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The Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (SVAC) Dataset measures reports of the conflict-related sexual violence committed by armed actors (state forces, pro-government militias and rebel groups) during the years 1989-2009. The dataset includes information about the prevalence, perpetrators, victims, forms, timing, and locations of the reported sexual violence by each armed actor in each conflict-year. The information used to compile these data comes from three separate sources: the U.S. State Department, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

An updated version of the dataset is available here (Nov 2016 – Version 1.1).

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