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How has the International Anti-Trafficking Response Adapted to COVID-19?

The aim of this report is to share the findings from a project that was  carried out by the International Anti-Human Trafficking Network  (IAHTN), the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities  (JLI) and the University of Leeds (UoL) to gather evidence on the  impact of COVID-19 on the ...

JLI Annual Report 2020

Reports on JLI’s 2020 progress on goals in Evidence, Research and Knowledge Partnerships, and Communications, while highlighting projects and learning hub work.  

From Faith to Action: Working with Faith-based and Inter-religious Actors to Protect Refugee and Migrant Children

Report following the ‘From Faith to Action’ online conference, 10 - 11 December 2020 The “From Faith to Action” initiative focuses on children escaping conflict, persecution, natural disaster or poverty, and brings together UNICEF and stakeholders from faith-based communities who share the aspiration of ...

2020 G20 Interfaith Forum Policy Brief: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

2020 G20 Interfaith Forum Policy Brief Modern Slavery and human trafficking Summary, November 4, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic amplifies the urgent need for G20 leaders to combat modern slavery on the local, national, and international levels. Now more than ever, countries need to develop, expand, and ...

How has the international anti-trafficking response adapted to COVID-19?

February 2, 2021 International Anti-Human Trafficking Network and JLI Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery webinar presenting research on responses and adaptations during the COVID-19 pandemic. A conversation with researchers, practitioners and participants. Speakers: Lucy McCray, The Freedom ...

Faith and COVID-19 Vaccines Analysis Matrix

A quick analysis guide Part 1: For health and development actors - Engaging Faith actors in COVID-19 vaccine rollout COVID-19 vaccine rollout poses challenges. Systematic approaches to engaging faith actors proactively, fairly, equitably, and appropriately are critical. Immediate issues where religious actors ...

Call to Action – To Scale up Local Faith Actors’ Roles in Humanitarian Response

This Call to Action lays out a series of goals and actions to achieve greater inclusion of local faith actors (LFAs) in humanitarian action. The Call to Action is informed by the rich conversations that took place before, during, and after the Forum on Localising Humanitarian Response in Sri Lanka on 16-18 ...

Sharing our Strengths – Understanding Similarities and differences between faith-based and non-faith-based anti-trafficking NGOs

With Recommendations for Improved Partnership and Effectiveness This study contributes knowledge about anti-trafficking faith-based and non-faith-based NGOs—how they compare in their goals and mission􀁖, why they do what they do, the care philosophies and services that they have, and how they can work together. ...

Distinctive or professionalised? Understanding the postsecular in faith-based responses to trafficking, forced labour and slavery in the UK

This article examines the intersection of religious faith and the ‘fight against modern slavery’ in the UK, as yet unexplored in sociological literature. Analysis of faith based organisations’ (FBOs) activities in this area challenges understandings of a postsecular rapprochement between faith and secular actors ...

Informing Better Practices: Shared Learning to End Human Trafficking

The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI) Anti Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Hub (AHT-MS Hub) offers a horizontal learning community linking academics, policymakers, and practitioners working on faith and religious communities’ contribution to ending human trafficking. The hub ...

Hidden in Plain Sight – A study of child labour and human trafficking in Rautahat, Nepal

This report is centred on a project to Reduce Human Trafficking in Marginalised Communities of Rautahat District. Rauthat is a multi-ethnic, multilinguistic district on the border with India. It is also home to some of the most marginalised groups in Nepal, including Dalit and Janajati castes and Muslim ...

Barriers to Sexually Exploited Cambodian Women Integrating into the Churches: Perspectives of Sexually Exploited Women and the Christian Community

The aim of this cross-sectional study is two-fold. First, it investigates the barriers experienced by sexually exploited Cambodian women when integrating into Christian churches. Second, it explores pastors’ perspectives towards sexually exploited women integrating into churches. A mixed-method approach to data ...
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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.