Religion and Violence Against Women and Girls – online 30th Nov 22

Join us online for a conversation with Dr Elisabet le Roux and Dr Sandra Pertek to discuss the complex role of religion in violence.

Organiser and Chair: Professor Pauline Kollontai, Professor Emerita, York St John University

Online event. Wednesday 30th November, 17.00 – 18.00. Book your free tickets here.

On the Significance of Religion in Violence Against Women and Girls Webinar

About this event

Based on their substantial and significant empirical and in-depth exploratory research conducted in several countries within different Christian and Islamic contexts, Elisabet and Sandra will discuss how religion and religious actors contribute to violence against women and girls (VAWG), how it can play a role in helping to address VAWG and its consequences, and they aim to offer academics, practitioners and policymakers guidance in engaging with religion on VAWG prevention and response. This conversation provides insights into their forthcoming book On the Significance of Religion in Violence Against Women and Girls, to be published by Routledge in late 2022 as part of the series, Religion Matters – On the Significance of Religion in Global Issues.

Elisabet le Roux is Research Director of the Unit for Religion and Development Research at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Elisabet is a faith and development expert, with a particular focus on gender-based violence.

Sandra Pertek is a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK, and gender specialist in humanitarian, development, and migration settings. Sandra has over a decade’s experience in international development.