[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 04 03 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Mar 4 09:00:55 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. Websites
II. Online Publications
III. Journal Articles
IV. Events
V. Funding Links / Research Opportunities
VI. Vacancies
VII. SVRI Online Discussion Forum

I. Websites

Mosaic, is a nonprofit organization that initiates sustainable projects for peace and social justice in southern Sudan and Uganda and partners with organizations to enact creative strategies to serve those who are suffering in these areas. Website: www.mosaicpeace.org / blog.mosaicpeace.org

Gender, Violence, Poverty Resources: this website provides research, resources, and advocacy information around the convergence of violence, gender, and poverty. Gender, violence, and poverty resources also runs a blog site that was built out of the inspiration to post and share information, events, articles, stories, etc. on global issues related to the link between gender, violence, and poverty. Website: http://www.vgpresources.org/1.html / blog.vgpresources.org

UNdata: The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has launched a new internet based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point. Users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system. Website: http://data.un.org/

Rwanda Men's Resource Centre:  The Rwanda Men's Resource Centre aims to mobilize Rwandan men to support women's leadership, end men's violence and act as role models for positive masculinity. Website: http://www.rwamrec.org/

Tshwaranang Legal Centre: TLAC was established in 1996 and it's mission statement was to use the law as a tool for social change for women who were survivors of gender based violence. Website: http://www.tlac.org.za/

Violence Prevention Alliance: The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is a network of WHO Member State governments, nongovernmental and community-based organizations, and private, international and intergovernmental agencies working to prevent violence. Webpage: http://www.who.int/violenceprevention/en/

II. Online Publications and Resources

Fact Sheet 4 - Preventing Sexual Violence in Nightlife Environments, Violence Prevention Alliance Working Group on Youth Violence, Alcohol and Nightlife, 2008: This fact sheet discusses the major issue of sexual violence in nightlife environments and outlines measures being taken in various countries to prevent sexual violence. Link: http://www.cph.org.uk/showPublication.aspx?pubid=326 

USA State-By-State Teen Dating Violence Report Card, Break the Cycle, 2008: Break the Cycle has issued the first-ever report cards evaluating the level of legal protection each state offers young victims of domestic and dating violence. Online at: http://www.breakthecycle.org/pdf/state-report-card-full-report.pdf 

The (Mis)Measure of Harm: An Analysis of Rape Sentences Handed Down in the Regional and High Courts of Gauteng Province. Lisa Vetten and Francois van Jaarsveld. Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre Working Paper No 1, 2008: This paper presents findings on the sentencing of rape accused in the regional and High Courts of Gauteng Province. Online at: http://www.tlac.org.za/images/documents/mismeasure_of_harm.pdf

Caught Between Two Hells: The Burmese Women's Union Gives Voice to Migrant Workers Burmese Women's Union, 2008: the Burmese Women's Union (BWU) has launched an in-depth report entitled "Caught between two hells", documenting female migrant workers' experiences in which BWU researchers conducted 149 interviews with women and girl migrants working in Thailand and China between November 2006 and March 2007. [Source: WUNRN] Online at: http://www.womenofburma.org/Report/Caught%20between%20two%20hells.pdf

Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women & Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, 2008: Through comprehensive full-length Tools and shorter, easy-to-use Practice Notes, the Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit sets out why gender is important to SSR processes; presents practical strategies to integrate gender into SSR; suggests gender-responsive SSR policy approaches; provides material from which to develop training on gender issue and compiles international laws and instruments related to SSR and gender. The Toolkit includes: User Guide; 10 Sector-Specific Tools; 2 Cross-Cutting Tools; 12 Practice Notes and an annex on International and Regional Laws and Instruments related to SSR and Gender. Source: AWID Announcements: Week of 27 February 2008] For further information and to access the toolkit, please visit: http://www.un-instraw.org/en/gps/general/gender-and-security-sector-reform-5.html or http://www.dcaf.ch/gssrtoolkit or http://www.osce.org/odihr 

Rape in Namibia. An Assessment of the Operation of the Combating of Rape Act 8 of 2000. Gender Research and Advocacy Project, Legal Assistance Centre 2006: This study examines national police statistics on rape, plus a sample of rape cases which originated during 2000-2005, to see how Namibia's Combating of Rape Act 8 of 2000 is working in practice. Download report online at: http://www.lac.org.na/grap/default.htm; Full report: http://www.lac.org.na/grap/Pdf/rapefull.pdf

UN Secretary-General's Campaign to End Violence Against Women: Fact Sheet. Online link: http://www.un.org/women/endviolence/docs/VAW.pdf

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

III. Journal Articles

Challenging Violence: Kanak Women Renegotiating Gender Relations in New Caledonia, Salomon, Christine and Hamelin, Christine The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 9:1, 29 - 46, 2008: Both ethnographic investigation and the results of a questionnaire survey on violence among the general female population show that, today, a majority of Kanak women no longer legitimise rape or physical violence, even if the perpetrator is their partner. [Source: Christine Salomon SVRI List Member] Full abstract online: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content?content=10.1080/14442210701822191

Intimate partner violence: A gender-based issue? Reed E. Am J Public Health; 98(2): 197-198. 2008: Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been widely examined through a framework that is based on male-perpetrated violence against women. However, recent studies have initiated focus on female perpetration of IPV against male partners. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83353_12

Feasibility of an automated telephone survey to enable prospective monitoring of subjects whose confidentiality is paramount: a four-week cohort study of partner violence recurrence after Emergency Department discharge. Wiebe DJ, Carr BG, Datner EM, Elliott MR, Richmond TS. Epidemiol Perspect Innov; 5(1): 1. 2008: This study assessed the feasibility of an automated telephone survey and a wireless incentive delivery system to follow emergency department patients after discharge, enabling detection of IPV recurrence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83348_20

Histories of violent victimization among women who reported unwanted sex in marriages and intimate relationships: findings from a qualitative study. Basile KC. Violence Against Women; 14(1): 29-52. 2008: This article summarizes results of semistructured telephone interviews with 41 women about experiences with various forms of violent victimization. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83637_20

How Long to Prosecute Child Sexual Abuse for a Community Using a Children's Advocacy Center and Two Comparison Communities? Walsh WA, Lippert T, Cross TP, Maurice DM, Davison KS. Child Maltreat; 13(1): 3-13. 2008: This article explores the length of time between key events in the criminal prosecution of child sexual abuse cases (charging decision, case resolution process, and total case-processing time), which previous research suggests is related to victims' recovery. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83287_20 

Intimate partner violence, depression, and PTSD among pregnant Latina women. Rodriguez MA, Heilemann MV, Fielder E, Ang A, Nevarez F, Mangione CM. Ann Fam Med; 6(1): 44-52. 2008: We undertook a study to describe factors related to depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among pregnant Latinas who were or were not exposed to intimate partner violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83437_20

Judgments of culpability in a filicide scenario. Ferguson CJ, Miller-Stratton H, Heinrich E, Fritz S, Smith S. Int J Law Psychiatry; 31(1): 41-50 2008: Previous research has indicated that potential jurors are likely to use personal biases, such as those based on gender and ethnicity, in their judgments of culpability of criminal defendants in addition to, or instead of, the facts of the crime. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83528_20

Longitudinal analysis of repeated child abuse reporting and victimization: multistate analysis of associated factors. Fluke JD, Shusterman GR, Hollinshead DM, Yuan YY. Child Maltreat; 13(1): 76-88. 2008: This study examines individual, maltreatment, and service-related factors associated with maltreatment rereporting and substantiated rereporting in a multistate context. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83284_20

Mandatory [child abuse] reporting legislation in the United States, Canada, and Australia: a cross-jurisdictional review of key features, differences, and issues. Mathews B, Kenny MC. Child Maltreat; 13(1): 50-63. 2008: The purpose of this article is to provide a current and systematic review of mandatory reporting legislation in the 3 countries that have invested most heavily in them to date. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83285_20

Prediction of Women's Utilization of Resistance Strategies in a Sexual Assault Situation: A Prospective Study. Gidycz CA, Van Wynsberghe A, Edwards KM. J Interpers Violence 2008: The present study prospectively explored the predictors of resistance strategies to a sexual assault situation. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84670_20

Posttraumatic stress symptoms mediate the relation between childhood sexual abuse and nonsuicidal self-injury. Weierich MR, Nock MK. J Consult Clin Psychol; 76(1): 39-44. 2008: The authors examined 2 specific posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom clusters as potential mechanisms through which childhood abuse may be related to nonsuicidal self-injury. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84424_20

Prevalence of experiences of partner violence among female health staff: Relevance to Awareness and Action When Meeting Abused Women Patients. Stenson K, Heimer G. Womens Health Issues 2008: Prevalence among female health staff of emotional, physical and sexual abuse inflicted by a current or previous male partner as well as awareness of violence within the family of origin or among acquaintances were studied. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84399_20

Resistance among domestic violence offenders: measurement development and initial validation. Levesque DA, Velicer WF, Castle PH, Greene RN. Violence Against Women; 14(2): 158-84. 2008: Within a Transtheoretical Model of Change (stage of change) framework, a measure of processes of resistance was developed and administered to 346 adult male domestic violence offenders in treatment.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84288_20

Review of research on child maltreatment and violence in youth. - Maas C, Herrenkohl TI, Sousa C. Trauma Violence Abuse; 9(1): 56-67. 2008: This review addresses research regarding associations between child maltreatment and youth violence perpetration. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83279_20

Synergistic effects of child abuse and intimate partner violence on depressive symptoms in women. Fogarty CT, Fredman L, Heeren TC, Liebschutz J. Prev Med 2008: This study estimated the odds of depressive symptoms over the prior week among women exposed to child abuse or IPV alone, and both child abuse and IPV. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84234_20

The Rosenzweig Picture-Frustration Study "Extra-Aggression"Score as an Indicator in Cognitive Restructuring Therapy for Male Perpetrators of Domestic Violence. Norman M, Ryan LJ. J Interpers Violence 2008: It was hypothesized that male perpetrators of domestic violence in the early stages of a 1-year process of cognitive restructuring therapy would manifest on the Rosenzweig Picture-Frustration Study higher levels of extra-aggressiveness than in later stages of the therapy process.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84633_20

Violence perpetration and childhood abuse among men and women in substance abuse treatment. Burnette ML, Ilgen M, Frayne SM, Lucas E, Mayo J, Weitlauf JC. J Subst Abuse Treat 2008: Data were gathered from a national sample of men (n = 4,459) and women (n = 1,774) entering substance use disorders treatment on history of violence perpetration, exposure to childhood physical abuse (CPA) and childhood sexual abuse (CSA), and reasons for entering treatment. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84531_20

The association between domestic violence during pregnancy and low birth weight or prematurity. Audi CA, Corrêa AM, Latorre MR, Santiago SM. J Pediatr Brasileira; 84(1): 60-67. 2008: The study reported here uses prospective data spanning 14 years from a study of 229 adolescent mothers from Washington State, USA to evaluate the effects of adolescent exposure to IPV on the trajectories of depressive symptoms over time, as well as the likelihood of depressive symptoms at age 28 years. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84414_20

Intimate partner violence perpetration against main female partners among HIV-positive male injection drug users. Frye V, Latka MH, Wu Y, Valverde EE, Knowlton AR, Knight KR, Arnsten JH, O'Leary A. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr; 46(Suppl 2): S101-9. 2007: We assessed the self-reported prevalence and correlates of perpetration and threat of perpetration of physical and/or sexual IPV against a main female partner among 317 HIV-positive men who were current injection drug users (IDUs).  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83632_20

Social inequalities in intimate partner violence: a study of women in Kenya. Lawoko S, Dalal K, Jiayou L, Jansson B. Violence Vict; 22(6): 773-84. 2007: This study examines social inequalities in intimate partner violence (IPV) among women of reproductive age in Kenya. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84396_20

Stalking victimization in the context of intimate partner violence. Logan TK, Shannon L, Cole J. Violence Vict; 22(6): 669-83; 2007: This article is one of the first to extensively compare characteristics of women who do and do not report stalking by a violent partner or ex-partner using a large sample of women with civil protective orders.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_84263_20

Measuring the effect of intimate partner violence on health-related quality of life: a qualitative focus group study. Wittenberg E, Joshi M, Thomas KA, McCloskey LA. Health Qual Life Outcomes; 5(1): 67. 2007: The study consisted of focus groups with abused women to determine the aspects of life affected by IPV, and an analysis of existing Health related quality of life measures. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83635_20

Prevalence of and risk factors for sexual victimization in college women in Chile. Lehrer JA, Lehrer VL, Lehrer EL, Oyarzún PB. Int Fam Plan Perspect; 33(4): 168-75. 2007: An anonymous survey with questions on gender-based violence, demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, and childhood experiences with violence was administered to students at a major public university in Santiago.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83319_20

Female sexual abuse and criminal justice intervention: A comparison of child protective service and criminal justice samples. Bader SM, Scalora MJ, Casady TK, Black S. Child Abuse Neglect 2007: The current study compared a sample of female perpetrators reported to Child Protective Services (CPS) to a sample of women from the criminal justice system. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83533_20 

Experiences and perceptions of intimate partner violence among older Chinese immigrants. Shibusawa T, Yick A. J Elder Abuse Negl; 19(3-4): 1-17. 2007: This study examines the experiences and perceptions of domestic violence among older Chinese immigrants, using data from a larger sample of Chinese Americans who reside in a major metropolitan area in the West Coast (Yick, 2000). [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83649_20

Emotional availability in a sample of mothers with a history of abuse. Moehler E, Biringen Z, Poustka L. Am J Orthopsychiatry; 77(4): 624-8. 2007: Maternal history of abuse has been proposed as a risk factor for child maltreatment, but the background of this "cycle of abuse" is as yet poorly understood. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83383_20

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

IV. Events

Call for Papers: The War Question for Feminism - An International Conference, 22-23 September, 2008, Örebro University, Sweden:  Gender aspects on militaries, armed conflict and peacekeeping. Submission of Abstracts: April 15, 2008. More information: http://www.nordkalender.org/genus_en/arrangement.html?id=3782&back=call.html 

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

V. Funding Links / Research Opportunities

Proposals Sought for Innovative Global Health Research - Grand Challenges Explorations: From 31 March The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation it will accept grant proposals for the first funding round of Grand Challenges Explorations, a new $100 million initiative to help scientists across the globe pursue ideas that have never before been tested for solving major health problems. Initial grants through the Explorations initiative will be $100,000 each, and projects showing success will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of $1 million or more. Grant proposals for the first Explorations funding round will be accepted online from March 31 through May 30, 2008; applicants must register intent to submit a proposal by May 15, 2008. Full descriptions of the initial topic areas and application instructions are available at www.gcgh.org/explorations

The Mary Fran Myers Award 2008: The Gender and Disaster Network and the Natural Hazards Center invite nominations of those who should be recognized for their efforts to advance gender-sensitive policy, practice, or research in the areas of disaster risk reduction. Call for Nominations: Deadline 1 April. Read more: http://www.gdnonline.org/mfm_award_nomination.php

The 2008 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award: The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial is now accepting nominations for the 2008 RFK Human Rights Award. The purpose of the annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award is to honor those who, at great risk, stand up to oppression in their efforts to support human rights. The Award is intended to honor only individuals who are engaged in nonviolent activity. The Award, which includes a significant cash prize, seeks to draw international attention to the work of brave individuals who make great personal sacrifices, often risking their own lives, to promote respect for the human rights of all people. The nomination deadline for the 2008 Human Rights Award is April 1, 2008. Read more: http://www.rfkmemorial.org/legacyinaction/callfornomination/

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

VI. Vacancies

Gender Adviser / Irish Aid / Pretoria, South Africa / Closing date for applications: 14 March 2008 / More information email: gender at dnafrica.com

Legal Officer / Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice / The Hague, the Netherlands / Closing date: March 21, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] More information visit: http://www.iccwomen.org, http://www.iccwomen.org/news/docs/Legal_Officerjob_descptn08.pdf

Programme Officer / Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice / The Hague, the Netherlands / Closing date: March 21, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] More information visit: http://www.iccwomen.org/news/docs/Programme_Officer_job_description08.pdf,

Senior Gender Based Violence Coordinator / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Khartoum, Sudan. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] More information visit: http://www.theirc.org, click "Jobs" and search under "Sudan". 

Technical Adviser (Reproductive Health) / UNFPA / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: March 18, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] Please see DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION and APPLY ONLINE at: http://www.unfpa.org/employment/vacancy.html

Regional Advocacy Coordinator - Western Hemisphere Region / International Planned Parenthood Federation / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] More information visit: http://www.ippfwhr.org

Media Relations Specialist / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: March 21, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] More information visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=3957 

Advocacy Specialist for UN Action Against Sexual Violence /UNIFEM/ New York, NY, USA / Closing date: March 21, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] More information visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=3997 

Web-Editor / UNIFEM / Bratislava, Slovak Republic / Closing date: March 14, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] More information visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=3995 

Programme Assistant (Gender Team) / UNDP / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: March 07, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] More information visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=3903 

Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Gender Consultant / UNDP / Home-based with Intermittent Presence at UNDP Premises in Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: March 11, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] More information visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=3939 

Senior Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Gender Consultant / UNDP / Home-based with Intermittent Presence at UNDP Premises in Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: March 11, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] More information visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=3940 

Director / The United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Closing date: April 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] Download the full Vacancy Announcement, including job description, and the UN Personal History Form from: http://www.un-instraw.org => "About Us" => "Opportunities."

Database Fundraising Assistant / WOMANKIND / London, UK / Closing date: March 19, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] More information visit: http://www.womankind.org.uk/jobs-internships.html

Coordinator for Africa Node / The International Land Coalition (ILC) / Nakuru, Kenya / Closing date: March 28, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] More information visit: http://www.landcoalition.org/pdf/08_03_final_ILCAfrica_coordinator.pdf

Assistant Programme Manager: HIV Policy / OSISA / Johannesburg, South Africa. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 03 March 2008] More information visit: http://www.osisa.org

VII. 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/


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

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