[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 03 08 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Aug 3 08:59:02 SAST 2009


Dear SVRI List Members

This 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. Websites
II. Online Publications/Resources
III. Journal Articles
IV. Events
V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VI. SVRI Online Discussion Forum

I. Websites

Crimes of Honor, WUNRN Website: In October 2004 the United Nations General Assembly passed an historic Resolution on the elimination of crimes against women and girls committed in the name of honor. Known as Crimes of Honor, the Resolution stressed the need to treat all forms of violence against women and girls, including crimes committed in the name of honor, as a criminal offence, punishable by law. The importance of this General Assembly Resolution has been translated into the following 19 languages. Website: http://www.wunrn.com/reference/crimes_honor.htm <http://www.wunrn.com/reference/crimes_honor.htm>  

National Sexual Violence Resource Center: The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources. Website: http://www.nsvrc.org/ <http://www.nsvrc.org/>  

Women, Children, Crisis: This Pulitzer Gateway pulls from a number of reporting projects around the globe that illuminate the adversity and outright crimes endured by women and children. Website: http://pulitzergateway.org/women-children-crisis/ <http://pulitzergateway.org/women-children-crisis/>  

The Dart Centre: The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. Website: http://dartcenter.org/overview <http://dartcenter.org/overview>  

II. Online Publications / Resources

The Total Abortion Ban in Nicaragua: Women's Lives and Health Endangered, Medical Professionals Criminalized. Amnesty International, 2009: This publication documents the effects of the total abortion ban in Nicaragua on women's physical and mental health. Full report available online at: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AMR43/001/2009/en/ea2f24b4-648c-4389-91e0-fc584839a527/amr430012009en.pdf <http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AMR43/001/2009/en/ea2f24b4-648c-4389-91e0-fc584839a527/amr430012009en.pdf>    

Sustainability101 - Long Range Thinking For SANE Program Managers Jenifer Markowitz, NSVRC SANE Sustainability Technical Assistance Project, 2009: This publication discusses six key areas related to sustainability: investing in people, understanding budgeting, reframing education, mentoring future leaders, creating strategic alliances and program evaluation. [Source: RAINNet] Download full publication online at: http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/nsvrc-publications/sustainability-101-long-range-thinking-sexual-assault-nurse-examiner <http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/nsvrc-publications/sustainability-101-long-range-thinking-sexual-assault-nurse-examiner>  

National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Report. National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC), June 2009: This final report of the the National Prison Rape Commission proposes standards to prevent, detect, respond to and monitor sexual abuse of incarcerated or detained individuals throughout the United States. Download full publication online at: http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/reports/national-prison-rape-elimination-commission-report <http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/reports/national-prison-rape-elimination-commission-report>  

A Parliamentary Response to Violence against Women. Conference of Chairpersons and Members of Parliamentary Bodies Dealing with Gender Equality, 2-4 December 2008, Geneva. Inter-Parliamentary Union 2009: This conference report details the discussions held regarding parliament's role in addressing violence against women. The key priority areas for action and parliamentary initiatives and strategies to put an end to this violence identified at this conference are outlined in the report. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.ipu.org/PDF/publications/vaw_en.pdf <http://www.ipu.org/PDF/publications/vaw_en.pdf>  

Break the Silence: Prevent sexual exploitation and abuse in and around schools in Africa. Plan, 2008: This document will present a brief overview of the various forms of sexual and abuse in and around schools, and recommend priority actions for children, families, aid agencies, and governments to help rid Africa of a major impediment to children's rights to protection, education and non-discrimination.

[Source: WUNRN] Direct Link to 16-Page Report: http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/plan_08_break_silence_0109.pdf <http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/plan_08_break_silence_0109.pdf>  
For more country specific resources on sexual violence visit our country pages:  http://www.svri.org/countries.htm <http://www.svri.org/countries.htm> 

III. Journal Articles

False Reports: Moving Beyond the Issue to Successfully Investigate and Prosecute Non-Stranger Sexual Assault, Dr. Lonsway, KA, Archambault J, Lisak, D. National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women. The Voice, American Prosecutors Research Institute. 3(1)2009: This article reviews the research on the percentage of false reports and then goes on to discuss some of the complex issues underlying societal beliefs and attitudes in this area. Full article: http://www.ndaa.org/publications/newsletters/the_voice_vol_3_no_1_2009.pdf <http://www.ndaa.org/publications/newsletters/the_voice_vol_3_no_1_2009.pdf>  

The Long-Term Health Consequences of Relationship Violence in Adulthood: An Examination of Low-Income Women from Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio. Hill TD, Schroeder RD, Bradley C, et al., Am J Public Health. July 2009: We examined the long-term health consequences of relationship violence in adulthood.  [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19608949?ordinalpos=9&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19608949?ordinalpos=9&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum>  

Mental Health Consequences in Men Exposed to Sexual Abuse During the War in Croatia and Bosnia. Loncar M, Henigsberg N, Hrabac P. J Interpers Violence. 2009 ePub: In their work with men exposed to sexual abuse during the war in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the authors gathered detailed information from 60 victims of such crimes. The aim of the research was to define key attributes of sexual abuse of men in war as well as consequences it had on the victims. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19641182?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19641182?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum>  

Effects of offender motivation, victim gender, and participant gender on perceptions of rape victims and offenders. Mitchell D, Angelone DJ, Kohlberger B, Hirschman R. J Interpers Violence. Sep;24(9):1564-78. 2009: The primary purpose of the present study was to examine whether knowledge of the motivation of an offender can influence participant perceptions of victim and perpetrator responsibility for a sexual assault.  Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18768741?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18768741?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum>  

Youth and trauma: terror, war, murder, incest, rape, and suicide. Halligan FR. J Relig Health. Sep;48(3):342-52. 2009: In short vignettes this article reveals some of the numerous traumas that have been reported in a full-service counseling center at a small state university. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19639422?ordinalpos=4&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19639422?ordinalpos=4&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum>  

Association between experiencing rape, police reporting, and self-reported health among women visiting three gynecology clinics in Sweden. Davidsson J, Benjaminsson G, Wijma B, Swahnberg K., Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. Jul 27:1-6. 2009: To describe the frequency of police reporting among rape victims based on two hypotheses: (1) victims of rape more often report poor health than those who have not been victims of any abuse, and (2) victims who report abuse to the police are more likely to state poor self-reported health than those who do not report any abuse. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19636978?ordinalpos=15&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19636978?ordinalpos=15&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum>  

HIV vulnerabilities of sex-trafficked Indian women and girls. Gupta J, Raj A, Decker MR, Reed E, Silverman JG. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009 ePub: To qualitatively explore potential mechanisms that may confer heightened risk for HIV infection among survivors of sex trafficking in India. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19625022?ordinalpos=17&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19625022?ordinalpos=17&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum>  

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

IV. Events

Get Cross: Show Solidarity to End Rape Now: Join U.N. Action's global photo campaign, by logging on to the following website and uploading a cross armed image. Read more: http://www.stoprapenow.org/get-cross/ <http://www.stoprapenow.org/get-cross/>  

For more events visit: http://www.svri.org/calendar.htm <http://www.svri.org/calendar.htm>  

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Proposals: Disability Rights Fund (DRF): Disabled Women & Girls: The DRF - a groundbreaking grantmaking collaborative supporting the human rights of people with disabilities-announced the second round of its 2009 grantmaking, - "Raising Our Voice". This round opens another year of possible funding to disabled persons' organizations (DPOs) in: Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru; Ghana, Namibia, Uganda; and Bangladesh and adds an additional region to the Fund's reach - the Pacific. Deadline for applications: September 15, 2009. For more information visit: http://www.disabilityrightsfund.org/index.html

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 <http://www.svri.org/funding.htm>  

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 <http://www.svri.org/activities.htm#svri>  

VII. Vacancies

Fertility and Empowerment Post-Doctoral Fellowship / The International Center for Research on Women. Washington, DC, USA. / Open until filled. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fertility-and-Empowerment-Post-Doctoral-Fellowship <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fertility-and-Empowerment-Post-Doctoral-Fellowship>  

Internship / Rights & Democracy. Bamako, Mali. / Closing date: August 30, 2009. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Internship <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Internship>  

International Governance Advisor / MS Tanzania. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. / Closing date: August 16, 2009. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Governance-Advisor <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Governance-Advisor>  

Technical Adviser: Decentralization, Local Development, and Gender Equity / UNCDF. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. / Closing date: August 09, 2009. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Technical-Adviser-Decentralization-Local-Development-and-Gender-Equity <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Technical-Adviser-Decentralization-Local-Development-and-Gender-Equity>  

Project Assistant, Gender and Economic Empowerment / UNDP. Malé, Maldives. / Closing date: August 03, 2009. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Assistant-Gender-and-Economic-Empowerment <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Assistant-Gender-and-Economic-Empowerment>  

Knowledge Manager / Marie Stopes International (MSI). London, UK. / Closing date: August 17, 2009. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Knowledge-Manager <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Knowledge-Manager>  

Coordinator, ALARM International Program (AIP) / The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. / Closing date: August 14, 2009. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Coordinator-ALARM-International-Program-AIP <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Coordinator-ALARM-International-Program-AIP>  

Volunteerism and Violence Prevention Specialist / The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme. Bangkok, Thailand. / Closing date: August 04, 2009. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Volunteerism-and-Violence-Prevention-Specialist <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Volunteerism-and-Violence-Prevention-Specialist>  

Programs Internship / Gender Action. Washington, DC, USA. / Open until filled. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programs-Internship <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programs-Internship>  

Global Partnerships Internship - Fall 2009 / Women Thrive Worldwide. Washington, DC, USA. / Apply ASAP. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Partnerships-Internship-Fall-2009 <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Partnerships-Internship-Fall-2009>  

Programs Coordinator / Gender Action. Washington, DC, USA. / Open until filled. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programs-Coordinator <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programs-Coordinator>  

Development Assistant for Individual Giving / The Global Fund for Women. San Francisco, CA, USA. / Closing date: August 09, 2009. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Assistant-for-Individual-Giving <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Assistant-for-Individual-Giving>  

Administrative Assistant / The Global Fund for Women. New York, NY, USA. / Closing date: August 16, 2009. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Administrative-Assistant <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Administrative-Assistant>  

Business Development Associate / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). Washington, DC, USA. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Business-Development-Associate <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Business-Development-Associate>  

Gender and Advocacy Specialist/West Africa Team Leader / Helen Keller International (HKI). Ghana or Nigeria. / Closing date: August 15, 2009. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Advocacy-Specialist-West-Africa-Team-Leader <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Advocacy-Specialist-West-Africa-Team-Leader>  

Organizer/Publicist, with focus on Middle East / CODEPINK. Washington, DC, USA. / Apply ASAP. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Organizer-Publicist-with-focus-on-Middle-East <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Organizer-Publicist-with-focus-on-Middle-East>  

Chief Gender Specialist / The African Development Bank Group. Tunis-Belvedere, Tunisia. / Closing date: August 10, 2009. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-Gender-Specialist <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-Gender-Specialist>  

Translators / UN-INSTRAW. Location: Home-based. / Closing date: August 15, 2009. / Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Translators2 <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Translators2>  

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

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