About the Authors

Rachel Jewkes
Gender & Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

Rachel Jewkes was the project leader for the evaluation of Stepping Stones in South Africa. This is a participatory HIV prevention programme that aims to improve sexual health through building stronger, more gender equitable relationships.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: RJ. Wrote the first draft of the paper: RJ.