Date(s) - 31/01/2023
2:00 pm


This book by Elisabet Le Roux and Sandra Iman Pertek explores two sides of religion: the ways in which it contributes to violence against women and girls (VAWG) and the ways it counters it. Recognising the very real impact of religion on the lives of women and girls, it prioritises experiences and learnings from empirical research and of practitioners, and their activities at grassroots-level, to better understand the nature and root causes of VAWG. Drawing on research done in Christian and Muslim communities in various fragile settings with high religiosity, the volume avoids simplistically assigning blame to any one religion, instead engaging with the commonalities of how religion and religious actors influence norms and behaviours that impact VAWG.

The book can be purchased as hard or soft copy from Routledge, but the e-book is free and available here.

The official virtual book launch on Tuesday 31 January 2023, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT. It will be chaired by Azza Karam of Religions for Peace.

The authors will be joined by three discussants:

  • Virginia Manzitti, Head of Sector, European Commission DEVCO/INTPA;
  • Dora Kiconco Musinguzi, Senior Technical Advisor and Coordination, What Works II and Raising Voices; and
  • Laurelle Mbaradza, Regional GBV Prevention and Social Norms Advisor, Trócaire Zimbabwe.

Please click here if you wish to register for the event.