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SVRI Forum is the largest global, abstract-driven research and advocacy conference on violence against women and violence against children. It brings together researchers, funders, practitioners, policymakers, activists, and survivors every two years to connect, learn and share.

The Forum provides an opportunity to learn what is new, what is working, what isn’t working and to identify priorities for the field moving forward. It is also an opportunity for us to strengthen existing partnerships, build new ones and have some fun!

Although the SVRI is committed to hosting the face-to-face Forum in Mexico, we are aware that circumstances around the COVID-19 pandemic are ever-changing. The SVRI will ensure a risk-based approach to the conference and if the need arises, we will shift the Forum to a virtual multi-day event.

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Call for abstracts opens:
1 September 2021

Pre-conference workshops:
19 September 2022

Registration opens:
1 September 2021

Conference dates:
20 – 22 September 2022

Call for exhibitors opens:
1 October 2021

Participant-driven events:
23 September 2022

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The SVRI is excited to host our 7th international conference in Mexico, a country rich with history and culture, beautiful scenery, ancient ruins and incredible food!

The Forum follows Mexico’s Independence Day on 16 September, one of the most celebrated days renowned for its remarkable festivities, amazing traditional dishes, and street performances. Although celebrations might look slightly different in 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to host the Forum in a time of celebration and national pride!

Mexico, however, is not only known for its rich history, friendly people and world-famous cuisine. We are proud to host our next conference in a country where feminism and feminist movements are nothing short of vibrant and inspirational. The recent uprisings (revolución diamantina” or “glitter revolution) in Mexico against rising levels of violence against women spotlighted the plight of women which was globally felt.  Using the arts, symbolism and street performances to challenge the patriarchy and denounce all forms of violence against women, it is hoped that this uprising has started to pave the way for change in Mexico, and we couldn’t be prouder to support this process by hosting the Forum and highlighting the incredible research and programmes currently underway in Latin America and the Caribbean (and of course, across the globe).

Useful information


Language: Mexico is a multilingual country and Spanish is widely spoken. Mexico has 68 indigenous languages of which many are endangered. The country’s law of linguistic rights aims to protect indigenous languages in Mexico and allows their utilisation in governmental communication and official documents.

Currency: Mexican Peso. See exchanges rates here.


Mexico tourism and culture
(Government pages)

Mexican embassies abroad – please see this link for Visa information. Early application is highly recommended.

Explore Mexico

We have received an overwhelming response to the SVRI Forum 2022 themes survey. Thank you to all who participated! 

Contact us at if you have any questions or comments on the briefs.



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