Women's Contribution to Social Cohesion and Violence Prevention Through the Community Work Programme

Women's Contribution to Social Cohesion and Violence Prevention Through the Community Work Programme

This policy brief looks at the prominent role (older) women play in the Community Work Programme (CWP). Focusing on women participants' involvement in community work and local social networks, it demonstrates their contribution to building social cohesion and driving crime and violence prevention activities through the CWP. After presenting the case of the Manenberg site, where women participants have done much to address violence in the community, the brief concludes with recommendations for fostering women's contributions to the CWP.

 

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Senior Research Specialist

Dr. Jasmina Brankovic is the Senior Research Specialist at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. With a focus on participatory methods, she conducts research on inequality and socioeconomic transformation, climate justice, gender in conflict, and civil society strategies for social change in transitional contexts.



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