[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 13 07 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Jul 13 11:59:32 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. SVRI Forum 2009
II. Online Publications/Resources
III. Journal Articles
IV. Events
V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VI. SVRI Online Discussion Forum

I. SVRI Forum 2009 

It's hard to believe that the SVRI Forum 2009 has come and gone, with almost 200 people coming together from around the world to discuss research and how we can better respond to and ultimately prevent sexual violence. It has been a wonderful experience for us at the SVRI and we would like to thank you all for your participation and efforts in making it so successful. We hope that with your support we can build on the ideas, innovations, networks, excitement and energy generated through the Forum. Please send through your ideas on how we can strengthen the sexual violence research agenda and hopefully, future SVRI Forums. We will mail the Forum materials to all participants over the next few weeks, and we will also post the abstracts and presentations on the SVRI Forum 2009 website for those of you who were not able to participate this time round. Through the various mechanisms provided by the SVRI, let us continue to discuss and debate the many aspects of sexual violence highlighted at the Forum and to shine a spotlight on sexual violence as a profound human rights violation and major public health problem.

The Athena Network has produced a number of articles and newsletters on the SVRI Forum 2009 - please visit their website for reflections on the event, and let us know of other materials, articles that have been produced as a result of the Forum. http://www.athenanetwork.org/ 

II. Online Publications / Resources

National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Report, Executive Summary, USA, 2009: This executive summary briefly discusses the Commission's nine findings on the problems of sexual abuse in confinement and select poli­cies and practices that must be mandatory everywhere to remedy these problems. [Source: WUNRN] Direct Link to 28-Page Executive Summary of Report: http://nprec.us/files/pdfs/NPREC_ExecSummary.PDF

Bringing Security Home: Combating Violence against Women in the OSCE Region, OSCE, 2009: This report documents more than 95 good practices to help eliminate gender-based violence and highlights their impact in preventing violence against women, protecting victims and prosecuting offenders. Strategies for involving men and young people in anti-violence activities are also described. [Source: Violence Against Women Monitor - July 2009] Online link: http://www.osce.org/item/38013.html

Intimate Partner Violence: High Costs to Households and Communities, International Center for Research on Women, UNFPA, 2009: The International Center for Research on Women has released a study on the high economic cost of intimate partner violence in developing nations.  The study was conducted in three developing nations, Morocco, Uganda, and Bangladesh, in partnership with local research organizations, and examined the household and community impact of domestic violence against women. [Source: Violence Against Women Monitor - July 2009] Online link: http://www.stopvaw.org/Study_Reveals_High_Cost_of_Intimate_Partner_Violence_in_Developing_Countries.html

Violence Against Women: Classic Papers, edited by Raquel Kennedy Bergen, Jeffrey L. Edleson and Claire M. Renzetti was published by Pearson/Allyn and Bacon in 2005: The classic papers in this section focus on various types of sexual violence commonly experienced by women, including rape in intimate partnerships, childhood sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual slavery. These papers are linked by a common thread; each was groundbreaking in calling attention to a particular form of sexual violence and its effects on women. The importance of these classic papers is how they raised awareness about sexual violence and how each influenced researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and the general public to think about issues that had previously remained veiled in secrecy. The original content of this book, that includes personal reflections by some of the world's leading researchers and advocates for battered women on their early work, is now freely available at http://www.mincava.umn.edu/classics

Online Toolkit to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Chapter 6 - Victim Identification, UNODC, 2009: An essential element of protection of victims of trafficking and their rights must be that States do not prosecute or punish trafficked persons for trafficking-related offences such as holding false passports or working without authorization, even if they agreed to hold false documents or to work without authorization. This online toolkit provides you with for victim identification. [Source: WUNRN] Link: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/electronic-toolkit-chapter-6-victim-identification.html 

Refugee Protection and Human Trafficking. Selected Legal Reference Materials. First Edition, UNHCR, December 2008: This rise in incidents of human trafficking in the past decade has been paralleled by an increase in activity by the international community to introduce anti-trafficking measures. Chief among these has been the creation of a number of new legal instruments designed to combat human trafficking at both the international and regional level. These instruments complement and expand the existing anti-trafficking legal regime, in place since the late nineteenth century. International criminal law is primarily focused on deterring the crime and apprehending its perpetrators whereas international human rights law tends to focus on the dignity and protection of victims. This compilation is intended to assist UNHCR colleagues and other interested professionals to better understand the inter-relationship between these different areas of law and how they collectively govern this complex problem. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.unhcr.org/4986fd6b2.pdf

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

III. Journal Articles

A comparison of 2 protocols to detect intimate partner violence. Halpern LR, Parry BA, Hayward G, et al J Oral Maxillofac Surg. Jul;67(7):1453-9. 2009: The purpose of this study is to compare 2 protocols to identify women who self-report IPV-related injuries. [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19531417?ordinalpos=26&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Protection of sexual and reproductive health rights: Addressing violence against women. Garcia-Moreno C, Stöckl H. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2009; ePub: Health policies and services need to address violence more systematically and health providers must take action. At a minimum, they should be informed and able to respond appropriately to violence, providing appropriate care and referral to other services. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107777_20

Exposure to physical and sexual violence and adverse health behaviours in African children: results from the Global School-based Student Health Survey. Brown DW, Riley L, Butchart A, Meddings DR, Kann L, Harvey AP. Bull World Health Organ; 87(6): 447-55. 2009: To examine associations between exposure to physical violence or sexual violence and adverse health behaviours among a sample of children in five African countries - Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107700_20

Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections in suspected child victims of sexual assault. Girardet RG, Lahoti S, Howard LA, Fajman NN, Sawyer MK, Driebe EM, Lee F, Sautter RL, Greenwald E, Beck-Sagué CM, Hammerschlag MR, Black CM. Pediatrics; 124(1): 79-86. 2009: The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, Treponema pallidum, HIV, and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection diagnosed by culture or by serologic or microscopic tests and by nucleic acid amplification tests in children who are evaluated for sexual victimization. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107718_20

Domestic violence network in China: Translating the transnational concept of violence against women into local action. Zhang L. Womens Stud Int Forum; 32(3): 227-239. 2009: This article discusses and analyzes the socio-political processes of DVN's "translation" of the transnational issue frame of "violence against women" in its local programs. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108203_20

Exploring interaction between two distinct spheres of activism: Gender, disability and abuse. Nixon J. Womens Stud Int Forum; 32(2): 142-149. 2009: This article, which draws from semi-structured interviews with activists, advocates and professionals engaged in addressing the needs of disabled women experiencing violence and abuse, explores the extent and nature of interaction between organisations affiliated to the movement against domestic violence and the disability movement. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108208_20

>From Client to Pimp: Male Violence Against Female Sex Workers. Karandikar S, Prospero M. J Interpers Violence 2009; ePub: The present study explores intimate partner violence among female sex workers from the red-light area based in Mumbai, India. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107862_20

Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Children and Adolescents Referred for Child Welfare Investigation: A National Sample of In-Home and Out-of-Home Care. Kolko DJ, Hurlburt MS, Zhang J, Barth RP, Leslie LK, Burns BJ. Child Maltreat 2009; ePub: This study examines the prevalence and correlates of heightened posttraumatic stress symptoms in a nationally representative sample of 1,848 children and adolescents (ages 8-14) who were referred to child welfare for investigation of abuse or neglect based on the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107714_20

Prevalence of Rural Intimate Partner Violence in 16 US States, 2005. Breiding MJ, Ziembroski JS, Black MC. J Rural Health; 25(3): 240-6. 2009: In 2005, over 25,000 rural residents in 16 states completed the first-ever IPV module within the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107678_20

The Challenge of Responding Effectively to Violence Against Women in a Global Context. Robinson A, Maxwell C. Int J Comp Appl Crim Justice; 32(2): 133-147. 2008: This special issue sought to identify and report empirical evidence gathered from countries around the world that demonstrates what effective steps we could take when responding to violence against women. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107959_20

She Said, He Said: Credibility and sexual harassment cases in Australia. Easteal P, Judd K. Womens Stud Int Forum; 31(5): 336-344. 2008: In this article we look at sexual harassment cases in Australia lodged under the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act between 2000 and 2006 and the Australian Capital Territory Discrimination Act from 2001 to 2005 to see if similar variables to those in rape cases play a role in the perception of witness believability. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108228_20

Local Justice and Victim Support for Battered Women in Tajikistan. Haarr RN. Int J Comp Appl Crim Justice; 32(2): 195-220. 2008: Based upon four years of action-oriented ethnographic field research on wife abuse in Tajikistan, this article reveals the barriers that battered women face in accessing justice and victim support services in a developing, post-socialist, sovereign Central Asian state. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107953_20

'Crimes of Honour' and Violence against Women in the UK. Gill A. Int J Comp Appl Crim Justice; 32(2): 243-263. 2008: The relationship between gender and violence, in communities where honour crimes are committed, is examined by exploring the status of women in South Asian communities. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107945_20

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

IV. Events

Get Cross: Show Solidarity to End Rape Now: Join U.N. Action's global photo campaign, by logging on to the following website and uploading a cross armed image. Read more: http://www.stoprapenow.org/get-cross/

Call for Abstracts: 4th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights: "Sexuality and HIV & AIDS in Africa": The Scientific Committee, the Organizing Committee for the 4th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights would like to invite Abstracts (oral presentations and posters) exploring the overall theme of the Conference "Sexuality and HIV & AIDS in Africa". Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource Net Announcements: Wednesday 08 July 2009] For more information go to: http://www.africasexuality.org/

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

American Medical Association Foundation Fund for Better Health: The philosophy of the AMA Foundation Fund for Better Health begins with the idea that local communities and organizations have great knowledge and insight into their community's health care issues. Based on this thought, the AMA Foundation, with support from the AMA Alliance, created the Fund for Better Health. Through this program, the AMA Foundation provides seed grants for USA based grassroots, public health projects that target the issue of healthy lifestyles. For more information visit: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/public-health/fund-better-health.shtml

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 

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

Senior Adviser, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence / U.N. Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (www.stoprapenow.org <http://www.stoprapenow.org/> ) / Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic / Application Deadline: July 17, 2009 / Applications are accepted directly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). / To apply, follow the directions at: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=11001

Global ICT Policy Advocacy and Networking Coordinator / The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) / Closing date: July 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-ICT-Policy-Advocacy-and-Networking-Coordinator

Director of Operations and Finance / The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) / New York, NY, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-ICT-Policy-Advocacy-and-Networking-Coordinator

Civil Society Index (CSI) Research Intern / CIVICUS / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: July 24, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-ICT-Policy-Advocacy-and-Networking-Coordinator

Gender Advocacy / Uniterra / Accra, Ghana / Closing date: July 19, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advocacy

SADC Gender Advisor / Uniterra / Gabororne, Botswana / Closing date: July 26, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/SADC-Gender-Advisor

Education Specialist (Gender) / UNICEF / Islamabad, Pakistan / Closing date: July 22, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Education-Specialist-Gender

Consultancy: Operational Guidance on Gender in UNICEF Programmes / UNICEF / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: July 22, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Education-Specialist-Gender

Country Programme Manager / UNIFEM / Abidjan, Cote D'ivoire / Closing date: July 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Programme-Manager2

Country Programme Manager / UNIFEM / Bamako, Mali / Closing date: July 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Programme-Manager2

Gender, Equity & Rural Employment Officer / The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) / Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date: July 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Equity-Rural-Employment-Officer

Senior Adviser, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence / UNDP / Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic of Congo / Closing date: July 17, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Adviser-Sexual-and-Gender-Based-Violence

Consultants - Baseline Study on Gender and Forced Migration in Africa / Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) / Closing date: July 28, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Adviser-Sexual-and-Gender-Based-Violence

Gender and Security Project Officer, Special Programmes / The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: July 22, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Adviser-Sexual-and-Gender-Based-Violence

Project Co-ordinator - Gender / The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) / Paris, France / Closing date: July 28, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Adviser-Sexual-and-Gender-Based-Violence

Community Engagement and Mobilization Associate / Ipas / Chapel Hill, NC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 13 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Adviser-Sexual-and-Gender-Based-Violence




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