The Masiphephe Network works towards reducing vulnerability to Gender Based Violence (GBV) and strengthening local governance GBV prevention and response. Community based stakeholders from government, civil society, community media and the private sector collaborate to strengthen the capacity of local structures to lead, coordinate, cultivate, advocate for, provide needed services, sustain multisectoral action, and manage a community response to GBV prevention and mitigation in South Africa. “Masiphephe” is a Nguni word meaning “Let’s be safe.”

Project objectives are to:

  • Strengthen community governance and accountability;
  • Increase primary and secondary prevention of gender-based violence;
  • Improve the mitigation of harm caused by gender-based violence;
  • Improved access to justice for all those who have experienced gender-based violence.

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