[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 26 02 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Feb 26 09:10:56 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. Information Request from SVRI List Member - Question about medical exams for survivors of trauma
II. Websites
III. Online Publications
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Research Opportunities
VII. Vacancies
VIII. SVRI Online Discussion Forum

I. Information Request from SVRI List Member - Question about medical exams for survivors of trauma:

Dear members of the SVRI list,

My name is Meghan Rhoad and I am a researcher with the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. I have come across a question that I was hoping members of this list might be able to help me answer. 

As part of an NGO working group, we have been given an opportunity to comment on a proposed revision to the standard governing medical care in US immigration detention. To inform our comments, we are looking for some model guidelines on women’s health services in a detention or correctional context that address the needs of survivors of sexual violence. The guidelines we have consulted thus far suggest that pelvic and breast exams “must be provided” during the initial intake screening of detainees. We were concerned about whether this would be contraindicated for survivors of trauma, particularly in a group that may face language and other barriers to giving informed consent. Any guidance on this particular question or recommendations on guidelines generally would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks for your time and insight,
Best wishes,
Meghan”

Meghan Rhoad, Researcher, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch, 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10118-3299

Please email your responses direct to Meghan at: rhoadm at hrw.org

II. Websites

Intercambios: The InterCambios Alliance brings together people and organizations that are working in different spheres to respond to gender-based violence, using a public health- and human rights-based approach. Website: http://alianzaintercambios.org/index.php?idioma=english / http://www.alianzaintercambios.org/

Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC): The ARSRC, established in 2003, is part of a Ford Foundation five-year grant-making initiative, "Global Dialogue of Sexual Health and Well Being" aimed at giving visibility, depth and legitimacy to the field of sexuality. The goal of the ARSRC is to promote more informed and affirming public dialogue on human sexuality and to contribute to positive changes in the emerging field of sexuality in Africa, by creating mechanisms for learning at the regional level. Website: http://www.arsrc.org/about/index.htm

Men Ending Violence: This web site focuses on involving men in the reduction of sexual violence as part of the Virginia Department of Health's Sexual Violence Prevention Program. Website: http://www.vahealth.org/civp/sexualviolence/menendingviolence/ 

Women’s Dignity Project: The Women's Dignity Project was established to prevent and manage obstetric fistula, enhance the dignity and rights of those living with fistula, and promote gender and health equity. It is based in Tanzania. Website: http://www.womensdignity.org/

III. Online Publications and Resources

Adverse Health Conditions and Health Risk Behaviors Associated with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) - United States, 2005, MC Black, PhD, MJ Breiding, PhD, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Feb 8 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. This report describes the results of that survey, which indicated that persons who report having experienced IPV during their lifetimes also are more likely to report current adverse health conditions and health risk behaviors. Online at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5705a1.htm

The Business of Selling People, US Trafficking of Women, CBS TV, Sept. 12, 2007 release:  The business of selling people today is active and happening at alarming rates inside the US. Watch this CBS film about women and trafficking. Tracy Smith reports / producer Kim Kennedy. [Source: WUNRN] Online at: http://womennewsnetwork.vodpod.com/video/618940-us-trafficking-of-women-cbs-tv-the-business-of-selling-people

Quality Standards for Protecting Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, 2007: This publication discusses the basic elements of quality standards for child protection and suggests standards based on a child rights approach. [Source: Youth InfoNet 42] Online at: http://www.infoforhealth.org/youthwg/PDFs/GTZ/qualitystandards-2007.pdf

Women and Men in Armenia, 2007, Statistical Booklet, National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia, 2007:  Gender statistics plays a key role in mainstreaming gender into policies of the state and serves as a tool to adequately assess and reflect the situation of women and men in economic, social and political spheres of the society. [Source: Lena Nanushyan, SVRI Member] For Armenian gender statistics visit: http://www.armstat.am/Eng/Publications/2007/GENDER_2007_e/GENDER_2007_e.pdf

Health consequences of child marriage in Africa. Nour N. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet]. 2006: Despite international agreements and national laws, marriage of girls <18 years of age is common worldwide and affects millions. [Source: WUNRN] Available from http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol12no11/06-0510.htm

Armenia Demographic and Health Survey 2005: Key Findings. Calverton, Maryland: National Statistical Service, Ministry of Health and Macro International. National Statistical Service [Armenia], Ministry of Health [Armenia], and ORC Macro. 2005: This report summarizes the findings of the Armenia Demographic and Health Survey (2005 ADHS) which was conducted in 2005 by the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia and the Armenian Ministry of Health. [Source: Lena Nanushyan, SVRI Member] Online link: http://www.armstat.am/Eng/Publications/2007/DHS_2005e_H/DHS_2005e_H.pdf

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

IV. Journal Articles

The influences of incident and contextual characteristics on crime clearance of nonlethal violence. A multilevel event history analysis. Aki Roberts, Journal of Criminal Justice, Volume 36, Issue 1, March-April 2008: Using multilevel event history analyses, this article investigates the effects of both incident and contextual (social disorganization and police resources) factors on crime clearance by arrest for robbery, forcible rape, and aggravated assault incidents in 106 cities. [Source: ScienceDirect] Full abstract: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V75-4RTTKNV-4&_user=10&_coverDate=04%2F30%2F2008&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=29dcdaf0afa4460228278a6213bf12bf

"Injuries are Beyond Love": Physical Violence in Young South Africans' Sexual Relationships. Wood K, Lambert H, Jewkes R. Med Anthropol; 27(1): 43-69. 2008: South Africa's complex social and political history has produced conditions for interpersonal violence of multiple kinds to flourish. Violence experienced by girls and young women, including within their sexual relationships, has become an area of intense research and policy interest since the end of apartheid. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84763_20

Childhood antecedents of serious violence in adult male offenders. Hill J, Nathan R. Aggressive Behav 2008: Prospective longitudinal studies have shown strong predictions from conduct disorders (CDs) in childhood to antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) and violence in adults. However, little is known of the childhood antecedents of serious violence nor whether these may vary depending on the context in which the violence occurs.In this study, 54 men aged 21-40 years serving prison sentences for violent crime were assessed. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84764_20

Concordance between adolescent reports of childhood abuse and child protective service determinations in an at-risk sample of young adolescents. Everson MD, Smith JB, Hussey JM, English D, Litrownik AJ, Dubowitz H, Thompson R, Dawes Knight E, Runyan DK. Child Maltreat; 13(1): 14-26. 2008: This study examines the concordance between adolescent reports of abuse and abuse determinations from Child Protective Service (CPS) agencies. It also compares the utility of adolescent reports of abuse, relative to CPS determinations in predicting adolescent psychological adjustment. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83286_20

Drug-facilitated sexual assault: educating women about the risks. Elliott SM. Nurs Womens Health; 12(1): 30-7. 2008: "Andrea," an 18-year-old college freshman, walked into her first fraternity party with a few of her sorority sisters. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84718_20

Intimate partner violence against women in rural Vietnam: different socio-demographic factors are associated with different forms of violence. Need for new intervention guidelines? Vung ND, Ostergren PO, Krantz G. BMC Public Health; 8(1): 55. 2008: This population-based study investigated the different forms, magnitude and risk factors of men’s violence against women in intimate relationships in a rural part of northern Vietnam and whether a difference in risk factors were at hand for the different forms of violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84761_20

Intimate partner violence is not identified as a health problem by health care workers. Coll-Vinent B, Echeverría T, Farràs U, Rodriguez D, Millá J, Santiñà M. Gac Sanit; 22(1): 7-10. 2008: The aim of this study was to determine attitudes, opinions and knowledge of domestic violence among medical and nursing staff. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84766_20

Male Rape Myths: The Role of Gender, Violence, and Sexism. Chapleau KM, Oswald DL, Russell BL. J Interpers Violence 2008: This study investigates the structure of Struckman-Johnson and Struckman-Johnson's Male Rape Myth Scale, examines gender differences in rape myth acceptance, and explores the underlying ideologies that facilitate male rape myth acceptance.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84672_20

Violence against women and the risk of under-five mortality: analysis of community-based data from rural Bangladesh. Asling-Monemi K, Tabassum Naved R, Persson LA. Acta Paediatr; 97(2): 226-32. 2008: This study aimed to assess whether violence against women was associated with increased mortality risks for their daughters and sons before the age of 5.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84768_20

Comparing serial and nonserial sexual offenders: alcohol and street drug consumption, impulsiveness and history of sexual abuse. Baltieri DA, Andrade AG. Rev Bras Psiquiatr 2007: This study aimed to evaluate the differences between serial and non-serial sexual offenders in terms of alcohol and drug consumption, impulsivity, and personal history of being sexually abused. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83320_20

The Relationship of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence to Sexual-Risk Behaviour among Refugee Women in Sub-Saharan Africa. John-Langba J. World Health Popul; 9(2): 26-37. 2007: This study utilized the reformulated theory of learned helplessness to investigate the relationships of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), learned helplessness, depression and sexual-risk behaviours among refugee women in a camp setting in Botswana. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84760_20

Women's experiences of male-perpetrated sexual assault by sexual orientation. Long SM, Ullman SE, Long LM, Mason GE, Starzynski LL. Violence Vict; 22(6): 684-701. 2007: This study examined differences in male-perpetrated adult sexual assault experiences among women of various sexual orientations using a large urban convenience sample (N = 1,022). [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84211_20

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

V. Events

Prevention Connection Web Conference: What is Collaboration Math? Enhancing Cross-Sector Partnerships for Preventing Violence Against Women, Tuesday, March 11, 2008: Preventing violence against women requires comprehensive approaches. Often, the best way to ensure a comprehensive strategy is to build a diverse coalition. This web conference will highlight Collaboration Math, a tool to develop effective collaborations. [Source: Prevent-Connect] More information available online at: http://www.preventconnect.org/display/displayTextItems.cfm?itemID=145&sectionID=248

Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship - Sexualities, Rights and Wellbeing, Nigeria, July 7th to 26th, 2008: The Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC) calls for applications to its Annual Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship (SLDF) Programme. The Fellowship is scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria from July 7th – 26th, 2008.  Read more: http://www.arsrc.org/training/uhsss/index.htm

Call for Applications: Workshop on Writing for Scholarly Publishing, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, 13 – 17 October, 2008: The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the 2008 edition of its Annual Writing Workshop for Scholarly Publishing. It will bring together, 30 participants from across Africa who research in the English language. The deadline for the receipt of applications for the workshop is 15 July, 2008. For more information email: Writing.Workshop at codesria.sn or visit:  http://www.codesria.org

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

VI. Funding Links / Research Opportunities

World Bank-Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund - Education Grants for Women from Developing Countries: Each year, the MMMF awards grants to women from developing countries engaged in graduate studies in the United States or Canada. The applicants must be at least 25 years of age, must have demonstrated a commitment to work for the benefit of women and children in the developing world, and must plan to return to their countries within two years of receiving the grant. Since 1983, the MMMF has awarded 95 grants totaling $733,400 to women from 50 countries. The MMMF awards up to six grants of approximately $11,000. Applicant must be a national of a developing country that is currently eligible to borrow from the World Bank who is a resident of the U.S. or Canada1. She must have a record of service to women and/or children in her country. Application deadline: February 29 2008. [Source: CGIAR Gender and Diversity Program ] For more information on country eligibility, please visit: http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTSTAFF/WBFN/0,,contentMDK:21084882~menuPK:463095~pagePK:64156201~piPK:64156133~theSitePK:444098,00.html

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR)/George Washington University Fellowship in Women's Public Policy Research 2008-2009: The recipient of this fellowship will participate in research at the Institute for Women's Policy Research during the fellowship year, while enrolled as a full-time graduate student at The George Washington University. IWPR's current research program includes poverty and welfare, family and work, child care, employment and earnings, civic engagement, health and violence, and indicators of women's status. Specific research projects will be mutually agreed upon by IWPR, the fellow's advisor, and the fellow. Application Deadline: March 3, 2008. [Source: CGIAR Gender and Diversity Program ] More information is available at: http://www.iwpr.org/About/employment.htm 

West African Research Center - Travel Grants: The West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal is offering travel bursaries of up to $3000 ($2000 transportation and $1000 stipend) to West African scholars and graduate students. This competition is open only to West African nationals. Travel grant funds may be used to: 1) attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant's field of research 2) visit libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the applicant's current academic work 3) travel to a research site. Application deadline: March 15, 2008 for travel. [Source: CGIAR Gender and Diversity Program ]Website: http://www.warc-croa.org/warc%20travel%20grant.htm 


Georg Forster Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers: Submit an application if you are a researcher with above average qualifications, at the beginning of your academic career and only completed your doctorate in the last four years. A Georg Forster Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out a long-term research project (6−24 months) you have selected yourself in cooperation with an academic host you have selected yourself at a research institution in Germany. Scientists and scholars from all disciplines from developing and threshold countries (excluding People's Republic of China, India and Turkey) may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any time. The research proposal must address issues of significant relevance to the future development of your country of origin and, in this context, promise to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and methods to developing and threshold countries. [Source: CGIAR Gender and Diversity Program ]Website: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/programmueberblick.htm#forschungdeu 

Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers. The Alexander von Humbolt Foundation (AvH): Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above average qualifications, at the beginning of your academic career and only completed your doctorate in the last four years. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out a long-term research project (6-24 months) you have selected yourself in cooperation with an academic host you have selected yourself at a research institution in Germany. Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any time. The Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 600 Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral. [Source: CGIAR Gender and Diversity Program ] Applications accepted throughout the year.  Website: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/programmueberblick.htm#forschungdeu

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

VII. Vacancies

Executive Director / Women's Dignity / Tanzania / Applications Due 29 February 2008 / For more information please email me off-list at svri at mrc.ac.za

Gender Mainstreaming (GM) Officer / UNDP / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / Closing date: March 05, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] More information visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=3844

Monitoring Evaluation (M) Specialist (Population and Social Transitions Team) / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to: (jobs at icrw.org) with "Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist," in the subject line. Website: http://www.icrw.org

Consultant, Literature Review and Research Paper on Women's Leadership / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to: (jobs at icrw.org) with "Consultant," in the subject line. Website: http://www.icrw.org

Short-term Research Assistant/Associate / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to: (jobs at icrw.org) with "Research Assistant - Women's Leadership" in the subject line. Website: http://www.icrw.org

Senior Evaluation Specialist (Population and Social Transitions Team) / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and writing sample to Human Resources at: (jobs at icrw.org) with "Senior Evaluation Specialist" in the subject line. Website: http://www.icrw.org

Social Science Researcher / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] More information visit: Website: http://www.icrw.org

Civil Society Watch Programme Manager / CIVICUS / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: March 03, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] More information visit: http://www.civicus.org/new/jobs_info.asp?id=1229

Country Representative, Vietnam / World Population Foundation (WPF) / Hanoi, Vietnam / Closing date: March 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] More information visit: http://www.wpf.org/organisation_article/job_opening

Regional Coordinator / The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) / Chiang Mai, Thailand / Closing date: March 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] More information visit: http://apwld.org/vacancy_rc.htm

Deputy Coordinator / Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) / London, UK / Closing date: February 29, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] More information visit: http://wluml.org

Finance and Administrative Officer / Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) / London, UK / Closing date: February 29, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] More information visit: http://wluml.org

Senior Experts in HIV/AIDS // The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) // Amsterdam, the Netherlands // Closing date: March 28, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] More information visit: http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?ch=FAB=20053

Gender Trainer, Afghanistan / Internews / Kabul, Afghanistan. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] More information visit: http://www.internews.org/about/employment/consultants/job_0011c.shtm

Media and Information Manager / Women'sNet / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: March 03, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] More information visit: http://womensnet.org.za/jobandstudyopportunities.shtml

Deputy Head / The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: March 10, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] More information visit: http://www.dcaf.ch/about/vacancies.cfm?nav1=1=5#deputyheadspecial

Senior Officer, Gender / The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: March 16, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 25 February 2008] More information visit: https://jobnet.ifrc.org/public

VIII. SVRI Online Discussion Forum

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.  To post a thread, ask a question, and or share resources you first need to register.  To register go to:  http://www.svri.org/forums/



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