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A website to achieve impact and knowledge exchange

The website aims to facilitate the impact strategy of the project by serving as a dissemination and knowledge-exchange platform that brings together the different stakeholder groups of this project to promote cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary learning and the fostering of new collaborations.

The website publishes regular outputs from research, community engagement, 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 in faith communities.

The project seeks to publish in Amharic 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

SPOTLIGHT: Project dldl/ድልድል launched new collaborative research engaging migrant communities, domestic violence providers and faith leaders in the UK

The project dldl/ድልድል UK-based team met in January 2023 to launch collaborative and cross-disciplinary research to explore faith-informed and culturally appropriate domestic violence services in the UK. Team members in attendance included Principal Investigator Dr Romina Istratii (SOAS), co-Investigator Professor Gene Feder (Bristol Medical School), co-Investigator Professor Parveen Ali (University of Sheffield), postdoctoral researcher Dr Linda Mshweshwe (SOAS) and project manager Ms Estela Papagianni (SOAS).

The research activities in the UK will explore from the experience and perspective of members of migrant and ethnic minority communities, domestic violence providers, and faith leaders the extent to which religious beliefs and faith-based resources are currently being integrated in domestic violence services that aim to be culturally appropriate or competent. The research will inform efforts to respond to religious and cultural diversity in the provision of domestic violence services in the UK and other multicultural societies.

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.