PaRD’s Gender Equality and Empowerment Work-stream (GEE Work-stream) identified GBV as a key priority, with a focus on ending all forms of violence against and exploitation of women and girls. The report was prepared under the auspices of the ​JLI’s Gender-based Violence (GBV) Learning Hub​ and in collaboration with Stellenbosch University’s Unit for Religion and Development Research.

The purpose of this report is to assist the GEE Work-stream in identifying the specific contributions it can make to assist in remedying the lack of knowledge and evidence on the intersections between religion, development and GBV.
The report is based on a rapid review of literature, prioritising literature published within the last decade. The outputs of the JLI GBV Learning Hub were crucial to this process. The report also includes case studies. These were sourced from JLI GBV Learning Hub members, JLI GBV Learning Hub literature, and journal articles reviewed for this report.


Suggested citation:
Le Roux, E. 2019. ​Religion, development, and GBV: Suggestions for a strategic research agenda. Research report. Washington DC: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities.

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