[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 20 05 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue May 20 11:54:34 SAST 2008

Dear SVRI List Members

This week's SVRI Update 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. Webpages/Sites
II. Online Publications
III. Journal Articles
IV. Events
V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VI. Vacancies
VII. SVRI Online Discussion Forum

I. Webpages/Sites

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC): <https://bagend.mrc.ac.za/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.un.org/av/photo/203235.jpg> The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties. It also monitors implementation of two optional protocols to the Convention, on involvement of children in armed conflict and on sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. Webpage: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/crc/

Center for Sex Offender Management: Established in June 1997, the Center for Sex Offender Management's (CSOM) goal is to enhance public safety by preventing further victimization through improving the management of adult and juvenile sex offenders who are in the community. Webpage: http://www.csom.org/

National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth: The Center provides states, territories, and the District of Columbia with information and support through training and technical assistance in the management of children with sexual behavior problems and adolescents with illegal sexual behavior.  Web site: www.ncsby.org

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA): ATSA was founded to foster research, facilitate information exchange, further professional education and provide for the advancement of professional standards and practices in the field of sex offender evaluation and treatment. Webpage: http://www.atsa.com/index.html

II. Online Publications and Resources

Challenging Men's Demand for Prostitution in Scotland: A research report based on interviews with 110 men who bought women in prostitution in Scotland. Jan Macleod, Melissa Farley, Lynn Anderson, and Jacqueline Golding, Women's Support Project, Prostitution Research & Education, 2008: The Routes Out of Prostitution Partnership and other projects that have challenged prostitution in Glasgow in the past decade have been informed by an understanding of prostitution as commercial sexual exploitation and as a form of violence against women. Prevention of prostitution is a key aim of this work. The findings of this research will contribute to an understanding of and strategies for challenging men's demand for prostitution. Full report: http://whiteribbonscotland.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/challenging_mens_demand.pdf

Because I Am a Girl: The State of the World's Girls 2008, Plan International, 2008: 1 in 5 countries have used girls as child soldiers, and 100,000 are currently fighting in conflicts around the world, reveals this report by Plan. [Source: WUNRN] Download full report online at: http://www.plan-international.org/news/girls_war_report/ 

USA Final Report on the Evaluation of the First Offender Prostitution Program (FOPP). Office of Research & Evaluation. US National Institute of Justice, Abt Associates, 2008: The evaluation described in this report addresses three priority issues: the effectiveness, return on investment, and transferability of the FOPP. [Source: WUNRN] Direct Link to Report: http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/221894.pdf

Deconstructing the Demand for Prostitution: Preliminary Insights from Interviews with Chicago Men Who Purchase Sex. Rachel Durchslag, AM & Samir Goswami, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, Chicago, Illinois, USA, May 2008: In December of 2006 and June of 2007 the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, Prostitution Research and Education, and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless launched a research initiative in Chicago to investigate the cognitive and behavioral patterns of men who purchase sex. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: http://www.caase.org/uploads/File/Deconstructing%20the%20Demand%20For%20Prostitution.pdf?PHPSESSID=33db9836080046b3908493295db1c3ae

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences, Country Visit Ghana, Yakin Ertürk. 2008: This report contains the findings of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, official mission to Ghana from 7 to 14 July 2007. Full report: http://huachen.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/7session/A.HRC.7.6.Add.3.doc

What Research Shows About Adolescent Sex Offenders, National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth, Fact Sheet: This Fact Sheet was developed to provide practitioners and professionals with basic information about adolescent sex offenders. The first section briefly reviews the research on adolescent sex offenders and the second section describes issues related to community safety and supervision. Online link: http://www.ncsby.org/pages/publications.htm

The Report of the Task Force on Children with Sexual Behavior Problems. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers: The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) Task Force on Children with Sexual Behavior Problems was formed by the ATSA Board of Directors as part of ATSA's overall mission of promoting effective intervention and management practices for individuals who have engaged in abusive sexual behavior. The Task Force was charged to produce a report intended to guide professional practices with children, ages 12 and under. [Source: Prevent-Connect] Full report: http://www.atsa.com/pdfs/Report-TFCSBP.pdf

Unwanted Sexual Contact, in Context, University of New Hampshire, 2006: The college social scene is the setting or context for much of the unwanted sexual contact that happens on campuses, as this report by researchers at the University of New Hampshire, exploring the experiences of the university's undergraduates, details. [Source: Prevent-Connect] Download full report online at: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/05/08/sex

Understanding Juvenile Sexual Offending Behavior: Emerging Research, Treatment Approaches and Management Practices, Centre for Sex Offender Management, December 1999: The purpose of this brief is to discuss research on sexually abusive youth, legislative trends, and promising approaches to the treatment and supervision of these youth. [Source: Prevent-Connect] Online at: http://www.csom.org/pubs/juvbrf10.html 

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

III. Journal Articles

Barriers to the Mandatory Reporting of Domestic Violence Encountered by Nursing Professionals. Smith JS, Rainey SL, Smith KR, Alamares C, Grogg D. J Trauma Nurs; 15(1): 9-11. 2008: The purpose of this study was to discover barriers nurses face in relation to mandatory reporting of domestic violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87271_20

Cross-cultural perspectives on intimate partner violence. Anderson JE, Abraham M, Bruessow DM, Coleman RD, McCarthy KC, Harris-Odimgbe T, Tong CK. JAAPA; 21(4): 36, 38, 40 passim 2008: This article reviews intimate partner violence data and research related to specific racial and cultural groups, while placing the issue in a wider public health perspective. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87341_20

Culture and violence against women. Turale S. Nurs Health Sci; 10(2):77. 2008: Globally, domestic violence is an increasing problem, not just for women, but for children and men too. SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87344_20

Domestic violence surveillance system: a model. Espinosa R, Gutierrez MI, Mena-Muñoz JH, Córdoba P. Salud Publica Mex; 50(Suppl 1):S12-8. 2008: This study aimed to develop a domestic violence surveillance system. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87247_20

Frequency and types of partner violence among Mexican American college women. Coker AL, Sanderson M, Cantu E, Huerta D, Fadden MK. J Am Coll Health; 56(6):665-74. 2008: The authors studied the prevalence of partner violence, by type, among Mexican American college women aged 18 to 35 years (N = 149; response rate = 85%). [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87338_20

Genital trauma in children and adolescents. Merritt DF. Clin Obstet Gynecol; 51(2): 237-48. 2008: Traumatic wounds of the female genitalia include accidental straddle injuries or impalement, chemical or thermal burns, insufflation injuries, blunt trauma, or crush injuries. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87256_20

Intimate partner violence among men prevalence, chronicity, and health effects. Reid RJ, Bonomi AE, Rivara FP, Anderson ML, Fishman PA, Carrell DS, Thompson RS. Am J Prev Med; 34(6):478-85. 2008: The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence, chronicity, and severity of IPV, and the health outcomes associated with IPV, in adult men with healthcare insurance. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87339_20

Seeking for Risk Factors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in a Greek National Sample: The Role of Self-Esteem. Papadakaki M, Tzamalouka GS, Chatzifotiou S, Chliaoutakis J. J Interpers Violence 2008: The objective of this article is to gain a better understanding of the magnitude of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Greece and to explore factors associated with increased risk of IPV prevalence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87301_20

Why women don't report sexual assault to the police: The influence of psychosocial variables and traumatic injury. Jones JS, Alexander C, Wynn BN, Rossman L, Dunnuck C. J Emerg Med 2008: The purpose of this study was to identify the variables that acutely influence reporting practices in female sexual assault victims presenting to an urban clinic or Emergency Department. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87261_20

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

IV. Events

Reproductive Health in Emergencies Conference 2008, June 18-20, 2008, Uganda: Reproductive Health (RH) in Emergencies Conference 2008 will bring together a wide range of actors from the fields of RH in emergencies, global RH, humanitarian assistance and development to contribute to the expansion of comprehensive RH services in crisis settings. More information online at: http://www.raiseinitiative.org/conference/#welcome

Save the Date! SVRI Forum 2009: research for advocacy and interventions to end sexual violence, Johannesburg, South Africa, 8-11th March 2009: This global event will bring together 200 participants working on sexual violence as researchers, gender activists, funders, policy makers, service providers, survivors and others. A call for abstracts will be issued in September 2008. Please put this event in your diaries. More details online at: http://svriforum2009.svri.org/ 

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

SVRI Funding Links Page: For details on funders who have funding sources available for research on sexual violence visit: http://www.svri.org/funding.htm

VI. Vacancies

Associate, Women's Rights Division / Human Rights Watch / London, UK / Closing date: June 03, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 12 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.hrw.org/jobs

Consultant: Gender-based Needs Assessment Report / UNDP / Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya / Closing date: May 22, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 12 May 2008] More details online at: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=4812

Advisor, Gender Mainstreaming / PAHO / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: June 19, 2008. VACANCY NOTICE NO: PAHO/08/FT407 [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 12 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.who.int/employment/vacancies/en)

Policy Officer: Economic and Social Development Advocacy Team / ActionAid / London, UK / Closing date: May 21, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 12 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.actionaid.org.uk/index.asp?page_id=835

Public Health & Reproductive Health Co-ordinator / Concern Worldwide / Sudan. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 12 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.concern.net/site-links/jobs/index.php

Gender Coordinator / UNDP Pakistan / Bagh, Pakistan / Closing date: May 21, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 12 May 2008] More details online at: http://undp.brightspyre.com/undpindex.php?

Consultant: To develop a gender policy for the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) / Commonwealth Secretariat / Accra, Ghana / Closing date: May 23, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 12 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.thecommonwealth.org/joblist/167709/150974/short_term_assignments_overseas

Coordinator of the CGIAR Systemwide Program on Participatory Research and Gender Analysis / PRGA Program / Cali, Colombia / Closing date: May 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 12 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.ciat.cgiar.org/jobs/jobs.htm

Social Development and Gender Equity Advisor / The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) / Amsterdam, the Netherlands / Closing date: May 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 12 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?id=21453&ch=FAB

Programs/Research Intern / Gender Action / Washington, DC / Closing date: June 30, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 12 May 2008] More details online at: www.genderaction.org

Research Associates - Gender / IT for Change / Mysore and Bangalore, India / Closing date: May 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 12 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.itforchange.net

Gender Based Violence Program Manager/ International Rescue Committee/Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic/ Closing Date: 15 July 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 19 May 2008] More details online at: www.IRCjobs.org

VII. SVRI Online Discussion Forum: current discussions

The SVRI provides you with a platform to interact online with other members of the SVRI who have registered with the Forum. The following discussions are currently taking place on the Forum. 

* Strengthening sexual violence advocacy initiatives through research
* Initiation Schools and Violence
* What Campus Rape Crisis? Mary Koss's Response
* Medico-legal care for sexual assault survivors

To view these discussions, comment or create your own please visit: http://www.svri.org/activities.htm#svri


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

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative, an initiative of the Global Forum for Health Research, is hosted by the Medical Research Council, South Africa.  The SVRI aims to promote research on sexual violence and generate empirical data to ensure sexual violence is recognized as a priority public health problem.  To learn more about the SVRI visit our website www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/>  or contact us at svri at mrc.ac.za 

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