Academic writing

When I’m not writing stories, I like to write more serious things. Here is a list of a couple of them.

  • Smout, J (2020) “A gendered lens: Mainstreaming Gender into South Africa’s climate change response” Johannesburg, The Africa Climate Reality Project, South African Institute of International Affairs, and South Durban Community Environmental Alliance. Available here
  • Thorpe, J (2018) “LGBTIQ Political Participation in South Africa: The Rights, the Real and the Representation,” in S. N. Nyeck (eds) Routledge Handbook of Queer African Studies, Taylor and Francis. Available here
  • Thorpe, J (2018) Power and participation: How LGBTIQ persons can shape South African politics. Triangle Project, Cape Town, South Africa. Available here.
  • Thorpe, J. (2018). Power and Participation: A Guide to LGBTIQ Political Participation for Civil Society and Activists. Triangle Project & LGBTQ Victory Institute. Available here.
  • Thorpe, J. (2018). Political Participation of LGBTIQ Persons: A Guide for South African Political Parties. Triangle Project & LGBTQ Victory Institute. Available here.
  • Thorpe, J (2018) “South Africa” in Women’s Lives Around the World: A Global Encyclopedia. Oregon State University, USA. Available here.
  • The Shukumisa Campaign (2016) Monitoring the implementation of the Sexual Offences Legislation and Policies: Findings of the monitoring conducted in 2013/14. (editor) Available here.
  • Abrahams, K, Levendale, C, Matthews, T, Mogorosi, T, and Thorpe, J (2015) Manual: Mainstreaming Gender, Children, and Disability Rights. Cape Town, Research Unit and Committees Section: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.
  • Thorpe, J, Wakefield, L and Watson, J (2014) Costing gender-based violence: An analysis of some of the service delivery-related costs. Cape Town, Research Unit: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. A version of this report available here.
  • Thorpe, J, Nesbitt, G, Whittle, P and Mbadlanyana, T (2014) Gender-based violence (2009 – mid 2014): A review of the work of selected Committees of the Fourth Parliament. Cape Town, Research Unit: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.
  • The Shukumisa Campaign (2012) Monitoring the implementation of sexual offences legislation and policies: Findings of the Monitoring Conducted in 2011/12. Johannesburg and Cape Town, The Shukumisa Campaign. Available here.
  • Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre and Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust (2011) Monitoring the implementation of sexual offences legislation and policy: Findings from the Shukumisa Campaign monitoring conducted during the 16 Days of Activism, 2010. Report produced on behalf of the Shukumisa Campaign. Available here.
  • Dey, K, Tilley, A, Thorpe, J, and Williams, J (2011). The Road To Justice: A Feasibility Study on Victim Empowerment Legislation in South Africa. Cape Town, Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust, ODAC, and the Women’s Legal Centre. Available here.
  • Hodes, R, Thorpe, J, and Stern, O (2011) Structure and Agency in the Politics of a Women’s Rights Coalition in South Africa: The Making of the South African Sexual Offences Act, 2007. Development Leadership Program. Available here.