[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 04 12 06

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Dec 4 10:40:15 SAST 2006

Dear SVRI List Members

To follow is the SVRI Update which contains a variety of sexual violence
related research and resources. Please email svri at mrc.ac.za if you would
like us to include relevant sexual violence resources and materials in
the SVRI Updates. For more information and resources on sexual violence
and the SVRI visit www.svri.org.  Today's SVRI Update includes the
1.  Resources and Publications 
2.  Request for Information / Comments
3.  Meetings
4.  Vacancies

1.  Resources and Publications:

Pronyk PM, Hargreaves JR, Kim JC, Morison LA, Phetla G, Watts C, Busza
J, Porter JD,  Effect of a structural intervention for the prevention of
intimate-partner violence and HIV in rural South Africa: a cluster
randomised trial, The Lancet, Current Issue, Volume 368, Number 9551, 02
December 2006:  HIV infection and intimate-partner violence share a
common risk environment in much of southern Africa. The aim of the
Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) study
was to assess a structural intervention that combined a microfinance
programme with a gender and HIV training curriculum.  Online link:

Lancet Podcast:  This week's podcast highlights the IMAGE study, a
randomised trial assessing the effect of micro-financing and education
for women in rural South Africa to reduce intimate partner violence and
HIV infection. To access short registration is required:

Digital storytelling by Silence Speaks:  Listen to survivors of violence
against women take up multimedia technology, and tell their own powerful
and transformative stories.  
Digital storytelling by Silence Speaks is an initiative that makes it
possible for survivors and witnesses of violence to come together in
small groups, reflect on their gender  training and experiences of
abuse, and tell their stories in their own words, sounds, and images.
[Posted on behalf of Amy Hill].  For more information go to:

Take Back The Tech!, Few opportunities exist for survivors to tell their
stories in their own words. Silence Speaks fills this gap by connecting
survivors and witnesses of abuse with their creativity and making their
voices the centerpiece of violence prevention and social justice
efforts. Bearing witness to these stories moves the issue from the
individual to the collective, and offers hope for ending the violence.
Twelve powerful stories are showcased on Take Back The Tech!, in
partnership between Silence Speaks and APC Women's Programme.  Posted on
behalf of Amy Hill]. Listen deeply, visit:

UNIFEM Currents, December 2006:  The December Issue of UNIFEM Currents
is now available.  This issues includes discussions on Gender Equality
in UN Reform; Security Councils Open Debate on Women, Peace and
Security, Not a Minute More - Ending Violence Against Women and UNIFEM
around the World.  For more detail visit:

Bridge Cutting Edge Packs - Gender and Sexuality, 2006:  Cutting Edge
Packs provide accessible overviews of the latest thinking on a gender
theme and summaries of the most useful resources. Each pack includes an
Overview Report, a Supporting Resources Collection and a copy of Gender
and Development In Brief.  This current pack focuses on Gender and
Sexuality. Online at:

Center for Women's Global Leadership,  Strengthening Resistance:
Confronting Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS. 2006:  Strengthening
Resistance focuses on the points of intersection in the social,
political and public health crises of violence against women (VAW) and
HIV/AIDS. The report uses a human rights lens to highlight critical
political challenges and innovative strategies used by activists and
human rights defenders worldwide as they respond to the links between
the two pandemics. Online at:

IOM Cambodia, Cambodia - Life After Reintegration: The Situation of
Child Trafficking Survivors, 2006:  Direct Link to Report Part I:
rt%20pages%201-30.pdf,  and Direct Link to Report Part II:

SIDA, Gender and Armed Conflict, 2006:  This study tries to challenge
the stereotypes of men, women, boys and girls in times of war. The first
part brings up the questions of "men" and "women", in a perspective of
both victims and perpertrators in the the different phases of violent
conflict. The second part exemplifies development efforts in the area of
gender and armed conflict.  Download complete document from the
following website:

2.  Request for Information / Comments:

Survey on Research Priorities for Sexual and Reproductive Health:  The
Global Forum for Health Research, Geneva, Switzerland is expanding its
activities in promoting research in the field of sexual and reproductive
health (SRH) in low- and middle-income countries. The Global Forum are
currently in the process of mapping out research gaps in the field,
based mainly on a questionnaire which aims to gather a wide variety of
views on these gaps. The aggregated data from these questionnaires will
be used to develop a concise but comprehensive priority research agenda
for SRH, to be used by the global SRH community for advocacy and
fundraising purposes.  They are now trying to identify relevant
respondents for the survey, and would be most grateful if you could
provide them with the contact details of people working on SRH research
(focusing on low- and middle-income countries) in your organization, so
that they can include them in their list of respondents.  Contact Anna
Liwander if you have any questions regarding this project, either by
email (Liwandera at who.int) or on +41 22 791 4260. 

DCAF seeks input into the Global report on sexual violence in conflict.
In particular, they seek: qualitative and quantitative data to be used
in the report; and examples of good practice in responses of the police,
military, peacekeepers, prisons, border authorities and the judiciary to
sexual violence.  For more detail go to:

DCAF is also soliciting comments on its discussion paper Sexual Violence
in Conflict: Making Data Work for Change.  Report available online at:

3.  Meetings

51st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women:  The fifty-first
session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 26
February to 9 March 2007. In accordance with its multi-year programme of
work for 2007-2009, the Commission will consider "The elimination of all
forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child" as its
priority theme. For more information visit:

4.  Vacancies:

Chief Executive Officer, GRIP - Greater Nelspruit Rape Intervention
Project, is a NPO based in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Closing
Date for Applications: 31 December 2006.  For more information on GRIP
visit: http://www.grip.org.za/, for more details on the vacancy contact:
info at grip.org.za, or email me at svri at mrc.ac.za and I will forward the
advert to you. <mailto:gripnpo at freemail.absa.co.za> 

Advocacy Adviser, Women in decision-making, Somaliland, Progressio:
Progressio is looking for an Advocacy Adviser, for Nagaad - Women in
decision-making, Based in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Contract until the end
of March 2008. Closing date: 7 December 2006. [Cross-posting: ELDIS
Gender Reporter].  More information online at:

Applications should be addressed to the Director-General, Secretariat of
the Pacific Community, P.O Box D5, Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia, to
arrive by 15 January 2007. For full advert go to:


Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated
evidence-based responses.

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative, an initiative of the Global
Forum for Health Research, is hosted by the Medical Research Council,
South Africa.  The SVRI aims to promote research on sexual violence and
generate empirical data to ensure sexual violence is recognized as a
legitimate public health problem.  If you want to know more about the
SVRI visit our website www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/>  or contact
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