[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 18 03 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Mar 18 09:17:29 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

Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD): GHRD is an international human rights organization with the objective of promoting human rights for those areas where severe violations have victimized relatively large populations. Website: http://www.ghrd.org/

ILO International Training Centre Gender Campus: The Gender Campus is the new virtual meeting place for the community of gender experts, advocates and sympathizers of the Gender Coordination Unit of the ILO International Training Centre. It includes a gate to enter on-line learning courses and many more facilities. News, available gender tools, publications and links, and an exclusive "CyberCafé" are available. Website: http://gender.itcilo.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=0&Itemid=13&limit=5&limitstart=0

II. Online Publications and Resources

UNHCR Handbook for the Protection of Women and Girls, UNHCR, 2008: This Handbook describes some of the protection challenges faced by women and girls of concern to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and outlines various strategies we should adopt with our partners to tackle these challenges. [Source: WUNRN] Download online at: http://www.unhcr.org/protect/PROTECTION/47cfae612.html

Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation: An interagency statement, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNECA, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO. World Health Organisation, 2008: This Statement is a call to all States, international and national organizations, civil society and communities to uphold the rights of girls and women. [Source: WUNRN] Download online at: http://www.unfpa.org/publications/detail.cfm?ID=361&filterListType

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2007, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. March 11, 2008: Rights Practices are submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress. Reports by country are available online at: http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2007/

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

III. Journal Articles

"The Red Zone": Temporal Risk for Unwanted Sex Among College Students. Flack WF, Caron ML, Leinen SJ, Breitenbach KG, Barber AM, Brown EN, Gilbert CT, Harchak TF, Hendricks MM, Rector CE, Schatten HT, Stein HC. J Interpers Violence 2008: The "red zone" usually refers to the first few weeks of the first semester at college, when female students are believed to be at greatest risk for experiencing unwanted sex. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85567_20

Adult Attachment as a Risk Factor for Intimate Partner Violence: The"Mispairing"of Partners' Attachment Styles. Doumas DM, Pearson CL, Elgin JE, McKinley LL. J Interpers Violence 2008: This study examined the relationship between intimate partner violence and adult attachment in a sample of 70 couples. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85167_20 

Beyond the campus: unacknowledged rape among low-income women. Littleton H, Radecki Breitkopf C, Berenson A. Violence Against Women; 14(3): 269-86. 2008: Studies of college rape victims have found that many are unacknowledged; that is, they do not label their experience rape. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85300_20 

Contraceptive use and associations with intimate partner violence among a population-based sample of New Zealand women. Fanslow J, Whitehead A, Silva M, Robinson E. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol; 48(1): 83-9. 2008: The aim of this study was to outline the use of contraception among a representative sample of New Zealand women, and explore associations with intimate partner violence (IPV), and contraception and condom use. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85393_20

Exploring the links between components of coordinated community responses and their impact on contact with intimate partner violence services. Klevens J, Baker CK, Shelley GA, Ingram EM. Violence Against Women; 14(3): 346-58. 2008: In the 1990s, concerns with response fragmentation for intimate partner violence (IPV) led to the promotion of coordinated community responses (CCRs) to prevent and control IPV. Evaluation of CCRs has been limited. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85375_20

Exploring the Relationships of Women's Sexual Assault Disclosure, Social Reactions, and Problem Drinking. Ullman SE, Starzynski LL, Long SM, Mason GE, Long LM. J Interpers Violence 2008: The goal of this exploratory study was to examine correlates of sexual assault disclosure and social reactions in female victims with and without drinking problems. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85523_20

Factors Related to Willingness to Help Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. Beeble ML, Post LA, Bybee D, Sullivan CM. J Interpers Violence 2008: Although researchers have found that survivors of intimate partner violence seek support from a multitude of sources, ranging from professionals to informal support networks, little is known about the extent to which community members reach out to help survivors. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85574_20

Further Investigation of Findings Reported for the Minnesota Sex Offender Screening Tool-Revised. Langton CM, Barbaree HE, Harkins L, Peacock EJ, Arenovich T. J Interpers Violence 2008: Among a number of widely used risk assessment instruments with adult sexual offenders, the Minnesota Sex Offender Screening Tool-Revised (MnSOST-R) has been subject to relatively few evaluation studies. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85581_20

Hostility ratings by parents at risk for child abuse: Impact of chronic and temporary schema activation. Farc MM, Crouch JL, Skowronski JJ, Milner JS. Child Abuse Neglect 2008: Two studies examined whether accessibility of hostility-related schema influenced ratings of ambiguous child pictures. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85531_20

Improving detection and quality of assessment of child abuse and partner abuse is achievable with a formal organisational change approach. Wills R, Ritchie M, Wilson M. J Paediatr Child Health; 44(3): 92-8. 2008: The aim of this study was to improve detection and quality of assessment of child and partner abuse within a health service.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85536_20

Leave or Stay? Battered Women's Decision after Intimate Partner Violence. Kim J, Gray KA. J Interpers Violence 2008: Battered women's reasons for staying with or leaving their male partners are varied and complex. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85583_20

Mandatory reporting. Qld Nurse; 27(1): 10-1. 2008: Policy responses of both state and federal governments to the abuse of more vulnerable members of society has placed an added obligation on nurses who become aware of, or suspect on reasonable grounds, the occurrence of such abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85534_20

Measuring Sex Differences in Violence Victimization and Perpetration Within Date and Same-Sex Peer Relationships. Swahn MH, Simon TR, Arias I, Bossarte RM. J Interpers Violence 2008: This study examines sex differences in the patterns of repeated perpetration and victimization of physical violence and psychological aggression within dating relationships and same-sex peer relationships. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85571_20

Methods for Estimating Medical Expenditures Attributable to Intimate Partner Violence. Brown DS, Finkelstein EA, Mercy JA. J Interpers Violence 2008: This article compares three methods for estimating the medical cost burden of intimate partner violence against U.S. adult women (18 years and older), 1 year postvictimization. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85576_20

Physical and sexual violence among North Carolina women associations with physical health, mental health, and functional impairment. Martin SL, Rentz ED, Chan RL, Givens J, Sanford CP, Kupper LL, Garrettson M, Macy RJ. Womens Health Issues; 18(2): 130-40, 2008: This study examines links between women's experiences of violence during adulthood (including physical and sexual violence) and women's physical health, mental health, and functional status. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85621_20

Pornography use and sexual aggression: the impact of frequency and type of pornography use on recidivism among sexual offenders. Kingston DA, Fedoroff P, Firestone P, Curry S, Bradford JM. Aggressive Behav 2008: In this study, we examined the unique contribution of pornography consumption to the longitudinal prediction of criminal recidivism in a sample of 341 child molesters. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85530_20

Premilitary Adult Sexual Assault Victimization and Perpetration in a Navy Recruit Sample. Stander VA, Merrill LL, Thomsen CJ, Crouch JL, Milner JS. J Interpers Violence 2008: Female (n = 5,226) and male (n = 5,969) U.S. Navy recruits completed a survey assessing their premilitary histories of adult sexual assault (SA), defined as attempted or completed rape since the age of 14. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85521_20

Prevalence and effects of rape myths in print journalism: the Kobe Bryant case. Franiuk R, Seefelt JL, Cepress SL, Vandello JA. Violence Against Women; 14(3): 287-309. 2008: Two studies examine the prevalence and effects of rape myths in the print media covering a real-life case of alleged sexual assault. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85299_20

The Violent and Sexual Victimization of College Women: Is Repeat Victimization a Problem? Daigle LE, Fisher BS, Cullen FT. J Interpers Violence 2008: Little attention has been given to repeat violent and sexual victimization among college women. Using two national-level data sets, the authors find that a small proportion of college women experience a large proportion of violent and sexual victimizations. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85580_20

Dentists' perceptions, attitudes, knowledge, and experience about child abuse and neglect in northeast Italy. - Manea S, Favero GA, Stellini E, Romoli L, Mazzucato M, Facchin P. J Clin Pediatr Dent; 32(1): 19-25. 2007: The aim of this study was to analyze dentists' perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and experience about child abuse and neglect (CAN) in an area of northeast Italy and the factors affecting the recognition and reporting of CAN cases. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85466_20

Does the punishment fit the crime? Judicial sentencing in adolescent and adult sexual assault cases. Du Mont J, Forte T, Badgley RF. Med Law; 26(4): 747-68. 2007: This is the first Canadian study to focus directly on whether factors commonly identified as reflecting the seriousness of a sexual assault are noted by judges, and in turn, related to the severity of the sentences they impose. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_85301_20 

Coerced first sex among adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa: prevalence and context. Moore AM, Awusabo-Asare K, Madise N, et al. Afr J Reprod Health; 11(3); 2007:  Using nationally representative surveys from 12- to 19-year-old girls in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, and Uganda collected in 2004, the authors examine the prevalence of sexual coercion at sexual debut among unmarried girls and its correlates. [Source: Youth InfoNet 43] Full abstract: http://www.infoforhealth.org/youthwg/search/search_results_single.php?start_num=0&fullrecordID=427845&fullrecordtype=7&query=resource_type%3ADocument+%28%28title%3A%22+Coerced+first+sex+among+adolescent+girls+in+sub-Saharan+Africa%22%29%29&subquery=&PHPSESSID=6d12dab085a8857282a3bee8bd40f028

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

IV. Events

Call for Expressions of Interest: 2008 Medico-Legal Convening in Response to Sexual Violence - The Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 31 May - 5 June 2008: This workshop aims at strengthening the medico-legal response to sexual violence through multi-disciplinary collaboration among organisations and partners in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. For more information visit: http://www.svri.org/interest.htm 

Violence Basée sur le Genre : Comment communiquer l'information et les meilleures pratiques aux décideurs, Saly, Sénégal, 19-30 mai, 2008. For full details of this event email svri at mrc.ac.za

Campaign "Stop the Gang Rapes" in Bangladesh: Bangladesh is a country where human rights and specifically the rights of women are being brutally violated. These violations include sexual and domestic violence; (marital) rape; infanticide; acid attacks and honour killings. These types of violence, in particular the gang rapes are controlling acts that repress women, especially considering the women who are victims of these atrocities face numerous obstacles in obtaining legal protection and justice for these crimes.[Source: WUNRN]  To sign the petition or more information visit: http://www.ghrd.org/

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

V. Funding Links / Research Opportunities

Young Voices in Research for Health: Essay Competition: The Global Forum for Health Research and The Lancet announce their third joint essay competition for the under-30s on the theme 'Climate change and health: research challenges for vulnerable populations'. For submission criteria and instructions, please visit: http://www.globalforumhealth.org/shlinks/yvhr2008.php; Pour lire la version française de ce courriel visiter : http://www.globalforumhealth.org/announcements/08/EssayCompetition08Fr.pdf

The Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarships in Migration Studies: The German ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius is calling for applications for "Settling Into Motion" - The Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarships in Migration Studies. The scholarship program seeks to address the ongoing transformations in societies where migration is just one factor among others generating change. For 2008 applications relating to migration and urban transformations are especially welcome. The deadline is 31 March 2008. Please find further information as well as the online application at www.settling-into-motion.de

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

VI. Vacancies

Evaluation, Gender and ICT expert / UNIFEM/ UNIFEM is seeking for an expert who combines expertise on evaluation, gender and ICT to evaluate the programme on "Bridging the Gender Digital Divide in Africa through Strategic Partnerships". For full terms of reference email: grace.okonji at unifem.org 
Adviser on Gender Equality and Women Human Rights, L-5 / The United Nations (UN) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: April 10, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://jobs.un.org => "Social Affairs."

Consultant: Coordinator and Managing Editor of the Regional Report on Governance and Women's Leadership / UNDP / Home-based, Slovak Republic / Closing date: March 26, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=4085 

Consultant: HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health Advisor / UNDP / Mogadishu, Somalia / Closing date: April 13, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information:  http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=4114

Peace and Governance Adviser / UNIFEM / Prishtina, Kosovo / Closing date: March 20, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://www.unifem.sk/index.cfm?Module=Static=w=jobsi 

Senior Advisor: HIV Children and Impact Mitigation / The International HIV/AIDS Alliance / Brighton, UK // Closing date: March 26, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://www.aidsalliance.org/sw53896.asp 

Team Leader, Vulnerability Poverty Reduction Team / Institute of Development Studies (IDS) / Brighton, UK / Closing date: March 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://www.ids.ac.uk/go/about-ids/working-at-ids/current-vacancies 

Research Fellows, Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction Team / Institute of Development Studies (IDS) / Brighton, UK / Closing date: March 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://www.ids.ac.uk/go/about-ids/working-at-ids/current-vacancies 

Temporary Senior Programme Officer (Gender) / The Commonwealth Secretariat / London, UK / Closing date: March 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://www.thecommonwealth.org/job/167709/176558/temp_research_officer_gender.htm

Policy and Advocacy Manager, Global Health / Interact Worldwide / London, UK / Closing date: April 07, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://www.interactworldwide.org/vacancies.asp

Research Assistant / The Guttmacher Institute / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://www.guttmacher.org/about/jobs.html

Evaluation Intern / International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF/WHR) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://www.ippfwhr.org/site/c.kuLRJ5MTKvH/b.2724457/ 

Program Officer/Program Advisor / Global Campaign for Microbicides/PATH / Johannesburg, South Africa. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://www.global-campaign.org/employment.htm 

Technical Writer/Editor / Global Campaign for Microbicides/PATH / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://www.global-campaign.org/employment.htm 

Development Internship in Foundation and Institutional Support / The Women's Funding Network (WFN) / San Francisco, CA, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information:  http://www.wfnet.org

Gender Based Violence Coordinator / IRC Uganda / Kitgum, Uganda. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://www.theIRC.org click "Jobs" and search under "Uganda." 

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 17 March 2008] More information: http://www.un-instraw.org => "About Us" => "Opportunities"

Project Manager, Satellites for Human Rights Project / Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://www.amnestyusa.org => "About Us" => "Employment" 

Campaign Director, Stop Violence Against Women (SVAW) Campaign / Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) / Washington, DC, or New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 17 March 2008] More information: http://www.amnestyusa.org => "About Us" => "Employment" 

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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