[Svrilist] SVRI Update

Liz Dartnall svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Jul 3 10:26:30 SAST 2006

Dear SVRI List Members

To follow are a number of new resources for your information.

1.  New Online Resources and Publications
<>2.  CEDAW Committee Country Report Review
3.  New Studies:
i)  Violence From Male Partners Associated With Serious Health Threats 
to Pregnant Women and Newborns
ii)  Psychological interventions for treatment of adult sex offenders
4.  UN Vacancy Announcements (Contact me off-list at svri at mrc.ac.za 
<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> for the complete list) <> 

Please assist us in keeping the SVRI list and website (www.svri.org) up 
to date by sending resources and comments to svri at mrc.ac.za 
<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>
Thanks! <> 

1.  New Online Resources and Publications:

 <>i)  Pulerwitz J, Barker G, Segundo M & Nascimento M (2006) Promoting 
more equitable gender norms among young men as an HIV/AIDS prevention 
strategy, Horizons Programme, Instituto Promundo Available on line:  

ii)  Centre for Education and Population Activities (2006) Women Lead in the Fight against AIDS  <http://www.synergyaids.com/resources.asp?searchtxt=Women%20Lead%20in%20the%20Fight>http://www.synergyaids.com/resources.asp?searchtxt=Women%20Lead%20in%20the%20Fi <http://www.synergyaids.com/resources.asp?searchtxt=Women%20Lead%20in%20the%20Fight>

2.  CEDAW Committee Country Report Review - 37th Session - Early 2007:  The Committee will hold its thirty-seventh session at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 January to 2 February
2007.  For list of country reports visit:  http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/37sess.htm

3.  New Study Findings:  

  i)  Violence From Male Partners Associated With Serious Health Threats
  to Pregnant Women and Newborns,  "The study--which analyzed medical
  files of more than 118,000 pregnant women, between 2000 and
  2003--found grim trends. Of these women, about 6 percent delivering
  live babies reported physical abuse during their pregnancies or the
  year before they became pregnant. Abused women are 37 percent more
  likely to have a premature baby. They are 40 to 60 percent more likely
  than non-abused women to have high blood pressure, vaginal bleeding,
  severe nausea, kidney or unitary tract infections and hospitalizations
  during pregnancy. Children of the abused woman are 30 percent more
  likely to need intensive care upon birth." Press Release available on
  line at: 
  Further information, contact: Todd Datz, 617-432-3952,
  tdatz at hsph.harvard.edu

ii)  Editorial, Psychological interventions for treatment of adult sex 
offenders BMJ, 2006;333:5-6, (1 July), doi:10.1136/bmj.333.7557.5,  
Treatment can reduce reoffending rates but does not provide a cure. 
  "Researchers from the Universities of London and Leicester reviewed 
nine studies involving 567 offenders in the US, UK, Canada and Europe. 
Extract available online at:  

4.  UN Senior Vacancy Announcement:
<>Subject: Senior vacancy announcement list - June 2006
<>From:Rebeca Dain <dain at un.org>
<>Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 10:59:02 -0400

Dear All,

<> In our efforts to disseminate UN vacancy announcements to reach as 
many senior qualified professional women as possible, please find 
enclosed the latest list of vacancies at the senior levels. I would be 
grateful if you could distribute this to your network so that we can 
reach as many women candidates as possible.

For requirements, eligibility and application deadlines, please visit 
the United Nations website at UN Human Resources 'Galaxy' e-Staffing 
System at http://jobs.un.org.  The system provides instructions on 
application procedures. Please follow them. Kindly be aware that online 
applications are strongly encouraged to enable the UN to place your 
resume into a permanent database. It is most important that you observe 
the deadlines for applications. The website provides also information on 
vacant post in the UN common system.

In addition, to find more information on vacancies in the UN common 
system, please visit the following websites for instructions on how to 
apply (if you are not able to open directly, please type the 
corresponding website): 

International Atomic Energy Agency Job Opportunities:


Inter-American Development Bank:


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Employment


<>Vacancy announcements at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human 
Rights (OHCHR)


Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Job Opportunities



United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Job Shop



United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

<> <>http://www.unfpa.org/about/employment/index.htm

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Employment homepage


Job Opportunities at World Food Programme


<>http://icsc.un.org/ - See bottom left link.

For external applicants who do not have access to Internet facilities, 
you can either complete a UN Personal History Form (P.11) available at 
UN offices and/or forward a detailed summary that should contain: 

·     date of birth

·     nationality

·     educational qualifications

·     a summary of professional skills and/or expertise

·     a summary of relevant work experience

·     publications written, and

·     languages spoken

<>The summary should be forwarded to the Staffing Support Section, 
Office of the Human Resources Management, Room S-2475, United Nations, 
New York, 10017. Fax no. 212-963 3134, email address: staffing at un.org 
<mailto:staffing at un.org>. Please indicate the vacancy announcement 
number on the envelope or the fax, and on the application. Should you 
require additional information, kindly contact OHRM directly.

With regard to peacekeeping mission assignments, the Department for 
Peacekeeping Operations is committed to increasing the number of women 
working in peacekeeping missions, particularly at the senior and 
managerial levels. Striving to redress the current imbalance, the 
Department is looking at expanding its recruitment sources and at 
developing its gender network. All vacancies are advertised on the 
Galaxy system.  It would be much appreciated if you could disseminate 
this information within your organisation.  <>

Thank you.<>
Aparna Mehrotra,
Focal Point for Women
United Nations

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