What We Do

Since the inception of the SVRI, research on sexual violence has evolved and expanded significantly.  Current evidence highlights the connections and overlap between sexual violence and other types of violence in terms of drivers, prevention strategies and required response. Thus, SVRI activities now focus on numerous types of sexual violence and related types of violence, particularly intimate partner violence and violence in childhood, in order to further illuminate these connections. 

As knowledge managers in the field, the SVRI gathers, develops, distils and disseminates knowledge for improving practice. We facilitate knowledge exchange and sharing by providing colleagues with a variety of digital and face to face communication platforms to network, learn, discuss, influence and develop innovations to strengthen prevention of and response for sexual violence and related types of violence in low and middle income countries. View the SVRI Strategic Plan (2020-2024)

Research support

Capacity development