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On the 30th October, SLF launched the SafeShebeen strategy at an exhibition event in Sweet Home Farm. The event was attended by community members, shebeeners, representatives from government, academic institutions and civil society. The event included a display of exhibits showing the research,  engagement and innovation components of the project. A SafeShebeen toolkit was handed over to each participating shebeen owner as part of the strategy launch.

On the 30th October, SLF launched the SafeShebeen strategy at an exhibition event in Sweet Home Farm. The event was attended by community members, shebeeners, representatives from government, academic institutions and civil society. The event included a display of exhibits showing the research, engagement and innovation components of the project. A SafeShebeen toolkit was handed over to each participating shebeen owner as part of the strategy launch.

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The idea is to promote safety in shebeens (local bars) in South Africa through a series of codes and house rules that communicate appropriate socialising behaviour and disallow unacceptable conduct. 
[Summary by the Amplify Team]

The idea is to promote safety in shebeens (local bars) in South Africa through a series of codes and house rules that communicate appropriate socialising behaviour and disallow unacceptable conduct. [Summary by the Amplify Team]

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Andrew commented on Promoting Safety in Shebeens

Hi Karolle. We have uploaded one of our Safe Shebeen posters belonging to Louise. The poster shows the reader particular objects that the shebeen owner utilises to enhance safety control in the venue. In this case, one example is that of the separated male and female pit-latrines (long-drop toilets) built in Louise's backyard; which are able to lock allowing for privacy and security. Louise feels that although she has built these toilets, at night time this area is not well lit. As a result of this, she has identified a key business and safety improvement to be better outside lighting in her backyard. Louise's venue is a case in point of how objects can influence or enhance safety. Through the use of a mixed-method research approach, both community members and shebeen owners identified the lack of toilet facilities, at public drinking venues, as a major challenge contributing to the vulnerability of women and potentially increasing gender based violence.

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Andrew commented on Promoting Safety in Shebeens

Hi Karolle, thanks for the message. We will be posting a poster in the next few days which will help to clarify this concept. I'll let you know when we post it. You rfeedback would be welome. Best, Andrew

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Andrew commented on Promoting Safety in Shebeens

Thats awesome news! We have really enjoyed the challenge! Thanks for all the support. We are going to make our idea happen and would love to partner with OpenIDEO.