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Undie C., Birungi H., Obare F., Odwe G., Namwebya J., Orikushaba P., Ayebale P., Onen, W., Nicholson F., Francis R. C., Netshabako P., Katahoire A., Kazungu D. A., L., Kusasira D., Mirghani Z., Karugaba J. 2016. “Effectiveness of a  Community-Based SGBV Prevention Model in Emergency Settings in Uganda: Testing the ‘Zero Tolerance Village Alliance’ Intervention.” Nairobi, Kenya: Population Council.


Nicholson, F. and Carty, C., 2015, July. The ‘Zero Tolerance Village Alliance’: A promising intervention for addressing sexual and gender-based violence in rural communities. In BMC Proceedings (Vol. 9, No. Suppl 4, p. A4). BioMed Central Ltd.


Carty, C, Nicholson, F & Hadebe, T (2014). From grassroots to game-changer: lessons learned from 16 years of client-driven, community engaging HIV and GBV programming in rural South Africa. 20th International AIDS Conference, 2014, Melbourne, Australia.

Davhana-Maselesele, M, Madu, S, Wyatt, G E, Williams, J K,  Makhado, L &  Wong, LH. (2014) Comparison of trauma on survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence in Limpopo. Journal of Interdiciplinary Health Services (Vol. 19, No1) Aosis Publishing.


Carty, C, Nicholson, F, Hadebe, T, Mukaro, T & Ndou, T (2013). Culturally sanctioned SGBV as a driver for child perpetration of assault in regions of traditional leadership in Limpopo, South Africa. SVRI Forum (Sexual Violence Research Initiative), 2013, Bangkok, Thailand.

Carty, C, Nicholson, F, Mukaro, T, Marilele, E & Nare, P (2013). Patriarchal villages mobilized to break the cycle of endemic and culturally-sanctioned human rights abuses: an intervention with sustained sexual and gender-based violence impacts. 7th IAS Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Nicholson, F & Buda-Ramalto, M (2011). Protection of vulnerable women and children: Investigating the requirements for sustainable, co-ordinated and high-quality services. Trialogue Making CSI Matter conference, 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Carty, C, Nare, P & Nicholson, F (2011). The Zero Tolerance Village Alliance: baseline survey report. SVRI Forum (Sexual Violence Research Initiative), Cape Town, South Africa.
Carty, C, Nicholson, F, Hadebe, T, Mukaro, T & Ndou, T (2013). The impact of public oathtaking ceremonies on SGBV reporting: case studies from two traditional leadership villages in South Africa. SVRI Forum (Sexual Violence Research Initiative), 2013, Bangkok, Thailand.


Nicholson, F (2008). Role of the VEP in the Monitoring & Oversight of the DV Act and Victim’s Charter. The South African Domestic Violence Act: Lessons from a decade of legislation and implementation conference, 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa.

About Us

Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme (TVEP) is located in the Limpopo province of South Africa. We focus on providing prevention, empowerment and support services in five thematic areas: HIV/AIDS, child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and LGBTI/ minorities.

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  • 18 Corner Mbilwi and Tomboni Street, Sibasa, 0970

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