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The choice between being a real man, a loving partner and a respected head of the family: a study on masculinity, religiosity and IPV in Zambia

18.08.2022

Author: Benjamin Kalkum Introduction Work with religious and traditional actors (RTA) on issues of gender and gender-based violence (GBV) has received heightened attention in recent years, perhaps best signified in a paper published by UN Women entitled: ‘Learning from practice: Engaging faith-based and traditional actors in preventing violence against women and girls’. Nonetheless, most of […]

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Exploring African Conservative Clergy and Service Providers’ Experiences of Supporting African Christian Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence in England: A Clergy Perspective

15.02.2022

Authored by: Pamela Aben Shelley In this blog post, I would like to share some clergy perspectives on intimate partner violence as these emerge from my research for my PhD thesis in Public Health and Health Promotion at Brunel University London. I focus on the experiences of conservative African clergy supporting African Christian women survivors […]

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: Domestic Violence, Faith, and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

05.12.2021

Author: Dr Romina Istratii, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at SOAS University of London and Principal Investigator of project dldl/ድልድል As the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign takes off, it is an opportune time to revisit the role of faith and theology in addressing domestic violence. The relationship between faith/spirituality and domestic violence […]

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Exploring ‘cultural sensitivity’ among frontline workers addressing violence against women in Lewiston, Maine

26.04.2021

Author: Hannah McKenzie 2020–2021 Community-Engaged Honors Thesis in Anthropology, Bates College “It’s time for us to consider what does it actually mean to have equitable work for our survivors who are Black and Brown?” Fatuma Hussein, Executive Director of the Immigrant Resource Center of Maine For this blog post, I will share a short reflection […]

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The necessity for a decolonial approach to researching and addressing domestic violence in diverse religio-cultural contexts

26.04.2021

Author: Dr Romina Istratii, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at SOAS University of London and Principal Investigator of project dldl/ድልድል Within international development practice most directly preoccupied with domestic violence in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), intimate partner violence (IPV) has been frequently under-theorised, or theorised on the basis of a single aetiology or in relation […]

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