[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 24 08 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Aug 24 11:56:13 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

U.S. Military Violence Against Women: This website provides information, analysis, and news about the history of U.S. military violence against girls and women in Okinawa and Japan, and in numerous other locations around the world.Website: http://www.usmvaw.com

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/

II. Online Publications / Resources

Global Consultation on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, UNFPA, 2009: This publication contains rich research findings concerning global trends and the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting and its linkages with maternal and newborn health. [Source: WUNRN] Download full document online at: http://www.unfpa.org/public/publications/pid/2188

Issues Brief: Masculinity and Civil Wars in Africa - New Approaches to Overcoming Sexual Violence in War. Published by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH 2009: An analysis of the different roles that men and women can play as a conflict unfolds offers new perspectives to help understand wars and restore peace in post-war societies. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.gtz.de/de/dokumente/en-masculinity-and-civil-wars-2009.pdf

SASA! An Activist Kit to Prevent Violence against Women and HIV, Raising Voices, 2009: SASA! is a new methodology for addressing the link between violence against women and HIV/AIDS. Documented in a user-friendly Activist Kit, it is meant to inspire, enable and structure effective community mobilization to prevent violence against women and HIV/AIDS. Find out more about SASA! online at: http://www.raisingvoices.org/sasa/index.php

Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence & Intimate Partner Violence. Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance, 2009: These guidelines are a product of a partnership between the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance and the Virginia Department of Health to build the capacity of Virginia communities to do primary prevention work. [Source: Prevent-Connect] Full document: http://www.vsdvalliance.org/secPublications/Prevention%20Guidelines%202009%5B1%5D.pdf

Mama Cash International Women's Fund, Strategic Plan 2009-2013, 'On the Move for Women's Rights', 2009: During the next five years, Mama Cash will strategically fund women's and girls' human rights organisations working at the crossroads of the themes of body, money, and voice-where women are fighting for the right to decide concerning their bodies, gain economic justice and independence, and make their voices heard. They will fund both emerging and pivotal women's and girls' human rights organisations and networks worldwide so that they can grow in influence, scale, and collective power. [Source: WUNRN] Read more: http://www.mamacash.org/uploads/File/she%20has%20news/publicaties/Strategic%20Plan%202009-2013_Brochure_English_FINAL(1).pdf

Violence against Women in Melanesia and East Timor: Building on Global and Regional Promising Approaches, Office of Development Effectiveness, AusAID, 2008: This document assesses the effectiveness of current approaches to addressing violence against women and girls in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and East Timor. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: www.ode.ausaid.gov.au/publications/pdf/vaw_cs_full_report.pdf

Violence against women with a disability. Persephone, 2008: This publication wants to give a voice to the many women with a disability who were victims of violence and to those who risk being the next victims. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.persephonevzw.org/dossiers/geweld/data/Geweld_def_E_vertaling.pdf

Violence against Children: The Voices of Ugandan Children and Adults. Raising Voices and Save the Children in Uganda, 2005: This publication discusses a research study in 2004 undertaken in five districts in Uganda. Over 1400 children discuss the various types of violence they experience at home, schools and in the community as well as how it makes children feel and their ideas for violence-free childhoods. Full report: http://www.raisingvoices.org/files/VACuganda.RV.pdf

For 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

A Cumulative Scale of Severe Sexual Sadism. Nitschke J, Osterheider M, Mokros A. Sex Abuse; 21(3): 262-278. 2009: The article assesses the scale properties of the criterion set for severe sexual sadism in a sample of male forensic patients (N = 100). [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110607_20

Accuracy of the Static-99 in Predicting Recidivism in Switzerland. Endrass J, Urbaniok F, Held L, Vetter S, Rossegger A. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol; 53(4): 482-490. 2009: This study is the first evaluation of the predictive accuracy of the Static-99 among sex offenders in Switzerland. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_109185_20

An Assessment of the Mental Health of Street-Based Sex Workers in Chennai, India. Suresh G, Furr LA, Aylur Kailasom Srikrishnan . J Contemp Crim Justice; 25(2): 186-201. 2009: Violence against sex workers is common and is believed to affect their psychological well-being in general and affective disorders in particular. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_109367_20

Childhood abuse is associated with increased startle reactivity in adulthood. Jovanovic T, Blanding NQ, Norrholm SD, Duncan E, Bradley B, Ressler KJ. Depress Anxiety 2009; ePub: Understanding the neurobiological correlates of childhood maltreatment is critical to delineating stress-related psychopathology. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110435_20

Children's autobiographical reports about sexual abuse: A narrative review of the research literature. Sjoberg RL, Lindholm T. Nord J Psychiatry; 1-8. 2009: The empirical and theoretical literature on children's autobiographical statements about child sexual abuse and other forms of maltreatment should be of potential importance to all professionals who regularly interview children as part of their professional duties. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110153_20

Constructions of 'Culture' in Accounts of South Asian Women Survivors of Sexual Violence. Ahmed B, Reavey P, Majumdar A. Fem Psychol; 19(1): 7-28. 2009: The aim of this article is to explore some of the ways in which British South Asian women survivors of sexual violence construct the effects of 'culture' within their accounts of sexually violent experiences. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_109308_20

How Safe Are Trick-or-Treaters? Chaffin M, Levenson J, Letourneau E, Stern P. Sex Abuse; 21(3): 363-374. 2009: States, municipalities, and parole departments have adopted policies banning known sex offenders from Halloween activities, based on the worry that there is unusual risk on these days. The existence of this risk has not been empirically established. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110604_20

Self-regulatory failure and intimate partner violence perpetration. Finkel EJ, Dewall CN, Slotter EB, Oaten M, Foshee VA. J Pers Soc Psychol; 97(3): 483-99. 2009: Five studies tested the hypothesis that self-regulatory failure is an important predictor of intimate partner violence perpetration. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110489_20

The Impact of Prison-Based Treatment on Sex Offender Recidivism. Duwe G, Goldman RA. Sex Abuse; 21(3): 279-307. 2009: Using a retrospective quasi-experimental design, this study evaluates the effectiveness of prison-based treatment by examining recidivism outcomes among 2,040 sex offenders released from Minnesota prisons between 1990 and 2003 (average follow-up period of 9.3 years). [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110603_20

Mortality of Women From Intimate Partner Violence in South Africa: A National Epidemiological Study 
Abrahams, Naeemah; Jewkes, Rachel; Martin, Lorna J; Mathews, Shanaaz; Vetten, Lisa; Lombard Carl Violence and Victims, 24(4):546-556, 2009: The purpose of this article is to describe mortality of women from intimate partner violence in South Africa using a retrospective national study in a proportionate random sample of 25 mortuaries. Full abstract: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/vav/2009/00000024/00000004/art00009

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

MenEngage Africa Symposium, Johannesburg, 5th-9th October, 2009: Following on the success of the Global Symposium on Engaging Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality held earlier this year in Brazil, Sonke and the MenEngage Alliance are pleased to announce the MenEngage Africa Symposium to be held October 5th-9th, 2009. The symposium aims to strengthen the MenEngage Alliance across Africa and to forge partnerships between representatives from civil society, researchers, national governments, UN agencies and regional coordinating bodies such as the AU, SADC, EAC and ECOWAS, amongst others. Conference website: http://www.genderjustice.org.za/menengageafricasymposium

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Applications: Building Regional Capacity in Researching VAW: For the third year running the GBV Prevention Network will conduct a state-of-the-art training course on researching gender based violence. This is collaboration with PATH, Medical Research Council, and Addis Continental Institute of Public Health from the 26th October - 6th November 2009 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Application deadline: 4th September 2009. Download application online at: http://www.preventgbvafrica.org/news/call-applications-skill-building-course-researching-vaw

Call for Papers: Wagadu, Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies Special Issue 2010 Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict: Gender, Society, and the State: Wagadu invites papers for a special issue on gender and law and have selected sexual violence and armed conflict as the topic. Please send abstracts (250 words maximum) by Sept 1, 2009. [Source: Gain] Read more: http://appweb.cortland.edu/ojs/index.php/Wagadu/announcement/view/11

AusAID's Human Rights Small Grants Scheme: Applications for the 2009-10 round of AusAID's Human Rights Small Grants Scheme are now open. Applications are open to non-government organisations and human rights institutions in developing countries for projects that promote and protect human rights. The Scheme is a valuable way that Australia helps build the capacity of civil society and non-government organisations in developing countries to protect and promote human rights at the grassroots level. This year, the grants scheme has expanded its geographical focus to include all of Africa and Latin America, in addition to the Asia-Pacific, Caribbean and Middle East. This will provide opportunities for organisations in more countries to participate. Grants range from between AUD$20,000 and AUD$100,000 for one-year projects. Projects of up to AUD$150,000 over two years will also be considered. Applications must be submitted by 2 October 2009. Successful grants will be announced by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2009. For more information, see: http://www.ausaid.gov.au/business/other_opps/humanrights_scheme.cfm

Fund for Gender Equality: UNIFEM invites proposals for the Fund for Gender Equality, a multi-donor initiative to accelerate progress towards women's empowerment. Concept notes on innovative, impact-oriented programmes to promote women's rights should be submitted latest by September 30, 2009. [Source: Zunia Update] More details: http://www.unifem.org/partnerships/fund_for_gender_equality/

Call for Proposals: Disability Rights Fund - Disabled Women & Girls: This call opens another year of possible funding to disabled persons' organizations 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

IDRC Doctoral Research Awards: Since 1982, IDRC has assisted Canadian graduate students to undertake their thesis research in the field of international development. IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are intended to promote the growth of Canadian capacity in research on sustainable and equitable development from an international perspective. Deadlines: November 1, 2009 (awards will be announced in May 2010); April 1, 2010 (awards will be announced in September 2010). Read more: http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-23374-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html 

Call for Proposals/Applications: Arab Human Rights Fund: Arab Human Rights Fund, an independent foundation, calls upon organizations and individuals working on human rights issues in the Arab region to apply for grants. Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource Net Announcements: Wednesday 19 August 2009] Read more: http://www.ahrfund.org/

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

Volunteer Research Assistants (Two posts) / Eaves' Lilith Research & Development, Oval, London / 2 days per week each, for at least 6 months / For more information, and to apply, please visit: http://www.eaves4women.co.uk/Vacancies/VolunteerResearchAssistant.php

Programme Leader / SIPRI Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme / Stockholm / Closing date: September 30, 2009 /  More details online at: http://www.sipri.org/about/vacancies/leader_conflictprogramme

Knowledge Management / Capacity Development Specialist / UNIFEM Regional Office for CIS / Almaty, Kazakhstan / Closing date: September 06, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Knowledge-Management-Capacity-Development-Specialist

Communications Specialist / UNIFEM Regional Office for CIS / Almaty, Kazakhstan / Closing date: September 06, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Knowledge-Management-Capacity-Development-Specialist

Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowships / The Georgetown University Law Center / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Leadership-and-Advocacy-for-Women-in-Africa-LAWA-Fellowships

The Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowships / The Georgetown University Law Center / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/The-Women-s-Law-and-Public-Policy-Fellowships

Junior Programme Officer - JPO/Gender / UNFPA / Brazzaville, Congo / Closing date: August 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Junior-Programme-Officer-JPO-Gender

Programme and Technical Adviser, Gender, Human Rights & Culture / UNFPA / Cairo, Egypt / Closing date: September 19, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-and-Technical-Adviser-Gender-Human-Rights-Culture

Philanthropic Partnership Officer / The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Philanthropic-Partnership-Officer

Administration & Finance Officer / Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: September 12, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Administration-Finance-Officer

Advocacy Officer/Coordinator / Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) / Geneva Switzerland / Closing date: September 12, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advocacy-Officer-Coordinator

Deputy Executive Director / Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) / Dakar Senegal / Closing date: September 12, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Deputy-Executive-Director

National Director, Gender-Based Violence / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / DRC Congo / Closing date: September 24, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/National-Director-Gender-Based-Violence

Professor/Associate Professor: African Gender Institute / The University of Cape Town / Cape Town, South Africa. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Professor-Associate-Professor-African-Gender-Institute

International Advocacy Associate / International Planned Parenthood Federation - Western Hemisphere Region / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Advocacy-Associate2

Executive Assistant, International Women's Program / The Open Society Institute (OSI) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: September 21, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Assistant-International-Women-s-Program

Women's Human Rights Advocacy Fellowship / MADRE / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: August 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Assistant-International-Women-s-Program

Internships / The International Development Research Centre / Ottawa, Canada, or IDRC Regional Office / Closing date: September 12, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 August 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Internships

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

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