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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Listen and Learn: Participatory assessment with children and adolescents

Listen and Learn: Participatory assessment with children and adolescents

This tool promotes an ethical approach to participatory assessments for children and adolescents that moves away from structured dialogue and focus group discussions. The tool introduces participatory methods that are suitable for engaging with children and adolescents and includes a number of participatory assessment activities. Program teams should consider this…

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The Foundations of Tanzanian Teaching: Training for educators in core teaching competencies

The Foundations of Tanzanian Teaching: Training for educators in core teaching competencies

Poor quality teaching underpins the global crisis in child learning. Teachers in low-income and crisis-affected settings are often encouraged to improve the quality of their classroom instruction through training supplied by civil society organisations. This training too often leads to a minimal change in classroom practice. This toolkit of foundational…

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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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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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Exploring Women’s Empowerment through Asset Ownership and Experience of Intimate Partner Violence

Exploring Women’s Empowerment through Asset Ownership and Experience of Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is widespread globally, with an estimated one-third of women aged 15 years and over experiencing physical and/or sexual violence at the hands of an intimate partner during their lifetimes. Economic empowerment, or the financial standing of women, is often thought to protect against IPV, signalling sufficient…

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Compendium of United Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice

Compendium of United Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice

The present edition of the  Compendium has been structured according to a  new clustering system articulated as follows:

  • (a)  standards and norms related primarily to persons in custody, non-custodial sanctions and juvenile and restorative justice;
  • (b) standards and norms related primarily to legal, institutional and

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Gender in the Criminal Justice System  Assessment Tool

Gender in the Criminal Justice System Assessment Tool

This  Tool  helps  guide  the  assessment  of  gender  in  the  criminal  justice  system. In  conducting  assessments  of  the  judicial  system’s  role  in  the  criminal  justice  system, the  assessor  would  ideally  use  this  tool  in  conjunction  with  other  tools  in  the  Criminal  Justice  Assessment  Toolkit.

Gender  roles  vary  widely  …

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Crime Prevention Assessment Tool

Crime Prevention Assessment Tool

These assessment tools are designed as dynamic tools to enable United Nations  entities, donor organizations and Governments, government officials involved in crime  prevention development and other organizations and individuals:

  • To undertake an assessment of crime prevention needs
  • To identify areas of technical assistance

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From the Front of the Room: Sharing Your Childhood Story of Domestic Violence

From the Front of the Room: Sharing Your Childhood Story of Domestic Violence

This guide, designed for adult survivors, explores the power of storytelling and the unique value that stories of adult children exposed to domestic violence can bring to social change movements, offering guidance for 1) assessing readiness, 2) finding your voice, 3) clarifying your message, and 4) attending to your wellness….

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Adult Human Trafficking Screening Toolkit and Guide

Adult Human Trafficking Screening Toolkit and Guide

The Adult Human Trafficking Screening Tool (AHTST) is designed for use across various health care, behavioral health, social services, and public health settings in order to assess adult patients or clients for human trafficking victimization or risk for potential trafficking victimization. It is a survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally appropriate intervention…

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Power Through Partnerships: A CBPR Toolkit For Domestic Violence Researchers

Power Through Partnerships: A CBPR Toolkit For Domestic Violence Researchers

This toolkit is for researchers across disciplines and social locations who are working in academic, policy, community, or practice-based settings. In particular, the toolkit provides support to emerging researchers as they consider whether and how to take a CBPR approach and what it might mean in the context of their…

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Effectiveness of interventions to reduce homelessness

Effectiveness of interventions to reduce homelessness

Interventions to reduce homelessness and  improve housing stability are effective.  This Campbell systematic review examines  the effectiveness of interventions to reduce  homelessness and increase residential  stability for individuals who are homeless, or  at risk of becoming homeless. Forty-three  studies were included in the review, 37 of  which are from the…

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