Events – Prevention concepts

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Prevention concepts – Events

Open Streets Main Road

01 Oct 2017 | Open Streets Cape Town | Cape Town

On Sunday 1 October, a 5km section of Cape Town’s M4 (aka Main Road) will be reserved for people, not cars, during the first ever ‘Open Streets Main Road’. Closed to motorised vehicles, it will become an open space for pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, wheelchair users and other non-motorised transport users to move in safety. Open Streets is free and everyone is encouraged to participate and help plan the day.

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Call for Abstracts - Preventing Violence and Promoting Safety in Fragile and Insecure Environments

19 Sep – 06 Oct 2017 | Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) | Cape Town

The Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) at the University of Cape Town is inviting abstracts for papers to be given at a conference titled ‘‘Preventing violence and promoting safety in fragile and insecure environments’‘. The conference will be taking place from 27-28 November 2017. Abstracts must be submitted via email by 6 October 2017 to: .

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Retreat on Intentional Peace-building

28 Feb – 02 Mar 2017 | Phaphama Initiatives | Johannesburg

At a time when we are besieged by global uncertainty, fear and polarisation here is an irresistible invitation to people who are passionate about peace and nonviolence, and who are willing to learn, in a circle, with and from each other.

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Is social cohesion the missing link in preventing violence?

21 Apr 2016 | Institute for Security Studies, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) | HSRC Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria

New research shows that social cohesion can both prevent and enable violence in South African communities. This seminar will launch a special edition of South African Crime Quarterly that showcases the research and investigates the role of social cohesion and the related concept of collective efficacy in reducing violence.

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