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How others have done it: A desk study of community projects related to torture, Appendix C
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Bantjes, Megan. 2011. How others have done it: A desk study of community projects related to torture, Appendix C. Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.With the aim of informing CSVR's development of a community work model to address torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, this desk study examines six community projects conducted in South Africa and in other countries. Details of four of the interventions were found in the literature and information about two projects was gathered in interviews with the staff involved. Each intervention is discussed in terms of six questions that have been found useful for thinking about community work (see Questions about community work, Appendix B). The objectives of CSVR’s community work on torture - transformation, prevention and amelioration - provide the framework for considering the implications of each of these projects for CSVR's development of a model.

Leaving the Gangster Things to the Boys Growing Up Now: Young Men, Physical Violence, and Structural Violence in Post-Transition South Africa
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Brankovic, Jasmina. 2012. Leaving the Gangster Things to the Boys Growing Up Now: Young Men, Physical Violence, and Structural Violence in Post-Transition South Africa. Cape Town: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape.

This paper examines the intersection of physical violence, structural violence, and masculinity through the life history narrative of a 20-year-old man exiting an informal gang in Gugulethu, a township in Cape Town. Beginning and remaining with James Madoda’s narrative, the paper shows how the gendered physical violence between young men in townships emerges from historical and present-day structural violence - here defined as institutionalised power inequalities that limit life opportunities - and argues that structural violence needs to be discussed and addressed as a policy issue in South Africa. It also suggests that structural violence may provide a platform for collaboration among civil society actors working on socioeconomic transformation and the prevention of violence.

‘Brutal logic: violence, sexuality and macho myth in South African men’s prisons and beyond.’
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Gear, S. (2010).  ‘Brutal logic: violence, sexuality and macho myth in South African men’s prisons and beyond.’ In (Eds), Peter Aggleton and Richard Parker, Routledge Handbook of Sexuality, Health and Rights. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group: London and New York.
We can prevent violence
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Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. (November 2009). We can prevent violence. Symposium on Strengthening Primary Prevention of Gender-based Violence in South Africa. (pdf 325Kb)

Tracking Rape Case Attrition in Gauteng: The Police Investigation Stage
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Sigsworth, R. Vetten, L. Jewkes, R.and Christofides, N. (October 2009). Tracking Rape Case Attrition in Gauteng: The Police Investigation Stage. Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. (pdf 685Kb)

South African Domestic Violence Act National Conference, 26 - 28 November 2008,
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South African Domestic Violence Act National Conference, 26 - 28 November, 2008. Johannesburg. Conference papers and conference report available online.

The epidemiology and the pathology of suspected rape homicide in South Africa
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Abrahams, N., Martin, L., Jewkes, R. Mathews, S., Vetten, L., Lombard, C. (2008) The epidemiology and the pathology of suspected rape homicide in South Africa. Forensic Science International. (available for purchase online)

Gender-based Violence in Transition
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Sigsworth, R. "Gender-based Violence in Transition." Concept Paper: violence and Transition Project Roundtable, 7 - 9 May 2008.  Johannesburg. (pdf. 268 kb)

The Gendered Nature of Xenophobia in South Africa
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Sigsworth, R. Ngwane, C. and Pino, A. (2008) The Gendered Nature of Xenophobia in South Africa. Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. (pdf 776KB)