Introducing the Hub
The Joint Learning Initiative (JLI) and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) have a long-standing relationship, and have combined efforts in a new iteration of the current JLI GBV Hub, originally established in 2014 - the JLI/SVRI Faith and GBV Hub. The secretariat of this hub has moved to the SVRI for a joint evidence and knowledge platform focusing on faith and GBV.
The JLI Faith and GBV Hub was launched in 2014 under the JLI, an international collaboration on evidence for faith groups’ role and contributions to local community health and wellbeing and ending poverty. 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. Since 2014, the GBV Hub has produced a number of research outputs, which can be accessed here.
Goals and objectives
The goal of the Faith and GBV Hub is to advance the evidence base and capacity for research on faith and gender-based violence. The Hub provides an opportunity for advocacy through a platform to share research findings and strengthen the capacity of those in the field of Faith and GBV.
- Strengthen evidence for practice to improve faith-based practice to prevent GBV.
- Advance local research capacity by supporting researchers from low and middle-income countries (LMICs) to lead research on faith, faith-based approaches and GBV in LMICs and to share findings with those in power who can use it.
- Influence policy and practice in both the faith and non-faith sectors to increase and improve collaborations between the two for scale and effectiveness in preventing GBV.
- Maximize the use of research for policy and practice to raise awareness with donors and decision-makers to increase support for research on faith and GBV and innovation led by teams in LMICs.
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. More information on the Leadership Council will follow soon!
Become a member of the JLI/SVRI Faith and GBV Hub!
To receive the weekly SVRI Update which contains integrated faith resources, join the SVRI listserv here. Ensure that you opt in for the JLI/SVRI Faith and GBV Hub in the subscription form to also receive occasional resources focused on faith and GBV.
Role of Religious Actors in Gender Equality since the Beijing Declaration