[Svrilist] SVRI Update

Liz Dartnall svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Jul 4 09:27:39 SAST 2006

<>Dear SVRI List Members 

To follow is the SVRI Update on sexual violence and research related 
resources and materials.  Please assist us in keeping the SVRI website 
and list relevant and up-to-date by sending resources or feedback to 
svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>.  Please visit the website for 
more information - www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/>

<>1.  New Guidelines:  Delaney, S. (2006) Protecting children from 
sexual exploitation and sexual violence in disaster and emergency 
situations: a guide for local and community based organisations, End 
Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for 
Sexual Purposes (ECPAT International), Available on line: 

2.  UN Resolution on the In-Depth Violence Against Women Study:  Visit 
the following site to access member states' responses to the Secretary 
General's to the request for information for the study on violence 
against women:  http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/vaw/responses/index.htm

<>3.  Materials sourced from ELDIS Gender Reporter:

3.1  Documenting women's rights violations by non-state actors

Authors: Women Living Under Muslim Laws; Bauer, J.; HâEURs(lie, A.

Produced by: Rights and Democracy, International Centre for Human Rights 
and Democratic Development (ICHRDD) (2006)

<>This manual aims to provide tools to help further the work of 
activists particularly those investigating and addressing violence 
against women perpetrated by non-state actors. It is especially designed 
for activists without legal backgrounds, with the aim of directing them 
towards legal definitions and human rights mechanisms that may help them 
in their efforts to ensure that states fully meet their obligation to 

Available online at: http://www.eldis.org/cf/rdr/rdr.cfm?doc=DOC22254

3.2  Violence against girls in Africa

Authors: Holst-Roness , F. T.

Produced by: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (2006)

This paper draws attention to the many ways in which girls experience 
violence during armed conflict or crises, and briefly presents some of 
the activities carried out by the International Committee of the Red 
Cross (ICRC) to protect and assist them.

Available online at: http://www.eldis.org/cf/rdr/rdr.cfm?doc=DOC22252

3.3  Born to high risk: violence against girls in Africa

Authors: Mugawe, D.; Powell, A.

Produced by: Pension Research Council, Wharton School, University of 
Pennsylvania (USA) (2005)

This report aims to enrich work on violence against children in Africa 
and to provide a framework for action. It provides strong foundations 
for future action by exploring the concept of violence and identifying 
what makes African girls especially vulnerable to various forms of violence.

Available online at: http://www.eldis.org/cf/rdr/rdr.cfm?doc=DOC22227

<>4.  Publication: Hernandez-Andrews K,L & Fontaine C (2006) Talaq, 
Talaq, Talaq--Women Suffering In India Because of the Misuse of Triple 
Talaq, For copies of the paper please contact me off-list at 
svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>.  For more information on Triple 
Talaq and issues concerning Muslim women worldwide, go to Women Living 
Under Muslim Laws at http://www.wluml.org/english/index.shtml.  
(Source:  WUNRN)

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