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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Blog

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.

Services and screening for victims of violence
20 Sep 2018 | by Networking HIV and AIDS Community of Southern Africa (NACOSA)

Two separate pieces of research published by the Networking HIV and AIDS Community of Southern Africa (NACOSA) highlight the need for services and screening for victims of gender based violence as a critical part of the country’s HIV response.

Services and screening for victims of violence
20 Sep 2018 | by Networking HIV and AIDS Community of Southern Africa (NACOSA)

Two separate pieces of research published by the Networking HIV and AIDS Community of Southern Africa (NACOSA) highlight the need for services and screening for victims of gender based violence as a critical part of the country’s HIV response.

After women’s month, women and children are still dying
20 Sep 2018 | by Tsamme Mmammone Mfundisi

It is the end of women’s month in South Africa, and for me it still feels like being a woman in South Africa is moving from LOVE to DEATH

After women’s month, women and children are still dying
20 Sep 2018 | by Tsamme Mmammone Mfundisi

It is the end of women’s month in South Africa, and for me it still feels like being a woman in South Africa is moving from LOVE to DEATH

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)
Services and screening for victims of violence
20 Sep 2018 | by Networking HIV and AIDS Community of Southern Africa (NACOSA)
After women’s month, women and children are still dying
20 Sep 2018 | by Tsamme Mmammone Mfundisi
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Resources

Grassroot soccer: Annual Report 2015-2016 - Report/Study

Grassroot Soccer South Africa | 11 Jan 2016

New materials for GBV survivors - Guide/Manual

Networking HIV & AIDS Community of Southern Africa (NACOSA) | 04 Jul 2018

The rationale for simultaneously screening for HIV and GBV in communities plagued by violence - Factsheet

Networking HIV & AIDS Community of Southern Africa (NACOSA) | 10 Sep 2018
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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