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Important visa information

We encourage all SVRI Forum 2022 delegates to apply for visas early. Due to COVID-19, global processing is delayed and we highly recommend that you apply for your Mexico, and any relevant transit visas, at least two months in advance.

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 is an opportunity to learn about the newest innovations for prevention and responding to gender-based violence in low- and middle-income countries and to meet some of the most influential researchers and practitioners in the fields of violence against women and violence against children.

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COVID-19 Statement

The SVRI Forum 2022 Coordinating Committee and our partners are committed to hosting the Forum face-to-face in Mexico.  We are however aware that circumstances around the pandemic are ever-changing. We are taking a risk-based approach and will keep monitoring the pandemic with our advisors.

When booking your travel arrangements we encourage all delegates, regardless of your vaccination status, to take out travel insurance in advance of your trip. Please note, not all travel insurance plans cover Covid-related issues. If you already have a travel insurance policy, check what cover it provides for Covid-related events, including quarantine costs, medical treatment and travel disruptions, travel bans (see “Cancel for any reason” coverage). The SVRI, SVRI co-hosts, partners, funders, and SVRI Forum 2022 service providers will not be held liable for any costs or damages in the case of the Forum being cancelled/postponed, changes to flights or medical treatment required.

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The SVRI’s mission is to work toward a world without violence against women, violence against children, and other forms of violence driven by gender inequality. As a feminist organization, we believe in a women-centered approach to ending gender-based violence, particularly centering women who are marginalized on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, gender identity, gender expression, residence in the global South, disability, and other axes of oppression and inequality.

SVRI Forum recognises the power of words. Language can directly and indirectly include, exclude, or ignore people. We encourage attendees to be thoughtful and intentional with their language, including using the terms “violence against women” or “gender-based violence” based on whether the statement pertains only to women or to people of many genders, including trans men or nonbinary people. When using the term “violence against women,” we encourage attendees to consider how their work includes or applies to women marginalized based on one or more additional axes of oppression.


Abstract submissionsClosed
Call for exhibitorsNow open
Apply to host a participant-driven eventNow open
Pre-conference workshop registrationNow open
Conference registration Now open
Call for bursaries Closed
Bursary outcome notification End July
Programme online End July
Pre-conference workshops19 September 2022
Conference dates20 - 22 September 2022
Participant-driven events23 September 2022

Message from Dr. Nadine Flora Gasman Zylbermann, President, Inmujeres, 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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