[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 15 04 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Apr 15 11:59:33 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

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

Canadian Women's Foundation: Canadian Women's Foundation is Canada's
only national public foundation dedicated to improving the lives of
women and girls. Website: http://www.cdnwomen.org/EN/index.html

The ACQUIRE Project: The ACQUIRE Project is a USAID-supported initiative
managed by EngenderHealth. They have just released a collection of
videos of Ugandan fistula survivors, Learn From My Story: Women Confront
Fistula in Rural Uganda. The stories can be viewed at

Funders' Network for Afghan Women: The Funders' Network for Afghan Women
is a coalition of dedicated foundations and granting organizations, as
well as advocates, policy-makers and other agencies funding Afghan
women's groups. Website: http://www.funders-afghan-women.org/index.php

Pan American Health and Education Foundation: The Pan American Health
and Education Foundation is a public philanthropic organization working
to combat disease, lengthen life, improve health care services, foster
health research, and enhance the capacities of health care workers
primarily in the Americas through grant-making and direct program
implementation. Website: http://www.pahef.org/about/

II. Online Publications and Resources

Stolen Childhood, Lost Learning. Safe Schools Every Girl's Right Amnesty
International, 2008: Schools are places for children to learn and grow.
But many girls all over the world go to school fearing for their safety,
dreading humiliating and violent treatment, simply hoping to get through
another day. [Source: Violence Against Women Monitor Monitor- April
2008] Online at:

Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation, 2008:
Cambodia has recently passed a new "anti-trafficking" act. This law
criminalises the sale of sex, makes it an offence to interfere with a
rescue and has provisions wide enough to arrest peer educators and
members of sex worker organisations. Online at:

Gender, Sexuality and Violence in the Context of HIV/AIDS - A Call to
Action. ICRW, Oxfam GB (India) and EC, 2008: Violence contributes to HIV
and AIDS vulnerability but has been insufficiently addressed in India.
To date, however, groups affected by and at risk of HIV and AIDS have
addressed violence single-handedly, with minimal success. They recognize
that more needs to be done. To this end, Oxfam GB and ICRW
(International Center for Research on Women) joined forces to sponsor a
national level "Call to Action" consultation. The report on this meeting
is online at:

 "Staying Alive" 1st Monitoring and Evaluation Report on the Protection
of Women from Domestic Violence Act, Lawyers Collective, India, 2007:
This report has been compiled by the Lawyers Collective by analyzing
data collected from the Office of the Chief Justice of India, the
Ministry of Women and Child Development and from individuals/
organizations working on the issue of domestic violence from across the
country. This report highlights emerging trends observed in the
implementation of the law and highlight best practices adopted in
different states. Full report: http://www.unifem.org.in/PDF/Complete.pdf

Trafficking in human beings and the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Hennig,J.
; Craggs,S. ; Laczko,F., International Organization for Migration, 2007:
Based on research between June and September 2006, this report
investigates whether there is any evidence to suggest that the number of
victims of trafficking (VoT) for sexual exploitation increased during
the 2006 World Cup in Germany. [Source: Eldis Gender Reporter] Full
report online at:

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

III. Journal Articles

Intimate partner violence and women's physical and mental health in the
WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence: an
observational study.  Ellsberg M, Jansen HA, Heise L, Watts CH,
Garcia-Moreno C. Lancet; 371(9619): 1165-72. 2008: This article
summarises findings from ten countries from the WHO multi-country study
on women's health and domestic violence against women. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract:

Comparison of cervical os versus vaginal evidentiary findings during
sexual assault exam. Morgan JA. J Emerg Nurs. Apr;34(2):102-5. 2008: The
purpose of this study is to determine if augmenting the Ohio Department
of Health state protocol with cervical os swabs and a comparison slide
will improve evidentiary findings in adolescent and adult female rape
survivors. [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract:

Being delivered: spirituality in survivors of sexual violence. Knapik
GP, Martsolf DS, Draucker CB. Issues Ment Health Nurs. Apr;29(4):335-50.
2008: A theoretical framework explaining how survivors of sexual
violence use spirituality to respond to or recover from sexual violence
is presented.  [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract:

A randomized clinical trial to dismantle components of cognitive
processing therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in female victims
of interpersonal violence. Resick PA, Galovski TE, Uhlmansiek MO, et al
J Consult Clin Psychol. Apr;76(2):243-58. 2008: The purpose of this
experiment was to conduct a dismantling study of cognitive processing
therapy in which the full protocol was compared with its constituent
components--cognitive therapy only and written accounts --for the
treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and comorbid symptoms.
[Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract:

A Code of Ethics for the fistula surgeon. Wall, L. L., J. Wilkinson, et
al. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 101(1): 84-87.
2008: To help facilitate the development of a common ethos and to
improve the quality of care afforded to women suffering from obstetric
fistulas, we propose a Code of Ethics for fistula surgeons that embraces
the fundamental principles of beneficence, non-maleficence, respect for
personal autonomy, and a dedication to the pursuit of justice. [Source:
Raise Literature Review] Full abstract:

A test of explanations for the effect of harsh parenting on the
perpetration of dating violence and sexual coercion among college males.
Simons LG, Burt CH, Simons RL. Violence Vict; 23(1): 66-82. 2008: This
study uses structural equation modeling with a sample of 760 college
males to test various hypotheses regarding the avenues whereby harsh
corporal punishment and a troubled relationship with parents increase
the risk that a boy will grow up to engage in sexual coercion and dating
violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:

Binge drinking and violence against intimate partners in Russia. Lysova
AV, Hines DA. Aggressive Behav 2008: This study is the first to provide
information on the association between intimate partner violence and
binge drinking among Russian university students.  [Source: SafetyLit]
Full abstract:

Conceptions held by health professionals on violence against children
and adolescents within the family. Nunes CB, Sarti CA, Ohara CV. Rev Lat
Am Enfermagem; 16(1): 136-41. 2008: The present study sought to
understand the conceptions held by health professionals with regards to
violence within the family against children and adolescents. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract:

Development of a Psychometric Typology of Child Molesters: Implications
for Treatment. Mandeville-Norden R, Beech AR. J Interpers Violence 2008:
Cluster analysis of psychometric data measuring offense-specific and
socioadequacy problems from a sample of 437 untreated child molesters
was carried out. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:

Gender differences and socioeconomic status biases in judgments about
blame in date rape scenarios. Black KA, Gold DJ. Violence Vict; 23(1):
115-28. 2008: Participants (80 men, 80 women) read hypothetical date
rape scenarios, wherein the perpetrator's socioeconomic status (bus
driver versus doctor) and the victim's level of resistance (verbal
versus verbal and physical) were varied, and made judgments about who
was at fault and what the consequences should be. [Source: SafetyLit]
Full abstract:

Intimate partner violence as experienced by men. Flinck A, Astedt-Kurki
P, Paavilainen E. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs; 15(4): 322-7. 2008: The
purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological study is to describe
intimate partner violence as experienced by men and to formulate the
common structure of meanings of experiences of men exposed to intimate
partner violence.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:

Measurement and correlates of prosocial bystander behavior: the case of
interpersonal violence. Banyard VL. Violence Vict; 23(1): 83-97. 2008:
Using a sample of 389 undergraduates, the study discusses key issues in
the development of measures to investigate these questions and presents
preliminary analyses of correlates of bystander behavior in the context
of sexual and intimate partner violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full

National study of physical and sexual assault among women with
disabilities. Casteel C, Martin SL, Smith JB, Gurka KK, Kupper LL. Inj
Prev; 14(2): 87-90. 2008: This study examines the association between
the level of disability impairment and physical and sexual assault in a
sample of US women at least 18 years of age.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full

Gender and psychotropic medication use: The role of intimate partner
violence. Romans SE, Cohen MM, Forte T, Du Mont J, Hyman I. Prev Med
2007: Women are known to use more psychotropic medications than men
which may be linked to women's greater exposure to intimate partner
violence [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:

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

IV. Events

Using Culturally Sensitive Approaches to Address Gender-Based Violence,
21-25 April 2008, Kenya, Nairobi: This one-week course is designed to
provide practical skills in using culturally sensitive approaches to
develop and implement interventions and develop partnerships with
community change agents to address gender-based violence. [Source: The
Soul Beat - Issue 104] More information online at:

Web Conference: How Do We Measure the Prevention of Violence Against
Women? Tuesday, April 29, 2008, Prevent Connect: This web conference
will explore how researchers and practitioners are able to measure the
prevention of violence against women. Panelists will discuss the
challenges of measuring social change, and share potential solutions.
More details:

2008 Women PeaceMakers Conference: "Crafting Human Security in an
Insecure World." 24 - 26 Sept. 2008. An international working conference
to probe and address global acquiescence to impunity, gender violence
and exclusion that continues to obstruct peacebuilding and deny human
security.  For more information visit:

World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse - 19 November 2008: more
information online at: http://www.woman.ch/children/1-introduction.php

Visit our events / calendar pages for event information:

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Alert Volume 3, Issue 11, April 8, 2008, National Resource
Center on Domestic Violence & National Sexual Violence Resource Center:
The Funding Alert provides a synopsis of the available funding that can
be used by individuals and/or agencies working to end domestic violence
and sexual assault. The current Funding Alert can be accessed at:

Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women 2008/2009, Kings
College, London: As part of its Knowledge Building and Mentoring
Programme, the Conflict, Security and Development Group at King's
College London, is pleased to announce a call for applications for the
Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women for 2008/2009. Deadline
for applications: 21 April 2008. For more information visit:

2008 Women PeaceMakers Program:  Applications are now open for the 2008
Women PeaceMakers Program.  Program application period: March 14 - May
23, 2008. For more details on applying to become a 2008 Woman PeaceMaker
or Peace Writer, please visit:

Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Health Literature: This award aims
to recognise significant contributions to the health literature in Latin
America and the Caribbean and to promote the highest standards of
research. Only articles published in scientific journals listed in the
Index Medicus or in official Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)
journals are eligible for consideration. Preference is given to studies
involving more than one discipline and to papers related to infectious
disease, a life-long concern of Dr. Soper. Deadline: June 16 2008
[Source: The Drum Beat 438 - Awards and Funding Opportunities] More
information online at: http://www.pahef.org/awards/health/overview/

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

VI. Vacancies

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Advisor, Syria / International Rescue
Committee / Application open until filled / For full terms of reference
for this post email me off-list at svri at mrc.ac.za or to apply for this
position, please visit the IRC website at www.ircjobs.org

Program Associate for Middle East and North Africa / The Global Fund for
Women (GFW) / San Francisco, CA, USA / Closing date: May 04, 2008.
[Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 14 April 2008] More Details:

Global Development Policy Internship / Women Thrive Worldwide /
Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: May 05, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs:
Week of 14 April 2008] More Details: http://www.womensedge.org

Research Associate / International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) /
New Delhi, India / Closing date: April 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs:
Week of 14 April 2008] More Details:

Consultant - Livelihoods Report Editor / Women's Commission for Refugee
Women and Children / Location: Any / Closing date: May 01, 2008.
[Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 14 April 2008] More Details:

Operations Manager / UNIFEM / Mexico City, Mexico / Closing date: April
25, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 14 April 2008] More Details:

Consultant on CEDAW / UNIFEM / Pristina, Kosovo / Closing date: April
24, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 14 April 2008] More Details:

Project Coordination Specialist, UN Trust Fund / UNDP / New York, NY,
USA / Closing date: April 30, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 14 April
2008] More Details: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=4445

Gender Programme Specialist / UNDP / Monrovia, Liberia / Closing date:
April 22, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 14 April 2008] More Details:

International Legal Fellow for Asia / The Center for Reproductive Rights
(CRR) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: April 15, 2008. [Source: AWID
Jobs: Week of 14 April 2008] More Details:

Visiting Lawyer for Asia / The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) /
New York, NY, USA / Closing date: April 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs:
Week of 14 April 2008] More Details:

Faculty Position, Gender and Social Organizations / Central European
University (CEU) / Budapest, Hungary / Review of applications begins on:
September 30, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 14 April 2008] More
Details: http://www.gend.ceu.hu

Faculty Position, Sexualities and Theory / Central European University
(CEU) / Budapest, Hungary / Review of applications begins on: September
30, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 14 April 2008] More Details:

Part-time Faculty Position, Feminist Theory / Central European
University (CEU) / Budapest, Hungary / Review of applications begins on:
September 30, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 14 April 2008] More
Details: http://www.gend.ceu.hu

National Project Coordinator (NPC) - Women in Elections / UNIFEM Albania
/ Tirana, Albania / Closing date: April 16, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs:
Week of 14 April 2008] More Details:

Women's Rights Advocate/Researcher for Europe and Central Asia / Human
Rights Watch (HRW) / Brussels, Belgium or London, UK / Closing date: May
31, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 14 April 2008] More Details:

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
* Medico-legal care for sexual assault survivors

To view these discussions, comment or create your own please visit:


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

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative, an initiative of the Global
Forum for Health Research, is hosted by the Medical Research Council,
South Africa.  The SVRI aims to promote research on sexual violence and
generate empirical data to ensure sexual violence is recognized as a
priority public health problem.  To learn more about the SVRI visit our
website www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/>  or contact us at
svri at mrc.ac.za 

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