Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council
Private Bag x385
1 Soutpansberg Road, Pretoria
In 2003 the Global Froum for Health Research established the Sexual Violence Research Initiative. The SVRI was initially hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) before moving to the Medical Research Council, South Africa in 2006. The SVRI is a global research initiative that aims to promote good quality research in the area of sexual violence, particularly in developing countries. The work of the SVRI is guided by a Coordinating Group of experts from different disciplines, networks of organisations on sexual violence and global regions.