Webinar “Scaling Up Faith Leaders’ Engagement to Prevent and Respond to VAWG”

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An international collaboration on evidence for faith actors’ activities, contributions, and challenges to achieving humanitarian and development goals. Founded in 2012, JLI came together with a single shared conviction: there is an urgent need to build our collective understanding, through evidence, of faith actors in humanitarianism and development.

On May 16, 2023, Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD), Episcopal Church of Liberia Relief & Development (ECLRD), and the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLI) organized a webinar ‘Scaling Up Faith Leaders’ Engagement to Prevent and Respond to Violence against Women & Girls (VAWG)’ that presented evaluation results and learnings from a program in Liberia that is working to end VAWG.

  • Dr Chiseche Mibenge, Director of Gender Initiatives at ERD, introduced ERD and the work they have been doing on VAWG.
  • Annette Musu, ECLRD Director, shared a few words about the ‘Scaling Up Faith Leaders’ Engagement to Prevent and Respond to Violence against VAWG’ Programme in Liberia in a video.
  • Dr Lisa Le Roux from Stellenbosch University presented the evaluation findings and learnings of the programme. Her presentation is available here.
  • Ernest Cajuste, Senior Program Officer at ERD, shared stories from his visit of the project right before Covid.
  • Opor Srisuwan, Project Manager of Child Protection & Women Empowerment at International Network of Engaged Buddhists, shared what resonated with her from the presentations and gave us a perspective from another context.
  • Finally, there was Q&A session where participants had the chance to ask their questions and share their own experience about the webinar’s topic.

You can read the full report below or download it here.