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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

Project dldl/ድልድል releases policy brief on the potential of religious teachings and clerics in intimate partner violence responses

On the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, our team has released a new policy brief to share our lessons working with religious teachings and clerics in Ethiopia, which we hope can serve as a reference point and guidance for organisations and practitioners who work on responding to intimate partner violence IPV in faith communities.

You may access it here.

In line with the aims of project dldl/ድልድል, the policy brief seeks to promote a better contextualisation of IPV responses in religio-cultural worldviews and value systems and to leverage the informal role that religious teachers and clerics often already play in mediating domestic violence situations. The policy brief acknowledges that the effects of religious beliefs and actors can be negative, positive or neutral, depending on context, which requires community-grounded engagement to understand these dynamics and identify opportunities for effective responses.

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.