Publication Type: Reports

Analysis of the criminal records expungement process in South Africa

The issue of criminal records and the expungement process is undoubtedly a complex one, attracting much debate, largely resulting from archaic understandings of criminality. For too long this discourse has been used to rationalise the collective marginalisation of people with criminal records from society, which has not only been a justification for systemic discrimination across …

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State of South Africa’s Fathers 2021

This is the second issue of an evolving report, planned for publication every three years. It can be used in the development of policy and legislation for families, labour market regulations, educational curricula, and other training materials. It can be referenced as a source of expert information for advocacy and community groups, individual families, and …

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State of the Tanzania’s Fathers (SOTFs) Report

This study’s objective was to explore the level of Tanzani- an men’s engagement in parenting, caregiving, Child Rights Protection (CRP), promoting gender equality, and preventing Gender-Based Violence (GBV). The focus on fatherhood stems from its importance as an entry-point to address gender inequality, particularly cycles of violence such as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Violence …

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Scorecard on FGM Laws and Policies in Five (5) MenEngage Africa Countries

Legislation plays a crucial role in defining and sustaining social and gender norms by clearly establishing a country’s national priorities and setting aside resources for their implementation. Laws and policies have the potential to lead to largescale changes in addressing social norms and institutional cultures that continue to perpetuate inequalities and violence against women and …

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Scan on FGM laws and policies in 5 MenEngage Africa countries

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the practice of partially or totally removing the external female genitalia or otherwise injuring the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) FGM comprises ‘all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs …

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Evaluation of the Changing the River’s Flow for Young People (CTRF4YP) Programme

Background and Context SAfAIDS, in partnership with Sonke Gender Justice, implemented a two-year gender- transformative programme aimed at transforming gender roles and promoting more gender-equitable relationships between young men and women to reduce HIV, gender- based violence (GBV) and promote positive sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The programme was titled ‘Changing the River’s Flow – A …

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PREVENTION+ Final Narrative report and Annual Report 2020

Prevention+ is a five-year programme (2016-2020) that addresses inequalities between women and men by working with men – as partners with women – to be agents of change in promoting healthy masculinities based on equality, caregiving, and non-violence. Prevention+ is implemented in Indonesia, Pakistan, Rwanda, Uganda, and in a selection of MENA countries. The Prevention+ Consortium includes Rutgers, Promundo …

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Final Evaluation of the Prevention+ programme (2016- 2020)

Prevention+ seeks to address issues of gender and inequality through interventions targeted towards men – as partners of women and agents of change. It comprises evidence-based programming at a large (multi-country) scale, working across four socio-ecological levels (individual, community, institutional and government levels) in order to contribute to the sustainable transformation of norms and practices …

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Sonke Covid Report

Emerging effects of COVID-19 pandemic on gender-based violence in Africa

The emergence of Covid-19 has significantly contributed to the increase in gender-based violence in many societies. This study investigates the trends of this violence in Cameroon, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa.  The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) affected individuals and communities in a variety of ways. Within a couple of months, …

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Engaging South African Fathers Programme Interventions Policies

Engaging South African fathers with programme interventions and policies

Families, parents and caregivers play a vital role in child well-being and development. The family, for example, plays the primary socialisation role in establishing a child’s identity. It is the family that also provides children with love, care, provision and protection. Having said this, while families can be the greatest source of support for children; …

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Breaking The Cycle

Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Violence

Exposure to violence in childhood can have severe physical, emotional, and mental health consequences and is intimately linked with the likelihood of perpetrating or experiencing intimate partner violence in adulthood. This process whereby violence in childhood is linked to violence in adulthood can be disrupted if children and adolescents are provided with quality, targeted interventions …

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MenEngage Africa SRHR Strategy

MenEngage Africa Strategy to Strengthen Youth Advocacy for Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

This Youth SRHR Strategy is aligned with the MenEngage Africa Strategic Plan 2019-2023. It has also been developed in line with the Maputo Plan of Action 2016-2030 for the Operationalisation of the Continental Policy Framework for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and the Southern African Development Community’s Strategy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and …

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Towards Harm Reduction Programmes Sex Worker Clients SA

Towards harm reduction programmes with sex worker clients in South Africa

This report explores possible harm reduction approaches to a sex worker client intervention in the South African context. It considers the current evidence base on client interventions globally and sets out key recommendations for an effective client intervention programme.Drawing on this framework and recommendations, the report concludes with an example of a curriculum which could …

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Women Girls Experiences GBV Public Transport

Women and Girls’ Experiences of Gender-Based Violence on Public Transport in Gauteng & the Western Cape Province

Transport systems have tended to function in ways that prioritise men’s needs over those of women, which has led to public transport being described as ‘an institution through which hegemonic masculinity is maintained’, where women are at greater risk of violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault. Violence in public places, particularly on public transport systems, …

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Migration Health Southern Africa

Migration and health in Southern Africa

This report captures a two-day programme of presentations, panel discussions and group discussions at the regional symposium on gender, migration, health and public policy. The aim of day one was to discuss a number of migration-related topics including: health and universal health care (UHC) in Southern Africa, researching migration and health, associated ethical and methodological …

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Gender Migration Health SADC

Gender, Migration, and Health in SADC

This report explores policy responses to migration, health and gender – with a focus on women and girls – in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). As a region associated with high levels of population mobility, a high communicable and non-communicable disease burden, poor maternal and child health outcomes, pervasive gender inequity, and struggling public …

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Engaging South African Fathers

Engaging South African fathers

This programme brief provides a review of programmes that promote or facilitate the involvement of fathers and father figures in their children’s lives. It provides an overview of parenting programmes across the world and the results of the MenCare South Africa Childcare and Protection Programme’s evaluation, and finally makes recommendations for policies and programmes to …

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