SaferSpaces: Gender-based Violence

Theme: Gender-based Violence

Societies free of gender-based violence (GBV) do not exist, and South Africa is no exception though it has particularly high rates of GBV. This is a profound and widespread problem, impacting on almost every aspect of life. GBV disproportionately affects women and girls and is systemic, and deeply entrenched in institutions, cultures and traditions in South Africa. Addressing GBV is a complex issue requiring multi-faceted responses and commitment from all stakeholders, including government, civil society and other citizens.

This curated theme page presents relevant knowledge and information on gender-based violence available on SaferSpaces.

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Lessons learned from the first Kenyan app for tracking gender violence
24 Aug 2020 | by Sarah Dickins and Naomi Mwaura | Flone Initiative

Using the data gathered through the app, the Flone Initiative aims to create a comprehensive database on gender-based violence hotspots across Kenya, particularly on public transport and other public transport spaces, so that Kenyan women can plan safer journeys for themselves and their loved ones. The data will also give…

Lessons learned from the first Kenyan app for tracking gender violence
24 Aug 2020 | by Sarah Dickins and Naomi Mwaura | Flone Initiative

Using the data gathered through the app, the Flone Initiative aims to create a comprehensive database on gender-based violence hotspots across Kenya, particularly on public transport and other public transport spaces, so that Kenyan women can plan safer journeys for themselves and their loved ones. The data will also give…

Gender-based violence during lockdown: looking for answers
12 May 2020 | by Chandre Gould | Institute for Security Studies

Why is South Africa not showing the rise in domestic violence cases reported elsewhere in the world?

Gender-based violence during lockdown: looking for answers
12 May 2020 | by Chandre Gould | Institute for Security Studies

Why is South Africa not showing the rise in domestic violence cases reported elsewhere in the world?

More Than a Game: Soccer-Based Health Programming for Adolescent Boys and Young Men
30 Nov 2018 | by Alison Clowes, Chris Barkley, Mbulelo Malotana and Jenn Warren | Grassroot South Africa

As we celebrate 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, it is important to acknowledge that entrenched gender norms in South Africa create an environment in which gender-based violence is acceptable, and even worse, normalised. They inhibit effective implementation of laws intended to address violence against women and girls. It…

More Than a Game: Soccer-Based Health Programming for Adolescent Boys and Young Men
30 Nov 2018 | by Alison Clowes, Chris Barkley, Mbulelo Malotana and Jenn Warren | Grassroot South Africa

As we celebrate 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, it is important to acknowledge that entrenched gender norms in South Africa create an environment in which gender-based violence is acceptable, and even worse, normalised. They inhibit effective implementation of laws intended to address violence against women and girls. It…

Religious organisations should help combat violence against the LGBTQIA+ community
12 Oct 2018 | by Hanzline R. Davids | Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM)

Religious communities in South Africa are often violent towards the LGBTQIA+ community. The forms of violence are wide-ranging. Faith communities are called to be healers and agents of justice. Therefore, listening to LGBTQIA+ people’s stories is one way to combat the stereotypes, bias and prejudice that nurtures violence.

Religious organisations should help combat violence against the LGBTQIA+ community
12 Oct 2018 | by Hanzline R. Davids | Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM)

Religious communities in South Africa are often violent towards the LGBTQIA+ community. The forms of violence are wide-ranging. Faith communities are called to be healers and agents of justice. Therefore, listening to LGBTQIA+ people’s stories is one way to combat the stereotypes, bias and prejudice that nurtures violence.

Lessons learned from the first Kenyan app for tracking gender violence
24 Aug 2020 | by Sarah Dickins and Naomi Mwaura | Flone Initiative
Gender-based violence during lockdown: looking for answers
More Than a Game: Soccer-Based Health Programming for Adolescent Boys and Young Men
30 Nov 2018 | by Alison Clowes, Chris Barkley, Mbulelo Malotana and Jenn Warren | Grassroot South Africa
Religious organisations should help combat violence against the LGBTQIA+ community
12 Oct 2018 | by Hanzline R. Davids | Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM)
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Project Profiles

Research

Boxgirls Afterschool Clubs Evaluation

Duration: 01 May 2015 – 31 Oct 2017
Lead organisation: Boxgirls South Africa
Location: Western Cape