[Svrilist] SVRI Update: Resources and Publications

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Jul 31 09:45:42 SAST 2006


Dear SVRI List Members

To follow is the SVRI Update which contains a variety of sexual violence 
related research and 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>.

*I. Trust Fund to End VAW Requests for Grant Applications: *The UN Trust 
Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence Against Women is 
accepting applications for its 11th grant cycle (2006) related to one of 
the following areas of work: (1) implementation of existing laws, 
policies and plans of action to address violence against women; and (2) 
reducing the twin pandemics of HIV/AIDS and violence against women. For 
more information visit: 
http://www.unifem.org/gender_issues/violence_against_women/trust_fund_guidelines.php

*II. Overview of International Standards and Policy on Gender Violence 
and Refugees: Progress, Gaps and Continuing Challenges for NGO Advocacy 
and Campaigning,* Presentation by, Alice Edwards, Refugee and Migrants’ 
Rights Officer International Secretariat, Amnesty International to the 
Canadian Council for Refugees International Refugee Rights Conference: 
Panel on Gender Violence and Refugees 17-19 June 2006, Toronto, Canada. 
Available on line at: 
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/document.do?id=ENGPOL330042006

*III. Selected Family Health International HIV/AIDS publications and 
reports* for use in programs, services and training [Sent to Af-Aids by 
- Jill Leonard, Information Resources Center Manager, Family Health 
International, Email: jleonard at fhi.org <mailto:jleonard at fhi.org>]:

1. Behind the Pleasure: Sexual Decision-Making Among High-Risk Men in 
Urban Vietnam (2006) This 84-page report summarizes the findings of a 
qualitative study of male clients of sex workers and other key 
informants in Vietnam. Informants included men at high risk of 
purchasing sex, married women, and entertainment establishment owners. 
Researchers facilitated eighteen meetings, six each in Hanoi, Haiphong, 
and Ho Chi Minh City. Male clients of sex workers are a bridge linking 
female sex workers to the general population. Based on research and 
program experience, FHI documents ways to increase male involvement in 
HIV/AIDS prevention. Online at: 
http://www.fhi.org/en/HIVAIDS/country/VietNam/res_BehindThePleasure.htm

2. Protecting People on the Move: Applying Lessons Learned in Asia to 
Improve HIV/AIDS Interventions of Mobile People (2006) This 28-page 
report recounts the experiences and themes that have emerged from over a 
decade of mobility and AIDS programming in the Asia region. It outlines 
lessons learned on: prioritizing sites; identifying vulnerable 
populations; developing model interventions; fostering a regional and 
national response; creating enabling environments; and evaluating the 
response. Online at: 
http://www.fhi.org/en/HIVAIDS/country/Cambodia/res_peopleonmove.htm

3. Conducting a Participatory Situation Analysis of Orphan and 
Vulnerable Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: Guidelines and Tools (2006) 
This is the French language version of FHI’s six-chapter, 210-page guide 
offering sample consent forms, baseline surveys and interview guides, 
which can be adapted for local use. Because this resource is focused on 
children, it features a special emphasis on ethical considerations for 
information-gathering. The French edition was prepared by the 
nongovernmental organization Plan International. Online at: 
http://www.fhi.org/en/HIVAIDS/pub/guide/ovcguide.htm

*IV. Vacancies:
*
*/July UN Vacancy Announcements:/* Please contact me off-list at 
svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> for the recently released list of 
UN vacancy. For more information, and job requirements, eligibility and 
application deadlines, please visit the United Nations website at UN 
Human Resources ‘Galaxy’ e-Staffing System at http://jobs.un.org.

*/Consultant, Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Advisor: /* 
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), HIV/AIDS and 
Development Unit, seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Advisor to 
provide technical leadership to the Ministry of Gender, Labour, and 
Social Development (MGLSD) to establish a national monitoring and 
evaluation system for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC). This 
position is based in Kampala, Uganda and is a one-year contract, 
renewable for up two years. To learn more about ICRW, visit www.icrw.org 
<http://www.icrw.org/>. Deadline: 21 August 2006. Email: jobs at icrw.org 
<mailto:jobs at icrw.org>

*/BRIDGE Programme Assistant (Ref: 155): /* The IDS is a leading global 
institution for research, teaching and communications on international 
development, based at the University of Sussex. This is an exciting 
opportunity to join BRIDGE, an innovative gender and development 
research and communications unit within IDS supporting policymakers and 
practitioners with accessible and diverse gender information. We are 
seeking a highly efficient Programme Assistant who will be a key player 
in the team, enabling BRIDGE to be more effective and efficient in 
achieving its goal of supporting the move towards gender equality. Fixed 
Term Contract for 12 months (in first instance). Full-time (35 hours per 
week). Closing Date: 11th August 2006 (11:00 am GMT). For further 
information and to download an application form please log on to 
www.ids.ac.uk <http://www.ids.ac.uk>

*V. Request for Information: *Female victims of murder and violence as a 
result of living with HIV/AIDS, Women's Equity in Access to Care and 
Treatment (WE-ACTx) is coordinating and organizing information about 
women around the world who were murdered or survived serious 
violence/sexual attack as a result of living with HIV/AIDS, for the 
XVIInternational AIDS Conference in Toronto on the 13-18th of August. 
This will result in visible action during the conference, to spread the 
word and bring attention to this particular plight of women living with 
HIV/AIDS in much of the world. They are trying to collect the following 
information on these women:
1. Name of the women,
2. Background information
3. Previous public visibility about the case
4. Knowledge of any danger of increased visibility of the case.
5. What type of justice, if any, was rendered
6. Picture of the women - VERY IMPORTANT (For example, a JPEG, or 
scanned photo).
If you have any of the above information regarding these female victims 
please email Jordan Steiner Email: jjsteiner at gmail.com 
<mailto:jjsteiner at gmail.com>, Women's Equity in Access to Care and 
Treatment (WE-ACTx) Web: http://www.we-actx.org/

*VI. Courses:
*
*Wits School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, 
Johannesburg, Postgraduate Masters courses for 2007:* Applications are 
invited for admission in 2007 to the following programmes:

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH) AND DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC HEALTH (DPH): This 
programme has been designed with the needs of the twenty-first century 
public health manager in mind. The 2 year full-time (3 to 4 years 
part-time) option provides a solid basis in the knowledge and skills 
expected of a public health professional and prepares public health 
practitioners for leadership positions. Core disciplines in public 
health (health measurement, primary health care, management in health 
and health services, public health law, environmental and occupational 
health) and a choice of specialisation in Health Policy and Management, 
Health Measurement, Disaster Management, Maternal and Child Health, 
Health Promotion or Hospital Management (subject to adequate numbers) 
are offered. Course Administrator: Anne de Jager Tel.+27-11-717 2087, 
e-mail mailto:annemarie.dejager at wits.ac.za

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN THE FIELD OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS: For 
students who wish to pursue a career in research, this one year 
full-time (or 3 years part-time) masters course includes extensive 
computer-based training in epidemiology and biostatistics, computer 
software, demography and research ethics. A limited number of 
fellowships are available through TDR (WHO). Course Administrator: Lindy 
Mataboge Tel. +27-11-717 2596, E-mail mailto:matabogedm at sph.wits.ac.za

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN THE FIELD OF POPULATION-BASED FIELD EPIDEMIOLOGY: 
Develops capacity of researchers in longitudinal data management in 
order to respond to the key public health challenges of the developing 
countries. The course includes epidemiology, biostatistics, management 
of relational databases and leadership in research. Coursework is 18 
months full time with a 6-month field placement. Limited number of 
fellowships available through INDEPTH and from TDR/WHO. Course 
Administrator: Lawrence Mpinga Tel. +27-11-717 2082, E-mail 
mailto:mpingal at sph.wits.ac.za

Applications close on 15 August 2006, (Preference will be given to 
full-time students). Application forms are available from the Course 
Administrators or Faculty Postgraduate Office. Applications must be 
submitted to: Postgraduate Office, Faculty of Health Sciences, 7 York 
Road, Parktown 2193, South Africa. Telephone +27 11 717-2076 Fax: +27 11 
717-2119 email: mailto:healthpg at health.wits.ac.za.

For further information on the masters programmes and other postgraduate 
degrees, diplomas and short courses please consult the website at: 
http://www.wits.ac.za/publichealth







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