In order to be more effective in advancing SRHR through faith-based approaches, a systematic and evidence based understanding of faith based contributions in achieving the international set health targets is needed. Such evidence is crucial in promoting meaningful partnerships for SRHR.
Moreover, faith organisations are interested in employing participatory monitoring and evaluation techniques involving religious leaders. While recognising that effective policy influencing combines both evidence and value based knowledge, greater emphasis should be put on developing faith organisations’ capacity in evidence based advocacy.
The Network carries out studies, exchanges among researchers, study tours for faith leaders and promoting uptake of findings through dissemination, communication and advocacy activities.
The Network focuses on the following research areas:
- Mapping of recent and current faith organisations’ initiatives on family health and wellbeing to explore initiatives undertaken by faith organisations that touch on issues surrounding the language of family health and wellbeing.
- Analysing of sexual and reproductive health and rights practices from different faith perspectives to explore various theological dimensions of family health and wellbeing across faiths.
- Evaluating of the short and long term effects of the Faith to Action Network on family health and wellbeing.