[Svrilist] SVRI Resources and Publications 03 07

'Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Mar 27 10:47:23 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/> .

CONTENTS:

I. JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
II. WEBSITE PROFILES
III. CALL FOR PAPERS/CONTRIBUTORS
IV. SEMINARS/COURSES
V. GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS/AWARDS
VI. WEB-BASED RESOURCES

VII. REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

VIII. 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:  Shevlin M, Dorahy M, Adamson G.  Childhood traumas and
hallucinations: an analysis of the National Comorbidity Survey. J
Psychiatr Res. 2007 Apr-Jun;41(3-4):222-8. PMID: 16643948 [PubMed - in
process]

2:  Daigneault I, Hebert M, Tourigny M.  Personal and interpersonal
characteristics related to resilient developmental pathways of sexually
abused adolescents. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2007
Apr;16(2):415-34. PMID: 17349516 [PubMed - in process]

3:  Diaz-Olavarrieta C, Paz F, Abuabara K, Martinez Ayala HB, Kolstad K,
Palermo T.  Abuse during pregnancy in Mexico City. Int J Gynaecol
Obstet. 2007 Apr;97(1):57-64. PMID: 17307181 [PubMed - in process]

4:  Jundt K, Scheer I, Schiessl B, Pohl K, Haertl K, Peschers UM.
Physical and sexual abuse in patients with overactive bladder: is there
an association? Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2007
Apr;18(4):449-53. PMID: 16917674 [PubMed - in process]

5:  Braddy CM, Files JA.  Female genital mutilation: cultural awareness
and clinical considerations. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2007
Mar-Apr;52(2):158-63. PMID: 17336823 [PubMed - in process]

6:  Temple JR, Weston R, Rodriguez BF, Marshall LL.  Differing effects
of partner and nonpartner sexual assault on women's mental health.
Violence Against Women. 2007 Mar;13(3):285-97. PMID: 17322272 [PubMed -
in process]

7:  Brownlie EB, Jabbar A, Beitchman J, Vida R, Atkinson L.  Language
Impairment and Sexual Assault of Girls and Women: Findings from a
Community Sample. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2007 Mar 6; [Epub ahead of
print] PMID: 17340176 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

8:  Kintz P.  Bioanalytical procedures for detection of chemical agents
in hair in the case of drug-facilitated crimes. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2007
Mar 6; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17340077 [PubMed - as supplied by
publisher]

9:  O'keefe M.  Alleged rape - a case study illustrating potential
difficulties in interpretation of ano-genital findings - a personal
view. J Clin Forensic Med. 2007 Mar 6; [Epub ahead of print] PMID:
17347020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

10:  Pezdek K, Lam S.  What research paradigms have cognitive
psychologists used to study "False memory," and what are the
implications of these choices?Conscious Cogn. 2007 Mar;16(1):2-17. PMID:
16157490 [PubMed - in process]

11:  Brewer DD, Potterat JJ, Roberts JM Jr, Brody S.  Male and Female
Circumcision Associated With Prevalent HIV Infection in Virgins and
Adolescents in Kenya, Lesotho, and Tanzania. Ann Epidemiol. 2007
Mar;17(3):217-226. PMID: 17320788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

12:  Hines DA.  Predictors of Sexual Coercion Against Women and Men: A
Multilevel, Multinational Study of University Students. Arch Sex Behav.
2007 Feb 27; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17333324 [PubMed - as supplied
by publisher]

13:  Reading R, Rannan-Eliya Y.  Evidence for sexual transmission of
genital herpes in children. Arch Dis Child. 2007 Feb 21; [Epub ahead of
print] PMID: 17148543 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

14:  Chartier M, Walker J, Naimark B.  Childhood Abuse, Adult Health,
and Health Care Utilization: Results from a Representative Community
Sample. Am J Epidemiol. 2007 Feb 19; [Epub ahead of print] PMID:
17309899 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

15:  Clarke M.  Alleged rape: An Appeal case. J Clin Forensic Med. 2007
Feb 23; [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 17321781 [PubMed - as supplied by
publisher]


16:  Habek D, Kulas T.  Nonobstetrics vulvovaginal injuries: mechanism
and outcome. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2007 Feb;275(2):93-7. PMID: 16924510
[PubMed - in process]

17:  Koschorke A, Tilzey A, Welch J.  Should medical students be taught
about rape? A survey of UK medical schools. BJOG. 2007 Feb;114(2):224-5.
PMID: 17166216 [PubMed - in process]

18:  Villela WV, Lago T.  [Advances and challenges in treatment for
female victims of sexual violence] Cad Saude Publica. 2007
Feb;23(2):471-5. Portuguese. PMID: 17221098 [PubMed - in process]

19:  Bedone AJ, Faundes A.  [Comprehensive healthcare for female victims
of sexual violence: the experience of the Women's Comprehensive
Healthcare Center, State University in Campinas, Brazil] Cad Saude
Publica. 2007 Feb;23(2):465-9. Portuguese. PMID: 17221097 [PubMed - in
process]

20:  Mattar R, Abrahao AR, Andalaft Neto J, Colas OR, Schroeder I,
Machado SJ, Mancini S, Vieira Bde A, Bertolani GB.  [Multidisciplinary
care for victims of sexual assault: the experience at the Federal
University in Sao Paulo, Brazil] Cad Saude Publica. 2007
Feb;23(2):459-64. Portuguese.  PMID: 17221096 [PubMed - in process]

21:  de Oliveira EM.  [Forum: Sexual violence and health. Introduction]
Cad Saude Publica. 2007 Feb;23(2):455-8. Portuguese. PMID: 17221095
[PubMed - in process]

22:  Spiller HA, Rogers J, Sawyer TS.  Drug facilitated sexual assault
using an over-the-counter ocular solution containing tetrahydrozoline
(Visine((R))). Leg Med (Tokyo). 2007 Feb 21; [Epub ahead of print] PMID:
17320456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

23:  Habek D, Kulas T.  Nonobstetrics vulvovaginal injuries: mechanism
and outcome. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2007 Feb;275(2):93-7. PMID: 16924510
[PubMed - in process]

24:  Roland ME.  Postexposure prophylaxis after sexual exposure to HIV.
Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2007 Feb;20(1):39-46. PMID: 17197880 [PubMed - in
process]

25:  Acierno R, Lawyer SR, Rheingold A, Kilpatrick DG, Resnick HS,
Saunders BE.  Current psychopathology in previously assaulted older
adults. J Interpers Violence. 2007 Feb;22(2):250-8. PMID: 17202579
[PubMed - in process]

26:  Woodhams J, Gillett R, Grant T.  Understanding the factors that
affect the severity of juvenile stranger sex offenses: the effect of
victim characteristics and number of suspects. J Interpers Violence.
2007 Feb;22(2):218-37. PMID: 17202577 [PubMed - in process]

27:  Suris A, Lind L, Kashner TM, Borman PD.  Mental health, quality of
life, and health functioning in women veterans: differential outcomes
associated with military and civilian sexual assault. J Interpers
Violence. 2007 Feb;22(2):179-97. PMID: 17202575 [PubMed - in process]


28:  Bonomi AE, Anderson ML, Reid RJ, Carrell D, Fishman PA, Rivara FP,
Thompson RS.   Intimate partner violence in older women. Gerontologist.
2007 Feb;47(1):34-41. PMID: 17327538 [PubMed - in process]

29:  Silverman JG, Decker MR, Gupta J, Maheshwari A, Patel V, Willis BM,
Raj A.  Experiences of sex trafficking victims in Mumbai, India. Int J
Gynaecol Obstet. 2007 Feb 21; [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 17320087
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

30:  Lundberg PC, Gerezgiher A.  Experiences from pregnancy and
childbirth related to female genital mutilation among Eritrean immigrant
women in Sweden. Midwifery. 2007 Feb 20; [Epub ahead of print] PMID:
17316934 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

II. WEBSITE PROFILES

Sonke Gender Justice Network:  Sonke Gender Justice (SGJ) strives to
create a SADC region in which men, women, youth and children can enjoy
equitable, healthy, and happy relationships that contribute to the
development of a just and democratic society. To achieve this, the SGJ
works across Southern Africa to build the capacity of government, civil
society organisations and citizens to achieve gender equality, prevent
gender based violence and reduce the spread of HIV and the impact of
AIDS.  Visit them online at:
http://www.genderjustice.org.za/home/index.php

Stop the Silence:  Stop the Silence is a non-profit organization working
with others toward the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.
Stop the Silence, Inc. works with individuals, community- and
faith-based organizations, companies, and governmental organizations in
various communities-locally, regionally, nationally, and
internationally-to raise awareness and funds to comprehensively support
and conduct programming.  For more information visit:
http://www.stopcsa.org <http://www.stopcsa.org/> 

Women & Poverty: New Challenges, INSTRAW:  More than 1 billion people
live in poverty around the world, and a great majority of them are
women. Women's poverty is a violation of their human rights to health
and well-being, food, adequate housing, a safe and healthy living
environment, social security, employment and development.  For more
information on women and poverty visit:
http://www.un-instraw.org/en/index.php?option=content&task=blogcategory&
id=143&Itemid=171

Council of Europe Campaign 2007 to Combat Violence Against Women -
Overview - WAVE:  In November 2006 the Council of Europe (COE) launched
a Campaign to Combat Violence Against Women which will end in March
2008. Drawing on the Action Plan adopted during the Third Summit of the
COE and the Recommendations Rec(2002)5 of the Committee of Ministers,
the core theme of the Campaign is to: "Prevent and combat violence
against women occurring in the family or domestic unit (domestic
violence)." More information online at:
http://www.coe.int/t/dc/campaign/stopviolence/default_en.asp

III. CALL FOR PAPERS/CONTRIBUTORS

Exchange on HIV/AIDS, Sexuality and Gender is looking for contributions
for its forthcoming issues:  They would like to receive contributions
that preferably focus on HIV in relation to gender, culture, sexual
health or sexuality. They are especially interested in receiving
reflective papers from programme managers and other staff of local and
national level NGOs working in resource-constraint settings on their
successful and promising programmes, strategies or approaches. They
would also welcome contributions by researchers from the Asian/Pacific
region who are willing to summarize the results of their research
reviews or write short articles on e.g., factors contributing to
programmatic success, good practices, new supportive policies or
promising approaches. Opinion articles are also welcome. Guidelines,
PDFs of back issues and more information about submitting an article:
www.exchange-magazine.info

<http://www.kncna.org/> IV. SEMINARS/COURSES/CONFERENCES

Global Women's Leadership in HIV/AIDS Workshop, 16 July- 10August,
Washington, DC:  It is the first in a series of international, regional
and country-level workshops under the new Advancing Women's Leadership
and Advocacy for AIDS Action initiative. Funded by the Ford Foundation,
partners include CEDPA, the UNAIDS/Global Coalition on Women and AIDS,
International Center for Research on Women, International Community of
Women Living with HIV and AIDS, and the National Minority AIDS Council.
The initiative will 1) equip and empower a cadre of confident, skilled
and respected women advocates to advance effective HIV/AIDS policies and
resources; and 2) enhance the technical and management capabilities of
women managers working to prevent the spread and mitigate the effects of
AIDS through gender sensitive, community-based HIV/AIDS programs. For
more information visit:
http://www.cedpa.org/section/training/aids_leadership#overview

Intensive Course On Health, Development and Human Rights 16-20 July 2007
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, Australia: The UNSW
Initiative for Health and Human Rights, a multi-disciplinary initiative
comprised of members from the Faculties of Medicine, Arts & Social
Sciences and Law, is pleased to announce its inaugural Intensive Course
on Health, Development and Human Rights. The course will be delivered by
preeminent scholars from UNSW and other international experts. The
course will establish the key concepts and frameworks of the three
domains of health, development and human rights, before exploring the
reciprocal links between the three fields. The course is so designed as
to explore the practical applications of concepts and methods to
particular areas of interest to participants. It will be relevant to
industrialized and developing country situations alike and will take an
added focus on the Asia-Pacific region.  If you are interested in
expanding your understanding and skills in Rights-based Approaches to
such areas as mental health, HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health,
child health, public health emergencies, indigenous development, and
more generally the interface between health, human development and human
rights, consult website:  www.ihhr.unsw.edu.au

Women Deliver Conference, 18-20 October 2007, London, United Kingdom:
The Women Deliver conference is a major global event bringing together
the development and health community on a clear and common goal:
improved women's health, safe pregnancy and childbirth. The aim of the
conference is to highlight the critical links between the health of
women, mothers, and newborns and the economic, political, and social
health of nations. Women Deliver will present data and share evidence,
including case studies, to document the contribution of women to
national well-being. For additional information, visit the conference
web site www.womendeliver.org

V. GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS/AWARDS

International Human Rights Funders Group, Funders Directory:  The
Funders Directory is designed to serve grantseekers and grantmakers
alike. It is hoped that the grantmaking information will help human
rights groups find new funding sources and funders to learn more about
each other.  Webpage:  http://www.hrfunders.org/funders/index.html

VI. WEB-BASED RESOURCES

Gender & Development, Volume 15, Issue 1 2007, Gender-based violence:
The new issue of Oxfam's gender mainstreaming journal 'Gender &
Development' (G&D), is out now. Gender-based violence against women and
girls is now firmly recognised as both a development and a human rights
issue (although the same can not be said for violence directed at other
groups on the basis of their gender identity). There is less tolerance
for arguments that such violence is a 'private' or a 'cultural' matter
and the legislative framework to protect women and girls from specific
forms of gender-based violence is now quite extensive, at both the
national and international levels. Articles in this issue of the journal
describe successful intervention programmes in very different settings,
and show that that the attitudes and beliefs that support and justify
gender-based violence against women can and are being challenged at
every level of society, and that these attitudes can be changed.  Go to
the following website for more details:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g771212926~tab=toc

UNMIL, International Engagement in Addressing Violence Against Women:
Recommendations for Change,  Action AID International, 2007:  This
report aims to analyse the role of United Nations Mission in Liberia
(UNMIL)  in tackling violence against women and girls in society, in
particular sexual violence and rape.  Full report available online at:
http://www.peacewomen.org/resources/Peacekeeping/PDF/UNMIL_Liberia.pdf

Romania National Strategy & Plan Of Action To Combat Family Violence,
2007:  During recent years, Romania took a series of legislative
measures to ensure the respect of women's rights. The main priority
areas for these measures are: the prevention and fight against family
violence, combating trafficking in human beings and promoting equal
opportunities for men and women. Online at:
http://www.stopvaw.org/National_Plan_of_Action20.html

Women in an Insecure World: [DVD Resource Package], DCAF & Amnesty
International Switzerland, 2007:  The DVD Resource Package consists of
the 45-minute film, "Women in an Insecure World," directed by Barbara
Rady-Rupf. This documentary film explores the lives of women behind the
stories: why does a woman decide to abort her female foetus; how do
communities come to reject female genital mutilation; how does a woman
pick up the pieces after being forced into prostitution or raped during
war, or when she is beaten inside her home?  The DVD Resource Package
contains additional resources on violence against women for training and
advocacy, including factsheets, case studies, key readings,
international legal and political documents and a PowerPoint
presentation.  On the DVD fhe film and the resource materials are
available in French, German and English.  Can be purchased online at:
http://www.dcaf.ch/publications/kms/details.cfm?lng=en&id=28914&nav1=4

Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy: Gender-Based Violence and the
US War on Iraq, MADRE, 2007:  MADRE has released a report on the
incidence, causes, and legalization of gender-based violence in Iraq
since the US-led invasion. Amidst the chaos and violence of US-occupied
Iraq, women-in particular those who are perceived to pose a challenge to
the political project of their attackers-have increasingly been targeted
because they are women. Today, they are subjected to unprecedented
levels of assault in the public sphere, "honor killings," torture in
detention, and other forms of gender-based violence. Promising
Democracy, Imposing Theocracy documents the use of gender-based violence
by Iraqi Islamists, brought to power by the US overthrow of Iraq's
secular Ba'ath regime, and highlights the role of the United States in
fomenting the human rights crisis confronting Iraqi women today.
Download report at:
http://www.madre.org/articles/me/iraqreport.html?tr=y&auid=2469972

Abandoning Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: An In-Depth Look at
Promising Practices, Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs and Sarah Ryniak,
Population Reference Bureau, USAID, 2006:  Funded by USAID, this
collaborative new work on female genital mutilation/cutting attempts to
answer the number one need identified by development experts surveyed on
FGM/C: the need for more information on evaluated case studies that
illustrate what is working and why.  [x-posting Development Gateway]
Full document available online at:
http://www.prb.org/pdf07/FGM-C_Report.pdf

Stolen Smiles The Physical & Psychological Health Consequences of Women
and Adolescents Trafficked in Europe, Cathy Zimmerman, Mazeda Hossain,
Kate Yun, Brenda Roche, Linda Morison, and Charlotte Watts, The London
School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 2006:  Trafficking is a severe
form of violence against women and a serious violation of human rights.
Women and adolescents who are trafficked suffer some of the most
unspeakable acts of abuse, exploitation and degradation. The damage to
their health and well-being is often profound and enduring. Yet, to
date, little data has been available on the range and extent of the
physical and psychological health damage experienced by women who are
trafficked. This report presents some of the first-ever statistical data
on the health consequences of women who have been trafficked. It also
provides information on the violence and health risks that may have
influenced these outcomes. It is hoped that this evidence base will
contribute to improved policies and well-planned resources and services
available for the many women who require assistance in rebuilding their
health and well-being.  Full report online at:
http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/hpu/docs/Stolen%20Smiles%20-%20Trafficking%20and%
20Health%20(2006).pdf

Preventing and responding to gender-based violence in middle and
low-income countries: a global review and analysis, Bott, S.; Morrison,
A.; Ellsberg, M. World Bank, 2005: Worldwide, patterns of violence
against women differ markedly from violence against men. This World Bank
paper reviews what is known about more and less effective approaches to
prevent and respond to gender-based violence. The authors present
definitions, recent statistics, health consequences, costs, and risk
factors of gender-based violence. They analyse good practice initiatives
in the justice, health, and education sectors, as well as multisectoral
approaches.  Available online at:
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/IW3P/IB/2
005/06/28/000112742_20050628084339/Rendered/PDF/wps3618.pdf

Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS: Critical Intersections - Violence
against sex workers and HIV prevention,  WHO Information Bulletin
Series, Number 3, 2005:   This information bulletin is the third in a
series of four, presenting evidence on how violence against women and
girls, in its different forms, increases their risk of HIV infection and
undermines AIDS...[x-posting: Development Gateway].  Document can be
downloaded online at:
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/sexworkers.pdf

Information on Female Genital Cutting: What Is Out There? What Is
Needed? An Assessment, July 2004: In response to an expressed need by
the Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Interagency Working Group of the U.S.
Agency for International Development (USAID), five collaborating
agencies have worked over the last year to answer the question: what
information exists on female genital cutting and what information gaps
are perceived by individuals and groups that work to eradicate this
practice? [x-posting: Development Gateway] Online at:
http://www.prb.org/pdf04/InfoOnFGC.pdf

Fostering Enabling Legal and Policy Environments to Protect the Health
and Human Rights of Sex Workers, Open Society Institute, 2006: This is
the report of a meeting co-sponsored by the Sexual Health and Rights
Project (SHARP) and the Law and Health Initiative (LAHI) of the Open
Society Institute. The meeting was held in Johannesburg, South Africa,
June 22-24, 2006. OSI) and brought together sex workers, service
providers, human rights advocates, researchers, and other constituencies
to discuss how legal and regulatory environments affect sex workers'
health and human rights. [x-posting AIDSPortal March Global Newsletter
2007].  Download online at:
http://aidsportal.org/Article_Details.aspx?ID=4204

VII. INFORMATION REQUEST FOR SVRI MEMBERS:  

From: Kelli Mitchell [mailto:Kelli.Mitchell at dcd.wa.gov.au] 
To: 'Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Subject: research literature

 

Hi


My name is Kelli Mitchell. I am a fourth year Honours social work
student at a Western Australian university. I am currently on student
placement at the Office for Women's Policy in the Western Australian
Government. As part of my learning I am undertaking a project with the
office I am working at.

 

I am researching with a women's group of survivors of sexual assault and
abuse called Reclaiming Voices. We are looking at established advocacy
models for survivors of sexual abuse and assault with focus on support
and advocacy for women who are going through legal processes and
services that provide more long term counselling. We have identified
gaps in these vital services in Western Australia, and are looking to
address these issues by implementing a more comprehensive model of
advocacy and support. I happened to come across your organisation while
initiating a Google search.

 

I was wondering wether you would be willing to share any information on
advocacy models and research in the area's I have mentioned, or if you
know of any other relevant literature in this context. If so, would it
be possible to e-mail it through to me.

 

Thank you very much for your time

 

Kelli Mitchell


VIII. VACANCIES

Program Coordinator, HIV/Aids Program, Social Science Research Council
(SSCR):  The SSRC seeks a Program Coordinator to help lead and manage
international policy research collaborations on HIV/AIDS and Gender and
Security. Position open until filled. For more information about the
post visit:
http://www.ssrc.org/inside/employment/program_coordinator.page

Specialist on Women's and Youth Entrepreneurship / International Labour
Organization (ILO) / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: April 15, 2007.
[x-posting AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 356]  More information online
at:  https://erecruit.ilo.org/public/index.asp

Advocacy Adviser, Global Coalition on Women and AIDS / UNAIDS / Geneva,
Switzerland / Closing date: April 11, 2007. [x-posting AWID Resource
Net: Jobs, Issue 356]  For more information visit:
http://www.unaids.org/en/Careers/Professionalvacancies/default.asp

Senior Gender Specialist / African Development Bank / Tunis, Tunisia /
Closing Date: April 10, 2007. [x-posting AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue
356]  More information:  http://www.afdb.org <http://www.afdb.org/> 

Director, Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division (ESW) / Food and
Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) / Rome, Italy / Closing date:
April 12, 2007. [x-posting AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 356]  Go to
the following website for more information:
http://www.fao.org/VA/senior_en.htm

Programme Officer, Violence against Women Programme / Asia Pacific Forum
on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) / Chiangmai, Thailand / Deadline
(first round): April 09, 2007. [x-posting AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue
356]  Visit:  www.apwld.org/vacancy_programme_officer_vaw.htm

Information and Communications Officer / Asia Pacific Forum on Women,
Law and Development (APWLD) / Chiangmai, Thailand / Deadline (first
round): April 09, 2007. [x-posting AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 356]
Website:  http://www.apwld.org/vacancy_ico.htm

Development Assistant, Individual and Corporate Giving / International
Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) / New York, NY, USA. [x-posting AWID
Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 356]  Full job description at:
http://www.iwhc.org/jobs.cfm

Intern for the PanAfrican Centre for Gender, Peace and Development /
Femmes Africa Solidarit=E9 / Dakar, Senegal / Open until filled.
[x-posting AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 356]  More information:
http://www.fasngo.org/InternshipOpportunities1.pdf

Administrative Assistant / Women's Learning Partnership / Bethesda, MD,
USA. [x-posting AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 356]  Website:
www.learningpartnership.org

Africa Desk Coordinator // IFOR/WPP // Accra, Ghana // Closing date:
March 25, 2007. [x-posting AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 356]  Visit:
http://www.wanep.org/jobopportunity.htm

West Africa Gender Project Manager / International Alert (IA) /
Monrovia, Liberia / Closing date: March 30, 2007. [x-posting AWID
Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 356]  More details online at:
http://www.international-alert.org/jobs/index.php?page=3Djobs#job2

National (Somali) Programme Officer - Population and Gender / United
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) / Hargeisa, Somaliland / Closing date:
April 15, 2007. [x-posting AWID Resource Net: Jobs, Issue 356]  For more
information on UNFPA please visit the site: http://www.unfpa.org
<http://www.unfpa.org/> 

Gender Based Violence (GBV) Prevention and Advocacy Consultant, DRC,
International Rescue Committee:  The activities of this component aim
to: promote community awareness of Congolese laws pertaining to women
and children; the human rights of women and children; and opportunities
to analyze national legal frameworks; provide training and support to
community groups to facilitate activities geared towards developing
practical strategies for applying rights and improving protection of
women and girls at the family and community levels. Responsibilities:
Strategy Development: Develop further the strategy, detailed
implementation, expenditure and monitoring plan for the GBV prevention
and advocacy component of the IRC-DRC GBV program strategy. Staff
training: Assist in the recruitment of staff as necessary. Provide the
necessary training to staff to implement the activities outlined in the
component strategy. Oversee Start-Up of the Component Activities:
Carefully monitor initial start-up of activities to ensure that
activities are carried out appropriately while fulfilling the objective
of raising awareness and mobilizing communities to better protect women
and children from violence in the family and community. Linkages with
existing human rights organizations: In close collaboration with the GBV
Program Manager, ensure that the GBV program strengthens existing
linkages with legal or human rights organizations. Requirements: Fluent
in written and spoken French and English; Expertise in Congolese legal
frameworks and international law pertaining to women and children's
rights with direct field experience in DRC strongly preferred; In-depth
understanding of gender-based violence and prevention strategies;
Demonstrated ability to develop appropriate training and
awareness-raising on complex subjects at a grassroots level; Ability to
work in a participatory manner and in close collaboration with program
staff. All applications need to be completed on line at www.ircjobs.org
<http://www.ircjobs.org/> 

Gender Based Violence (GBV) Manager, Chad, International Rescue
Committee:  The GBV Manager will be responsible for the overall
planning, management and implementation of the IRC-Chad GBV program;
specific responsibilities will include:  Providing ongoing leadership,
training, technical support and guidance to national staff and strategic
partners to ensure GBV programming meets best practice standards;
establishing and strengthening integrated case referral system between
GBV, Protection, Primary Health and Reproductive Health programs;
Developing and conducting training for IRC and partner staff on GBV
issues; Develop activities for women and conduct community education and
awareness campaigns; Train and supervise national and refugee GBV staff;
develop the capacity of national staff to foster eventual handover of
manager position to national staff team; Ensure that the project
undertakes continuous assessment/monitoring/analysis/evaluation so that
activities are appropriate and based on a clear understanding of the
problems, causes, contributing factors, and issues in the camp. Develop
data collection and analysis systems for ongoing program monitoring;
Coordinate with UNHCR, International and Local NGOs working in Chad on
GBV issues. Requirements for this position are: Minimum of 3 years
professional experience, including two years international experience,
working on gender-based violence issues and/or managing a GBV program in
conflict-affected countries and/or refugee settings; University degree
in social science, social work, law, health or other related field;
Fluent English and proficient French, written and spoken; Experience in
program management, project planning, and budget management; Strong
communication skills and proven ability to lead the collaboration of
various actors and organizations;  Experienced in managing a
multi-cultural staff team; excellent capacity building and training
skills and experience required; Ability to work well in unstable
security environments, and under administrative and programmatic
pressures. All applications need to be completed on line at
www.ircjobs.org <http://www.ircjobs.org/> 

GBV Program Coordinator, DR Congo, IRC:  The GBV Program Coordinator is
responsible for ensuring that project implementation and monitoring
systems support the IRC's strategic objectives; Directly supervising
national staff; Designing, conducting and/or supervising trainings;
Ensuring that the local partners provide appropriate services;
Overseeing the review of proposals submitted by local NGOs as well as
the  selection, support and monitoring of women's associations; Ensuring
that all sub-grant projects are adequately monitored; Actively
developing collaboration with IRC health programs. Candidates for this
position must speak and write French fluently; have academic and/or
practical experience in gender-based violence issues as well as
experience in designing and implementing trainings; a strong interest
and ability to work with local NGOs; experience supervising staff in an
international setting; strong management, project planning,
organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; must be able to
work independently while being a strong team player; have the ability
and interest to work with a multi-ethnic team and have strong computer
skills.  All applications need to be completed on line at
www.ircjobs.org <http://www.ircjobs.org/> 

Senior UN vacancy announcement list - March 2007:  The UN vacancy
announcements for March 2007 is now available. For a copy please contact
me off-list at: svri at mrc.ac.za.  For requirements, eligibility and
application deadlines, please visit the United Nations website at UN
Human Resources 'Galaxy' e-Staffing System at http://jobs.un.org
<http://jobs.un.org/> 



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