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DIP ME IN CHOCOLATE AND THROW ME TO THE LESBIANS: Homophobic hate crimes, the state and civil society.
This article describes some of the shortcomings in the prosecution of a homophobic hate crime as well as a non-governmental organisation’s attempt to influence the sentencing of the perpetrators.
Author: Kerry Williams
Created: 2012
Country South Africa
Added: 25 March 2014
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Victim Empowerment in South Africa (Part 2)
Examines South Africa’s Victim Empowerment Programme, its effects on frameworks and policies, and what still needs to happen.
Author: Juan A. Nel & Hanlie van Wyk
Created: 2005
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Understanding and Responding to Hate Crime
A presentation on definitions of hate crimes and the need to prioritise these crimes in the national agenda.
Author: Juan A. Nel
Created: 2011
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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National Policy Guidelines for Victim Empowerment
A policy document on dealing with victims of crime, especially violent crimes, aimed at those within the criminal justice system. The document calls for inclusive structures and frameworks.
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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South African Violence Prevention Model and Action Plan
A study of methods that can be used to address gender-based violence in South Africa, based on tried methods and needs.
Created: 2009
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Outside The Safety Zone: An Agenda for Research on Gender-based Violence against Lesbian and Gender-nonconforming Women in South Africa
An investigation into violence against lesbians and gender-nonconforming women in peri-urban areas, as well as issues around the justice system and current responses.
Author: Susan Holland-Muter
Created: 2012
Added: 08 October 2013
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Recommendations for the Promotion of the Sexual Health, Sexual Rights, Safety and Dignity of Prisoners
A guide into the treatment of male prisoners, including recommendations on dealing with incidents of sexual violence and rape.
Author: Sasha Gear
Created: 2009
Added: 07 October 2013
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Implementing the Domestic Violence Act 1999-2009
The report looks at intimate-partner violence, its effect on the sexual health of victims, and fatalities from such cases.
Author: Lisa Vetten
Created: 2010
Added: 07 October 2013
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Victims of Hate Crime
This article explores the need for internationally accepted definitions of hate crimes or bias-motivated crime.
Author: Juan A. Nel & Duncan Breen
Created: 2005
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Victim Empowerment in South Africa (Part 1)
Examines South Africa’s Victim Empowerment Programme, its effects on frameworks and policies, and what still needs to happen.
Author: Juan A. Nel & Hanlie van Wyk
Created: 2005
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Criminal Injustice: Violence against Women in South Africa
The report considers violence against women in South Africa, with special mention of lesbian women, refugee and migrant women, and female sex workers.
Created: 2010
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Victim-Centred Approach
A policy document on victim-centred support, including the policies, legislation and structures required for this to happen.
Author: Andrew Faull & Poppie Mphuthing
Created: 2010
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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South African Shadow Report on the Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of Violence against Women
An assessment of the South African government’s compliance with its obligations under CEDAW.
Created: 2011
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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United States Government Gender-based Violence Assessment Report (South Africa)
An overall study of the efforts undertaken in South Africa to address gender-based violence.
Created: 2011
Added: 08 October 2013
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Assessing the Integration of Gays and Lesbians into the South African National Defence Force
The article considers the ideologies and policies of the apartheid administration on homosexuality and military service, and compares these with the post-1994 era.
Author: Aaron Belkin & Margot Canaday
Created: 2010
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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The Right and the Real (A Shadow Report Analysing Selected Government Departments’ Implementation of the 1998 Domestic Violence Act and 2007 Sexual Offences Act)
A report looking at how some government departments have implemented the Domestic Violence Act and Sexual Offences Act, and whether these departments have the means and policies to respond adequately to cases of domestic violence.
Author: Lisa Vetten, Teresa Le, Alexandra Leisegang & Sarah Haken
Created: 2010
Added: 07 October 2013
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