Diagnostic Review of the State Response to Violence Against Women and Children


The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the effectiveness of government interventions (programmes and institutional mechanisms) in addressing the scale of the VAC and VAW problem in the country and how these can be strengthened.

The evaluation will establish the spread of government’s funded programmes across the three pillars—prevention, immediate response and care and support, review the service delivery mechanisms and assess the effectiveness of a selected number of national programmes in addressing the scale and direct determinants of the various types of violence against women and children. The evaluation will also ascertain the factors underlying the level of response and how these can be altered towards greater effectiveness and delivery of programmes.


Evaluation Number:
Report Approval:
Friday, 12 February 2016
Saturday, 23 September 2017
Initiated By:
Undertaken By:
Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation
Evaluation Period:
Evaluation Area:
Social development, social security & assistance
National Outcome:
National Outcome 3: All people in South Africa are and feel safe.
Commissioned By:
Evaluation Type:
Evaluation Subject:
Geographic Scope:
Other (Chapter 9 Institutions)

Evaluation Documents

File Name
TOR-VAWC- Final 30 Jan 2014.pdf
Diagnostic Review VAWC Final Summary Report_16 03 14.pdf
Diagnostic Review VAWC Final Full Report_16 03 14.PDF
AGE Assessment Report - Diagnostic Review of the State Response to Violence Against Women and Children-1.pdf
VAWC Signed Man Res table of recommendations_17 01 26 .pdf
Improvement Plan (PDF)

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