Dataset

The SVAC Dataset includes reports of conflict-related sexual violence committed by the following types of armed conflict actors: government/state military, pro-government militias, and rebel/insurgent forces. The SVAC Dataset covers all conflicts active in the years 1989-2009, as defined by the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Database. Data were collected for all years of active conflict (defined by 25 battle deaths or more per year) and for five years post-conflict.

SVAC Dataset Update Nov 2016 – Version 1.1 (889 KB)

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The updated 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 Codebook and User Guide for more information.

Please see this article for additional details.

Log of Changes (94 KB)

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Log of Changes: This spreadsheet provides a record of the changes made to the dataset since its initial release, as well as the reason for the changes. These changes are relatively minor, but we encourage scholars using the data to use the latest version. However, we provide this list of changes as a reference point for scholars to determine whether or not an upgrade from the initial release of the data is necessary for a particular analysis.

SVAC Dataset (72 KB)

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The initial SVAC Dataset 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 Codebook and User Guide for more information.

Please see this article for additional details.

Codebook and User Guide (844 KB)

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The 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.