GBV interventions in humanitarian action
A guideline for South Africa?
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Poverty is not a crime
Why petty offences need to be decriminalised
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Violence unwrapped
Why we need to prevent violence against children to boost South Africa's economy
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Blog

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Learn to decide against violence: Why math and critical thinking matter for preventing violence
17 Feb 2017 | by Regan Jules-Macquet | Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention

Critical thinking is essential for both solving maths problem and deciding to find alternatives to violence in one’s daily life. Yet these skills is rarely the focus of violence prevention programmes - an opportunity that is generally missed.

Learn to decide against violence: Why math and critical thinking matter for preventing violence
17 Feb 2017 | by Regan Jules-Macquet | Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention

Critical thinking is essential for both solving maths problem and deciding to find alternatives to violence in one’s daily life. Yet these skills is rarely the focus of violence prevention programmes - an opportunity that is generally missed.

GBV interventions in humanitarian action: A guideline for South Africa?
07 Feb 2017 | by Kelly Stone | African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum

Given the lack of political will to reduce GBV in South Africa, the UN guidelines on GBV interventions in humanitarian action may be useful for revitalising support around new and innovative strategies for confronting GBV.

GBV interventions in humanitarian action: A guideline for South Africa?
07 Feb 2017 | by Kelly Stone | African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum

Given the lack of political will to reduce GBV in South Africa, the UN guidelines on GBV interventions in humanitarian action may be useful for revitalising support around new and innovative strategies for confronting GBV.

Poverty is not a crime: Decriminalise and declassify petty offences
06 Feb 2017 | by Melody Kozah, African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF)

People living in poverty and on the margins of society have been, and continue to be, disproportionately affected by laws that criminalise petty offences punishable by a small fine or a short term of imprisonment.

Poverty is not a crime: Decriminalise and declassify petty offences
06 Feb 2017 | by Melody Kozah, African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF)

People living in poverty and on the margins of society have been, and continue to be, disproportionately affected by laws that criminalise petty offences punishable by a small fine or a short term of imprisonment.

Why we need to prevent violence against children to boost South Africa's economy
24 Jan 2017 | by Celia Hsiao, Catherine L. Ward, Xiangming Fang, Deborah Fry, Tabitha Casey, Gary Ganz

Violence in childhood is harmful not only to the individual but it is also destructive to the well-being of our society. A recent study commissioned by Save the Children SA provides evidence that by preventing violence against children we build a more wholesome society whilst also boosting South Africa’s economy.

Why we need to prevent violence against children to boost South Africa's economy
24 Jan 2017 | by Celia Hsiao, Catherine L. Ward, Xiangming Fang, Deborah Fry, Tabitha Casey, Gary Ganz

Violence in childhood is harmful not only to the individual but it is also destructive to the well-being of our society. A recent study commissioned by Save the Children SA provides evidence that by preventing violence against children we build a more wholesome society whilst also boosting South Africa’s economy.

Learn to decide against violence: Why math and critical thinking matter for preventing violence
GBV interventions in humanitarian action: A guideline for South Africa?
Poverty is not a crime: Decriminalise and declassify petty offences
06 Feb 2017 | by Melody Kozah, African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF)
Why we need to prevent violence against children to boost South Africa's economy
24 Jan 2017 | by Celia Hsiao, Catherine L. Ward, Xiangming Fang, Deborah Fry, Tabitha Casey, Gary Ganz

Events

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Retreat on Intentional Peace-building

  • 28 Feb – 02 Mar 2017 | Phaphama Initiatives
  • Koinonia Retreat Centre, Johannesburg

Open Streets Day: Mitchells Plain

  • Mitchells Plain, Cape Town

Resources

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Governing Safer Cities: Strategies for a Globalised World - Report/Study

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) | 08 Feb 2017

Victims of Crime Survey 2015/16 - Report/Study

  • Statistics South Africa | 14 Feb 2017

Making South Africa Safe: A Manual for Community-based Crime Prevention - Guide/Manual

  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) | 01 Feb 2017

Community of Practitioners

Welcome to the newly registered safety practitioners and organisations. Find out how you can join.

Mr Masibulele Yaso

  • Civilian Secretariat for Police Service

Mrs Matlakala Mosane

  • Civilian Secretariat for Police Service
Julie Vivier

Ms Julie Vivier

  • Julie Muir Vivier Anti-Abuse and Empowerment Trust

Ms Joanne Phyfer

  • Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention