[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 19 08 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Wed Aug 20 10:46:25 SAST 2008

Dear SVRI List Members

This week's SVRI Update 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. SVRI Online Discussion Forum
VII. Vacancies

I. Webpages/Sites

Stop Rape Now - UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict: UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action) unites the work of 12 UN entities to prevent all forms of gender based violence (GBV), including sexual violence in conflict. It is a concerted effort by the UN to improve coordination and accountability, amplify programming and advocacy, and support national efforts to prevent sexual violence and respond effectively to the needs of survivors. Website: http://www.stoprapenow.org/index.html

Male Survivor: Male Survivor provides resources and support for men who were sexually victimized as children, adolescents, or adults. Website: http://www.malesurvivor.org/

Violence Prevention Alliance: The Violence Prevention Alliance  is a network of WHO Member States, international agencies and civil society organizations working to prevent violence. Visit them online at: http://www.who.int/violenceprevention/en/index.html

Women's Infoteka: Women's Infoteka (Ženska Infoteka) is a women's information and documentation center founded in Zagreb in December 1992 as one of the first in Croatia and Eastern Europe. Website: http://www.zinfo.hr/engleski/aboutus.htm

For more links visit our Links page: http://www.svri.org/genlinks.htm

II. Online Publications 

Mexico: Violence against women in the family in Mexico, Amnesty International, 2008: This report tells the story of many women suffering violence and describes the obstacles they face in accessing safety and justice in Mexico. Download report online at: http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/report/women-mexico-let-down-failures-justice-system-20080801

India Manual for Training Police on Anti Human Trafficking. UN Office on Drugs & Crime, Government of India. 2008: This Manual for training police on Anti Human Trafficking (AHT) is a part of the series of tools brought out by UNODC ROSA, in its anti human trafficking project (IND/S16), which is being run in partnership with the Government of India (Ministry of Home Affairs) and state government agencies as well as civil society partners and is fully funded by the US government. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.unodc.org/pdf/india/training_manual_police1.pdf

Women Targeted Or Affected By Armed Conflict: What Role For Military Peacekeepers? Conference Summary* UK, UNIFEM, DPKO, UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict, Governments of the United Kingdom and Canada, Wilton Park, Sussex, May 27-29, 2008: The conference reviewed current peacekeeping practice in the prevention of widespread and systematic sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict contexts, with a view to: Identifying existing efforts to prevent the targeting of women and children for sexual violence within current peacekeeping approaches to civilian protection; and building a policy consensus on sexual violence as a security issue backed by mandates, means, training and incentives for effective response. Conference summary report is online at: http://www.unifem.org/attachments/events/WiltonParkConference_SummaryReport_200805_1.pdf

Sexual Violence in Disasters: A planning guide for prevention and response. Alisa Klein Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual & National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2008: This guide offers readers information about sexual violence and disasters that will help communities to understand the connection and develop better disaster responses. It presents a range of recommendations from suggesting small changes to developing comprehensive plans, making preparations, and coordinating far-reaching policy change. Download: http://www.nsvrc.org/_cms/fileUpload/Projects/NSVRCPUB_SV_Disaster_web.pdf

Strategies for Change: Breaking Barriers to HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care for Women, OSI, August 2008: This OSI report highlights the efforts of HIV activists, women's advocates, and health experts to address the needs of marginalized women including sex workers, drug users, and women living with HIV. [Source: OSI Publications August 11, 2008] Online at: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/health/focus/phw/articles_publications/publications/breakingbarriers_20080802?email_breakingbarriers=20080808

IASC Guidelines on GBV in Humanitarian Settings - Focusing on Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence in Emergencies 2005: The primary purpose of these guidelines is to enable humanitarian actors and communities to plan, establish, and coordinate a set of minimum multisectoral interventions to prevent and respond to sexual violence during the early phase of an emergency. Online at: http://www.humanitarianreform.org/Default.aspx?tabid=657S

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

III. Journal Articles

Violence Against Women With HIV Risk and Recent Criminal Justice System Involvement: Prevalence, Correlates, and Recommendations for Intervention. Weir BW, Bard RS, O'Brien K: Violence Against Women. Aug;14(8):944-60. 2008: This research note examines the prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence and other violence among women (N = 529) at risk for HIV and with histories of criminal justice system involvement. [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18667407?ordinalpos=119&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Adverse childhood experiences predict earlier age of drinking onset: results from a representative US sample of current or former drinkers. Rothman EF, Edwards EM, Heeren T, Hingson RW. Pediatrics; 122(2): e298-304. 2008: The goal of this study was to determine whether adverse childhood experiences predicted the age at which drinking was initiated and drinking motives in a representative sample of current or former drinkers in the United States [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_89258_20

Caring for victims of intimate partner violence: a survey of Canadian emergency departments. McClennan S, Worster A, MacMillan H. CJEM; 10(4): 325-8. 2008: This study sought to determine the proportion of Canadian emergency departments that have intimate partner violence universal screening programs and intervention policies and procedures. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_89021_20

Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting: Supports and Resources for Changing the Paradigm. Berkowitz CD. Pediatrics 2008; ePub: Primary care providers reported that they decided not to report a substantial proportion of injuries that they suspected might have resulted from abuse. This article provides detailed reports of 2 illustrative cases from the author's experience as a member of a multidisciplinary child fatality review team and discusses several alternative legal mechanisms for improving mandated reporting. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_89240_20

Clinicians' description of factors influencing their reporting of suspected child abuse: report of the Child Abuse Reporting Experience Study Research Group. Jones R, Flaherty EG, Binns HJ, Price LL, Slora E, Abney D, Harris DL, Christoffel KK, Sege RD. Pediatrics; 122(2): 259-66. 2008: This evaluation of study data seeks (1) to identify factors clinicians weighed when deciding whether to report injuries they suspected might have been caused by child abuse; (2) to describe clinicians' management strategies for children with injuries from suspected child abuse that were not reported; and (3) to describe how clinicians explained not reporting high-suspicion injuries. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_89236_20

Coping as a mediator and moderator between intimate partner violence and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Calvete E, Corral S, Estévez A. Violence Against Women; 14(8): 886-904. 2008: This study examines the role of coping as both a moderator and a mediator of the association between intimate partner violence and women's mental health. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_89347_20

Detection of Intimate Partner Violence in a General Medicine Practice. Soglin LF, Bauchat J, Soglin DF, Martin GJ. J Interpers Violence 2008; ePub: In this study, an assessment phase is undertaken to determine intimate partner violence (IPV) prevalence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_89293_20

Doing the Right Thing: A Primary Care Pediatrician's Perspective on Child Abuse Reporting. McCarthy C. Pediatrics 2008; ePub: This commentary briefly summarizes and responds to the papers presented at the Child Abuse Recognition, Research, and Education Translation (CARRET) Conference. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_89237_20

Intersections Between Childhood Abuse and Adult Intimate Partner Violence Among Ecuadorian Women. Gomez AM, Speizer IS. Matern Child Health J 2008; ePub: This study explores the effect of childhood physical and/or psychological abuse on the likelihood of IPV among a national sample of Ecuadorian women of reproductive age. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_89028_20

Referral of young people attending a sexual assault referral centre to mental health services. Sacks RJ, Cybulska BA, Forster GE. Int J STD AIDS; 19(8): 557-8. 2008: Mental health issues following sexual assault in young people are common but early intervention may improve outcome. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_89107_20

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

IV. Events

SIDA: Conference: How Gender-based Violence Can Be Addressed in an Effective Manner, Stockholm, Sweden, September 12, 2008: This conference will focus on GBV in post-conflict settings. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Announcements: 13 August 2008] More details online at: http://www.awid.org/eng/Women-in-Action/Events-around-the-world/SIDA-Conference

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Proposals to host Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative: The Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative is announcing a request for proposals to select an institution, particularly in low- or middle-income countries, to host its secretariat. Interested institutions are requested to submit their applications to CHNRI by email (chnri at icddrb.org and chnri at yahoo.com) no later than 1 October 2008. The full text of the call for proposal is attached and can also be viewed at http://www.chnri.org/content/article/detail/763

Call for nominations to serve on the CHNRI Board: The Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI), is pleased to invite nominations from potential members to serve on the CHNRI Board. For this round of nominations, CHNRI encourages nominations of individuals from Public Sector / Policy makers. If you are interested in becoming a member of the CHNRI Board or wish to nominate someone to the Board please send your completed nomination form (see below), curriculum vitae and statement by e-mail to both chnri at icddrb.org and chnri at yahoo.com no later than 10 October 2008. The full text of the call for nomination is attached and can also be viewed at http://www.chnri.org/content/article/detail/771

MacArthur Foundation Grant for Population and Reproductive Health: Inviting organisations working on reproductive health (RH), these grants focus on 3 countries: India, Mexico, and Nigeria. Two themes form the core of this grantmaking: a. Reducing maternal mortality and morbidity; and b. Advancing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Typically, the Foundation provides multi-year support. Proposals must fit clearly within the geographic and thematic priorities of the population and RH area to be considered. Rolling deadline. [Source: The Drum Beat - 455 - Awards and Funding Opportunities] Online at: http://www.macfound.org/

Consultancy for the thematic report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences on "Political Economy and Violence against Women": The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences wishes to carry out a comprehensive research project on the political economy of women's rights and its implications for violence against women. The findings of the research will be used in her next and final annual report to the Human Rights Council in June 2009. Deadline for applications: 24 August 2008. [Source: Interagency Gender Working Group LISTSERV Mailing List on behalf of IGWG] More information email vawconsultancy at ohchr.org

Call for Proposals: UNDP: Global Centre for Research on Gender, Crisis Prevention and Recovery: Management of a Gender and CPR Research Fund: The UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery is calling for proposals for the selection of an international organization/non-governmental organization (NGO) to support implementation of the "Global Centre for Research On Gender, Crisis Prevention and Recovery". Deadline 20 August 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Announcements: 13 August 2008] More details: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=2737

Sida - Call for Proposals for the Middle East and North Africa: Sida hereby invites Swedish Non-Governmental Organisations to apply for funding for regional projects in the field of democratic development and the promotion of human rights within the framework of the Strategy for development cooperation with the Middle East and North Africa (the MENA strategy). Applications written in accordance with the attached guidelines shall be submitted to Sida/ASIEN-MENA no later than November 1, 2008. More information: http://www.sida.se/sida/jsp/sida.jsp?d=224&a=40609&language=en_US

Call for Applications: Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: International Fund for Sexual Minorities: The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice seeks applications for the next cycle of their International Fund for Sexual Minorities (due date for complete applications is Monday September 1st, 2008). [Source: AWID] More details: http://www.astraeafoundation.org/PHP/Grants/DeadlinesAllGrants.php4#Sexual_Minorities

Call for Proposals: UNIFEM: Review of Domestic Violence Legislations and Implementation Good Practices for ASEAN: UNIFEM is searching for a qualified organization or a team of consultants to review domestic violence legislations and programmes to prevent and respond to domestic violence in ASEAN countries and other regions for presentation at the UNIFEM supported ASEAN Regional Workshop on Domestic Violence Legislation to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 20-21 October 2008 for ASEAN Governments. Deadline is August 18, 2008. [Source: AWID] More details: http://www.unifem.org/about/procurement_solicitation.php?SolicitationID=9

Call for Quotations: UNIFEM: Sub-contract to Develop a Knowledge Asset on "Safe Cities & Communities for Women and Girls to Live a Life Free of Violence": The sub-contracted organization/network will develop a knowledge asset on safe cities and communities (i.e. rural) for women and girls to enjoy their equal right to enjoy public spaces free of fear and violence (e.g. sexual assault). Deadline is August 19, 2008. [Source: AWID] More details: http://www.unifem.org/about/procurement_solicitation.php?SolicitationID=8

SVRI Funding Links Page: For details on funders who have funding sources available for research on sexual violence visit: http://www.svri.org/funding.htm

VI. SVRI Online Discussion Forum: current discussions

The SVRI provides you with a platform to interact online with other members of the SVRI who have registered with the Forum. The following 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

VII. Vacancies

Programme Officer, Human Rights/Gender, L-4 / UNICEF / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: August 22, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_45112.html

Senior Specialist II, Gender and Gender-Based Violence // Academy for Educational Development (AED) / Center for Health Policy & Capacity Development // Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Specialist-II-Gender-and-Gender-Based-Violence%20

Senior Manager, Gender Integration / InterAction / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: September 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Manager-Gender-Integration%20

Country Director / Global Rights: Partners for Justice / Bukavu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Director%20

Development Officer / Global Rights: Partners for Justice / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Officer%20

Consultant, PAGE Project Close Out / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-PAGE-Project-Close-Out%20

Program Officer, Online Communications and Campaigns / The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Online-Communications-and-Campaigns%20

Global Partnerships Internship - Fall 2008 / Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington, DC, USA / Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Partnerships-Internship-Fall-2008%20

Project Assistant - Strengthening Women's Political Participation at the Local Level in Latin America / The United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Closing date: August 22, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Assistant-Strengthening-Women-s-Political-Participation-at-the-Local-Level-in-Latin-America%20

Gender and Development Programme Advisor / The United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Closing date: August 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Development-Programme-Advisor%20

Gender and Training Manager / The Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) / Afghanistan. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Training-Manager%20

Senior Programme Officer / The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) / London, UK or Brussels, Belgium / Closing date: September 12, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Programme-Officer%20

Human Trafficking Analyst / ICF International, Inc. / Fairfax, VA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Human-Trafficking-Analyst%20

Gender Expert / Development and Training Services, Inc. (dTS) / Lahore, Pakistan. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Expert%20

Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Coordinator / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Thailand. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 18th August 2008] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Prevention-of-Sexual-Abuse-and-Exploitation-Coordinator%20


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

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