What will it take to prevent interpersonal violence in South Africa?


This policy brief presents an analysis of six factors that stand in the way of effectively preventing interpersonal violence in South Africa, and suggests how they might be overcome. It is a product of the Dialogue Forum for evidence-based programmes to prevent violence against women and children. The forum is a multi-sectoral group of researchers, community based organisations delivering evidence-based primary violence prevention interventions, government officials from seven departments and international development partners.

About the authors

The authors of this document, who are participants in the Dialogue Forum, are: Chandré Gould, Institute for Security Studies; Diketso Mufamadi, Institute for Security Studies; Matodzi Amisi, university of the Witwatersrand; Elizabeth Dartnall, Sexual Violence Research Initiative, South African Medical Research Council; Sinah Moruane, uNICEF; Carmen Abdoll, Cornerstone Economic Research; Judy Connors, conflict resolution and peace building expert; Sara Naicker, Save the Children South Africa; Nwabisa Shai, South African Medical Research Council; Elmarie Malek, Western Cape Department of Health, Tygerberg Hospital; Blanche Rezant, Parent Centre in Cape Town; Ian Edelstein, Human Sciences Research Council; Annah Mabunda, Department of Health, Ekhuruleni Health District; Yusuf Mayet, National Treasury of South Africa; Katharine Frost, ububele; Wilmi Dippenaar, Seven Passes Initiative; Zainab Kader, James House Child and Youth Care Centre; Andre lewaks, Sonke Gender Justice; Joan Moeketsi, GIZ South Africa.

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