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Designing and evaluating culture-sensitive and faith-based domestic violence interventions: International experiences’

Webinar ‘Designing and evaluating culture-sensitive and faith-based domestic violence interventions: International experiences’, organised by project dldl/ድልድል  on 28 October  1:30PM UK time, 3:30PM Ethiopia/Eritrea time.

The webinar will explore how domestic violence interventions can be assessed cross-culturally, with a special focus on interventions that are designed to be sensitive to religious traditions, faith and spirituality. Some of the questions that guide the webinar include: 
Are current methods adequate to capture the complex mechanisms by which faith-based domestic violence interventions impact on victims/survivors and perpetrators, congregations or communities? How should evaluation mechanisms be designed when programmes aim to be religio-culturally sensitive and what should be the standards for measuring effectiveness, if there should be a common standard in the first place? Currently, the randomised controlled trial (RCT) method is considered one of the most rigorous scientific approaches in the evaluation of domestic violence programmes. Are RCTs appropriate and adequate for capturing impact when it is recognised that impact can be defined differently cross-culturally, requiring different approaches to be measured?

The webinar will combine a series of presentations by researchers and practitioners from different disciplines and sectors who are experienced in the design, implementation and/or evaluation of domestic violence research and interventions working with diverse communities and in diverse cultural contexts. The presentations will be followed by a discussion with the audience, who will be welcome to share their own experiences and thoughts.

You may read more about the event’s aims and the speakers on the event page and register directly on Eventbrite to receive the webinar link. Please note that the link will be circulated closer to the date.

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