Policy Brief: Reducing Violence in South Africa - From Policing to Prevention

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Policy Brief: Reducing Violence in South Africa - From Policing to Prevention – Resources


Institute for Security Studies


Chandre Gould, Diketso Mufamadi, Celia Hsiao and Matodzi Amisi

Publication date

29 Sep 2017

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Giselle Warton

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10 Oct 2017

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This policy brief was published by the Institute for Security Studies on 29 September 2017.

This policy brief flows from and contributes to discussions held at the Dialogue Forum for Evidence-Based Programmes to Prevent Violence against Women and Children. The forum, established in 2015, brings together academics, local and international non-governmental organisations that are evaluating violence-prevention programmes, and government officials. The government departments involved include the Departments of Basic Education; Women; Social Development; Health; Justice; Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation; and the National Treasury. The forum seeks to build strong, healthy inter-sectoral relationships, catalyse action and support processes that will lead to the sustainable implementation of evidence-based programmes to prevent violence in South Africa. It is convened by the Institute for Security Studies and guided by a driver group that includes representatives from Save the Children South Africa, the Medical Research Council, the Department of Women and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Dr Chandré Gould, Senior Research Fellow, Justice and Violence Prevention Programme, ISS.

Diketso Mufamadi, Research Assistant, Justice and Violence Prevention Programme, ISS.

Dr Celia Hsiao, Research Manager, Save the Children South Africa.

Matodzi Amisi, Director of Evaluation, Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.