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Addressing Mental Health And Gender-Based Violence In Nepal During Covid-19: A Case Review

Social and economic shocks from the COVID-19 crisis have taken a heavy toll on the mental health and the wellbeing of women and girls in Nepal. Like many countries, Nepal imposed lockdowns, including school closures, to curb the spread of infections during the pandemic. Isolation, financial stressors, and the ...

Women Leading Change: Digital Resource Guide 2022

Women Leading Change emerged out of the 2021 17 Rooms flagship process- a partnership between The Rockefeller Foundation and The Brookings Institution. In Room 5, led by Blessing Omakwu and Jean Duff, we explored the opportunities to accelerate the positive influence of faith actors for gender equality. Through ...

COVID-19: Addressing Violence Against Children and Women

Series 4: Resource Guide for Religious Leaders and Faith Communities Violence against children and women increases during emergencies, conflicts, and health crises. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. Infection prevention measures that require staying at home have brought on a wave of increased ...

The Religion–Gender Nexus in Development Policy and Practice Considerations

This book illuminates the intersection of religion and gender within the development sector, exposing challenges in both policy and practice and suggesting implementable solutions. This book argues that a better understanding of the religion–gender nexus is needed by development sector practitioners, ...

A multi-sectoral evidence synthesis on religious beliefs, intimate partner violence and faith-based interventions

In recent decades, more studies have emerged that examine the relationship between religion /spirituality, marital functioning and mental health. The scholarship on domestic violence (DV) / intimate partner violence (IPV) and religion does not appear to have integrated this evidence sufficiently and also lacks a ...

Powerful Partnerships: Engaging Faith Leaders in Norms-Shifting Interventions

In many contexts, faith leaders are a key reference group within programs who have specific, recognized, and institutionalized power in a community. As power holders they are seen to hold considerable influence over the emergence of social norms, have a stake in maintaining or reinforcing existing norms, and can ...

Domestic Violence, Faith, and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence As the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign takes off, it is an opportune time to revisit the role of faith and theology in addressing domestic violence. The article discusses the role of faith, theology and the clergy in the experience ...

Community dialogues – Masculinities, Faith and Peace: Muslim version

Promoting respectful relationships, equitable communities, child spacing and social cohesion This resource has been adapted for Gender Champions who have been trained using Tearfund’s Transforming Masculinities toolkit and are working with Muslim communities as part of the Masculinities, Faith and Peace ...

Transforming Masculinities – Masculinities, Faith and Peace: Muslim version

The Muslim training manual for Gender Champions in the Masculinities, Faith and Peace (MFP) project This Masculinites, Faith and Peace (MFP) manual introduces the training for Muslim Gender Champions and faith leaders. It provides a detailed activity guide for use in training, and includes guidelines to ...

Transforming Masculinities: A Training Manual for Gender Champions

The Transforming Masculinities manual is designed to be interactive and self-reflective to enable participants to explore, discuss and reflect on their own attitudes, beliefs and behaviours regarding gender equality and sexual and gender-based violence. They can then lead others through the same process. This ...

Community Dialogues: Promoting Respectful Relationships and Equitable Communities

This guide enables trained Gender Champions to facilitate community dialogues. These small group discussions are first held in separate men’s and women’s groups and then in a combined session. They cover topics of gender norms and roles, as well as faith-based responses to sexual and gender-based violence. The ...

Faith, culture and social norms

Chapter in the Book: Adapting Gender and Development to Local Religious Contexts – A Decolonial Approach to Domestic Violence in Ethiopia by Romina Istratii Social norms theories have been increasingly employed in the areas of gender and development and public health to explain the continuation of intimate ...
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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.