Information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
Read the SaferSpaces Gazette 2020/21
COVID-19 has largely impacted citizens particularly on GBV and crimes against children, including the vulnerable members of our society. The SaferSpaces Gazette encompasses the content of the portal and highlights some of the research and interventions implemented over the past year.
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A Guide to Designing Integrated Violence Prevention Interventions
The Guide aims to provide practical experiences and guidance for people working in area-based interventions
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Fear and policing in the time of Covid-19
There is a menu of compliance strategies and tactics against Covid-19 from which to choose, and indeed there are no easy choices.
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Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign
The Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign is a Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust advocacy project, which was started to hold government accountable to its promise to roll out sexual offences courts across the country to provide a victim-centred criminal justice system.
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By 2030, people in South Africa feel & are safe; and play a role in creating safe environments.
White Paper on Safety and Security (2016)
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Catch Up on Latest Articles

Why have South Africans been on a looting rampage? Research offers insights
20 Jul 2021 | by Guy Lamb | Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI)
Why have South Africans been on a looting rampage? Research offers insights
Summary of the SaferSpaces Online Conference: Preventing Violence in South Africa - From policy making to evidence-based implementation
11 Jun 2021 | by Lauren October | The Children's Institute
Summary of the SaferSpaces Online Conference: Preventing Violence in South Africa - From policy making to evidence-based implementation
Mind-body approaches for healing after sexual violence
27 May 2021 | by Elizabeth Dartnall | Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI)
Mind-body approaches for healing after sexual violence

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The National Youth Resilience Initiative - Promoting the psychosocial well-being and resilience of young people in South Africa in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
GIZ South Africa | National (all SA)

The National Youth Resilience Initiative (NYRI) was conceptualized in 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with the aim of…

Kind Heart Bench Project
| Western Cape

The aim of the project is to focus on the issues that our pupils deal with on a daily basis,…

SPRINT: Up-scaling Area-Based Violence Prevention Intervention to respond to challenges exacerbated by Covid-19 pandemic
GIZ South Africa, Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC), Isandla Institute | National (all SA)

The Safer Places: Resilient Institutions and Neighbourhoods Together (SPRINT) Project was conceptualised in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is an…