[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 14 10 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Oct 14 08:33:12 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

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. SVRI Online Discussion Forum
VII. Vacancies

I. Webpages/Sites

Say NO to Violence Campaign: Help UNIFEM's Say NO to Violence Campaign
reach "1 million signatures" by 25 November, the International Day for
the Elimination of Violence against Women: visit www.SayNOtoViolence.org
today and sign the online petition! Webpage: www.SayNOtoViolence.org

The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW): GAATW is an
Alliance of more than 90 non-governmental organisations from all regions
of the world. The GAATW International Secretariat is based in Bangkok,
Thailand, and coordinates the activities of the Alliance, collects and
disseminates information, and advocates on behalf of the Alliance at
regional and international level. Webpage: http://www.gaatw.org/

New StopVAW Page: Femicide: The term "femicide" is used to describe the
killings of women and girls because of their gender. Visit webpage:

Video - Help Support Victims of Domestic Violence: Testimonial of
Domestic Violence - Carolyn Cox Tells Her Own Victim/Survivor Story.
Online link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doP0sEHvOEk

Video - No Woman Safe: Rape Used As Weapon Of War: The Democratic
Republic of Congo - torn apart by years of civil war - has been named as
the country with the highest incidence of rape and sexual abuse in the
world. Emma Hurd reports from Eastern Congo. You may find some images
disturbing. Online:

II. Online Publications

Report Describing Projects Designed to Prevent First Time Male
Perpetration of Sexual Violence (Updated). RTI International, 2008: In
2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded RTI
International to identify programs designed to prevent first-time male
perpetration of sexual violence and to provide evaluation assistance to
a subset of these programs. RTI conducted an environmental scan to
identify programs in the relatively new field of prevention of
first-time perpetration of sexual violence. The current report provides
updated information on 23 of the original 37 programs and adds
information on 36 new programs that have been developed since the 2003
report. This report offers a catalogue of programs targeting prevention
of first-time male perpetration of sexual violence. Online link:

Assessment of the importance of forensic examination for victims of
sexual violence - emphasis on legal consequences and prevention of
post-assault trauma. Ole Ingemann-Hansen, PhD Thesis.2008: The objective
of the present PhD-dissertation was to analyse the epidemiologic,
forensic, legal, and health-related aspects of sexual violence. More
details online at:

Case Closed - Rape and Human Rights in the Nordic Countries, Amnesty
International, 2008: The Nordic countries - Denmark, Sweden, Finland and
Norway - are often singled out for praise when it comes to achievements
of gender equality. Even so, continuing violence against women evidences
the unequal power relations between men and women that still prevail in
all the Nordic countries. Full report:

Forced Marriage within the Lord's Resistance Army, Uganda. Khristopher
Carlson, LL.M., & Dyan Mazurana, Ph.D. Feinstein International Center,
May 2008: This paper focuses on the experiences of those women and girls
forcibly married within the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda, and
their attempts to reintegrate in civilian life after captivity. It
documents and describes how females were often beaten, raped,
impregnated, and forced to assume the role of 'wife' to the fighters or
commanders to whom they were given. [Source: WUNRN] Full paper:

Learn Without Fear: The Global Campaign to End Violence in Schools,
Plan. 2008: Cruel and humiliating forms of psychological punishment,
gender-based violence and bullying remain a daily reality for millions
of children. Every child has the right to a safe school environment. The
Learn Without Fear campaign aims to end violence against children in all
schools. [Source: WUNRN] Full article:

Toolkit to Combat Trafficking in Persons, UNODC, 2008: This toolkit
contains 123 tools that provide you with: Guidance in the form of
legislative explanation, extracts of principles, guidelines,
recommendations, directives, checklists, forms, etc expert discussion of
issues; Recommended resources such as training materials, websites,
legislative guides, online conventions, analysis and published reports
produced by anti-trafficking IGO, NGO and government partners around the
world; and, Promising practices of anti-trafficking interventions from
around the world. [Source: WUNRN] Full document:

The Long Road Home: Analysis of Regional and National Processes for the
Return and Reintegration of Victims of Trafficking in the Greater Mekong
Sub-Region. Huguet, J.W. and Ramangkura, V. International Organization
for Migration. 2007: This study presents the up-to-date information of
regional and national return and reintegration mechanism for victims of
trafficking in Cambodia, China, Lao People's Democratic Republic,
Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam by systematically reviewing how victims of
trafficking identified in the GMS are assisted in the destination
country, returned to their original country and supported in
reintegrating into their society. [Source: 11 Digital Library Update
095] Online link:

Listening to Victims. Experiences of identification, return and
assistance in South-Eastern Europe. International Centre for Migration
Policy Development. 2007: This report maps - from the victim's
perspective - the full trajectory of intervention by anti-trafficking
actors - from identification, through return and referral and during
various phases of assistance and protection. [Source: 11 Digital Library
Update 095] Online link:

Good Practices on (Re)Integration of Victims of Trafficking in Human
Beings in Six European Countries. Talens, C., Landman, C. 2003: This
report focuses on services provided to women who have been victims of
trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation. [Source: 11 Digital
Library Update 095] Online link:

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

III. Journal Articles

Free online access to all SAGE journals until October 31, 2008: SAGE
journals is offering free online access until Oct 31, 2008. You just
need to sign up at www.sagepub.com <http://www.sagepub.com/> 

Sexual Violence, R. Jewkes, L. Dartnall, International Encyclopedia of
Public Health, Pages 723-731, 2008: Sexual violence takes many forms,
with sexual assault of women and girls being the most common. In many
settings, 20-30% of women have experienced it at some stage in their
lives, with intimate partners the most common group of perpetrators.

HIV Post-exposure Prophylaxis Use Among Ontario Female Adolescent Sexual
Assault Victims: A Prospective Analysis. Du Mont J, Myhr TL, Husson H,
et al Sex Transm Dis. 2008: This study examined the use of HIV
post-exposure prophylaxis among sexually assaulted adolescent females.
[Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract:

Intersections of Harm and Health: A Qualitative Study of Intimate
Partner Violence in Women's Lives. Thomas KA, Joshi M, Wittenberg E,
McCloskey LA. Violence Against Women. Nov;14(11):1252-73. 2008: Eight
focus groups of women with recent exposure to intimate partner violence
(IPV) were conducted to elicit women's descriptions of how IPV affects
their health. [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract:

The mental health consequences of intimate partner violence against
women in Agaro Town, southwest Ethiopia. Tadegge AD. Trop Doct.
Oct;38(4):228-9. 2008: There are very few population-based studies on
the mental health consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) from
Ethiopia. [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract:

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence with Male Patients: A Review and
Introduction of Pilot Guidelines. Kimberg LS. J Gen Intern Med 2008;
ePub: This article reviews the challenges in interpreting research on
IPV in men, its prevalence and health effects in men, and the arguments
for addressing IPV with men in the health-care setting. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract:

Partner and Relationship Factors in Domestic Violence: Perspectives of
Women From a Slum in Calcutta, India. Pandey GK, Dutt D, Banerjee B. J
Interpers Violence 2008; ePub: A cross-sectional study in a
representative sample of 751 women, living in slums, examined their
perspectives on partner and relationship factors of domestic violence.
[Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:

Patterns of skeletal fractures in child abuse: systematic review. Kemp
AM, Dunstan F, Harrison S, Morris S, Mann M, Rolfe K, Datta S, Thomas
DP, Sibert JR, Maguire S. Br Med J; 337: a1518. 2008: The study
objective was to systematically review published studies to identify the
characteristics that distinguish fractures in children resulting from
abuse and those not resulting from abuse, and to calculate a probability
of abuse for individual fracture types.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full

Pregnancy outcomes and intimate partner violence in New Zealand. Fanslow
J, Silva M, Whitehead A, Robinson E. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol; 48(4):
391-7. 2008: This study aims to describe pregnancy outcomes for a
population-based sample of New Zealand women, and to explore the
relationship between lifetime experience of intimate partner violence
(IPV) and two non-birth pregnancy outcomes: spontaneous abortion
(miscarriage) and termination of pregnancy (abortion). [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract:

Violence Against Women: Unveiling the Suffering of Women With a Low
Income in Jordan. Oweis A, Gharaibeh M, Al-Natour A, Froelicher E. J
Transcult Nurs 2008; ePub: The descriptive qualitative study documents
experiences of Jordanian women abused by their husbands. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract:

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

IV. Events

Understanding Violence. Recent advances in biology, sociology, and
modeling, EPFL-LATSIS Symposium 2009. 11-13th February 2009, Lausanne
Switzerland: Violence is one of the most important social and public
health problems worldwide. An integrated view of the causes of violence
should take into account sociological and psychological aspects,
together with biological, evolutionary and modeling approaches. This
EPFL-Latsis Symposium will bring together world leaders from each of
these fields to discuss major recent advances in biological (genetic
risk factors; stress; hormonal alterations; neuroimaging data on brain
function alterations), psycho-sociological (hierarchical relationships
and population health; elements of the micro-context; developmental
trajectories) and modeling approaches (virtual reality and emotions;
computational models on the development of hierarchical societies) to
foster actual interactions between these fields. There will be 6
sessions organized around key questions related to "understanding
VIOLENCE", in which presentations by invited speakers will be followed
by a large discussion animated by a leading expert. There will be poster
sessions and a round table that will include representatives from major
international organizations with programs on violence and
representatives from institutions that directly deal with violent
individuals or with their victims. Registration and more information:

Gender Consortium: Symposium: "Whose Security? Women's Safety and Child
Protection in Local and Global Contexts" October 31, 2008. Adelaide,
Australia: A symposium for practitioners, policy makers, researchers and
interested individuals to share knowledge and experiences in promoting
the safety of women and protection of children. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Announcements: 08 October 2008] Read more:

GAATW International Forum: "Collateral Damage: The Impact of
Anti-Trafficking Policies on Human Rights of Migrant and Trafficked
Persons", October 23, 2008. Pasay City, Philippines: The objective of
this event is to present different aspects of the human rights impact of
anti-trafficking policies and legislation on migrant and trafficked
women. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Announcements: 08 October 2008] Read
more: http://www.gaatw.org/

Save the Date -please diarize - SVRI Forum 2009: Research for Advocacy
and Interventions to end Sexual Violence, Johannesburg, South Africa, 6
- 9 July 2009. 

Visit our events / calendar pages for event information:

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Global Fund for Women: The Global Fund for Women supports women's groups
that advance the human rights of women and girls. They strengthen
women's right groups based outside the United States by providing small,
flexible, and timely grants ranging from $500 to $20,000 for operating
and program expenses. Visit them online at:

SVRI Funding Links Page: For details on funders who have funding sources
available for research on sexual violence visit:

VI. SVRI Online Discussion Forum 

The SVRI provides you with a platform to interact online with other
members of the SVRI who have registered with the SVRI Online Discussion
Forum. To view current discussions, comment or create your own please
visit: http://www.svri.org/activities.htm#svri

VII. Vacancies

Jobs at the International Center for Research on Women: For vacancies at
ICRW visit the ICRW Jobs page. Vacancies are open until removed from the
web. ICRW Jobs Paget: http://www.icrw.org/html/jobs/jobs.htm

UNIFEM Job Vacancies: New UNIFEM job vacancy announcements are available
on the UNIFEM website: http://www.unifem.org/about/jobs.php

SGBV Joint Programme Manager (International L5) / Monrovia, LIBERIA /
UNDP / Closing date: October 19, 2008. More details online at:

Consultant: Communications Advisor / UNDP / Lilongwe, Malawi / Closing
date: October 23, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 13th
October 2008] More information:

Policy Specialist, Sexual Minorities, HIV/AIDS / UNDP / Bangkok,
Thailand / Closing date: October 21, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Week of 13th October 2008] More information:

Policy Advisor, Sexual Minorities, HIV/AIDS / UNDP / New York, NY, USA /
Closing date: October 20, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of
13th October 2008] More information:

Gender Practice Leader / UNDP / Cairo, Egypt / Closing date: October 20,
2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 13th October 2008] More

Programme Specialist (Justice and Security Sector Reform) / UNIFEM / New
York, NY, USA / Closing date: October 20, 2008. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 13th October 2008] More information:

Social Work Advisor / Hagar International / Hanoi, Vietnam. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 13th October 2008] More information:

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer / Trickle Up / New York, NY, USA /
Closing date: December 01, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week
of 13th October 2008] More information:

Advocacy and Information Officer / Women Working Worldwide / Manchester,
UK / Closing date: October 24, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs:
Week of 13th October 2008] More information:

Senior Officer, Rural Employment and Poverty Reduction / The Food and
Agriculture Organization (FAO) / Rome, Italy / Closing date: October 22,
2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 13th October 2008] More

Staff Associate, The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family
Health / Mailman School of Public Health / Columbia University / New
York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 13th October
2008] More information:

Senior Staff Associate, The Heilbrunn Department of Population and
Family Health / Mailman School of Public Health / Columbia University /
New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 13th October
2008] More information:

Research and Communication Intern / Latin American Mining Monitoring
Programme (LAMMP) / London, UK / Closing date: October 31, 2008.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 13th October 2008] More

Regional Programme Coordinator (2) / ActionAid International / Location:
Nairobi, Kenya or Home Country / Closing date: October 25, 2008.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 13th October 2008] More

Director of Policy Initiatives, Women and Population / United Nations
Foundation / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: October 21, 2008.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 13th October 2008] More

Education Coordinator / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / El
Fasher, Darfur, Sudan. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 13th
October 2008] More information:

Call for Papers - Workshop on Gender Dimensions of Rural Employment /
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts is  October 15, 2008. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 13th October 2008] More information:

Intern / The Victor Pineda Foundation / Location: Home-based. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 13th October 2008] More information:


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
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