Networks and initiatives

Working in partnership to end gender injustice

To end gender injustice in all its forms, it is vital to work in partnership with others. Tearfund is an active member of a number of initiatives and networks which you find below. 

The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities - an international alliance working to build an understanding of the potential of local faith communities for improving community health and well-being. This alliance has a specific Gender-Based Violence Hub. This hub strives to increase the quality and quantity of robust, practical evidence on the role of local faith communities in GBV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa.

We Will Speak Out (WWSO) coalition - a global coalition of faith-based communities and organisations who commit themselves to see the end of sexual violence across communities around the world.

Sexual Violence Research Initiative -  a global research initiative promoting good quality research in the area of sexual violence. Building experienced and committed researchers, policy makers, activists and donors ensures that sexual violence is addressed from different perspectives and allows prevention efforts and service provision to be informed by sound research and evidence.

Gender and Development network -  a network with a diverse membership of leading practitioners, academics and consultants working on gender and development issues in the UK.

Micah Network Gender Forum -  a network of Christian relief, development and justice organisations and individuals. The Gender Forum provides a platform within the Micah Network which encourages and assists the global church to work in unity to contributing to the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Restored -  an international Christian Alliance that aims to transform relationships and end violence against women by working through and with the church and Christians worldwide.

Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) -  often referred to as an international bill on the rights of women. This website is a useful place to better understand this convention and also has useful links to other UN agencies, such as  UN WOMEN