South African rural girls' safety strategies on the school journey

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dc.description.abstract In this article, we use data generated through photovoice and focus group discussions to examine how primary school girls from two resource-poor and high-risk rural communities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, negotiate their safety on the dangerous journey to and from school. Our findings show that girls actively identify and apply specific safe-seeking strategies by drawing on available community and interpersonal resources as they navigate their way to school. These strategies moderate risk exposure and are perceived to reduce girls' vulnerability to victimization. While the sustainability of these strategies remains in question, it is essential to note that girls can exercise their agency in providing safety in sociocultural and geographic contexts that expose them to risk. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject RURAL AREAS en
dc.subject SCHOOL GIRLS en
dc.subject SAFETY en
dc.subject HARASSMENT en
dc.subject VIOLENCE en
dc.title South African rural girls' safety strategies on the school journey en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber PUAHAA en
dc.Volume 16(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2022/23 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle Girlhood Studies en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9812709 en
dc.URL en
dc.PageNumber 105-121 en
dc.outputnumber 14213 en
dc.bibliographictitle Ngidi, N.D., Ntinga, X., Khumalo, A. & Essack, Z. (2023) South African rural girls' safety strategies on the school journey. Girlhood Studies. 16(1):105-121. en
dc.publicationyear 2023 en
dc.contributor.author1 Ngidi, N.D. en
dc.contributor.author2 Ntinga, X. en
dc.contributor.author3 Khumalo, A. en
dc.contributor.author4 Essack, Z. en

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