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Faith-based Organizations and Gender-based Violence: What Is Their Role and What Are the Lessons We Can Learn?

September 25, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am


September 25, 2017
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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GBV Task Force


1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Faith-based Organizations and Gender-based Violence: What Is Their Role and What Are the Lessons We Can Learn?

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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, If you are located outside of DC please register here to follow along on-line.