Year Published: 2018

Authors: Lucy Jamieson, Shanaaz Mathews and Stefanie Röhrs

Publisher: Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

Suggested Citation: Jamieson L, Mathews S & Röhrs S (2018) Stopping family violence: Integrated approaches to address violence against women and children. In: Hall K, Richter L, Mokomane Z & Lake L (eds) South African Child Gauge 2018. Cape Town: Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town.


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This chapter seeks to answer these questions: What do we know about violence in families? What are the interconnections between intimate partner violence and violence against children in the home? What are the effects of experiencing or witnessing violence as a child? What are the state’s obligations to prevent violence? What happens in practice and what are the best strategies to tackle family violence?