[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 11 12 07

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Dec 11 19:34:08 SAST 2007

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 <mailto: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 Sexual Violence Research Initiative visit www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/>  

Today's SVRI Update includes the following:
[Summaries directly taken or adapted from source]

I. Websites
II.  Online Resources and Publications
III. Journal Articles
IV.  Events
V. Funding Links
VI.  Vacancies

I.  Websites

The Men's Bibliography:  A comprehensive bibliography of writing on men, masculinities, gender, and sexualities. Website:  http://www.xyonline.net/downloads/MenandgenderResources.doc.

HuriSearch:  Developed by HURIDOCS, HuriSearch is the first and only comprehensive search engine specialized in human rights. It provides direct full text search of over 4000 human rights websites. Currently over 3'100'000 pages are indexed. Website: http://www.hurisearch.org/

Twenty Key Chinese Websites on Gender and Development, Report No. 69 Feng Yuan, BRIDGE 2005:  This paper presents twenty-one recent writings in Chinese which provide a variety of information on gender. These include official, academic and activist writings from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. They are categorized by geographical area, and listed in alphabetical order according to the first letter of pinyin of the author /editor. [Source:  Siyanda] Visit: http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/non-english.htm#chinese

Stop Domestic Violence Network (in Chinese):  This website belongs to the Network / Research Centre for Combating Domestic Violence of the China Law Society. The Network pushes for legal reform on domestic violence through research, intervention, and media. [Source:  Siyanda] Website: http://www.stopdv.org.cn/cn/index.asp

II. Online Resources and Publications

Engaging Men and Boys in Changing Gender-Based Inequity in Health: Evidence from programme interventions. Gary Barker, Christine Ricardo, and Marcos Nascimento, Geneva: World Health Organization, 2007: This review assessed the effectiveness of 58 programmes seeking to engage men and boys in achieving gender equality and equity in health. The evidence is encouraging that men and boys can be engaged in health interventions with a gender perspective and that they change attitudes and behaviour as a result, but most of the programmes are small in scale and short in duration. [Source: Prevent Connect] Read more:   www.who.int/gender/documents/Engaging_men_boys.pdf 

Engaging Men and Boys to Achieve Gender Equality: How can we build on what we have learned? International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Instituto Promundo, 2007: The ICRW and Instituto Promundo recently organized a seminar, "Engaging Men and Boys in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Ending Gender-Based Violence: How Can We Build on What We Have Learned?" to examine the current state of work with men and boys in the field of health care, especially reproductive and sexual health. [Source: Prevent Connect] Full report on the seminar is available online:  http://www.promundo.org.br/296?locale=en_US

UN Commission on the Status of Women - Report - 51st Session - 2007:  The fifty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place from 26 February to 9 March 2007. In accordance with its multi-year programme of work for 2007-2009, the Commission considered "The elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child" as its priority theme. [Source: WUNRN] Download full report online at:  http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/51sess.htm

Gender Based Violence. Terry G, Hoare J (Eds) Oxfam, 2007:  This book brings together some of the most interesting and innovative work being done to tackle gender-based violence in various sectors, world regions, and socio-political contexts. Articles cover a wide range of manifestations of gender-based violence, including femicide, or the murder of women because they are women, domestic and sexual violence, female genital mutilation or cutting, the sexual exploitation of girls at school, and trafficking for prostitution.  Download chapters online at:  http://publications.oxfam.org.uk/oxfam/display.asp?ISBN=9780855986025

Trafficking in Human Beings, Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), 2007:  Background paper on trafficking in human beings developed by DCAF.  [Source: WUNRN] Download online at:  http://www.dcaf.ch/publications/kms/details.cfm?lng=en&id=44906&nav1=4

Gender, Sexuality, Rights and HIV: an overview for community sector organisations. ICASO 2007:  This document developed by ICASO is a resource for NGOs and CBOs to build greater understanding of how gender and sexuality determine vulnerability to HIV. The document also highlights major human rights declarations, treaties and recommendations that can be used by individuals and associations to advocate for their rights and hold decision makers accountable to their commitments.  Download online at:  http://www.icaso.org/advocacy_briefings.html#gender

Exploring the intersections between HIV and Violence Against Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, Dinys Luciano, Development Connections, 2007. This document is in Spanish. [Source: Development Connections www.dvcn.org] Online at: http://www.dvcn.org/Documents/InterseccionesVIHVCM2.pdf 

National strategies on HIV and VAW: a challenge that cannot be delayed in Latin America and the Caribbean, Dinys Luciano, Development Connections, 2007: This document is in Spanish. [Source: Development Connections www.dvcn.org] Online at:  http://www.dvcn.org/Documents/PlanesNacVIHVCM4.pdf 

Negotiating Culture: Intersections of Culture & Violence Against Women in Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, 2006:  This document presents the Report of the Asia Pacific NGO Consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Yakin Erturk, held in Mongolia, in September 2006. The report details the proceedings of the consultation and provides in depth presentations on different aspects of 'culture' and its effect on women and violence against women as well as sets out effective strategies for addressing culture at the community, national and international level.  [Source: WUNRN] Download online at:  http://www.apwld.org/pb_negotiatingculture.htm

III.  Journal Articles

Methodological issues in the study of violence against women. Ruiz-Pérez I, Plazaola-Castaño J, Vives-Cases C. J Epidemiol Community Health; 61(Suppl 2): ii26-ii31, 2007:  The objective of this paper is to review the methodological issues that arise when studying violence against women as a public health problem, focusing on intimate partner violence (IPV), since this is the form of violence that has the greatest consequences at a social and political level. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_80063_12

Dating conflicts: rethinking dating violence and youth conflict. Adelman M, Kil SH. Violence Against Women; 13(12): 1296-318. 2007: Dating couples are tied to each other's friends who have expectations about dating, such as who constitutes an acceptable date and how to balance friendship and dating.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_80065_20

Men's self-definitions of abusive childhood sexual experiences, and potentially related risky behavioral and psychiatric outcomes. Holmes WC. Child Abuse Neglect 2007: The aim of this study is to estimate how many heterosexual and gay/bisexual men self-define abusive childhood sexual experiences (CSEs) to be childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and to assess whether CSA self-definition is associated with risky behavioral and psychiatric outcomes in adulthood. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_79970_20

Myths about the Country Walk case. Cheit RE, Mervis D. J Child Sex Abuse; 16(3): 95-116. 2007: The Country Walk case in Dade County, Florida was long considered a model for how to prosecute a multi-victim child sexual abuse case involving young children. In the past 10 years, however, a contrary view has emerged that the case was tainted by improper interviewing and was likely a false conviction.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_79928_20

Patriarchy matters: toward a gendered theory of teen violence and victimization. Brown LM, Chesney-Lind M, Stein N. Violence Against Women; 13(12): 1249-73. 2007: This article explores the role that the sex-gender system plays in shaping both the violence and victimization of girls.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_80011_20

Violence against girls provokes girls' violence: from private injury to public harm. Schaffner L. Violence Against Women; 13(12): 1229-48. 2007: Young women adjudicated delinquent in juvenile court report suffering inordinate amounts of emotional, physical, and sexual trauma in early childhood and adolescence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_80010_20

Violence and desire in Beijing: a young Chinese woman's strategies of resistance in father daughter incest and dating relationships. Xiying Wang, Ho PS. Violence Against Women; 13(12): 1319-38. 2007: In Mainland China, there is a lack of public awareness of and systematic research on dating violence and incest. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_80040_20

Efficacy of a group intervention for adult women survivors of sexual abuse. Hébert M, Bergeron M. J Child Sex Abus.;16(4):37-61. 2007: This study evaluates the effects of a group intervention for women sexually abused in childhood or adulthood.  [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/haworth/jcsa/2007/00000016/00000004/art00003

Intimate Partner Violence Exposure and Change in Women's Physical Symptoms Over Time. Gerber MR, Wittenberg E, Ganz ML, et al J Gen Intern Med. Nov 28, 2007: The aim of the study is to examine the change in women's self-reported physical symptoms over 2 time points in relation to intimate partner violence (IPV) exposure.   [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=18043981&ordinalpos=53&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum 

Health outcomes in women with physical and sexual intimate partner violence exposure. Bonomi AE, Anderson ML, Rivara FP, Thompson RS, J Women's Health, Sep;16(7):987-97. 2007:  The aim of this study is to examine health outcomes in women with exposure to physical intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual IPV or sexual and physical IPV and the added health burden of sexual IPV.  Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=17903075&ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVAbstractPlus

IV.  Events

Call for Papers: Human Rights Symposium April 11-12, 2008, Connecting the Dots:  Filling the gaps in human trafficking research, Graduate School of International Studies , University of Denver, USA:  The Center on Rights Development is pleased to announce the 2008 CORD Symposium Call for Papers. The Symposium will focus on developments in the fields of human trafficking, forced labor, and modern slavery. Deadline for Submissions: January 18, 2008. For more information visit:  http://www.du.edu/gsis/cord/

V.  Funding links

Hivos Fund: Global, Rolling Deadline:  Hivos provides financial and political support to local private organisations in more than thirty countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and South-Eastern Europe. The activities of these organisations centre around the five Hivos policy themes: economy and credit facilities, culture and the arts, women and development, sustainable development, human rights and AIDS. [Source: AWID Announcements: Week of 05 December 2007] For further information, please visit http://www.hivos.nl/virtualoffice/virtual_office/application

VI.  Vacancies

Gender Advisers for Deployment in Humanitarian Emergencies - GenCap / Reference no.: 261270887 / Deadline for application: 16.01.2008 / For more information visit:  https://www.webcruiter.no/wcmain/advertviewpublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=261270887&culture_id=EN&company_id=23109900

Country Programme Manager / UNIFEM / Dili, Timor Leste / Closing date: December 26, 2007. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 December 2007] More information online at: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=3239

Consultant, Menstrual Hygiene Needs in Crises, Reproductive Health (RH) Program / Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children / Closing date: January 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 December 2007] More information online at: http://www.womenscommission.org/about/employment/menhyg.php

Gender Skills Training Officers / Oxfam GB / Manchester, Glasgow, UK / Closing date: January 05, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 December 2007] More information online at: http://www.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_oxfam.asp, Ref.: INT2489, or (http://www.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_oxfam.asp?newms=jj=26487  

Project Manager - Gender Works / Oxfam GB / Manchester, UK / Closing date: January 05, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 December 2007] More information online at: http://www.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_oxfam.asp Ref.: INT2488, or http://www.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_oxfam.asp?newms=jj=26486

Policy Officer / European Women's Lobby / Brussels, Belgium / Closing date: December 20, 2007. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 December 2007] More information online at: http://www.womenlobby.org

Internships / European Women's Lobby / Brussels, Belgium / Closing date: December 20, 2007. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 December 2007] More information online at:  http://www.womenlobby.org

Online Outreach and Communications Internship-Spring 2008 / Women's Edge Coalition / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 December 2007] More information online at:  http://www.womensedge.org

Women, Faith and Development Alliance Internship / Women's Edge Coalition / Washington, DC, USA / Apply ASAP. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 December 2007] More information online at:  http://www.womensedge.org

Women, Faith and Development Alliance Coordinator / Women's Edge Coalition / Washington, DC, USA / Apply ASAP. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 December 2007] More information online at:  www.womensedge.org.

Head of Fundraising and Communications / WOMANKIND Worldwide / London, UK / Closing date: December 17, 2007. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 December 2007]  Download the job description and application pack: http://www.womankind.org.uk/jobs-internships.html

Senior Specialist, Gender Equality and Health / International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / New Delhi, India. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 December 2007] More information online at:  http://www.icrw.org/html/jobs/jobs.htm, or http://www.icrw.org/html/jobs/Senior_Specialist_Gender_Equality_Health_india.htm

Executive Director / The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) / Geneva, Switzerland / Deadline extended to: December 19, 2007. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 December 2007] More information online at:  http://www.cohre.org/view_page.php?page_id=175 <https://bagend.mrc.ac.za/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.cohre.org/view_page.php?page_id=175> 



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