[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 21 04 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Apr 22 12:34:31 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

SexualityStudies.net: This website is a new online facility to connect people engaged in the study of human sexuality - researchers, teachers, students and those working in the field. Visit them online at: http://sexualitystudies.net/

End Violence Against Women (EVAW): EVAW is a campaign representing 7 million individuals and organisations across the UK. Website: http://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/home.asp

United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women: UN-INSTRAW is the leading United Nations Institute devoted to research, training and knowledge management in partnership with governments, the United Nations System, civil society and academia to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment.  Website: http://www.un-instraw.org/en/index.html

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (USA): The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV) designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence. Website: http://www.ncdsv.org/

II. Online Publications and Resources

Sexual Violence Research Initiative, Annual Report, 2007, Sexual Violence Research Initiative, Medical Research Council, 2008: Read about our achievements and highlights in 2007. Full report: http://www.svri.org/annualreport2007.pdf

State of Human Rights 2007, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, 2008: The report from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) says 4,276 cases of women's rights abuses during the year have been recorded. [Source: WUNRN] Download full report online at: http://www.hrcp-web.org/hrcpDetail_pub3.cfm?proId=528&catid=173

Map of Gaps: The Postcode Lottery of Violence Against Women Support Services, Maddy Coy, Liz Kelly, Jo Foord, End Violence Against Women. 2008: Over three million women across the UK experience violence each year; and for these women, specialised support services are essential for their access to safety, justice, and the ability to move on with their lives....While a minority of women live in an area where there are good services, too many women face patchy provision at best, and at worst there is no support at all. [Source: WUNRN] Full report online at: www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/documents/Map_of_Gaps.pdf

Securing Equality, Engendering Peace: A Guide to Policy and Planning on Women, Peace and Security, United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, 2008: The purpose of this guide is to help facilitate the development of realistic action plans on women, peace and security through the provision of good practices, specific recommendations and a six-step model process. [Source: WUNRN] Online at: http://www.un-instraw.org/en/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=1050&Itemid=

Indicators to Measure Violence Against Women, Prepared by Sylvia Walby, Paper presented at Expert Group Meeting on indicators to measure violence against women, Geneva 8-10 October 2007: This paper is prepared for the UN Expert Group Meeting on indicators to measure violence against women. The Expert Group Meeting is intended to support the work of the Statistical Commission and the Commission on the Status of Women in developing 'a set of possible indicators on violence against women in order to assist States in assessing the scope, prevalence and incidence of violence against women'. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.unece.org/stats/documents/ece/ces/ge.30/2007/mtg1/wp.1.e.pdf

Research Issues in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Low- and Middle-income Countries Andres de Francisco, Ruth Dixon-Mueller, Catherine d'Arcangues, Global Forum for Health Research and World Health Organization, 2007: This joint report (Global Forum for Health Research and World Health Organization) identifies gaps, priorities and multi-disciplinary approaches in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) research, an area identified as the 'missing Millennium Development Goal'. Online at: http://www.globalforumhealth.org/shlinks/srh.php

International Perspectives and Nigerian Laws on Human Trafficking, Olaide Gbadamosi, Esq. Network for Justice and Democracy. 2006: The book is intended to serve as a practical aid to the understanding of the problem of trafficking in persons and aims to encourage effective actions taken by the various international, regional and national initiatives to curb the menace of human trafficking. [Source: Olaide Gbadamosi Esq] Download online at: http://www.humantrafficking.org/publications/425

HIV/AIDS, Human Rights and Law, Olaide Gbadamosi, Esq. The Network for Justice and Democracy, 2005: The book containts basic facts on HIV/AIDs, impact of the disease, prevention, treatment care and control of HIV/AIDs, strategies to combact the HIV/AIDs pandemic, vulnerability of girls, women and youths to HIV/AIDs, Gender and HIV, HIV/AIDs and Human Rights, Case laws and legislations on HIV/AIDs world wide. Download online at: http://www.justiceanddemocracy.org/HIV%20BOOK.pdf

Child sexual offenders. Gannon, T. A., Ward, T., & Polaschek, D. L. L... In M. Connolly (Ed.), Violence in Society: New Zealand Perspectives (pp. 31-47). Christchurch: Te Awatea Press. 2004:  Child sexual offenders (CSOs) are some of the most despised and talked about criminals in the Western world. In this chapter we address three main questions about child sexual abuse. These are: What are the main deficits or problems that characterise CSOs? How have researchers used this knowledge to create theories of child sexual abuse? And finally, how has this current understanding been used to effectively treat and rehabilitate CSOs? Full chapter: http://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/department/people/gannont/offenders04.pdf

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

III. Journal Articles

Anger Disturbances Among Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Court-Mandated Treatment. Eckhardt CI, Samper RE, Murphy CM. J Interpers Violence 2008: In the present study, the authors clustered a pretreatment sample of 190 perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV) mandated to attend group counseling based on State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory scores and examined whether these profiles were associated with differential outcomes 1 year postadjudication. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86162_20

Attitudes related to child sexual abuse: Scale construction and explorative study among psychologists. Finnilä-Tuohimaa K, Santtila P, Björnberg L, Hakala N, Niemi P, Sandnabba K. Scand J Psychol 2008: A Child Sexual Abuse Attitude and Belief Scale was constructed and then answered by 242 child psychologists. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86201_20

Child Maltreatment Profiles and Adjustment Problems in High-Risk Adolescents. Hazen AL, Connelly CD, Roesch SC, Hough RL, Landsverk JA. J Interpers Violence 2008: The purpose of this article is to identify profiles of maltreatment experiences in a sample of high-risk adolescents and to investigate the relationship between the derived profiles and psychological adjustment. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86430_20

Coordinated Community Response to Family Violence: The Role of Domestic Violence Service Organizations. Malik NM, Ward K, Janczewski C. J Interpers Violence 2008: There is increasing awareness that domestic violence and child maltreatment often overlap and that there are significant negative consequences to women and children who are victims in the same families. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86191_20

How Nonrecidivism Affects Predictive Accuracy: Evidence From a Cross-Validation of the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment. Hilton NZ, Harris GT. J Interpers Violence 2008: The present study cross-validates the ability of the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) to distinguish subsequent recidivists and nonrecidivists among 391 new cases with less extensive criminal records than previous cross-validation samples, base rate = 27%, ROC area = .67. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86407_20

Perpetrators of Sexual Assault Continuing to Have Sex With Their Victims Following the Initial Assault: Evidence for Evolved Reproductive Strategies. Ellis L, Widmayer A, Palmer CT. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol 2008: Among a sample of college students, roughly 30% of the women and 12% of the men reported having been the victim of a sexual assault sometime in their lives. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86410_20

Posttraumatic stress disorder, gender, and problem profiles in substance dependent patients. Peirce JM, Kindbom KA, Waesche MC, Yuscavage AS, Brooner RK. Subst Use Misuse; 43(5): 596-611. 2008: The present study assessed psychiatric disorders, psychosocial problems, and traumatic events with structured interviews in 747 men and 693 women enrolling in urban opioid substitution treatment programs from 1995 to 2001. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86405_20

Profiles of behavioral problems in children who witness domestic violence. Spilsbury JC, Kahana S, Drotar D, Creeden R, Flannery DJ, Friedman S. Violence Vict; 23(1): 3-17. 2008: Unlike previous investigations of shelter-based samples, our study examined whether profiles of adjustment problems occurred in a community-program-based sample of 175 school-aged children exposed to domestic violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86540_20

Rape Myth Acceptance in Men Who Completed the Prostitution Offender Program of British Columbia. Klein C, Kennedy MA, Gorzalka BB. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol 2008: In an effort to characterize the attitudes and characteristics of men who solicit sex, this study investigated rape myth acceptance as assessed by a modification of Burt's Rape Myth Acceptance Scale. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86536_20

Sexual Assault Victims in the Emergency Department: Analysis by Demographic and Event Characteristics. Avegno J, Mills TJ, Mills LD. J Emerg Med 2008: The objective of this study was to analyze demographic and event characteristics of patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) for evaluation after sexual assault, using a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner standardized database. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86404_20

Temporary distribution of reports and murders because of partner violence during the period 1998-2006, Spain. Vives-Cases C, Torrubiano-Domínguez J, Alvarez-Dardet C. Rev Esp Salud Publica; 82(1): 91-100. 2008: The aim of this study is to explore the temporary distribution of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) reports and murders and to identify possible changes in the risk of dying and reporting by IPV from the Spanish law against gender violence of December of 2004. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86535_20

Women Arrested for Partner Violence and Substance Use: An Exploration of Discrepancies in the Literature. Simmons CA, Lehmann P, Cobb N. J Interpers Violence 2008: Discrepancies exist in research examining substance problems within groups of women arrested for intimate partner violence (IPV). [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86447_20

Cognitive distortions in child molesters: Theoretical and research developments over the last two decades. Gannon, T. A., Ward, T., & Collie, R. Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal, 12, 402-416. 2007: Cognitive distortions have become an important focus for professionals working with child molesters since the early 1980's. In this paper, we describe and discuss both the theoretical and methodological developments regarding child molester's cognitive distortions that have evolved over the past two decades. Full paper: http://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/department/people/gannont/cognitive_distortions.pdf

Physical effects of sexually abused children and adolescents at Taksin Hospital. Boonma M, Bhoopat T, Treratwerapong T, Jintanadilog A. J Med Assoc Thai; 90(12): 2608-15. 2007: Rape records and records of 250 sexually abused children and adolescents treated at Taksin Hospital between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2004 from Child-Women Protection Center were studied retrospectively. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_86433_20

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

IV. Events

Reproductive Health in Emergencies Conference 2008 will take place from June 18-20 at the Speke Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda. Early Bird Registration will close April 30, 2008. This is the last chance for participants to attend the conference for the reduced fee of $150.00. Thereafter, the Standard Registration fee of $250.00 will apply until the registration period closes on June 18.  To register, visit <http://www.rhinemergenciesconference.org/> www.RHinEmergenciesConference.org <http://www.rhinemergenciesconference.org/> 

Call for Applications: Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies - Sexuality Institute 2008: The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) is pleased to announce the CSBR Sexuality Institute 2008 to be held between August 16th and 23rd 2008 in Malaysia. Deadline for applications: 15 May 2008. [Source: AWID Announcements: Week of 16 April 2008] For further information and to access the application form, please visit

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

The United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) - Sustainable Development Fellowships: The United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) is now accepting applications for its three fellowship programmes: UNU-IAS PhD Fellowships, UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowships, and JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships. The closing date for applications is April 25, 2008. [Source: AWID Announcements: Week of 16 April 2008] For more information visit: www.ias.unu.edu/fellowships

Ending Global Slavery: Everyday Heroes Leading The Way: Humanity United and Ashoka's Changemakers launched a global online competition to identify innovative approaches to exposing, confronting and ending modern-day slavery. Deadline: June 18, 2008. [Source: Pambazuka News 363: Links and Resources] More details: http://www.changemakers.net/competition/freedom/

Call for Contributions/Letters of Interest (LOI): Tides Africa Fund: "Family Planning within HIV/AIDS Services: Supporting and Documenting Program Models in Sub-Saharan Africa": The goal of this initiative is to identify, enhance, and analyze both the structures and outcomes of integrated HIV/AIDS and family planning program models and promising efforts in the Sub-Saharan Africa. LOIs must be received no later than 5pm EDT on Monday, April 25, 2008. To receive a pdf version of more detailed information concerning the LOI, please write to contribute at awid.org and/or TidesAfricaFund at Tides.org. For further information about the Tides Foundation, please visit http://www.tidesfoundation.org/

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

VI. Vacancies

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Advisor / UNHCR Syria / International Rescue Committee / position open until filled / Email svri at mrc.ac.za for full terms of reference or apply on-line visit the IRC website at www.ircjobs.org <http://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 -Monday, April 14, 2008] For more information visit: http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/cms/about-gfw/jobs

Global Development Policy Internship / Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: May 05, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs -Monday, April 14, 2008] For more information visit: http://www.womensedge.org

Office Manager / Equality Now / London, UK / Closing date: April 21, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs -Monday, April 14, 2008] For more information visit: http://www.equalitynow.org

Research Associate / International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / New Delhi, India / Closing date: April 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs -Monday, April 14, 2008] For more information visit: http://www.icrw.org/html/jobs/research_associate_asia.html, http://www.icrw.org/html/jobs/jobs.htm

Consultant - Livelihoods Report Editor / Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children / Location: Any / Closing date: May 01, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs -Monday, April 14, 2008] For more information visit: http://www.womenscommission.org/about/employment/livlhdcslt.php

Operations Manager / UNIFEM / Mexico City, Mexico / Closing date: April 25, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs -Monday, April 14, 2008] For more information visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=4457

Consultant on CEDAW / UNIFEM / Pristina, Kosovo / Closing date: April 24, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs -Monday, April 14, 2008] For more information visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=4455

Project Coordination Specialist, UN Trust Fund / UNDP / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: April 30, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs -Monday, April 14, 2008] For more information visit: 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 -Monday, April 14, 2008] For more information visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=4430

International Legal Fellow for Asia / The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: April 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs -Monday, April 14, 2008] For more information visit: http://www.reproductiverights.org/ab_employment.html

Visiting Lawyer for Asia / The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: April 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs -Monday, April 14, 2008] For more information visit: http://www.reproductiverights.org/ab_employment.html

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

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

National Project Coordinator (NPC) - Women in Elections / UNIFEM Albania / Tirana, Albania / Closing date: April 16, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs -Monday, April 14, 2008] For more information visit: http://www.unifem.sk/index.cfm?Module=Static=w=jobsi

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 -Monday, April 14, 2008] For more information visit: http://www.hrw.org/jobs/docs/2008/03/07/eca18231.htm, http://www.hrw.org/jobs

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: http://www.svri.org/activities.htm#svri


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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