The Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme (TVEP) is one of the largest community-based organizations in Southern Africa with projects that focus on preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence and HIV. From 2011–12, 40 percent of all sexual offences in South Africa involved children as victims, according to crime statistics. Over half of the rape cases reported to TVEP in rural Vhembe are children below the age of 18. TVEP is adapting its “Zero Tolerance Village Alliance” (ZTVA) model for children and schools. The ZTVA model is designed to inspire men and women in communities to commit themselves to taking a public stand against SGBV. This Learning Brief is one in a series of five that share critical, initial understandings of VAC that will help us respond more effectively to the problem.
"The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from South Africa (Brief #1)." Nairobi: Population Council, 2016.
Addressing SGBV among Vulnerable Populations in East and Southern Africa
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