[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 12 12 06

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Dec 12 10:15:11 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 following:
1.  Resources
2.  Publications
2.  Training
3.  Meetings
4.  Vacancies

1.  Resources:

Violence and Discrimination Against Women in the Armed Conflict in Colombia, Rapporteurship on the Rights of Women of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, 2006:  The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has adopted a report which addresses the impact of the armed conflict on women and the way in which it deepens and aggravates the discrimination and violence they suffer, and formulates conclusions and recommendations. This report is based on the results of the on-site visit to Colombia undertaken by the former Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women of the IACHR Ms. Susana Villarán, between June 20-25, 2005. Download full report at: http://www.crin.org/docs/inter_am_com_colombia_06.pdf

Toolkit to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Global Programme Against Trafficking In Human Beings United Nations Office On Drugs And Crime, Vienna, Austria 2006:  We learn daily about new ways of preventing, investigating and controlling the crime of trafficking and about more effective ways of protecting and assisting the victims of this crime. International cooperation, which is so crucial to the success of most interventions against human trafficking, is gaining a new momentum and new cooperation mechanisms are being developed. The present Toolkit presents a selection of conceptual, legislative and organizational tools in use in different parts of the world.  Download toolkit at:  http://www.unodc.org/pdf/crime/human_trafficking/trafficking_toolkit_oct06.pdf

The State of the World's Children 2007,  UNICEF, 2006:  The State of the World's Children 2007 examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives - and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls. It looks at the status of women today, discusses how gender equality will move all the Millennium Development Goals forward, and shows how investment in women's rights will ultimately produce a double dividend: advancing the rights of both women and children.  Online at:  http://www.unicef.org/sowc07/report/report.php

World Report 2006, Human Rights Watch, 2006:  the Human Rights Watch 2006 report contains information on human rights developments in more than 60 countries in 2005. The full report can be accessed online at:  http://www.hrw.org/wr2k6/

HIV & AIDS-Stigma and Violence Reduction Intervention Manual,  Duvvury, N.; Prasad, N.; Kishore, N. ICRW, 2006: This manual is a guide for community-based organizations to facilitate a community-led and -owned process that addresses stigma and gender-based violence in HIV/AIDS prevention efforts.  [cross posting:  ENDVAW Update #67]   Access manual at: http://www.icrw.org/docs/2006_SVRI-Manual.pdf

Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2005,  Leora Rosen and Jocelyn Fontaine (eds.), NIJ, 2006:  This compilation of NIJ-funded research includes a table of contents, index, and descriptions of projects available through the VAW&FV program.  [cross posting:  ENDVAW Update #67]. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/vawprog/vaw_portfolio.pdf

Children and the International Criminal Court,  Goetz, M. / Redress Trust , 2006:  'This document considers the challenges faced in prosecuting those who have recruited child soldiers. It calls for a sensitive understanding of each environment which has led children to become both the victims and perpetrators of violence communities.' [Source: Eldis Development reporter] Online link to full report at:  http://www.eldis.org/cf/search/disp/DocDisplay.cfm?Doc=DOC22787

Afghan Women, Women Watch, 2006:  This webpage provides information and reports on Afghan Women.  Online link:  http://www.un.org/womenwatch/afghanistan/

Dealing with Domestic Violence, Fact Sheet - Ministry of Justice, The Netherlands, 2006:  This report provides details on domestic violence in Dutch society. Available online at:  http://www.huiselijkgeweld.nl/english/factsheet.html

Stop Discrimination and Violence Against Girls :Youth Version of the Report of The Expert Group Meeting on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination and Violence Against the Girl Child, UNICEF 2006:  The Working Group on Girls and UNICEF's Voices of Youth, are asking you to read this youth version of an expert report and tell us what you think should be done. The report talks about which girls are in danger of violence and unfair treatment and suggests ways governments, and their citizens, can protect them.  Online link:  http://www.unicef.org/voy/takeaction/takeaction_3295.html

Understanding the Needs of Victims of Sexual Violence in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community,  Jennifer Obinna, Sarah Krueger, Constance Osterbaan, Jane Sadusky, Wendy DeVore, 2006:  This report provides information on service gaps following an examination of service providers assisting victims of sexual assault who are deaf and hard of hearing. http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/212867.pdf

India's Second NGO Shadow Report on CEDAW, Coordinated by National Alliance of Women, 2006:  The present Shadow Report is a 233-page document in which different women's groups/organizations have contributed in an attempt to record the de facto position of women in India and how they face different kinds of discriminations in public and private life. Full report can be downloaded at:  http://www.nawoindia.org/Second-NGO-Shadow-Report-on-CEDAW.asp

The One Man Can Campaign: supports men and boys to take action to end domestic and sexual violence and to promote healthy, equitable relationships that men and women can enjoy - passionately, respectfully and fully.  More information at:  http://www.genderjustice.org.za/onemancan/

Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence Against Women, WHO, 2005:  This World Health Organization Report covers 15 sites and 10 countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Japan, Peru, Namibia, Samoa, Serbia and Montenegro, Thailand and the United Republic of Tanzania. WHO Study Website:  http://www.who.int/gender/violence/who_multicountry_study/en/index.html

2.  Publications:

A Comparison of Sexual Coercion Experiences Reported by Men and Women in Prison,  Struckman-Johnson C. & Struckman-Johnson, D., Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 21, No. 12, 1591-1615, 2006:  Comparisons were made between self-reports from 382 men and 51 women who had experienced sexual coercion while incarcerated. Victim data were obtained from a sample of 1,788 male inmates and 263 female inmates who responded to an anonymous written survey distributed in 10 midwestern prisons. Implications of results for prevention of sexual coercion in prison are discussed. Full text:  http://jiv.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/21/12/1591  [Cross Posting:  HIVLserv: Gender Violence/Victimization & HIV articles attached and related abstracts/full text links.]

Intimate partner violence against women in eastern Uganda: implications for HIV prevention. Karamagi CA, Tumwine JK, Tylleskar T, Heggenhougen K., BMC Public Health. Nov 20;6:284,  2006: The authors were interested in finding out if the very low antenatal VCT acceptance rate reported in Mbale Hospital was linked to intimate partner violence against women. The study therefore set out to i) determine the prevalence of intimate partner violence, ii) identify risk factors for intimate partner violence and iii) look for association between intimate partner violence and HIV prevention particularly in the context of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programme (PMTCT).  Full text available http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/6/284

Rape perpetration by young, rural South African men: Prevalence, patterns and risk factors. Jewkes R, Dunkle K, Koss MP, Levin JB, Nduna M, Jama N, Sikweyiya Y,  Soc Sci Med. Dec;63(11):2949-61. 2006:  The objectives of this paper are to describe the prevalence, patterns and factors associated with rape of an intimate partner and a woman who was not a partner with men aged 15-26 years in rural South Africa.  Abstract online at:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=16962222&query_hl=2&itool=pubmed_DocSum

Perpetration of partner violence and HIV risk behaviour among young men in the rural Eastern Cape, South Africa.  Dunkle KL, Jewkes RK, Nduna M, Levin J, Jama N, Khuzwayo N, Koss MP, Duvvury N,  AIDS. Oct 24;20(16):2107-14,  2006:  The objective of the study was to examine associations between the perpetration of intimate partner violence and HIV risk behaviour among young men in rural South Africa.  Abstract online at:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?itool=abstractplus&db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=abstractplus&list_uids=17053357

Effect of a structural intervention for the prevention of intimate-partner violence and HIV in rural South Africa: a cluster randomised trial.  Pronyk PM, Hargreaves JR, Kim JC, Morison LA, Phetla G, Watts C, Busza J, Porter JD. Lancet. Dec 2;368(9551):1973-83. 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. Summary online at:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=17141704&query_hl=5&itool=pubmed_docsum

Child sexual abuse and its outcomes among high school students in southwest Ethiopia. Worku D, Gebremariam A, Jayalakshmi S. Trop Doct Jul;36(3). 2006:  Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a major contributing factor to the burden of disease among children and adolescents. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of CSA and its outcomes among female high school students in Ethiopia.  More information available on line at:  http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthInfoNet/YIN28.htm#sum5

3.  Training:

Directory of Training Programs in Health Services and Health Policy Research:  The Directory of Training Programs in Health Services Research and Health Policy provides information about U.S. and International post-baccalaureate certificate, master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral programs in the fields of health services research and health policy. The training directory is an online resource that is updated continuously.  For more information go to: http://www.academyhealth.org/directory/

4.  Meetings:

Informal Discussion,  "Sexual Violence and Darfur: What Can Be Done?", Wednesday, 13 December 2006:  AllianceDARC would like to invite you to an informal discussion on "Sexual Violence and Darfur: What Can Be Done?" with Darfurian Abdelbagi Jibril, Executive Director, Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre (DRDC), Geneva and Gry Tina Tinde, Special Advisor to the High Commissioner on Gender Issues, UNHCR, Geneva. The meeting will be hosted at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) on Wednesday, 13 December 2006 from 13:00 to 14:30. A light buffet lunch will be served from 12:30-13:00.  Please register online for the meeting at http://www.gcsp.ch

National Sexual Violence Resource Center issues Call for Proposals for National Sexual Assault Conference, September 12 - 14, 2007, Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.  Submit a proposal online:  http://www.nsvrc.org/nsac/index.html

5.  Vacancies

Research Assistant:  The National Sexual Violence Resource Center is currently recruiting for a Research Assistant to assist us in our ever growing research projects. National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is a comprehensive collection and distribution center for information, research and emerging policy on sexual violence intervention and prevention.  Deadline for application is 20 December 2006:  The full job announcement can be found at http://www.nsvrc.org/cgi-bin/suite/classifieds/classifieds.cgi?request=detail&id=10692&category_id=&sub_id=&variable_file=&page=&set=1&position=3&total_count=39&website=default&prev_action=search&session=457d20fb4aa9a9f5

Program Assistant, Women's Rights and Citizenship / The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) / Ottawa, Canada / Closing date: December 15, 2006. / Ref.: 303 / More information on line at:  http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-106197-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html [Cross posting: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 342]

Executive Assistant / The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: December 22, 2006. / Job description available on line at:  http://www.womenscommission.org/about/employment/execasst.shtml   [Cross posting: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 342]

Executive Director / The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: December 17, 2006 / VACANCY NOTICE: TGF/06/FT802 / Selection criteria and the Terms of Reference of the Executive Director position are available at: http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/jobs/ed [Cross posting: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 342]

Research Officer / Institute of Development Studies (IDS) / Brighton, UK / Closing Date: December 18, 2006 / Ref: 170 / Visit http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/recruit/170_RO_Ad.htm to download the application form.  [Cross posting: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 342]

Project Coordinator, "GBV and Child Abuse Research" / The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) / Suva, Fiji Islands / Closing date: January 15, 2007 / FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.spc.int => "Employment" => "November 2006 Thread" => "No. 06/45"  [Cross posting: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 342]

Researcher, "GBV and Child Abuse Research" / The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) / Suva, Fiji Islands / Closing date: January 15, 2007.  More information available at:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Please see posting #12 above, or visit: http://www.spc.int => "Employment" => "November 2006 Thread" => "No. 06/45"  [Cross posting: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 342]

Research Directors / The International Council on Human Rights Policy / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: January 03, 2007 / For full job description visit:  http://www.ichrp.org/img_unique/Research_Director_Job_description.doc  [Cross posting: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 342]

Eldis Jobs Page:  For full details and a list of all 42 jobs currently available, visit the Eldis Jobs Page at:  http://www.eldis.org/news/jobs.htm


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