Report on National Prevention Strategies for Youth Violence: An International Comparative Study

Report on National Prevention Strategies for Youth Violence: An International Comparative Study

This international comparative study, funded by the Ministry of Public Safety of Canada, maps and analyzes different national strategies for youth violence prevention in six countries, including South Africa, Canada, Colombia, the United States, France and Norway. These countries have been selected on the basis of their income considering in…

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Mathews S, Govender R, Lamb G, Boonzaier F, Dawes A, Ward C, Duma S, Baraecke L, Warton G, Artz L, Meer T, Jamieson L, Smith Towards a More Comprehensive Understanding of the Direct and Indirect Determinants of Violence against Women and Children in South Africa with a View to Enhancing Violence Prevention: Final Report

Mathews S, Govender R, Lamb G, Boonzaier F, Dawes A, Ward C, Duma S, Baraecke L, Warton G, Artz L, Meer T, Jamieson L, Smith Towards a More Comprehensive Understanding of the Direct and Indirect Determinants of Violence against Women and Children in South Africa with a View to Enhancing Violence Prevention: Final Report

The main objective of this report is to provide the  Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) to Investigate the Root  Causes of Violence Against Women and Children with a critical  analysis of the risk and protective factors, or determinants,  associated with violence (physical, sexual and emotional)  against women and children in South Africa,…

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Disrupting Cycles of Violence in Africa – Unlocking Complex Dimensions of Human Security

Disrupting Cycles of Violence in Africa – Unlocking Complex Dimensions of Human Security

This policy brief discusses a range of negotiation processes that can mobilise communities to engage in social actions that supply in their own security and peace-making needs. The discussion generates crucial insights and knowledge that may inform and strengthen community-based ‘whole-of-society’ strategies for the prevention of violence and its gendered…

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International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence-informed approach

International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence-informed approach

This revised and fully updated edition of the  International technical guidance on sexuality education benefits from a new review  of the current evidence, and reaffirms the position of sexuality education within a framework of human rights and gender  equality. It promotes structured learning about sex and relationships in a manner…

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The shrinking world of girls at puberty: Violence and gender-divergent access to the public sphere among adolescents in South Africa

The shrinking world of girls at puberty: Violence and gender-divergent access to the public sphere among adolescents in South Africa

This study of children in grades 5 and 8-9 in KwaZulu-Natal finds greater ‘gender divergence in access to the public sphere’ for older children (those in grades 8-9) than for younger children (those in grade 5).

With puberty, girls’ worlds shrink, while boys’ expand. While this is

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Violence Unwrapped: The social and economic burden of violence against children in South Africa

Violence Unwrapped: The social and economic burden of violence against children in South Africa

Violence against children exists in every country in the world, cutting across culture, class, education, income and ethnic origin. South Africa is no exception. Violence against children can have lifelong adverse health, social and economic consequences for survivors, including behavioural problems and risky sexual behaviours; mental and physical health

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Responsive Parenting: A strategy to prevent violence

Responsive Parenting: A strategy to prevent violence

This edition of Early Childhood Matters addresses the theme of responsive parenting, and in particular the potential for responsive parenting programmes to reduce the incidence of violence against young children. Articles examine the state of research, experiences in adapting parenting programmes to new cultural contexts, and the experiences of particular…

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Integrating Early Childhood Development and Violence Prevention: A landscape analysis: Networks, campaigns, movements, and initiatives

Integrating Early Childhood Development and Violence Prevention: A landscape analysis: Networks, campaigns, movements, and initiatives

While there is considerable programmatic and strategic overlap between the areas of early childhood development and violence prevention, progress in achieving deeper and more sustainable impact by building synergy across the two has been limited. This report by CPC Learning Network faculty affiliate Dr. Cassie Landers, supported by

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A World Free from Child Poverty: A guide to the tasks to achieve the vision

A World Free from Child Poverty: A guide to the tasks to achieve the vision

Published by UNICEF and the Coalition to End Global Poverty, of which Save the Children is a co-lead, this guide harnesses the combined knowledge and experience of the participating NGOs and other organizations to support national processes to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 1) on Ending Poverty. SDG1 explicitly

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Child Sensitivity in Poverty Alleviation Programming: An analytical toolkit

Child Sensitivity in Poverty Alleviation Programming: An analytical toolkit

Child-sensitive policies, programmes and interventions explicitly aim to maximize the benefits for children and minimize any harm. However, increasing income and assets at the household level does not always result in positive impacts for children. Some poverty alleviation (PA) interventions can have neutral or unintended negative impacts on children….

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Evidence-informed policy-making toolkit

Evidence-informed policy-making toolkit

This toolkit deals with how to find, evaluate and communicate evidence for policy. It is for mid-level civil servants and parliamentary staff in developing countries, to build their skills and knowledge for evidence-informed policy-making.

The toolkit was developed in collaboration with policy-makers and researchers in Ghana and Zimbabwe,…

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Effective early childhood development programme options meeting the needs of young South African children

Effective early childhood development programme options meeting the needs of young South African children

This research supports ECD service providers and government officials to implement the National Integrated  Early Childhood Development Policy approved by Cabinet on 09 December 2015, providing children with  greater access to quality ECD programmes thereby reducing inequality and poverty. It ensures that the correct  information is available for decision-making, that…

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Making South Africa safe: A manual for community-based crime prevention

Making South Africa safe: A manual for community-based crime prevention

A crime prevention strategy  provides a useful framework to support the development and implementation of crime  prevention initiatives at local level.  The purpose of this manual is to support those responsible for such a strategy. It  provides concise, user-friendly, practical guidance and outlines a step-by-step process  to develop and implement…

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