[Svrilist] SVRI Update

Liz Dartnall svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jul 6 10:00:53 SAST 2006

Dear List Members

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 Research and Publications:

Zimmerman C (2006) Stolen Smiles:  A summary report on the physical and 
psychological health consequences of women and adolescents trafficked in 
Europe. LSHTM, European Commission's Daphne Programme, International 
Organization for Migration:  Women and girls trafficked for forced 
sexual or domestic work suffer post-traumatic stress on a par with 
torture victims, researchers said on Wednesday.  In one of the first 
studies of health problems of women who have been trafficked, they found 
95 percent had been physically or sexually abused and nearly 40 percent 
had suicidal thoughts. Available on line at:  
http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/hpu/staff/czimmerman.html.  Related newspaper 
article  http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/06/28/trafficked.women.reut/

Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children (2006) Breaking the 
Code: Building capacity to investigate sexual abuse and exploitation by 
humanitarian workers. Evaluating ICVA's Building Safer Organsations 
(BSO) Project, A report by the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and 
Children. This is a report on the Women's Commission's evaluation of the 
BSO programme which aims to address sexual exploitation and abuse of 
beneficiaries by humanitarian staff. Report is available online: 

Pathfinder International is pleased to announce the publication of three 
monitoring and evaluation tools:
i) CONDUCTING IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS: A Guide for Designing and Conducting 
In-Depth Interviews for Evaluation Input;
ii)  USING MYSTERY CLIENTS: A Guide to Using Mystery Clients for 
Evaluation Input; and
iii)  PREPARING A CASE STUDY: A Guide for Designing and Conducting a 
Case Study for Evaluation Input.
(Print copies are available by contacting tech-comm at pathfind.org 
<mailto:tech-comm at pathfind.org>, or the documents may be viewed and 
downloaded from the web at 

Van Zyl, Mikki (2006) Straight Talk - HIV/AIDS on farms in the Western 
Cape, Stellenbosch: As part of a three-year process for developing an 
integrated response to the incidence of HIV/AIDS on farms, the Centre 
for Rural Legal Studies (CRLS) engaged Simply Said and Done 
(www.simplysaidanddone.co.za <http://www.simplysaidanddone.co.za>) to 
conduct a baseline survey on the perceptions and experiences of farm 
dwellers and rural service providers around HIV/AIDS in the Overberg and 
Eden districts in the Western Cape. Findings confirmed the deeply 
gendered nature of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the imbrication between 
alcohol abuse, gender based violence and HIV infection risk. It also 
emphasised the need for access to information, treatment and community 
mobilisation. The executive report of Centre for Rural Legal Studies, is 
available from http://www.crls.org.za. The full report is available on 
request from postmaster at crls.org.za <mailto:postmaster at crls.org.za>.

2.  Website series on violence against women:
Genre en action (2006) Enjeux et expériences par theme.   The Genre en 
action website hosts a section called Issues and Experiences by Theme 
(Enjeux et expériences par thème). One of the themes is violence against 
women and gender based violence. A series of articles from various 
countries and regions of the world are featured. Some articles approach 
the subject from a global angle. Titles include: women's health and 
domestic violence; freedom from violence as a human right; human 
trafficking and Information and Communication Technology (ICTs); 
violence against women and girls during armed conflict. Other articles 
are context specific and focus on issues like domestic violence in the 
Ivory Coast; fighting against female genital mutilation in Sub-Saharan 
Africa; domestic violence in Europe; and government measures to prevent 
violence against women in France.  Articles available online at: 
http://www.genreenaction.net/mot.php3?id_mot=32&id_rubrique=12 (Source: 

3.  MScMed Bioethics and Health Law Programme:

The University of Witwatersrand's Division of Bioethics invites 
interested professionals to apply for admission to its MScMed Bioethics 
and Health Law programme. This Masters Degree aims to train a core group 
of bioethics and medical law experts who will display skills and 
proficiency inter alia in the field of policy development, health care 
management, hospital ethics committees and teaching. The programme 
comprises two compulsory core modules and four electives and a research 
report. Modules will be by block release. Individual modules may also be 
taken. Applicants should send their CV's and a short letter of 
motivation by 31 August 2006 to Ms. A. Kleinsmidt at email: 
kleinsmidta at medicine.wits.ac.za 
<mailto:kleinsmidta at medicine.wits.ac.za>. Further information can also 
be obtained from her.

4. Conference

ISEqH Fourth International Conference, 11th-13th September:  The 
International Society for Equity in Health, ISEqH, welcomes those 
interested in promoting equity in health to share experience and 
expertise at its Fourth International Conference in Adelaide, Australia, 
September 11th-13th,   ISEqH EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 11th. 
For more information regarding the conference including registration 
details go to:  http://www.iseqh.org

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