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Implementing the Domestic Violence Act

South Africa’s Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 (DVA) came into effect in 1999 and introduced a number of innovations in how domestic violence is dealt with by the courts and police.

This research brief presents findings in the Bushbuckridge municipality of Mpumalanga province on how the police and courts are implementing this Act.

Protecting women from violence

This pamphlet is produced by the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre.

It explains the way that the Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 aims to protect women, and it outlines how to apply for a protection order, and the legal processes.

Engaging men and boys

This article assesses of whether national policies and laws in the African region attempt to engage men and boys in the prevention and elimination of gender-based violence (GBV).
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