Series 2 Episode 5: Engaging religious and spiritual leaders in addressing violence against women

Faith and spiritual leaders are often deeply trusted and hugely influential people in the heart of their communities. In this episode, we consider the role religious leaders can play in ending violence against women and violence against children.

Co-hosts, Elizabeth Dartnall, Executive Director, SVRI, and Angelica Pino, Grants Manager and Capacity Strengthening Specialist, SVRI speak to guests Dr Rafael Cazarin, Department of Sociology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Ghida Anani, Founder & Director at ABAAD, Resource Centre for Gender Equality, and Dr Sandra Pertek, Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology at the University of Birmingham, together they discuss how religious beliefs may contribute to violence, how the patriarchal nature of religious institutions can both condone and drive violence against women, as well as the healing role faith can play in the lives of survivors. They also discuss what needs to be done going forward to decolonise knowledge in this field. 

Listen here: https://anchor.fm/svri/episodes/S2E5-Engaging-religious-and-spiritual-le...