[Svrilist] SVRI Update

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Aug 3 11:58:12 SAST 2006


Dear SVRI List Members

To follow is a list of newspaper articles and other stories on sexual 
violence from across the globe, followed by a variety of resources and 
publications related to sexual violence. If you would like to suggest 
resources to be included on the SVRI Updates or on the SVRI website, 
please email svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>. For additional 
resources and information on sexual violence, visit us at www.svri.org 
<http://www.svri.org/>.

*Sexual Violence in the News:*

*Training to stop sexual violence
*Dallas Morning News (subscription) - TX,USA, 2 August 2006
... and The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center of Collin County, provides 
students in the sixth through 12th grades with information about sexual 
harassment and ...
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/collin/plano/stories/DN-plimpact_02cco.ART.North.Edition1.24f7866.html

*Rwanda:  Managing HIV Among Refugee Population
*AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA, 2 August 2006
... Rwandans are all too familiar with sexual violence, used as a weapon 
during the 1994 genocide when rape was commonplace, but arriving 
Congolese refugees are ...
http://allafrica.com/stories/200608020939.html

*DRC:  Help and justice for raped, displaced women
*Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK, 1 August 2006
... HIV/AIDS prevalence is highest. Even now, in times of peace, sexual 
violence is still a problem, often occurring within the home. ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/f74b3b523df8ed06722b24836e84883d.htm

*The Marginalized Population
*Gorkhapatra - Kathmandu,Nepal, 1 August 2006
... violence (deuki, jhuma, badi, chhoupadi); violence based on 
mis-belief (torture given for allegedly practicing witchcraft); sexual 
violence (women trafficking ...
http://www.gorkhapatra.org.np/content.php?nid=377

*Governments fail women on HIV/AIDS
*Express Outlook - Port-Louis,Mauritius, 1 August 2006
... These include harmful traditional practices, abuse, early and forced 
marriage, rape, including marital rape and other forms of sexual 
violence against women. ...
http://www.lexpress.mu/display_article_sup.php?news_id=69757

*The ideological quagmire that is female circumcision
*Society - Liz Conor - posted 1/8/2006
"Children are entitled to protection from the physical pain and shock, 
trauma, medical harm and suffering caused by female genital mutilation."
http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=4682

*Lynx host choose respect night
*MinnesotaLynx.com - USA,  1 August 2006
... Choose Respect is a statewide campaign to motivate adolescents ages 
11-14 to challenge harmful beliefs about dating abuse and sexual 
violence and take steps to ...
http://www.wnba.com/lynx/news/choose_respect_060801.html

*Reports of sexual violence in Ark. Prisons Rises
*Today's THV - Little Rock,AR,USA, 31 July 2006
In Arkansas prisons, as around the country, prison officials are seeing 
an increase in reports of sexual violence in the prisons. ...
http://www.todaysthv.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=32099

*Attracta:  Longest jail term urged
*Belfast Telegraph - United Kingdom,  31 July 2006
... He said the reports compiled on Hamilton demonstrated evidence of 
"his predilection to predatory, sexual violence towards women". ...
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=700735

*Prison sexual violence often unreported for fear of reprisal: DOJ
*JURIST - USA, 31 July 2006
[JURIST] Sexual violence in US prisons, perpetrated by both inmates and 
prison staff, often goes unreported [DOJ press release] because abused 
inmates fear a ...
http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2006/07/prison-sexual-violence-often.php

*Judge clerk to resolve hidden dockets
*St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg,FL,USA, 31 July 2006
... An additional 151 sexual violence injunction cases had been sealed 
by blanket order. ... That includes the 151 sexual violence injunction 
cases. ...
http://www.sptimes.com/2006/07/31/Pasco/Judge__clerk_to_resol.shtml

*Allegations of sexual violence in prisons, jails increasing
*Salt Lake Tribune - United States, 30 July 2006
... Combined with management policies designed to stop prisoners from 
assaulting other inmates, the efforts aim to eliminate sexual violence 
behind bars. ...
http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_4115193

*South Asia - Preventing Trafficking of Women
*The New Nation, By Rita Bhowmick, 28 July 2006
Women and child trafficking is not only for prostitution but also for 
pornography which wasn't included in the SAARC Convention, according to 
the theme presenter Prof. Ishrat Shamim, President, Centre for Women and 
Children Studies, Bangladesh and she also highlighted that according to 
ILO Convention no.182 and Second Optional Protocol CRC Article No.3- 
child pornography is an offence, but it was not also included.
http://nation.ittefaq.com/artman/publish/article_29510.shtml


*Resources and Publications
*
*UN Women's Newsletter, Network*:  New network has just been released.  
A copy of this recent publication can be found at:  
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/osagi/.

*Global Governance Initiative: Annual Report 2006*:  The Global 
Governance Report considers six major areas: peace and security, poverty 
and hunger, education, health, the environment and human rights. The 
report provides both a scorecard to measure the effort exerted by 
governments, international organisations, business and civil society 
during 2005 towards these goals and a concise discussion of key actions 
taken and opportunities missed. It then looks ahead to 2006 and outlines 
what must happen in the coming year for the world to be on track to 
achieve its goals. [Source: WUNRN] Available on line at:  
http://www.weforum.org/pdf/Initiatives/GGI_Report06.pdf

*Courses/Events:
*
*AfriGrowth Training on Project Planning & Mgt, Advocacy, M&E:  Abuja, 
Nigeria,  24 - 30 August 2006:*  AfriGrowth Foundation is a 
non-governmental organization committed to enhancing growth in 
communities through education and initiation of empowerment programs, 
which develops techniques for self-sufficiency. Our goal is to build 
superior capacity for organizations into community development. As part 
of our objectives we provide education as a means of enhancement and 
development, AfriGrowth Foundation is therefore pleased to announce a 
series of training courses spanning 24 - 30 August 2006, Abuja Nigeria. 
The courses being offered are:  Advocacy, Project Planning and 
Management, and  Monitoring and Evaluation.  Deadline for applications: 
21st August 2006.  For more information go to: http://www.afrigrowth.org  

*Madre Fall 2006 Speaking Tour:  "*Violence against women can be 
stopped":  This fall Rebecca Lolosoli, a leader from Umoja, Kenya, and 
Vivian Strombeg, will be addressing university students around the US 
about how Umoja's women are banning violence in their village.  For more 
information visit:  
http://www.madre.org/programs/pe/speakers_fall06.html?tr=y&auid=1854085 
<http://www.madre.org/programs/pe/speakers_fall06.html?tr=y&auid=1854085>

*Vacancies:*

*16 Days of Activism Campaign Coordinator/ Gender-based violence 
program,  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, 
NJ  USA:*  The Center for Women's Global Leadership is seeking a Project 
Coordinator to work on its programs and activities that address violence 
against women.  The position is available immediately and applications 
will be accepted until the post is filled.  For more information visit 
the Rutgers employment link (APS positions) 
<http://uhr.rutgers.edu/FindAJob.htm>http://uhr.rutgers.edu/FindAJob.


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