SVRI Forum 2019 – Thank you for joining us

SVRI Forum 2019, our 6th biennial Forum, was successfully held in Cape Town, South Africa, 21 – 25 October 2019.

It is 10 years since we held our first SVRI Forum. Over the past 10 years we have seen immense growth in attendance at each Forum, with just under 200 delegates at our first Forum in 2009 and 761 attending in 2019.

Thank you for making SVRI Forum 2019 the best Forum so far.

Presentations now online

SVRI Forum 2019 presentations are now available for download on the Forum Programme Page. Please remember to refresh your browser if you have visited this page before. 

We have also uploaded additional post-Forum products. Please see the SVRI Forum 2019 Gallery PageGraphic Harvesting photographs, the Forum 2019 Highlights Video, the official SVRI Forum 2019: Time is Now Video and SVRI Forum 2019 Brief.

What do SVRI Forum delegates say?

“It was so well organized, usually, conferences are so inhuman. I never once felt tired or worn down. People were kind! The plenary sessions were so good. There was so much quality research to fill the mind! I've gone home with a list of new colleagues who can work with us. There was not enough time. It was the best conference I have ever attended, and I felt included. I am an SVRI-er from now on.” ~ SVRI Forum 2019 delegate.



“The organisation, atmosphere, knowledge/experience sharing were second to none. All sessions started punctually and were delivered to the highest level possible. It was a unique adventure which I hope to live again soon. I made wonderful friends and was able to place my research into a broader context of global health.” ~ SVRI Forum 2019 young researcher/delegate.


“I loved the representation of diverse women, the range of research presented, and how the conference centred survivors. The conference was incredibly powerful.” ~ SVRI Forum 2019 delegate.


“I love, love, love the SVRI Forum!  It’s my favourite conference of all time.  Thank you!” ~ SVRI Forum 2019 delegate.

The event was great, I had a really good time. I’m excited, I’ve got in touch with so many people to collaborate on projects and write papers, so many things – it’s wonderful. I feel indebted for such an opportunity! ~ SVRI Forum 2019 young researcher/delegate.



SVRI Forum 2021 – Save the date!

Dates for SVRI Forum 2021 are 20-24 September 2021. Put these dates in your diary. Location to be announced early next year.

Thank you again for ensuring SVRI Forum remains the central event for the field, the place where the field comes together to network, learn and share – TIME IS NOW!

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