Xenophobia and Outsider Exclusion: Addressing Frail Social Cohesion in SA’s Diverse Communities

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Xenophobia and Outsider Exclusion: Addressing Frail Social Cohesion in SA’s Diverse Communities – Resources

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Freedom House, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), implemented a two year social cohesion and anti-collective violence program within 16 at-risk communities in six provinces throughout South Africa. In partnership with the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), University of Witwatersrand and the Safety and Violence Initiative (SAVI) University of Cape Town, Freedom House undertook rapid conflict assessments in each of the target areas. These rapid conflict assessments were the foundation of our project and gave us insight into the dynamics of each community which enabled us to develop individual social cohesion profiles and peacebuilding teams in the targeted at-risk communities.