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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 Service and other initiatives. The Coalition seeks to build bridges between faith stakeholders and service providers in the VAWG sector to better serve victims and survivors of domestic violence in faith communities.

One of the main objectives of project dldl/ድልድል is to promote more integrated approaches to domestic violence by building understanding, knowledge exchange and collaboration across religious and secular sectors and stakeholders in the countries it works, which include the UK. Project dldl/ድልድል is conscious to avoid duplication and to leverage on initiatives and infrastructures that exist, to learn from those and to strengthen them by adding unique value through evidence-sharing and creative collaborations.

How do we work?

Courtesy of: Dr Romina Istratii; first presented at MIDEX Workshop Series on Ethical and Innovative Research in Migration Studies, 2021

Read more about the project’s objectives and specific impact strategies.

The membership in the Faith and VAWG Coalition will help to promote these objectives by providing an active platform for evidence-sharing and collaboration with other participating organisations with considerable experience working in the UK. It will facilitate the project’s aim to reverse the historical knowledge transfer from western industrialised societies to non-western low- and middle-income countries in international development and public health, two sectors that address domestic violence. Experiences from Ethiopia and Eritrea will be shared with counterparts in the UK, not only facilitating mutual learning, but also informing how the UK domestic and faith sector respond to domestic violence in migrant and ethnic minority communities.

Read more about the decolonial motivations and approach of project dldl/ድልድል and why this is necessary.