A safer South Africa for women and children

The Safer South Africa for Women and Children (2012-2015) joint programme strengthens violence prevention mechanism, and creates a protective environment for women, girls and boys. The programme is a joint initiative of the Government of South Africa, UNICEF, UNFPA and Save the Children South Africa with funding support received from the UK’s Department for International Development.Through community based interventions focused in Eastern Cape and Free State Province it aims to mobilize social change. This documentary provides an overview of different community based interventions implemented by loveLife, NICDAM and Sonke Gender Justice with support of UNFPA. The stories presented show how one can mobilize change in communities and prevent violence against women and children, working with youth, men and boys, community based organisations and government partners.

We are confident that these stories will inspire others to take action. Moreover, we intend to encourage decision makers, development partners, private sector and civil society to continue their support to prevent violence against women and children and strengthen response mechanisms at all levels as, despite the progress made, significant gaps remain.