Fund, Respond,Protect, Collect:
A Desktop Review of the legal and policy frameworks that address gender-based violence in Africa
GWL Voices is grateful for contribute to the Research Paper provided by The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, to lead this research, which led to the publication of this working paper.
This report seeks to consolidate evidence from across the continent on the existing regional frameworks and interventions focused on gender-based violence. It then explores case studies on prevention and response strategies across different coun- tries, highlighting what has worked in the prevention of and response to GBV.
The report then explores the role of civil society in this work and recommendations for multisectoral collaboration going forward.
The paper argues that no single, isolated strategy to address gender-based vio- lence can be effective, rather deploying a whole-systems approach to gender-just and equitable policy development, resourc- ing and implementation (in collaboration with civil society) is critical to move the needle forward in the GBV-response.
About the Author and Presenter: Masana Mulaudzi is an economist and civil society actor with over 12 years’ experience, working on violence prevention, social cohesion, economic justice, feminist praxis and social movements. She is lead author on UNDP report (and journal article) “Forging a Resilient Social Contract in South Africa: States and Societies Sustaining Peace in the Post-Apartheid Era” and book chapter, “The Necessity of Rage in Feminist Parenting.”She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equality at the London School of Economics, where she produced the documentary and research series “Triple Jeopardy: Race, Class and Gender among the Black Middle Class in South Africa.” She has been recognized by a Political as one of the Top 100 Women in Gender Policy for her work on Feminist Movements and Leadership. In 2018, she was identified as one of the London School of Economics’ Leading Women in their #LSEWomen campaign. Published in several journals, newspapers and online fora, Masana has a multi-disciplinary background with an MSc in Political Economy of Late Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.Com. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Cape Town.