6th Global Conference on Violence Against Women | CTICC, South Africa | 21-25 October 2019

SVRI Forum Aims

SVRI Forum 2019 aims to be:

  • Dynamic: Mixing oral presentations, special sessions, films, exhibitions, speed dating and social activities to maximise interactions between participants, speakers and presenters.
  • Innovative: Sharing of new, cutting edge research and interventions in the field and creative mechanisms for research communication/dissemination and uptake.
  • Capacity Building: Building expertise in research methods and practice to develop a cadre of researchers doing excellent rigorous research and conversant with how to use evidence to influence policy and programme development.
  • Participative and Interactive: Encouraging active participation throughout the Forum events and presentations, and fostering discussion, interaction and networking
  • Multigenerational: Promoting participation from young to senior researchers. Speaker experience will be considered when developing conference sessions, aiming to ensure a mix of both new and emerging researchers with global experts.
  • Equitable: Promoting meaningful, real north-south; south-north, south-south, as well as researcher-activist and researcher-policy-maker partnerships.  Lead researchers are strongly encouraged to ensure meaningful participation of local partners in their Forum presentation and, where possible, jointly present findings.
  • Focused on low and middle-income countries:  Building evidence for improved responses and prevention efforts in low and middle-income countries is what SVRI is all about, and is a priority for all our events.