The Justice, Equality and Rights (JER) programme on 4 October 2019 hosted a dialogue with civil society organisations (CSOs) in response to incidents of xenophobic violence which occurred in early September 2019 in the inner cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg. OSF-SA prior to this convening made a public statement to condemn not only xenophobic violence, but also violence against women – both of which are endemic in our society. It called on its grantees, government and the general public to collectively deal with violence in all its manifestations to ensure the safety and security of all those living in South Africa.