Faith-based Organizations and Gender-based Violence: What Is Their Role and What Are the Lessons We Can Learn?
When: Monday, September 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Population Reference Bureau (PRB), 1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 520, Washington, DC 20009
Please join us for a fascinating discussion on the role of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV), including:
- Promising practices and evidence-based interventions that FBOs utilize to prevent and/or respond to GBV;
- Programmatic tools and resources FBOs have developed and used successfully to prevent and/or respond to GBV; and
- Existing opportunities to scale up FBO-led interventions.
Panelists will explore these questions as well as data and reflections from two large-scale faith-based programs:
- Jean Duff of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, Setting the Stage;
- Prabu Deepan of Tearfund, “Transforming Masculinities: A Faith-based Approach to GBV Prevention”;
- Mary Linehan of IMA World Health, “Ushindi: Providing Services to Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the DRC: Addressing More than Physical Trauma”;
- Lynn Lawry of Overseas Strategic Consulting, “An Impact and Baseline Survey of Ushindi.”
Join us for breakfast and a chance to meet colleagues beginning at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Space is limited, so RSVP by Wednesday, September 20 to Colin Vaida, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are located outside of DC please register here to follow along on-line.