Dear GBV hub members,
We hope that during the turbulent time we find ourselves, you and your families are safe and well.
We are emailing to share with you a proposed change to the GBV Hub. After 5 years since its inception, building on the momentum and achievements of its members, and as recommended in the research agenda-setting report from 2019, the GBV Hub leadership now seeks to bring its research on faith and GBV into mainstream work.
It is proposed that the JLI and the SVRI combine efforts in a new iteration of the current Faith and GBV Hub by establishing a secretariat at SVRI for a joint evidence and knowledge platform (hub). The SVRI is ideally placed to host the Secretariat in order to promote, support, and strengthen research collaborations on religion, faith and GBV with an emphasis in LMICs, led by researchers in LMICs.
The secretariat will help mainstream our faith-focused GBV research into a wider network and will also broaden and deepen the work of the SVRI membership focus on faith and GBV. A joint SVRI/JLI GBV Hub complements these respective networks by centering the work at SVRI as the leading institution advancing research on GBV, while JLI represents an established and growing network of faith-based, religious, and secular organizations who wish to collaboratively build evidence to improve practice and scale, as well as influence and inform policy.
We are excited about what this opportunity with SVRI could bring to the members of the Hub and to the GBV field.
There will be an interim leadership council to help the transition period and guide the strategic direction of the Faith and GBV Hub. Further on, we will be inviting you, as Hub members, to apply to be a part of the new leadership council of the Hub. Details of this will be sent out in due course.
We look forward to you joining us in this next step.
GBV Hub Co-chairs and Secretariat