[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 11 03 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Mar 11 08:17:45 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

Kosovar Centre for Gender Studies: The Kosovar Centre for Gender Studies aims to mainstream gender in all sectors of Kosovar society by increasing gender awareness, focusing on gender issues in Kosovo's educational system, developing gender studies programmes, and ensuring the inclusion of gender sensitive policies in all sectors of life. [Source: Siyanda] Website: http://www.kgscenter.org/index.php?section=11&lng=1

International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC): The IWHC envisions a world where women are free from discrimination, sexual coercion, and violence; where they make free and informed choices on sexuality and reproduction; and where health information and services are accessible to all. Website: http://iwhc.org/who/index.cfm

Stop It Now! Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed. Webpage: http://www.stopitnow.org/about.html 

STOPVAW Sexual Assault Webpage: The Stop Violence Against Women website (STOPVAW) is a forum for information, advocacy and change. They have developed this page on sexual assault. Webpage: http://www.stopvaw.org/Sexual_Assault.html

II. Online Publications and Resources

UN Special Rapporteur Violence Against Women Report 2008 - VAW Indicators & State Response: The present document is the second thematic report to the Human Rights Council by the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council decision 1/102. Chapter III proposes indicators on violence against women and State response to such violence. Download online at: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/women/rapporteur/

Georgia: A Flickering Beacon of Democracy, Human Rights Centre of Georgia, 2008: The report Georgia: A Flickering Beacon of Democracy, covers 2007 political and legal events and highlights the still relevant and glaring human rights abuses occurring in the country. [Source: The VAW Monitor - March 2008] Download full report online at: http://www.stopvaw.org/Human_Rights_Centre_of_Georgia_Releases_Report_on_Human_Rights_Violations.html

Violencia Sexual más allá de la violación, pistas para el trabajo integral, Intercambios, 2008: Desde InterCambios, te ofrecemos el material Violencia Sexual más allá de la violación, pistas para el trabajo integral, un aporte para el abordaje integral de la violencia sexual. Puede ser utilizado en talleres, capacitaciones o labores de incidencia. Y su formato permite imprimirlo desde cualquier impresora (aun de tinta negra) de forma que pueda utilizarse como notas de apoyo, material de distribución e incluso presentación de PowerPoint. Download online at: http://www.alianzaintercambios.org/documentos?idtipodoc=9&iddoc=141

Safe Schools: Every Girl's Right, Amnesty International, 2008: The report Safe Schools: Every Girl's Right, shows how violence in and around educational institutions remains pervasive. From Mexico to China, girls continuously face the risk of being sexually assaulted, harassed or intimidated on their way to school or once inside school premises. Download online at: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ACT77/001/2008

The Effects of Childhood Stress on Health across the Lifespan. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008: This document summarizes the available research on childhood stress and its long-term consequences. The publication is available on-line at http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/pub-res/effects_of_childhood_stress.htm

Tradition at the Heart of Violence against Women and Girls in Africa, Linda Osarenren, Pambazuka News 351 - International Women's Day: African women speakout, March 2008: Linda Osarenren writes a hard hitting essay on the ways and means African cultures perpetuate sexism, patriarchy and violence against women. Read the full article online at: http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/46520

Child Marriage: Girls 14 and Younger At Risk, International Women's Health Coalition, 2008: This brief - part of the International Women's Health Coalition's series on young adolescents ages 10-14 - uses evidence on the marriage of girls ages 14 and younger to argue for more responsive policies and programs globally. [Source: AWID Announcements: Week of 05 March 2008] For further information and to access this publication, please visit: http://iwhc.org/resources/youngadolescents/childmarriage.cfm

Consequences of Early Marriage on Female Schooling in Rural Bangladesh, ICDDR,B Health and Science Bulletin Vol. 5 No. 4 December 2007: Marriage for women before age 18 is common in rural Bangladesh. This study aimed to assess the relationship between early marriage and duration of schooling for girls in rural Bangladesh. [Source: WUNRN] Full report online at: http://www.icddrb.org/images/HSB_Eng54_consequences.pdf

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

III. Journal Articles

Sexual and reproductive health in conflict areas: the imperative to address violence against women. Cottingham J, García-Moreno C, Reis C. BJOG; 115(3): 301-3. 2008: Increasing attention has been given to women's sexual and reproductive health and rights in the past decade. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83442_20

Systematic review of the perceptions and experiences of accessing health services by adult victims of domestic violence. Robinson L, Spilsbury K. Health Soc Care Community; 16(1): 16-30. 2008: This systematic review synthesises evidence on the perceptions and experiences of adult victims of domestic violence when accessing healthcare services. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83346_20

The health care experiences of adult survivors of child sexual abuse: a systematic review of evidence on sensitive practice. Havig K. Trauma Violence Abuse; 9(1): 19-33. 2008: This systematic review analyzes empirically based medical literature relevant to the experiences of adult survivors of sexual abuse in the health care setting and what is known about providing sensitive care to this population. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83280_20

Teens, dating violence, and media use: a review of the literature and conceptual model for future research. Manganello JA. Trauma Violence Abuse; 9(1): 3-18. 2008: This article provides an overview of the prevalence of teen dating violence, describes the potential for assessing media use as a risk factor, offers a conceptual model, and suggests ideas for future research. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83345_20

Violence against women by their intimate partner and common mental disorders. Ludermir AB, Schraiber LB, D'Oliveira AF, França-Junior I, Jansen HA. Soc Sci Med; 66(4): 1008-18. 2008: This study investigated the association between violence committed against women by their intimate partners, defined by psychologically, physically and sexually abusive acts, and common mental disorders, assessed by using the Self Reporting Questionnaire. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83350_20

What they tell you to forget: from child sexual abuse to adolescent motherhood. Patrice Erdmans M, Black T. Qual Health Res; 18(1): 77-89. 2008: This study explores the relationship between child sexual abuse and adolescent motherhood, using a life story interview method. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83283_20

What we know about intimate partner violence in the middle East and north Africa. Boy A, Kulczycki A. Violence Against Women; 14(1): 53-70. 2008: Little is known about intimate partner violence in the Middle East and North Africa. This review synthesizes and critically evaluates the literature. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83638_20

Intimate partner violence and unplanned pregnancy in the Pacific Islands Families Study, Gao W, Paterson J, Carter S, Iusitini L , International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 100 (2) :109-115. 2008: The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between intimate partner violence and unintended pregnancy in a cohort of Pacific women. [Source: EndVAW eNewsletter - March 2008] Full abstract: http://endvaw.infoforhealth.org/search/search_results_single.php?start_num=0&fullrecordID=426007&fullrecordtype=7&query=id%3A308610&subquery=

Association of intimate partner physical and sexual violence with unintended pregnancy among pregnant women in Peru, Cripe SM, Sanchez SE, Perales M, Lam N, Garcia P. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 100 (2) :104-108. 2008: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between lifetime physical and/or sexual violence with unintended pregnancy among pregnant women in Peru. [Source: EndVAW eNewsletter - March 2008] Full abstract: http://endvaw.infoforhealth.org/search/search_results_single.php?start_num=0&fullrecordID=426006&fullrecordtype=7&query=id%3A308609&subquery=

The impact of psychological abuse by an intimate partner on the mental health of pregnant women. Tiwari A, Chan KL, Fong D, et al  BJOG. 115(3):377-84. 2008: The objective of this first population-based study in Hong Kong was to assess the impact of psychological abuse by an intimate partner on the mental health of pregnant women. [Source: EndVAW eNewsletter - March 2008] Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18190375?ordinalpos=8&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Predictors of child molestation: adult attachment, cognitive distortions, and empathy. Wood E, Riggs S. J Interpers Violence; 23(2): 259-75; 2008: A conceptual model derived from attachment theory was tested by examining adult attachment style, cognitive distortions, and both general and victim empathy in a sample of 61 paroled child molesters and 51 community controls. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83588_20

Online "Predators" and Their Victims: Myths, Realities, and Implications for Prevention and Treatment, Janis Wolak, David Finkelhor, Kimberly J. Mitchell and Michele L. Ybarra, American Psychologist, 63(2)111-128; February-March 2008: The publicity about online "predators" who prey on naive children using trickery and violence is largely inaccurate. Full abstract: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WY2-4RYK7PS-3&_user=10&_coverDate=03%2F31%2F2008&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=16ed5d93eabee278b1e3b4cc43471ca4

Review of the contemporary literature on how children report sexual abuse to others: Findings, methodological issues, and implications for forensic interviewers. London K, Bruck M, Wright DB, Ceci SJ. Memory; 16(1): 29-47. 2008: Methods used during forensic interviews with children are driven by beliefs about how children recall and report child sexual abuse (CSA) to others. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83527_20 

Sensation seeking and risk-taking propensity as mediators in the relationship between childhood abuse and HIV-related risk behavior. Bornovalova MA, Gwadz MA, Kahler C, Aklin WM, Lejuez CW. Child Abuse Neglect; 32(1): 99-109. 2008: This cross-sectional study examined impulsivity, risk-taking propensity, and sensation seeking as mediators in the relationship between abuse history and engagement in HIV-related risk behaviors among a sample of 96 inner-city African American adolescents. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83619_20

Screening for domestic violence in public welfare offices: an analysis of case manager and client interactions. Lindhorst T, Meyers M, Casey E. Violence Against Women; 14(1): 5-28; 2008: This study reviews findings from current research on the factors that improve the likelihood that women will reveal their domestic violence experiences to service personnel, and uses the guidelines drawn from this review to evaluate domestic violence screening practices in welfare offices using 782 transcribed interviews between welfare workers and clients from 11 sites in four states. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83636_20

Screening for intimate partner violence in a pediatric primary care clinic. Dubowitz H, Prescott L, Feigelman S, Lane W, Kim J. Pediatrics; 121(1): e85-91. 2008: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of intimate partner violence among parents at a pediatric primary care clinic and to evaluate the stability, sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, and likelihood ratios of a very brief screen for intimate partner violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83486_20

Screening Practices for Adolescent Dating Violence. Brown LK, Puster KL, Vazquez EA, Hunter HL, Lescano CM. J Interpers Violence; 22(4): 456-464. 2007: This study sought to determine the screening practices of child and adolescent psychiatrists regarding adolescent dating violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_60026_20

Sexual abuse: epidemiological, clinical aspects and management at gynaecological and obstetrical department of Dakar University Hospital. Faye Dieme ME, Traore AL, Gueye SM, Moreira PM, Diouf A, Moreau JC. J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris) 2007: A prospective study was conducted about cases of presumed sexual abuse received at the gynaecological and obstetrical clinic department of Aristide-le-Dantec hospital from January 2003 to May 2005. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83539_20

Sexual aggression among White, Black, and Hispanic couples in the U.S.: alcohol use, physical assault and psychological aggression as its correlates. Ramisetty-Mikler S, Caetano R, McGrath C. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse; 33(1): 31-43. 2007: This article examines the prevalence of sexual aggression and its association with alcohol and other forms of violence, such as physical abuse and psychological aggression, in a national sample of married and cohabiting couples.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_59988_20

Relationships among cybersex addiction, gender egalitarianism, sexual attitude and the allowance of sexual violence in adolescents. Koo HY, Kim SS. Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi; 37(7): 1202-11. 2007: This study was done to investigate cybersex addiction, gender egalitarianism, sexual attitude and the allowance of sexual violence in adolescents, and to identify the relationships among these variables. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83343_20

Negotiating the challenges of multidisciplinary responses to sexual assault victims: Sexual assault nurse examiner and victim advocacy programs. Cole J, Logan TK. Res Nurs Health; 31(1): 76-85. 2007: The purpose of this study was to examine Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs' relationships with victim advocacy organizations. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_83541_20

Researcher-Advocate Collaborations to End Violence Against Women, Richter, L. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 19, No. 11, 1350-1357, 2004: This article relies on literature from the field and on research conducted by the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center to describe the difficulties encountered in collaborations between researchers and advocates working on the prevention of violence against women. [Source: Linda Richter, SVRI List Member] Full abstract online at: http://jiv.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/19/11/1350

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

IV. Events

Webinar Alert - Improving Community Responses to Statutory Sexual Assault, Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST: This webinar will look at the challenges that arise when responding to statutory sexual violence. More details online at: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=199586

Call for Abstracts - 2008 Global Ministerial Forum on Research for Health, Bamako, Mali, 17-19 November 2008: The Programme Committee of the 2008 Global Ministerial Forum on Research for Health invites submission of abstracts on any area of research related to the theme of Research for Health. For submission criteria and instructions, please visit: http://www.globalforumhealth.org/shlinks/bamako2008en.php

International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 31 to April 2, 2008: Register now at http://www.evawintl.org/conferencedetail.aspx?confid=6

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

V. Funding Links / Research Opportunities

Global Fund Round 8: The Global Fund Round 8 application has been launched, and the deadline of proposal submission will be July 1, 12:00 Geneva Time. In order to facilitate the applicants' understanding on Global Fund policies, the Global Fund Secretariat has prepared several Fact Sheets, which can be downloaded at: http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/apply/call8/other. The Global Fund Secretariat also has opened forums at MyGlobalfund.org. Those who would like to discuss topics on the Global Fund can login and join the online discussion. http://myglobalfund.org/forums/203.aspx. [Source: sea-aids] Please download the proposal guidelines and propose forms at: http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/apply/call8/.  

MA/PhD Scholarship/Fellowship - National University of Ireland Gender / Globalisation and Rights: This new taught one-year MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights (Women's Studies) offers students a unique opportunity to combine advanced study of two important fields - globalisation and human rights - through a critical, advocacy-oriented, gender lens. A limited number of partial MA scholarships are available on a competitive basis. In addition, eligible candidates from Sri Lanka, South Africa and Ethiopia may apply for an NUI Galway International Scholarship. Application deadline is April 11, 2008 [Source: AWID Announcements: Week of 05 March 2008]. For information on scholarships visit: http://www.nuigalway.ie/international/fees/scholarships.html.  For more details on the programme please visit: www.nuigalway.ie/womens_studies

Doctoral Research Fellowships / National University of Ireland: As part of a commitment to develop feminist research on global issues and human rights, the Global Women's Studies Programme at NUIG is pleased to announce two three-year doctoral research fellowships (2008-2011). Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates who wish to pursue doctoral research on gender topics The value of each scholarship is Euro 16,500 per annum for three years. For further information on how to apply, please visit: http://www.nuigalway.ie/womens_studies/doctoral_research_scholarships.html

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

VI. Vacancies

Assistant/Associate Professor of Women Studies / Oregon State University / Applications due April 4, 2008 / Appointment begin date: Fall 2008 (negotiable) / To view posting and apply visit: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/.Posting #0002202

Women's Rights Advocate/Researcher for Europe and Central Asia / Human Rights Watch (HRW) / Brussels, Belgium or London, UK / Closing date: May 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 March 2008] More details online at: http://www.hrw.org/jobs/docs/2008/03/07/eca18231.htm, http://www.hrw.org/jobs

Assistant, Gender and Global Coalition on Women and AIDS and Board and UN Relations / UNAIDS / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date:  April 02, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 March 2008] More details online at: http://www.unaids.org/en/AboutUNAIDS/Jobs/GVacancies.asp

Programme Manager China / UNIFEM / Beijing, China / Closing date: March 21, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 March 2008] More details online at: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=3998

Project Manager / UNDP / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: March 20, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 March 2008] More details online at: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=4023

Assistant/Associate Professor, Women Studies / Oregon State University / Corvallis, OR, USA / Closing date: April 04, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 March 2008] More details online at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1205214048971

Senior Programme Officer: LAC / the International HIV/AIDS Alliance / Brighton, UK / Closing date: March 28, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 March 2008] More details online at: http://www.aidsalliance.org/sw53757.asp, http://www.aidsalliance.org/sw7320.asp

Civil Society Networks Manager / CIVICUS / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: March 20, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 March 2008] More details online at: http://www.civicus.org/new/jobs_info.asp?id=1272

Gender and Agriculture Specialist / International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 March 2008] More details online at: http://www.icrw.org/html/jobs/gender_and_ag.html

Programme Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa / Sigrid Rausing Trust / London, UK / Closing date: April 02, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 March 2008] More details online at: http://www.sigrid-rausing-trust.org/notice.htm

Project Assistant / Hungarian Helsinki Committee / Budapest, Hungary / Closing date: March 14, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 March 2008] More details online at: http://www.helsinki.hu, http://www.refugeelawreader.org

Gender Adviser / Ramboll Finnconsult Oy / Assosa, Ethiopia / Closing date: March 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 March 2008] In order to learn more or to apply please email: tuire.ylostalo at ramboll-finnconsult.fi

Reproductive Health and Gender Specialist / International Medical Corps (IMC) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 March 2008] More details online at: http://www.imcworldwide.org/section/jobs

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 10 March 2008] More details online at: http://www.reliefweb.int

Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development) / The Asian Development Bank (ADB) / Manila, Philippines. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 10 March 2008] More details online at: http://www.adb.org/Employment/Professional/ps08-028-ga-rsgs.asp

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/


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