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Mfeka-Nkabinde, N. G., Moletsane, R., & Voce, A. (2024). ‘There is a No that means Yes!’ – Coercive and aggressive sexual behaviours in adolescents’ heterosexual relationships in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 29(1), 2297572. https://doi.org/10.1080/02673843.2023.2297572
Willan, S., Shai, N., Majola, T., Mabhida, M., Mngadi, S., Gounden, T., Jewkes, R., Abrahams, N., & Machisa, M. (2024). South African rape survivors’ expressions of shame, self-blame and internalized-stigma. SSM - Mental Health, 5, 100310. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmmh.2024.100310
Groves, A. K., Gebrekristos, L. T., Stoner, M. C. D., Gómez-Olivé, F. X., Kahn, K., & Pettifor, A. E. (2024). Assessing the durability of a cash transfer on physical intimate partner violence and sexual relationships among adolescent girls and young women in rural South Africa. Social Science & Medicine, 350, 116948. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2024.116948
Silima, M., Christofides, N., Franchino-Olsen, H., Woollett, N., & Meinck, F. (2024). “I’ve accepted it because at the end of the day there is nothing, I can do about it”: A qualitative study exploring the experiences of women living with the HIV, intimate partner violence and mental health syndemic in Mpumalanga, South Africa. PLOS Global Public Health, 4(5), e0002588. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0002588
Pelowich, K. A., Akibu, T., Pellowski, J., Hatcher, A., Rebombo, D., Christofides, N., & Hampanda, K. (2024). Male perspectives on intimate partner violence: A qualitative analysis from South Africa. PLOS ONE, 19(4), e0298198. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0298198
Franchino-Olsen, H., Orkin, M., & Meinck, F. (2024). Toward a Contextually Sensitive Understanding of Polyvictimization: A Latent Class Analysis of Violence, Risks, and Protections Among South African Adolescents From Highly Deprived Settings. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 08862605241233273. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605241233273
Abrahams, N., Mhlongo, S., Chirwa, E., Dekel, B., Ketelo, A., Lombard, C., Shai, N., Ramsoomar, L., Mathews, S., Labuschagne, G., Matzopoulos, R., Prinsloo, M., Martin, L. J., & Jewkes, R. (2024). Femicide, intimate partner femicide, and non-intimate partner femicide in South Africa: An analysis of 3 national surveys, 1999–2017. PLOS Medicine, 21(1), e1004330. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1004330
Mahlangu, P., Machisa, M. T., Jewkes, R., Gibbs, A., Shai, N., & Sikweyiya, Y. (2024). Reflections on the process, challenges, and lessons learned conducting remote qualitative research on Violence against women during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in South Africa. BMC Public Health, 24(1), 33. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-17480-z
Steyn, M., Brits, D., Botha, D., & Holland, S. (2024). Violence against children: A review of cases at a forensic anthropology unit, Johannesburg, South Africa. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 101, 102623. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2023.102623
Groves, A. K., Gebrekristos, L. T., Stoner, M. C. D., Gómez-Olivé, F. X., Kahn, K., & Pettifor, A. E. (2024). Assessing the durability of a cash transfer on physical intimate partner violence and sexual relationships among adolescent girls and young women in rural South Africa. Social Science & Medicine, 350, 116948. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2024.116948
Closson, K., Zulu, B., Jesson, J., Dietrich, J. J., Pakhomova, T., Basham, C. A., Beksinska, M., & Kaida, A. (2023). Examining gender and sexual orientation differences in physical intimate partner violence experienced and perpetrated by youth living in eThekwini district South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMC Public Health, 23(1), 2300. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-17199-x
Hartmann, M., Giovenco, D., Zeebari, Z., Itzikowitz, G., Ekström, A. M., Nielsen, A., Pettifor, A., Bekker, L.-G., & Kågesten, A. E. (2023). Associations between psychosocial wellbeing and experience of gender-based violence at community, household, and intimate-partner levels among a cross-sectional cohort of young people living with and without HIV during COVID-19 in Cape Town, South Africa. BMC Public Health, 23(1), 2115. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-16945-5
Filippo, A. D., Bellatin, P., Tietz, N., Grant, E., Whitefield, A., Nkopane, P., Devereux, C., Crawford, K., Vermeulen, B., & Hatcher, A. M. (2023). Effects of digital chatbot on gender attitudes and exposure to intimate partner violence among young women in South Africa. PLOS Digital Health, 2(10), e0000358. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pdig.0000358
Woollett, N., Christofides, N., Franchino-Olsen, H., Silima, M., Fouche, A., & Meinck, F. (2023). ‘Through the drawings…they are able to tell you straight’: Using arts-based methods in violence research in South Africa. PLOS Global Public Health, 3(10), e0002209. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0002209
Ndwandwe, N. D., & Adigun, O. T. (2023). “Let there be Peace”: An Exploratory Study of Peace Education as a Strategy to Combating School-Based Violence in South African Secondary Schools. Journal of School Violence, 22(4), 556–568. https://doi.org/10.1080/15388220.2023.2249811
Rudgard, W. E., Obiesie, S., Desmond, C., Casale, M., & Cluver, L. (2023). Assessing the cost-effectiveness of economic strengthening and parenting support for preventing violence against adolescents in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa: An economic modelling study using non-randomised data. PLOS Global Public Health, 3(8), e0001666. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0001666
Wambiya, E. O. A., Gourlay, A. J., Mulwa, S., Magut, F., Mthiyane, N., Orindi, B., Chimbindi, N., Kwaro, D., Shahmanesh, M., Floyd, S., Birdthistle, I., & Ziraba, A. (2023). Impact of DREAMS interventions on experiences of violence among adolescent girls and young women: Findings from population-based cohort studies in Kenya and South Africa. PLOS Global Public Health, 3(5), e0001818. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0001818
Meinck, F., Woollett, N., Franchino-Olsen, H., Silima, M., Thurston, C., Fouché, A., Monaisa, K., & Christofides, N. (2023). Interrupting the intergenerational cycle of violence: protocol for a three-generational longitudinal mixed-methods study in South Africa (INTERRUPT_VIOLENCE). BMC Public Health, 23, 395. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-15168-y
Bolarinwa, O. A., Tessema, Z. T., Okyere, J., Ahinkorah, B. O., & Seidu, A.-A. (2023). Spatial distribution and predictors of lifetime experience of intimate partner violence among women in South Africa. PLOS Global Public Health, 3(1), e0000920. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0000920
Akobirshoev, I., Valentine, A., Zandam, H., Nandakumar, A., Jewkes, R., Blecher, M., & Mitra, M. (2022). Disparities in intimate partner violence among women at the intersection of disability and HIV status in South Africa: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 12(9), e054782. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054782
Hatcher, A. M., Gibbs, A., McBride, R.-S., Rebombo, D., Khumalo, M., & Christofides, N. J. (2022). Gendered syndemic of intimate partner violence, alcohol misuse, and HIV risk among peri-urban, heterosexual men in South Africa. Social Science & Medicine, 295, 112637. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112637
Dekel, B., & Abrahams, N. (2021). ‘I will rather be killed by corona than by him…’: Experiences of abused women seeking shelter during South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown. PLOS ONE, 16(10), e0259275. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0259275
Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities. Government Gazette. (2021). National Council on Gender Based Violence and Femicide Bill, 2021. https://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2021-10-08/45267%205-10%20DWYPD%20NCGBVF%20Bill.pdf
Tarantino, N., Matthews, C., Sun, S., Orchowski, L., Harrison, A., Abrahams, N., Berkowitz, A., Akande, M., & Kuo, C. (2021). Unique and Shared Correlates of Sexual Violence Perpetration and Sexual Risk Behavior Among South African Adolescent Boys. AIDS Education and Prevention, 33(5), 424–438. https://doi.org/10.1521/aeap.2021.33.5.424
Amisi, M., & Naicker, S.N. (2021). Policy brief: An evidence review of violence prevention in South Africa. Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies. https://issafrica.s3.amazonaws.com/site/uploads/policybrief-161.pdf
Ranganathan, M., Knight, L., Abramsky, T., Muvhango, L., Polzer Ngwato, T., Mbobelatsi, M., Ferrari, G., Watts, C., & Stöckl, H. (2021). Associations Between Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment and Intimate Partner Violence: Findings From a Microfinance Plus Program in Rural North West Province, South Africa. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(15–16), 7747–7775. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519836952
Amisi, M., & Naicker, S. N. (2021). Policy brief: An evidence review of violence prevention in South Africa. Institute for Security Studies. https://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2021-10-18/Policy%20Brief%20Violence%20prevention%20in%20SA.pdf
McNaughton Reyes, H. L., Maman, S., Groves, A. K., & Moodley, D. (2020). Intimate partner violence and postpartum emotional distress among South African women: Moderating effects of resilience and vulnerability factors. Global Public Health, 15(8), 1157–1167. https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2020.1751233
Gibbs, A., Myrttinen, H., Washington, L., Sikweyiya, Y., & Jewkes, R. (2020). Constructing, reproducing and challenging masculinities in a participatory intervention in urban informal settlements in South Africa. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 22(5), 535–550. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2019.1614671
Knight, L., Ranganathan, M., Abramsky, T., Polzer-Ngwato, T., Muvhango, L., Molebatsi, M., Stöckl, H., Lees, S., & Watts, C. (2020). Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE): Women’s Engagement with the Scaled-up IMAGE Programme and Experience of Intimate Partner Violence in Rural South Africa. Prevention Science, 21(2), 268–281. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-019-01070-w
Closson, K., Hatcher, A., Sikweyiya, Y., Washington, L., Mkhwanazi, S., Jewkes, R., Dunkle, K., & Gibbs, A. (2020). Gender role conflict and sexual health and relationship practices amongst young men living in urban informal settlements in South Africa. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 22(1), 31–47. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2019.1568578
Jewkes, R., Gevers, A., Chirwa, E., Mahlangu, P., Shamu, S., Shai, N., & Lombard, C. (2019). RCT evaluation of Skhokho: A holistic school intervention to prevent gender-based violence among South African Grade 8s. PLOS ONE, 14(10), e0223562. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223562
Steele, S. J., Abrahams, N., Duncan, K., Woollett, N., Hwang, B., O’Connell, L., Cutsem, G. van, & Shroufi, A. (2019). The epidemiology of rape and sexual violence in the platinum mining district of Rustenburg, South Africa: Prevalence, and factors associated with sexual violence. PLOS ONE, 14(7), e0216449. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216449
Redfern, A., Cluver, L. D., Casale, M., & Steinert, J. I. (2019). Cost and cost-effectiveness of a parenting programme to prevent violence against adolescents in South Africa. BMJ Global Health, 4(3), e001147. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001147
Gould, C., Mufamadi, D., Amisi, M., Dartnall, E., Moruane, S., Abdoll, C., Connors, J., Naicker, S. (2019). Policy brief: What will it take to prevent interpersonal violence in South Africa? Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies. https://issafrica.s3.amazonaws.com/site/uploads/policybrief122v2.pdf
Stern, E., Gibbs, A., Willan, S., Dunkle, K., & Jewkes, R. (2019). “When you talk to someone in a bad way or always put her under pressure, it is actually worse than beating her”: Conceptions and experiences of emotional intimate partner violence in Rwanda and South Africa. PloS One, 14(11), e0225121. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225121
Hatcher, A. M., Stöckl, H., McBride, R.-S., Khumalo, M., & Christofides, N. (2019). Pathways from food insecurity to intimate partner violence perpetration among peri-urban men in South Africa. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 56(5), 765–772. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.12.013
Huschke, S. (2019). Empowering sex workers? Critical reflections on peer-led risk-reduction workshops in Soweto, South Africa. Global Health Action, 12(1), 1522149. https://doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2018.1522149
Lewinsohn, R., Crankshaw, T., Tomlinson, M., Gibbs, A., Butler, L., & Smit, J. (2018). "This baby came up and then he said, “I give up!”: The interplay between unintended pregnancy, sexual partnership dynamics and social support and the impact on women’s well-being in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Midwifery, 62, 29–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.03.001
Ranganathan, M., Heise, L., MacPhail, C., Stöckl, H., Silverwood, R. J., Kahn, K., Selin, A., Xavier Gómez-Olivé, F., Watts, C., & Pettifor, A. (2018). ‘It’s because I like things… it’s a status and he buys me airtime’: exploring the role of transactional sex in young women’s consumption patterns in rural South Africa (secondary findings from HPTN 068). Reproductive Health, 15(1), 102. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-018-0539-y
Khoza, N., Stadler, J., MacPhail, C., Chikandiwa, A., Brahmbhatt, H., & Delany-Moretlwe, S. (2018). Cash transfer interventions for sexual health: meanings and experiences of adolescent males and females in inner-city Johannesburg. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 120. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5027-3
Hsiao, C., Fry, D., Ward, C. L., Ganz, G., Casey, T., Zheng, X., & Fang, X. (2018). Violence against children in South Africa: the cost of inaction to society and the economy. BMJ Global Health, 3(1), e000573. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000573
Cluver, L. D., Meinck, F., Steinert, J. I., Shenderovich, Y., Doubt, J., Romero, R. H., Lombard, C. J., Redfern, A., Ward, C. L., Tsoanyane, S., Nzima, D., Sibanda, N., Wittesaele, C., Stone, S. D., Boyes, M. E., Catanho, R., Lachman, J. M., Salah, N., Nocuza, M., & Gardner, F. (2018). Parenting for Lifelong Health: a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of a non-commercialised parenting programme for adolescents and their families in South Africa. BMJ Global Health, 3(1), e000539. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000539
Gibbs, A., Jewkes, R., & Sikweyiya, Y. (2018). “I Tried to Resist and Avoid Bad Friends”: The Role of Social Contexts in Shaping the Transformation of Masculinities in a Gender Transformative and Livelihood Strengthening Intervention in South Africa. Men and Masculinities, 21(4), 501–520. https://doi.org/10.1177/1097184X17696173
Gibbs, A., Dunkle, K., & Jewkes, R. (2018). Emotional and economic intimate partner violence as key drivers of depression and suicidal ideation: a cross-sectional study among young women in informal settlements in South Africa. PLoS One, 13(4), e0194885. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194885
Gibbs, A., Jewkes, R., Willan, S., & Washington, L. (2018). Associations between poverty, mental health and substance use, gender power, and intimate partner violence amongst young (18-30) women and men in urban informal settlements in South Africa: A cross-sectional study and structural equation model. PloS One, 13(10), e0204956. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204956
Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders. (2017). Untreated Violence: Critical gaps in medical and clinical forensic care for survivors of sexual violence in South Africa. Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders. https://www.msf.org.za/news-and-resources/publications/untreated-violence-volume-2
Mercilene Machisa, Ruxana Jina, Gerard Labuschagne, Lisa Vetten, Lizle Loots, & Sheena Swemmer, Bonita Meyersfeld, Rachel Jewkes. (2017). Rape justice in South Africa: A retrospective study of the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of reported rape cases from 2012. Gender and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council. https://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2017-10-25/RAPSSA%20REPORT%20FINAL.pdf
Naidoo, S., Sartorius, B., de Vries, H., & Taylor, M. (2017). Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated with Forced-Sex Among South African High School Students. Journal of Community Health, 42(5), 1035–1043. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-017-0354-3
Slabbert, M., Venter, F., Gay, C., Roelofsen, C., Lalla-Edward, S., & Rees, H. (2017). Sexual and reproductive health outcomes among female sex workers in Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa: Recommendations for public health programmes. BMC Public Health, 17(3), 442. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4346-0
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