[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 15 12 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Dec 15 09:14:30 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 <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 Discussions
VII. Vacancies

I. Websites

SVRI/Ipas Events at the Global Forum for Health Research Forum 2009, Havana, Cuba. The SVRI report on activities undertaken at this event is now available online. Please visit: http://www.svri.org/cubaarticle.htm 

National Center for PTSD: Child Sexual Abuse. This online resource offers research and education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD resulting from child sexual abuse. Website: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/child-sexual-abuse.asp 

MedlinePlus: Child Sexual Abuse. Extensive, authoritative and up to date health information resource on child sexual abuse. Website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childsexualabuse.html 

Stop It Now! Network. Working in seven states and three countries, Stop It Now! Network works to change the way people think about child sexual abuse and give them actions to take to protect children. Website: http://www.stopitnow.org/network 

Women's Justice Centre. Online resources for Spanish Survivors of Sexual Violence. [Source: RAINNet] Website: http://www.justicewomen.com/help_special_rape_sp.html 

II. Online Publications/Resources

Pathways Into and Out of Commercial Sexual Victimization of Children: Understanding and Responding to Sexually Exploited Teens. Williams, L.M. & Frederick, M.E, 2009: The Pathways Project examines commercial sexual exploitation of children via prostitution and to provide useful information to practice and policy communities. http://faculty.uml.edu/lwilliams/Williams%20Pathways%20Final%20Report%202006-MU-FX-0060%2010-31-09L.pdf

Pathways Into and Out of Commercial Sexual Victimization of Children: Recommendations and Implications for Policy and Practice. Williams, L.M, 2009: This document summarizes the most salient points and themes extracted from the narratives of the youth interviewed and the implications for policy and practice. http://faculty.uml.edu/lwilliams/Williams%20Pathways%20Reccomendations%20and%20Policy%202006-MU-FX-0060%20FINAL.pdf

Shattered Hearts: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota. The Minnesota American Indian Women's Resource Center, 2009: This report aggregates what is known to date about the exploitation of American Indian women and girls in Minnesota, and offers a set of recommendations for addressing gaps in knowledge and victims' needs. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: http://www.miwrc.org/shattered_heart-the_commercial_sexual_exploitation_of_american_indian_women_and_girls_in_minnesota.pdf 

Operational Plan for the Action Framework for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV. UNAIDS, 2009: The framework was developed in response to address the persistent gender inequality and human rights violations placing women and girls at greater risk and vulnerability to HIV.  [Source: Health Systems Trust] Full report: http://data.unaids.org/pub/Report/2009/jc1794_action_framework_gender_equality_en.pdf

Together We Must! End Violence against Women and Girls and HIV & AIDS. UNIFEM, 2009: This report is organized around four broad-based strategies for tackling the intersection of violence and HIV/AIDS. [Source: Zunia Update] Full report: http://www.unifem.org/attachments/products/TogetherWeMust_en.pdf 

Child Trafficking in the European Union - Challenges, Perspectives,

and Good Practices. European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2009: This report reveals the disappearance of children from shelters and similar facilities, and the risk of

these children falling victim to trafficking. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: http://fra.europa.eu/fraWebsite/attachments/Pub_Child_Trafficking_09_en.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

"What has it Been Like for You to Talk with Me Today?": The Impact of Participating in Interview Research on Rape Survivors. Campbell R, Adams AE, Wasco SM, Ahrens CE, Sefl T. Violence Against Women; 16(1): 60-83, 2010: This study explores the participation outcomes and impact of in-depth interviews on rape survivors participating in research studies. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_169868_14 

"But Sometimes I Think . . . They Put Themselves in the Situation": Exploring Blame and Responsibility in Interpersonal Violence. Thapar-Björkert S, Morgan K.J. Violence Against Women, 16(1): 32-59, 2010: This article draws on narratives of volunteers working with women who have experienced violence. [Source: PreventConnect] Full abstract: http://vaw.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/16/1/32  

Sexual Violence Legislation in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Need for Strengthened Medico-Legal Linkages. Kilonzo N, Ndung'u N, Nthamburi N, Ajema C, Taegtmeyer M, Theobald S, Tolhurst R. Reproductive Health Matters, Volume 17, Issue 34, Pages 10-19, 2009:  This paper reviews existing data on sexual violence in sub-Saharan Africa, and summarises the content of sexual violence legislation in the region and the strengths and weaknesses of existing medico-legal linkages, using Kenya as a case study. Full abstract: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B73FJ-4XVBJT6-2&_user=10&_coverDate=11%2F30%2F2009&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=b61850b50649f8160643e48143bf32eb 

Risky Behaviors and Depression in Conjunction With--or in the Absence of--Lifetime History of PTSD Among Sexually Abused Adolescents. Danielson C.K, Macdonald A, Amstadter A.B, Hanson R, de Arellano M.A, Saunders B.E, Kilpatrick D.G. Child Maltreat; ePub, 2009: This article examines the prevalence of risky behaviors and depression among sexually abused adolescents. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_169338_24 

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: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_169711_24 

The Effects of Drawing on Children's Accounts of Sexual Abuse. Katz C, Hershkowitz I. Child Maltreat; ePub, 2009: This study explores the effects of event drawing during investigative interviews on the richness of children's accounts of sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_169339_23 

Health Disparities in the Forensic Sexual Assault Examination Related to Skin Color. Sommers MS, Fargo J.D, Baker R.B, Fisher B.S, Buschur C, Zink T.M. J Forensic Nurs; 5(4): 191-200, 2009: This study determines whether anogenital injury prevalence and frequency vary by skin color in women after consensual sexual intercourse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_169776_6 

Differential Diagnosis of Child Sexual Abuse. Csorba R, Lampé R, Poka R. Orv Hetil; 150(49): 2222-7, 2009: The authors in this study present a systematic approach to the child with anogenital complaints which may mimic sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_169824_23 

Factors Influencing Disclosure of Abuse by Women of Mexican Descent. Montalvo-Liendo N, Wardell DW, Engebretson J, Reininger BM. J Nurs Scholarsh; 41(4): 359-67, 2009: This article explores the many factors that may hinder disclosure of abuse such as women protecting their partners, avoidance of worrying their mothers, and fear of losing their children. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_169794_23 

The Impact of Maternal Childhood Abuse on Maternal and Infant HPA Axis Function in the Postpartum Period. Brand S.R, Brennan P.A, Newport D.J, Smith A.K, Weiss T, Stowe Z.N. Psychoneuroendocrinology; ePub, 2009: This article examines the effects of maternal early life sexual and physical abuse on both maternal and infant salivary cortisol levels during a laboratory stress paradigm at 6 months postpartum. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_169450_6 

Conceptualizing Juvenile Prostitution as Child Maltreatment: Findings >From the National Juvenile Prostitution Study. Mitchell KJ, Finkelhor D, Wolak J. Child Maltreatment; ePub, 2009: This paper looks at two studies that identify the incidence and characteristics of juvenile prostitution cases known to law enforcement agencies in the United States. [Source: PreventConnect] Full abstract: http://cmx.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/1077559509349443v1 

When Social Situations Take a Turn for the Worse: Situational and Interpersonal Risk Factors for Sexual Aggression. Yeater E.A, Lenberg K.L, Avina C, Rinehart J.K, O'Donohue W. Sex Roles; 59(3-4): 151-163. 2008. This study conducted an up-to-date assessment of situational and interpersonal risk factors for sexual aggression. [Source: Springerlink] Full abstract: http://www.springerlink.com/content/y082730787085201/

Sex Role Ideology, Relationship Context, and Response to Sexual Coercion in College Females. Faulkner G.E, Kolts R.S, Hicks G.F. Sex Roles; 59(3-4):139-150. 2008. This study examines the impacts of traditional sex role orientation and relationship context upon women's responses to sexual coercion in the northwestern USA. [Source: Springerlink] Full abstract: http://www.springerlink.com/content/tm36g70222076357/

Prevalence of Rape Myths in Headlines and Their Effects on Attitudes Toward Rape. Franiuk R, Seefelt J.L, Vandello J.A. Sex Roles; 58(11-12):790-801. 2008. The present research investigated the prevalence and effects of rape myths in newspaper headlines. [Source: Springerlink] Full abstract: http://www.springerlink.com/content/8v8t8ul305215120/ 

Acquaintance Rape Scripts of Women and Men: Similarities and Differences. Clark M.D, Carroll M.H. Sex Roles; 58(9-10): 616-625, 2008: Building on Carroll and Clark (Sex Roles 55:469-480, 2006), the current study examined whether women's scripts overlap or diverge from acquaintance rape scripts reported by men. [Source: Springerlink] Full abstract: http://www.springerlink.com/content/g1435880u15313k2/

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

Women Deliver 2010: Global Conference on delivering solutions for women and girls, 6 - 9 June 2010, Washington D.C, USA. Registrations now open. [Source: WUNRN] Please visit: http://womendeliver.org/conference2010/index.htm 

Online Discussion: Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality, November 2009 - February 2010. The discussions will provide a forum for individuals, groups and networks not able to attend the Commission on the Status of Women to contribute to the review. [Source: WUNRN] For more information, please visit: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/beijing15/  

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Internship Opportunity: UNAIDS Country Office in Cambodia is seeking a suitable candidate to undertake a six-month internship. Application deadline: 23 December 2009. Read more at: http://cambodiajobs.blogspot.com/2009/12/partnerships-intern-with-unaidsdeadline.html 

Internship Opportunity: Making Cents International, Washington, DC, USA. Opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student to gain experience in an international consulting firm. Application deadline: December 18, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more at http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Internship2 

Scholarship Opportunity: Women Deliver 2010 Global Conference, 6 - 9 June 2010, Washington D.C, USA. Full scholarships available to selected candidates. Application deadline: 15 December 2009.

Call for Papers: Public Health Reports is inviting papers for a supplement on Social Determinants of Health and Data Systems. Application deadline: 1 June 2010. [Source: Equidad] For further information contact: Dr. Kathleen McDavid Harrison KMcDavidHarrison at cdc.gov  or Dr. Hazel D. Dean HDean at cdc.gov. 

Call for Expression of Interest: Consultancy on the Social Determinants of Neglected and Other Poverty-Related Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean. Application deadline: 15 January 2010. [Source: Equidad] Read more at: http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1508&Itemid=259&lang=en 

Training Course: South Asia Movement Building and Human Rights Institute, 8 - 13 February 2010, Kathmandu, Nepal. Application deadline: 26 December 2009. For more information, please visit: http://web.creaworld.org/home.asp

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

Health Promotion Facilitator / Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, South Africa / Application deadline: December 17, 2009 / For more information contact Anik Gevers at +27(0)21 685 7409 or Debbie Moodie at: Debbie.Moodie at uct.ac.za. 

Consultancy: Women in the Labour Market - Republic of Croatia / CfBT Education Trust. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 14 December 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultancy-Women-in-the-Labour-Market-Republic-of-Croatia 

Consultancy: Technical Assistance for Promoting Women's Employment - Turkey / CfBT Education Trust. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 14 December 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultancy-Technical-Assistance-for-Promoting-Women-s-Employment-Turkey 

Women and Agriculture: Learning and Communications Coordinator / Oxfam GB / Oxford, UK / Closing date: December 21, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 14 December 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-and-Agriculture-Learning-and-Communications-Coordinator 

Policy Analyst (Gender) / The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) / Rome, Italy / Closing date: January 18, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 14 December 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-Analyst-Gender2 

Major Gifts Manager / WOMANKIND Worldwide / London, UK / Closing date: January 04, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 14 December 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Major-Gifts-Manager 

Technical Adviser, Gender / UNFPA / Dakar, Senegal / Closing date: January 08, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 14 December 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Technical-Adviser-Gender 

Regional Director - Pacific Asia / Marie Stopes International (MSI) / Melbourne, Australia / Closing date: December 20, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 14 December 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Director-Pacific-Asia 

Regional Director - South Asia, Arab World & Eastern Europe / Marie Stopes International (MSI) / London, UK. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 14 December 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Director-South-Asia-Arab-World-Eastern-Europe 

Gender Advocacy Adviser / Progressio / Dili, Timor-Leste / Closing date: January 02, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 14 December 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advocacy-Adviser 

Evaluation Advisor Consultant / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 14 December 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Evaluation-Advisor-Consultant 

Evaluation Advisor / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 14 December 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Evaluation-Advisor 

Senior Fellowship: Partnerships and Innovation (P&I) / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 14 December 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Fellowship-Partnerships-and-Innovation-P-I 

Senior Land Tenure and Gender Expert / The Rural Development Institute / Seattle, WA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 14 December 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Land-Tenure-and-Gender-Expert 

Gender Specialist for the Secretary of the State for the Promotion of Equality (SEPI) / UNIFEM Timor-Leste Programme Office / Dili, Timor-Leste / Closing date: December 15, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 14 December 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist-for-the-Secretary-of-the-State-for-the-Promotion-of-Equality-SEPI 


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