[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 30 July 07

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Jul 30 11:25:35 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 Sexual Violence Research Initiative visit www.svri.org

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

I. Online Resources and Publications
II.  Events
III. Funding Links
IV. Vacancies

I. Resources and Publications:

Third Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Report
2007, WHO, 2007:  This report reviews the progress that has been made in
the field of violence prevention since the October 2002 launch of the
World Report on Violence and Health. It sets out what WHO and its
partners can do over the next 5 years to expand violence prevention
programming and to demonstrate the impact of violence prevention.
Download the full report online at:

Drug facilitated sexual assault. Srp Arh Celok Lek; 135(3-4): 240-2.
2007: In line with the fact that there is little information regarding
drug facilitated sexual assault in national medical literature, the
authors aimed to prepare a review of the phenomenon based on available
international references.  [Source: SafetyLit: 30 July 2007]  Full

School-based education programmes for the prevention of child sexual
abuse. Zwi K, Woolfenden S, Wheeler D, O'Brien T, Tait P, Williams K.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev; 3: CD004380. 2007:  Child sexual abuse is a
significant problem that requires an effective means of prevention. This
study aims to assess: if school-based programmes are effective in
improving knowledge about sexual abuse and self-protective behaviours;
whether participation results in an increase in disclosure of sexual
abuse and/or produces any harm; knowledge retention and the effect of
programme type or setting. [Source: SafetyLit: 30 July 2007]  Full

Validation of the Abuse Screening Inventory (ASI). Swahnberg K, Wijma K.
Scand J Public Health; 35(3): 330-4. 2007:  This study aims to assess
the test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of the Abuse
Screening Inventory (ASI) in a female sample. [Source: SafetyLit: 30
July 2007]  Full Abstract:

Family violence and associated help-seeking behavior among older African
American women.  Paranjape A, Tucker A, McKenzie-Mack L, Thompson N,
Kaslow N. Patient Educ Couns 2007: Little is known about how older
African American women define family violence (FV) and what FV survivors
might expect from their healthcare providers. The purpose of this study
was to understand how these women define FV, where they seek help for
FV, and what barriers they face in these efforts. [Source: SafetyLit: 30
July 2007]  Full Abstract:

Violence prevention toolkit (NWAC Youth Council), by the Native Women's
Association of Canada. Ohsweken, ON: the Association, 2007:  The NWAC
Youth Council Violence Prevention Toolkit is aimed at raising awareness
about violence and violence prevention issues among Aboriginal youth
with special concern for issues affecting young Aboriginal women. Online
at: http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/vpk.html

Little eyes, little ears : how violence against a mother shapes children
as they grow. Alison Cunningham, Linda Baker. National Clearinghouse on
Family Violence, Public Health Agency of Canada. 2007:  This resource
draws together, in one place, information from the best and latest
research for professionals and volunteers who help women and children.
Topics addressed include what children might feel, think and do during
violent incidents against their mothers, roles they might adopt before,
during or after incidents, strategies of coping and survival, and how
violence may be experienced by children of different ages, from infancy
to adolescence. [Source: NCFV E-Bulletin - July 2007] Full document:

Solidarity, Sustainability, and Non-Violence (SSNV), V3, N8, August
2007:  The August 2007 issue of the SSNV newsletter has been posted and
includes a section on psychological gender violence in religious
institutions (section 6).  Online at:

Human Trafficking Report To Congressional Requesters United States
Government Accountability Office, July 2007:  Monitoring and evaluation
of international projects are limited, but experts suggest improvements.
Read more:  http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d071034.pdf

Reference Guide on Protecting the Rights of Child Victims of
Trafficking, UNICEF: This Reference Guide is meant to serve as an
implementation book for the UNICEF Guidelines on the Protection of the
Rights of Child Victims of Trafficking as it gives information about the
steps and procedures that constitute 'good practice' in the protection
and assistance of child victims of trafficking. Download document:

Guidelines on the Protection of Child Victims of Trafficking, UNICEF,
2006:These guidelines are based on international human rights
instruments and describe standards for the protection of trafficked
children from their identification through to their recovery and
integration. The aim of these guidelines is to assist governments and
State actors, international organizations and NGOs or other service
providers as a platform for developing policies and practices, at the
national, bilateral and international levels. Download document:

"Turning research into practice: Suggested actions from case-studies of
sexual and reproductive health." Geneva: World Health Organization,
Department of Reproductive Health and Research, UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World
Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in
Human Reproduction 2006:  This publication identifies factors that
facilitate or impede research utilization. The central component of this
document is a conceptual framework that highlights dynamics that
influence the utilization of research results at various stages of the
research process. The framework serves as a generic guide that can be
adapted depending on the setting. Download document online at:

Abuse and neglect of adults with disabilities and seniors, Fredericton,
N.B., Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick,
2006:  The purpose of this publication is to answer some questions about
abuse and neglect of seniors or people with disabilities. It may also
help family, friends and caregivers of older adults or persons with
disabilities. Online link:

The status of women and girls in Hong Kong: The plight of women and
girls in Hong Kong, A. Kershaw; D. DeGolyer, The Women's Foundation,
2006: Hong Kong's women and girls are undervalued, discriminated
against, victims of domestic violence and exhibit one of the highest
suicide rates in the world. To improve the lives of these women a better
understanding of their plight is needed. This study provides a
comprehensive literature review and analysis of research, published
between 1999 and 2004, that pertains to females in Hong Kong.  Read
more:  http://www.thewomensfoundationhk.org/english/research_status.html

Health Alert:   Health Alert is the USA National Health Resource Center
on Domestic Violence semi-annual newsletter. It includes original
articles, announcements, news and notes, and other information on health
care's response to domestic violence. Webpage:

II. Events:

Course: Campaigns and Services for Victims of Trafficking and Slavery, 5
September - 10 December, 2007. University of Rhode Island, USA:  More
information on the course and registration can be found at

Online Research Forum:  Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and
Research (GFMER) is launching an online research forum focused on sexual
health and sexuality research. The online forum will be closely tied to
the design and development of the sexual health research track of the
2008 training course on sexual and reproductive health research:
.htm.  You are invited to visit and consider joining the forum at:

For information on additional events:  http://www.svri.org/calendar.htm 

III. Funding Links

SVRI Funding Links Webpage:  For funding links visit:

IV.  Vacancies:

Senior Program Officer, International Policy / The International Women's
Health Coalition (IWHC) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: September
15, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 374]. Read more:

Director of Development / The International Women's Health Coalition
(IWHC) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 374]
Read more:  http://www.iwhc.org/jobs.cfm

Program Specialist, Advocacy and Detention and Asylum Programs / Women's
Commission for Refugee Women and Children / Washington, DC, USA /
Closing date: August 03, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue
374] Read more:

Advocacy and Outreach Associate / Center for Health and Gender Equity
(CHANGE) / Takoma Park, MD, USA. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue
374] Read more:

Development Assistant / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA,
USA / Closing date: August 03, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs,
Issue 374] Read more:

Media and Communications Intern / Women's Global Network for
Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) / Amsterdam, the Netherlands / Closing date:
August 09, 2007. [Source: AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 374] Read more:


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
priority public health problem.  To learn more about the SVRI visit our
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