[Svrilist] SVRI Update: Resources and Publications

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Sep 7 11:58:43 SAST 2006

Dear SVRI list members

To follow is our SVRI Update which includes a list of online resources 
and other information 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 <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>.  Please note that the SVRI web 
site is updated regularly. It provides information about the SVRI and 
contains links to documents and other resources on sexual violence and 
sexual violence research. It is also possible to join and contact the 
SVRI through the site at: http://www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/>

This SVRI Update includes resources information under the following headings

1.  Resources and Publications
2.  Sexual Violence and Advocacy
3.  Research Funding Opportunities
4.  Vacancies
5.  Consultancy
6.  Conferences/Meetings/Courses

*1.  Resources and Publications:*

*Papua New Guinea: Violence Against Women: Not Inevitable, Never 
Acceptable! Amnesty International, September 2006: * Online at:   

*Ending Child Marriage: A Guide for Global Policy Action,  IPPF, UNFPA, 
2006:  *Tackling child marriage is a daunting but possible task, 
requiring political will and proactive multi-faceted strategies at the 
international, national and community levels. Ending Child Marriage: A 
Guide for Global Policy Action is part of a wider advocacy strategy to 
raise awareness on child marriage and its effects on communities.  
Available online at:  

*Abuse Among Child Domestic Workers: A research study in West Bengal, 
Save the Children, 2006:* This study reveals shockingly high levels of 
emotional, physical and sexual abuse among children working as domestic 
helpers in other people's homes in Calcutta. More than 50,000 children 
are employed in this kind of work in the Indian city and the study - 
carried out by Save the Children over a four-year period in six 
districts of West Bengal - found that these children were routinely 
subjected to many different forms of abuse from unsafe working 
conditions and lack of food to being beaten, deliberately burnt or 
sexually abused. To access full report visit: 

*Action To Prevent Child Trafficking In South Eastern Europe: A 
Preliminary Assessment, by Mike Dottridge Published by Terre des hommes 
Foundation together with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 2006:*  
This report outlines some key findings and recommendations from an 
assessment of the efforts to prevent child trafficking in South Eastern 
Europe. Its main purpose is to increase understanding of the work on 
prevention of child trafficking, by looking at the effectiveness of 
different approaches and their impacts.  Available online at:  

Afghanistan: uncounted and discounted, UNIFEM Afghanistan, Child Rights 
Information Network (CRIN) (2006):* * * There has been limited research 
regarding the nature and extent of violence against women in 
Afghanistan. The service-based research carried out for this report 
seeks to begin to fill this void. For the purpose of this study, UNIFEM 
Afghanistan analysed data collected by organisations and agencies 
working throughout the country. Through this study, UNIFEM seeks to 
raise awareness about violence against women by shedding light on the 
types of violence being committed against women, the victims and 
perpetrators of such violence, the manner in which data is collected on 
violence against women, and the way referrals are being made. Available 
online at: http://www.eldis.org/cf/rdr/rdr.cfm?doc=DOC22559

*Rights of the Child:  Report of the independent expert for the United 
Nations study on violence against children, 2006:* "This report, which 
is based on the in-depth study of Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, independent 
expert appointed by the Secretary-General pursuant to General-Assembly 
resolution 57/90 of 2002, provides a global picture of violence against 
children and proposes recommendations to prevent and respond to this 
issue. It provides information on the incidence of various types of 
violence against children within the family, schools, alternative care 
institutions and detention facilities, places where children work and 
communities.  The Study was prepared through a participatory process 
which included regional, subregional and national consultations, expert 
thematic meetings and field visits. Many Governments also provided 
comprehensive responses to a questionnaire transmitted to them by the 
independent expert in 2004." Available on line at:  

*Measuring Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and Perpetration: A 
Compendium of Assessment Tools, NCIPC, CDC, 2006:** * This compendium 
provides researchers and prevention specialists with a set of assessment 
tools with demonstrated reliability and validity for measuring the 
self-reported incidence and prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence 
victimization and perpetration. Although the compendium includes more 
than 20 scales, it is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of 
available measures. The information is presented to help researchers and 
practitioners make informed decisions when choosing scales to use in 
their work. 
The Dynamics Of Honor Killings In Turkey, Prospects for Action: 
*Available in Turkish.  Online Link:  
<http://www.un.org.tr/UN2/index.php?LNG=2&ID=0>, or download *.pdf 
Domestic violence against women in Bangladesh, Health and Science 
Bulletin (English) Vol. 4 No. 2 Jun 2006:*  "Researchers undertook 
qualitative research and a population based survey on 3,130 women of 
reproductive age (15-49 years) in urban and rural areas of Bangladesh to 
study the prevalence and consequences of domestic violence against women 
and their coping strategies. Sixty percent of women reported ever being 
physically or sexually abused during their lives. Their husbands were 
the most common perpetrator. Two-thirds of the abused women have never 
talked about their experience of violence and almost none accessed 
formal services for support. To address this major public health 
problem, the prevailing attitudes that permit and encourage male 
violence against women must be directly addressed. (Adapted from 
authors)"  Online link: 
Preventing unsafe abortions and its consequences: priorities for 
research and action,** * Warriner, I.; Shah, I.,  Produced by: Alan 
Guttmacher Institute (2006):  This book is a collection of papers that 
critically examine the available evidence on unsafe abortions. The 
papers look at the issue of unsafe abortion on a regional level, and 
address issues of human rights as a tool for improving women's access to 
safer reproductive health services. The theoretical and medical issues 
relating to research are also addressed, including the traditional and 
emerging issues on this topic.  Available online at: 

*Empowering young women to lead change,  UNFPA, (2006):** * Empowering 
Young Women to Lead Change is an easy to follow resource manual designed 
to enable young women to prepare and facilitate training on a host of 
issues that are important to them. A joint publication of the World YWCA 
and UNFPA, the manual was developed by young women and contains modules 
on young women's leadership, economic justice, HIV and AIDS, human 
rights, peace, self esteem and body image, sexual and reproductive 
health and violence against women.  The workshop guides included in each 
module are designed to enable young women to successfully lead fun and 
engaging workshops without need for 'expert facilitators'. [adapted from 
author] Available online at: 
Strengthening Resistance: Confronting Violence Against Women and 
HIV/AIDS, *Cynthia Rothschild, Mary Anne Reilly and Sara A. Nordstrom, 
Center for Women's Global Leadership 2006. A new report that focuses on 
the points of intersection in the social, political and public health 
crises of violence against women and HIV/AIDS. Strengthening Resistance 
is designed as an overview of the most salient issues, and is meant for 
activists and policy makers alike who may be familiar with HIV/AIDS, 
violence against women or human rights - but not necessarily the nexus 
across all of these areas. The publication costs $6.95 plus $5.00 for 
shipping and handling.  Prepayment is required. Please contact Women, 
Ink., 777 UN Plaza, NY, NY 10017 USA; Phone: (1-212) 687-8633; Fax: 
(1-212) 661-2704; Email: MaryWong at iwtc.org <mailto:MaryWong at iwtc.org>
UNIFEM Annual Report 2005-2006:** * The Annual Report documents UNIFEM's 
work to foster women's empowerment and gender equality around the world. 
The 2005-2006 report celebrates UNIFEM's 30th anniversary, highlighting 
the organization's accomplishments over the past "30 Years of Challenge, 
30 Years of Change." It provides examples of UNIFEM's initiatives around 
the world to defend women's human rights, promote their political 
participation, empower them to participate in the global market, and 
combat gender-based violence.  Online link:  
Early Marriage: A Harmful Traditional Practice,  UNICEF, 2005:** * Child 
marriage is a violation of human rights, compromising the development of 
girls and often resulting in early pregnancy and social isolation. Young 
married girls face onerous domestic burdens, constrained decision-making 
and reduced life choices. Using data from the Demographic and Household 
Surveys, this publication estimates the prevalence of child marriage and 
seeks to identify and understand the factors associated with child 
marriage and cohabitation. The statistical linkages identified can help 
programmers promote delayed marriage and use advocacy and 
behaviour-change campaigns to prevent child marriage. (Source: WUNRN).  
Online link:  http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_26024.html
Closing Remarks By Stephen Lewis, Un Special Envoy For Hiv/Aids In 
Africa, At The Xvi International Aids Conference, Toronto, Canada:** * 
In Stephen Lewis's last speech as UN Envoy for HIV and AIDS to the 
International HIV/AIDS conference in Toronto in August 2006 he comments 
on areas that have previously been of political controversy in the 
approach to the prevention of HIV/AIDS, including abstinence-only 
programmes, harm reduction programmes, circumcision, microbicides and 
nutrition and to the South African response to AIDS. He gives particular 
emphasis on gender and child inequalities in the acquisition and 
management of HIV/AIDS.  Online at:  

*2.  Sexual Violence and Advocacy*

*Communicating health research: how should evidence affect policy and 
practice?* Healthlink Worldwide 2006,  This article reviews the 
complexities of research-policy dynamics, and suggests ways of bringing 
the research process closer to the point of decision making.  Online 
link:  http://www.crin.org/resources/infodetail.asp?id=10043
Uganda: Violence Against Children:*   A five district study conducted 
last year in Uganda revealed staggering levels of violence against 
children -- at home, school and in the community. The new media campaign 
uses radio, television and newspaper to open up the issue of violence 
against children and get people talking!  http://www.raisingvoices.org

*Gender for Journalists Toolkit, *Trish Williams, produced by the 
Commonwealth Press Union (CPU), 2006.   It's 'homemaker', not 
'housewife'; 'domestic worker', not 'maid'; and 'flight attendant', not 
'stewardess'. These are some of the guidelines offered to journalists in 
a new online training toolkit focusing on the coverage of gender-related 
issues.  'Gender for Journalists' includes eight chapters focusing on 
gender-related media trends and research resources such as 'Gender 
Violence', 'Women's Inequality', 'Gender Tools' and 'Gender Agenda'.  
[source: Pacwin] The toolkit can be accessed on 

*3.   Research Funding Opportunities:*
The 2006 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition:** * This is 
the last call for submissions for the 2006 round of the Global 
Development Awards and Medals Competition. Prizes in cash and travel of 
over US $200,000 to be won! Finalists are invited to GDN's Annual Global 
Development Conference in Beijing, China in January 2007. Submissions 
can be for a new research proposal or for a completed research paper. 
The last day to apply is September 17, 2006.  For more information and 
how to apply go to:http://www.gdnet.org

*4.  Vacancies*
Senior Gender Affairs Officer, *P-5 / The United Nations / Khartoum, 
Sudan / Closing date: September 05, 2006.  SEE FULL DESCRIPTION OF 
RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMPETENCIES AT:  http://jobs.un.org => ''Social 
(Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs Issue 329)
Soul Beat Africa, DIRECTOR:** * Soul Beat Africa is looking for a 
director to lead and manage the organisation as it becomes a 
self-standing South African NGO.  The successful candidate will be 
responsible for the growth and development of Soul Beat Africa's network 
of users, on-line content and interactive processes as well as the 
strategic direction of Soul Beat in Africa.  The successful applicant 
must have a relevant university degree with 4 - 8 years experience at a 
senior level in development communication.  Experience in online 
publishing will be considered an asset.  He or she must have a strong 
knowledge of development issues in Africa, have proven leadership skills 
and be very proficient in English.  He / she must be a Southern African 
citizen. Should you be interested in the above position please send 
applications and CV preferably by e-mail to:  to Nellie Phiri 
Nellie at soulcity.org.za <mailto:Nellie at soulcity.org.za> or by regular 
mail c/o Nellie Phiri, Soul City P.O Box 1290 Houghton 2041, Fax Number 
011 643 6253.  Closing date 17 September. 

*5.  Consultancy*

*Consultant, ''Culture and Violence Against Women'*' / The Office of the 
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).  The Office of the UN 
High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is looking for a consultant 
to assist the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women with her 
study on ''Culture and Violence Against Women''. Please send any 
relevant information, urgently, to our OHCHR colleague, Mr.Jan 
Hessbruegge, who assists the Special Rapporteur, at:  
(jhessbruegge at ohchr.org <mailto:jhessbruegge at ohchr.org>). (Source: AWID 
Resource Net: Jobs Issue 329)
7.  Conferences/Meetings/Courses*

*UK:  Women and Girls:  Violence against women - issues research and 
policy course:  * The course, facilitated by the Child and Woman Abuse 
Study Unit (CWASU), will cover: violence against women: frameworks, 
framings and methods; intimate partner violence; rape and sexual 
assault; harmful traditional practices in a globalised world; sexual 
exploitation; issues and debates. Delivered over five days, the first 
two days will focus on a critical engagement with theories, definitions 
and research methods, including a historical overview of feminist theory 
in relation to violence against women. Subsequent sessions will explore 
specific forms of violence against women. Course will run from 
09/10/2006 to 10/10/2006.  For more information visit:  

*Analysing The Law From Gender Perspective - Gender Based Violence Legal 
Training:  *The training will take place in Belgrade, from 13-19 
November 2006.  Training is organized by Center for prevention of 
domestic violence. Three experts will conduct the training.  Training 
fee is 300 euro + transportation and hotel costs (breakfast, lunch and 
dinner are included). Hotel costs are approximately from 55-65 euros per 
day (depending on what room you prefer - single or double). Limited 
number of financial aid is still available.  For additional information 
please contact Mirjana Tejic at tejicm at eunet.yu <mailto:tejicm at eunet.yu> 
or + 381 63 7041 979. Please send a motivation letter with personal 
details and CV included.  Application deadline: September 15th 2006.
EGYPT: CODESRIA 2006 GENDER SYMPOSIUM:*  In the period since the 
beginning of the 1990s, CODESRIA has been at the forefront of the quest 
to harness the efforts of African scholars in both extending the 
frontiers of knowledge production around issues of gender, and doing so 
in a manner that ensures that for as many  scholars as are active in its 
networks and at other African sites of  scholarly work, gender is 
integrated into their frames of analyses. (Source:  Pamabazuka News 267) 

*Health and Human Rights, 6-17 November, 2006, *Department of Tropical 
Hygiene and Public Health, University Hospital Heidelberg:  This course 
covers the general concepts and principles of human rights, their 
relationship to and impact within the health sector.  For the course 
description and registration information go to:  

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