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.
Case studies for European Commission DEVCO
Practice-Based Knowledge Material Development, for The Prevention Collaborative
PhotoVOICE 2.0: Harnessing religious women’s agency in responding to VAW and VAC
Ending Violence Against Children Scoping Study, for Joint Learning Initiative for Faith & Local Communities
Training Multi-Faith Leaders in Liberia, for Episcopal Relief & Development
The URDR also conducted a comprehensive baseline evaluation for Episcopal Relief & Development’s VAWG Programme ‘Engaging Faith-Based Organisations to Prevent VAWG’. The baseline evaluation gathered and analysed relevant data and information on the project goal, objectives and outcomes to provide a baseline against which future evaluation data will be measured for impact and efficacy. It included quantitative and qualitative fieldwork in several counties in Liberia.
Research on religious and traditional leaders in VAWG prevention, for BMZ GIZ
Faith Communities and LGBT+ Belonging in South Africa, for The Other Foundation
In 2020, a second phase of the research started that included the development and piloting of a two-day sexuality workshop for inclusive churches. It brings queer and straight voices together in safe spaces for experiential storytelling. This work is being done in collaboration with local partner Genderworks.
Campus rape culture at Stellenbosch University