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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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Civil Society Accessibility Toolkit for Goal 16

Civil Society Accessibility Toolkit for Goal 16

African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum | National (all SA)

The Civil Society Accessibility Toolkit for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 is designed to empower communities to actively participate… Read more

Civil Society Accessibility Toolkit for Goal 16

African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum | National (all SA)

The Civil Society Accessibility Toolkit for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 is designed to empower communities to actively participate… Read more

Building safer communities through youth-led radio initiatives in South Africa

Building safer communities through youth-led radio initiatives in South Africa

Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) | Gun Free South Africa | National (all SA)

'Building safer communities through youth-led radio initiatives in South Africa' is a project of the Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) run… Read more

Building safer communities through youth-led radio initiatives in South Africa

Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) | Gun Free South Africa | National (all SA)

'Building safer communities through youth-led radio initiatives in South Africa' is a project of the Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) run… Read more

Nature Hero Program

Nature Hero Program

Play Africa | Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo | Gauteng

The Nature Hero program is linked to a proudly South African book called The Big Show published by Play Africa… Read more

Nature Hero Program

Play Africa | Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo | Gauteng

The Nature Hero program is linked to a proudly South African book called The Big Show published by Play Africa… Read more

Safe-Up UCT

Safe-Up UCT

Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) | Institute for Safety Governance and Criminology (SafGo) | Western Cape

Safe-Up UCT is a smartphone app, developed and managed by the Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) at the University of… Read more

Safe-Up UCT

Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) | Institute for Safety Governance and Criminology (SafGo) | Western Cape

Safe-Up UCT is a smartphone app, developed and managed by the Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) at the University of… Read more

Socially activated spaces in informal settlements

Socially activated spaces in informal settlements

Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC) | Western Cape

The Emthonjeni project forms part of VPUU’s greater mission to upgrade public spaces in informal settlements to reduce violence and… Read more

Socially activated spaces in informal settlements

Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC) | Western Cape

The Emthonjeni project forms part of VPUU’s greater mission to upgrade public spaces in informal settlements to reduce violence and… Read more

Birds and the Bees peer-education programme: challenging harmful norms around sexual violence

Birds and the Bees peer-education programme: challenging harmful norms around sexual violence

Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust | Western Cape

The Birds and the Bees is a peer education programme we have been implementing for a number of years in… Read more

Birds and the Bees peer-education programme: challenging harmful norms around…

Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust | Western Cape

The Birds and the Bees is a peer education programme we have been implementing for a number of years in… 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

National School Safety Framework (NSSF)

National School Safety Framework (NSSF)

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | National (all SA)

The National School Safety Framework (NSSF) is designed to provide a comprehensive document that can guide the Department of Basic… Read more

National School Safety Framework (NSSF)

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | National (all SA)

The National School Safety Framework (NSSF) is designed to provide a comprehensive document that can guide the Department of Basic… Read more

Umhlali - Building safer communities through youth resilience

Umhlali - Building safer communities through youth resilience

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | Masifunde Learner Development | Eastern Cape

The Umhlali project seeks to enhance evidence-based youth resilience against crime and offending behaviour through early prevention interventions that include,… Read more

Umhlali - Building safer communities through youth resilience

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | Masifunde Learner Development | Eastern Cape

The Umhlali project seeks to enhance evidence-based youth resilience against crime and offending behaviour through early prevention interventions that include,… Read more

We Will Speak Out Campaign

We Will Speak Out Campaign

UNFPA South Africa | National (all SA), KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape

We will speak out South Africa (WWSOSA), is a coalition of faith communities and strategic partners committed to working together… Read more

We Will Speak Out Campaign

UNFPA South Africa | National (all SA), KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape

We will speak out South Africa (WWSOSA), is a coalition of faith communities and strategic partners committed to working together… Read more

SHINE Victim Prevention Programme

SHINE Victim Prevention Programme

Khulisa Social Solutions | National (all SA)

SHINE Victim Prevention Programme through post trauma intervention promotes resilience and confidence building among women and teenage girls who experienced… Read more

SHINE Victim Prevention Programme

Khulisa Social Solutions | National (all SA)

SHINE Victim Prevention Programme through post trauma intervention promotes resilience and confidence building among women and teenage girls who experienced… Read more

Building municipal skills for community safety planning

Building municipal skills for community safety planning

Other / Joint initiatives | Eastern Cape, Gauteng

The Building Municipal Skills for Community Safety Project was initiated in 2014 by the GIZ Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention… Read more

Building municipal skills for community safety planning

Other / Joint initiatives | Eastern Cape, Gauteng

The Building Municipal Skills for Community Safety Project was initiated in 2014 by the GIZ Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention… Read more