[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 22 12 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Dec 22 08:16:06 SAST 2009




Dear SVRI List Members

The SVRI Secretariat and Coordinating Group would like to take this
opportunity to send all of our SVRI List Members an enormous thank you
for your ongoing support to the work of the SVRI. We wish you a
wonderful festive season and a prosperous 2010. The SVRI office will be
closed until 11 January 2010. 

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. 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 

Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma. This project of the Columbia
University Graduate School of Journalism, is dedicated to informed,
innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.
Website: http://dartcenter.org/overview

International Fellowship of Reconciliation. The Fellowship's Women
Peacemakers Program works to support and strengthen women's peacemaking
initiatives internationally. Website: http://ifor.org/WPP/index.html 

My Strength is Not for Hurting. The California Coalition Against Sexual
Assault designed this campaign to raise awareness of sexual violence
among youth and highlight the vital role that young men can play in
fostering healthy, safe relationships. Website: 

II. Online Publications/Resources

Respectful Relationships Education: Violence prevention and respectful
relationships education in Victorian secondary schools. Flood, M., L.
Fergus, and M. Heenan. Melbourne: Department of Education and Early
Childhood Development, State of Victoria, 2009: This report offers a
comprehensive overview of best practice in violence prevention education
in schools, identifying five principles of best practice. [Source:
Prevent-Connect] Full report: 

Bloody Monday: The September 28 Massacre and Rapes by Security Forces in
Guinea. Human Rights Watch, December 2009: The report describes in
detail the killings, sexual assaults, and other abuses at an opposition
rally in a stadium in Conakry, Guinea, on 28 September 2009. Full

Men Who Buy Sex: Who They Buy and What They Know. Farley M, Bindel J and
Golding J.M. Eaves, London, December 2009: This London-based study
describes men's use of trafficked and non-trafficked women in
prostitution, and their awareness of coercion and violence. [Source:
WUNRN] Full report: 

Integrating Gender into HIV/AIDS Programmes in the Health Sector: Tool
to Improve Responsiveness to Women's Needs. World Health Organization,
2009: Operational tool developed to raise awareness and address gender
inequalities affecting women's access to HIV/AIDS programmes and
services. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: 

"You Will Be Punished": Attacks on Civilians in Eastern Congo. Human
Rights Watch, December 2009: This report documents in detail the
deliberate violence against civilians between January and September 2009
during two successive Congolese army operations. [Source: WUNRN] Full
report: http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/drc1209web_1.pdf 

Violence Against Girls at School. Media Survey Summary: July -
September. ActionAid, 2009: This media survey aims at compiling and
reviewing cases of violence against girls as hindrances to their access,
maintenance and achievement at school. [Source: Zunia Update] Full

Arrest the Violence: Human Rights Abuses Against Sex Workers in Central
and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Sex Workers' Rights Advocacy
Network, November 2009: This groundbreaking research report was done
under the leadership of sex workers to document the human rights
violations they face across Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
[Source: WUNRN] Full report: 

Training Manual to Fight Trafficking in Children for Labour, Sexual and
Other Forms of Exploitation. Textbook 1: Understanding Child
Trafficking. International Labour Organisation, 2009: The first of three
manuals covering definitions of and approaches to child trafficking, and
aims to outline the main concepts involved so that there is clarity and
common understanding. [Source: Childtrafficking.com Digital Library]
Full report: 

Making Research Findings Actionable: A quick reference to communicating
health information for decision-making. Measure Evaluation, December
2009: This document provides a quick reference of suggested
communication approaches for health researchers and M&E professionals.
[Source: Afro-nets] Full document: 

Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence & Intimate
Partner Violence. Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance:
The Guidelines are a synthesis of prevention research, practical
implementation experience, and the public health perspective. [Source:
Prevent-Connect] Full document: 

Partnering With Men To End Gender-Based Violence Practices That Work
>From Eastern Europe And Central Asia. UNFPA, 2009: This publication was
designed to identify good practices on the involvement of men in the
prevention of gender-based violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
[Source: Zunia Update] Full report: 

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

III. Journal Articles

Alcohol consumption and perceived sexual coercion: effects of gender and
personality determinants. Bartolucci A.D, Zeichner A, Miller J.D. Subst
Use Misuse; 44(9-10): 1399-414, 2009: This article explores the role of
environmental and dispositional factors in linking alcohol consumption
and sexual coercion. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Adverse Health Outcomes, Perpetrator Characteristics, and Sexual
Violence Victimization Among U.S. Adult Males. Choudhary E, Coben J,
Bossarte RM. J Interpers Violence; ePub, 2009: This study identifies
health outcomes, risk behaviors, and perpetrator/victim relationship
characteristics among men who have experienced an attempted or completed
sexual assault. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

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. Reprod Health Matters;
17(34): 10-9, 2009: This paper reviews existing data on sexual violence
in sub-Saharan Africa, and explores the strengths and weaknesses of
existing medico-legal linkages. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Child Abuse and Other Traumatic Experiences, Alcohol Use Disorders, and
Health Problems in Adolescence and Young Adulthood. Clark D.B, Thatcher
D.L, Martin C.S. J Pediatr Psychol; ePub, 2009: This study examines the
health effects of child abuse and other traumatic events, with objective
health indicators and consideration of alcohol use disorders. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

"Like a Family but Better Because You Can Actually Trust Each Other":
The Expect Respect Dating Violence Prevention Program for at-Risk Youth.
Ball B, Kerig P.K, Rosenbluth B. Health Promot Pract; 10(1): 45S-58S,
2009: This article investigates the effects of Expect Respect support
groups for at-risk youth to understand the program's impact on
participants. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Intimate partner violence against women in an economically vulnerable
urban area, Central-West Brazil. Moura L.B, Gandolfi L, Vasconcelos A.M,
Pratesi R. Rev Saude Publica; ePub, 2009: This study estimates the
prevalence of gender-based controlling behavior and types of violence
committed by intimate partners against women living in an economically
vulnerable area. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Factors associated with disclosure of intimate partner violence among
women in Lagos, Nigeria. Okenwa LEE, Lawoko S, Jansson B. J Inj Violence
Res; 1(1): On-line, 2009: This paper aims to determine women's
willingness to report abuse, factors determining willingness to disclose
Intimate Partner Violence, and to whom such disclosure is made. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

The relationship between intimate partner violence and maternal
practices to correct child behavior: a study on women in Egypt. Dalal K,
Lawoko S, Jansson B. J Inj Violence Res; 1(2): On-line, 2009: This paper
looks at the association between maternal practices to correct child
behavior and the mothers' exposure to and attitudes towards intimate
partner violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

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

IV. Events

Safety 2010 World Conference, 21 - 24 September, London, United Kingdom.
Practitioners, researchers and policy makers from health, criminal
justice, education, public administration and industry are invited to
join an international and diverse audience at Safety 2010. Registrations
now open. Please visit: http://www.safety2010.org.uk/

Global Summit of Women, 2010, 20 - 22 May, Beijing, China. Registrations
now open for the Global Summit's 20th Anniversary Celebration. For more
information and to download the Global Summit 2010 brochure, please
visit: http://www.globewomen.org/summit/Summit.htm 

Changemakers Competition: Young Champions of Maternal Health Program
will identify 16 young leaders who will win a trip to the Maternal
Health Change Summit and spend nine months working abroad on a maternal
health project. Competition deadline: March 03, 2010. For more
information, visit: http://www.changemakers.com/en-us/maternalhealth 

Call for Nominations: 2010 Red Ribbon Awards nominations now open.
Twenty-five community-based organizations will be selected to attend the
XVIIIth International AIDS Conference in Vienna from 18-23 July, 2010,
where they will have an opportunity to showcase their work. For more
information, visit: 

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

OSI - Call for Proposals: Equality and Justice Under the Rule of Law:
The International Women's Program of the Open Society Institute invites
proposals focusing on one or more of the following objectives: 1)
Reducing discrimination and violence against women; 2) Strengthening
women's access to justice; 3) Increasing women's role as decision-makers
and leaders. Proposals are solicited for specific countries only.
Proposals must be received using the template attached below in English
by email (preferred), fax, or mail on or by January 15, 2010. [Source:
WURNR] For more information visit: 

Call for Partnerships: Raising Voices is seeking 6 strong partner
organizations in the Horn, East and Southern Africa interested in
implementing a community mobilization program to prevent violence
against women and HIV using the SASA! Activist Kit. For more
information, visit: http://www.raisingvoices.org/partners-sasa.php 

Scholarship Opportunity: Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund is offering
scholarship funds to women from developing countries currently studying
in the United States or Canada. Application deadline: February 18, 2010.
[Source: UNIFEM] For more information and to download an application
form, please visit: 

Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunity: Southern Africa Consortium for
Research Excellence is offering five PhD Scholarships and four Post
Doctoral Fellowships. For more details on these scholarships and
fellowships, please contact: assistdeanresearch at smuth-mru.org.zm or
visit: www.smuth-mru.org.zm. 

Funding Opportunity: 2010 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program. US
Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. The Grant
Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal
legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth victims of
violence. [Source: Funding Alert] Read more at: 

Funding Opportunity: The United Nations Democracy will be accepting
applications for its fourth round of funding from 16 November to 31
December 2009. [Source: UNIFEM] For more information, please visit: 

Training Course: The South Asia Movement Building and Human Rights
Institute is an annual weeklong residential training program designed by
CREA. This Institute is designed for women working in NGOs in South Asia
in mid-level leadership positions. Application deadline: December 26,
2009. [Source: AWID] Read more 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>  

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

Research Associateships / Five College Women's Studies Research Center /
Massachusetts, USA / Closing date: February 08, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 December 2009] Read more: 

Consultant: Technical Experts on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
/ UNDP / Home or office based, USA / Closing date: December 31, 2009.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 December 2009] Read more: 

Consultant: Technical Experts on Gender and Poverty / UNDP / Location:
Home or office based, USA / Closing date: December 31, 2009. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 December 2009] Read more: 

International Human Rights Education Project Coordinator - Education for
Human Dignity / Amnesty International / London, UK / Closing date:
January 18, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 December
2009] Read more: 

Advisor, UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women / UNIFEM / New
York, NY, USA / Closing date: January 07, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 December 2009] Read more: 

Programme Specialist / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date:
January 03, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 December
2009] Read more: 

Regional Project Coordination Analyst / UNIFEM / Las Palmas, Spain /
Closing date: January 02, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday
21 December 2009] Read more: 

Regional Project Coordinator / UNIFEM / Las Palmas, Spain / Closing
date: January 02, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21
December 2009] Read more: 

Consultant: Gender Equality / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date:
December 22, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 December
2009] Read more: 

Programme Officer, Democracy and Gender / The International Institute
for Democracy and Electoral Assistance / Stockholm, Sweden / Closing
date: January 10, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21
December 2009] Read more: 

Project Director, Combating Gender-Based Violence / The American Bar
Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) / Kindu, Maniema,
Democratic Republic of Congo. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21
December 2009] Read more: 

Internships / Equality Now / New York, London, or Nairobi / Closing
date: January 01, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21
December 2009] Read more: 

Program Officer / Equality Now / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: January
15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 December 2009] Read
more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer

Coalition Coordinator, Addressing Sexual Violence against Adolescent
Girls in Zambia / Equality Now / Lusaka, Zambia / Closing date: February
12, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 December 2009] Read

Communications Officer / Musawah Global Movement for Equality and
Justice in the Muslim Family / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Closing date:
January 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 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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