Ending Violence Against Children Hub Scoping Study on Faith Actors’ Involvement, Prevention, Elimination, and Perpetuation of Ending Violence Against Children Launch Webinar

The webinar was co-hosted by the PaRD SDG 16 work-stream

Speakers:

Introduction to Faith and Ending Violence Against Children Hub

  • Robyn Hagan, World Vision International JLI EVAC Hub Co-Chair

Scoping Study Researchers:

  • Carola Eyber, Queen Margaret University and JLI EVAC Academic Co-Chair
  • Selina Palm, Stellenbosch University

Resources

Brief 1: A Mixed Blessing: Roles of faith communities in ending violence against children

A Mixed Blessing: Roles of faith communities in ending violence against children

Brief 2: Why faith? Engaging faith mechanisms to end violence against children

Why faith? Engaging faith mechanisms to end violence against children

Q&A and Discussion

  • JLI Researchers discussed the FGM was not included as that was in the remit of the GBV Hub Scoping see here for those studies
  • Discussion included questions on what’s in it for Faith Leaders to open this so-called ‘can of worms’. This is important in a collectivist society like India, where many such issues are hushed up rather than openly discussed? Working with communities to look at harmful practices and find alternatives together.
  • Need for more research with LGBT children/youth experiencing bullying, violence, sexual violence and suicide
  • See the full Scoping Study above for resources on “unlearning” violence (ie support to parents, training for teachers, etc.) religious beliefs and cultural beliefs and norms and scripture & corporal punishment
  • Hub resources on faith and ending violence against children are here

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