Violence Prevention

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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A Scoping Study of CSVR's Work with Gender and Gender-Based Violence

This report highlights CSVR’s work with gender and gender-based violence (GBV). It briefly highlights international best practices in terms of GBV prevention as well as CSVR research, advocacy, clinical, community and organisational interventions related to ...

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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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Transitional Justice in Crisis Situations: Addressing Violent Extremism, Beyond a Militarised Approach

This policy paper draws from the discussions of the Fourth African Transitional Justice Forum, held on 26–28 October 2020 under the theme “Silencing the Guns in the Context of COVID-19: Progress, Problems and Prospects.” Following ...

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