[Svrilist] SVRI Update: resources and publications 06 07

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Jun 25 19:13:22 SAST 2007


Dear SVRI List Member

Approximately once a month we send out 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 <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> . For additional resources and information on sexual violence, visit us at www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/> .

CONTENTS:

I. JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
II. WEBSITE PROFILES
III. WEB-BASED RESOURCES
IV. EVENTS
V.  CALL FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS 
VI.  16 DAYS CAMPAIGN THEME CONSULTATION 2007
VII. VACANCIES

I. JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
(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: Scott ST.  Multiple traumatic experiences and the development of posttraumatic stress disorder. J Interpers Violence. 2007 Jul;22(7):932-8. PMID: 17575070 [PubMed - in process]

2: Feldman MB, Meyer IH.  Childhood abuse and eating disorders in gay and bisexual men. Int J Eat Disord. 2007 Jul;40(5):418-23. PMID: 17506080 [PubMed - in process]

3: Hatsch D, Amory S, Keyser C, Hienne R, Bertrand L.  A rape case solved by mitochondrial DNA mixture analysis. J Forensic Sci. 2007 Jul;52(4):891-4. Epub 2007 Jun 6. PMID: 17553092 [PubMed - in process]

4: Norris JV, Manning K, Linke SJ, Ferrance JP, Landers JP.  Expedited, chemically enhanced sperm cell recovery from cotton swabs for rape kit analysis. J Forensic Sci. 2007 Jul;52(4):800-5. PMID: 17524064 [PubMed - in process]

5: Warkentin JB, Gidycz CA.  The use and acceptance of sexually aggressive tactics in college men. J Interpers Violence. 2007 Jul;22(7):829-50. PMID: 17575065 [PubMed - in process]

6: Dunkle KL, Jewkes R, Nduna M, Jama N, Levin J, Sikweyiya Y, Koss MP.  Transactional sex with casual and main partners among young South African men in the rural Eastern Cape: Prevalence, predictors, and associations with gender-based violence. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Jun 7; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17560702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

7: Okeke LI, Aisuodionoe-Shadrach O, Ogbimi AI.  Female urethral and bladder neck injury after rape: an appraisal of the surgical management. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2007 Jun;18(6):683-5. PMID: 16900435 [PubMed - in process]

8: Saint-Martin P, Bouyssy M, Jacquet A, O'byrne P. [Sexual assault: medicolegal findings and legal outcomes (analysis of 756 cases).] J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2007 Jun 13; [Epub ahead of print] French. PMID: 17574776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

9: Olshen E, McVeigh KH, Wunsch-Hitzig RA, Rickert VI.  Dating violence, sexual assault, and suicide attempts among urban teenagers. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jun;161(6):539-45. PMID: 17548757 [PubMed - in process]

10: Matthesen S, Rohde MC, Vesterby A.  Positive Chlamydia culture with normal ano-genital findings following single incident of incestuous abuse. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Jun;20(3):187-9. PMID: 17561188 

11: Romito P, Grassi M.  Does violence affect one gender more than the other? The mental health impact of violence among male and female university students. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Jun 16; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17576030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

12: Littleton HL, Berenson AB, Breitkopf CR.  An evaluation of health care providers' sexual violence screening practices. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jun;196(6):564.e1-5; discussion 564.e5-7. PMID: 17547896 [PubMed - in process]

13: Schraiber LB, D'Oliveira AF, Couto MT, Hanada H, Kiss LB, Durand JG, Puccia MI, Andrade MC.  [Violence against women attending public health services in the metropolitan area of Sao Paulo, Brazil.] Rev Saude Publica. 2007 Jun;41(3):359-67. Portuguese. PMID: 17515988 [PubMed - in process]

14: Fox AM, Jackson SS, Hansen NB, Gasa N, Crewe M, Sikkema KJ.  In their own voices: a qualitative study of women's risk for intimate partner violence and HIV in South Africa. Violence Against Women. 2007 Jun;13(6):583-602. PMID: 17515407 [PubMed - in process]

15: Hazen AL, Soriano FI.  Experiences with intimate partner violence among Latina women. Violence Against Women. 2007 Jun;13(6):562-82. PMID: 17515406 [PubMed - in process]

16: Henny KD, Kidder DP, Stall R, Wolitski RJ.  Physical and Sexual Abuse among Homeless and Unstably Housed Adults Living with HIV: Prevalence and Associated Risks. AIDS Behav. 2007 Jun 19; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17577656 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

17: Stoltz JA, Shannon K, Kerr T, Zhang R, Montaner JS, Wood E.  Associations between childhood maltreatment and sex work in a cohort of drug-using youth. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Jun 16; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17576029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

18: Noll JG, Schulkin J, Trickett PK, Susman EJ, Breech L, Putnam FW.  Differential Pathways to Preterm Delivery for Sexually Abused and Comparison Women. J Pediatr Psychol. 2007 Jun 14; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17569710 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

19: Baltieri DA, de Andrade AG.  Alcohol and drug consumption among sexual offenders. Forensic Sci Int. 2007 Jun 12; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17570628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

20: Schilling EA, Aseltine RH Jr, Gore S.  Young Women's Social and Occupational Development and Mental Health in the Aftermath of Child Sexual Abuse. Am J Community Psychol. 2007 Jun 8; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17557204 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]  Abstract provided in section III of this update.

21: Mathews CA, Kaur N, Stein MB.  Childhood trauma and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Depress Anxiety. 2007 Jun 7; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17557315 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

22: Shavit I, Solt I.  Urethral prolapse misdiagnosed as vaginal bleeding in a premenarchal girl. Eur J Pediatr. 2007 Jun 7; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17554560 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

23: Mitchell KJ, Finkelhor D, Wolak J.  Youth internet users at risk for the most serious online sexual solicitations. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Jun;32(6):532-7. PMID: 17533070 [PubMed - in process]

24: Hines DA.  Predictors of sexual coercion against women and men: a multilevel, multinational study of university students. Arch Sex Behav. 2007 Jun;36(3):403-22. PMID: 17333324 [PubMed - in process]

25: Plummer CA, Eastin JA.  System intervention problems in child sexual abuse investigations: the mothers' perspectives. J Interpers Violence. 2007 Jun;22(6):775-87. PMID: 17515435 [PubMed - in process]

26: Adams JA, Kaplan RA, Starling SP, Mehta NH, Finkel MA, Botash AS, Kellogg ND, Shapiro RA.  Guidelines for medical care of children who may have been sexually abused. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Jun;20(3):163-72. PMID: 17561184 [PubMed - in process]

27: Roelens K, Verstraelen H, Van Egmond K, Temmerman M.  Disclosure and health-seeking behaviour following intimate partner violence before and during pregnancy in Flanders, Belgium: A survey surveillance study. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2007 May 31; PMID: 17544199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

28: Coker AL, Flerx VC, Smith PH, Whitaker DJ, Fadden MK, Williams M.  Partner Violence Screening in Rural Health Care Clinics. Am J Public Health. 2007 May 30; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17538065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

29: Jaya J, Hindin MJ.  Nonconsensual sexual experiences of adolescents in urban India. J Adolesc Health. 2007 Jun;40(6):573.e7-14. PMID: 17531768 [PubMed - in process]

II. WEBSITE PROFILES
[Summaries directly taken or adapted from source]

Women's UN Report Program & Network: The Women's UN Report Program & Network (WUNRN) is a non-governmental organization to implement the conclusions and recommendations of a United Nations Study on Freedom of Religion of Belief and the Status of Women From the Viewpoint of Religion and Traditions (E/CN.4/2002/73/Add.2). This study is a major, universal, comprehensive U.N. approach to intolerance and discrimination against women based on religion and traditions.  Website:  http://www.wunrn.com <http://www.wunrn.com/> 

European Feminist Forum:  The European Feminist Forum (EFF) is a space for discussions on how to re-politicize the feminist movement in Europe and to explore feminist agendas needed in today's Europe.  A section of their site focuses on violence, peace and security.  Visit them at:  http://europeanfeministforum.org//spip.php?rubrique3 <http://europeanfeministforum.org/spip.php?rubrique3> 

Amnesty International Rape as a Weapon War webpage:  Every day women and girls, some as young as eight, are raped in war zones. In Sudan and eastern Chad the Janjawid and the allied militia are using rape and sexual violence for tactical reasons. Humiliation and terror is used to punish and control. As a result women and whole communities are being driven from their homes. Read more:  http://www.amnesty.org.au/Act_now/campaigns/stop_violence_against_women/rape_as_a_weapon_of_war <http://www.amnesty.org.au/Act_now/campaigns/stop_violence_against_women/rape_as_a_weapon_of_war> 

Voices: Palestinian Women Narrate Displacement,: A digital book in which you can hear the voices of women of historic Palestine telling their stories of loss of home through displacement, refugeedom, demolition and threat of demolition, deportation, imprisonment, and total transformation of environment.  Website:  http://almashriq.hiof.no/palestine/300/301/voices <http://almashriq.hiof.no/palestine/300/301/voices> 

III. WEB-BASED RESOURCES 
[Summaries directly taken or adapted from source]

Ampe Akelyernemane Meke Mekarle "Little Children are Sacred" In our Law children are very sacred because they carry the two spring wells of water from our country within them. Report of the Northern Territory Board of Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse 2007: Australia is to ban alcohol and pornography in Aboriginal areas in the Northern Territory in a bid to curb child sex abuse in response to an inquiry into sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities.  Download full report online at:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6224994.stm <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6224994.stm> 

The Association Between History of Violence and HIV Risk: A Cross-Sectional Study of HIV-Negative Incarcerated Women in Connecticut, Anita Ravi, Kim M. Blankenship and Frederick L. Altice, Women's Health Issues, In Press,  Available online 13 June 2007:  Study examines the association between history of violence and risk for HIV infection among incarcerated women. Specifically, researchers consider physical violence and rape as they relate to unprotected sex with male primary and nonprimary (male or female) sexual partners among a sample of HIV negative female inmates (n = 1,588) housed in Connecticut's sole correctional facility for women between November 1994 and October 1996.  Key findings show that experiencing any violence was significantly associated with increased odds of unprotected sex with one's primary partner, even after controlling for race, history of sex work, drug use, employment status, and having other nonprimary partners. Of particular importance was having a history of physical violence. History of violence was not significantly associated with unprotected sex with nonprimary partners.  Abstract online at:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TD8-4NYJS0R-1&_user=10&_coverDate=06%2F13%2F2007&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=2db23918b56d3d80430180d25bbf614d <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TD8-4NYJS0R-1&_user=10&_coverDate=06%2F13%2F2007&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=2db23918b56d3d80430180d25bbf614d> 

Malaysia: Undocumented Children in Sabah Vulnerable to Statelessness, Refugees International, Bulletin, June 2007:  Decades of irregular migration to Sabah in eastern Malaysia have resulted in large numbers of undocumented children of migrants from the Philippines and Indonesia who are potentially at risk of statelessness. Undocumented migrants in Malaysia are targets for arrest and deportation, which in some cases has left their children alone on the street.  Read more:  http://www.refugeesinternational.org/content/article/detail/10044 <http://www.refugeesinternational.org/content/article/detail/10044> 

Addressing Early Marriage in Areas of High HIV Prevalence: A Program to Delay Marriage and Support Married Girls in Rural Nyanza, Kenya, Population Council, 2007:  This brief describes a program addressing the problem of early marriage, the reproductive risks associated with early marriage, and the risk of HIV infection transmission within marriage. The program was based on the Population Council's analysis of the 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) as well as on formative research within the rural Nyanza community in Kenya. [Source: Youth InfoNet 34] Download document:  http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/TABriefs/GFD_Brief-19_EARLYMARRIAGE.pdf <http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/TABriefs/GFD_Brief-19_EARLYMARRIAGE.pdf> 

Internalizing and Externalizing Subtypes in Female Sexual Assault Survivors: Implications for the Understanding of Complex PTSD, Miller, M. & Resick, P Behavior Therapy Volume 38, Issue 1, March 2007:  This study replicated and extended findings of internalizing and externalizing subtypes of posttraumatic psychopathology (Miller, M. W., Greif, J. L., & Smith, A. A. (2003). Full document available online at:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B7XMW-4KYY47B-1&_user=5773572&_coverDate=03%2F31%2F2007&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000052478&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=5773572&md5=bd5df660240aee94ac8eb45c4e4c6f4d#secx10 <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B7XMW-4KYY47B-1&_user=5773572&_coverDate=03%2F31%2F2007&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000052478&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=5773572&md5=bd5df660240aee94ac8eb45c4e4c6f4d#secx10> 

Ritual Abuse-Torturers: The 'Invisible' Abusers, 'Non-State Actor' Torturers, And Human Traffickers, Sarson, J., MacDonald, L., 2007:  The purposes of this paper are: To promote an understanding of the lived reality of the specific group of oppressed, marginalized, and ignored girl or boy infant, toddler, child, and youth who, as adults, identify they were born into a ritual abuse-torture family/group, or became victims when the guardians, entrusted with their care, were ritual abuse-torturers. And to promote the understanding that the girl child who has grown and developed within a ritual abuse-torture family/group environment can remain a captive, enslaved, and exploited woman. Full paper:  http://www.ritualabusetorture.org/ratwhitepapercomplete.pdf <http://www.ritualabusetorture.org/ratwhitepapercomplete.pdf> 

Misopaisic Attitudes as a Contributing Factor in the Discrimination and Violence against the Girl Child Specifically in Relation to Ritual Abuse-Torture Victimization Sarson, J., MacDonald, L., 2007:  Ritual abuse-torture is about pedophilic parents, families, guardians, and like-minded adults who abuse, torture, and traffic their and others children using organizing group ritualisms coded as 'rituals and ceremonies'. The following link will give you access to a fact sheet on this disturbing phenomenon.  Read more:  http://www.ritualabusetorture.org/misopais.pdf <http://www.ritualabusetorture.org/misopais.pdf> 

Adolescent psychosocial risk factors for severe intimate partner violence in young adulthood.  Keenan-Miller D, Hammen C, Brennan P. J Consult Clin Psychol; 75(3): 456-63; 2007:  The authors examined prospective measures of psychosocial risk factors as predictors of severe intimate partner violence among a community sample of 610 young adults at risk for intergenerational transmission of depression. The hypothesized risk factors were youth history of depression by age 15 and maternal history of depression. Youth social functioning at age 15 was tested as a mediator of these associations. Results showed that youth history of depression by age 15 predicted victimization at age 20. Severe violence perpetration was predicted by maternal depressive history among women but not men. Youth social functioning was a partial mediator of both associations. In sum, the findings suggest that psychosocial factors observed in adolescence may contribute to the risk of experiencing severe intimate partner violence during young adulthood.  More details:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_64752_24 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_64752_24> 

When I Was in My Home I Suffered a Lot: Mexican Women's Descriptions of Abuse in Family of Origin. - Belknap RA, Cruz N. Health Care Women Int; 28(5): 506-22;2007:  In this descriptive study researchers employ episodic narrative interviews and narrative analysis to explore experiences of abuse and violence within the families of origin of Mexican women entering adulthood. Twenty-four Mexican women, 18 years of age and about to graduate from a residential school in central Mexico, were interviewed about life in their families of origin. Participants were from several Mexican states and of low socioeconomic status. Nineteen of the participants described either witnessing or experiencing violence or abuse within their families. An analysis of the interviews in which violence or abuse was disclosed is presented. Women who witnessed violence against their mothers did not see this as prescriptive of their own future relationships and articulated strategies for avoiding entering an abusive relationship. Women who experienced nonsexual physical violence described physical violence as punishment. Women who experienced sexual abuse did not provide explanations for the abuse and described being silent in response to the abuse. [Source:  SafetyLit: 25 June 2007]  Details:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_62442_20 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_62442_20> 

Young Women's Social and Occupational Development and Mental Health in the Aftermath of Child Sexual Abuse. Schilling EA, Aseltine RH, Gore S. Am J Community Psychol; ePub(ePub) 2007:  Researchers examined social role functioning and depressive symptoms of young adults who were abused as children in data from a longitudinal community sample. Sexually abused women and men were more depressed during their senior year of high school, and this difference was more pronounced 2 years later. They then examined a mediational model to determine whether social functioning explained the course of depressive symptoms over this transitional period. Focusing only on young women, for whom the prevalence of abuse was much higher, results indicated that two-thirds of the effect of abuse on depressive symptoms was explained by experiences and choices in the domains of work, education and intimate relationships. Having less supportive intimate relationships and lower rates of attendance at 4-year colleges were particularly important. Findings reveal the key role played by early adult interpersonal and occupational development in perpetuating the mental health impact of childhood trauma. [Source:  SafetyLit: 25 June 2007] Details:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_64482_20 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_64482_20> 

Sexual violence against adolescent girls: influences of immigration and acculturation. Decker MR, Raj A, Silverman JG. Violence Against Women; 13(5): 498-513; 2007:  This study investigates associations between immigration and acculturation with sexual assault among a large, representative sample of high school girls. The analysis utilized data from the Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Surveys conducted in 1999, 2001, and 2003 (N = 5,919). Adjusted logistic regression analyses were conducted among the full sample and a sexually active sub-sample. Being an immigrant was associated with recurring sexual assault victimization; this effect was not consistent across age and racial/ethnic groups. Immigrant status conferred risk among adolescent girls aged 15 and younger, Black adolescent girls, and sexually active Hispanic girls. No differences were detected in sexual assault victimization based on acculturation [Source:  SafetyLit: 25 June 2007] Link to abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_62500_24 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_62500_24> 

Sexually transmitted infections in preadolescent children. Lewin LC. J Pediatr Health Care; 21(3): 153-61, 2007: Pediatric nurse practitioners may be called on to conduct an assessment for sexual abuse of a young child. Depending on the type of sexual contact, a decision may have to be made to obtain cultures for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Recognizing the symptoms of STIs in preadolescent children, along with having knowledge of the modes of transmission, diagnostics, and treatment, are part of the clinical decision. The impact of STI in preadolescent children has physical and emotional consequences for the child and family, along with legal consequences for an accused perpetrator. Knowledge about types of sexual contact that necessitate STI cultures, incubation periods, and symptomatology is essential. Accurate techniques and appropriate selection of culture materials are necessary. Proper positioning of the child for obtaining cultures can decrease the potential for discomfort during the examination. Gonorrhea, Chlamydia trachomatis, herpes simplex virus, human papillomavirus virus, syphilis, Trichomonas vaginalis, hepatitis B, and HIV are reviewed. [Source:  SafetyLit: 25 June 2007] Link to abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_62512_24 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_62512_24> 

Consequences of childhood sexual abuse experiences on dental care. Leeners B, Stiller R, Block E, Görres G, Imthurn B, Rath W. J Psychosom Res; 62(5): 581-8; 2007: Around 20% of female patients seeking dental care may have experienced childhood sexual abuse (CSA). Several similarities between abuse situations and dental treatment lead to dental fear. Since dental fear hampers oral health, the long-term effects of CSA on dental care and the specific factors that lead to increased stress during dental treatment have been investigated in women exposed to CSA.  [Source:  SafetyLit: 25 June 2007] Link to abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_62372_28 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_62372_28> 

Dating violence: comparing victims who are also perpetrators with victims who are not. Amar AF. J Forensic Nurs; 3(1): 35-41; 2007: Dating violence is accepted as bi-directional with both genders as victims and perpetrators. While researchers have studied perpetration and victimization, limited research has explored differences in young women who are victims and perpetrators with those who are victims only. This study compares injury and mental health symptoms of victims who reported perpetrating violence with victims who did not. [Source:  SafetyLit: 25 June 2007] Link to abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_62610_20 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_62610_20> 

The Los Angeles County response to child abuse and deafness: a social movement theory analysis. Embry RA, Grossman FD. Am Ann Deaf; 151(5): 488-98; 2007: There is increasingly strong evidence that children with disabilities are at higher risk for maltreatment when compared to children without disabilities. There is also concern about the adequacy of child welfare services for children and parents with disabilities, particularly those disabilities that result in a communication impairment. This article describes a successful community practice effort in Los Angeles County that resulted in the establishment of a comprehensive array of linguistically and culturally competent child abuse prevention and treatment services for the maltreated deaf child and for the deaf parent at risk for child abuse perpetration. Social movement theory is used to analyze a change effort that was developed and implemented by a broad coalition of members of the Deaf and hearing communities. Elements of the problem, social movement theory, the coalition, the change strategy, and the results are described. [Source:  SafetyLit: 25 June 2007] Link to abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_62348_20 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_62348_20> 

Victims of violence: a survey of emergency care providers attitudes and perceptions. Baez A, Miller R, Giraldez E, Michaud Y, Rogers S. Acad Emerg Med; 14(5 Suppl 1); 2007:  Interpersonal violence is a serious public health concern. A great number of medical providers have been personally affected by caring for victims of violence. The psychosocial needs of these patients are not adequately met. Limitations include the potential for self-selection and accuracy of the data. [Source:  SafetyLit: 25 June 2007] Link to abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_62448_20 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_62448_20> 

Responding to Domestic Violence: A Handbook for the Uganda Police Force, Turyasingura Hope, Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP), Uganda Police Force, 2007:   CEDOVIP has worked with the Uganda Police Force to develop this Police Domestic Violence Handbook to be used by all police officers handling cases of domestic violence. The handbook is a simple guide to assist Police officers to effectively handle domestic violence cases. [Source:  INSTRAW News - e-letter mid June 2007] Document online at: http://www.preventgbvafrica.org/Downloads/PoliceHandbook.CEDOVIP.pdf <http://www.preventgbvafrica.org/Downloads/PoliceHandbook.CEDOVIP.pdf> 

EU Gender Watch.  A Comparative Analysis of EU Development Instruments from the Gender Perspective in: Georgia, Ukraine, Tajikistan representing respective sub-regions: Caucasus, EU-Neighboring Countries and Central Asia, The Network of East-West Women - Poland, Gdansk, Poland, 2007:  In general, this research explores how each target country is affected, regarding gender equality, by EU development policies. The primary goal of this comparative analysis, however, is to underline the most important problems in each targeted country, taking into account similar histories as well as current differences; and to generate recommendations for addressing those problems.  Full report:  http://www.neww.org.pl/download/EU_Gender_Watch_edited.pdf <http://www.neww.org.pl/download/EU_Gender_Watch_edited.pdf> 

Internally Pisplaced people (IDP), ICRC, 2007: A host of dangers threaten IDPs whether during their flight, while they are displaced, or even upon their return home or resettlement elsewhere. This brochure explores the issue and details how the ICRC's works to protect and assist IDPs.  Download online at:  http://www.icrc.org/Web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/p0867 <http://www.icrc.org/Web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/p0867> 

2006 Global Trends: Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Returnees, Internally Displaced and Stateless Persons, UNHCR, 2007:  UNHCR's "2006 Global Trends" report, shows the number of refugees under the agency's mandate rising last year by 14 percent to almost 10 million, the highest level since 2002. At the same time, the share of other categories of people under the agency's different mandates also grew sharply, in most cases as a result of improved registration systems and more accurate statistics.  Read full report: http://www.unhcr.org/statistics/STATISTICS/4676a71d4.pdf <http://www.unhcr.org/statistics/STATISTICS/4676a71d4.pdf> 

World Report on Women's Health. FIGO, 2007:  This is the fifth edition of the report, which is published every three years to tie in with FIGO World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics. The articles aim to meet the objectives of FIGO, in that they address the challenging realities that impact women in most parts of the world, along with the need for advocacy, expertise and collaboration to promote and ensure women's health, well being and the status of women through the international Ob-Gyn community. Such critical issues as maternal and newborn care, HIV/AIDS, violence against women, and reproductive cancers are focused on from an evidence-based, rights perspective. Online at:  http://www.figo.org/publications_world.asp <http://www.figo.org/publications_world.asp> 

Street Children and HIV & AIDS: Methodological Guide for Facilitators P.A.U. Education/UNESCO, 2006:  This training guide focuses on street children, their risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, and prevention of risk behaviors. Written by field practitioners and experts on guidance and counseling of youth in West Africa, it is structured to be a training tool for facilitators in the field. Its format and organization emphasize portability and functionality and include tools to measure the effectiveness of the facilitators' interventions.  Document available online:  http://www.paueducation.com/aids/en/pdf/methodologicalG.pdf <http://www.paueducation.com/aids/en/pdf/methodologicalG.pdf> 

Women living with HIV, Royal Tropical Institute, 2006:  This issue of Exchange focuses on some pressing concerns of women living HIV and AIDS. An overview article written by guest editor Emma Bell of ICW (International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS) together with her colleague Luisa Orza highlights some of these concerns. One of these is the balancing required by positive women to be able to manage the fears instilled by their positive status (of infecting one's loved ones, of being stigmatized and discriminated, of abandonment and violence, etc.) with the need for security and support and the desire for intimacy, love and children.  Download online at:  http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?&ch=FAB&id=SINGLEPUBLICATION&ItemID=2071 <http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?&ch=FAB&id=SINGLEPUBLICATION&ItemID=2071> 

Situation and analysis of femicide in Central American Region, Central American Human Rights Council Ombudsman, 2006: The Central American Council of Human Rights Ombudsman (CCPDH) is profoundly concerned with the growing increase of intentional and violent killings of women (murders, homicides, and parricides) simply because they are women. Due to the seriousness of this situation and the slow pace of the national justice systems to give attention and solve femicides, the CCPDH and its Technical Secretariat, the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIHR), undertook a Situation and Analysis of femicide in Central America, in order to identify the principal challenges in the field and contribute to the definition of actions by the Ombudsman institutions that allow to prevent and eradicate this social violence practice against women. Download full document online at:  http://www.iidh.ed.cr/BibliotecaWeb/PaginaExterna.aspx?Comunidad=236&Tipo=248&URL=%2fBibliotecaWeb%2fVarios%2fDocumentosHtml%2ffemenglish.htm&Barra=1&DocID=7222 <http://www.iidh.ed.cr/BibliotecaWeb/PaginaExterna.aspx?Comunidad=236&Tipo=248&URL=%2fBibliotecaWeb%2fVarios%2fDocumentosHtml%2ffemenglish.htm&Barra=1&DocID=7222> 

Mexico: addressing family and sexual violence through public policy. UNFPA:   Starting in 1999, a series of initiatives were undertaken in the health sector to address family and sexual violence in Mexico. This included the development, in 2004, of a comprehensive model to prevent and respond to such violence, which links health services with legal assistance and community-based initiatives in 12 states and the Federal District. Today, thousands more women survivors of violence in Mexico are receiving help, due to the collaborative efforts of civil society organizations, government institutions and international agencies, including UNFPA. But much more work remains to be done to meet the demand and to break down the cultural barriers that keep sexual violence hidden and women in subservient roles.  Full document:  Available at: http://www.unfpa.org/endingviolence/html/pdf/chapter_mexico.pdf <http://www.unfpa.org/endingviolence/html/pdf/chapter_mexico.pdf> 

Globalisation, trade and trafficking in women in Latin America, Norma Sanchís, choike.org, 2005: The aim of this paper, is to address some questions on the relationship between trafficking in women and neoliberal globalization, by analyzing the Latin American situation, with a focus on MERCOSUR, and also offers research and advocacy recommendations. One additional aim is to bring visibility to a problem that in Latin America has been silenced and for which there is a lower level of information and fewer case studies, little social consciousness, and that is even naturalized in somepoor and rural regions.  Report can be accessed online at:  http://www.choike.org/nuevo_eng/informes/3641.html <http://www.choike.org/nuevo_eng/informes/3641.html> 

IV.  EVENTS

2008 Global Ministerial Forum on Research for Health: The agenda of the 2008 Global Ministerial Forum on Research for Health is currently under discussion. As part of the consultation process leading up to the conference two questionnaires have been developed to capture individuals and organizations expectations for this type of high-level international conference and to identify the key themes and areas that should be discussed before, during and after the conference.  The outcomes of these surveys will be submitted to the Bamako 2008 Programme Committee and will thus influence the specific themes of the conference. A final report, which will feed into the 2008 Global Ministerial Forum on Research for Health, will also be posted on our website after the conference. Your participation will be much appreciated! Complete questionnaire online at:  http://bamako2008.org/en/consultative.shtml <http://bamako2008.org/en/consultative.shtml> 

World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse - 19 November:  Deadline to be included in the global poster is 5 July.   Register online at:  http://www.woman.ch/children/1-register.php <http://www.woman.ch/children/1-register.php> 

A Focused Workshop - HIV and Gender Norms, Alcohol and Gender Based Violence: A Strategic Communication Perspective 5 -9th August 2007, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia:  African Network For Strategic Communication In Health And Development (AfriComNet).  Application form online at: http://www.africomnet.org/events/africomnetRefPracticum.doc <http://www.africomnet.org/events/africomnetRefPracticum.doc> 

V.  CALL FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS

Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML): Are you an emerging activist, researcher or networker? Tell WLUML what you're doing! WLUML is inviting short personal reflections for their forthcoming newsletter (Issue 4, July 2007) from networkers, activists, researchers and students. The deadline is 3 July, 2007. (WLUML) For more details visit:  http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd[157]=x-157-554030 <http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5b157%5d=x-157-554030> 

Rape Journal, Agenda:  At the forefront of feminist publishing in South Africa for 20 years, the Agenda journal raises debate around women's rights and gender issues. The journal encourages critical thinking, debate and social activism and strengthens the capacity of women and men to challenge gender discrimination and injustices. This journal will be the third edition of Agenda's Gender-Based Violence trilogy - coming after Domestic Violence (2005) and Trafficking (2006). Like the other two editions, the journal will be published in late November/early December of 2007 to coincide with South Africa's "16 Days of Activism" campaign against gender-based violence. We will investigate a number of issues with regards to rape, including culture condoning rape, the psychology of rape, date/acquaintance rape, gay rape, how rape is portrayed in the media, religious/biblical representations of rape, power relationships, the relationship between poverty/ economic dependence and rape, and the influence of new technologies (ICTs, internet, chat rooms). We would also like to receive abstracts for articles that will investigate the need for special courts that specifically deal with rape; the trend of 'grooming victims' by perpetrators; the reason for South Africa's high rape crime rate; how committed African governments are to counter rape; the situation of men as survivors of rape - if there is not legislation around it, can men legally be raped? We invite contributors from all over the African continent and other developing countries to write on the above-mentioned topics from either a research or an activism perspective. We would also like to receive contributions from rape survivors as well as from a legal expert to discuss rape trials from a legal perspective.  Abstracts and contributions must be written in English language and a style accessible to a wide audience. All abstract submissions must: i)  Specify the specific key area you would like to write on; ii)  Count 200-300 words; iii)  Include contact details: your name, institution/organisation, telephone, email and the country in which you reside/country of origin. Deadline: Please submit no later than 11 July 2007. Please submit abstracts to editor at agenda.org.za <mailto:editor at agenda.org.za> 

VI.  16 DAYS CAMPAIGN THEME CONSULTATION 2007

Consultation on 2007 16 Days Campaign Theme: Demanding Implementation, Challenging Obstacles:  As activists working to prevent violence against women, we all face obstacles and challenges to our work. These obstacles may include a lack of implementation of gender-sensitive policies, resource constraints or even backlash from our communities. As a movement, it is important to identify what challenges we face and how to overcome them in order to move forward effectively and collectively in our efforts. The 16 Days campaign is one vehicle that we can use to speak out, challenge obstacles and make our demands known!  This year's campaign will seek to demand implementation by challenging those obstacles that stand in the way of realizing an environment where women are free from violence- including those obstacles that we as activists face when trying to move forward in our work. Like previous years, this campaign also seeks to recognize the widespread efforts being undertaken on the issue of violence, especially in the areas of implementation and prevention work.  As we begin the consultation for the 16 Days campaign theme, CWGL invites you to share what you feel are the most important challenges and obstacles that hinder you/your organization from being able to effectively move forward in your work on preventing violence against women. Please share with us any resource materials or fact sheets you have put together on this issue and help us decide our campaign slogan by sending us your ideas, suggestions and comments.  Send comments/feedback to Sadia Hameed - sadiahameed at hotmail.com <mailto:sadiahameed at hotmail.com>  by 26th June.

VII.  VACANCIES

Gender Project Manager /  International Alert / London, United Kingdom / Closing date:  Friday 29th June 07 / Full details online at:  http://www.international-alert.org/jobs/index.php?page=jobs <http://www.international-alert.org/jobs/index.php?page=jobs> 

Program Officer: Religion, Society, and Culture / Ford Foundation / New York, NY, United States / Application deadline: 31 July 2007 / Read more:  http://www.fordfound.org/employment/jobdetail.cfm?id=127 <http://www.fordfound.org/employment/jobdetail.cfm?id=127> 

Researcher on Uganda / Human Rights Watch (HRW) / New York or Washington DC, United States / Application deadline:  10 July 2007 / [Source:  Communication Initiative Recruitment and Vacancy Service] / Read more:  http://www.comminit.com/vacancy3140.html <http://www.comminit.com/vacancy3140.html> 

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