(xxii) Faith-based violence prevention

Note: Poljski’s report provides a useful overview (pp. 35-39), while Holmes' toolkit is valuable as well.


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Bent-Goodley, T., Henderson, Z., Youmans, L., & St Vil, C. (2015). The Role of Men of Faith in Responding to Domestic Violence: Focus Group Themes. Social Work & Christianity, 42(3).

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Dopke, Cynthia Okayama. (2002). Creating Partnerships to End Sexual Violence. FaithTrust Institute.

Fowler, T. S., Ellis, S., Farmer, D. F., Hege, A., Anderson, R. T., & Jones, A. S. (2007). Lessons learned from a faith community-based domestic violence pilot program in Forsyth County, NC. Journal of Religion & Abuse, 8(3), 5-33.

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Holmes, Scott. (2012). Northern Interfaith Respectful Relationships: Project Report. Melbourne: VicHealth and City of Darebin.

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Jones, A. S., & Fowler, T. S. (2009). A faith community-domestic violence partnership. Social Work and Christianity, 36(4), 415.

Jones, A. S., Fowler, T. S., Farmer, D. F., Anderson, R. T., & Richmond, D. W. (2005). Description and evaluation of a faith community-based domestic violence pilot program in Forsyth County, NC. Journal of Religion and Abuse, 7(4): 55-87.

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Le Roux, E. (2015). A scoping study on the role of faith communities and organisations in prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence: Implications for policy and practice. Unit for Religion and Development Research, Stellenbosch University: Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Magner, K., Desrosiers J.E., Blunt I., Hawken T. and Brick E. (2015). The role of faith based organisations in preventing and responding to sexual, intimate partner and gender-based violence in conflict settings: A modified critical interpretive synthesis. University of Otago, for the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI).

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Nason-Clark, Nancy. (2000). Making the sacred safe: Woman abuse and communities of faith. Sociology of Religion, Vol. 61, Iss. 4, Winter.

Piedalue, Amy and Robertson, Elena (2018). Active Bystander Training for Faith Communities: An Evaluation of Think Prevent and FCCV's Bystander Workshops. Funded through the Victorian Government’s Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division in the Department of Premier and Cabinet. https://www.aii.unimelb.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ThinkPreventFCCCV.pdf

Poljski, C. (2011). On Her Way: Primary prevention of violence against immigrant and refugee women in Australia. Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH): Melbourne. (pp. 35-39).

Raines, John C. (2017). The Justice Men Owe Women: Positive Resources from World Religions. Sacred Energies Press.

Sonke Gender Justice. (2016). Faith, Gender & Sexuality: A Toolkit. http://spl.ids.ac.uk/sexuality-gender-faith/culture-tradition-and-faith-overview

Truong, M., Sharif, M., Pasalich, D., Olsen, A., Calabria, B., & Priest, N. (2020). Faith-based communities’ responses to family and domestic violence (CSRM Working Paper, No. 1/2020). URL: https://csrm.cass.anu.edu.au/research/publications/faith-based-communities-responses-family-and-domestic-violence

UNFPA. (2009). Guidelines for engaging faith-based organisations (FBOs) as agents of change. Available at: http://www.unfpa.org/culture/docs/fbo_engagement.pdf

Ware, K.N., H.M. Levitt, and G. Bayer (2004). May God help you: Faith leaders’ perspectives of intimate partner violence within their communities. Journal of Religion & Abuse, 5(2), pp. 55-81.



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