Impact Evaluation of a Sexual Violence in Schools pilot intervention
Sexual Violence in Schools in South Africa (SeViSSA) programme
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Commissioned by Soul City & Grassroot Soccer
Funder: Comic Relief charitable trust (UK)
This pilot intervention in Kayelitsha, an impoverished 'township, in Cape Town, was part of the Sexual Violence in Schools in South Africa programme, a national sexual violence intervention aiming to improve educational outcomes for girls through safer school environments.
We took a mixed-methods approach, with the aim of assessing impact at baseline, mid-term and end-term. Unfortunately, funding was discontinued during the course of the intervention and so the planned end-term evaluation was not done.
Morison, T., Macleod, C., Lynch, (2021). ‘My friends would laugh at me’: Embedding the dominant heterosexual script in the talk of primary school students. Gender and Education, Online First, 1-17.
Morison, T., et al. (2019). Starting early: Promoting younger adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health through intimate partner violence intervention. Paper presented at IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion Rotorua (NZ), 7 - 11 April 2019.
Lynch, I, … Morison, et al., (2017). Starting young: Intimate partner violence among very young adolescents in Cape Town. Paper presented at Pan-African Psychology Congress, South Africa, 18 -21 September 2017, Durban.
Macleod, C., Lynch, I., Morison, T., & Saunders, B., (2017). “Girls want to be pleaded”: The sexual ‘hustler’ and provider masculinity. Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society, Bangkok, Thailand, 12-15 July 2017.
Lynch, I., Morison, T., et al., (2016). What’s love got to do with it? Love and narratives of normalisation in township-based SA adolescents’ talk about intimate partner violence. Paper presented at Int. Conf. on Community Psychology, Durban, South Africa, 27 – 30 May.
Lynch, I., Essop, R., Tolla, T., & Morison, T. (2018). Intimate partner violence in Khayelitsha schools: A culture of silence. HSRC Review, 16(1), 10-12.
Morison, T., et al. (2017). ‘Dating rules’ and intimate partner violence in township schools: Findings from the SeViSSA Baseline Study. Research Brief. Cape Town: HSRC.
Lynch, I., Morison, T. & Garden, E. (2017). high rates of sexual violence with younger learners most vulnerable. Research Highlight 1. Cape Town: HSRC.
Lynch, I., Morison, T. & Garden, E. (2017). A culture of silence that normalises widespread violence. Research Highlight 2. Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council.
Lynch, I., Morison, T., et al. (2018). “Kwanele! Communities ensuring safe learning environments for girls” in Khayelitsha: Part of the Sexual Violence in Schools in SA initiative in South Africa: Midterm report. Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council/Rhodes University.
Lynch, I., Morison, T., et al., (2016). “Kwanele! Communities ensuring safe learning environments for girls” in Khayelitsha: Part of the Sexual Violence in Schools in SA initiative in South Africa: Baseline report. Cape Town: HSRC/Rhodes University.