[Svrilist] SVRI Update: Resources and Publications 10 06

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Wed Oct 25 08:34:18 SAST 2006

Dear SVRI list members, 

Approximately once a month we send a longer list of publications, websites, resources & upcoming meetings which may be of interest to those working on issues of sexual violence. If you would like to suggest resources to be included on upcoming lists or on the SVRI website, please email svri at mrc.ac.za. For additional resources and information on sexual violence, visit us at www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/> .


(Source: PubMed. Following search terms were used - rape, sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual abuse, forced sex, coerced sex, trafficking, female genital cutting; female genital mutilation)

1:  Koblin BA, Torian L, Xu G, Guilin V, Makki H, Mackellar D, Valleroy L.  Violence and HIV-related risk among young men who have sex with men. AIDS Care. 2006 Nov;18(8):961-7. PMID: 17012086 [PubMed - in process]

2:  Smith DW, Witte TH, Fricker-Elhai AE.  Service outcomes in physical and sexual abuse cases: a comparison of child advocacy center-based and standard services. Child Maltreat. 2006 Nov;11(4):354-60. PMID: 17043320 [PubMed - in process]

3:  Dunkle KL, Jewkes RK, Nduna M, Levin J, Jama N, Khuzwayo N, Koss MP, Duvvury N. Perpetration of partner violence and HIV risk behaviour among young men in the rural Eastern Cape, South Africa. AIDS. 2006 Oct 24;20(16):2107-2114. PMID: 17053357 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

4:  Garcia-Moreno C, Jansen HA, Ellsberg M, Heise L, Watts CH; WHO Multi-country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women Study Team.  Prevalence of intimate partner violence: findings from the WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence. Lancet. 2006 Oct 7;368(9543):1260-9.  PMID: 17027732 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] 

5:  Martsolf DS, Courey TJ, Chapman TR, Draucker CB, Mims BL.  Adaptive sampling: recruiting a diverse community sample of survivors of sexual violence. J Community Health Nurs. 2006 Fall;23(3):169-82. Review. PMID: 16863402 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

6:  Casey EA, Nurius PS.  Trends in the prevalence and characteristics of sexual violence: a cohort analysis. Violence Vict. 2006 Oct;21(5):629-44. PMID: 17022354 [PubMed - in process]

7:  Manishen JR.  Wrongful convictions, lessons learned: The Canadian experience. J Clin Forensic Med. 2006 Oct 5; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17029917 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

8:  de Oliveira Aded NL, de Oliveira SF, da Silva Dalcin BL, de Moraes TM, Cavalcanti MT.  Children and adolescents victimized by sexual abuse in the city of Rio de Janeiro: An appraisal of cases. J Clin Forensic Med. 2006 Oct 4; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17027321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

9:  Alim TN, Graves E, Mellman TA, Aigbogun N, Gray E, Lawson W, Charney DS.  Trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in an African-American primary care population. J Natl Med Assoc. 2006 Oct;98(10):1630-6. PMID: 17052054 [PubMed - in process]

10:  Schei B, Guthrie JR, Dennerstein L, Alford S.  Intimate partner violence and health outcomes in mid-life women: a population-based cohort study. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2006 Oct 13; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17033738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

11:  Gorgen T, Nagele B.  [Sexual victimization in old age.] Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2006 Oct;39(5):382-389. German. PMID: 17039295 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

12:  Macdonald G, Higgins J, Ramchandani P.  Cognitive-behavioural interventions for children who have been sexually abused. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Oct 18;(4):CD001930.  PMID: 17054148 [PubMed - in process]

13:  Gibb BE, Chelminski I, Zimmerman M.  Childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and diagnoses of depressive and anxiety disorders in adult psychiatric outpatients. Depress Anxiety. 2006 Oct 13; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17041933 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

14:  Purcell RB.  Sexual Abuse of Males: The SAM Model of Theory and Practice : Josef Spiegel. Brunner-Routledge, New York, 2003, 545 pp., $63.95. Arch Sex Behav. 2006 Oct 10; [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.  PMID: 17031584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

15:  Thombs BD, Bernstein DP, Ziegelstein RC, Scher CD, Forde DR, Walker EA, Stein MB.   An evaluation of screening questions for childhood abuse in 2 community samples: implications for clinical practice. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Oct 9;166(18):2020-6. PMID: 17030837 [PubMed - in process]

16:  Bergeron M, Hebert M. Child Abuse Negl. 2006 Oct 9; [Epub ahead of print] French. PMID: 17034852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

17:  Myhre AK, Borgen G, Ormstad K.  [Sexual abuse of prepubertal children] Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2006 Oct 5;126(19):2511-4. Norwegian. PMID: 17028630 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

18:  Gerke CK, Mazzeo SE, Kliewer W.  The role of depression and dissociation in the relationship between childhood trauma and bulimic symptoms among ethnically diverse female undergraduates. Child Abuse Negl. 2006 Oct 4; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17027082 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

19:  Plummer ML, Wight D, Wamoyi J, Nyalali K, Ingall T, Mshana G, Shigongo ZS, Obasi AI, Ross DA.  Are schools a good setting for adolescent sexual health promotion in rural Africa? A qualitative assessment from Tanzania. Health Educ Res. 2006 Oct 3; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17018766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

20:  Schwarz S, Volzke H, Alte D, Schwahn C, Grabe HJ, Hoffmann W, John U, Doren M.  Menopause and determinants of quality of life in women at midlife and beyond: the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP). Menopause. 2006 Oct 2; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17019378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

21:  Howard JR, O'neill S, Travers C.  Factors affecting sexuality in older Australian women: sexual interest, sexual arousal, relationships and sexual distress in older Australian women. Climacteric. 2006 Oct;9(5):355-67. PMID: 17000584 [PubMed - in process]

22:  Avdibegovic E, Sinanovic O.  Consequences of domestic violence on women's mental health in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croat Med J. 2006 Oct;47(5):730-41. PMID: 17042065 [PubMed - in process]

23:  Silverman JG, Decker MR, Gupta J, Maheshwari A, Patel V, Raj A.  HIV Prevalence and Predictors Among Rescued Sex-Trafficked Women and Girls in Mumbai, India. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2006 Oct 2; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17019369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

24:  Babalola S, Brasington A, Agbasimalo A, Helland A, Nwanguma E, Onah N.  Impact of a communication programme on female genital cutting in eastern Nigeria. Trop Med Int Health. 2006 Oct;11(10):1594-603. PMID: 17002734 [PubMed - in process]

25:  Andersson N.  Prevention for those who have freedom of choice - or among the choice-disabled: confronting equity in the AIDS epidemic. AIDS Res Ther. 2006 Sep 25;3:23.  PMID: 16999869 [PubMed - in process]

26:  McLaughlin SA, Monahan C, Doezema D, Crandall C.   Implementation and Evaluation of a Training Program for the Management of Sexual Assault in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Sep 27; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17011075 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

27:  Padala PR, Madison J, Monnahan M, Marcil W, Price P, Ramaswamy S, Din AU, Wilson DR, Petty F.  Risperidone monotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder related to sexual assault and domestic abuse in women. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2006 Sep;21(5):275-80. PMID: 16877898 [PubMed - in process]

28:  Testa M, Vanzile-Tamsen C, Livingston JA, Buddie AM.  The role of women's alcohol consumption in managing sexual intimacy and sexual safety motives. J Stud Alcohol. 2006 Sep;67(5):665-74. PMID: 16847534 [PubMed - in process]

29:  Jones H, Powell JL.  Old age, vulnerability and sexual violence: implications for knowledge and practice. Int Nurs Rev. 2006 Sep;53(3):211-6. Review. PMID: 16879184 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Policy Action Centre on Violence against Women:  The European Women's Lobby Policy Action Centre on Violence Against Women acts as a central co-coordinating point for information, studies, research, and exchange of models of good practice across the Members States, and above all lobbies for political action to address issues of male violence against women at European level. Online at:  http://www.womenlobby.org/site/module_cate.asp?DocID=3&v1ID=&RevID=&namePage=&pageParent=&DocID_sousmenu=

Institute for Women's Policy Research:  The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.  IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic and political participation. For more information visit:  http://www.iwpr.org/About/About_IWPR.htm

V-Day:  V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls.  V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery.  For more information visit:  http://www.vday.org/contents/vday/aboutvday

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation:  Mary Kay is committed to helping women whose safety and self-esteem are threatened due to violence. By raising awareness of this issue, Mary Kay aims to foster understanding and give hope and help to women affected by violence. The goal of Mary Kay is to break the silence on violence against women by providing resources that promote a greater understanding of the issue and affect social change.  For more information visit:   http://www.mkacf.org/Violence/ResourcesForEndingViolence.html

AGA KHAN FOUNDATION, Gender and Development Programme:  The Foundation is committed to highlighting the key role of women in the development process and to facilitating their participation. Visit the following link for more information:  http://www.akdn.org/agency/akf_concerns.html#gender

ARAB WOMEN CONNECT:  In December 2000, UNIFEM Arab States Regional Office (ASRO) launched Arab Women Connect (AWC) website as part of the WID FI project evolution. The AWC project built an Arabic/English website containing studies, reports, and statistics on Arab women collected from WID FI and PBP II counterparts as well as from women's organizations in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, UAE, and Qatar.  AWC works that many organizations will benefit from the initiative including NGOs, government institutions, researchers, policy makers, students, and donors.  For more information go to:  http://www.arabwomenconnect.org/

Internally Displaced Women, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC):  The IDMC website provides information on internally displaced women.  In a climate of war, sexual violence against displaced women has been perpetrated with total impunity by both regular armed forces and armed non-state actors. In 2004, widespread sexual violence against displaced and other women was reported in 12 countries.  For more information visit:  http://www.internal-displacement.org/8025708F004D404D/(httpPages)/D7C0BE276875899E802570A100464DA4?OpenDocument


Call For Papers, Development Studies:  Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (New Delhi, India) plans to publish Development Studies (Volumes 3 and 4) edited by Dr Prasenjit Maiti. Submissions of original and insightful paper(s) to be included in this multi-volume book series are requested by 30 November 2006. Previously published papers can be reprinted along with their earlier publication credits. For more information visit the Publisher's website at www.atlanticbooks.com. 


Forum 10 Special Session - Response of the Medico-legal System to Sexual Violence In Arab Countries:  The New Woman Foundation (Egyptian feminist NGO), in collaboration with Sexual Violence research Initiative (SVRI) will hold a special session on the Response of the Medico-legal System to Sexual Violence In Arab Countries, at the Global Forum for Health Research Forum 10 conference.  The session will be held on Monday 30th of October 2006, 18.00 - 19.30 at the Conrad Hotel, Cairo.  Deliberations will be in both Arabic and English and simultaneous translations are provided. Please join us! For more information visit:  http://www.globalforumhealth.org/Site/004__Annual%20meeting/001__Forum%2010/006__Special%20sessions.php, or email svri at mrc.ac.za

Strengthening Regional Work on GBV - Meeting in Kampala, November 8th-10th:  Purpose of Meeting is to assemble organizations working on GBV and RH/HIV, in order to: share state of the art tools and promising interventions; strengthen capacity of local organizations; facilitate exchange between regional actors; develop strategies for the future GBV programming in the region.  The meeting is designed for NGOs, CBOs, PVOs, FBOs, and other organizations working in the area of GBV and health from East and Southern Africa. Also invited are USAID, USG, and other donor organizations, government counterparts, and their implementing partners from the region.  Interested parties should submit inquiries to info at raisingvoices.org

Reproductive Rights, Health Care Access, Disaster Preparedness, Racial Disparities Among Top Public Health Concerns At APHA Meeting Nov. 4-8:  Thousands of public health officials will gather in Boston Nov. 4-8 to tackle pressing health concerns from reproductive rights and prescription drug access to the health impacts of war and poverty at the American Public Health Association's 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition. The 2006 APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, to be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, is themed "Public Health and Human Rights" and will examine health and human rights from multiple perspectives, including social services and natural quantitative sciences. The Meeting will explore human rights issues in the areas of employment, health care, security, race, reproductive rights and mental health.  More than 12,000 experts will attend to share the latest public health research and practice. The full Annual Meeting program and abstracts are searchable at http://www.apha.org/meetings/

UNFPA-KEGME Workshops: 5-day Capacity Building Workshop for Women from Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations Hammamet, Tunisia 6-10 November 2006:  The Workshops focus on Post Conflict Recovery, Conflict Management, Leadership, and Communication Skills,  from a gender perspective, with related issues  - Media, Advocacy, construction of gender roles etc. For more information on this workshop contact Ketty at KEGME on email alazaris at hol.gr and/or the UNFPA's Sahir Abdul-Hadi, email hadi at unfpa.org.

Call for participation Women's Rights Center, Armenia, International Conference on Domestic Violence, Yerevan, Armenia, 4-6th December, 2006:  The Women's Rights Center in Armenia, the Secretariat of the International Consortium for Domestic Violence, has the pleasure to announce about the organization of the Second International Conference on Domestic Violence, which will take place in Yerevan, Armenia, on December 4-6, 2006.  If you are interested in participating in the Conference, please email workshop_dv at wrcorg.am  for an application.  The deadline for submission of the Application form is November 1, 2006. 

The 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Health Promotion Comes of Age: Research, Policy & Practice for the 21st Century 10 - 15 June 2007, Vancouver, Canada.  The overall mission of the conference is to review and critically reassess health promotion's progress since the Ottawa Charter and to help set the course for navigating through the new challenges facing health promotion in an increasingly globalized world. For more information visit: http://iuhpeconference.org/en/conference/about.htm

Nairobi +21 Conference, 23 Oct 2006 - 01 Nov 2006: This event marks the Third World Conference on Women held in Nairobi in 1985.  It will draw together a wide range of organizations that make up the women's movement in Kenya. Hosted by the National Commission on Gender and Development, the event will feature exciting international speakers from around the continent and beyond to reflect on what's happened since 1985, facilitate a cross-generational conversation on where the movement to secure gender equality and real development on the continent is heading, and to reflect on the impact of the Nairobi conference on the women's movement in Africa and globally. For more information, Email: jeanne at gendercommission.com  or visit the Nairobi +21 Website: http://www.nairobi21.org <http://www.nairobi21.org/> 

GENDER AND PEACEBUILDING:  A Five-Day International Training Programme for Practitioners, Policy Makers, International and National Agency Staff and NGOs working in peacebuilding, conflict transformation and post-war recovery, from 29 January 2007 to 2 February 2007.  This course offers an introduction to gender studies, analysis of the complex relationships between gender and social constructions and between gender, race and class privileges. During the course we will explore the interdependency between gender and power and focus on theory and practices of gender roles in different societies. The course will seek to explore how understanding of gendered social constructions can help in addressing gender inequalities and promote gender equity and cultures of peace. Deadline to apply:  27 November 2006.  For more information visit: http://www.transcend.org/training/

The Eighth Annual Global Development Conference:  GDN's Eighth Annual Global Development Conference will be held in Beijing, China from January 14 - 16, 2007. "Shaping a New Global Reality: The Rise of Asia and its Implications" will bring together nearly 600 invited participants to discuss the implications of Asia's emergence for the rest of the world. The conference will also play host to sessions on diverse aspects of development including demographic trends and social security systems, labor market developments, new strategies for achieving the poverty and hunger-related Millennium Development Goals, and environmental issues.  The draft program is now online at: http://www.gdnet.org/eighth_conference


Development Market Place 2007: The Development Marketplace (DM) team in collaboration with the World Bank's Health, Nutrition and Population unit, announces the Call for Proposals for the 2007 Global Development Marketplace (DM2007).  DM2007 is offering US$4 Million in awards for proposals with innovative ideas to improve health, nutrition, population outcomes of poor people in developing countries. The deadline for all proposals is November 17th, 2006.  For more information on how to apply and eligibility requirements visit:  http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/OPPORTUNITIES/GRANTS/DEVMARKETPLACE/0,,contentMDK:21059278~menuPK:2895744~pagePK:180691~piPK:174492~theSitePK:205098,00.html

Call for Proposals - Promoting Innovative Programs from the Developing World:   GDN announces the launch of its fifth Global Research Project "Promoting Innovative Programs from the Developing World: Towards Realizing the Health MDGs in Africa and Asia". Submissions are invited from researchers, NGOs, private sector organizations or governments, from and/or operating in developing and transition countries.  Proposals are due in 31st October 2006. For more information visit:  http://www.gdnet.org/middle.php?oid=1095


Oxfam Regional advisor (gender-based violence) Oxfam New Delhi: Oxfam are looking for a Regional Adviser, based in New Delhi, to support the campaign by developing and disseminating learning through the Centre of Learning network. Closing date: 3 November 2006.  To apply please visit www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs quoting reference INT1930, or follow the link below. [Cross posting:  Eldis Gender Reporter]

Vacancy for Gender Coordinator Research on Poverty Alleviation:  REPOA seeking to hire a gender coordinator, to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Closing date: 3 November 2006.  For more information visit:  http://www.repoa.or.tz/documents_storage/Vacancy%20Gender%20Coordinator.pdf

Senior UN vacancy announcement list for October 2006: The October vacancy list, is now available, please contact me off-list for a copy.  For requirements, eligibility and application deadlines, please visit the United Nations website at UN Human Resources 'Galaxy' e-Staffing System at http://jobs.un.org <http://jobs.un.org/> .

In addition, to find more information on vacancies in the UN common system, please visit the following websites:
i)  International Atomic Energy Agency : http://www.iaea.org/About/Jobs/index.html
ii)  Inter-American Development Bank:  http://www.iadb.org/hrd/800x600i.asp?go=jobs
iii)  Food and Agriculture Organization: http://www.fao.org/VA/Employ.htm  
iv)  High Commissioner for Human Rights:  http://www.ohchr.org/english/about/vacancies/index.htm
v)  Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Job Opportunities:  http://www.unaids.org/EN/about+unaids/human+resources/unaids+professional+vacancies.asp
vi)  United Nations Development Programme Job Shop:  www.undp.org/women
vii)  United Nations Population Fund: http://www.unfpa.org/about/employment/index.htm
viii)  United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Employment homepage:  http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index.html
ix)  World Food Programme:  http://www.wfp.org/contact_wfp/vacancies/index.asp?section=8&sub_section=5
x)  International Civil Service Commission: http://icsc.un.org/resources/?query=vacancies
xi)  United Nations Development Group:  http://www.undg.org/search.cfm?by=keywords&q=vacancies&country=&section=1


WHO Multi-country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women,  Initial results on prevalence, health outcomes and women's responses:  WHO's landmark study documents the horrifying extent of violence against women by their intimate partners. It also clearly shows that violence against women demands a public health response, because the impact of such violence goes far beyond the immediate harm caused, affecting all aspects of women's future health. This summary outlines the initial results of the study based on evidence collected from over 24 000 women by carefully trained teams of interviewers. It presents the findings from 15 sites in 10 countries representing diverse cultural settings: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Japan, Peru, Namibia, Samoa, Serbia and Montenegro, Thailand, and the United Republic of Tanzania.  Online link at:  http://www.who.int/gender/violence/who_multicountry_study/summary_report/en/index.html

Of War, Siege and Lebanon: Women's voices from the Middle East and South Asia Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies,  Women for Women's Human Rights (WWHR) - New Ways, September 2006:  Of War, Siege and Lebanon: Women's voices from the Middle East and South Asia,  is a collective online publication of leading women activists, academicians and writers in the Middle East and South Asia, depicting their reactions to the wars and the increasing militarism in the Middle East, and their analysis of its impact on women activists' efforts to promote gender equality, human rights and democracy. The attack on Lebanon -called the July war-, only a last link in the chain of militarism and violence unleashed in the name of the "global war on terror" in the region, has quickly disappeared from the international public agenda. Yet women and human rights activists in the region are still struggling with its long term impacts, as well as the ongoing violence and militarism, such as the increasing the right wing conservative ideologies, religious fundamentalisms and the tightening spaces for human rights and democratic rights in Muslim societies.  It is now available online at http://www.wwhr.org/id_922

Women's Lives and Experiences: Changes in the Past Ten Years,  Published by MEASURE DHS, 2006: This summary of research findings from the Demographic and Health Surveys looks at 10 years of changes in women's experiences since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo committed to improving women's reproductive and sexual health and rights.  DHS data from 54 countries in all regions of the world are compared.  Dozens of DHS indicators are considered, including age at marriage, use of family planning, nutrition, access to health care, women's decision making and knowledge and prevalence of HIV/AIDS.  Online at: http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pdf/OD40/OD40.pdf

Lewis G and de Bernis L (Eds) Obstetric Fistula: Guiding Principles for Clinical Management and Programme Development, WHO 2006:   Despite its devastating impact on the lives of girls and women, obstetric fistula is still largely neglected in the developing world.  [Cross posting:  Development Gateway].  Online link:  http://www.endfistula.org/docs/who_obstetric_fistula.pdf

Truong T D, Poverty, gender and human trafficking in sub-Saharan Africa: Rethinking best practices in migration management,  Produced by: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (2006): "This report critically analyses the linkages between poverty, gender and human trafficking in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The report asserts that poverty is one of the primary factors that cause people, particularly women and children, to become victims of trafficking. And because human trafficking keeps victims in poverty, a vicious circle of poverty-human trafficking-poverty is perpetuated. The author also states that even though human trafficking is currently a priority issue for many governments, it remains a subject that is poorly understood, and there is a dearth of information on the magnitude of the problem. Also, knowledge about the intersection between migration and trafficking has not yet brought about any consensus on the underlying forces and their implications for the wellbeing of children and women.  [Source:  Eldis Gender Reporter] Online at:  http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001432/143227E.pdf

Bashford, P.  A Sense of Direction, The Trafficking of Women and Children from Nepal, A Report from Asha-Nepal, 2006: "With a growing awareness that beliefs, attitudes and the popular stance on trafficking of women and children from Nepal were second-hand, outdated and partisan, played down by government and overblown by others, the trustees of Asha-Nepal decided they needed a first-hand, current and thoroughly researched report. The report notes that, "The trafficking situation is now worse than ever, with the current state of Nepal exacerbating the inherent problems (corruption, poverty, discrimination against women, etc) that have allowed trafficking to proliferate. Against a background of Maoist conflict and political instability, rural people are facing intolerable poverty and desperation. Unemployment is rife, many girls don't go to school and, in any case, feel that education doesn't lead to a job. All this makes naïve girls and their families more vulnerable to traffickers' ploys." Download full document at: http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/ashan250806.pdf


Women's Edge Launches Campaign to End Violence Against Women Globally:  The Women's Edge Coalition, in partnership with Amnesty International USA and the Family Violence Prevention Fund, is proud to announce its new campaign to increase U.S. leadership to end gender-based violence globally. The campaign seeks to mobilize a wide cross-section of American society in support of stronger US policy to help end this gross violation of women's human rights.  Online link:  http://www.womensedge.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=280&Itemid=4

Campaign "How do we want to raise our children":  The international campaign: How do we want to raise our children? is organized by the Union of Slovak Mother Centers in cooperation with mine.  Currently more than 75 Mother Centers and grassroots women's groups and networks from 17 countries have joined the campaign.  The campaign aims to provide a platform for the development of family policy from the bottom up, giving visibility and a voice to the perspectives of parents on society and defining the issues where parents want more influence in shaping the environment for their children.  For more information visit:  http://www.mine.cc/files/bratislava.html

New Video:  Amnesty International's Stop Violence Against Women campaign has just launched a new video and we would like as many people as possible to watch it and take action! The video sends a very powerful message, one that needs to be heard, so please send the video to as many people as you can - friends, family, colleagues - and help Amnesty International to keep fighting for an end to violence against women. You can watch the video on: http://www.onemanfight.com <http://www.onemanfight.com/> 

JSTOR: is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. The journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines.  It will shortly be making its African-oriented journals freely available to African educational institutions. For information on JSTOR's Open Africa Initiative, see: http://www.jstor.org/about/africa/openafrica.html

Hurisearch:  HuriSearch is a HURIDOCS project. Its general objective is to facilitate access to human rights information on the web. HuriSearch is the only comprehensive search engine specialised in human rights information. It targets persons working with or interested in human rights, who need powerful search tools to access up-to-date and relevant information including: human rights monitors and researchers, students and academics, diplomats and persons working in international organisations, politicians and journalists.  Online at:  http://www.huridocs.org/hurisearch/


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

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative, 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.  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

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