Year Publisher: 2014

Authors: Pinky Mahlangu, Anik Gevers and Ariane De Lannoy

Publisher: Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

Suggested Citation: Mahlangu P, Gevers A & De Lannoy A (2014) Adolescents: Preventing interpersonal and gender-based violence. In: Mathews S, Jamieson L, Lake L & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2014. Cape Town: Children's Institute, University of Cape Town.


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This essay aims to address the following questions: What types of violence do adolescents experience? What is the impact of violence in adolescence? What are the key risk and protective factors? What are promising interventions to address violence in adolescence and what are the recommendations?