Mapping Local Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response Strategies in South Africa

"This report has covered a range of gender violence prevention initiatives implemented by the state and various NGOs. These interventions demonstrate that a lot is being done to address the problem of GBV in the country and show promising results in terms of how GBV can be prevented at individual, community and national levels. However, one main limitation is that the effectiveness of these interventions in preventing and eradicating GBV has not been rigorously tested. It was evident in this mapping exercise that there is no clear model to address GBV as various organisations use different methods and strategies to deal with the problem. This makes it difficult for comparative analysis in order to develop a comprehensive evidence-based model to address GBV in South Africa."