[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 9th October 2006

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Oct 10 08:49:40 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 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.  Today's SVRI Update includes the
1.  Resources and Publications 
2.  Funding Sources and Scholarships
3.  Conferences/Meetings

1.  Resources and Publications:

In-depth study on all forms of violence against women, UN, October 2006:
The 140-page report ......... confirms that violence against women by
spouses, family members and employers is a human rights violation,
settling any outstanding debate on this issue. By squarely stating that
it is, the report says that governments have an obligation to protect
women whether the perpetrators are state or non-state actors.  Online to
full report:

Sexuality and social change: making the connection, Ford Foundation
2006:  "This report calls for more policy emphasis on and research into
the ways in which gender and sexuality are shaped in different social
and cultural settings, and on the complex interactions between
sexuality, health and issues of social justice." [Eldis Development
Reporter]  To access the report, go to:

Assessment of U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons,
September 2006:  This Assessment is the fourth in four years that
analyzes the practical effect of U.S. Government activities to combat
trafficking in persons.  Direct Link to Report:

Child Trafficking Digital Library:  The digital library is a Nepal-based
website focusing on South Asia and beyond. It has just been updated.
All forms of trafficking are addressed, including trafficking for labor
purposes. The website focuses on children, and includes the latest
information on strategies for trafficking prevention, as well as for the
rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of trafficking. The digital
library can be accessed at:  http://www.childtrafficking.com.

Violence Against Girls in Africa During Armed Conflicts and Crises:
Second International Policy Conference on the African Child, Conference
Report: Violence Against Girls in Africa, Addis Ababa, 11-12 May 2006.
Report by Florence Tercier Holst-Roness, Women and War Adviser for the
ICRC.  Online link to the report:

Engaging Men in Gender Equality: Positive Strategies and Approaches.
Overview and Annotated Bibliography, Esplen, E., October 2006, BRIDGE:
This report - consisting of an overview, annotated bibliography, and
contacts section - describes a broad range of innovative work being
carried out in different parts of the world to engage men in the
promotion of gender equality. It looks at the reasons for involving men
and boys in gender and development work, and considers why it might be
in men's own interests to change.  [Source: Siyanda: Men and
Masculinities, Issue No. 48, October 2006]  Online link to report:

Greig, A., Sex and the Rights of Man, October 2006: This paper explores
the subject of sexual rights and the claims about such rights as they
are made by and for men.  [Source: Siyanda: Men and Masculinities, Issue
No. 48, October 2006]  http://www.siyanda.org/static/greig_sex.htm

Barker, G. and Ricardo, C., Young Men and the Construction of
Masculinity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for HIV/AIDS, Conflict,
and Violence, June 2005:   This report discusses the role of young men
in the perpetuation of violence and the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa,
and outlines the kind of programme interventions that can support
alternative forms of masculinity.  [Source: Siyanda: Men and
Masculinities, Issue No. 48, October 2006]

Karkara, R., Karlsson, L., and Malik, B, Working with Men and Boys to
Promote Gender Equality and to End Violence Against Boys and Girls,
January 2005: Interventions that treat men as the villains and women as
the victims have not taken us far. Not all masculinities (or ways of
being a man) are harmful to men, women and children. This was the
starting point for a three-day workshop organised by the South and
Central Asia office of Save the Children-Sweden, which was held in
Kathmandu in March 2004 on 'strengthening partnership with men and boys
to promote gender equality and end violence against girls and boys'.
http://www.siyanda.org/static/karkara_et_al_working.htm,  [Source:
Siyanda: Men and Masculinities, Issue No. 48, October 2006]  

Lang, J., Working with Men to End Gender-Based Violence: Lessons for the
South Asian Context, January 2003 This paper argues that programmes
should recognise that not all men use violence and should promote
alternative versions of masculinity that are displayed by and open for
men. [Source: Siyanda: Men and Masculinities, Issue No. 48, October
2006] Online link: http://www.siyanda.org/static/lang_working.htm

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC),
Reproductive Education and Responsible Fatherhood in Central America
(Spanish), January 2002: This programme explores the social and economic
factors which prohibit men from being responsible fathers. [Source:
Siyanda: Men and Masculinities, Issue No. 48, October 2006]

'Joining Hands: Integrating Gender and HIV/AIDS', ACCORD, 2006:  This
new report, just published by ACORD - tells the story of how Stepping
Stones has been successfully applied in a wide range of contexts - from
the Armed Forces in Angola, to the Mucubai pastoralists, also in Angola,
to the camps for the internally displaced in Northern Uganda and the
peri-urban fishing communities around Lake Victoria, Tanzania. The
report, available in English, French and Portuguese, can be downloaded
from ACORD's website: www.acord.org.uk  [cross posting af-aids].

2.  Funding Sources and Scholarships:

EASSI: Announcing Internship Programme for Young Women, 2007:  The
Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of
women (EASSI) was formed in 1996 as a post-Beijing support mechanism for
Eastern Africa covering the countries of Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.  EASSI is specifically
seeking four young women aged 20-30 years from Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda
and Uganda to join the 2007 Internship Programme. Details for those
interested in applying are available at:
http://www.wougnet.org/Profiles/eassi.html#IP2006 [Source: WOUGNET
Update Newsletter - October 2006]

EASSI: Revitalizing the Women's Movement in Eastern Africa - 10 years
after Beijing:  Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the
Advancement of Women (EASSI) will celebrate its 10 years anniversary at
the Speke Resort, Munyonyo in Kampala, Uganda from 10th to 11th November
this year 2006. The theme for the celebration will be "Revitalizing the
Women's Movement in Eastern Africa - 10 years after Beijing". Other key
themes to be discussed at the Forum include Women, Peace and Conflict
situation in the region, Land and Food security, Millennium Development
Goals (MDGs), women's participation in decision making among others.
For more details and registration forms contact: eassi at eassi.org, or
visit www.eassi.org  [Source: WOUGNET Update Newsletter - October 2006]

For more information on funding sources visit:

3.  Conferences/Meetings:

How Do We Want to Raise Our Children? This 3-day international
conference organized by Centers International will be held 17-20
November 2006, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Its objective is to discuss
the results obtained from the year-long campaign that has offered an
opportunity to reflect on how grassroots women's groups can support the
development of children. The conference will extract common values and
common issues of parenting throughout very diverse geographical, social
and cultural settings. For information on the campaign goals,
participating groups, guidelines and preliminary conference programme,
please visit: http://www.mine.cc/bratislava.html

Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Warsaw, 2-13 October 2006:  The
2006 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM), organized by the
OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), is
taking place in Warsaw, 2-13 October. The HDIM is Europe's largest human
rights conference and is a forum where representatives from government,
civil society and international organizations discuss the implementation
of OSCE commitments in the human dimension. For more information visit:

Invitation to a panel discussion on Protection of Trafficked Persons: A
Human Rights Approach, UNODC:  Wednesday 11th October.  For more
information visit:


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