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Kenya Youth Empowerment and Opportunities Project Good Idea but Not All Inclusive

Social scientists and policymakers alike have shown that youth empowerment programmes can act as a catalyst for social inclusion and consequently help reduce youth violence.However, data from research done by the Centre for Human Rights ...

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Taxi Violence – Roots vs Routes? What Is the Solution?

Taxi violence is a perennial problem that reflects the complexities and challenges of the South African society at large. The outbreak of violence in Gqeberha, during which several taxis and shops were set alight is ...

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Suicide Crisis Soars in South Africa

South Africa is facing a suicide crisis that aptly rose last month — September is dedicated to suicide awareness. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group reports that there are 23 known cases of suicide in ...

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International Day of Peace 2021

On this #InternationalDayOfPeace 2021, a day set for strengthening the ideal of peace through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire, we as the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) take stock ...

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Early Childhood Development Policies Can Strike at the Heart of Our Culture of Violence

The biggest issue to confront in dealing with violent crime is not organised groups of criminals or insurgents, but a normalisation of violence that infects interpersonal relationships in South Africa. Increasing police resources or deploying ...

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Where Are the Women? The AU Mirrors Africa's Burden of Patriarchy

The African Union (AU) stands divided as Israel has been granted observer status in the continental body with angry outbursts and finger-pointing over their treatment of Palestinians. While that debate rages, African leaders seem to ...

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Press Statement: CSVR Expresses Concern over Unconstitutional Change of Power in Guinea

African leaders should take the lead in condemning unconstitutional change of power in Guinea.As Guinea Conakry faces a future run by the military following a coup in that country, the Centre for the Study of ...

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