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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

Announcement: Project dldl/ድልድል meets its first milestone: 100+ EOTC clergy trained on domestic violence

We are pleased to share with you that project dldl/ድልድል in collaboration with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC) in Ethiopia has now trained about 110 clergy members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. This is an important milestone as we have completed half of the workshops we plan as part of one of the project’s main intervention components in Ethiopia.

The workshops were designed by Dr Romina Istratii on the basis of long-term anthropological research with EOTC clergy in Ethiopia and seek to improve their understanding of domestic violence in rural communities and help them to identify how religio-cultural discourses and norms can contribute to the problem, but also the need for theology-informed teaching to address some of the manifold contributing factors and the resourcefulness of spirituality in coping with and responding to intimate partner abuse. In addition to presenting on the ethnographic realities and communities’ own understandings of and attitudes towards domestic violence, the workshops include theological material to clarify Church teachings on marriage-related issues and domestic violence, safeguarding training and legal and referral information relevant to the participants. The workshops are delivered in Amharic and include reflection exercises, group activities and scenario and case studies to achieve a more interactive approach and to facilitate real-time learning.

For those interested to study or share this content, a summary can be found on our website under Resources>Clergy and Seminarians in English and Amharic.

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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.