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HONcode status The health Website
Sexual Violence Research Initiative
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Web address:http://www.svri.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct801859
Date of initial review: 07 Sep 2006
Validity of certificate14 Sep 2012 - Sep 2014
Date of last visit08 Oct 2012
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

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1. Information must be authoritative
Prof Rachel Jewkes

SA Medical Research Council

Rachel Jewkes is the Director of the MRC Gender & Health Research Unit in Pretoria and Secretary of the SVRI. Recognised as a leading international scholar in the field of gender and health, she is a public health physician who has a background in epidemiology and medical anthropology. She has spent the last two decades researching gender and sexuality in South Africa, contributing to the literature of epidemiology, medical anthropology, and health systems research. She is best known for her research on...
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2. Presentation of the site
The aim of the SVRI is to promote research on sexual violence and generate empirical data that ensures that sexual violence is recognized as a legitimate public health problem.
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SVRI maintains this Web site as a courtesy to anyone who may choose to access this Web site. The content of this Web site is for information purposes only.
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Purpose of the website
The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between the patient or visitor and his/her physician.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy policy

Website Statistics
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative website (www.svri.org) makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes - the user's server address, the user's top level domain name (eg, .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc.), the date and time of the visit to the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited if you have linked to the rural law website and the type of browser used.

If you become a registered user of this site (eg, in ord...
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence. World Report on Violence and Health. Jewkes R, Sen P and Garcia-Moreno C. In: E.G. Krug et al. (Eds.). World Health Organization, 2002
Sexual Violence Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements Version 1.0. Basile K.C and Saltzman L.E. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; 2002
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Last updated:
13 September, 2012
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5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation

Please contact the South African Medical Research Council at for any content enquiries and the Webmaster at for questions regarding this policy.

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7. Disclosure of funding sources
It is hosted by the Gender and Health Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council, and receives funding from the Global Forum for Health Research and the Ford Foundation.
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8. Advertising policy
This Web site does not rely on advertising for funding and does not host any advertisements.
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