Case Monitoring Guide for Community Activists

How to work best with the criminal justice system: responding to and preventing gender-based violence in South Africa

Zia Wasserman (2019) ‘Case Monitoring Guide for Community Activists – How to work best with the Criminal Justice System: responding to and preventing gender-based violence in South Africa’. Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa.

This guide is in response to a growing worry around the failure of the South African criminal justice system. Complaints include the police’s lack of urgency or respect when charging people, the overlong delays in court cases and the victim’s input throughout the legal process.