[Svrilist] Request for assistance for a project on conflict-related sexual violence against men and boys worldwide

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Thu May 25 14:23:01 SAST 2006


Re: Irish organisations on the sexual violation of men and boys;

Ireland:
Oldfield (County Meath):
International Human Rights Network; 
One in Four Organisation (pressure group-1 in 4 children are sexually abused)
Rape Crisis Centre
ISPCC (child protection charity)
CARI Foundation (victims org)
NEXUS (Northern Ireland, support for adult survivors of sexual violence)
Departments for International Development and Foreign Affairs.
Dept for Health and Children
The Child Abuse Commission
Barnardos
Children's Rights Alliance






-----Original Message-----
From: svrilist at mrc.ac.za
To: svrilist at mrc.ac.za
Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 13:43:24 +0200 (SAST)
Subject: [PMX:#] [Svrilist] Request for assistance for a project on conflict-related sexual violence against men and boys worldwide

Request for assistance for a project on conflict-related sexual
violence against men and boys worldwide

  Dear members of the SVRI List:

  I am an Australian researcher currently embarking on an examination of
the scope and consequences of conflict-related sexual violence against men
and boys, and the international response to such violence. The goals of
the project are:

à         To make a contribution to the documentation of the worldwide
scope and impact of conflict-related sexual violence against men and boys;
à         To document existing efforts by governments,
international organisations and NGOs working in conflict-affected
settings on post-conflict recovery, human rights, security, and gender
issues to incorporate male victims of sexual violence into their
programming, and into existing campaigns against wartime sexual crimes
and/or torture;
à         To initiate and facilitate expert discussion of ways in which
various international and national actors can work to combat the incidence
of conflict-related sexual violence against men and boys and to assist
male survivors of wartime sexual violence and their families and
communities. The first component of this project will involve research at
relevant organizations in Europe and North America—United Nations bodies,
refugee and torture rehabilitation centres, international medical aid
organizations, human rights organizations, and other humanitarian
organizations—to draw together existing data on the incidence, nature and
scope of sexual violence against men and boys; to obtain an overview of
existing programs offering assistance to male victims of sexual violence
and initiatives combating wartime sexual crimes; to discuss project
objectives and ascertain existing and future interest with potential
stakeholders; and to create a database of relevant international and
national law.

  I am currently in the northern hemisphere (Europe, North America) for
four months, and would like very much to be in contact with any members of
this list who take an interest in this subject. I also append below the
list of organizations I am already planning to contact; I would be
particularly grateful for suggestions as to who might be appropriate to
approach within these organizations. Finally, I would also be very
grateful for any recommendations on other possible organizations or
individuals to contact.

  With very best wishes and thanks for your kind help,
  Wynne Russell (Dr/Ms)
  Visiting Fellow
  Dept. of International Relations
  Research School of Pacific Studies
  The Australian National University
  Canberra, ACT 0200 Australia
   e-mail: russellw at coombs.anu.edu.au, wynneoz at yahoo.com.au

  Organizations to be visited:

  Switzerland:

  Geneva:  UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR); UN Relief Works
Association (UNRWA); Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
(UNHCHR), including the Special Rapporteur on Torture; UN Office for the
Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); World Health Organization
(WHO), including the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI);
InterAgency Standing Committee Task Force on Gender and Humanitarian
Assistance (WHO co-chair); International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC);
International Secretariat of the World Organization Against Torture
(OMCT); Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.

  Denmark:
  Copenhagen:  International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
(IRCT); ETICA Treatment Centre for Traumatized Refugees, Migrants and
Danes; Rehabilitation and Research Center for Torture Victims;
Departments for International Development and Foreign Affairs.

  France:
  Paris:  Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF); Solidarité pour la Promotion
Sociale et la Paix; Centre Primo Levi; Parcours d’Exil; Departments for
International Development and Foreign Affairs.

  United Kingdom:
  London:  Amnesty International; Human Rights Watch; Medical Foundation
for the Care of Victims of Torture, Coalition to Stop the Use of Child
Soldiers; Save the Children (UK); Departments for International
Development and Foreign Affairs.   Oxford: Refugee Studies Centre,
University of Oxford.

  The Netherlands:
  The Hague:  International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia;
International Criminal Court; International Court of Justice;
Departments for International Development and Foreign Affairs.
Amsterdam:  MSF Holland, War Child Holland, War Trauma Foundation, De
Vonk-Amsterdam, HealthNet. Noordwijkerhout: De Vonk
  Oegstgeest: Centrum ’45.

  Belgium:
  Brussels:  OMCT/Europe; Centre Exil; European Community Humanitarian Aid
Office (ECHO); Departments for International Development and Foreign Affairs.

  Ireland:
  Oldfield (County Meath): International Human Rights Network; Departments
for International Development and Foreign Affairs.

  Germany:
  Berlin: Departments for International Development and Foreign Affairs.
Bochum: Dr. Noelle Quenivet, Ruhr-Universität

  Canada:

  Ottawa: Departments for International Development and Foreign Affairs,
International Development Reserach Centre. Toronto: Canadian Centre for
Victims of Torture, War Child Canada.

  United States:
  Washington D.C.:  World Bank, Save the Children; Search for Common
Ground, US Agency for International Development (USAID), Amnesty
International USA; American Friends Service Committee New York:  UN
Children’s Fund (UNICEF); UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM); UN
Development Program (UNDP); UN Office for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); InterAgency Standing Committee Task Force on
Gender and Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA co-chair); Human Rights Watch;
International Rescue Committee.  .
  San Francisco: Survivors International


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Many thanks,

Sorcha Mc Kenna, B.A. (Hons), LLM
PhD Research Fellow
Transitional Justice Institute
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