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12 December 2017

VAWG in Conflict and Humanitarian settings: Does Faith Matter? Findings from the DRC

Additional Info

  • VAWG themes: VAWG & Social Norms
  • Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Project: Tearfund - DRC

A household survey taken in Ituri, DRC, reveals shocking levels of IPV and sexual violence. This presentation looks at the benefits of engaging with faith groups to prevent violence in conflict-affected communities. It assesses the reach and influence of faith groups and leaders, and how they have the capacity to change gender attitude. This is facilitated by training faith leaders and gender champions, and a programme of community dialogues.

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