[Svrilist] SVRI Updage: 01 04 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Apr 1 08:28:30 SAST 2008


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 <http://www.svri.org/>  

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

I. Webpages/Sites
II. Online Publications
III. Journal Articles
IV. Events
V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VI. Vacancies
VII. SVRI Online Discussion Forum

I. Webpages/Sites

XY - men, masculinities, and gender politics: XY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men's and women's lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change. Webpage: http://www.xyonline.net/index.shtml

Intervention Unit Against Domestic Violence, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland: Webpage: http://www.ist.zh.ch/content/internet/ji/ist/de/home.html

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW): The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) has launched a new website. This is a specialized website on access to justice for trafficked persons. It is intended to be a tool for those providing legal assistance or advocating for the rights of trafficked persons during the legal process. Webpage: http://www.gaatw.net/atj/

The Bride Price - Consequences of Child Marriage Worldwide:  <http://www.icrw.org/> A video containing moving images by Stephanie Sinclair on the many issues of child marriage. Online at: http://www.icrw.org/childmarriage/childmarriage1.html

II. Online Publications and Resources

"My Heart is Cut" Sexual Violence by Rebels & Pro-Government Forces in Cote d'Ivoire. Human Rights Watch. 2007: Since an armed conflict erupted in 2002 between the Ivorian government and northern-based rebel groups, girls and women in Côte d'Ivoire have been victims of brutal forms of sexual violence by armed men on both sides of the military and political divide. [Source: WUNRN] Download full report online at: http://hrw.org/reports/2007/cdi0807/

Women in Conflict Zones-Why Are Governments Failing and How Are Women's Rights Movements Responding? Open Society Institute, 2008: This resource is in audio format. By following the link below you are able to access and download the audio files from the event. [Source: AWID Announcements: Week of 26 March 2008] For more information and to access the audio files, please visit http://www.soros.org/initiatives/women/events/conflict_20080227

Involving Men in Efforts to End Violence Against Women, Flood, M., 2008: This article provides an outline of strategies for the primary prevention of violence against women, focused on engaging and working with men. Online link: http://www.xyonline.net/articles.shtml#Violence

Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Victimization Assessment Instruments for Use in Healthcare Settings: Version 1. Basile KC, Hertz MF, Back SE. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; 2007: This report is a compilation of existing tools for assessing intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence (SV) victimization in clinical/healthcare settings. The purpose of this compilation is to provide practitioners and clinicians with the most current inventory of assessment tools for determining IPV and/or SV victimization and to inform decisions about which instruments are most appropriate for use with a given population. Download online at: http://www.cdc.gov/NCIPC/pub-res/ipv_and_sv_screening.htm

Gender-Based Sexual Violence Against Teenage Girls in the Middle East, Save the Children Sweden 2007: A comparative situation analysis of honour violence, early marriages and sexual abuse in lebanon, the occupied palestinian territories and yemen. [Source: WUNRN] Download document online at: http://www.scsmena.org/publication.htm

Reproductive Health and Rights: African Perspectives and Legal Issues In Nigeria, Benin City, Nigeria: All Nations Press, 2007: This book describes and analyzes issues related to reproductive health and rights in Africa, with special emphasis on Nigeria. [Source: afro-nets] Available online at: http://www.justiceanddemocracy.org/publications.htm

For more country specific resources on sexual violence visit our country pages:  http://www.svri.org/countries.htm

III. Journal Articles

Spousal sexual violence and poverty are risk factors for sexually transmitted infections in women: a longitudinal study of women in Goa, India. H A Weiss, V Patel, B West, R W Peeling, B R Kirkwood, and D Mabey. Sexually Transmitted Infections;84:133-139. 2008: To describe factors associated with incident sexually transmitted infections in a population-based sample of women in Goa, India. Full abstract: http://sti.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/84/2/133

'It is still so deep-seated, the fear': psychological stress reactions as consequences of intimate partner violence. Scheffer Lindgren M, Renck B. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs; 15(3): 219-28. 2008: One aim of the present study was to examine psychological distress and mental problems in assaulted women who have left their relationships. Another aim was to explore these women's sense of coherence. [Source: SafetyLit: 31 March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85558_20

A prospective assessment of auditory startle alterations in rape and physical assault survivors. Griffin MG. J Traum Stress; 21(1): 91-99. 2008: This study used a prospective design to investigate startle reactivity following trauma exposure. [Source: SafetyLit: 31 March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85296_20

Current Perceptions of Marital Rape: Some Good and Not-So-Good News. Ferro C, Cermele J, Saltzman A. J Interpers Violence 2008: The current study extends previous research on marital rape and acceptance of general rape myths by comparing the perceptions of undergraduate college students (n = 85) to those of college alumni/ae (n = 44) who graduated from the same university three decades earlier. [Source: SafetyLit: 31 March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85161_20

Domestic Violence and Dependency Courts: The Greenbook Demonstration Experience. Malik NM, Silverman J, Wang K, Janczewski C. J Interpers Violence 2008: This field study reports on a cross-site evaluation of dependency courts in communities receiving federal funding to implement the Greenbook initiative, a multisite demonstration for community improvement of coordinated responses to families victimized by domestic violence and child maltreatment. [Source: SafetyLit: 31 March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85863_20

Ethnicity and Risk for Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Following Intimate Partner Violence: Prevalence and Predictors in European American and African American Women. Lilly MM, Graham-Bermann SA. J Interpers Violence 2008: The present study uses a feminist theoretical framework to explore risk factors for the development of posttraumatic stress symptoms following intimate partner violence, with a community sample of 120 low-income European American and African American women. [Source: SafetyLit: 31 March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85144_20

Exposure to Domestic and Community Violence in a Nonrisk Sample: Associations With Child Functioning. Malik NM. J Interpers Violence 2008: Limited data exist on the unique, additive, and interactive effects of exposure to domestic and community violence on children's functioning, particularly in community samples. [Source: SafetyLit: 31 March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85162_20

Linking male use of the sex industry to controlling behaviors in violent relationships: an exploratory analysis. Simmons CA, Lehmann P, Collier-Tenison S. Violence Against Women; 14(4): 406-17. 2008: In an attempt to better understand the relationship between male use of the sex industry (i.e., pornography and strip clubs) and interpersonal violence (IPV), 2,135 female residents of an IPV shelter were surveyed regarding their batterer's use of both the sex industry and controlling behaviors in their relationship.  [Source: SafetyLit: 31 March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86084_20

No more black and blue: women against violence against women and the Warner Communications boycott, 1976--1979. Bronstein C. Violence Against Women; 14(4): 418-36. 2008: This article presents a case study of WAVAW's national boycott of Warner Communications, Inc. and documents the activists' successful consumer campaign. [Source: SafetyLit: 31 March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86083_20

Prevalence and correlates of intimate partner physical violence against women in Kofale District, Ethiopia. Dibaba Y. Trop Doct; 38(1): 52-4. 2008: Using a community-based cross-sectional survey, this study attempted to determine the prevalence and correlates of intimate partner physical violence against women in Kofale District, Ethiopia.  [Source: SafetyLit: 31 March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85364_20

Secondary traumatic stress in nurses who care for traumatized women. Gates DM, Gillespie GL. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs; 37(2): 243-9. 2008: Nurses and employers need to recognize that exposures to traumatized women place nurses at risk for the development of secondary traumatic stress disorder. [Source: SafetyLit: 31 March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85967_20

Sexuality, Substance Use, and Susceptibility to Victimization: Risk for Rape and Sexual Coercion in a Prospective Study of College Women. Messman-Moore TL, Coates AA, Gaffey KJ, Johnson CF. J Interpers Violence 2008: An 8-month prospective study examined behavioral, personality, and psychological variables thought to increase vulnerability for college women's experience of rape and verbal sexual coercion. [Source: SafetyLit: 31 March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85897_20

The Impact of Family Violence, Family Functioning, and Parental Partner Dynamics on Korean Juvenile Delinquency. Kim HS, Kim HS. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 2008: The present study was aimed at determining the family factors related to juvenile delinquency and identifying the effect of family violence, family functioning, parental partner dynamics, and adolescents' personality on delinquent behavior among Korean adolescents. [Source: SafetyLit: 31 March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85791_20

Urban Young Women's Experiences of Discrimination and Community Violence and Intimate Partner Violence. Stueve A, O'Donnell L. J Urban Health 2008: This paper examines the interrelationships between urban young adult women's experiences of discrimination and community violence and their reports of involvement in intimate partner violence. [Source: SafetyLit: 31 March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85871_20

Unexplained and underpowered: the relationship between psychosomatic disorders and interpersonal abuse - a critical review. Romans S, Cohen M. Harv Rev Psychiatry; 16(1): 35-54. 2008: Although it is commonly accepted that interpersonal violence leads to adverse health consequences, the available data are far from decisive. [Source: SafetyLit: 31 March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85628_20

For additional issues related resources and articles on sexual violence visit our issues pages:  http://www.svri.org/issues.htm

IV. Events

Call for Expressions of Interest: 2008 Medico-Legal Convening in Response to Sexual Violence - The Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 2 June - 5 June 2008: This workshop aims at strengthening the medico-legal response to sexual violence through multi-disciplinary collaboration among organisations and partners in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. Deadline for applications: 22 April 2008. For more information visit: http://www.svri.org/interest.htm 

Visit our events / calendar pages for event information:  http://www.svri.org/calendar.htm

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

European Commission Grants: The European Commission financially supports projects and activities that contribute to achieving its overall objectives and goals. Deadline for applications: various. For full details of funding opportunities in the Justice, Freedom and Security policy areas, for the period 2007-2013 visit: http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/funding/grants/funding_grants_en.htm

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs "MDG3 Fund: Investing in Equality": 'Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women', the third Millennium Development Goal is a priority of the Dutch government. Concrete action is called for to achieve equality between women and men. As a result Dutch NGO's, companies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have decided to support the fund: "MDG3 Fund: Investing in Equality" to contribute to the realization of Millennium Development Goal 3. Applications are to be submitted from 15 March 2008 up to and including 14 May 2008. For more information (including MDG3 regulation), please visit http://www.mdg3.nl/index.html

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation now accepting grant proposals for the first round of Grand Challenges Explorations, a US$100 million initiative to encourage bold and unconventional global health solutions. Proposals will be accepted online at the Grand Challenges Explorations Web site through May 30, 2008; applicants must register their intent to submit a proposal by May 15, 2008. Webpage: http://www.gcgh.org/explorations/Pages/Introduction.aspx

For more funding links visit: http://www.svri.org/funding.htm

VI. Vacancies

Program Associate / Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) / Bethesda,MD,USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.learningpartnership.org

Evaluation Coordinator/Safe Abortion / International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.ippfwhr.org

Senior Regional Director - Asia and Arab World, and East Europe Programmes / Marie Stopes International (MSI) / London, UK / Closing date: April 30, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.mariestopes.org/Vacancies.aspx?rid=1

New Business Development Manager / Marie Stopes International (MSI) / London, UK / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.mariestopes.org/Vacancies.aspx?rid=1

Country Director - Senegal / Marie Stopes International (MSI) / Dakar, Senegal / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.mariestopes.org/Vacancies.aspx?rid=1

Country Director - Burkino Faso / Marie Stopes International (MSI) / Ouagadougou, Burkino Faso / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.mariestopes.org/Vacancies.aspx?rid=1

Regional Director - West Africa and Latin America / Marie Stopes International (MSI) / London, UK / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.mariestopes.org/Vacancies.aspx?rid=1

Program Associate for Sub-Saharan Africa / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA / Closing date: April 13, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/cms/about-gfw/jobs

Coordinator - Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples / Amnesty International (AI) / London, UK / Closing date: April 11, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.amnesty.org/en/jobs_all/vacant-positions

Director of Global Advocacy / Family Care International (FCI) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.familycareintl.org/en/about/8

Human Rights Researcher, Domestic Legal Program / The Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.reproductiverights.org

Associate or Full Professor, Social and Political Consequences of Disease / Brandeis University / Waltham, MA, USA / Closing date: June 01, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://heller.brandeis.edu

Senior Evaluation Specialist / International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.icrw.org/html/jobs/jobs.htm

Research Assistant (Population and Social Transitions) / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: www.icrw.org

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Population and Social Transitions Team) / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.icrw.org/html/jobs/jobs.htm

General Coordinator / ASWAT / Haifa, Israel. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.aswatgroup.org/english 

Project Coordinator / ASWAT / Haifa, Israel. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://www.aswatgroup.org/english 

Director / The European Institute for Gender Equality / Vilnius, Lithuania / Closing date: April 22, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 31 March 2008] Further details: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/personnel_administration/working_senior_mgt_en.htm#2008_10062

VII. SVRI Online Discussion Forum: current discussions

The SVRI has created an online discussion forum which provides you with a platform to interact online with other members of the SVRI who have registered with the Forum. Five discussions are currently taking place on the Forum. 

* Strengthening sexual violence advocacy initiatives through research
* Initiation Schools and Violence
* What Campus Rape Crisis? Mary Koss's Response
* Question about medical exams for survivors of trauma
* Medico-legal care for sexual assault survivors

To view these discussions, comment or create your own please visit: http://www.svri.org/activities.htm#svri



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Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated evidence-based responses.

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