Evidence-based Strategies for the Prevention of Gender-based Violence in South Africa: A Case Study of CSVR

"The research findings of this review were used by the CSVR’s Gender-Based Violence Programme to inform and develop evidence-based violence prevention interventions in communities. Over the last decade, South Africa has developed progressive legislation and policy frameworks which attempt to address GBV. Various campaigns (e.g., 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children) and national strategies (e.g., 365 Day National Action Plan to End Gender Violence) were also adopted and developed by the South African government to address GBV. However, despite the comprehensive interventions, laws and legislation, levels of GBV remain high."