Invisible Girls and Violent Boys: Gender and Gangs in South Africa

Invisible Girls and Violent Boys: Gender and Gangs in South Africa

This article discusses the role of women and girls in gangs in South Africa, and looks at their involvement in violent crime more broadly. The article also discusses various sectors that women are involved in South Africa that have some proximity to gangs, such as sex work (which is often controlled by gangs).

 

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Lisa Vetten
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Lisa Vetten is the former manager of the Gender Programme at the Centre for the study of Violence and Reconciliation. In 2013 she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Political Studies (cum laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her dissertation was entitled 'Deserving and undeserving women: A case study of South African policy and legislation addressing domestic violence.

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