Turning the Tide: The role of collective action for addressing structural and gender-based violence in South Africa

[[{"fid":"515","view_mode":"media_original","fields":{"format":"media_original","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"Image of report cover","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"alt":"Image of report cover","height":127,"width":83,"style":"float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;","class":"media-element file-media-original"}}]]This new IDS Evidence Report explores the role of collective action in challenging the institutions and gender norms that relate to sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). It seeks to locate SGBV in a social, economic and political context that draws on the entrenched inequalities of South African history. The research findings show how gender norms can be reconfigured and transformed through multiple strategies of collective action.  These need to engage men and women at a personal level across boundaries of social class, race and gender, as well as work with the institutions that reinforce structural violence to ensure their accountability in ending SGBV.