[Svrilist] SVRI Update: Resources and Publications

Liz Dartnall svri at mrc.ac.za
Fri Jul 14 09:29:19 SAST 2006

Dear SVRI List Members

To follow is the SVRI Update which contains a variety of sexual violence 
related resources. Please email svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto: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 <http://www.svri.org>.

Four new reports on the following:
1.  Restorative Justice in South Africa
2.  Education in Afghanistan
3.  Women and HIV/AIDS
4.  MDG Progress Report

1.  Restorative Justice in South Africa:  Skelton A & Batley M (2006)  
Charting Progress, Mapping the Future:  Restorative Justice in South 
Africa.  Institute for Security Studies & Restorative Justice Centre 
"This publication is based on a project that sought to document current 
projects implementing restorative justice in South Africa. As is the 
case in many other countries, a number of significant attempts have been 
made in this regard since the early 1990s.  But what concrete progress 
has been made? Who is delivering direct restorative justice services to 
victims and offenders? What are the scope and quality of these 
services?  What are the issues faced by these service providers? And how 
can the experiences of  other countries help us respond to these and 
other similar, frequently-raised questions?  These were the kinds of 
questions that the authors set out to try and answer in carrying out 
this project." [Source: report summary] Full report available on line:  

2.  Education in Afghanistan:  Human Rights Watch (2006) Lessons in 
Terror Attacks on Education in Afghanistan:  "Brutal attacks by armed 
opposition groups on Afghan teachers, students, and their schools have 
occurred throughout much of Afghanistan in recent months, particularly 
in the south. These attacks, and the inability of the government and its 
international backers to stop them, demonstrate the deteriorating 
security conditions under which many Afghans are now living. While 
ultimate responsibility lies with the perpetrators, much about the 
response of the international community and the Afghan government can 
and must be improved if Afghanistan is to move forward. The situation is 
not hopeless, yet."   [Source:  Human Rights Watch]  Full report 
available on line:  

3.  Women and HIV and AIDS:  Omang, J; Darvich-Kodjouri K (2006)  Women 
lead in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS, Centre for Development and 
Population Activities (CEDPA):  "Read the stories of a dynamic group of 
women who are on the front lines in the fight against AIDS. These 12 
leaders came together for CEDPA's Women Lead in the Fight Against AIDS 
workshop, held September 12-October 7, 2005 in Washington, DC. Each has 
a powerful story to tell about AIDS in her country. Their stories help 
us understand how the pandemic affects the lives of women and their 
families, and the way forward." [Source:  cedpa]  Available online at: 

4.  MDG Progress Report: The Millennium Development Goals Report (2006)  
"The United Nation Report on progress towards the MDGs presents the 
latest assessment on how far we have come, and how far we have to go in 
reaching the goals, in each of the world's regions. With less than a 
decade left to meet the MDG targets, the United Nations said that there 
were "staggering" obstacles to succeeding and conditions in many poor 
countries were actually worsening. The report found that while global 
incidence of extreme poverty has declined, some 140 million more people 
have entered that category in sub-Saharan Africa. More people are also 
going hungry in the region, which has seen only modest improvements in 
child mortality and maternity rates in the past six years. The report 
noted some improvement in access to primary education and other areas." 
[summary by John Daly].  Available on line via the Development Gateway:  

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