Disaster-Appropriate Policing in South Africa: Protests and State Violence in the COVID-19 Era

Militarisation refers to a process where societies (states, institutions, and citizens) prioritise, organise, prepare for and respond to threats or crises with military action or violence. This policy brief highlights how many countries across the ...

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Torture Victims Have a Right to Rehabilitation: A Guide for Service Providers to Assist Victims of Torture in Securing their Right to Rehabilitation

The PARI Network has developed a Rehabilitation Manual that speaks to victims’ rights against torture. It is a guide for service providers to assist victims of torture in securing their right to rehabilitation. The overall ...

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The State Is Failing in Its Duty to Foster Inclusion and Safety of the LGBTIQ+ Community

South Africa’s crime stats do not show the vulnerability of certain sections of our society, including LGBTIQ+ people. By not providing effective reporting and analysis of violence against them, their needs and challenges are again ...

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Press Release: Violence as the Currency for Communities to Purchase Entrenched Human Rights Must Change

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is disturbed about the recent increase in political violence and the escalating collective violence around the country such as has been seen in the Tshwane ...

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More than Gangsterism, Structural Violence Is the Issue

Announcing that President Zuma would not deploy the army to intervene in Cape Flats gang wars, his spokesman Mac Maharaj noted that the president “has directed ministers in the social and economic sectors to study ...

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Promotion of the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) HIV/Aids Workplace Policy

A project funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has enabled the Centre for the Study of Violence (CSVR) and the Lesotho Mounted Police Services (LMPS) to work together since 2008 to address the problem of ...

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