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Project dldl/ድልድል Principal Investigator collaborates with UK- and Ethiopia-based filmmakers to produce multilingual docudrama on domestic violence in Ethiopia


Background and objectives of the film As part of project’s dldl/ድልድል impact pathways, the project’s Principal Investigator (PI), Dr Romina Istratii, has established a new collaboration with the UK-based company Exile Pictures Ltd. to produce a multilingual docudrama on domestic violence in Ethiopia that seeks to raise awareness and to motivate positive responses to the […]

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Programme summary and evaluation report published: Training Ethiopian Orthodox clergy to respond to domestic violence in Ethiopia


The final report on the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo clergy training programme on domestic violence delivered collaboratively by project dldl/ድልድል and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOTC DICAC) is now available on the website of project dldl/ድልድል under ‘Research Outputs.’ Download the PDF The programme was delivered by Project dldl/ድልድል with the support of EOTC […]

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Project dldl/ድልድል and EOTC DICAC held an all-Amharic interfaith meeting on domestic violence with religious leaders in Ethiopia


On Friday 17 June, project dldl/ድልድል and partner EOTC DICAC held an interfaith meeting on domestic violence in Debre Birhan, Amhara region, involving clergy, pastors and religious teachers from Ethiopia’s diverse religious groups. Participants included a Muslim Sufi Sheikh, priests from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and pastors from the Kalehiwot Church, the Mekane Yesus Church […]

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Project dldl/ድልድል completes week-long ‘refresher’ trainings on domestic violence with 155 clergy previously trained in Amhara region, Ethiopia


On Friday, 1st of April, project dldl/ድልድል completed week-long ‘refresher’ trainings on domestic violence with 155 clergy previously trained by the project team in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia. The pilot training series on domestic violence with Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo clergy was co-delivered with the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOC DICAC), a […]

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Project dldl/ድልድል Launches New Podcast Series on Domestic Violence in Ethiopia


Project dldl/ድልድል aims to bridge the disciplines and sectors of religious studies, gender & development and public health to respond to domestic violence in religious communities in a more integrated manner. We are especially interested in understanding how religio-cultural parameters influence the experience of domestic violence and how theology and the clergy in particular can […]

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Dr Romina Istratii’s study on conjugal violence in Tigray is now available open access


SOAS University of London has made accessible open access Dr Romina Istratii’s PhD thesis titled: Gender and development through local epistemologies : understanding conjugal violence among orthodox Tawahedo Christians in northern Ethiopia and implications for changing attitudes and norms within local worldviews. The thesis presents a study of conjugal abuse from the Ethiopian Orthodox Täwahәdo […]

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Project dldl/ድልድል becomes a member of the Faith and Violence against Women and Girls (Faith and VAWG) Coalition


Author: Project dldl/ድልድል On 10 December 2021, the Faith and VAWG Coalition welcomed project dldl/ድልድል as a formal member. The Faith and VAWG Coalition is a partnership of organisations led by Standing Together based in the UK. Other involved organisations include Restored, Respect, Muslim Youth Helpline, Jewish Women’s Aid, Forward UK, Latin American Women’s Rights […]

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Project dldl/ድልድል completes one year of activities and receives congratulatory letter from Orthodoxy Cognate Page


Author: Project dldl/ድልድል On 1 November 2021 project dldl/ድልድል completed its first year of work. The project team celebrated the learning, progress and milestones achieved in 2020-2021 by means of an anniversary virtual meeting that included project partners, co-investigators, staff, advisers and external guests and supporters. In general, there was agreement on the success of […]

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Project dldl/ድልድል has trained 156 Ethiopian Orthodox Täwahәdo clergy in Amhara region of Ethiopia


Author: Project dldl/ድልድል Project dldl/ድልድል, led by Dr Romina Istratii from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has now trained 156 members of the clergy of the Ethiopian Orthodox Täwahәdo Church (EOTC) in collaboration with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC), who is a formal partner to the project. The workshops are part of […]

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