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June 14/15 - Century City Conference Centre
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Wednesday, June 14 • 18:00 - 20:00
Networks for change and Well-being: Girl-led and Boy-led ‘from the ground up’ policy-making to address sexual violence in South Africa - Yolande Coetzer

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Networks for change and Well-being: Girl-led and Boy-led ‘from the ground up’ policy-making to address sexual violence in South Africa
Presenter: Yolande Coetzer (South Africa)
Co-Author: Mosna Khaile, Marco Ebersohn
Introduction: This phenomenological study applied visual participatory methods to explore the social ecology of resilience in a Free State community. The aim of this study was to understand the messages indigenous young women/men have regarding how their community can better protect them against violence. 
Methods: Five indigenous young women and five indigenous young men, between the ages of 18 – 24, were recruited by social workers collaborating with the South African Networks for Change Project. Preliminary findings suggest that participatory visual methodology is a valuable pathway in understanding the messages indigenous young women/men have relating to protection against violence in their communities, in amplifying their messages as well as building a platform where these young adults can negotiate for specific resources and advocate for change regarding violence experienced in their community - thus potentially promoting resilience processes in these young adults and their community. 
Findings: However, further phases in the study must be completed before any conclusions can be made regarding whether or not participatory visual methodology is a strong enough pathway to bring about the advocated changes within the social ecology of these young adults.  

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Yolande Coetzer

Master's Student, NWU - Vaal Triangle
I am currently studying towards my Master's degree in Applied Positive Psychology. My area of research focuses on how communities can better protect historically disadvantaged young men and women against violence., instead of only focusing on the risk factors in their community... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Century City Conference Centre Western Cape Town, South Africa

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