Year Published: 2017

Authors: Celia Hsiao, Chandré Gould, Heidi Loening, Patrick Burton, André Lewaks and Nwabisa Shai

Publisher: Institute for Security Studies

Suggested Citation: Hsiao C, Gould C, Loening H, Burton P, Lewaks A & Shai N (2017) Reducing violence in South Africa: from research to action (Policy Brief). Institute for Security Studies.


Collaboration between government, non-governmental organisations, international organisations, donors and researchers is critical to ending the pandemic of violence, particularly violence against children. This policy brief presents a framework for bringing the sectors together to take evidence-based violence prevention programmes to scale in South Africa. It is based on a series of consultations with experts from government and civil society.