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A website to achieve impact and knowledge exchange

The website aims to facilitate the impact strategy of the project by creating a dissemination and knowledge-exchange platform in order to bring together the different stakeholder groups of this project, and to promote cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary learning and the fostering of new collaborations.

The website publishes regular outputs from research, and from engagement and awareness-raising, and knowledge-exchange activities. It includes a dedicated resources page, which publishes resources intended for clergy, theologians and seminarians, and practitioners and researchers in the area of domestic violence. While many of these resources are specific to the project countries, others have wider relevance and can inform international approaches to the study and alleviation of domestic violence within religious communities.

The project seeks to publish in Amharic, Tigrigna and English, although resources are published first in the language that is most accessible to the communities and stakeholders those resources aim primarily to serve.

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Building Bridges

Project dldl/ድልድል held its first Annual Conference on 11-12 November 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on ‘Domestic Violence-Gender-Faith’

Project dldl/ድልድል held its first Annual Conference on 11-12 November 2022 in Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia with the option for UK speakers and audiences to join online. The Project dldl/ድልድል Annual Conference was co-organised with project partner EMIRTA/እምርታ Research, Training and Development Institute in Ethiopia.

The conference focused on the nexus ‘Domestic Violence – Gender – Faith’ and had three overall aims. The first aim was to promote a better integration of theological and religious perspectives in gender-sensitive work on domestic violence and abuse. The second aim was to facilitate a bridging of different theoretical frameworks and approaches to achieve a more integrated lens through which to appraise the issue of domestic violence and abuse and to identify appropriate responses by means of working collaboratively. The third aim of was to contribute to a diversification of knowledge production in the area of domestic violence and abuse and to achieve genuine knowledge sharing from the so-called Global South to the so-called Global North.

Over 60 physical participants attended during the two days of the annual conference. Many more watched online, with speakers joining from the UK, Egypt, Australia and other countries. Among the physical presentations and keynote speeches, 14 were by or included Ethiopian speakers and 13 presentations were given by international presenters from the UK and other countries who submitted pre-recorded presentations to be broadcast at the conference venue. Additionally, five workshops were delivered by international specialists from the UK, US, Kenya, Pakistan and Italy, four of whom attended physically. The conference programme also included a film screening that showcased effectively how spiritual, cultural and secular responses to mental health can come together to inform both attitudes and responses to mental health issues in a village community in Ghana.

The recordings of the conference and a post-conference report will be released soon. Please check this page again in coming weeks.

This project is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the Future Leaders Fellowship grant “Bridging religious studies, gender & development and public health to address domestic violence: A novel approach for Ethiopia, Eritrea and the UK” (Grant Ref: MR/T043350/1). It is also supported with funding awarded from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (Distinguished Scholars Award 2019).

In accordance with UKRI Open Access policy and the project’s commitment to decolonising access to knowledge, all results of the project are made publicly available resources. Contents are published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) International Public License. This licence allows you to remix, adapt and build upon your work non-commercially.

Your new work must acknowledge this project and must be non-commercial, but you do not have to license your derivative works on the same terms. Please attribute the work properly and fully, including author and date, followed by “Project dldl/ድልድል: Bridging religious studies, gender & development and public health to address domestic violence in religious communities funded by UK Research and Innovation.”

All content reflects the individual authors’ point of view and does not reflect that of UKRI or the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.