This document introduces the Channels of Hope approach to engaging Faith Leaders for challenging harmful practices and enacting social change in their communities, providing a summary of evidence regarding the effectiveness and impact of the five Channels of Hope programmes: HIV/AIDS, Gender, MNCH, Ebola and Child Protection.

‘Channels of Hope’ (CoH) is World Vision’s signature programme for catalyzing faith leaders and their communities to transform children’s lives in the world’s hardest places. It was first developed over a decade ago by the Christian AIDS Bureau for Southern Africa as a compassionate Christian response to the devastating effect of HIV & AIDS. Since then CoH has evolved to address other difficult and often taboo issues that affect the rights and wellbeing of children and has been used in over 50 developing countries. Channels of Hope is both a methodology and a mobilization process.

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