Comprehensive literature reviews conducted to inform the development of the South African national policy framework to prevent and respond to sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) in the higher education sector found that there is a lack of rigorously tested and evaluated campus-based interventions in the country. Rigorously tested evidence-informed, campus-based interventions that combine sexuality, gender transformation and self-defense components currently do not exist in South Africa. Therefore, research was needed to understand the prevalence and context in which SGBV occurs on South African Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and to inform the development of primary prevention interventions which address its underlying drivers among young women.
Formative Research and Development of a Sexual Violence Prevention Intervention for South African Higher Education Institutions
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 11:32