SOAS University of London

Dr Romina Istratii awarded Collaboration Prize for Christian-Muslim work on domestic violence

7 September 2022

Dr Romina Istratii and Mahmood Ashal Afifi (Lancaster University) have been awarded a Gingko Fellowship Collaboration Prize to conduct innovative inter-faith research on domestic violence. 

By means of a comparative analysis from Ethiopia, Egypt and the UK, the research will explore an interfaith approach for clergy engagement and training to respond to domestic violence. This research reflects the shared vision Romina and Mahmood have had for many years to work collaboratively across Christian and Muslim traditions to help respond better to domestic violence internationally.  

The Gingko Fellowship Collaboration Prize is an annual prize that sees a micro-grant of £1,000 awarded to the most promising and creative collaborative project proposed by groups of 2-3 Gingko Fellows. The winning project demonstrates inspiring leadership and scholarship in the field of interfaith understanding. The collaborations take place between Fellows of different faiths and the projects are outward-looking. The winning project is chosen by a panel of judges that includes Barbara Schwepcke, John Casson, Anthony Ball and Mona Siddiqui. The successful grantees are fully responsible for the implementation of the project.