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Collaboration for social change: a case study of NGOs participating in the Violence Prevention Forum

Improved relations have changed how NGOs view their role in reducing violence and linking with government policy.

This report describes how the Violence Prevention Forum has contributed to changing the relationship between the state and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and how it has empowered NGOs to use research knowledge and to engage with and inform policy.


About the author

Senzekile Bengu is a Research Officer at the ISS in the Justice and Violence Prevention Programme. The research for this report was supported by Matodzi Amisi, Senior Research Consultant at the ISS, Chandré Gould, Senior Researcher at the ISS, and Joy Watson, Senior Research Associate at the Prevention Collaborative.

Development partners
This report is funded by the World Childhood Foundation. The VPF is supported by funding from the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. The ISS is grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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