Government and civil society in South Africa urgently need to find innovative ways to prevent violence. The Western Cape Government’s After School Game Changer (ASGC) aims to disrupt the pathways for risky and violent behaviours among young people. Understanding how this policy helps prevent violence can inform other similar efforts. This report describes the thinking and practice that define the ASGC.
About the author
Penny Parenzee is a part of the Institute for Security Studies’ Justice and Violence Prevention programme. She has worked extensively with African governments and civil society organisations. Penny’s work has focused on social policies regarding violence against women, access to land, and sexual and reproductive health rights, with specific attention to the implications of these social policies for advancing women’s rights.
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