EDITORIAL

Sarojini Nadar

Abstract


2020 will be remembered as the year that brought the world to a standstill as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here in South Africa, it will also be remembered as the year that the president declared genderbased violence (GBV) to be a second pandemic. As a journal, we have long been committed to offering critical research that interrogates the links between religious belief systems and GBV. These belief systems are often propped up by interpretations of sacred texts that theorise gender roles as God-ordained, rather than socially constructed. Scholars who bring gender-critical theories to bear on sacred texts, have been challenging these interpretations through rigorous, structured, and systematic analyses of texts that would othe

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14426/ajgr.v26i2.71

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