The SVRI Forum adheres to the highest ethical standards underscored by feminist principles, kindness and empathy, and the ideal of the broader social good. Read more about the SVRI’s core values here.
SVRI Forum encourages debate and open dialogue as key elements of participation, among all conference participants including delegates, funders, speakers and presenters, researchers and scientists, community representatives, leaders and the media. SVRI Forum opposes any disruption of conference sessions or satellite events that results in the inability for dialogue and debate to take place.
All participants attending a conference are subject to the laws applicable in the host country. By attending a conference, participants also agree to adhere to the SVRI’s core values.
The conference will provide support and space for meaningful participation to enable a broad spectrum of viewpoints.
The principles are intended to guide the conference organisers’ response to actual disruptions that prevent participation. The SVRI Forum encourages dialogue among and with participants prior to action that may result in disruption of participation. Advice and assistance in facilitating dialogue and resolution and in preventing or de-escalating a disruption are available.
The conference reserves the right to withdraw the name badge, and therefore, deny access to participants who do not adhere to these principles.