[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 18 01 07

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jan 18 10:02:41 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 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
2.  Call for Proposals/Papers
3.  Conferences, Meetings, Trainings
4.  Vacancies

1.  Resources

Services for victim/survivors of sexual assault, Identifying needs,
interventions and provision of services in Australia, Issues Paper No.
6, Astbury, J., Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2006:  Services
for victim/survivors of sexual assault - Identifying needs,
interventions and provision of services in Australia. This paper
summarises the international and national literature that exists on
sexual assault services. It focuses on the needs of victim/survivors, on
existing interventions, and data on the services that currently provide
these interventions. Online link at:

The Demand for Victims Of Sex Trafficking,  Hughes, M.  Women's Studies
Programme, University of Rhode Island, 2007:  "To date, discussion of
the "demand side" of sex trafficking has focused on the men who purchase
sex acts.1 This report will expand the conceptualization of "the demand"
to include two additional components: the exploiters - the traffickers
and pimps - and the state. The purpose is to bring a better
understanding to the factors that lead to the exploitation and sexual
enslavement of women and children around the world. Download document
at:  http://www.uri.edu/artsci/wms/hughes/demand_for_victims.pdf

Methods and Systems for the Assessment and Monitoring of Sexual Violence
and Exploitation in Conflict Situations,  Social Science Research
Council, A technical consultation produced for UNFPA and WHO, 2006:  On
behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA), the Social Science Research Council convened a
Technical Consultation on Methods & Systems for the Assessment and
Monitoring of Sexual Violence and Exploitation in Conflict Situations in
New York City, December 15-16, 2005. The goal was to initiate the design
of a standardized system for the assessment, monitoring, and reporting
of sexual violence and exploitation (SVE) in conflict affected
situations.  This report is the product of these consultations.  Report
available on line at:

If I Had One More Day: Findings and Recommendations from the Washington
State Domestic Violence Fatality Review, State Coalition Against
Domestic Violence. 2006/7:  One-third of the 320 domestic homicide
deaths in Washington State in the past decade were murder-suicides, and
another twelve abusers killed themselves after attempting a homicide. If
I Had One More Day: Findings and Recommendations from the Washington
State Domestic Violence Fatality Review tracks domestic violence
fatalities from January 1, 1997 to June 30, 2006, finding that in nearly
half the homicides committed by an abuser, the victim had left, divorced
or separated from him, or was attempting to end the relationship. The
report concludes that the process of petitioning for a civil protection
order is a critical point of intervention for domestic violence victims.
Authors say victims need safety planning information and referrals to
domestic violence resources. For full report go to:

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Child Sexual Abuse in the
Pacific: A Regional Report, 2006:  This Document was prepared for
UNICEF, UNESCAP and ECPAT International by the Pacific Regional Rights
Resource Team. 2006.   Direct Link to Report:

Toolkit to Combat Trafficking in Persons: Global Programme Against
Trafficking In Human Beings, UN 2006:   The present Toolkit was prepared
because there is still much to be learned about what works best to
prevent and combat human trafficking under various circumstances. It
presents a selection of conceptual, legislative and organizational tools
in use in different parts of the world. Download at:

Poverty, Gender and Human Trafficking in Sub-Saharan Africa: Rethinking
Best Practices in Migration Management, UNESCO, 2006:  Human
trafficking, often qualified as the 'modern day slavery', is caused by
human rights violations embodied in poverty while it also contributes to
increased deprivation.  This report tries to unpack the
interconnectedness between human trafficking and poverty in Sub-Saharan
Africa, based on a critical analysis of migration processes in relation
to human rights abuse.  Full report online at:

2.  Call for Proposals/Papers:

The International Women's Development Agency (IWDA):  IDWA calls for
project proposals for the 2007/2008 financial year. Please note only
limited funds are available, and are restricted to Aus$15 000 in the
first year. Proposals need to be received by the office no later than
*15 February 2007*. Please check the website for the online funding
application process, which stipulates further criteria for project
proposals, as well as the proposal format,

Gender, Development and the Media - Gender & Development Journal -
Oxfam:  The November 2007 issue of Gender & Development journal will
look at gender, development and the media.  For more information about
Gender & Development, including guidelines for contributors, please
visit http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_we_do/issues/gender/gad/index.htm

3.  Conferences, Meetings, Trainings

Invitation For Applications For Short-Term Researcher Associateships,
2007, Building Capacity for Feminist Research in Africa: Gender,
Sexuality and Politics, Cape Town, South Africa:  The African Gender
Institute (AGI) has received funding from the International Development
Research Centre and from the Ford Foundation to support a programme of
intensive capacity-building for African-based researchers, with an
interest in feminism, gender and sexuality. The aims of the programme
are to stimulate strong, African-based, research which takes issues of
sexuality and gender seriously and to support current African research
initiatives through offering in-depth opportunity to develop conceptual
and methodological tools for African feminist writers and researchers
relatively new to issues of sexuality.  Applications are due in by 19
February 2007.  For full listing please email me off-list at
svri at mrc.ac.za

Joint European Master's Degree in Women's and Gender Studies:  The
European Master Degree in Women's and Gender Studies is
multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programme that provides high
quality academic education and professional competences for personnel
working or intending to work in the areas of women's studies, gender
studies and equal opportunities across Europe. Application procedure for
Academic Year 2007 - 2008 is now open.  For more information visit:

Training:  Women's Human Rights: Building A Peaceful World In An Era Of
Globalization, An International Human Rights Education Institute, May 22
to June 29, 2007.  For more information visit:

Invitation: The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights Seminar on The Status
of Arab Women as Reported by the Arab Human Development Report, Cairo -
Maadi Sofitel - Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 10 am.  For more
information visit the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights:
http://www.ecwronline.org/english/index.htm or contact: ecwr at link.net

4.  Vacancies

Program Coordinator, HIV/Aids Programme / Social Science Research
Council / New York / Position open until filled. For more information go
to: http://www.ssrc.org/inside/employment/program_coordinator.page

Gender Advisers for Deployment in Humanitarian Emergencies / Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC), in cooperation with the IASC Sub-Working Group on
Gender in Humanitarian Action / Closing date:  31. January 2007 More
information available on line at:

ADVISOR, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT / Gender Links, Johannesburg, South Africa
/ Closing date for applications:  Friday 26 January 2007.  For more
information visit:  www.genderlinks.org.za

EDITOR AND PUBLICATIONS MANAGER / Gender Links, Johannesburg, South
Africa / Closing date for applications:  Friday 26 January 2007.  For
more information visit:  www.genderlinks.org.za

GENDER AND MEDIA RESEARCH MANAGER / Gender Links, Johannesburg, South
Africa / Closing date for applications:  Friday 26 January 2007.  For
more information visit:  www.genderlinks.org.za


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