[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 17 10 06

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Oct 17 08:43:21 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.  Online Toolkits
3.  Employment Opportunities

1.  Resources and Publications:

UN Secretary-General's Study, Violence Against Children, 2006:  The
United Nations Secretary-General's Study on Violence against Children
has been a global effort to paint a detailed picture of the nature,
extent and causes of violence against children, and to propose clear
recommendations for action to prevent and respond to it. This is the
first time that an attempt has been made to document the reality of
violence against children around the world, and to map out what is being
done to stop it. Since 2003, many thousands of people have contributed
to the study in consultations and working groups, through questionnaires
and in other ways. Children and young people have been active at every
level.  Online at:  http://www.unicef.org/violencestudy/index.html

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis Of 2004 Homicide Data,  Violence
Policy Center USA, September 2006:   In 2004, 1,807 females in the
United States were murdered by males in cases in which a single offender
killed a single victim. In more than nine in ten of these cases (92
percent), the victim was murdered by someone she knew. Nearly two-thirds
of the victims who knew their offenders (62 percent) were wives,
ex-wives or intimate partners of their killers. These are among the
findings of the Violence Policy Center's annual report, When Men Murder
Women: An Analysis of 2004 Homicide Data.  When Men Murder Women: An
Analysis of 2004 Homicide Data is available online at

Addressing the Social Dynamics of Sexual and Reproductive Health: CARE's
Explorations with Social Analysis and Community Action, Sexual
Reproductive Health Working Paper Series, June 2006:  This paper reviews
CARE's experience in working with communities to identify, analyze and
address social barriers to and promoters of good sexual and reproductive
health.  Electronic copies can be downloaded from:

HIV/AIDS and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Literature Review, Program on
International Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health,
August 2006:  The Program on International Health and Human Rights at
the Harvard School of Public Health has produced a review of
peer-reviewed literature addressing the intersections between
gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV. In general, the literature confirms
that HIV infection as relevant to GBV is primarily acquired through
sexual relations, which themselves are greatly influenced by
socio-cultural factors, underlying which are gender power imbalances.
Gender based violence, or the fear of it, on the other hand may
interfere with the ability to negotiate safer sex or refuse unwanted
sex. Furthermore, violence against a woman can interfere with her
ability to access treatment and care, maintain adherence to ARV
treatment, or carry out her infant feeding choices.  Evidence also
exists that living with HIV can constitute a risk factor for GBV, with
many people reporting experiences of violence following disclosure of
HIV status, or even following admission that HIV testing has been
sought.  Full report available under 'Recent Publications' at:

UK Joint Committee On Human Rights,  Twenty-Sixth Report Human
Trafficking, 2006:  In this Report, the Committee considers human
trafficking, one of the most serious human rights issues in the modern
world. Human trafficking is first and foremost a criminal activity
perpetrated against its victims, but it also engages a number of crucial
human rights obligations which apply to the policies and practices
adopted by Governments to combat trafficking and afford protection to
victims.  Online link:

"Transnational Protection of Children The case of Albania and Greece
2000-2006" Published by Terre des homme's Mission in Albania, ARSIS and
UNICEF, 2006: This publication presents the experience and knowledge of
the Organizations Terre des hommes and ARSIS in their efforts to address
the phenomenon of exploitation and trafficking of Albanian children in
the streets of Greece in the last 5 years. It urges the Albanian and
Greek States to increase their efforts towards empowerment of vulnerable
communities. The publication links such a need with the significant role
that the community, families and children themselves play in preventing
trafficking from occurring. [Source: www.childtrafficking.com
<http://www.childtrafficking.com/> ],  Online link:

Gender, Justice and Truth Commissions, PREM Gender and Development
Group, ESSD Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction Team, Legal and
Judicial Reform Practice Group, LAC Public Sector Group, World Bank,
June 2006:  Truth commissions (TCs) are formed to investigate human
rights violations that occur during armed conflict or under repressive
regimes. When their work ends, TCs report their findings, along with
recommendations for reparations and prevention of future abuses. By
taking a gender-sensitive approach to its work, a commission can
differentiate between the causes and consequences of human rights
violations for men and women and design a gender-sensitive program of
reparations. [Source: 1325 PeaceWomen E-News]

2.  Online Toolkits

Toolkit to Combat, Trafficking in Persons, United Nations Office on
Drugs and Crime, Global Programme Against Trafficking In Human Beings,
October 2006:   Knowledge and practical experience in the areas of
prevention and combating trafficking in persons; the protection and
assisting of victims; and promotion of international cooperation is
gradually building up around the world. The purpose of this Toolkit is
to facilitate the sharing of this knowledge and information among
policymakers, law enforcement officials, judges and prosecutors, victim
service providers and concerned members of civil society.  Online link
http://www.unodc.org/pdf/Trafficking_toolkit_Oct06.pdf. (Please contact
me off-list for a copy of the document if you are having difficulty in
accessing the online link.)

Williams, K, Gender for Journalists, CPU Online Training Toolkits, 2006:
This 'Gender for Journalists' toolkit is designed to make you aware of
the areas where women are disadvantaged and the role that men can play
in bringing about change.  Online at:

3.  Employment Opportunities:

FHI employment opportunities:  Family Health International (FHI) are
seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:
- Vice President, Technical Support (Arlington, VA) 
- Director, Resource Development for Public Health Programs (Arlington,
- Senior Technical Officer, ART Adherence (Arlington, VA) 
- Senior Technical Officer, ART Adherence Data Manager (Arlington, VA) 
- Senior Technical Officer, Health Management Information Systems
(Arlington, VA) 
- Technical Advisor, Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement
(Arlington, VA) 
- Director, Monitoring and Evaluation (Abuja, Nigeria)
- Deputy Director, Technical Support (Abuja, Nigeria) 
- Senior Program Officer/Manager, Field Programs and Technical Services
(Nairobi, Kenya) 
Please visit FHI at http://www.fhi.org/en/AboutFHI/Employment/index.htm
or e-mail to: humanresources at fhi.org for more information.

Oxfam International, Country Representative Solomon Islands.  For a full
position description and an application form please contact Martha
Mangale Rafe (martham at oxfam.org.au), tel: +677 22004, fax: +677 23134.
Closing date for applications is 5pm (Honiara time) 20th October 2006. 

The Medical Research Program, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: is
seeking an individual with experience in global health to work with
foundation staff in planning a possible new initiative addressing health
disparities in Africa. Resumes and letters of interest should be sent
electronically to Dr. Elaine Gallin, Program Director for Medical
Research (egallin at ddcf.org) and copied to Leslie Engel
(lengel at ddcf.org). For more information about the Doris Duke Charitable
Foundation, please visit http://www.ddcf.org <http://www.ddcf.org/> .

International Consultant on Gender, Local Governance and the Rights
Based Approach / UNDP / Bratislava, Slovak Republic / Deadline: October
19, 2006. For more information go to:
/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=635>   [Source: AWID, www.awid.org].

International Consultant, Seminar on MDGs, Social Inclusion and Poverty
Reduction Processes in SEE / UNIFEM / Belgrade, Serbia / Closing date:
October 19, 2006. For more details visit:
/index.cfm?Module=Static=w=jobsi>   [Source: AWID, www.awid.org
<http://www.awid.org/> ].

Principal Gender and Development Specialist / The Asian Development Bank
(ADB) / Manila, Philippines / Closing date: October 23, 2006. Apply
electronically, quoting Reference No. EXT-PS05-194(3)-RSGS  and job
title on subject line and attaching application form available on
mployment/appform.asp> ) to e-mail address: (CS-jobs at adb.org) [Source:
AWID, www.awid.org].        

Communications Coordinator / SIECUS / New York, NY, USA / Closing date:
October 30, 2006. For more information visit the following website:
g/news/news0002.html>   [Source: AWID, www.awid.org].

Countering Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Program Coordinator / The
International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Liberia. Please apply online at:
=> Location: "Liberia."  [Source: AWID, www.awid.org].

Gender Advisor / NZAID / Wellington, New Zealand / Closing date: October
30, 2006. For full details of this vacancy, visit (www.nzaid.govt.nz) or
contact Jocelyn Brace at: (jocelyn.brace at nzaid.govt.nz)  [Source: AWID,
www.awid.org <http://www.awid.org/> ].

Midwifery Education Coordinator / World Vision International / Heart,
Afghanistan / Closing date: October 31, 2006.  Please apply online at:
/WebJobs.nsf/webjobshome?openform>   [Source: AWID, www.awid.org
<http://www.awid.org/> ].  

Gender-Based Violence Coordinators (GBV) / The American Refugee
Committee / Location: Worldwide.  Please apply online at:
ment.org/arc_hr_1.php?country=27>   [Source: AWID, www.awid.org
<http://www.awid.org/> ].  

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Project Manager / The American Refugee
Committee / Rwanda.  Please apply online  at:
ment.org/arc_hr_1.php?country=12>   [Source: AWID, www.awid.org
<http://www.awid.org/> ].

Program Officer - Religion, Society, and Culture / The Ford Foundation /
New York, NY, USA / Closing date: October 13, 2006.  For more
information visit:  Website:
.org/employment/jobdetail.cfm?id=127>   [Source: AWID, www.awid.org
<http://www.awid.org/> ].  

Chief of Party, Civil Society Advocacy Program / Pact / Port-au-Prince,
Haiti / Closing date: October 30, 2006. For more information visit:
.org/career/openings.htm>   [Source: AWID, www.awid.org
<http://www.awid.org/> ].

Senior Program Officer / Pact / Washington, DC, USA. See Detailed
Description of Responsibilities at:
.org/career/positions/reach_prog_officer.htm>   [Source: AWID,
www.awid.org <http://www.awid.org/> ].  

Researcher on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights / Human
Rights Watch (HRW) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date:  October 16,
2006. For more information visit
obs/lgbt_researcher_2006-08-21.htm>  [Source: AWID, www.awid.org
<http://www.awid.org/> ].  

Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated
evidence-based responses.

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), an initiative of the
Global Forum for Health Research, is hosted by the Medical Research
Council, South Africa.  The SVRI aims to promote research on sexual
violence and generate empirical data to ensure sexual violence is
recognized as a legitimate public health problem.  

You are welcome to share the resources provided in this update.  When
you do so, please acknowledge the source.

If you want to know more about the SVRI visit our website www.svri.org
<http://www.svri.org/>  or contact us at svri at mrc.ac.za. To unsubscribe
from the list, email svri at mrc.ac.za


This e-mail and its contents are subject to the 
South African Medical Research Council
e-mail legal notice available at http://www.mrc.ac.za/about/EmailLegalNotice.htm

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.mrc.ac.za/pipermail/svrilist/attachments/20061017/07f347fc/attachment.html 

More information about the Svrilist mailing list