Report Launch ahead of the Generation Equality Forum and the High Level Political Forum

 

Opening remarks, Khushwant Singh, Head of Secretariat, PaRD

Launching new report, Dr. Nora Khalaf-Elledge, Post-Doc Fellow, Joint Learning Initiative :  Looking Back to Look Forward: The Role of Religious Actors since the Beijing Declaration

Panel

  • Zainah Anwar, Executive Director, Musawah
  • Karin Ericsson, Programme Specialist Gender Equality, Sida
  • Umyra Ahmad, Advancing Universal Rights and Justice Coordinator, AWID
  • Dr. Nontando Hadebe, International Coordinator, Side by Side

Moderator: Shahin Ashraf MBE, Head of Global Advocacy, Islamic Relief Worldwide

Report co-published by ACT Alliance, Act Church of Sweden, Side by Side, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith Communities, SVRI, Goldsmiths and PaRD.

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Oh July 8, 2021, JLI held a webinar where Dr. Elisabet le Roux, URDR Research Director, Stellenbosch University, presented her paper ‘Can Religious Women Choose? Holding the Tension between Complicity and Agency‘. Najah Almugahed, Gender Officer, Islamic Relief Worldwide responded followed by a Question and Answer session.

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 28/06/2021
8:30 am - 10:00 am

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Report Launch ahead of the Generation Equality Forum and the High Level Political Forum

Opening remarks, Khushwant Singh, Head of Secretariat, PaRD

Launching new report, Dr. Nora Khalaf-Elledge, Post-Doc Fellow, Joint Learning Initiative :  Looking Back to Look Forward: The Role of Religious Actors since the Beijing Declaration

Panel

  • Zainah Anwar, Executive Director, Musawah
  • Karin Ericsson, Programme Specialist Gender Equality, Sida
  • Umyra Ahmad, Advancing Universal Rights and Justice Coordinator, AWID
  • Dr. Nontando Hadebe, International Coordinator, Side by Side

Moderator: Shahin Ashraf MBE, Head of Global Advocacy, Islamic Relief Worldwide

Report co-published by ACT Alliance, Act Church of Sweden, Side by Side, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith Communities, SVRI, Goldsmiths and PaRD.

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GBV AoR Community of Practice with JLI/SVRI Faith & GBV Hub, the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at University of Birmingham and EQUISTY Gender Lab held a webinar on June 3, 2021, to explore and exchange information with GBV practitioners on how to better understand how religion, faith, and spirituality can shape GBV survivors’ resilience, recovery, wellbeing and vulnerability.

This webinar provided a platform for learning exchange and examined the involvement of faith concerns in GBV service provision and made suggestions for how the humanitarian sector might respond. Speakers discussed the impact of religion on GBV survivor’s experiences and discussed interventions that might inform future GBV policy and practice to support survivors in humanitarian and forced migration contexts.

On June 10, 2021, JLI held a webinar where  Dr. Christine Schliesser, University of Zurich, Prof. Pauline Kollontai, York St. John University, and Dr. Ayse Kadayifci Orellana, Georgetown University launched their book: On the Significance of Religion in Conflict and Conflict Resolution.

Dr. Jennifer Philippa Eggert, JLI Senior Research Associate, responded, followed by Q&A and discussion.

Find the presentation slides for Dr. Christine Schliesser here

Find the presentation slides for Dr. Ayse Kadayifci Orelanna here

The CCIH 2021 Conference held a virtual event in May with six sessions spread out over three weeks that focused on hearing from global voices and sharing practical experience and learning, with time set aside to make connections, and have meaningful dialogue and fellowship.

The theme: Cultivating Unity in Global Health.

Dr. Jennifer Philippa Eggert, JLI Senior Research Associate, presented Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Faith: Beyond Western Approaches. She discussed how the JLI MEAL Hub showcases good practices among FBOs in MEAL. Watch the recording below.

Click here for more information on the conference, view the featured speakers, and the program

Read the Summary Brief of the Compendium of Good Practices on Conducting MEAL in Partnerships with International Actors and Local Faith Actors.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/06/2021
8:30 am - 10:00 am

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By Project dldl/ድልድል

An international webinar that will explore how clergy can be most effectively integrated in efforts to address domestic violence.

The scholarship that examines clergy engagement in domestic violence interventions is extensive. Despite nuanced evidence, the scholarship generally agrees that clergy are generally influential and well-positioned to respond to domestic violence in religious communities, but often lack understanding of how their own discourses and responses might unwittingly reinforce negative norms, attitudes or situations, and how to support victims and perpetrators in ways that consider their complex psychological states to minimise safety risks. The same scholarship is generally positive about the prospects of involving clergy in addressing domestic violence provided that they are trained to understand how their respective communities experience domestic violence, have the theological acumen to address distorted perceptions that involve religious beliefs and contribute to negative beliefs and attitudes, and show willingness to collaborate with secular and other stakeholders working to address domestic violence, integrating with wider referral systems. Considerably fewer studies have assessed the effectiveness of clergy-centred interventions in ways that can evidence the specific mechanisms by which clergy involvement results in positive outcomes for domestic violence victims/survivors and the minimisation of the problem in their communities.

This webinar aims to add to this scholarship by means of ethnographic and practical insights by specialised researchers and practitioners who work directly with clergy and theological traditions to address domestic violence in their respective communities. The panel will explore different approaches of engaging with religious communities and clergy in efforts to address domestic violence in different religious contexts with the aim of achieving knowledge exchange across different contexts, to share lessons and to identify good practices and challenges from different communities around the world.

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/06/2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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7:00-8:30 am San Francisco / 10:00-11:30 am New York / 2:00-3:30 pm Dakar /4:00-5:30 pm Geneva / 5:00-6:30 pm Nairobi / 7:30-9:00 pm Mumbai /9:00-10:30 pm Bangkok

On occasion of the High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Ending inequalities and getting on track to end AIDS by 2030 (June 2021), the UNAIDS-PEPFAR Faith Initiative is organizing a side event Faith2EndAIDS – Faith2EndInequalities on June 7th which will focus on the importance of accelerating the response to HIV by faith groups and communities over the next five years.

The current situation of the HIV epidemic, hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, demands an urgent global response, and faith leaders and communities are critical elements of that response. In this context, it is crucial that all sectors, including the faith sector, endorse the new Political Declaration, and then engage in supporting its implementation.

Objectives:

  • Provide faith leaders and representatives of FBOs and communities with a clear sense of the main areas of action that will emerge from the UN High-Level Meeting outcome document.
  • Identify key actions through which faith leaders, communities and groups can fast-track the HIV response.
  • Engage FBOs and faith leaders in the 12Million Campaign by committing to key actions that could promote access to HIV services for the 12 million children, women, men, and people from key population groups, who are living with HIV and are still not on quality and consistent HIV treatment, care and support.
  • Share lessons learned by FBOs and faith communities to address stigma and discrimination; promote human rights; and increase access to HIV services.
  • Exchange views on ways to strengthen the collaboration among different faiths as well as among faiths and other sectors.

Click here for the HLM Side Event – Faith2EndAIDS Flyer and view the speakers.

View the event on the Interfaith Health Platform

Event Zoom link

 

Peer-to-Peer learning webinar co-hosted by OHCHR, UNFPA, UNWOMEN and The JLI/SVRI Faith and GBV Hub

Speakers:

  • Nahla Haider, Vice-Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
  • Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief
  • Dr Nora Khalaf-Elledge, Post-doctoral Fellow at the Faiths & Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Dr Dicky Sofjan, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies, Graduate School, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

The webinar was facilitated by Ibrahim Salama, Chief, Human Rights Treaties Branch, OHCHR, and Dr Olivia Wilkinson, Director of Research, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities.

Speakers with experience working in the field of FoRB and gender equality presented key definitions, experiences, and lessons learned to identify promising practices/strategies for increasing religious literacy and furthering gender equality. Challenges and opportunities were discussed in light of concrete examples, such as the work of Universitas Gadjah Mada on religious literacy in Indonesia. A lively discussion on the role of faith actors in preventing FoRB violations and gender-based violence, and in creating opportunities for religious literacy among faith and non-faith actors, ensued. A short video affirming the 18 commitments on Faith for Rights was shown to conclude the session.

See the peer-to-peer learning snapshots here and posted on the OHCHR webpage.

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/06/2021
8:00 am

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Convened by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI)

This is a part of a series of webinars co-hosted by OHCHR, UNFPA, UNWOMEN and JLI and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Faith and GBV Hub

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