South African Medical Research Council
Professor Rachel Jewkes is the Director of the What Works to Prevent Violence Global Programme, as well as the Director of the South African Medical Research Council’s Gender and Health Research Unit and Secretary of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative. She is an Honorary Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health and a public health physician. She has spent 20 years undertaking research into violence against women and girls and gender inequity and health, mainly in South Africa. She was the lead technical advisor to the UN Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific, is a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Injury and Violence Prevention and Control and the WHO Scientific and Technical Advisory Group on HIV. She is an author of over 150 peer reviewed journal publications, and more than a 100 book chapters, reviews and technical reports.