[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 01 12 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Dec 1 10:52:54 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 <mailto: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. SVRI Listserv Member Requests
II. Webpages/Sites
III. Online Publications
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. SVRI Online Discussion Forum
VIII. Vacancies

I. SVRI Listserv Member Requests

Request 1: Efficacy of 'Public Hearings' model to address GBV: IDS Jaipur is currently studying the efficacy of the 'Public Hearing' model initiated by the Rajasthan State Women's Commission as a tool to redress cases of violence against women. The Rajasthan State Women's Commission is a state-level statutory body established under the Rajasthan State Women's Act 1999. The act gives the Commission the power of a Civil Court. With the powers of the Act the Rajasthan State Women's Commission has initiated organisation of public hearings for women at the district level involving district level administration, NGOs, public representatives, the local communities and the media. Institutionalized in the year 2001 the Public Hearings is an intervention designed to address the problems and grievances of girls/women related to all types of violence (domestic, gender discrimination and public service delivery issues) and to ensure it is redressed on the spot, or as soon as possible, by the concerned government officials and authorities. The objectives of the Hearings are to provide speedy and due justice, for cases which do not merit going to the court e.g. complaints related to service delivery, and also to advocate for women's issues at the district and State level. We are inquiring if Public Hearing on cases of GBV are held elsewhere in other parts of the world and what is the process of these hearings. Any information will be gratefully acknowledged. Please email Dr. Kanchan Mathur direct at: kanchan at idsj.org <mailto:kanchan at idsj.org>  or respond to her online at: http://www.svri.org/svriforums/thread.jspa?threadID=44&tstart=0 <http://www.svri.org/svriforums/thread.jspa?threadID=44&tstart=0> 

Request 2: Request for assistance: recent literature for a review for the British Refugee Council (BRC) on rape and other sexual violence amongst refugee women:  The BRC intends to publish in early 2009 a good practice guide, based on learning from a 3 year London-based project offering "pragmatic holistic therapy" to refugee women who have been subjected to sexual violence. The review will seek to set the work of the project in context by looking at prevalence and impunity/access to justice in clients' countries of origin (particularly DRC, Ivory Coast, Eritrea and Sri Lanka), regions of origin (camps and urban settings), as well as in the UK. Please email richardwilliams1uk at yahoo.co.uk <mailto:richardwilliams1uk at yahoo.co.uk>  

II. Webpages/Sites

UNAIDS - Gender: Gender is an integral factor in determining an individual's vulnerability to HIV infection, his or her ability to access care, support or treatment, and the ability to cope when infected or affected by HIV. Read more: http://www.unaids.org/en/PolicyAndPractice/Gender/default.asp

Women WON'T Wait: Women WON'T Wait is an international coalition of organisations and networks from the global South and North. We are committed to women's health and human rights in the struggle to address HIV and AIDS and end all forms of violence against women and girls. Website: http://www.womenwontwait.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

StopX: StopX is a place for young people who want to contribute to the fight against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents. [Source: WUNRN] Webpage: http://www.stopx.org/

Silence is Acceptance: A photo essay on Sexual Exploitation of Children by UNICEF. [Source: WUNRN] Webpage: http://www.unicef.org/photoessays/46469.html

SVRI Forum 2009: The SVRI is pleased to invite you to its first conference, SVRI Forum 2009: Coordinated evidence-based responses to end sexual violence, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 6 - 9 July 2009. The conference is aimed at promoting research on sexual violence, highlighting innovation and encouraging sharing and networking in the area of sexual violence. Webpage: http://svriforum2009.svri.org/index.htm <http://svriforum2009.svri.org/index.htm>  

III. Online Publications

Violence against Women in Melanesia and East Timor:  Building on Global and Regional Promising Approaches, AusAID, 2008: AusAID's Office of Development Effectiveness has undertaken a study to assess the effectiveness of methods currently being used to address violence against women and girls in five of Australia's neighbouring countries: Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and East Timor. [Source: pacwin] The report and the five supplementary country specific reports are available for download at www.ode.ausaid.gov.au

Women and War. International Red Cross, Geneva, 2008: This publication looks at the ways in which women can be affected by conflict and the actions taken by the ICRC to take their specific needs into account. [Source: WUNRN] Full report available in English, French, Spanish, online at: http://www.icrc.org/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/p0944/$File/ICRC_002_0944.PDF!Open

Pakistan's National Report on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation - 2008. National Commission For Child Welfare And Development. 2008: The Pakistan's National Report on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Child Sexual Abuse has been prepared reflecting National preparation and progress on five core program areas of NPA after Yokohama Global Commitment and Plan of Action for presentation in the 3 rd World Congress against CSEC in Rio, Brazil. Full report: http://www.nccwd.gov.pk/n.r.on%20csec.pdf

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2006 Homicide Data. Females Murdered by Males in Single Victim/Single Offender Incidents. Marty Langley. Violence Policy Center. 2008: When Men Murder Women is an annual report prepared by the Violence Policy Center detailing the reality of homicides committed against women. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: http://www.vpc.org/studies/wmmw2008.pdf

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

IV. Journal Articles

The psychological impact of rape victims. Campbell R. Am Psychol; 63(8): 702-17. 2008: This review article examines rape victims' experiences seeking post-assault assistance from the legal, medical, and mental health systems and how those interactions impact their psychological well-being. [Source: SafetyLit] Read more: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91988_20

Good Women, Martyrs, and Survivors: A Theoretical Framework for South Asian Women's Responses to Partner Violence. Pinnewala P. Violence Against Women 2008 (e-Pub): This article analyzes select psychological and social models to provide a new theoretical framework for South Asian women subjected to partner violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Read more: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_92058_20

Psychosocial consequences of sexual abuse. Vyssoki D, Schürmann-Emanuely A. Psychiatr Danub; 20(4): 546-550. 2008: Victims of all fields of violence can be found in Western Europe, the last mentioned form of violence predominant among refugees, but also among survivors of the last world war. [Source: SafetyLit] Read more: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_92063_20

Violence against women: analysis of cases treated at three services in the city of Uberlandia, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Garcia MV, Ribeiro LA, Jorge MT, Pereira GR, Resende AP. Cad Saude Publica; 24(11): 2551-63. 2008: This study analyzes epidemiological and clinical aspects of violence against women, using three data sources: medical records at the University Hospital in Uberlandia, Minas Gerais State, Brazil; treatment forms from the nongovernmental organization SOS Action for Women and Families; forensic reports on bodily injuries and autopsies from the Medical Examiner's Office. [Source: SafetyLit] Read more: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_92065_20

Ritual Abuse-Torture Within Families/Groups. Sarson, J. & MacDonald, L Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, Vol. 16 (4) #50. pp. 419-438. 2008: Case studies provide insights into identifying 10 violent thematic issues as components of a pattern of family/group ritual abuse-torture victimization. Narratives from victimized women suggest that victimization generally begins in infancy or soon thereafter. [Source: authors] Full abstract online at: https://www.haworthpress.com/store/ArticleAbstract.asp?sid=GKL6RNSLURXB9PFCP3HCAPM5XE9N2W9D&ID=110371

Sexual violence at first intercourse against women in Moshi, northern Tanzania: prevalence, risk factors, and consequences. Williams CM, McCloskey LA, Larsen U. Popul Stud (Camb). Nov;62(3):335-48. 2008: To explore the relationship between sexual violence at first intercourse and later sexually transmitted infections in Moshi, Tanzania, we analysed data from a representative household survey that comprised face-to-face interviews with 1,835 women and tests for six STIs on biological samples from 1,235 of these women. [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18937146?ordinalpos=54&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Sexual function in women with female genital mutilation. Alsibiani SA, Rouzi AA.Fertil Steril. Fertil Steril. Nov 22. 2008 (e-pub): The aim of this study was to compare the sexual function of women with female genital mutilation to women without [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19028385?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Circumstances Surrounding Male Sexual Assault and Rape: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey. Light D, Monk-Turner E .J Interpers Violence. Nov 3 2008 (e-pub): Much work in the area of male sexual assault and rape relies on small clinical samples. From these samples, researchers reported that most male victims were physically injured during the attack and that penetration occurred. This work rests on a subsample of 219 men from the 1994-1996 Violence and Threats of Violence Against Women and Men in the United States Survey. [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18981191?ordinalpos=33&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Physical health and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in women experiencing intimate partner violence. Woods SJ, Hall RJ, Campbell JC, Angott DM. J Midwifery Womens Health. Nov-Dec;53(6):538-46. 2008: This correlational-predictive study addresses the associations between intimate partner violence and physical health and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18984510?ordinalpos=26&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Survey of domestic violence and its determinants in legal medicine center referrals - Urmia (1384) [2005-2006]. Farokh eslam lou HR, Boushehri B. Urmia Med J; 18(3): 554-67. 2007: This study demonstrates some previously identified domestic violence risk factors, but there were strong evidences of socioeconomic factors variability in violence against women. [Source: SafetyLit] Read more: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91959_20

The Nonverbal Decoding Ability of Children Exposed to Family Violence or Maltreatment: Prospective Evidence From a British Cohort. Bowen E, Nowicki S. J Nonverbal Behav; 31(3): 169-184. 2007: The prospective association between exposure to family violence or maltreatment in the first four years of life and nonverbal decoding ability at age 8.5 years was examined in a British birth cohort. [Source: SafetyLit] Read more: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_81772_20

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

V. Events 

2009 Global Symposium On Engaging Men And Boys In Achieving Gender Equality, 29 March - 03 April, 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: This international meeting will convene leading practitioners, researchers, and policymakers from around the world who work to engage men and boys in reducing violence against women, to promote sexual and reproductive health, fight HIV/AIDS, and improve fatherhood and care giving. For more information visit: http://www.engagingmen2009.org/42?locale=en_US

UNGEI GirlsEd-Net eDiscussion #7: Addressing Gender Inequalities in and through Education in Emergencies, Post-Crisis and Contexts of Fragility: Moderator: Kara Mitchell, Analyst, Canadian International Development Agency, INEE Gender Task Team. Start: 25 November 2008. For further details of this eDiscussion can be found here: http://www.ungei.org/listserve/index_1981.html <http://lists.unicef.org/t/271740/1058364/3706/0/> 

Prevention Connection Web Conference - Toward a Community Solution: Advancing Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women. Wednesday, December 10, 2008: This web conference will set the theoretical foundation for the Prevention Connection Web Conference series. The focus of the web conference will be the Spectrum of Prevention, which will be introduced as a strategy to change social norms to prevent violence against women. This web conference will be a repeat of the web conferences held in March 2005, June 2005, February 2006, November 2006, and December 2007. To register visit: http://www.preventconnect.org/

Call for Abstracts - SVRI Forum 2009: Sexual Violence is a global issue that requires coordinated evidence-based responses, Johannesburg, South Africa, 6 - 9 July 2009. More information online at: http://svriforum2009.svri.org/index.htm <http://svriforum2009.svri.org/index.htm>  

Fourth Biennial International Sex and Relationships Education Conference, Birmingham, UK, 7th-9th September, 2009: SRE 2009 is for anyone with an interest in, and concern for, sex and relationships education. More details online at: http://www.psychology.soton.ac.uk/sre2009/index.shtml

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Request for Proposals: The HIV Collaborative Fund for South Asia (CFSA) is now requesting proposals for the 2009-2010 cycle of funding from organisations seeking support for community-based HIV treatments advocacy and education programs. Funding is geographically limited to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. In South Asia, the group managing the process is the South Asian Regional Advisory Committee. Country Review Panels will review applications at the country level assisted by a regional Technical Review Panel. The project can last for up to one year starting 20 May 2009, but shorter projects will also be considered. If you are interested in the Collaborative Fund, you will need to consider the following documents: CFSA Request for Proposals Announcement; Proposal Form; Budget Template; and Application Guide. If you would like to receive these documents, please send an e-mail to the Technical Review Panel (TRP) member in your country:

Bangladesh: Shale Ahmed - shale at bandhu-bd.org  
India: Dr Tokugha - Tokuyepthomi at gmail.com  
Nepal: Ekta Mahat - ektamahat at gmail.com  

Sri Lanka and Pakistan: Loon Gangte - loon_gangte at yahoo.com 

For more information: www.hivcollaborativefund.org  

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

VII. SVRI Online Discussion Forum 

The SVRI provides you with a platform to interact online with other members of the SVRI who have registered with the SVRI Online Discussion Forum. The Population Council invites you to participate in the following discussion:

Thread: Improving effectiveness of post exposure prophylaxis (PEP): The Population Council is hosting an online discussion on the SVRI Online Discussion Forum from November 08 to May 09. The purpose of this discussion is to allow development practitioners to share information on best practices on administering PEP and emerging trends and lessons. Through this discussion we would like to explore the following:

1. How do we ensure survivors adhere to PEP?
2. What is the ideal regimen to give to survivors?
3. What are the most appropriate doses for children?
4. What follow-up strategies to enhance adherence to PEP are required?
5. In what ways can communities be involved to help improve PEP adherence?
6. How can advocacy strategies be applied to improve PEP adherence?

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

VIII. Vacancies

Jobs at the International Center for Research on Women: For vacancies at ICRW visit the ICRW Jobs page. Vacancies are open until removed from the web. ICRW Jobs Paget: http://www.icrw.org/html/jobs/jobs.htm

UNIFEM Job Vacancies: New UNIFEM job vacancy announcements are available on the UNIFEM website: http://www.unifem.org/about/jobs.php

P4 Chief Technical Advisor - Sub regional project on Combating Trafficking in Children in West Africa / The International Labour Organization (ILO) / Closing date: December 07, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/P4-Chief-Technical-Advisor-Sub-regional-project-on-Combating-Trafficking-in-Children-in-West-Africa

Senior Program Officer, International Policy and Advocacy / The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Program-Officer-International-Policy-and-Advocacy%20

Program Officer, Southern Africa / The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Southern-Africa%20

Programme Assistant / UNIFEM Cambodia Office / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / Closing date: December 10, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Assistant%20

Consultant: Web-Consultant, BDP Gender Team / UNDP / Home-based, USA / Closing date: December 05, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Web-Consultant-BDP-Gender-Team%20

International Consultant on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment / UNDP / Yerevan, Armenia / Closing date: December 10, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consultant-on-Gender-Equality-and-Women-s-Empowerment%20

Consultant: Implications of Intellectual Property Rights on Gender Roles and Responsibilities in Farming Practices in Latin America / UNDP / Home-based / Closing date: December 05, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist-ICS-11-L-4%20

Gender Specialist, ICS 11 (L-4) / UNFPA / Conakry, Guinea / Closing date: December 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist-ICS-11-L-4%20

Administrator, Peacebuilding Issues Programme (PIP) / International Alert / London, UK / Closing date: December 04, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Administrator-Peacebuilding-Issues-Programme-PIP%20

Violence against Women Coordinator / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Iraq. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Violence-against-Women-Coordinator%20

Communications and Online Outreach Internship - Spring 2009 / Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-and-Online-Outreach-Internship-Spring-2009%20

Spring 2009 Global Development Policy Internship / Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: December 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Spring-2009-Global-Development-Policy-Internship%20

Global Partnerships Internship - Spring 2009 / Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Partnerships-Internship-Spring-2009%20

International Programs Advisor / Global Health Fellows Program / The Public Health Institute / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: December 03, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Programs-Advisor%20

Senior Program Officer for Asia & Oceania / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA / Closing date: January 04, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Program-Officer-for-Asia-Oceania%20

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 <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>  

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