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16th National Violence Prevention Forum

The 16th National Violence Prevention Forum, in partnership with dlalanathi, was hosted in Durban from 18 – 19 May 2023. This asked participants, “What is needed to build, nurture, inspire and support non-violent leadership in South Africa now?” Critical dialogue explored the need for trauma-informed leadership and increasing access to safer spaces for facilitated interaction. Exciting group work was undertaken in pursuit of unpacking the kind of leadership needed and how to support achieving this Challenges from funding to collaboration were shared, as well as the policy and research being done to support violence prevention. Read more about this process here.
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Call for Scholarships: South African Research Chair in Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma

The South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma invites applications for scholarships funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) to pursue full time Masters research at Stellenbosch University. In the first phase of the application process, the SARChI Chair and Stellenbosch University research team will be responsible for shortlisting candidates and the NRF will make the final decision in the second stage of the process. Shortlisted candidates will be assisted with submitting their applications on the NRF Online Submission System. Applications close on the Friday, 9 June. For more information click here.
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