Monitoring violence prevention


Violence prevention has gained prominence in the South African policy landscape and academic discourse. The 2016 White Paper on Safety and Security1 and National Strategic Plan on Gender-based Violence and Femicide (NSP on GBVF)2 underline the importance of preventing violence. The policies also acknowledge that prevention requires action from various stakeholders. They call for a whole-of-society approach, which means that interventions are needed to address the risk factors for violence at individual, family, community and policy levels. This needs collective action by government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), development partners and the private sector.

About the author

Matodzi Amisi is a Senior Research Consultant, Justice and Violence Prevention Programme at the Institute for Security Studies.

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