[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 27 05 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue May 27 09:11:35 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

Global Fund for Women: The mission of the Global Fund for Women is to advance women's human rights by making grants to women's groups that work to gain freedom from poverty, violence and discrimination. They award grants to women's rights groups all over the world. Website: http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/

Mama Cash Women's Fund: Mama Cash is the oldest international women's fund - established in the Netherlands in 1983. She supports pioneering and innovative women's initiatives around the world, because she believes that social change starts with women and girls.Webpage: http://www.mamacash.org/page.php?id=785

Marital and Intimate Partner Sexual Assault, StopVAW website: Intimate partner sexual assault is that committed by a current or past spouse or boyfriend. Webpage: http://www.stopvaw.org/Marital_and_Intimate_Partner_Sexual_Assault.html

II. Online Publications and Resources

Denmark: Men's Violence Against Women - Extent, Characteristics & Measures Against Violence - 2007, Denmark Minister for Gender Equality, Denmark National Institute of Public Health, 2008: This report highlights the trends in gender based violence during the last 5-6 years and describes the government initiatives to prevent this violence. [Source: WUNRN] Direct Link to Report: http://ligeuk.itide.dk/files/PDF/statistics_violence_2007.pdf

The Crown Prosecution Service Violence Against Women Strategy and Action Plans 2008-2011, April 2008: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Violence Against Women strategy sets out the vision for developing the UK's CPS violence against women work, building on the work of 2006-07, and provides supporting action plans for future work. Online at: http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/equality/vaw/VAW_strategy_action_plans.html#p01

Sexual Abuse Information Series 2008. National Clearinghouse on Family Violence Family Violence Prevention Unit Public Health Agency of Canada, 2008: This information series provides booklets on the following: Sexual Abuse Counseling; When Boys Have Been Sexually Abused; When Girls Have Been Sexually Abused; Sexual Abuse; When Teenage Girls Have Been Sexually Abused; What Happens When You Tell; Sibling Sexual Abuse; When Children Act Out Sexually; When Males Have Been Sexually Abused as Children; When Teenage Boys Have Been Sexually Abused and When Your Partner Was Sexually Abused as a Child [Source: NCFV E-Bulletin / Bulletin électronique du CNIVF] Download online at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/new_e.html

Preventing Child Maltreatment: A guide to taking action and generating evidence. National Clearinghouse on Family Violence Family Violence Prevention Unit Public Health Agency of Canada, 2008: This guide recommends that future efforts to study the epidemiology of child maltreatment and to implement prevention strategies be conducted with the explicit aim of expanding the scientific evidence base for the magnitude, consequences and preventability of the problem. It provides the necessary tools and information to governments, civil society and international organizations in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children. [Source: NCFV E-Bulletin / Bulletin électronique du CNIVF] Full document: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/nfnts-prev-maltr_e.pdf

Women Building Peace & Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict-Affected Contexts. Review of Community-Based Approaches. UNIFEM, October 2007: While community-based approaches play an essential part in peace-building efforts, they cannot on their own stem the overwhelming tide of sexual violence in conflict, nor stop the systematic use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. The effectiveness of community-based approaches ultimately depends on a broader recognition of the ways in which violence against women undermines both peace-building efforts at the national level and international security more generally. As the examples in this report illustrate, peace-building begins at the community level but it cannot end there.  [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://womenwarpeace.org/webfm_send/362

The B.C. handbook for action on child abuse and neglect for service providers, by the British Columbia Ministry for Children and Families. Victoria: BC Ministry for Children & Families, 2007: This Handbook is designed to support an integrated, collaborative response to child abuse and neglect by: providing information about identifying and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect; providing an overview of relevant law and government policies; clarifying the roles and shared responsibilities of service providers, including their accountability for responding to suspected child abuse and neglect, and ensuring that responses to suspected child abuse and neglect in British Columbia are effective, consistent and sensitive to the needs of children. [Source: NCFV E-Bulletin / Bulletin électronique du CNIVF]  Full document available: http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/child_protection/pdf/handbook_action_child_abuse.pdf

Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile 2007. Statistics Canada. Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, 2007: This is the tenth annual Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile report produced by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics under the Federal Family Violence Initiative. This annual report provides the most current data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada, as well as trends over time, as part of the ongoing initiative to inform policy makers and the public about family violence issues. [Source: NCFV E-Bulletin / Bulletin électronique du CNIVF] Full document: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/fv-85-224-XIE2007001.pdf

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

III. Journal Articles

A Review of Empirical Literature on the Prevalence and Risk Markers of Male-on-Female Intimate Partner Violence in Contemporary China, 1987-2006. Tang CS-K, Lai BP-Y. Aggress Violent Behav; 13(1): 10-28. 2008: The process of modernization and rapid economic development in China has brought changes in family structure and gender relation. We reviewed empirical literature on intimate partner violence (IPV) in China within the past 20 years to understand the magnitude and nature of the problem. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87465_20

Exposure to Domestic Violence: A Meta-Analysis of Child and Adolescent Outcomes. Evans SE, Davies C, DiLillo D. Aggress Violent Behav; 13(2): 131-140. 2008: This study used meta-analysis to examine the relationship between childhood exposure to domestic violence and children's internalizing, externalizing, and trauma symptoms. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87436_20

Intimate partner violence and its implication for pregnancy. Chambliss LR. Clin Obstet Gynecol; 51(2): 385-97. 2008: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a common occurrence in pregnancy and results in an increased risk of adverse outcomes. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87298_20

What accounts for demographic differences in trajectories of adolescent dating violence? An examination of intrapersonal and contextual mediators. Foshee VA, Karriker-Jaffe KJ, Reyes HL, Ennett ST, Suchindran C, Bauman KE, Benefield TS. J Adolesc Health; 42(6): 596-604. 2008: The purpose of this study was to identify intrapersonal and contextual factors that mediate associations between demographic variables (minority status, socioeconomic status, family structure, gender, and neighborhood disadvantage) and trajectories of moderate and severe physical dating violence perpetration from ages 13-19 years. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87565_20

When the Customer Is Wrong: A Review of Research on Aggression and Sexual Harassment in Service Encounters. Yagil D. Aggress Violent Behav; 13(2): 141-152. 2008: This paper reviews research on customer aggression and sexual harassment in service contexts. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87469_20

A Coping Theory Framework Toward Preventing Sexual Revictimization. Macy RJ. Aggress Violent Behav; 12(2): 177-192. 2007: The most pressing needs in the development of revictimization knowledge are for prevention theories and interventions to address this problem. Building on theoretical and empirical research, this paper helps to address this critical knowledge gap by presenting a coping theoretical framework toward revictimization prevention.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87450_20

A Review of Marital Rape. Martin EK, Taft CT, Resick PA. Aggress Violent Behav; 12(3): 329-347. 2007: The current paper represents a comprehensive review of marital rape, including its legal history and numerous aspects of its perpetration and victimization. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87452_20

Predicting Recidivism in Adolescent Sexual Offenders. Gerhold CK, Browne KD, Beckett R. Aggress Violent Behav; 12(4): 427-438. 2007: The prediction of risk of sexual recidivism in adult sex offenders has been grounded on research identifying reliable markers or risk factors, the so-called static and dynamic variables. For adolescents such reliable factors in the prediction of risk of sexual recidivism have so far not been unequivocally revealed. The aim of this systematic review was to screen the available research literature for such factors. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87440_20

Primary and Secondary Prevention Programs for Dating Violence: A Review of the Literature. Cornelius TL, Resseguie N. Aggress Violent Behav; 12(3): 364-375. 2007: This comprehensive review examines the literature on primary and secondary prevention programs for dating violence, with emphases on methodological and theoretical issues. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87432_20

Violence Against Women Post-Separation. Brownridge DA. Aggress Violent Behav; 11(5): 514-530. 2006: This article examines research on the relatively understudied topic of violence against women post-separation.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87373_20

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

IV. Events

The 1st conference on Strengthening Linkages Between Sexual and Reproductive Health And HIV/AIDS Services: The Sexual Violence Nexus, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 29th September - 1st October 2008: This conference aims to utilize sexual violence as a nexus for interrogating and strengthening existing response and the inter-linkages between HIV/AIDS and reproductive health. For more details and to register go to: http://www.svconference2008.org/

>From Margins to Mainstream: 5th World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, Melbourne, 12-12th September, 2008: This conference will explore new ways that individuals and organisations from a range of sectors can promote mental health and prevent mental illness. Due to the large number of abstracts we received, we had to delay notification of presenters by a fortnight. Because of this, Early Bird registrations will now close on 16 June 2008 (extended date). You can now register online to attend the conference. A registration brochure with conference details is also now available and can be downloaded from the registration page.  More information online at: http://www.margins2mainstream.com/registration.php

>From Relief to Development: Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., June 4, 2008: This event will examine the challenges associated with responding to and preventing GBV in countries at different stages of recovery from conflict. If you are interested, but unable to attend the event, please tune into the live or archived webcast at www.wilsoncenter.org. The webcast will begin approximately 10 minutes after the posted meeting time. [Source: Interagency Gender Working Group LISTSERV Mailing List] You will need Windows Media Player to watch the webcast. To download the free player, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download

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

Rising Voices: Rising Voices, the outreach arm of Global Voices, in collaboration with the Open Society Institute Public Health Program's Health Media Initiative, is now accepting project proposals for the third round of microgrant funding of up to $5,000 for new media outreach projects focused especially on public health issues involving marginalized populations. To apply for funding, please fill out and submit the entire application below no later than June 1, 2008. [Source: procaare Digest, Vol 4, Issue 14] To learn more details about the grant competition, please read: http://rising.globalvoicesonline.org/blog/2008/04/30/rising-voices-seeks-micro-grant-proposals-for-health-related-new-media-outreach/

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

Director of the United Nations Office / The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: June 30, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.wilpf.int.ch/jobs/UNO2008.html

Program Consultant / Equality Now / Latin America / Closing date: June 09, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.equalitynow.org

Chief, Geographical Section, LAC / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: June 22, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=4888

Advocacy and Women's Rights Specialist / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: June 03, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=4932

Regional Programme Manager / UNIFEM / Suva, Fiji / Closing date: June 02, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=4930

Deputy Regional Programme Manager / UNIFEM / Suva, Fiji / Closing date: June 02, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=4931

National Project Coordinator / UNIFEM / Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Closing date: May 29, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=4899

Programme Assistant / UNIFEM / Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Closing date: May 29, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=4900

Project Advisor / UN-INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic/ Closing date: June 15, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.un-instraw.org/en/instraw/opportunities/13.html

Reporting Assistant / UN-INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Closing date: May 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.un-instraw.org/en/instraw/opportunities/13.html

Vice President Of Communications / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/cms/about-gfw/jobs

Regional Coordinator / The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) / Chiang Mai, Thailand / Closing date: June 15, 2008.  [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://apwld.org/vacancy_job.htm

Technical Adviser, Gender ICS 12 (L-5)/ UNFPA / Kathmandu, Nepal/ Closing date: June 05, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.unfpa.org/employment/vacancy.html

Technical Adviser - Gender, ICS 12 (L-5) / UNFPA / Dakar,Senegal / Closing date: June 05, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.unfpa.org/employment/vacancy.html

Technical Adviser, Gender, Equality and Women's Empowerment, CGHR Branch, TD, ICS 12 (P-5) / UNFPA / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: June 05, 2008. [Source: AWID Jobs: Week of 26 May 2008] More details online at: http://www.unfpa.org/employment/vacancy.html

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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