[Svrilist] SVRI Update: Resources and Publications 12 06
Sexual Violence Research Initiative
svri at mrc.ac.za
Wed Dec 20 09:10:22 SAST 2006
Dear SVRI list members,
Approximately once a month we send a longer list of publications, websites, resources & upcoming meetings which may be of interest to those working on issues of sexual violence. If you would like to suggest resources to be included on upcoming lists or on the SVRI website, please email svri at mrc.ac.za. For additional resources and information on sexual violence, visit us at www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/> .
The SVRI will be closed between 21 December 2006 and 15 January 2007.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry festive season and joyous and peace-filled new year.
II. WEBSITE PROFILES
III. CALL FOR PAPERS/CONTRIBUTORS
VII. WEB-BASED RESOURCES
VIII. ADVOCACY CAMPAIGNS
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Hooberman JB, Rosenfeld B, Lhewa D, Rasmussen A, Keller A. Classifying the torture experiences of refugees living in the United States. J Interpers Violence. 2007 Jan;22(1):108-23. PMID: 17151382 [PubMed - in process]
Kalichman SC, Simbayi LC, Cain D, Cherry C, Henda N, Cloete A. Sexual assault, sexual risks and gender attitudes in a community sample of South African men. AIDS Care. 2007 Jan;19(1):20-7. PMID: 17129854 [PubMed - in process]
Koschorke A, Tilzey A, Welch J. Should medical students be taught about rape? A survey of UK medical schools. BJOG. 2006 Dec 12; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17166216 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Baleta A. Study reveals extent of rape in spread of HIV/AIDS. Lancet Infect Dis. 2006 Dec;6(12):761. No abstract available. PMID: 17153772 [PubMed - in process]
McEwan T, Mullen PE, Purcell R. Identifying risk factors in stalking: A review of current research. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2006 Dec 6; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17157379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Saltzman LE, Basile KC, Mahendra RR, Steenkamp M, Ingram E, Ikeda R. National Estimates of Sexual Violence Treated in Emergency Departments. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Dec 1; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17145110 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Silverman JG, Decker MR, Gupta J, Maheshwari A, Patel V, Raj A. HIV Prevalence and Predictors Among Rescued Sex-Trafficked Women and Girls in Mumbai, India. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2006 Dec 15;43(5):588-593. PMID: 17019369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Satti A, Elmusharaf S, Bedri H, Idris T, Hashim MS, Suliman GI, Almroth L. Prevalence and determinants of the practice of genital mutilation of girls in Khartoum, Sudan. Ann Trop Paediatr. 2006 Dec;26(4):303-10. PMID: 17132295 [PubMed - in process]
Alempijevic D, Savic S, Pavlekic S, Jecmenica D. Severity of injuries among sexual assault victims. J Clin Forensic Med. 2006 Nov 15; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17112761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Hanson RF, Self-Brown S, Fricker-Elhai A, Kilpatrick DG, Saunders BE, Resnick H. Relations among parental substance use, violence exposure and mental health: the national survey of adolescents. Addict Behav. 2006 Nov;31(11):1988-2001. PMID: 16503092 [PubMed - in process]
Koblin BA, Torian L, Xu G, Guilin V, Makki H, Mackellar D, Valleroy L. Violence and HIV-related risk among young men who have sex with men. AIDS Care. 2006 Nov;18(8):961-7. PMID: 17012086 [PubMed - in process]
II. WEBSITE PROFILES
United Nations Institute for Training & Research (UNITAR), Training for Civilian Personnel in Peacekeeping Operations on the Special Needs of Women & Children in & After Conflict: UNITAR's programme was designed for civilian personnel working in peace and security operations and is being organized in close cooperation with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations. The programme can be viewed at: http://www.unitar.org/wcc/
Girls Power Initiative (GPI) Nigeria: The mission of GPI as a national organisation is to educate girls between the ages of 10-18 years concerning their health, rights, self reliance skills and needs from a gender perspective through information, communication, counselling and community intervention. Online at: http://www.gpinigeria.org/gpi.htm
FIDH: The aim of the FIDH is to obtain effective improvements in the protection of victims, the prevention of Human Rights abuse and the prosecution of those responsible. Visit them at: http://www.fidh.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=350
Ashoka: Ashoka is the global association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs-men and women with system changing solutions for the world's most urgent social problems. Since 1981, Ashoka has elected over 1,800 leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in more than 60 countries. For more information visit: http://www.ashoka.org/
III. CALL FOR PAPERS/CONTRIBUTORS
Call for abstracts, Global Forum for Health Research, Forum 11 Beijing, 29 October - 2 November 2007, Equitable access: research challenges for health in developing countries: The annual Forum brings together decision-makers, funders and leaders in research and development to focus on reducing the massive underinvestment in health research for the needs of developing countries. Equitable access, the overarching theme of Forum 11, will examine several questions in health research. How can research improve understanding of and equitable access to basic preconditions for health? What innovations in products, policies and processes can improve equity of access? What are the needs for research resources (human, institutional, financial, informational)? How can research facilitate good governance? What role does communications play? Abstracts are now being accepted until 31 January. For more information and online submission, see our website www.globalforumhealth.org
Call for Proposals: The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center are excited to announce a call for proposals for the National Sexual Assault Conference scheduled for September 12-14, 2007 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. This conference is an opportunity to showcase excellence and innovation in the anti-sexual violence movement. Submissions must be postmarked no later than or submitted electronically by January 24, 2007. For questions about this process contact Cathy Lopez at (800) 692-7445 ext. 129 or clopez at pcar.org. The Request for Proposal Form and Checklist can be accessed and submitted online at www.pcar.org/nsac and www.nsvrc.org/nsac. <http://>
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 22nd Annual Joint Scientific Conference Of The National Institute For Medical Research (NIMR) with a Workshop on Translation of Health Research into Policy and Practice, 6-9 March 2007: The deadline for abstracts submission for NIMR's conference is extended to 31 December 2006. For more details visit: http://www.nimr.or.tz <http://www.nimr.or.tz/>
Women, Gender and the Cultural Production of Knowledge - Conference, 8-12 August 2007, Sofia, Bulgaria: Conference organized by The International Federation for Research in Women's History. For more information go to: http://www.ifrwh-bulgaria2007.org/
Fourth National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, March 16-17, 2007, San Francisco: Sponsored by the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health. Register online at: http://endabuse.org/health/conference/
51st Session of the Commission of 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. Further details available at: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/51sess.htm. For additional information about the Expert Group Meeting and the On-line Discussion visit: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/elim-disc-viol-girlchild/egm_elim_discviol_girlchild.htm
Call for Project Proposals: The International Women's Development Agency (IWDA) calls for project proposals for the 2007/2008 financial year. Please note only limited funds are available, and are restricted to Aus$15 000 in the first year. Proposals need to be received by the office no later than 15 February 2007. Please check the website for the online funding application process, which stipulates further criteria for project proposals, as well as the proposal format, www.iwda.org.au
UK-Africa Academic Partnerships 2007-2008: In an initiative developed by the British Academy's Africa Panel, two awards of up to £10,000 a year for up to three years are available to support the development of ongoing links between UK and African research centres or institutions, within the humanities and social sciences. The link would be built around a specific research theme of mutual interest. This could be carried forward through visits in both directions; workshops; seminars and lecture programmes; collaborative research; and joint publications. The programme might form part of either institution's training programme and will ideally involve participation from more than one African institution, and might also involve more than one department/ university/ group/ research centre in the UK. Closing date is 5th February 2007. For more information visit: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/africaap.html
West African Research Association (WARA), Travel Grant for West African Researchers: The West African Research Association (WARA), in Dakar, Senegal is offering travel bursaries of up to Travel grant funds may be used to attend and present papers at academic conferences, to visit libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the applicant's current academic work or to travel to a research site. Deadline: March 15, 2007. More information at: http://www.gdnet.org/middle.php?oid=1101
Program Specialist, Reproductive Health (RH) Program / The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: January 15, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 344]. More information online at: http://www.womenscommission.org/about/employment/psrh.shtml
Africa Research and Policy Associate / International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) / Based in Africa / Closing date: January 01, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 344]. More information online at: http://www.iglhrc.org/site/iglhrc/content.php?type=1=139
Research and Policy Associate / International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: January 01, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 344]. More information online at: http://www.iglhrc.org/site/iglhrc/content.php?type=1=140
Director of the Network Women's Program / OSI / LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY, USA / Closing date: February 08, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 344]. More information online at: http://www.soros.org/about/offices/budapest/directorNWP_20061212
INSTRAW Internship Programme: Translators / INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 344]. For MORE INFORMATION and the APPLICATION FORM, please visit: http://www.un-instraw.org => "Get Involved" => "Volunteers."
INSTRAW Internship Programme: Communications and Media / INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 344]. For MORE INFORMATION and the APPLICATION FORM, please visit: http://www.un-instraw.org => "Get Involved" => "Volunteers."
INSTRAW Internship Programme: Political Participation of Women / INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 344]. For MORE INFORMATION and the APPLICATION FORM, please visit: http://www.un-instraw.org => "Get Involved" => "Volunteers."
INSTRAW Internship Programme: Gender and Remittances / INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 344]. For MORE INFORMATION and the APPLICATION FORM, please visit: http://www.un-instraw.org => "Get Involved" => "Volunteers."
Director of Advocacy / American Jewish World Service (AJWS) / New York, NY, or Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 344]. More information online at: www.ajws.org
Programme Manager (Gender and Media Justice) / World Association for Christian Communication / Toronto, ON, Canada / Closing date: January 05, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 344]. More information online at: www.waccadmin.org. (Reference MGJ)
Title: Program Development Assistant / Pact /Washington, DC, USA/ Closing date: January 08, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 344]. More information online at: www.pactworld.org
Program Development Officer / Pact / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: January 08, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 344]. More information online at: www.pactworld.org
Chief of Party, Egypt, (EG-01.13): DPK Consulting seeks a qualified senior project manager to serve as Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Egypt. The project will focus primarily on preventing gender-based violence, violence against children, and promoting human rights. Requirements include: Proven ability to supervise the design, management, and implementation of technical assistance for complex USAID-funded projects; Familiarity with USAID requirements for procurement of services, goods, project financial/expenditure tracking, and documentation related to grant and sub-grant management; Demonstrated capacity to supervise project staff and consultants in dynamic and frequently hectic environments; proven ability to establish high-level working relationships with project client/institutional counterparts; and ability to guide participatory reform and transition processes, particularly with public sector institutions; Minimum of 10 years professional experience and preferably 5 years of overseas experience at a senior level on development projects; Technical expertise in gender-based and domestic violence; Advanced degree in a related subject; Previous work experience in Egypt and/or the Middle East Region; Fluency in English; Arabic language skills a plus. Please submit resume and cover letter to resume at dpkconsulting.com or to fax number 1 (415) 495 6017. Please be sure to reference "EG-01.13" in email subject line or fax cover sheet. No phone calls, please. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Gender Development and Human Rights Specialists, Egypt, (EG-07.13): DPK Consulting seeks qualified senior-level Gender Development and Human Rights Specialists for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Egypt. The project will focus primarily on preventing gender-based violence, violence against children, and promoting human rights. Requirements include: Minimum of 5 years professional experience at a senior level on similar USAID or other donor-funded international development projects; Technical expertise in gender-based and domestic violence prevention, expertise in grants-management a plus; Advanced degree in a related subject; Previous work experience in Egypt and/or the Middle East Region; Fluency in English; Arabic language skills a plus. Please submit resume and cover letter to resume at dpkconsulting.com or to fax number 1(415) 495 6017. Please be sure to reference "EG-07.13" in email subject line or fax cover sheet. No phone calls, please. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Family Health International (FHI) is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:
* Contracts Compliance Specialist (Arlington, VA): The Contracts Compliance Specialist will coordinate overall award compliance and develop and implement systems to provide sound guidance and training on issues relating donor rules and regulations as well as applicable FHI policy. Main responsibilities include: Circulating information on needed approvals and waivers contained in FHI awards, providing templates for and assisting the Contracts Administrator with making the appropriate requests for donor approvals; Reviewing sub-agreement and subcontracting implementation activities and contractual arrangements such as consultancies; Monitoring closeout and assisting with complex compliance issues and follow-up; Identifying education and training opportunities for CO staff around C&G compliance issues; and Performing other duties as assigned. MS/MA/MBA and 3-5 years relevant experience in a business setting, 2 of which must be in USAID grants and contract administration; or BS/BA in Business Administration, Accounting or related field and 5-7 years relevant experience in a business setting, 3 of which must be in USAID grants and contract administration. Knowledge of a foreign language is desirable
* Technical Advisor, Strategic Information (Arlington, VA): Provide leadership in the day to day operations of data processing, in-depth data analysis, including be-variate and multi-variate, regressions analysis for article writing, biostatistics, proposal development, dissemination, advocacy, program design and improvement and presentations to various audiences. BS/BA and 9-11 years experience; or MS/MA/MPH and 7-9 years experience; or PhD, MD or similar degree with 5-7 years experience. Relevant experience must be in HIV/AIDS or reproductive health with international development programs and with proven strong data management and robust data analysis experience and skills. Overseas experience is required. In addition, must have at least 5 professional publications in respected journals or other fora.
* Senior Technical Officer, Strategic Information (Arlington, VA): To provide technical leadership in Strategic Information (SI) including Program Monitoring and Evaluation, Targeted Evaluation design, implementation, QA/QI tools design, surveillance (behavioral and biological surveillance design and implementation) for FHI wide country offices. BS/BA in public health or related field and 7-9 years experience; or MS/MA/MPH in public health or related field and 5-7 years experience; or PhD, MD or similar degree with 3-5 years experience. Experience must be in HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases or reproductive health with international development programs. Overseas field experience required.
* Vice President, Technical Support (Arlington, VA): Provides technical leadership and oversight for the technical strategies and activities of FHI's Public Health Programs. Manages the Technical Support Department. Works closely and coordinates with the Vice President, Program Management for Public Health Programs and other senior FHI staff in Research. MD or PhD, with public health degree or equivalent experience in public health and 11-13 years of professional experience; or Master's degree in relevant discipline and 13-15 years of professional health experience. Experience includes seven years specialized experience in HIV/AIDS and/or infectious diseases programs in developing country settings plus 8 years management experience in public health programs. Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.
* Director, Shared Services, Asia Pacific Region (Bangkok, Thailand): Performs at a senior leadership level in the Asia/Pacific region in the lead business management role responsible for direction of Shared Services functions of accounting and finance, contracts and grants management, human resources, information technology, general administration, and regulatory / quality assurance in support of operations and service objectives of the region. Working under technical supervision of Headquarters Global Shared Services (GSS) management, this position (and shared services resources located within the regional hub office) provides technical coordination and support to the same functions in country and field offices within the operations region. BS/BA Business Management or related field, and 11-13 years relevant management and supervisory experience in highly relevant international organizations and duties; or MS/MA/MBA in Business Management related field, and 9 - 11 years relevant experience; or PhD or similar degree with 7 - 11 years relevant experience. Local applicant preferred.
FHI has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates please submit cover letter, resume including salary requirements online at http://www.fhi.org/ or e-mail to: mailto:humanresources at fhi.org.
Consultancy: Development of a Core Set of Gender Statistics and Indicators for Use by Pacific Island Countries and Territories: This is a joint initiative of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Pacific Women's (Resource) Bureau (PWB), the Statistics and Demography Programme and the PIFS Gender Office as part of a broader effort towards Gender Responsive Governance in South Pacific Island Countries and Territories. The consultancy will be managed by the SPC PWB. Objective of the project is to establish a core set of gender and development statistics and indicators that can be used by PICTs and integrated into mainstream national planning, implementation, monitoring and budgetary processes; and to contribute to a process of gaining endorsement at national, regional and international level for their use. Expressions of interest should be sent to Linda Petersen, SPC Human Development Programme Manager at lindap at spc.int by close of business Monday 8 January 2007, and should include a proposed implementation plan and professional fees expected. For more information or a copy of Terms of Reference, please email lindap at spc.int
VII. WEB-BASED RESOURCES
Keynote Address by Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights At the Launching Conference on the Council of Europe Campaign to Combat Violence against Women, including Domestic Violence, Madrid, 27 November 2006: It has to be said at the outset that violence against women is a manifestation of unequal status between men and women in society. Therefore, violence against women must be addressed in the context of seeking to end all forms of discrimination, to advance gender equality and to empower women. Online at: https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc.jsp?id=1067767&BackColorInternet=99B5AD&BackColorIntranet=FABF45&BackColorLogged=FFC679
Property Ownership & Inheritance Rights of Women for Social Protection-The South Asia Experience, Synthesis report of three studies, International Centre for Research on Women, 2006: A new multisite ICRW study from South Asia indicates that owning land, and especially a home, can be a significant factor in protecting women from domestic violence. For property ownership to be most protective it must be accompanied by strong bonds with a woman's natal family, support from her community and social circles, and regular employment by her husband. For full report visit: http://www.icrw.org/docs/2006_propertyrights-southasia.pdf
A Resource for HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health Integration: The Resources for HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health Integration site (http://www.hivandsrh.org <http://www.hivandsrh.org/> ), formerly www.fpandhiv.org, lists nearly 500 selected resources supporting integration of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment and promotion of sexual and reproductive health. Recently posted materials include:
* Sexual and Reproductive Health for HIV-Positive Women and Adolescent Girls: Manual for Trainers and Programme Managers, EngenderHealth and the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, 2006;
* Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, WHO and UNFPA, 2006;
* Integrating Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Programs: Strategic Opportunities for PEPFAR, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2006.
Sexual Assault in Nova Scotia: A Statistical Profile, McFadyen, S., Nova Scotia. Advisory Council on the Status of Women, ISBN 0-88871-983-3, 2005: This profile pulls together in one document the statistics that exist on sexual assault in Nova Scotia. http://www.gov.ns.ca/staw/pubs2005_06/sexualassaultstatsDec05.pdf
Fact Sheet on Violence against Women: Nova Scotia. Advisory Council on the Status of Women, ISBN 0-88871-983-3, 2005: http://www.gov.ns.ca/staw/pubs2006_07/abusefact2006.pdf
Network Newsletter: The UN women's newsletter which serves as a forum for dissemination and exchange of information on gender issues. It provides regular updates on gender statistics, recent resolutions, administrative instructions, and other policies and issues concerning gender. The latest issue is available online: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/osagi/fpnetworks.htm
NEW Fall 2006 Issue - eJournal of Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice is now available: Examining intimate partner violence (IPV) within the broader context of health disparities can create opportunities for integrated research and interventions for IPV and related health issues. Read more at: http://endabuse.org/health/ejournal/
Rape, Shame and Pride, Address to Stockholm Criminology Symposium, 16 June, 2006, Braithwaite, J., Australian National University, 2006: "A proposition of the theory of reintegrative shaming is that a reason some societies have lower rates of rape is that rape is unthinkable to most men in those societies. This presentation shows how war interrupts the unthinkableness of rape. Bougainville society seems to have had a low level of rape until its war of the 1980s and 1990s. A single rape was one of the important sparks that lit its civil war. It caused perhaps over 5% of the population to lose their lives and perhaps over a third to be displaced from their homes. As in most wars, rape became common in Bougainville. A theory of why war causes epidemics of rape helps criminologists understand rape better. It can also help international relations scholars to see that the bigger problem caused by armed conflict today may be crime rather than battle deaths." Website Link for Academic Paper: http://cigj.anu.edu.au/peacebuildingprojects/index.php
VIII. ADVOCACY CAMPAIGNS
Stop Sexual Bullying Campaign 2006: This year WOMANKIND are organising a range of activities during the National Anti-bullying week and the 16 days of action. They are working with schools and young people to create a campaign to Stop Sexual Bullying in Schools. For more information visit: http://www.womankind.org.uk/stop-sexual-bullying.html
Women's Human Rights & The Stop Violence Against Women Campaign: Currently, Amnesty International is involved in an international campaign to stop violence against women. Every day, women and girls around the world are threatened, beaten, raped, mutilated and killed with impunity. Join the "Stop Violence Against Women Campaign" and help make women's human rights a reality. Take action: http://www.amnestyusa.org/women/index.do
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