What is Violence Prevention? A New Definition

14 Mar 2022

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This policy brief provides a definition of violence prevention developed by NGOs, researchers, government officials and representatives of development partners and the private sector. It aims to catalyse discussion, support policy development and advocacy, and encourage all South Africans to ask themselves what they are doing to prevent violence. The process of developing the definition was as important as the final product, entailing intensive knowledge exchange, debate and compromise.