This study by World Vision Lebanon aimed at understanding the perceptions and attitudes of faith leaders around violence against children (VAC) and their perceived role in achieving Child Sensitive Social Protection. Moreover, the study specifically sought to explore perceptions around violent child discipline (VCD) and to examine the role of faith leaders and faith-based organizations (FBOs) in preventing VAC including VCD and sex-based discrimination in violence both inside and outside the home.
The semi structured interview targeted 18 faith leaders from Muslim and Christian denominations residing in North, Beirut and Mount Lebanon with the following areas of interest:
- Part 1: Perception of faith leaders on the prevalence VAC and sex-based discrimination in violence against children.
- Part 2: Decoding perceptions: perceptions and attitudes of faith leaders around VAC and sex-based discrimination in violence against children.
- Part 3: Role of Faith and Faith Leaders in preventing VAC including sex-based discrimination in violence against children.
- Part 4: Religious leaders making child and women centred decisions in religious courts.
Arsho Tenbelian, Faith & Development Coordinator, World Vision Lebanon
Mike Kirakossian, Child Protection Specialist, World Vision Lebanon
This is a PowerPoint presentation for the 2022 Child Protection in Humanitarian Alliance Annual Meeting.