Violence Prevention

Press Release: SACTJ Calls for Reform of National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in South Africa

The South African Coalition for Transitional Justice (SACTJ) calls for changes to the architecture and working methodology of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in South Africa. Torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment and ...

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Youth Empowerment Initiatives, Social Inclusion and Violence Prevention: A Case Study of the Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project

The Youth Inclusion for Violence Prevention Project, a collaboration between CSVR and the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS), investigates the role of public-sector employment and livelihood support programmes in promoting socio-economic inclusion ...

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Humanizing Security in Cabo Delgado: A CSO Report on the Drivers of Conflict and its Impact on Civilians

The instability in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado wrought by the ongoing war has been a subject of much humanitarian concern. Dominant discourses have framed the violence in terms of a ‘terrorist insurgency’, foregoing the inquiries into ...

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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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Press Release: Marikana Massacre 9 Years Later

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation Remembers the Marikana Massacre 9 Years Later. The 9th anniversary of the Marikana Massacre on 16 August 2021 remains a painful reminder of this event, and the ...

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Press Release: The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation Condemns the Ongoing Violence in KZN and Gauteng

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) has been following the recent events that have been characterised by widespread violence in South Africa that has resulted in 72 deaths. CSVR condemns the ...

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