Disarm Domestic Violence Seminar in South Africa

Together with the Embassy of Finland in South Africa, IANSA organised a ‘Disarm Domestic Violence’ seminar on 15 August 2011. Speakers provided insight and analysis of the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act (DVA) and the Firearms Control Act to prevent deaths in the home. Participants came from the Department of Justice, the Independent Complains Directorate (ICD) and civil society organisations including IANSA members. A key outcome of the seminar was the development of recommendations for the proposed amendment of the Domestic Violence Act.