[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 19 02 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Feb 19 10:15:16 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. Websites
II. Online Publications
III. Journal Articles
IV. Events
VI. Funding Links / Research Opportunities
VI. Vacancies

I. Websites

Hot Topic Collections Web site: The INFO Project's Hot Topic Collections
Web site is a one-stop source for cutting-edge, evidence-based health
information. The easy-to-access thematic collections include new
publications, training tools, materials and online features that help
public health practitioners turn research into practice. Website:

International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW): ICRW and its partners
work to educate and empower individuals, institutions and communities to
end violence against women. Webpage:

II. Online Publications

Myanmar (Burma) - No End in Sight for Internal Displacement Crisis, A
Profile of the Internal Displacement Situation, Internal Displacement
Monitoring Centre, Norwegian Refugee Council, 2008: Gender components of
this report include: Ethnic Minority Women Face Human Rights Violations
; Displaced Women Suffer From Army's Widespread Use Of Sexual Violence
In The Shan State And Other Conflict Areas ; Limited Access To Education
Among Myanmar Internally Displaced Persons (IDP's); Poor Nutrition
Status Among Displaced Children And Women Of Reproductive Age; Women In
The Karen State Are Frequently Sexually Abused; A Report By The Shan
Human Rights Forum Documented Systematic Rape Of Shan Women. [Source:
WUNRN] Full report:

Report of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Assistance and Support
to Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, UN Pulse, December 2007:
The report contains the draft resolution adopted by the General Assembly
(A/RES/62/214 to be issued); the draft resolution has an annex with the
United Nations Comprehensive Strategy on Assistance and Support to
Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by United Nations Staff and
Related Personnel. [Source: AWID Announcements: Week of 13 February
2008] For further information and to access this report, please visit
KMF8.htm and/or http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/62/595

Firearms Possession & Domestic Violence in the Western Balkans:
Comparative Study of Legislation & Implementation Mechanisms, South
Eastern & Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms &
Light Weapons 2007: In a post-conflict situation, the response to
domestic violence must address the issue of Small Arms and Light Weapons
control in policies, strategies and measures aimed at prevention and
protection of victims. However, in the Western Balkans, firearms as a
risk factor in domestic violence and linkages with the proliferation of
Small Arms and Light Weapons, have not been explicitly recognised by
either governments or, for the most part, civil society, until now.
[Source: WUNRN] Full report:

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

III. Journal Articles

Accounting for institutional change in health economic evaluation: A
program to tackle HIV/AIDS and gender violence in Southern Africa. Jan,
S., P. Pronyk, et al. Social Science & Medicine 66(4): 922-932. 2008:
This paper investigates the institutionalist notion of social value and
its use in economic evaluation with particular reference to a program to
address HIV/AIDS and gender violence in Southern Africa (IMAGE).
[Source: RAISE Literature Review] Full abstract:

Adverse health conditions and health risk behaviors associated with
intimate partner violence--United States, 2005. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep; 57(5): 113-7. 2008:
To gather additional information regarding the prevalence of IPV and to
assess the association between IPV and selected adverse health
conditions and health risk behaviors, CDC included IPV-related questions
in an optional module of the 2005 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance
System (BRFSS) survey. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:

Correlates of Medical and Legal Help Seeking among Women Reporting
Intimate Partner Violence. Duterte EE, Bonomi AE, Kernic MA, Schiff MA,
Thompson RS, Rivara FP. J Womens Health (Liebert); 17(1): 85-95. 2008:
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between intimate
partner violence (IPV) type, severity, and duration and abused women's
use of medical and legal services.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:

Effects of Individual and Proximate Educational Context on Intimate
Partner Violence: A Population-Based Study of Women in India. Ackerson
LK, Kawachi I, Barbeau EM, Subramanian SV. Am J Public Health 2008: This
study examined the role of women's education and proximate educational
context on intimate partner violence (IPV). [Source: SafetyLit] Full

Heterogeneity among violence-exposed women: applying person-oriented
research methods. Nurius PS, Macy RJ. J Interpers Violence; 23(3):
389-415. 2008: Variability of experience and outcomes among
violence-exposed people pose considerable challenges toward developing
effective prevention and treatment protocols. To address these needs,
the authors present an approach to research and a class of methodologies
referred to as person oriented.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:

Reconceptualizing and operationalizing context in survey research on
intimate partner violence. Lindhorst T, Tajima E. J Interpers Violence;
23(3): 362-88, 2008: This article advances methods for reconceptualizing
and operationalizing contextual factors salient to the measurement of
intimate partner violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:

Childhood adversity: a review of measurement instruments. Burgermeister
D. J Nurs Meas; 15(3): 163-76. 2007: The purpose of this review was to
locate, describe, and assess instruments to measure retrospective
perceptions of childhood adversity. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:

IV. Events

9th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Merida
Mexico, March 15-18, 2008:  This Conference will give special attention
to the processes of globalization and their implications for injuries
and violence. Read more:  http://www.safetylit.org/archive.htm

Advocacy and Policy Influencing Training Course, Oxford, UK:
International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC), March 3-7,
2008: This course gives participants, from Northern and Southern NGOs, a
thorough understanding of how to influence the policy making process in
their own context. Read more: http://www.intrac.org/training.php?id=93

Next Step Counseling and Training 2008 Events: For details on male
survivor recovery workshops and professional training events visit:

V. Funding Links / Research Opportunities

Red Ribbon Award:  The Red Ribbon Award honors community organizations
whose work has made a significant contribution to addressing HIV and
AIDS. Twenty-five community organizations will be selected as award
winners, with the opportunity to showcase their work at the
International AIDS Conference. The winners will receive US$5,000 each,
and five of the organizations will be awarded a special recognition and
an additional US$15,000. [Source: Strong Women Update] More detailed
information on the award and the nomination process can be found at

VI. Vacancies

Executive Director: / The Coalition Against Domestic Violence / New
Mexico, USA / Closing date: March 1, 2008. [Source: Prevent-Connect]
More information: www.nmcadv.org

Deputy Head Gender and Security Sector Reform Programme / Centre for
Democratic Control of the Armed Forces Geneva / Closing Date: 10 March
2008 [Source: pacwin] More information:

Gender Consultant / CIVICUS / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date:
February 28, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 18 February 2008] More
information:  http://www.civicus.org/new/jobs_info.asp?id=1230

Network Facilitator: International Knowledge Network of Women inPolitics
(iKNOW Politics) / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: February
25, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 18 February 2008] More
information:  http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=3723

Human Rights Specialist / UNIFEM / Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date:
March 03, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 18 February 2008] More
information:  http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=3798

External Relations Advisor / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date:
March 03, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 18 February 2008] More
information:  http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=3799

Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development) / The Asian
Development Bank (ADB) / Manila, Philippines. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week
of 18 February 2008] More information:

Program Associate for Asia and Oceania / The Global Fund for Women / San
Francisco, CA, USA / Closing date: March 03, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs:
Week of 18 February 2008] More information:

Volunteer, Scholar Mentoring, Materials & Training of Trainers / Winrock
International / Juba, Sudan / Closing date: February 29, 2008. [Source:
AWID Jobs: Week of 18 February 2008] More information:

Female Project Officer / DACAAR / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date:
February 23, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 18 February 2008] More
information:  http://www.dacaar.org/dacaar.asp?id=198

Project Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific Islands / The International
Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) / Location: Flexible /
Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 18 February 2008] More
information:  http://www.iglhrc.org/site/iglhrc/section.php?id=38

Programs Director / Gender Action / Washington, DC, USA / Open until
filled. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 18 February 2008] More information:

Programs/Administrative Assistant // Gender Action // Washington, DC,
USA // Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 18 February 2008]
More information:  http://www.genderaction.org/#PositionAdminAssistant

Trusts and Grants Manager / WOMANKIND / London, UK / Closing date:
February 21, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 18 February 2008] More
information:  http://www.womankind.org.uk/jobs-internships.html

Young Development Professionals / Aga Khan Development Network / East
and West Africa / Deadline: March 14, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of
18 February 2008] More information:

Associate Vice President, Community and Reproductive Health (CRH) /
World Neighbors / Preferred location: Oklahoma City, OK, USA / Closing
date: February 29, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 18 February 2008]
More information:  www.wn.org


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
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