The JLI/SVRI Faith and GBV Hub is a platform for faith actors and others to engage with a wider range of research and perspectives, and to build new research collaborations and connections.
Who we are
The Joint Learning Initiative (JLI) on Faith & Local Communities 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 joint evidence and knowledge platform focusing on faith and GBV.
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 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 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.
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 ensure that through this Hub, the SVRI continues to advance research on faith responses for the prevention and response to VAW and VAC in low and middle-income countries. Meet our Leadership Council here.
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GBV AoR CoP: Exploring Faith and Spirituality with GBV response
The GBV AoR Community of Practice with JLI/SVRI Faith & GBV Hub, the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham and EQUISTY Gender Lab held a webinar 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.