantees. We are looking to develop an online research programme to reach more researchers working in resource-poor and LMIC in 2021/2022.

The SVRI Forum is another way that we support researchers in LMIC. Our biennial Forum’s core business is sharing knowledge, learning and advancing research on VAW, VAC in LMIC. We actively fund raise for bursaries for researchers from LMICs to participate at the Forum each year and run a Young Professionals Programme where young researchers are mentored in presentation development and active engagement in international conferences. They also have the opportunity along with bursary participants to take part in our pre-conference capacity strengthening workshops.

Join the new JLI/SVRI Faith and GBV Hub, click here.

 

Watch the online launch of the JLI/SVRI Faith & GBV Hub here.

Dear GBV hub members,

We hope that during the turbulent time we find ourselves, you and your families are safe and well.

We are emailing to share with you a proposed change to the GBV Hub. After 5 years since its inception, building on the momentum and achievements of its members, and as recommended in the research agenda-setting report from 2019,  the GBV Hub leadership now seeks to bring its research on faith and GBV into mainstream work.

It is proposed that the JLI and the SVRI combine 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.

The secretariat will help mainstream our faith-focused GBV research into a wider network and will also broaden and deepen the work of the SVRI membership focus on faith and GBV.  A joint SVRI/JLI GBV Hub complements these respective networks by centering the work at SVRI as the leading institution advancing research on GBV, while JLI represents an established and growing network of faith-based, religious, and secular organizations who wish to collaboratively build evidence to improve practice and scale, as well as influence and inform policy.

We are excited about what this opportunity with SVRI could bring to the members of the Hub and to the GBV field.

Please go to the sign up website through this link if you wish to be part of the hub in its new form! 

There will be an interim leadership council to help the transition period and guide the strategic direction of the Faith and GBV Hub. Further on, we will be inviting you, as Hub members, to apply to be a part of the new leadership council of the Hub. Details of this will be sent out in due course.

We look forward to you joining us in this next step.

Warm regards,

GBV Hub Co-chairs and Secretariat

*To translate this text to another language use the drop down at the top right*: Français, español, Português, عربي

 

A Statement from the Staff:  

It’s in our name! We stand for joint learning, understanding faith-based approaches, and local communities. JLI works with people around the world to learn about and share information (positive and negative) on the impact of faith groups in local communities and to support local leadership for positive change. True solidarity with local leaders requires us to be actively anti-racist and to operate in ways that affirm the need for equity and justice. The admirable aim to localize humanitarian and development work is defeated because we continuously fail to cede power to local partners. We support our staff members who are participating in the #BlackLivesMatter movement and assert that the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and all black women, men, girls, and boys, whose lives have been cut short through racism, matter.

Racial justice and decolonizing development are among the topics we reflect on and study in our work.  But now, joining the growing response to the injustice of systemic racism so painfully demonstrated, we commit to re-examining our way of working, to be explicit about the changes we aspire to make, and to holding ourselves to account. Acknowledging that we are participants, not observers, in oppressive systems, we want to do our part to end systemic racism in the US and elsewhere, and to dismantle discriminatory power structures in the humanitarian and development systems in which we operate.

We are based in the US with collaborators around the world. We recognize that our geographic location, backgrounds, networks, language, and a host of other material and immaterial advantages give us the extraordinary privilege and opportunity to support and effect change. In 2017, at the convening of the conference “Localizing Response to Humanitarian Need: The Role of Religious and Faith-Based Actors,” local faith actors shared their experiences of discrimination and exclusion by international actors, frequently white people with decision-making power. At the end of the conference, participants committed to using our privilege to support local and national faith actors by:

  • Sharing and amplifying the evidence of local faith actor contributions to humanitarian response,
  • Building mutual understanding and relationships between international actors and local faith actors,
  • Educating others on the role of local faith actors and advocating for their inclusion.

We affirm now to our national and local partners that we remain committed to these goals, and to strengthen the evidence base in which they are grounded, while also recognizing that there is even more that we can do to achieve them and work in solidarity. We seek to support and amplify the positions of local actors and believe that shifting power to local actors can reverse this course.

We are committed, above all else, to the local leadership of humanitarian and development systems, and to supporting the agency of national and local faith and non-faith actors. As a small staff team we commit to intensifying our ongoing efforts, to make these changes internally, and to hold ourselves to annual account to these standards and aspirations:

  • Advance the evidence-based case to our international humanitarian and development partners for their recognition and inclusion of the agency and leadership of local actors.
  • Counter discriminatory attitudes and practices from international faith and non-faith actors by speaking out when we witness it.
  • Allocate funding specifically for academics and actors from the Global South in all future budgets. Partner with scholars and consultants from the countries where research is taking place through the entirety of the research process from inception to conclusion.
  • Neither convene nor participate in discussions without diverse speakers.
  • Raise up the voices of black researchers, religious leaders, and humanitarian and development practitioners.
  • Ensure that published reports and bibliographies cite an inclusive and diverse representation of scholars.
  • Support further diversification and inclusivity of the JLI Board, Learning Hubs, and research partnerships.
  • Hold regular conversations among the staff team for a review of progress against these commitments, and for critique and questioning.
  • Speak up individually within our circles of professional and personal influence.
  • Encourage all our member organizations and institutions to speak out and make commitments on the topic of racism, decolonization, and full commitment to full localization in the humanitarian and development sectors.

There is no peace without justice. We stand in solidarity with people who are suffering from racial discrimination and commit to working together for a just, peaceful world.

Signed by the JLI Staff, 19 June 2020, (in recognition of Juneteenth in the United States)

Kirsten Laursen Muth, Jean Duff, Olivia Wilkinson, Rima Alshawkani, and Stacy Nam.

 

Here are some selected resources that we’ve recently found to be helpful:

Statements from JLI affiliates (please email us to add your statement):

https://irusa.org/in-solidarity/

https://www.worldvision.org/president-statement-racial-injustice

https://adra.org/denouncingracialinequality

https://ajws.org/press-releases/statement-robert-bank-george-floyd-institutional-racism-in-us/

https://corusinternational.org/blog/2020/corus-international-condemns-racism

https://mediacentre.christianaid.org.uk/christian-aid-statement-on-black-lives-matter/

https://www.tearfundusa.org/blog/our-commitment-to-racial-justice

The Board and staff of JLI are pleased to announce the appointment of Kirsten Laursen Muth as Chief Executive Officer of JLI. We know you will join us in a warm welcome when Kirsten takes office on June 15, 2020. Kirsten has worked with many of our members and looks forward to getting to know and work with all of them.Kirsten L Muth- New JLI CEO

With more than 30 years of international development experience, much of which has been within faith contexts, Kirsten brings a unique set of skills, perspectives, and relationships to lead JLI into the future. Building on what we have already accomplished, under her leadership we hope to hone our strategic direction, grow and develop our organization, strengthen our partnerships, and build new relationships.

Kirsten’s previous positions include: Special Advisor for Leadership Development and Senior Director for International Programs at Episcopal Relief & Development; Deputy Director of Programs at Church World Service; and Deputy Director of Training and Communication Education at Helen Keller International. She has collaborated with multiple UN agencies and has worked with government, non-profit, education, and faith organizations in more than 40 countries. Kirsten holds a Bachelor of Science, Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has also studied textile design at Parson’s School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, and design fabrics. She and her spouse, Mike, live in upstate New York in an antique house with three pets and numerous wild visitors.

Kirsten succeeds Jean Duff, JLI’s founding President, who will continue to serve as Senior Advisor to facilitate a smooth transition for Kirsten and to provide support on specific projects as required.

We are most grateful for the hard work of the CEO Search Committee, chaired by Rick Santos, and for the unanimous endorsement by the JLI Board of its recommendation to appoint Kirsten as CEO.

We are looking forward to beginning this new phase of JLI’s work under Kirsten’s leadership.

 

Rick Santos and Jean Duff

JLI Board Chair and JLI President

In 2019, JLI learning hubs held a number of webinars which sparked conversation, collaborations, and partnerships.

Faith Based Climate Program Webinar #1

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: April 2019

Faith Based Climate Program Webinar #2 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: May 2019

Faith Based Climate Program Webinar #3 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: June 2019

Faith Based Climate Program Webinar #4 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: July 2019

 

JLI Gender Based Violence: Religion, Gender, and GBV Research Agenda Webinar

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, PaRD SDG 5 Work-stream, & KAICIID

Published: May 2019

Gender Based Violence: Gender Justice Webinar 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities &  KAICIID

Published: June 2019

Feminism, Religion, and Intereligious Dialogue Webinar 

Organizations: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities & KAICIID

Published: October 2019

 

Engaging Local Faith Actors in Urban Response Webinar 

Organizations: ALNAP, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, Soka Gakkai International, World Vision Mexico, & UCL University College London

Published: May 2019

 

The State of Evidence in Religion and Development Research Webinar

Organizations: Accord Network & Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: September 2019

 

Together for the Goals-Religious Actors’ Role in Sustaining Peace: SDG 16 Webinar 

Organizations: UKAid (DFID), Global Affairs Canada, KAICIID, Arigatou International, Catholic Relief Services, Danmission, The Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, World Vision International and Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: July 2019

 

Ending Violence Against Children Scoping Study Launch Webinar 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: September 2019

 

El webinar de presentación del estudio exploratorio de JLI sobre violencia contra la niñez

 

Anti-Trafficking & Modern Slavery Faith and Freedom Scoping Study Launch Webinar 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: December 2019

 

Humanitarian assistance ‘doing no hard though need not creed’?

Organization: CREID

Published: November 2019

Dr Olivia Wilknison’s Presentation begins at 10:00 minutes into the video.

See all webinars on JLI’s Youtube account

In 2019, JLI Learning Hubs published a number of publications through many joint collaborations and knowledge partnerships. 

The Role of Local Faith Actors in Implementing The Global Compact of Refugees Seminar in Amman, Jordan

Organizations: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization, World Vision, and the UN Interagency Task Force on Religion and Development

Published: February 2019 

Opinion: Faith Organizations are Key in Global Refugee Response

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: April 2019

Faith and Positive Change for Children Initiative*

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities & UNICEF

Published: August 2019 

*multiple publications including draft Theory of Change and country case studies

Faith and Freedom: The Role of Local Faith Actors in Anti-Modern Slavery & Human trafficking Scoping Study 

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: October 2019

 

Ending Violence Against Children Hub & Three-Part Scoping Study – Faith Actors’ Involvement in prevention, elimination, and perpetuation of violence against children  

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published:  June 2019

 

Local Humanitarian Leadership Seminar in Beirut – The Role of Local Faith Actors in Implementing the Global Compact on Refugees

Published: June 2019 

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

 

Accord Research Alliance webinar: State of the Evidence

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, Dr Olivia Wilkinson 

Published: June 2019

 

The Accord Research Alliance Podcast – The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities 

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: July 2019

 

The Triple Nexus, Localization, and Local Faith Actors: The intersections between faith, humanitarian response, development, and peaceLiterature Review and Primary Research 

Organization: DanChurchAid

Published: October 2019

 

As the Knowledge Partner for the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD), JLI support the three work-streams with evidence building work.

Partnering with Local Faith Actors to Support Peaceful and Inclusive Societies

Organizations: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities & PaRD SDG 16 work-stream

Published: July 2019

Recommendations for a Strategic Agenda Draft

Organizations: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities & PaRD SDG 5 work-stream

Published: June 2019

Faith Actor Partnerships in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities & PaRD SDG 3 work-stream

Published: December 2019