Policy paper

Preventing sexual violence initiative: shaping principles for global action to prevent and tackle stigma

This report follows a 3-day expert roundtable meeting convened by the government to inform the next phase of the UK’s Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) on tackling and preventing stigma suffered by survivors and victims of sexual violence in conflict.



The meeting brought together survivors, victims, experts, civil society and officials to discuss the challenges and issues around the stigma that many survivors and victims of sexual violence in conflict face.

The UK Prime Minister’s Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, the Rt Hon Baroness Anelay, opened the meeting and reiterated the UK government’s leadership and commitment to ending sexual violence in conflict (SVC).

The overarching aim of the meeting was to contribute to the development of principles and recommendations to tackle and prevent such stigma, for inclusion in a Global Action document (‘Principles for Global Action’). The final document will be used to mobilise increased political will and resources to prevent and tackle SVC-related stigma, including a launch at the United Nations in 2017.

You can read about the event aims and country specific information on Wilton Park’s event page.

Published 7 February 2017