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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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Zero Tolerance Village Alliance
Zero Tolerance Village Alliance
Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme | Limpopo

The Zero Tolerance Village Alliance focuses on sexual and gender-based violence, child abuse and HIV/AIDS-based stigma. It is based on…

Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP)
Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP)
Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP) is a holiday programme for youth across the Western Cape, particularly youth residing…

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…

Walking Bus Project
Walking Bus Project
Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The Walking Bus Project entails parents, as well as volunteers from the broader community, walking groups of children to school…

Urban Safety Reference Group
Urban Safety Reference Group
South African Cities Network | National (all SA)

The Urban Safety Reference Group was established to serve as a platform for peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing amongst practitioners…

Stop Gender Violence Campaign
Stop Gender Violence Campaign
MOSAIC Training, Service & Healing Centre for Women | National (all SA)

The Stop Gender Violence Campaign is a national coalition of civil society organisations working together to end gender-based violence (GBV).…

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…

Sidlala Sidlamkile Sifunda Banzi Ngobom
Sidlala Sidlamkile Sifunda Banzi Ngobom
Inkwenkwezi Youth Development Sporting Foundation | Eastern Cape

The programme is targeting adolescents between the ages 10 - 19. It is an in school and out of school…

Sedibeng Community Safety Forum
Sedibeng Community Safety Forum
Sedibeng District Municipality | Gauteng

The Sedibeng Community Safety Forum synchronises community safety initiatives and promotes development of communities by ensuring safer environments and access…

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…

Safe Taxis Now
Safe Taxis Now
Soul City Institute, One in Nine Campaign | National (all SA), Gauteng

The Safe Taxis Now campaign was developed in response to a number of high profile rape cases which were perpetrated…

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…