DFID Funded JLI SGBV Hub Project on Harmful Traditional Practices. 3/2017
Published by JLIFLC
Tearfund, on behalf of the JLI Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) Hub, has been chosen by The Department for International Development (DFID) to lead a on development a research project, “Working effectively with faith leaders to challenge harmful traditional practices (HTP)”.
Veena O’Sullivan, the Hub Secretariat, will lead the project with a research team with Elisabet le Roux (Stellenbosch), Brenda Bartelink (University of Groningen) and Shereen El Feki, with support from JLI SGBV Hub co-chairs (Diana Arango, World Bank and Liz Dartnall, SVRI), Hub advisory committee, Hub members and the JLI Knowledge Manager.
The project will conduct a literature review focusing on the five most prevalent HTP and faith actors. Subsequently, the review will guide selection of case studies for a multi-case study investigation conducted with international faith-based organizations working with faith leaders to address HTP. The case studies will be followed by an online survey to provide a more comprehensive scope of the knowledge gathered on HTP and FBOs role.