[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 09 12 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Dec 9 03:54:41 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. 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

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>  

Violence Against Women Perpetrated By a State & Its Agents: Despite the obligation of the states to act with due diligence to prevent violence against women - violence against women and girls in many societies is met with governmental silence or apathy or lack of interest. To access this Amnesty International webpage visit: http://www.amnesty.org/en/campaigns/stop-violence-against-women/issues/state-perpetrators

II. Online Publications

The CASA House Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Secondary Schools (SAPPSS), 2008: The SAPPSS Report describes the development and evaluation of the CASA House Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Secondary Schools. The Report includes good practice guidelines for school-based violence prevention. Full report: http://www.thewomens.org.au/CASAHouseSAPPSSReport

DEMAND: A Comparative Examination of Sex Tourism and Trafficking in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States, Shared Hope International, 2008: Shared Hope International (SHI) investigated the commercial sex markets in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States - Atlanta, Las Vegas and Washington, DC under a grant from the U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: http://www.sharedhope.org/files/DEMAND.pdf

'I am at the lowest end of all'. Rural women living with HIV face human rights abuses in South Africa. Amnesty International, 2008: This report provides an analysis of patterns of human rights abuses against women who are exposed to the risk of or are already living with HIV in rural contexts of widespread poverty and unemployment. [Source: AWID Resource Net Announcements: 03 December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Women-in-Action/New-Resources/A-New-Report-Amnesty-International-South-Africa-I-am-at-the-lowest-end-of-all-.-Rural-women-living-with-HIV-face-human-rights-abuses-in-South-Africa

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

III. Journal Articles

Association between childhood trauma and aggression in male prisoners. Sarchiapone M, Carli V, Cuomo C, Marchetti M, Roy A. Psychiatry Res 2008; ePub: Childhood trauma and aggression were examined in 540 male prisoners. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91601_20

Associations between childhood trauma, bullying and psychotic symptoms among a school-based adolescent sample. Kelleher I, Harley M, Lynch F, Arseneault L, Fitzpatrick C, Cannon M. Br J Psychiatry; 193(5): 378-82. 2008: This study aimed to examine whether adolescents with psychotic symptoms have an increased rate of traumatic experiences.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91539_20

At-Risk and Maltreated Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Aggression/Violence: What the Conflict Looks Like and Its Relationship to Child Outcomes. English DJ, Graham JC, Newton RR, Lewis TL, Thompson R, Kotch JB, Weisbart C. Child Maltreat 2008; ePub: This study explored the nature of IPAV in 554 homes where children were identified as at risk or reported for maltreatment and examined differences between emotional and behavioral outcomes for children in homes where one or both intimate partners is the alleged perpetrator of IPAV. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91590_20

Child abuse and neglect: Relations to adolescent binge drinking in the national longitudinal study of Adolescent Health (AddHealth) Study. Shin SH, Edwards EM, Heeren T. Addict Behav 2008; ePub: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between child maltreatment and adolescent binge drinking. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_92129_20

Child Maltreatment Among Asian Americans: Characteristics and Explanatory Framework. Zhai F, Gao Q. Child Maltreat 2008; ePub: This article systematically reviews the characteristics of child maltreatment among Asian Americans and provides a theoretical explanatory framework. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91626_20

Circumstances Surrounding Male Sexual Assault and Rape: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey. Light D, Monk-Turner E. J Interpers Violence 2008; ePub: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey (NVAW) show that the vast majority of male sexual assault victims reported that they were not physically injured during the assault, that a weapon was not used, that there was no substance use at the time of the assault, and that penetration did not occur. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91530_20

Determinants and health consequences of domestic violence among women in reproductive age at Zagazig district, Egypt. Fahmy HH, Abd El-Rahman SI. J Egypt Public Health Assoc; 83(1-2): 87-106. 2008: The present study was carried out to estimate the prevalence of domestic violence, to identify socio-demographic and behavioral risk factors and to investigate the relationship between the women's psychological health status and violence exposure. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91831_20

Measurement of victimization in adolescence: Development and validation of the Childhood Experiences of Violence Questionnaire. Walsh CA, MacMillan HL, Trocme N, Jamieson E, Boyle MH. Child Abuse Neglect 2008; ePub: This study presents evaluative data on the Childhood Experiences of Violence Questionnaire, a brief, self-report measure of youth victimization. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91778_20

Psychosocial and cognitive functioning of children with specific profiles of maltreatment. Pears KC, Kim HK, Fisher PA. Child Abuse Neglect 2008; ePub: The present study employed a latent profile analysis to identify naturally occurring subgroups of children who had experienced maltreatment. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91777_20

Spanish politicians discourse about the responses to violence against women. Vives-Cases C, La Parra Casado D. Gac Sanit; 22(5): 451-456. 2008: This study analyzes the discourse of some members of the Spanish parliament (MPs) in the 2 years before the Gender Violence Act was passed in 2004 to examine how gender-based violence is construed when legal measures are proposed. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91807_20

The effect of using trained versus untrained adult respondents in simulated practice interviews about child abuse. Powell MB, Fisher RP, Hughes-Scholes CH. Child Abuse Neglect 2008; ePub: A single study tested the hypothesis that simulated practice interviews for investigative interviewers of children are more effective when the role of the child respondent is played by trained actors (i.e., postgraduate psychology students) than untrained fellow participants (i.e., child protection workers). [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_92131_20

Validation of the short version of the woman abuse screening tool for use in primary care in Spain. Plazaola-Castano J, Ruiz-Perez I, Hernández-Torres E. Gac Sanit; 22(5): 415-20. 2008: This study aimed to examine the criterion validity of the Spanish short version of the Woman Abuse Screening Tool to identify battered women among those attending primary health care services in Spain. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91827_20

Violence against women and the perinatal period: the impact of lifetime violence and abuse on pregnancy, postpartum, and breastfeeding. Kendall-Tackett KA. Trauma Violence Abuse; 8(3): 344-53. 2007: Current abuse, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, social isolation, lack of social support, and cessation of breastfeeding all have negative health effects for mothers and babies. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_65788_20

Persistent violent offending: what do we know? Hodgins S. Br J Psychiatry Suppl; 49(Suppl): s12-4. 2007: More research is needed to identify subtypes within this population so as to further understanding of the causal processes that initiate and maintain violent behaviours and to identify interventions that specifically target the deficits presented by each subtype.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91684_20

Evaluating the mental health of spouse-abused women. Ghahari Sh, Panaghi L, Atef vahid MK, Zarei doost E, Mohammadi A. J Gorgan Univ Med Sci; 8(20): 58-63. 2007: 1186 women were selected randomly from all districts of Tehran, undergoing spouse abuse questionnaire and general health questionnaire (GHQ-28). [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91931_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>  

IV. Events

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>  

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Proposals: UNIFEM Sub-Contract: "Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women" Programme: UNIFEM seeks an expert international organization to initially accompany the Safe Cities pilot initiative. The purpose of this sub-contract is to ensure quality technical assistance and other capacity development supports accompany the various project cities involved in the programme. Deadline: January 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource Net Announcements: 03 December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Women-in-Action/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Proposals-UNIFEM-Sub-Contract-Safe-Cities-Free-of-Violence-against-Women-Programme

Global Women's Studies Programme NUI, Galway, Masters in Gender, Globalisation and Rights: The MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights aims to prepare students to understand and participate in the formulation of gender-conscious, human rights-based responses to a range of global issues - with a primary focus on how they affect women and girls across different contexts and identities. The programme offers students a unique opportunity to combine advanced study of two important fields - globalisation and human rights-through a critical, advocacy-oriented, gender lens. One university scholarship of EUR5000 is currently available. In addition, students from Ethiopia, South Africa and Sri Lanka can apply for an international scholarship of EUR15,000 through the International Students office. Information on other sources of funding for students from other regions is available at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/international/fees/intfunding.html. For more information visit: http://www.nuigalway.ie/womens_studies/postgraduate.html or email Dr. Nata Duvvury  
Course Director, nata.duvvury at nuigalway.ie

CDC Research Funding Opportunity: Preventing Sexual Violence Perpetration: Targeting Modifiable Risk Factors (U01) (CE-09-003): The purpose of this solicitation is to announce the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2009 funds to support two cooperative agreements to conduct a rigorous evaluation of a primary prevention strategy designed to reduce risk for perpetration of sexual violence. Letter of Intent Receipt Date: January 26, 2009. [Source: Prevent-Connect] This funding announcement can be accessed at: http://grants.gov/

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>  

VI. 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> 

VII. 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

Volunteer Press Officer / Women and Children First / London, UK / Closing date: January 13, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 8th December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Volunteer-Press-Officer

Programmes Manager / Women and Children First / London, UK / Closing date: December 19, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 8th December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programmes-Manager%20

Senior Research Associate / Social Watch International Secretariat / Montevideo, Uruguay / Closing date: December 12, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 8th December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Research-Associate

Communications Associate / UN-INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Closing date: December 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 8th December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Associate%20

Sexual Minorities Specialist / The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: December 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 8th December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Sexual-Minorities-Specialist%20

Director of Development / The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 8th December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Development%20

China Gender Facility Gender Specialist / UNIFEM / Beijing, China / Closing date: January 02, 2009[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 8th December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/China-Gender-Facility-Gender-Specialist%20

Project Manager / UNIFEM / Jerusalem, Israel / Closing date: December 22, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 8th December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Manager%20

Consultant: Socio-Economic Policy Advisor / UNIFEM / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: December 22, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 8th December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Socio-Economic-Policy-Advisor%20

Programme Specialist, Gender / UNDP / Bratislava, Slovak Republic / Closing date: December 09, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 8th December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Specialist-Gender%20

Gender Consultant / UNDP / Honiara, Solomon Islands / Closing date: December 19, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 8th December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Consultant%20

Programme Coordinator / Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) / London, UK / Closing date: January 06, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 8th December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Coordinator%20

Coordinator / Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) / Manila, The Philippines / Closing date: December 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 8th December 2008] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Coordinator%20





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