About the Authors

Rachel Jewkes, Lizle Loots
Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa

Rachel Jewkes, Nicola Christofides, Ruxana Jina
School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Lisa Vetten
Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Romi Sigsworth
Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Johannesburg, South Africa

Corresponding Author

rjewkes@mrc.ac.za

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: R Jewkes, N Christofides, L Vetten, R Jina, R Sigsworth, L Loots. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: R Jewkes, N Christofides, L Vetten, R Jina, R Sigsworth, L Loots. Designed the experiments/the study: R Jewkes, N Christofides, L Vetten, R Jina, R Sigsworth. Analyzed the data: R Jewkes, L Vetten, R Sigsworth. Collected data/did experiments for the study: R Jewkes, L Vetten, R Sigsworth, L Loots. Wrote the first draft of the paper: R Jewkes. Contributed to the writing of the paper: N Christofides, L Vetten, R Jina. Contributed to data coding of medico-legal forms: N Christofides. Principal investigator: L Vetten. Developed the data schedule collecting court information: L Vetten.