Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:35 AM

In response to the lack of reliable data regarding the magnitude, health impacts and risk factors of sexual violence (particularly from developing and middle income countries), the Sexual Violence Research Initiative has been launched. The SVRI is funded by the Global Forum for Health Research and hosted by the the World Health Organization (WHO). The initiative aims to form a network of researchers, policy makers, activists and donors who will cooperate and work towards the goal of addressing the many aspects of sexual violence. The primary objective of the SVRI is to reduce and respond to sexual violence through the promotion and dissemination of action-oriented research. For more information, visit

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