Programmes for change: Addressing sexual and intimate partner violence in South Africa

  • Nwabisa Jama Shai Medical Research Council and University of the Witwatersrand
  • Yandisa Sikweyiya Medical Research Council and University of the Witwatersrand
Keywords: Violence, violence prevention, intimate partner violence, intervention programmes, South Africa,

Abstract

South Africa has a number of locally evaluated interventions that have been designed to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence before it occurs. This article describes such programmes that have been evaluated and found to be promising or effective. Seven locally evaluated primary prevention interventions are described, along with the evidence egarding their level of effectiveness. These interventions include mother-child, parentteen, individual and group-based interventions. All of these interventions are developed based on evidence and primary prevention principles: a sound theory of change, cultural relevance, participatory methods and evaluation through randomised controlled trials.

Author Biographies

Nwabisa Jama Shai, Medical Research Council and University of the Witwatersrand
Gender and Health Research Unit and the School of Public Health
Yandisa Sikweyiya, Medical Research Council and University of the Witwatersrand
Gender and Health Research Unit and the School of Public Health
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Published
2015-03-08
Section
Research articles