The URDR researchers are concurrently running a number of research projects. These take place worldwide. Some selected examples of current and recent projects are offered below.
PhotoVOICE 2.0 Research on the drivers of Campus Rape Culture for Stellenbosch University
Research on religion and gender in donor policies and practice, for the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities
Synthesis Review of Practice-Based Knowledge on Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls, for the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women
Ending Violence Against Children Scoping Study, for Joint Learning Initiative for Faith & Local Communities
Generating Evidence on early childhood interventions for violence prevention for the Consortium on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence
Research on Trócaire Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 programme adaptations, for the SAFE Technical Assistance Facility, Social Development Direct, and Trócaire Zimbabwe
Churches and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) Belonging in South Africa, for The Other Foundation and other partners
In 2020, a second phase started that included the development and piloting of a two-day human sexuality workshop for inclusive churches, faith spaces and individuals. It brings queer and straight voices together in safe spaces for experiential storytelling. This work is being done in collaboration with local partner Genderworks.
Case studies for European Commission DEVCO