Year Publisher: 2017

Author: Shanaaz Mathews

Publisher: Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

Suggested Citation: Mathews S (2017) Preventing violence: From evidence to implementation. In: Jamieson L, Berry L & Lake L (eds) South African Child Gauge 2017. Cape Town: Children's Institute, University of Cape Town.


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This essay will consider the following questions: What is known about the nature and extent of violence against children in South Africa? How does violence affect children’s ability to thrive? How can violence be prevented and what is needed to bridge the gap between evidence and implementation?