Archive

This page contains older documentation and datasets from the original SVAC 1.0 and 1.1 (November 2016 update) and SVAC 2.0 and 2.1 (November and December 2019 updates). For the current dataset (SVAC 3.0, February 2021), please visit the Dataset page.

SVAC 2.0 Codebook and User Guide (242 KB)

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The SVAC 2.0 Codebook and User Guide can be downloaded using the link to the left. The Codebook and User Guide contains coding information about all the variables in the SVAC 2.0 dataset, details about the sources used to code the data, instructions on how to use (and not use) the data, and an extensive section of FAQ.

SVAC Dataset
COMPLETE (Version 2.1)-December 2019 (747 KB)

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This complete version (SVAC_complete_1989-2015) conserves the original dataset structure by including interim years and the first five post-conflict years.

SVAC Dataset CONFLICT-YEAR
(Version 2.1)-December 2019 (297 KB)

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This smaller dataset (SVAC_conflictyears_1989-2015) includes only active conflict-years. Because most analysts are primarily interested in sexual violence during active conflict-years, we created this smaller dataset to facilitate the use of the data.

SVAC Dataset
COMPLETE (Version 2.0)-November 2019

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If you downloaded the SVAC 2.0 datasets between October 23 and November 30, 2019, please be advised these included a coding error pertaining to the classification of conflict, interim, and post-conflict years. Please instead use the current version, SVAC 2.1 (December 2019).

SVAC Dataset (Version 1.1)-November 2016 (889 KB)

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The SVAC Dataset (November 2016 – Version 1.1) can be downloaded using the link to the left. Please note that if you plan to merge the SVAC Dataset with UCDP data of active conflict-years, you will first need to delete the post-conflict years and interim years from the SVAC Dataset. Please see the SVAC 1.0 Codebook and User Guide below for more information.

Log of Changes (94 KB)

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This spreadsheet provides a record of the changes made to the dataset in the SVAC 1.1 release, as well as the reason for the changes. These changes are relatively minor, and we encourage scholars using the data to use the latest version. However, we provide this list of changes as a reference point.

SVAC Dataset (72 KB)

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The original SVAC Dataset (1.0) can be downloaded using the link to the left. Please note that if you plan to merge the SVAC Dataset with UCDP data of active conflict-years, you will first need to delete the post-conflict years and interim years from the SVAC Dataset. Please see the SVAC 1.0 Codebook and User Guide below for more information.

SVAC 1.0 Codebook and User Guide (844 KB)

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The SVAC 1.0 Codebook and User Guide can be downloaded using the link to the left. The Codebook and User Guide contains coding information about all the variables in the SVAC Dataset, details about the sources used to code the data, instructions on how to use (and not use) the data, and an extensive section of FAQ. For the current SVAC 2.0 Codebook and User Guide, please visit the Dataset page.