[Svrilist] SVRI Resources and Publications 04 07

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Apr 24 12:01:25 SAST 2007

Dear SVRI List Member

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:  Grubaugh AL, Resick PA.  Posttraumatic Growth in Treatment-seeking Female Assault Victims. Psychiatr Q. 2007 Summer;78(2):145-55. PMID: 17380387 [PubMed - in process]

2:  Macy RJ, Nurius PS, Norris J.  Latent profiles among sexual assault survivors: implications for defensive coping and resistance. J Interpers Violence. 2007 May;22(5):543-65.  PMID: 17429022 [PubMed - in process]

3:  Rogers P, Davies M.  Perceptions of victims and perpetrators in a depicted child sexual abuse case: gender and age factors. J Interpers Violence. 2007 May;22(5):566-84. PMID: 17429023 [PubMed - in process]

4:  Al Mamun A, Alati R, O'Callaghan M, Hayatbakhsh MR, O'Callaghan FV, Najman JM, Williams GM, Bor W.  Does childhood sexual abuse have an effect on young adults' nicotine disorder (dependence or withdrawal)? Evidence from a birth cohort study. Addiction. 2007 Apr;102(4):647-54. PMID: 17286640 [PubMed - in process]

5:  El-Bassel N, Gilbert L, Wu E, Chang M, Gomes C, Vinocur D, Spevack T. Intimate partner violence prevalence and HIV risks among women receiving care in emergency departments: implications for IPV and HIV screening. Emerg Med J. 2007 Apr;24(4):255-9. PMID: 17384378 [PubMed - in process]

6:  Yamawaki N.  Rape perception and the function of ambivalent sexism and gender-role traditionality. J Interpers Violence. 2007 Apr;22(4):406-23. PMID: 17369444 [PubMed - in process]

7:  Flowe HD, Ebbesen EB, Putcha-Bhagavatula A.  Rape Shield Laws and Sexual Behavior Evidence: Effects of Consent Level and Women's Sexual History on Rape Allegations. Law Hum Behav. 2007 Apr;31(2):159-75. PMID: 16902812 [PubMed - in process]

8:  Ullman SE, Townsend SM.  Barriers to working with sexual assault survivors: a qualitative study of rape crisis center workers. Violence Against Women. 2007 Apr;13(4):412-43. PMID: 17420518 [PubMed - in process]

9:  Boland CA, McDermott SD, Ryan J.  Clothing damage analysis in alleged sexual assaults-The need for a systematic approach. Forensic Sci Int. 2007 Apr 11;167(2-3):110-5. PMID: 16889920 [PubMed - in process]

10:  McCann J, Miyamoto S, Boyle C, Rogers K.  Healing of Hymenal Injuries in Prepubertal and Adolescent Girls: A Descriptive Study. Pediatrics. 2007 Apr 9; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17420260 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

11:  Coker AL, Flerx VC, Smith PH, Whitaker DJ, Fadden MK, Williams M.  Intimate partner violence incidence and continuation in a primary care screening program. Am J Epidemiol. 2007 Apr 1;165(7):821-7. PMID: 17255117 [PubMed - in process]

12:  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. 2007 Apr;49(4):489-94. PMID: 17011075 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

13:  Blume A, Kidsley S, Tobin J, Davies G.  Improving the interface between family planning services and genitourinary medicine in Portsmouth, UK: a 'virtual corridor'. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2007 Apr;33(2):113-5. PMID: 17407680 [PubMed - in process]

14:  Bornstein BH, Kaplan DL, Perry AR.  Child abuse in the eyes of the beholder: Lay perceptions of child sexual and physical abuse. Child Abuse Negl. 2007 Apr 3; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17412422 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

15:  Hobbs CJ, Osman J.  Genital injuries in boys and abuse. Arch Dis Child. 2007 Apr;92(4):328-31. PMID: 17376938 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

16:  Orchard TR.  Girl, woman, lover, mother: Towards a new understanding of child prostitution among young Devadasis in rural Karnataka, India. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Apr 3; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17412471 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

17:  Banyard VL, Williams LM.  Women's voices on recovery: A multi-method study of the complexity of recovery from child sexual abuse. Child Abuse Negl. 2007 Mar 27; [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 17395261 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

18:  Aspelmeier JE, Elliott AN, Smith CH.  Childhood sexual abuse, attachment, and trauma symptoms in college females: The moderating role of attachment. Child Abuse Negl. 2007 Mar 26; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17391758 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Female Genital Mutilation, WHO:  The Department of Reproductive Health and Research is pleased to announce a new page on their web site offering consolidated information on research and activities addressing female genital mutilation.  Website:  http://www.who.int/reproductive-health/fgm/index.html

International Indigenous Women's Forum - IIWF/FIMI:  The International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI) is pleased to launch their updated website which is available both in English and Spanish. The website presents FIMI's mission and the history of the organization, and goes on to outline the history of the Indigenous Women's Movement. Website: http://indigenouswomensforum.org/

Legislation of Interpol Member States on Sexual Offences Against Children:  In order to set up a base document regarding legislation of the member countries of the International Criminal Police Organization-Interpol on child sex abuse, Interpol is asking member countries to provide them with a summary of the applicable legal texts regarding these offences. Replies received to date are available online at:  http://www.interpol.int/Public/Children/SexualAbuse/NationalLaws

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific –ESCAP:  UNESCAP works to end the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and youth in the region, thereby contributing to the empowerment of girls and women, which is called for in Millenium Development Goal 3.  Read More:  http://www.unescap.org/esid/gad/Issues/CSEC/index.asp

Family Violence Prevention Fund:  The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence. Read more: http://www.endabuse.org/about

Women's Feature Service:  The only international women's news/features syndicate, Women's Feature Service produces crisply-written features and opinions on development from a gender perspective. WFS has a global outlook, with writers from 40 countries and media clients all over the world. The articles brought out by WFS are published by small and large newspapers, magazines, journals and newsletters across the globe. WFS' wide range of clients ensures penetration at the grassroots, in small towns as well as metropolises, providing a wide coverage of issues and dissemination of information. Website: http://www.wfsnews.org <http://www.wfsnews.org/> 


Final Call for Papers - First International Conference in Africa on Child Sexual Abuse, 24-26 September, Kenya:  The First International Conference in Africa on Child Sexual Abuse to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 24 to 26 September 2007 is making a final call for papers for workshops and poster presentations. More details online at:  http://www.anppcan.org/new/news/1st%20international%20conference%20child%20abuse.htm


Global Forum on Migration and Development, 9-11 July 2007, Brussels, Belgium: On 9, 10 and 11 July 2007 the Belgian government will host the first meeting of the `Global Forum on Migration and Development'. The `Civil Society Forum on Migration and Development' on 9 July will gather a broad range of non-governmental actors to discuss the migration and development nexus and give input to the governmental discussions on the 10th and 11th of July. For more information and for the application process please visit http://www.gfmd-civil-society.org/index.html 

Fourth Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, October 29-31, 2007, Hyderabad, India:  The Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSH) will provide a platform for people with diverse perspectives, expertise and experience to exchange ideas, discuss and debate issues of concern, and learn from each other about sexual and reproductive health and rights, with specific reference to the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD1994). The theme of the Conference is "Exploring New Frontiers in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights". For more information, please visit http://www.4apcrsh.org <http://www.4apcrsh.org/> 

International coalition - World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, 19 November:  WWSF invites you to join the 2007 global campaign and to encourage your partners to do the same.  If you wish to join the 2007 coalition and take part in the next year Prize for prevention of child abuse, please complete the online registration form by 1 June 2007.  Website http://www.woman.ch/children/1-register.php


EADI Prize for Development Studies 2007:  The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) announces the 2007 prize for excellence in development research. The prize, worth €1 000, will be awarded for an essay on an issue of development studies in any field of the social sciences submitted and written by a postgraduate student from an EADI member country or attending a programme at an institutional member of the Association.  Entries due 31 May 2007.  Submissions guidelines online at: http://www.eadi.org/detail_page.phtml?page=eadi_prize_2007

Irish Aid and Gender page:  “We will work against gender-based violence with all our partners internationally. In humanitarian and conflict situations, we are committed to the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security which recognised the need for women to participate on equal terms with men at all levels and in all roles to promote peace and security.”  More information online at:  http://www.irishaid.gov.ie/development_gender.asp

[Note:  Summaries adapted or taken directly from source document/s]

Burma: A Worsening Crisis of Internal Displacement, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2007:  Internally displaced people also face a range of other protection problems such as lack of personal documentation, insecure land tenure and threats of sexual abuse. Local and international non-governmental organisations have documented widespread and continuing sexual violence against ethnic minority women by the military in Burma. Documentation gathered from Karen, Shan and Arakan states concludes that sexual violence is being systematically used as a weapon against the ethnic minority population. Read more:  http://www.internal-displacement.org/8025708F004CE90B/(httpCountrySummaries)/F24A7D089FB6F2CDC12572A0003CE77B?OpenDocument&count=10000

Violence Against Women: A Briefing Document on International Issues and Responses, Kelly, L. Lovett, J. & Regan L, British Council, 2007:  An updated and revised version of the original British Council Briefing Document published in 1999. This revised document is an introduction to definitions, scale and impact of violence against women, relationship with development and exploration of responses. Download at:  http://www.cwasu.org/publication_display.asp?type=2&pageid=PAPERS&itemkey=185

"Ideas on working with girls" A Resource Collection, Women, Ink. International Women’s Tribune Centre: Women, Ink., a project of the International Women’s Tribune Centre (IWTC), has compiled a resource collection of games, training manuals, workshop guides etc. for teachers, trainers and development workers who are working for and with girls.  Released at the 51st Commission on the Status of Women, the collection includes some 31 resources on various subjects including empowerment, HIV/AIDS, sexuality and reproductive health, violence against women, racism, self-esteem and leadership development etc.  For more information on the content of the CD and to download the resources go to: http://www.iwtc.org/6774.html

Let's End Violence against Women (Video), Leo Burnett, UNIFEM, 2007:  London-based advertising agency Leo Burnett produced this public service announcement (PSA) for UNIFEM. With a striking series of images, it reveals that violence against women is one of the most common forms of violence in the world. With a striking series of images, it reveals that violence against women is one of the most common forms of violence in the world. View online at:  http://www.unifem.org/resources/item_detail.php?ProductID=87

Antitrafficking Policies in Asia and the Russian Far East: A Comparative Perspective. Schuckman, E, Demokratizatsiya, Winter 2006:  Russia is currently the largest source country for trafficked women. Increases in unemployment after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the devaluation of the ruble, and a rise in organized crime have created a climate conducive to trafficking, especially in the impoverished Russian Far East (RFE). Many women are lured into trafficking rings by promises of legitimate work abroad, uninformed of the day-to-day activities that their job will entail. This article examines the trafficking situation in the RFE and its Asian neighbors.  Abstract: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3996/is_200601/ai_n16537201

Mairin Iwanka Raya: Indigenous Women Stand against Violence, FIMI Companion Report to the UN Secretary-General's Study on Violence against Women, International Indigenous Women’s Forum, 2006:  This report aims to incorporate a diverse array of Indigenous women’s experiences dealing with violence from different generations, regions, and communities around the world. It highlights promising practices in areas of research, political mobilizations, and community-based civil society organizations and outlines further challenges to securing Indigenous women’s right to a life free of violence.  Full report:  http://indigenouswomensforum.org/vaiwreport06.pdf

Toolkit for implementing and monitoring the East Asia and Pacific Regional Commitment and Action Plan against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, (ESCAP):  The Post-Yokohama Mid-Term Review of the East Asia and the Pacific Regional Commitment and Action Plan against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) was held in Bangkok from 8 to 10 November 2004. Three of the priorities identified as instrumental to the region’s progress in combating this egregious form of violence against children were the development of national plans of action, research on CSEC and the implementation of the CSEC Info database system. In response to this specific need, ESCAP has compiled the present toolkit, with the support of fellow Inter-agency Group members the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and ECPAT International1, for key actors working against CSEC in the region.  Toolkit available online at:  http://www.unescap.org/esid/gad/Issues/CSEC/CSEC%20Toolkit-2388.pdf


Stop Violence Against Women and Girls, IRC:  Women are raped every day—their bodies become battlegrounds in conflicts around the world. How can you help stop this violence? Join 12,292 others and the IRC in taking action..  As many as 50,000 women were raped during the war in Bosnia. During conflicts in West Africa thousands of young girls were kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery and prostitution. Rape is rampant in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where as in so many other places it is again being used as a weapon of war, a tactic used to terrorize, destroy and humiliate communities, its impact devastating. There is a new Congress in Washington. It’s time to tell elected representatives that violence against women and girls must stop now. Add your voice and join the fight – sign the petition online:  http://ga3.org/campaign/stopviolence/i3u63884pxjeixx?


Human Development Adviser (Gender) / Secretariat Of The Pacific Community / Closing date is 31 May 2007.  Read More:  http://www.spc.int/corp/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=83&Itemid=80

Consultant: Technical Advisor / UNIFEM / Maputo, Mozambique / Closing date: April 27, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 360]  Read more:  http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=1568

Program Coordinator, Citizenship and Statelessness Project / Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA) / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: May 05, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 360]  Read more:  http://www.soros.org/about/careers

HIV and AIDS Coordinator / Oxfam GB / Maputo, Mozambique / Closing date: May 04, 2007. / Ref.: INT2122 [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 360]  Read more:  http://www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs/index.htm

Gender and E-Learning Consultant / INSTRAW / Dominican Republic / Closing date: April 30, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 360]  Read more:  http://www.un-instraw.org => "Opportunities."

Gender and Governance (GG) Program Coordinator / WEDO / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: April 27, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 360]  Read more:  http://www.wedo.org/aboutus.aspx?mode=jobs#Jobs

Gender Adviser, P-3 / The United Nations / Bissau, Guinea-Bissau / Closing date: May 13, 2007. / Vacancy Announcement Number:  07-SOC-PMSS-413986-R-BISSAU [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 360]  All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible. To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account (please visit: http://jobs.un.org).

Deputy Country Representative and Senior Health Program Manager / Pact / Yangon, Myanmar / Closing date: April 27, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 360]  Read more:  http://www.pactworld.org/career/positions/deputy_countryrep.htm

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