Evidence-led violence prevention: principles and guidelines for practice

This brief shows how to successfully involve many different stakeholders in designing a violence prevention project.

This policy brief presents lessons from the South African Violence Prevention Forum on how to design a multisectoral violence prevention intervention for communities. While knowledge is growing about what works to prevent violence, little is available on working with multiple stakeholders who have different knowledge, experience and expectations. This brief shows how to involve practitioners, researchers, government departments and community members in designing a violence prevention project.


Chandré Gould, Diketso Mufamadi, Judy Connors, Janet Hayward, Elizabeth Dartnall, Nwabisa Shai, Sinah Moruane, Janet Austin, Oswald Reddy, Katharine Frost, Elmarie Malek, Tshepiso Machabaphala, Zithobile Ngidi, Ajwang Warira, Wilmi Dippenaar, Joan Moeketsi, Shanaaz Mathews, Thulani Mahlangu, Likho Bottoman, Thamsanqa Mazaku, Barbara Holtmann and Neo Modise.

Picture: Jonathon Rees/Proof Communication

Development partners
This policy brief is funded by the government of Ireland, GIZ and the World Childhood Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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