Faith communities key actors in empowering, protecting girls and addressing GBV

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This is the message of one of five evidence briefs developed by the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI/FLC) for the World Humanitarian Summit taking place in Istanbul 23 to 24 May this year.

Each of the evidence briefs is linked to the five Core Commitments outlined in the UN Secretary General’s Report One Humanity, Shared Responsibility. Evidence brief 3 ‘Faith communities are key actors in empowering and protecting girls and addressing gender-based violence‘ relates to the Core Commitment C, ‘Leave No One Behind’, and  draws on case studies to illustrate that faith groups, present at the grassroots all over the world, are in a position to challenge negative cultural gender norms that underpin gender-based violence (GBV), without being dismissed and ignored as outsiders. Local faith communities can also provide important and consistent support to survivors of violence.

The five evidence briefs and links to more in-depth resources are available at the JLI/FLC Online Information Platform for the World Humanitarian Summit: www.jliflc.com/whs.

Posted by: Terrie Robinson | Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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