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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.
Tidar (English title: Marriage, Tigrigna title: Hadar, Afaan Oromo title: Bultii) tells the story of Genet, an Ethiopian Orthodox believer who is experiencing domestic violence in her marriage. It presents her search for a moral and practical solution to her situation within the village community. It shows how the community responds to Genet’s predicament and how personal faith, religious mediation and theological teaching influence how she thinks through her situation.
The aim of the film is to raise awareness about the complex role that religion can have in situations of domestic violence in the Ethiopian Orthodox community, influencing both victim and perpetrator rationalisations and behaviour. The film is re-enacted by Amharic-speaking actors in Ethiopia, with subtitles being produced in Tigrigna, Afaan Oromo and English. The current trailer is the English international version.
The film was written by Dr Romina Istratii and produced by Hermon Hailay and Max Conil of Exile Pictures and Yidnekachew Shumete of Kurat Pictures.
Watch the film trailer here.
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.