Lessons from community-based initiatives to prevent violence


Community-based organisations can make a significant long-term contribution to the development of communities and the prevention of violence, while strengthening social cohesion. This report presents case studies of three long-standing community initiatives, showing the multiple social benefits they bring in challenging contexts.

About the author

Penny Parenzee conducted this research while part of the ISS team. She is currently a Programme Manager at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town. An experienced facilitator, she has a keen interest in local-level intersectoral platforms aimed at improving service delivery.

Cover image: Jonathon Rees

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