Faith in Protection: Gender-based violence and forced displacement
7 Dec 2022
Webinar on preventing sexual and gender-based violence in the context of forced migration
There are over 100 million forcibly displaced people in the world today, around half of whom are women and girls. Religion, faith and spirituality are often an integral part of the forced migration experience, shaping people’s resilience and vulnerability.
In crises, people turn to religion for meaning and relief from anxiety, yet religion can be also a source of discrimination and disadvantage. Religious actors are often the first respondents to crises, but the secular frameworks of protection from GBV often exclude their engagement.
The webinar seeks to explore how religious engagement in protection from GBV in forced displacement could be strengthened. It provides a platform to exchange experiences and lessons learnt among faith and secular actors in relation to protection from GBV against forced migrants. The discussions will help build evidence of the role of faith actors in responding to GBV in displacement emergencies and to co-develop recommendations on how to work with religious actors to support responses to GBV in forced migration.
This event is part of a multi-stakeholder collaborative process including Act Alliance, SVRI-JLI Religion & GBV Hub, Religions for Peace, LWF, IRW, HIAS, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, Faith to Action Network, Side by Side Movement and the University of Birmingham.