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Participating in the Violence Prevention Forum: experiences of government officials

Government participants have been able to build stronger relationships and develop coordinated violence prevention initiatives.

This report documents the experiences of government participants in the Violence Prevention Forum (VPF). It describes what attracts government officials to participate in the multisectoral dialogue platform, assesses whether the VPF can help transform the violence prevention ecosystem, and deepens understanding of how the VPF’s methods inform government efforts to prevent violence.

About the author


Ayanda Mazibuko is a Researcher in the Justice and Violence Prevention Programme at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).

Development partners
This report was funded by the World Childhood Foundation. The VPF is supported by funding from the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. The ISS is also 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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