[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 31 08 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Aug 31 11:31:44 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. Requests from SVRI Listserv Members
II. Websites
III. Online Publications/Resources
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. SVRI Online Discussion Forum

I. Requests from SVRI Listserv Members:

Request 1 - Victim Compensation Guidelines: 

Tulir - Centre for the Prevention & Healing of Child Sexual Abuse would like information on existing models/guidelines for the compensation of victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence. Please respond direct to Vidya by email: tulircphcsa at yahoo.co.in

Request 2: Participation in an online survey on services to men who have experienced CSA: 

Dear all, I am requesting your assistance to participate in an online survey designed to help us better understand the range of services available to men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault, to their partners, friends and family. In addition, this research, conducted in partnership with the University of Queensland, is looking to identify and collate resources that people have found useful when working with men and their supporters.  This is your opportunity to contribute to developing a knowledge and resource base that is intended to improve service provision throughout Australia and beyond. Given that we are interested in gathering as much information as possible as to the range of service responses and the challenges and rewards of this work, we would encourage you to forward this invitation to organisations, private practitioners and networks that you know or believe may be able to assist. Click on the following link to go to the survey information page. http://www.livingwell.org.au/Survey/ServicesformenSurvey.aspx <blocked::http://www.livingwell.org.au/Survey/ServicesformenSurvey.aspx>  
Thank you for investing your time in this important research (my sincerest apologies for any cross postings). Wishing you all the best, Gary. 

For further details contact Dr Gary Foster, Practice Coordinator, Living Well by email: gfoster at spiritus.org.au, or visit: www.livingwell.org.au. 

For more information request and ongoing discussions visit/jointhe SVRI Online Discussion Forum: http://www.svri.org/activities.htm#svri <http://www.svri.org/activities.htm#svri> 

II. Websites

Sexual Abuse of Males - Prevalence, Possible Lasting Effects and Resources: A key aim of this website is to help those looking for resources on the sexual abuse of boys and the lasting effects of childhood sexual abuse in the lives of men. Website: http://www.jimhopper.com/male-ab/#caut

International Women's Tribune Centre: With a commitment to empowering people and building communities, IWTC provides communication, information, education, and organizing support services to women's organizations and community groups working to improve the lives of women, particularly low-income women, in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Website: http://www.iwtc.org/

Restorative Justice Online: Restorative Justice Online is a service of the Prison Fellowship International Centre for Justice and Reconciliation. Its purpose is to be an authoritative, credible, non-partisan resource of information on restorative justice. Website: http://www.restorativejustice.org/

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/

Post Traumatic Stress online support group: A community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Post Traumatic Stress, together. Webpage: http://www.mdjunction.com/post-traumatic-stress

III. Online Publications / Resources

The Use of Expert Testimony on Intimate Partner Violence by Kathleen J. Ferraro and Noël Bridget Busch-Armendariz, August 2009: This paper presents an overview of the uses of expert testimony, the qualifications and roles of experts, the literature on the use of testimony on the effects of battering, and considerations for future research. [Source: VAWnet eNewsletter, August/September 2009] Full paper: http://new.vawnet.org/category/Documents.php?docid=2062

15 years of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences (1994-2009) - A critical review, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Its Causes and Consequences, 2009: This review aims to take stock of the achievements of 15 years of work on the VAW mandate, which has produced an impressive collection of 14 annual reports, 32 country mission reports, 11 communication reports comprising many communications to and from governments, and several other pieces of research. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/women/rapporteur/docs/15YearReviewofVAWMandate.pdf

Confronting Sexual Violence in Conflict Situations, International Women's Tribune Centre, 2009: In war-torn countries, the challenge of re-building a seriously damaged and fragile justice system may seem daunting. Re-establishing the rule of law is an essential component of the reconstruction process, and IWTC believe women activists can play a vital role. The handbook is intended to help them. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: http://www.iwtc.org/Legal_Handbook/Handbook.pdf

Anti-Human Trafficking Manual for Criminal Justice Practitioners. UNODC, Vienna, 2009: The purpose of the Anti-Human Trafficking Manual for Criminal Justice Practitioners is to support criminal justice practitioners in the prevention of human trafficking, the protection of its victims, the prosecution of its culprits and in the international cooperation needed to achieve these goals. [Source: WUNRN] Download online at: 

School-based Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs: The evidence on effectiveness. I. G. Barron & K. J. Topping, University of Dundee, 2009: This narrative review explored the efficacy of school-based child sexual abuse prevention programmes between 1990 and 2002. Full report: http://www.violenceispreventable.org.uk/I%20Barron%20report%20011008.pdf

Towards A Common European Framework To Monitor Progress In Combating Violence Against Women, EWL Observatory against VAW, 2008: This publication offers a proposal for a policy framework and indicators for measuring success in the fight against VAW in the area of budgets, legal developments, service provision, training of professionals, civil society, data collection and prevention measures. [Source: WUNRN] More details online at: http://www.epacvaw.org/spip.php?article78

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

IV. Journal Articles

Delivering post-rape care services: Kenya's experience in developing integrated services. N Kilonzo et. al. Bulletin of the World Health Organization;87:555-559, 2009: This paper summarizes the context of the Kenyan health system, presents findings from a situation analysis on post-rape care conducted in 2002 and outlines the lessons learned from the subsequent implementation of services in three district hospitals in Kenya between 2003 and 2007. Read more: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/87/7/08-052340/en/index.html

A Multilevel Analysis of Individual, Household, and Neighborhood Correlates of Intimate Partner Violence Among Low-Income Pregnant Women in Jefferson County, Alabama. Li Q, Kirby RS, Sigler RT, Hwang SS, Lagory ME, Goldenberg RL. Am J Public Health 2009; ePub: This study examined individual, household, and neighborhood correlates of intimate partner violence before and during pregnancy. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110865_20

Child abuse and orthopaedic injury patterns: analysis at a level I pediatric trauma center. Pandya NK, Baldwin K, Wolfgruber H, Christian CW, Drummond DS, Hosalkar HS. J Pediatr Orthop; 29(6): 618-25. 2009: The purpose of this study was to describe the patterns of orthopaedic injury for child abuse cases detected in the large urban area that our institution serves, and to compare the injury profiles of these victims of child abuse to that of general (accidental) trauma patients seen in the emergency room and/or hospitalized during the same time period. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110822_20

Factors associated with intimate partner violence against women in Serbia: a cross-sectional study. Djikanovic B, Jansen HA, Otasevic S. J Epidemiol Community Health 2009; ePub: This study aimed to identify factors associated with intimate partner violence against women in women living in Belgrade, Serbia. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110780_20

Gendered War and Gendered Peace: Truth Commissions and Postconflict Gender Violence: Lessons From South Africa. Borer TA. Violence Against Women 2009; ePub: What happens to women victims of war violence? [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110753_20

Help-Seeking Behaviors of Men Sexual Assault Survivors. Masho SW, Alvanzo A. Am J Men Health 2009; ePub: This study was conducted to examine predictors of help-seeking practices among 91 men sexual assault survivors from a population-based survey. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110754_20

Impact of sexual harassment victimization by peers on subsequent adolescent victimization and adjustment: a longitudinal study. Chiodo D, Wolfe DA, Crooks C, Hughes R, Jaffe P. J Adolesc Health; 45(3): 246-52. 2009: To examine gender differences in prevalence and types of sexual harassment victimization experienced in grade 9 and how it contributes to relationship victimization and psychological adjustment 2.5 years later. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110832_20

Impaired and incapacitated rape victims: assault characteristics and post-assault experiences. Littleton H, Grills-Taquechel A, Axsom D. Violence Vict; 24(4): 439-57. 2009: Little research has examined the assault and post-assault experiences of victims who were impaired or incapacitated as a result of substance use, including alcohol, during a rape. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110890_20

Male soldier family violence offenders: spouse and child offenders compared to child offenders. Martin SL, Gibbs DA, Johnson RE, Rentz ED, Clinton-Sherrod M, Walters JL, Sullivan K. Violence Vict; 24(4): 458-68. 2009: Army data from 2000 to 2004 were used to compare two groups of married, male, Army soldier, first-time family violence offenders: 760 dual offenders and 2,209 single offenders. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110888_20

Penile-Response Profiles of Sexual Aggressors During Phallometric Testing. Michaud P, Proulx J. Sex Abuse; 21(3): 308-334. 2009: This study analyzes sexual-preference profiles in a sample of 420 sexual aggressors who exhibited a valid profile during their initial phallometric assessment. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110606_20

Prevalence and correlates of sexual abuse reported by late adolescent school children in Sri Lanka. Perera B, Ostbye T. Int J Adolesc Med Health; 21(2): 203-11. 2009: Despite emerging evidence that child sexual abuse is a significant health problem in Sri Lanka, few studies have been undertaken to understand the scope and associated factors of CSA.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110812_20

Relating intimate partner violence to heath-care utilisation and injuries among Pacific children in Auckland: The Pacific Islands Families Study. Schluter PJ, Paterson J. J Paediatr Child Health 2009; ePub: IPV is common for many mothers of Pacific children, and is associated with significantly more GP visits for exposed children. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110803_20

The hidden figure: sexual intimate partner violence among Pakistani women. Kapadia MZ, Saleem S, Karim MS. Eur J Public Health 2009; ePub: The objectives of the present study were to determine the magnitude and factors associated with sexual intimate partner violence (SIPV) in women presenting to tertiary-care hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110205_20

Violence and health: theoretical, methodological, and ethical contributions from studies on violence against women. Schraiber LB, D'Oliveira AF, Couto MT. Cad Saude Publica; 25(2): S205-16 2009: This article discusses theoretical, methodological, and ethical aspects pertaining to violence against women as both a form of gender violence and a public health issue. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110846_20

There's a fine line...adolescent dating violence and prevention. Herrman JW. Pediatr Nurs; 35(3): 164-70. 2009: Current research demonstrates that a significant percentage of teens have experienced some degree of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from a dating partner. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_110510_20

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>  

V. Events

Building Regional Capacity in Researching VAW, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 26th October - 6th November 2009: 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. Application deadline: 4th September 2009. Download application online at: http://www.preventgbvafrica.org/news/call-applications-skill-building-course-researching-vaw

FOKUS and UN-INSTRAW: International Conference: "Putting policy into practice: Monitoring the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820" Oslo, Norway, November 11-13, 2009: The Norwegian organisation FOKUS Forum for Women and Development, and UN-INSTRAW (United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women) are organising a conference on monitoring the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Women-in-Action/Events-around-the-world/Int-l-Conference6

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>  

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Expressions of Interest: International Development Research Centre (IDRC): Think Tank Initiative: The Call for Expressions of Interest in Latin America and South Asia was launched on July 27, 2009. The Initiative will provide multi-year core funding and technical support to successful think tanks.Think tanks from the following countries are eligible to apply: Latin America: Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru. South Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. Deadline for applications: September 28, 2009. [Source: AWID] More information: http://www.idrc.ca/thinktank/ev-125431-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence & National Sexual Violence Resource Center; FUNDING ALERT V4 N19; August 27, 2009: The FUNDING ALERT provides a synopsis of the available funding that can be used by individuals and/or agencies working to end domestic violence and sexual assault.The FUNDING ALERT is located at: http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/FundingAlert-V4N19.pdf

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

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>  

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

VIII. Vacancies

Senior Advisor, Gender Equity and Diversity / CARE / Atlanta, GA, USA. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Advisor-Gender-Equity-and-Diversity

Senior Specialist - Gender in Emergencies / CARE / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: September 18, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Specialist-Gender-in-Emergencies

Gender and Development Officer / The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) / Rome, Italy / Closing date: September 04, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Development-Officer2

Senior Program Assistant - Sexuality, Reproductive Health and Rights / The Ford Foundation / New York, NY, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Program-Assistant-Sexuality-Reproductive-Health-and-Rights

Programme Director, Programme on Participatory Development / The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) / Afghanistan / Closing date: September 08, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Director-Programme-on-Participatory-Development

Fellowships in International Human Rights / The Human Rights Watch / New York, NY, Washington, DC, USA or London, UK. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Director-Programme-on-Participatory-Development

Gender & Public Health Specialist / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Director-Programme-on-Participatory-Development

Project Manager (Female) / medica mondiale / Fish Town, River Gee, Liberia / Closing date: September 15, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Manager-Female

Head of Mission (Female) / medica mondiale / Monrovia, Liberia / Closing date: October 01, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Head-of-Mission-Female

Learning and Knowledge Sharing Coordinator / The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) / Cali, Colombia / Closing date: September 20, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Head-of-Mission-Female

International Consultant to Assess Gender Peacebuilding Efforts in Cyprus / UNDP / Nicosia, Cyprus / Closing date: September 07, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consultant-to-Assess-Gender-Peacebuilding-Efforts-in-Cyprus

Programme and Resource Mobilization Specialist / UNIFEM / Brussels, Belgium / Closing date: September 06, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-and-Resource-Mobilization-Specialist

Consultant: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist / The UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (UNTF) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: September 07, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Monitoring-and-Evaluation-Specialist

Senior Mediation Experts / The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) / Closing date: September 15, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Mediation-Experts

Senior Technical Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation of Assistance for Vulnerable Children / The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: September 08, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Technical-Advisor-for-Monitoring-and-Evaluation-of-Assistance-for-Vulnerable-Children

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 svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>  

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