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About Rachel Jewkes

Rachel Jewkes has led research on violence against women at the South African Medical Research Council for over two decades. She is the director of the UK Department for International Development-funded "What works to prevent violence against women and girls?" global programme and secretary of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative.

Articles by Rachel Jewkes

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Rosemary Bechler

Rosemary Bechler is the mainsite editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

To end violence against women we must tackle patriarchy – and poverty

Violence against women is perpetrated in order to sustain patriarchal power relations. Projects to prevent violence, through economic empowerment, must remember this.

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