[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 20 10 08

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Oct 20 08:01:35 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 <mailto: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. Request from SVRI Listserv Member
III. Online Publications
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. SVRI Online Discussion Forum
VIII. Vacancies

I. Webpages/Sites

The Living Well: The Living Well is a web resource for men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault, for partners, friends, family and service providers. Visit them online at: www.livingwell.org.au

Resource pack for the Secretary-General's In-Depth Study on Violence Against Women: This webpage provides you with links to the various outputs of the Secretary-General's in-depth study on all forms of violence against women. Link: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/vaw/v-sg-study.htm#pack

II. Request from SVRI Listserv Member

Request for articles on sexual exploitation and abuse by UN, INGO or other humanitarian/development workers: Hi there-I'm looking for any articles on sexual exploitation and abuse by UN, INGO or other humanitarian/development workers in the international community.  I have lots of information about peacekeepers, but am looking for information that is more about civilian workers. Thanks, Jeanne. Please send responses direct to Jeanne at: jeanne at swiftkenya.com

III. Online Publications

Triple Jeopardy: Female Adolescence, Sexual Violence, and HIV/AIDS. International Women's Health Coalition. 2008: Pervasive gender inequalities mean that girls face numerous violations to their sexual and reproductive health and rights, including sexual initiation before they are physically or emotionally ready. Girls who live in extreme poverty, among marginalized populations, without family support, or in situations of conflict and displacement are particularly vulnerable to coerced sexual encounters and abuse. [Source: Youth InfoNet 50] Online at: http://www.iwhc.org/docUploads/Triple%20Jeopardy%206-4%20FINAL_references.pdf 

Comparison of Legislation Relating to Trafficking in the Nordic Baltic Region. Nordic Baltic Network. 2008: Within the Nordic Baltic Network, a comparison of legislation relating to trafficking in human beings has been undertaken. The comparison aims to show the developments, good practices, and challenges as far as legislation goes to combat trafficking in women and guarantee protection for victims of trafficking, by providing a clear picture of the situation in the Nordic Baltic region. Countries included in Nordic Baltic report: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.nordicbaltic-assistwomen.net/IMG/pdf/Final_Chart_Comparison_legislation.pdf

Progress of the World's Women 2008/2009, UNIFEM, 2008: The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has launched the Progress of the World's Women 2008/2009 multimedia report. The report focuses on five key areas where the need to strengthen accountability to women is urgent: politics and governance; access to public services; economic opportunities; justice; and the distribution of international assistance for development and security. Full report online: http://www.unifem.org/progress/2008/index.html

World Health Report 2008 - Primary Health Care - Now More Than Ever, World Health Organisation, Geneva, 2008: People are increasingly impatient with the inability of health services to deliver levels of national coverage that meet stated demands and changing needs and with their failure to provide services in ways that correspond to their expectations. Few would disagree that health systems need to respond better - and faster - to the challenges of a changing world. PHC can do that. Full report: http://www.who.int/whr/2008/whr08_en.pdf

Evaluación Rápida sobre salud sexual y reproductiva violencia y la situación de las personas vulner ables afectadas por la tormenta Noel en la República Dominicana. Wendy Alba, and Dinys Luciano, UNFPA, UN INSTRAW. 2008: This study seeks to analyze the impact of natural disasters on vulnerable populations, such as boys, girls, adolescents, women, persons living with HIV/AIDS, the elderly and people with disabilities, as well as analyze the provision of sexual and reproductive health and the prevention of violence against women in the Dominican Republic. [Source: Gssrdiscussion] Full study and the policy brief are available in Spanish online at: http://www.un-instraw.org/en/gps/gps-homepage/nuevo-estudio-sobre-la-situacion-de-poblaciones-vulnerables-ante-desastres-natur.html

Research Study on Trafficking in Human Beings. Catholic Relief Services. 2007: The objective of this research is to learn the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of the different target audiences about the trafficking of human beings in Kosovo. [Source: 11 Digital Library Update 096] Full document: http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/catholic_07_research_tra_hu_0408.pdf 

PhD Thesis: 'Being a Good Woman': suffering and distress through the voices of women in the Maldives, Razee, Husna, 2006: This ethnographic study explored the social and cultural context of Maldivian women's emotional, social and psychological well-being and the subjective meanings they assign to their distress. Online link: http://www.library.unsw.edu.au/~thesis/adt-NUN/public/adt-NUN20070517.102414/

Barracks and Brothels: Peacekeepers and Human Trafficking in the Balkans. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2005: The majority of uniformed service members and civilian contractors working in peacekeeping operations do so honorably. Yet peacekeeping operations in the Balkans have had the unintended consequence of providing the demand for trafficked females from Eastern Europe and Eurasia for forced prostitution. [Source: 11 Digital Library Update 096] Full document: http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/0502_barracksbrothels.pdf

Educating Police in Domestic Violence and Violence Against Women. Lisa Greg Lothian and Borders Police. Centrex, International Faculty, Bramshill. 2005: This report has been compiled after a seven day police training program which took place in Male in May 2005. Full document online at: http://www.mgf.gov.mv/downloads/Final%20Report-%20Lisa%20police%20training.pdf

Gender Based Violence in the Maldives, Fulu, Emma. Government of the Republic of Maldives 2004: A report on the findings of qualitative research on GBV carried out by the Ministry of Gender, Family Development and Social Security Government of the Republic of Maldives in 2004. Accessed at http://www.mgf.gov.mv/en/gbv_report2004.html

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

IV. 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

Impact of Stepping Stones on incidence of HIV and HSV-2 and sexual behaviour in rural South Africa: cluster randomised controlled trial. Jewkes R, Nduna M, Levin, J, et al. BMJ 2008;337:a506.: The authors used a design cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of Stepping Stones, a 50-hour HIV prevention program, on incidence of HIV and herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2) and sexual behavior. [Source: Youth InfoNet50] To request a copy visit: http://www.infoforhealth.org/youthwg/search/search_results_single.php?status=added&start_num=0&fullrecordID=&fullrecordtype=&query=rsid%3A328112&subquery=&sort=year&sort_order=desc&section=&subsection=&noloading=1

A Descriptive Profile of High-Risk Sex Offenders Under Intensive Supervision in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. Lussier P, Deslauriers-Varin N, Râtel T. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol 2008; ePub: This study provides a preliminary descriptive profile of individuals having been issued an 810 recognizance order (i.e., peace bond). [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91101_20

Alleged drug facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) in Northern Ireland from 1999 to 2005. a study of blood alcohol levels. Hall J, Goodall EA, Moore T. J Forensic Leg Med; 15(8): 497-504. 2008: Alleged sexual assault cases, identified from the forensic science Northern Ireland database, which had toxicology assays carried out on either blood or urine samples, were examined for the years 1999 up to and including 2005. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_90999_20

Angry wives, abusive husbands: Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Psychosocial Variables. Naeem F, Irfan M, Zaidi QA, Kingdon D, Ayub M. Womens Health Issues 2008; ePub: A small number of studies conducted in Pakistan have shown high rates of domestic violence. None of the studies, however, discussed associated psychosocial factors. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91052_20

Attitudes of women toward intimate partner violence: a study of rural women in Nigeria. Antai DE, Antai JB. Rural Remote Health; 8(3): 996. 2008: Predictors of rural women's attitudes in Nigeria toward intimate partner violence were investigated using a random sample of rural women (n = 3911) aged 15-49 years from the 2003 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS). [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91077_20

Commentary on using new technologies in the child maltreatment field. Saunders BE. Child Maltreat; 13(4): 417-23. 2008: The articles in this special issue describe how different types of technology can be applied in the child maltreatment field to improve activities. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91162_20

Disintegration, recognition, and violence: A theoretical perspective. Heitmeyer W, Anhut R. New Dir Youth Dev 2008; (119): 25-37. 2008: This article presents a relatively new theoretical approach to explaining deviance, combining different levels and focusing on three dimensions associated with specific kinds of recognition: social-structural, institutional, and socio-emotional.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91065_20

Predictors of Re-Referral to Child Protective Services: A Longitudinal Follow-Up of an Urban Cohort Maltreated as Infants. Thompson R, Wiley TR. Child Maltreat 2008; ePub: Decades of research has identified several psychosocial risk factors for child maltreatment, only some of which are modifiable. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_91159_20

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

V. Events

UN-INSTRAW: Online Discussion: "Filling the Gaps: A Virtual Discussion on Gender, Peace and Security Research", October 13-31, 2008: This discussion is based on the continuous research efforts of the gender, peace and security area and compiled information available in the Gender, Peace and Security Research Directory. [Source: AWID] More details online at: http://www.un-instraw.org/en/gps/general/gender-peace-and-security.html

Online Web Conference: The Family Violence Prevention Fund's, 2009 Teen Dating Violence Prevention Campaign, Wednesday, October 22, 2008: This web conference will highlight the Family Violence Prevention Fund's upcoming 2009 Teen Dating Violence Prevention Campaign funded by the Office on Violence Against Women. [Source: Prevention-Connection] For more information and to register visit: http://www.preventconnect.org/display/displayTextItems.cfm?itemID=196&sectionID=248

Call for Applications: Human Rights Justice Group: Distance Learning Certificate Course on Grant Proposal Writing: The Justice Group is currently accepting applications for their distance education course on Proposal Writing 10th November - 10th December 2008. Deadline for applications: November 6th, 2008. [Source: AWID] More information online at: http://justicegroup.org/training/application.htm

Health and Human Rights Course: Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences is organising an intensive course on Health and Human Rights exploring linkages between health and human rights to build skills in rights based monitoring and use of international and national instruments, designed for health and human rights activists. This course will commence from 1st December to 13th December 2008 at Methodist Centre, Mumbai, India. Deadline for applications is 31 October 2008. For copies of the detailed prospectus and application form email me at: svri at mrc.ac.za

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: http://www.svri.org/calendar.htm

VI. 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: http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/cms/grant-criteria/

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

VII. 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

VIII. 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

Forensic Nurse (Expert Technical Advisor in Post-Rape Health Care) / Medical Research Council, South Africa / Closing date for applications: 24 October 2008. For more information visit: http://www.mrc.ac.za/hr/job10.htm

Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Gender and Global Health Women's Studies Department, Wellesley College / USA / Application deadline is November 15, 2008. For more details and to apply online visit: https://career.wellesley.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1224147228375

Advisors in Gender Equality / Uniterra / Location: Various countries / Closing date: October 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advisors-in-Gender-Equality

Consultant: Coordinator for the Global Gender and Climate Alliance / UNDP / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: October 27, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Coordinator-for-the-Global-Gender-and-Climate-Alliance

2009 Young Women's Leadership Internship Programme / The Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: February 13, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/2009-Young-Women-s-Leadership-Internship-Programme

Foundation Grants And Corporate Relations Officer / The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/2009-Young-Women-s-Leadership-Internship-Programme

Events Manager / The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Events-Manager

Associate Director of Grantmaking / The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Events-Manager

Chief, Centre for Women, P-5 / The United Nations / Beirut, Lebanon / Closing date: November 22, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-Centre-for-Women-P-5

Advisor, Women's Health / Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / Brasilia, Brazil / Closing date: November 12, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advisor-Women-s-Health

Advisor, Intra-Family Violence / Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: October 30, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advisor-Intra-Family-Violence

Executive Director / The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: November 30, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director2

Assistant Programme Officer (Marketing & Promotions) / The Asian Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Closing date: October 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Assistant-Programme-Officer-Marketing-Promotions

Consultant, Promoting Women's Human Rights in Sierra Leone / WOMANKIND Worldwide / Closing date: October 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Promoting-Women-s-Human-Rights-in-Sierra-Leone

Consultant, Promoting Women's Human Rights in Liberia / WOMANKIND Worldwide / Closing date: October 31, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Promoting-Women-s-Human-Rights-in-Liberia

Country Director, Haiti / ActionAid International (AAI) / Port-au-Prince, Haiti / Closing date: October 27, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Director-Haiti

International Head of Human Security in Emergencies and Conflict / ActionAid International (AAI) / London, UK or Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: October 23, 2008. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 20th October 2008] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Head-of-Human-Security-in-Emergencies-and-Conflict

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