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Leading the Field

SVRI leading the field

Advancing research to end violence against women and violence against children

With over 6800+ members the SVRI is one of the largest global networks for advancing research on violence against women, violence against children and other forms of gender based violence (GBV). Founded in 2003, the SVRI brings together a diverse group of actors aiming to achieve a world free of violence against women and violence against children through improved practices and prevention programmes informed by evidence, with a focus on low and middle-income countries. 

OUR WORK

We do this through building evidence, strengthening research capacity, promoting partnerships and influencing change. 

BUILD EVIDENCE

  • Support and fund innovative research on VAW and VAC in low and middle income countries (LMIC) 
  • Identify, amplify, debate and disseminate new knowledge and trends in the field 
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STRENGTHEN CAPACITY

  • Strengthen capacity for quality, policy relevant research and practice 
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INFLUENCE CHANGE

  • Maximise the use of research for policy and practice 
  • Raise awareness/advocate with donors and decision-makers 
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PROMOTE PARTNERSHIPS

  • Organise and convene the biennial SVRI Forum 
  • Promote learning through knowledge exchanges 
  • Leverage strategic partnerships 
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THE LATEST FROM THE FIELD

‘Every man was drinking’: how much do bans on alcohol help women in India?

Preeti Jha. The Guardian, 14 September 2021. Women’s protests led to prohibition in Bihar but can alcohol bans end domestic abuse and harassment?

“In every village women were troubled by alcohol. Men harassed them on the streets. Husbands beat them at home,” says Sunita Devi, 52, a former seamstress who led the crowd. “When they saw us they gained courage that we can come together and fight.”

Read the full article here.
Read more about the SVRI supported project in Bihar here.

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‘My story is like a magic wand’: a qualitative study of personal storytelling and activism to stop violence against women in Turkey

Telling personal stories of violence has been central to recent advocacy efforts to prevent violence against women around the world. In this paper, the authors explore the use of personal storytelling as a form of activism to prevent femicide in Turkey. Read the open-access article here.

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Closing date: 28 February 2022

We are delighted to invite you to the SVRI’s 7th international conference 19 – 23 September 2022 in Cancúnncun, Mexico. Abstract submission is NOW OPEN!
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Address: Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI)
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