Unintended complicities: preventing violence against women in South Africa

TitleUnintended complicities: preventing violence against women in South Africa
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsVetten, Lisa
JournalGender & Development
Volume24
Pagination291–306
Date Publishedmay
ISSN1355-2074
Keywordscare work, funding of services, Post-rape services, prevention of violence against women and girls/gender-based violence (VAW/GBV), South Africa, Thuthuzela Care Centre
AbstractThis article considers how the prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG) is inadvertently being caught up in broader economic policies aimed at the cut-back of services, with the basis for this argument provided by a detailed case study of funding to organisations providing post-rape care services in South Africa. To contextualise current circumstances, this analysis is introduced with a brief history of funding to social care services. Decisions made at the global level are then highlighted in order to explore their impact at the local level. Given these effects, it is crucial that conversations be opened around how democratic practice and process can be better observed in the translation from the global to the local – especially in relation to preserving the complementarity of prevention to services.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13552074.2016.1194560
DOI10.1080/13552074.2016.1194560

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