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Violence prevention

SaVI researchers and associates are currently undertaking research on various aspects of violence prevention in Africa, including: violence against women and children; youth violence; and men’s violence against men.

The core SaVI team conducted a research project funded by USAID and in partnership with ALPS Resilience that focused on 15 communities across 4 provinces in South Africa (Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and Western Cape) focusing on xenophobic violence.

The People to People Dialogues (P2P) project was a 15-month project funded by USAID that aims to foster social cohesion in South African communities by improving relationships between foreign nationals and locals. 

 In the second of half of 2018, the Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) from the University of Cape Town (UCT), began the research end phase of the project, identifying the drivers of xenophobia, levels of existing community resilience, and key actors within the each of the locations. The resulting situational analyses will provide the evidence base necessary to design and implement effective, context-specific community dialogues in 2019.