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Discover existing projects and initiatives that are promoting safer communities across South Africa. Get inspired by their actions on the ground. Learn from their approaches and experiences. Connect and start networking with the people behind the projects. As a member, you can showcase and advocate for your own projects.

“Many who live with violence day in and day out assume that it is an intrinsic part of the human condition. But this is not so. Violence can be prevented. Violent cultures can be turned around. In my own country and around the world, we have shining examples of how violence has been countered. Governments, communities and individuals can make a difference.”
Nelson Mandela

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Safe Shebeens

Safe Shebeens

Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation | Western Cape

"Safe Shebeens" is an action research project in Sweet Home Farm, Philippi, which uses innovative methods to intervene against violence… Read more

Safe Shebeens

Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation | Western Cape

"Safe Shebeens" is an action research project in Sweet Home Farm, Philippi, which uses innovative methods to intervene against violence… Read more

Safe Schools Programme

Safe Schools Programme

Western Cape Education Department (WCED) | Western Cape

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED)'s Safe Schools Programme works with schools to ensure safe school environments needed for… Read more

Safe Schools Programme

Western Cape Education Department (WCED) | Western Cape

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED)'s Safe Schools Programme works with schools to ensure safe school environments needed for… Read more

Safe Ride: Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Taxis

Safe Ride: Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Taxis

Sonke Gender Justice | Gauteng, Western Cape

The Safe Ride campaign’s objective is to engage the South African taxi industry (taxi associations, drivers, owners, queue marshals) and… Read more

Safe Ride: Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Taxis

Sonke Gender Justice | Gauteng, Western Cape

The Safe Ride campaign’s objective is to engage the South African taxi industry (taxi associations, drivers, owners, queue marshals) and… Read more

Safe and inclusive parks in the Johannesburg inner-city

Safe and inclusive parks in the Johannesburg inner-city

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo | City of Johannesburg | Johannesburg Development Agency | GIZ South Africa | Gauteng

The End Street North Park upgrade pilot project demonstrates an integrated stakeholder approach to public space design and management. It… Read more

Safe and inclusive parks in the Johannesburg inner-city

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo | City of Johannesburg | Johannesburg Development Agency | GIZ South Africa | Gauteng

The End Street North Park upgrade pilot project demonstrates an integrated stakeholder approach to public space design and management. It… Read more

Rites of Passage Programme

Rites of Passage Programme

Usiko Stellenbosch | Western Cape

The Rites of Passage Programme provides support, guidance and rites of passage rituals that help young people who have experienced, or… Read more

Rites of Passage Programme

Usiko Stellenbosch | Western Cape

The Rites of Passage Programme provides support, guidance and rites of passage rituals that help young people who have experienced, or… Read more

Restoring Dignity Project

Restoring Dignity Project

Mhani Gingi | Western Cape

Through the Mhani Gingi Trust Restoring Dignity Project we aim to restore the dignity of previously abused women by partnering with… Read more

Restoring Dignity Project

Mhani Gingi | Western Cape

Through the Mhani Gingi Trust Restoring Dignity Project we aim to restore the dignity of previously abused women by partnering with… Read more

Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign

Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign

Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust | Shukumisa Coalition | National (all SA)

The Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign is a Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust advocacy project, which was started to hold government… Read more

Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign

Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust | Shukumisa Coalition | National (all SA)

The Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign is a Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust advocacy project, which was started to hold government… Read more

Promoting Nonviolence in Schools

Promoting Nonviolence in Schools

International Center of Nonviolence (ICON) | KwaZulu-Natal

The International Centre of Nonviolence works with learners and staff at schools in KwaZulu-Natal to contribute to the creation of… Read more

Promoting Nonviolence in Schools

International Center of Nonviolence (ICON) | KwaZulu-Natal

The International Centre of Nonviolence works with learners and staff at schools in KwaZulu-Natal to contribute to the creation of… Read more

Primary School, Leadership Development, and Professional Development Programme

Primary School, Leadership Development, and Professional Development Programme

PeacePlayers International - South Africa | KwaZulu-Natal

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers International (PPI) is an international non-profit organization that uses the game of basketball to unite, educate… Read more

Primary School, Leadership Development, and Professional Development Programme

PeacePlayers International - South Africa | KwaZulu-Natal

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers International (PPI) is an international non-profit organization that uses the game of basketball to unite, educate… Read more

Primary School, Leadership Development, and Professional Development Programme

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Positive Policing Partnership

Positive Policing Partnership

Sonke Gender Justice | National (all SA)

The Positive Policing Partnership (the PPP) focuses on identifying advocacy opportunities to establish and support innovative civil society, policing and… Read more

Positive Policing Partnership

Sonke Gender Justice | National (all SA)

The Positive Policing Partnership (the PPP) focuses on identifying advocacy opportunities to establish and support innovative civil society, policing and… Read more

Police Leadership Campaign

Police Leadership Campaign

Institute for Security Studies | National (all SA)

The Police Leadership Campaign is a campaign which has been jointly initiated by the Institute for Security Studies and Corruption… Read more

Police Leadership Campaign

Institute for Security Studies | National (all SA)

The Police Leadership Campaign is a campaign which has been jointly initiated by the Institute for Security Studies and Corruption… Read more

Play Handball – Empowering Girls

Play Handball – Empowering Girls

Play Handball ZA | National (all SA), Western Cape

PLAY HANDBALL promotes handball as a new game in South Africa to empower the youth, especially girls, and create an… Read more

Play Handball – Empowering Girls

Play Handball ZA | National (all SA), Western Cape

PLAY HANDBALL promotes handball as a new game in South Africa to empower the youth, especially girls, and create an… Read more