[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 17 08 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Aug 17 08:02:13 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

SVRI Forum 2009 - Coordinated evidence-based responses to end sexual
violence: Links to the conference programme, presentations and other
events that took place at Forum 2009 are now available at 
http://svriforum2009.svri.org/ <http://svriforum2009.svri.org/>  

Video - Forgotten Crimes, Sexual Violence, Medecins Sans Frontiers:
Women, men and children are victims, even in times of peace. This
complex phenomenon remains frequently taboo. Video: 

II. Online Publications / Resources

Stop Violence: Responding to Violence Against Women in Melanesia and
East Timor, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID),
Canberra, 2009: This report 
v.au/media/release.cfm?BC=Media%26ID=1308_4652_5929_3884_6194>  sets out
Australia's priorities and actions to prevent and reduce violence
against women in Melanesia and East Timor. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: 

Behavioural Harms: Enforced and Survival Tactics in Ritual Abuse-Torture
Victimization. Best practice: Connecting the dots - A walk through a
violent like-minded 'co-culture', Sarson, J. & MacDonald, L. Paper
Presented at Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists
"Setting Sail: Best Practices for the Next Decade" 31st SALIS
Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, May 8, 2009: Ritual
abuse-torture is an emerging form of non-state actor-torture (NSAT)
meaning that it is torture that occurs in the private or so-called
'domestic' sphere. Read more: 

Campus Sexual Assault: How America's Institutions of Higher Education
Respond, Heather M. Karjane, Bonnie S. Fisher, and Francis T. Cullen.
National Institute of Justice, October 2002: This report summarizes what
is known about the nature and extent of sexual assault on campus in the
USA, and highlights findings regarding response policies and procedures;
reporting options; barriers and facilitators; reporter training and
prevention programming; victim resources; and investigation,
adjudication, and campus sanctions. Available online at 

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

III. Journal Articles

Dying Because They Are Women, Femicide/Feminicide: Extreme Gender
Violence. Women's Health Journal 1/09: There is no country or region in
the world where women are not in danger of being killed merely because
they are women. [Source: WUNRN] Full journal online at: 

Abused South Korean Women. Kim B, Titterington VB. Int J Offender Ther
Comp Criminol; 53(1): 93-112. 2009: This study compares two groups of
women in South Korea: one group incarcerated for the deaths of their
male partners and the other staying in a shelter for battered women.
[Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

An Examination of Current Psychometric Assessments of Child Molesters'
Offense-Supportive Beliefs Using Ward's Implicit Theories. Gannon TA,
Keown K, Rose MR. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol; 53(3): 316-333.
2009: Six published and unpublished questionnaire measures that assess
child molesters' offense-related beliefs are evaluated and examined for
evidence of the five implicit schemas proposed by Ward: children as
sexual beings, nature of harm, uncontrollability, entitlement, and
dangerous world. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Childhood exposure to sexual abuse and partnership outcomes at age 30.
Friesen MD, Woodward LJ, Horwood LJ, Fergusson DM. Psychol Med; 1-10.
2009: In this study, 30-year longitudinal data from the Christchurch
Health and Development Study were used to examine the associations
between childhood exposure to sexual abuse and intimate relationship
outcomes at age 30. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Can a Health Clinic-Based Intervention Increase Safety in Abused Women?
Results from a Pilot Study. Gillum TL, Sun CJ, Woods AB. J Women's
Health (Liebert) 2009; ePub: This article reports results from a pilot
study designed to assess the effect of a clinic-based intervention on
women's engagement in safety-promoting behaviors. [Source: SafetyLit]
Full abstract: 

Developing teen dating violence prevention strategies: formative
research with middle school youth. Noonan RK, Charles D. Violence
Against Women; 15(9): 1087-105. 2009: This article discusses findings
from focus groups with middle school youth to determine behaviors and
beliefs regarding dating violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Development of measures of abuse among women with disabilities and the
characteristics of their perpetrators. Curry MA, Renker P, Hughes RB,
Robinson-Whelen S, Oschwald M, Swank PR, Powers LE. Violence Against
Women; 15(9): 1001-25. 2009: Three hundred and five women with diverse
disabilities completed an anonymous audio computer-assisted
self-interview designed to increase women's awareness of abuse. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Developmental patterns in unwanted early sexual experiences of Belgian
and South African students. Revell A. Afr J Phys Health Edu Recreat
Dance; 15(2), 2009, online: This study examined the developmental
patterns in unwanted early sexual experiences of 3,689 first year
university students (South Africans = 1,081 and Belgians = 2,608).
[Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Does trauma memory play a role in the experience of reporting sexual
assault during police interviews? An exploratory study. Hardy A, Young
K, Holmes EA. Memory 2009; ePub: Scant research has examined the role of
trauma-related psychological processes in attrition. Victims of sexual
assault completed questions about peri-traumatic dissociation, trauma
memory fragmentation, account incoherence during police interview, and
likelihood of proceeding with legal cases. [Source: SafetyLit] Full

Evaluation of the Persistently Violent Offender Treatment Program. Serin
RC, Gobeil R, Preston DL. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol; 53(1):
57-73. 2009: The treatment of violent offenders has evolved in recent
years, shifting from interventions focused on anger management to those
incorporating social information processing skills. The present study
was a multimethod evaluation of one such program, the Persistently
Violent Offender program. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Examining the Impact of Sex Offender Residence Restrictions on Housing
Availability. Zgoba KM, Levenson J, McKee T. Crim Justice Policy Rev;
20(1): 91-110. 2009: This study explores the potential impact of
residence restrictions on housing availability for registered sex
offenders in Camden County, New Jersey. [Source: SafetyLit] Full

Failing to report details of an event: A review of the directed
forgetting procedure and applications to reports of childhood sexual
abuse. Gordon HM, Connolly DA. Memory; 1-14. 2009: This paper reviews
the DF literature and discusses the potential contribution of DF to
silence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Feeling powerless: a feeling expressed by caregivers of sexual violence
victims. Correa ME, Labronici LM, Trigueiro TH. Rev Lat Am Enfermagem;
17(3): 289-94. 2009: This phenomenological study aimed to reveal the
meaning of providing care to victims of sexual violence. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Main, mediating, and moderating effects of social support on the
well-being of survivors of intimate partner violence across 2 years.
Beeble ML, Bybee D, Sullivan CM, Adams AE. J Consult Clin Psychol;
77(4): 718-29. 2009: The current study involved interviewing 160
survivors 6 times over 2 years to examine the role of social support in
explaining or buffering these negative psychological consequences.
[Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Male-on-Male Rape of an Adult Man: A Case Review and Implications for
Interventions. Willis DG. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc; 14(6): 454-461.
2009: A reality for some of the men mental health nurses encounter in
practice, male sexual assault and rape causes despair and suffering for
which mental health nurses can help facilitate health and healing.
[Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

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: 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. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Disorders of Extreme Stress
(DESNOS) Symptoms Following Prostitution and Childhood Abuse. Choi H,
Klein C, Shin MS, Lee HJ. Violence Against Women; 15(8): 933-51. 2009:
With the participation of 46 prostituted women in Korea, this study
investigates the relationship between prostitution experiences, a
history of childhood sexual abuse, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress
disorder and disorders of extreme stress not otherwise specified.
[Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Prevalence and structural correlates of gender based violence among a
prospective cohort of female sex workers. Shannon K, Kerr T, Strathdee
SA, Shoveller J, Montaner JS, Tyndall MW. Br Med J BMJ; 339: b2939.
2009: To examine the prevalence and structural correlates of gender
based violence against female sex workers in an environment of
criminalised prostitution. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Severe physical violence among intimate partners: a risk factor for
vaginal bleeding during gestation in less privileged women? Moraes CL,
Reichenheim M, Nunes AP. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2009; ePub: To
evaluate the role of severe physical violence within intimate partners
on the occurrence of vaginal bleeding during gestation in less
privileged women. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Woman abuse: contributions and shortcomings of the information system.
Okabe I, da Fonseca RM. Rev Esc Enferm USP; 43(2): 453-8. 2009: The
purpose of this article is to present an overview of the health
information system in monitoring woman abuse by analyzing the extent to
which each data source may contribute to actual event dimensioning and
underlie the decision-making process. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:

Struggling to Reconnect: Women's Perspectives on Alcohol Dependence,
Violence, and Sexual Function. Ambrogne Sobczak J. J Am Psychiatr Nurses
Assoc; 14(6): 421-428. 2009: This study explores the experiences of
women dependent on alcohol and/or other substances who have stopped
their use. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Women's Awareness of and Discomfort With Sexual Assault Cues: Effects of
Alcohol Consumption and Relationship Type. Davis KC, Stoner SA, Norris
J, George WH, Masters NT. Violence Against Women; 15(9): 1106-25. 2009:
Two studies examined the effects of alcohol and relationship type on
women's sexual assault risk perception. [Source: SafetyLit] Full

Health Behavior in Mexican Pregnant Women with a History of Violence.
Quelopana AM, Champion JD, Salazar BC. West J Nurs Res; 30(8):
1005-1018. 2008: This study examines the association between history of
violence, attitudes toward pregnancy, and initiation of prenatal care.
[Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Structural Models of the Relations of Assault Severity, Social Support,
Avoidance Coping, Self-Blame, and PTSD Among Sexual Assault Survivors.
Sarah E. Ullman, Stephanie M. Townsend, Henreitta H. Filipas, and Laura
L. Starzynski Psychology of Women Quarterly, 31(1):23-37. 2007: In this
study, a large, diverse sample of community-residing women was surveyed.
Full abstract: 

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

IV. Events

International Conference: Gendering Violence, 2-4 December 2009, Sweden:
The Department of Sociology of the Uppsala University (Sweden) is
organising an international conference entitled 'Gendering Violence -
Feminist Interventions in Contemporary Research' on 2-4 December 2009.
[Source: WUNRN] for more information visit: 

Call for Presenters: First International Online Conference on Child
Sexual Abuse Prevention, Thursday 11 March, 2010, 9am - 4pm EST
Australia: Location ONLINE! Present and/or attend from anywhere in the
world. For more information visit:

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Apply Now For The Global Development Awards And Medals Competition 2009:
The Global Development Network invites researchers and organizations
from developing and transition countries to submit new research
proposals, completed research papers and proposals for scaling-up
development projects. This year's competition themes seek to explore
pressing global issues - globalization and regulation, international
migration and regional integration. Application Deadline: 24 August 2009
- Projects; 30 September 2009 - Research Proposals/Papers. 
http://www.gdnet.org/~2009awards <http://www.gdnet.org/~2009awards>  

Free Sage Articles: Periodically Sage Publications allows people to
download many of its recent journals for free (like Violence Against
Women, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence). Access over 50
Psychology, Counseling, and Psychiatry journals today. Register for free
online access during the free trial period (August 1 -September 30,
2009). [Source: RAINNet] Link: 

 Urgent Action Fund Africa: Grants: UAF-Africa links the activities of
women with the resources they require to respond to conflict and to take
advantage of opportunities to advance women's human rights. Most donor
organizations make grants at specific times of the year, making the
process of reviewing grant proposals long and complicated. UAF-Africa is
unique in this aspect: while the grants given are not large sums of
money (the maximum grant is $5,000), they are dispersed very quickly,
and there are no deadlines for grant applications. To qualify for a
UAF-Africa grant, your proposal must meet four specific criteria and
fall into one of the three categories. [Source: AWID Resource Net
Announcements: Wednesday 05 August 2009] Read more: 

Call for Papers: Journal of International Social Research - Women's
Studies Issue: The Journal of International Social Research welcomes
papers, book reviews or news and reports for its forthcoming special
issue reserved for WOMAN STUDIES to be published in 2010 April. [Source:
WUNRN] Read more: 

Fund for Gender Equality: UNIFEM is pleased to announce the first call
for proposals for the Fund for Gender Equality. The Fund will accept
applications from governmental and non-governmental organizations and/or
partnerships between or within these sectors. Grants from the Fund for
Gender Equality are highly competitive. The Fund will prioritize a
maximum of 30 innovative, impact-oriented programmes from around the
world. Potential grantees may apply for one of two types of grants: 1.
Implementation Grants will range from US$2 million to US$5 million
distributed over a period of two to four years. These grants will
support programmes in countries with agreed upon national or local
plans, policies or laws that advance gender equality and women's
empowerment and that are ready for implementation. 2. Catalytic Grants
will range from US$100,000 to US$500,000 distributed over a period of
one to two years. These grants will support the establishment of
strategic coalitions or partnerships to catalyse the development and
endorsement of gender equality national or local plans, policies or
laws. Once a plan, policy or law is developed and endorsed, successful
institutions will be eligible to apply in the future for a larger
Implementation Grant. For both types of grants, proposed programmes can
encompass global, regional, national or local initiatives, but each must
make the case that it contributes to the implementation of commitments
to gender equality at national and/or local levels that will generate
concrete and measurable results in the lives of women and girls during
the programme period. To apply for a grant, please read carefully the
detailed guidelines (available below in 5 languages) before filling out
and submitting an online application. The online application form will
be available on this website starting 15 September 2009. The application
deadline is 23:59 EDT (New York time) on 30 September 2009. The Fund's
Secretariat is providing the guidelines now to afford potential grantees
the opportunity to start preparations for the submission process. More
details: http://www.unifem.org/partnerships/fund_for_gender_equality/

2nd Call for researchers: The Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI): UPR 8
Round: The Sexual Rights Initiative looks for organizations, researchers
and/or activists interested in producing brief reports (5 pages) on
pressing concerns in their countries (please see the list of countries)
with respect to Sexual Rights issues, including - but not limited to-
reproductive rights, sexual diversity, sexuality education, HIV/AIDS,
etc- to be submitted for the 8th round of the Universal Periodic Review
in the UN Human Rights Council. Deadline for submissions: August 22,
2009. [Source: AWID Resource Net Announcements: Wednesday 12 August
2009] Read more: http://www.mulabi.org/ <http://www.mulabi.org/>  

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: 

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

VII. Vacancies

Communications and Online Outreach Internship / Women Thrive Worldwide.
Washington, DC, USA. / Apply ASAP. [Source: AWID] Read more: 

Program Officer, Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program / Population
Council. Antigua, Guatemala. / Closing date: August 31, 2009. [Source:
AWID] Read more: 

Staff Assistant I, Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program / Population
Council. New York, NY, USA. / [Source: AWID] Read more: 

Administrative Assistant, Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program /
Population Council. New York, NY, USA. / [Source: AWID] Read more: 

Regional Gender Responsive Budgeting Specialist / UNIFEM. Rabat,
Morocco. / Closing date: August 28, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: 

Country Program Coordinator - Tunisia / UNIFEM. Tunis, Tunisia. /
Closing date: August 28, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: 

Country Program Coordinator - Algeria / UNIFEM. Algiers, Algeria. /
Closing date: August 28, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: 

Consultant: Senior Gender Advisor for the Joint Mediation Support Team /
UNIFEM. Khartoum, Sudan. / Closing date: August 21, 2009. [Source: AWID]
Read more: 

National Program Officer / UNIFEM Pacific Regional Office. Suva, Fiji. /
Closing date: August 21, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: 

Research Assistant and Research Associate, Gender, Development and the
Information Society / IT for Change. Bangalore, India. / Closing date:
August 24, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: 

Global Identity Project Manager / Amnesty International. London, UK. /
Closing date: August 24, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: 

Secretary General / Amnesty International. London, UK. / Closing date:
September 08, 2009. / [Source: AWID] Read more: 

Program Director / The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights
Commission (IGLHRC). New York, NY, USA. / Closing date: August 20, 2009.
[Source: AWID] Read more: 

Brooke Shearer Fellowship / The International Center for Research of
Women (ICRW). New Delhi, India. / [Source: AWID] Read more: 

Project Director - Gender Issues / Internews Network. Islamabad,
Pakistan. / [Source: AWID] Read more: 

Short-Term Expert, Protecting Women Labor Migrants' Rights / UNIFEM.
Location: Home-based. / Closing date: August 19, 2009. / [Source: AWID]
Read more: 

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
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