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“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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CWP Social-Health-Education Initiative

CWP Social-Health-Education Initiative

Seriti Institute | GIZ South Africa | Gauteng

The Seriti CWP Social-Health-Education Initiative aims to increase the level, diversity and quality of social, health and education sector anchor… Read more

CWP Social-Health-Education Initiative

Seriti Institute | GIZ South Africa | Gauteng

The Seriti CWP Social-Health-Education Initiative aims to increase the level, diversity and quality of social, health and education sector anchor… Read more

Soul Buddyz - Alcohol Free Initiative

Soul Buddyz - Alcohol Free Initiative

Soul City Institute | National (all SA)

The Soul Buddyz Alcohol Free Initiative is led by the Soul City Institute, through their children’s clubs located in schools… Read more

Soul Buddyz - Alcohol Free Initiative

Soul City Institute | National (all SA)

The Soul Buddyz Alcohol Free Initiative is led by the Soul City Institute, through their children’s clubs located in schools… Read more

Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention (VCP) Programme

Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention (VCP) Programme

GIZ South Africa | National (all SA), Eastern Cape, Gauteng

The VCP programme is a joint initiative by the South African and German governments that promotes a systemic approach towards… Read more

Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention (VCP) Programme

GIZ South Africa | National (all SA), Eastern Cape, Gauteng

The VCP programme is a joint initiative by the South African and German governments that promotes a systemic approach towards… Read more

Youth for Safer Communities

Youth for Safer Communities

Masifunde Learner Development | Eastern Cape

A youth activation project that enables youth to contribute towards making their communities safer. The project views youth as change… Read more

Youth for Safer Communities

Masifunde Learner Development | Eastern Cape

A youth activation project that enables youth to contribute towards making their communities safer. The project views youth as change… Read more

The Seven Passes Initiative

The Seven Passes Initiative

The Seven Passes Initiative | Western Cape

Youth in the Hoekwil/Touwsranten farming district near George in the southern Cape spurred farmers, businesspeople and community members to establish… Read more

The Seven Passes Initiative

The Seven Passes Initiative | Western Cape

Youth in the Hoekwil/Touwsranten farming district near George in the southern Cape spurred farmers, businesspeople and community members to establish… Read more

Youth Crime Prevention Desks

Youth Crime Prevention Desks

Gauteng Department of Community Safety | Gauteng

The Gauteng Youth Crime Prevention Desks are volunteer-based structures based at police stations within the province. The desks encourage and… Read more

Youth Crime Prevention Desks

Gauteng Department of Community Safety | Gauteng

The Gauteng Youth Crime Prevention Desks are volunteer-based structures based at police stations within the province. The desks encourage and… Read more

Safety and Peace through Urban Upgrading

Safety and Peace through Urban Upgrading

Mandela Bay Development Agency | Eastern Cape

The Mandela Bay Development Agency is working with the community of Helenvale in Port Elizabeth to address the socio-economic causes… Read more

Safety and Peace through Urban Upgrading

Mandela Bay Development Agency | Eastern Cape

The Mandela Bay Development Agency is working with the community of Helenvale in Port Elizabeth to address the socio-economic causes… 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

Community Prosecution

Community Prosecution

National Prosecuting Authority | National (all SA)

The Community Prosecution Project was a pilot project run by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in nine sites around South… Read more

Community Prosecution

National Prosecuting Authority | National (all SA)

The Community Prosecution Project was a pilot project run by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in nine sites around South… Read more

Mapping and Spatial Design for Community Crime Prevention

Mapping and Spatial Design for Community Crime Prevention

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) | National (all SA)

Community-based participatory mapping has been used by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and partners to identify and… Read more

Mapping and Spatial Design for Community Crime Prevention

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) | National (all SA)

Community-based participatory mapping has been used by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and partners to identify and… Read more

Chrysalis Youth Empowerment Training

Chrysalis Youth Empowerment Training

Chrysalis Academy | Western Cape

Chrysalis Academy is a youth and leadership organisation in Tokai, Cape Town. Established in 2000 in response to crime and… Read more

Chrysalis Youth Empowerment Training

Chrysalis Academy | Western Cape

Chrysalis Academy is a youth and leadership organisation in Tokai, Cape Town. Established in 2000 in response to crime and… Read more

Gun Free Zones in Schools

Gun Free Zones in Schools

Gun Free South Africa | Gauteng, Limpopo, Western Cape

Gun free zones create spaces in which people feel safe from violence and help to shift people’s attitudes, challenging the… Read more

Gun Free Zones in Schools

Gun Free South Africa | Gauteng, Limpopo, Western Cape

Gun free zones create spaces in which people feel safe from violence and help to shift people’s attitudes, challenging the… Read more