[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 08 12 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Dec 8 12:23:31 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 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

Today's SVRI Update includes the following:
[Summaries directly taken or adapted from source]

I. Information 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 Discussions
VIII. Vacancies

I. Information Requests from SVRI Listserv Members

Request for Grey Literature: Prof Jennifer Brown, Dr Miranda Horvath,
Prof Liz Kelly and Dr Nicole Westmarland have been commissioned to
undertake an evidence review for the 'Stern Review'. Broadly the four
streams of work are: 1) Reporting and investigating; 2) Prosecution,
courts and convictions; 3) Health outcomes; and 4) Support and advocacy.
We'd be extremely grateful if you could alert us to any unpublished
material / documents (i.e. grey literature) relating to these broad
topic areas. We are under severe time constraints so any feedback or
information you are able to give us before Christmas would be much
appreciated. Please respond to: miranda.horvath at surrey.ac.uk.

II. Websites

The Center for Public Integrity: 'Sexual Assault on Campus' is a
resource for journalists interested in investigating how college and
universities deal with sexual assault allegations. [Source:
PreventConnect] Website: 

The UN's Secretary General's Database on Violence Against Women:
Coordinated database on the extent, nature and consequences of all forms
of violence against women, and on the impact and effectiveness of
policies and programmes for, including best practices in, combating such
violence. [Source: WUNRN] Website: 

Restorative Justice Online: Resource service of the Prison Fellowship
International Centre for Justice and Reconciliation. The website offers
timely information and commentary about restorative justice
developments. Website: http://www.restorativejustice.org/ 

Sidran Institute: Traumatic Stress Education and Advocacy. Online
resource providing useful, practical information for child and adult
survivors of any type of trauma, and for the clinical and frontline
service providers who assist in their recovery. Website: 

VAWnet Special Collection: Working with Children Towards a Healthy &
Non-Violent Future. This special collection provides a unique
perspective on working with children (younger than 13 years of age),
focusing on theories and strategies for raising respectful, non-violent
people. Read more at: 

III. Online Publications/Resources

"We have the Promise of the World": Women's Rights in Afghanistan. Human
Rights Watch, 2009: This report details emblematic cases of ongoing
rights violations against women and girls in Afghanistan. Full report: 

Yemen's Dark Side: Discrimination and Violence Against Women and Girls.
Amnesty International, November 2009: This report describes the systemic
discrimination and endemic violence that women and girls face in Yemen,
with devastating consequences for their lives. [Source: WUNRN] Full

Juvenile Sex Offenders: Managing and Preventing Future Offenses, 2009.
Issue Three, March 2009: This brief describes trends observed in the
field and the strategies employed by two law enforcement agencies to
manage juvenile sex offenders in their communities. [Source:
PreventConnect] Full brief: 

Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors. Finkelhor D, Ormrod R
& Chaffin M. Office of Justice Programs, Juvenile Justice Bulletin,
December 2009: This Bulletin draws on data from the FBI's National
Incident-Based Reporting System to provide population-based
epidemiological information on juvenile sex offending. [Source:
PreventConnect] Bulletin available at: 

Voices of Courage. The Date Safe Project, 2009: An eye-opening journal
of personal growth and recovery. Each chapter is written by 12 survivors
of sexual assault sharing their personal story of survival told in his
or her own words. Book outline available at: 

Using Rapist Risk Factors to Set an Agenda for Rape Prevention. Knight
RA & Sims-Knight J.VAWnet, September 2009: This article briefly reviews
the literature of rape perpetration risk factors and attempts to
identify the gaps in our knowledge that must be addressed to develop
effective prevention programs.

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

IV. Journal Articles

Sexual Abuse and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Children and
Adolescents. Bechtel K. Curr Opin Pediatr, Epub; 2009: This article
reviews the demographics of sexual abuse, the prevalence of specific
sexually transmitted infections, and which children and adolescents are
at highest risk for contracting such infections. [Source: MedAdvocates]
Full abstract: 

Suicide Risk and Personality Traits in Physically and/or Sexually Abused
Acute Psychiatric Inpatients: A Preliminary Study. Pompili M, Iliceto P,
Innamorati M, Rihmer Z, Lester D, Akiskal HS, Girardi P, Ferracuti S,
Tatarelli R. Psychol Rep; 105(2): 554-68; 2009: This study analyzes
hopelessness and the affective temperament profile and MMPI
characteristics among suicidal and nonsuicidal psychiatric inpatients
with or without childhood abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Alcohol Consumption and Women's Vulnerability to Sexual Victimization:
Can Reducing Women's Drinking Prevent Rape? Testa M, Livingston JA.
Subst Use Misuse; 44(9-10): 1349-76; 2009: This article explores the
efficacy of prevention programs targeting drinking in reducing women's
sexual vicitimisation. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Inmate Harassment and Rape. Einat T. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol;
53(6): 648-664; 2009: This study analyzes the neglected issue of male
rape in Israeli prisons. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Differential Correlates to Self-Report and Parent-Report of
Callous-Unemotional Traits in a Sample of Juvenile Sexual Offenders.
White SF, Cruise KR, Frick PJ. Behav Sci Law; 27(6): 910-928; 2009: This
study looks at the importance of including both parent- and self-report
of callous-unemotional traits in the assessment of sexually offending
youth. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

The Mediating Role of Objects in Recollections of Adult Women Survivors
of Child Sexual Abuse. Reavey P, Brown S.D. Cult Psychol; 15(4):
463-484; 2009: The authors of this study illustrate how objects emerge
in the memories of adult women survivors of child sexual abuse as a way
of posing and subsequently disposing ambiguity. [Source: SafetyLit] Full

The Sexual Abuse of Boys in Organized Male Sports. Hartill M. Men Masc;
12(2): 225-249; 2009: This article considers organized male-sports as a
social space that facilitates the sexual abuse of boys. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Understanding Sexual Perpetration Against Children: Effects of
Attachment Style, Interpersonal Involvement, and Hypersexuality. Miner
MH, Robinson BB, Knight RA, Berg D, Romine RS, Netland J. Sex Abuse;
ePub; 2009: This study explores child sexual abuse perpetration from
contemporary theories implicating insecure attachment and adolescent
social development. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Radiological and Forensic Medicine Aspects of Traumatic Injuries in
Child Abuse. Solarino M, De Filippi C, Solarino B. Radiol Med; ePub;
2009: This paper describes the radiologist's key role in identifying
physical injuries due to child abuse, in accordance with current
regulations. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

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

V. Events

Webinar: "Moving from Them to Us: Challenges in Reframing Violence Among
Youth". The Prevention Institute will be hosting a webinar on Thursday,
10 December. Pre-registration required. Steps in registration and
webinar timetable available online at: 

MaleSurvivor 2010 International Conference. March 18-21, 2010, John Jay
College, New York City. Register now for the only conference dedicated
to the needs and interests of both clinicians and survivors. For more
information, please visit: 

Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse.
February 22-23, 2010, Dallas, Texas. Online registration now open.
Please visit: http://www.preventchildabusetexas.org/nextconference.html 

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Technical Assistance Partnership: Raising Voices, Uganda is
currently inviting applications for organizations in the Horn, East and
Southern Africa interested in participating in an extensive, 3-year
technical assistance partnership to prevent violence against women and
HIV in their communities using the SASA! Activist Kit. Application
deadline: December 21, 2009.
Full details at http://www.raisingvoices.org/partners-sasa.php  

Call for Descriptions: The Risky Behaviors and Online Safety track of
the Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative at the Berkman
Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is calling for
descriptions of projects and interventions that address risky youth
behaviors and online safety. Submission deadline: December 21, 2009.
[Source: PreventConnect] For more information, please visit: 

Fellowship Opportunity: The Asia Leadership Fellow Program is now
accepting applications for 2010. Application is open to citizens of
Northeast-, Southeast- and South-Asian countries, aged 35 to 59,
inclusive. Applicants must have a good command of English and have
demonstrated outstanding leadership ability or potential in their own
professions. Application deadline: January 11, 2010. [Source: PACWIN]
For more information, please visit: 

Call for Papers: Women's Policy Journal of Harvard: Impact of Public
Policies on Women seeks papers that explore the impact of public
policies on women around the world and provide new insight into issues
affecting diverse groups of women. Submission deadline: December 18,
2009. [Source: AWID] Full details at: 

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 

VIII. Vacancies

VAW Prevention Program Manager / Raising Voices / Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline extended to December 16th, 2009. Read more: 

Special Projects Assistant / National Sexual Violence Resource Center /
Pennsylvania, USA / Application deadline: December 11, 2009. [Source:
PreventConnect] Read more: http://www.nsvrc.org/node/1943 

Safe Cities Programme Manager / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing
date: December 21, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 7 December
2009] Read more: 

Consultant: Programme Analyst (CEE CIS Section) / UNIFEM / New York, NY,
USA / Closing date: December 18, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs,
7 December 2009] Read more: 

1039 - UNIFEM Project Associate (Operations) / UNIFEM / Belgrade, Serbia
/ Closing date: December 14, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 7
December 2009] Read more: 

1038 - UNIFEM Project Officer (Gender Responsive Budgeting) / UNIFEM /
Belgrade, Serbia / Closing date: December 14, 2009. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs, 7 December 2009] Read more: 

1037 - UNIFEM Project Officer (Labour Rights) / UNIFEM / Belgrade,
Serbia / Closing date: December 14, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs, 7 December 2009] Read more: 

Consultant: Assessment of the Inter-Community Conflicts in Jonglei State
with a Focus on the Impact on Women and Children / UNIFEM / Juba, Sudan
/ Closing date: December 18, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 7
December 2009] Read more: 

2010-2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race and Gender History / The
Center for Race and Ethnicity and Institute for Research on Women,
Rutgers University / New Brunswick, 

NJ, USA / Closing date: February 28, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs, 7 December 2009] Read more: 

Gender Based Violence Specialist / International Medical Corps /
Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 7 December 2009]
Read more: 

The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy /
Institute for Women's Policy Research / Washington, DC, USA / Closing
date: March 02, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 7 December 2009]
Read more: 

Programs Coordinator / Gender Action / Washington, DC, USA / Closing
date: December 22, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 7 December
2009] Read more: 

Development Officer: Philanthropic Partnerships / Urgent Action Fund for
Women's Human Rights / Boulder, CO, USA / Closing date: January 01,
2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 7 December 2009] Read more: 

Coordinator of Gender Studies Program / Faculty of Arts and Law, The
University of the South Pacific / Suva, Fiji / Closing date: January 08,
2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 7 December 2009] Read more: 

Programme Specialist, Gender and Environment / UNDP / New York, NY, USA
/ Closing date: December 17, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 7
December 2009] Read more: 

Director / The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) / Brussels,
Belgium / Closing date: January 04, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs, 7 December 2009] Read more: 

Office Manager, Bi-lingual (French/English) / Equality Now / London, UK
/ Closing date: December 14, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 7
December 2009] 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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