[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 20 07 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Jul 20 09:55:22 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 Discussion Forum

I. Websites

African-Spanish Women's Network for a Better World: The African-Spanish Women's Network for a Better World is composed of both African and Spanish women, organizations or networks who have participated in the various editions of the International Encounters of Women for a Better World. The Network is also open to any Spanish or African individual or organization which shares the objectives of the Network and who wishes to adhere. Visit the website and sign up directly at www.womenforabetterworld.org

Frontiers in Reproductive Health Program legacy series: Over the ten-year life of FRONTIERS, the Council developed a portfolio nearly 200 studies and technical assistance activities with collaborating partners in more than forty countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Eastern Europe. To organize and present this knowledge, the lessons learned have been synthesized according to eight legacy themes: Revitalizing Family Planning; Integration of Services; Youth Reproductive Health; Gender and Reproductive Health Services; Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting; Financial Sustainability of Reproductive Health Services; Capacity Building; and Maximizing Utilization of Research. Synthesis papers on each of these important themes are available at: www.popcouncil.org/frontiers/Legacy/Topics.htm

II. Online Publications / Resources

Sexual Violence Against Women: Impact on High-Risk Health Behaviors and Reproductive Health. Sandra L. Martin and Rebecca J. Macy, with contributions from Janice A. Mirabassi, VAWNet Applied Research Forum, 2009: This paper will present a brief overview of research findings concerning the impact of sexual violence on females' high-risk health behaviors and reproductive health, focusing on studies of sexual assault or rape experienced primarily during adulthood. [Source: WUNRN] Direct Link to Full 10-Page 2009 Document: http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/AR_SVReproConsequences.pdf

Background paper and expert papers prepared for the Expert Group Meeting on good practices in legislation to address harmful practices against women, co-organized by UNDAW and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in May 2009: The background paper prepared by UNDAW sets out the international and regional legal and policy framework with regard to the forms of violence against women referred to as "harmful practices" as well as selected national legislative responses. [Source: Violence Against Women News - Issue 4 - UN DAW] Full paper can be downloaded online at: www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/vaw/v-egms-gplahpaw.htm

Soldiers Who Rape, Commanders Who Condone: Sexual Violence and Military Reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Human Rights Watch, 2009: In the Democratic Republic of Congo, tens of thousands of women and girls have suffered horrific acts of sexual violence. The government army, the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC), is one of the main perpetrators, contributing to the current climate of insecurity and impunity in eastern Congo. This report looks at abuses of sexual violence committed by the FARDC, efforts to stop it, and why such efforts have failed so far. [Source: WUNRN] Direct Link to Full 62-Page Report: http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/drc0709webwcover.pdf

Silence Is Violence: End the Abuse of Women in Afghanistan. Human Rights, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Kabul, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Geneva, 2009: Violence is pervasive throughout Afghanistan. It has diverse manifestations in different parts of the country. Violence against women is widespread and deeply-rooted as well as acute. The violence which scars the lives of a huge proportion of Afghan women and girls is rooted in Afghan culture, customs, attitudes, and practices. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://unama.unmissions.org/Portals/UNAMA/vaw-english.pdf

Refocusing Rhetoric Into Action - Investing In Women: Why It Matters. World Vision Australia 2009: This study draws together compelling evidence of the impact of poverty and marginalization on women and girls as well as evidence from a global practice on how working with women can dramatically change the lives of women and girls. Full report online at: http://www.svri.org/refocusing.pdf

Model Law against Trafficking in Persons, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), July 2009: The model law was developed to assist States in the implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children. [Source: Violence Against Women News - Issue 4 - UN DAW] Model Law: www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/UNODC_Model_Law_on_Trafficking_in_Persons.pdf

Research towards Understanding the Situation and Management of Sexual Violence in the University of Nairobi. Tabitha Njoroge, Women in Law and Development in Africa, African Regional Sexuality Resource Center, Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship, 2009: This research was undertaken at the University of Nairobi to establish the situation of sexual violence and its management in the UoN. Online at: http://www.svri.org/kenya.pdf

Disabled people's experiences of targeted violence and hostility, Chih Hoong Sin, Annie Hedges, Chloe Cook, Nina Mguni and Natasha Comber, Office for Public Management, Equality and Human Rights Commission Research Report Series 2009: The Equality and Human Rights Commission commissioned the Office for Public Management to conduct a two-phase project looking into disabled people's experiences of targeted violence and hostility. The research was undertaken in England, Scotland and Wales. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: http://edit.cehrtest.org.uk/en/publicationsandresources/Documents/Disability/Disabled_peoples_experiences_violence_21.pdf

On the way to improved legal reality - Strategies and instruments used to tackle discrimination against women in the Arab worldMartina Sabra, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), 2008: One root cause of the social and economic problems of the Arab world is the structural discrimination against women in these countries. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: http://www.gtz.de/de/dokumente/en-on-the-way-to-improved-legal-reality-2008.pdf

For more 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

Sexual and physical revictimization among victims of severe childhood sexual abuse. Barnes JE, Noll JG, Putnam FW, Trickett PK. Child Abuse Negl 2009; ePub: This 15-year prospective, longitudinal study examines adolescent and young-adult female self-reports of traumatic sexual and physical experiences occurring subsequent to substantiated childhood sexual abuse-revictimizations (N=89). [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108353_20

A preliminary study examining relationships between childhood maltreatment, dissociation, and self-injury in psychiatric outpatients. Wachter T, Murphy S, Kennerley H, Wachter S. J Trauma Dissociation; 10(3): 261-75. 2009: This study aimed to examine the relationships between childhood maltreatment, dissociation, and self-injury.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108046_20

Affective responsiveness, betrayal, and childhood abuse. Reichmann-Decker A, DePrince AP, McIntosh DN. J Trauma Dissociation; 10(3): 276-96. 2009: Several trauma-specific and emotion theories suggest that alterations in children's typical affective responses may serve an attachment function in the context of abuse by a caregiver or close other. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108045_20

Care provided in visits coded for intimate partner violence in a national survey of emergency departments. Btoush R, Campbell JC, Gebbie KM. Womens Health Issues; 19(4): 253-62. 2009: This article describes the health status of and care provided to patients in visits coded to intimate partner violence victims in a national survey of emergency departments. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108482_20

Domestic Violence Against Married Women in Edirne. Tokuc B, Ekuklu G, Avcioglu S. J Interpers Violence 2009; ePub: The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence and risk factors of domestic violence against married women in Edirne, Turkey. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108504_20

Men who were sexually abused in childhood: Coping strategies and comparisons in psychological functioning. O'Leary PJ. Child Abuse Negl 2009; ePub: Coping strategies of men who were sexually abused in childhood were examined to ascertain their relationship to clinical diagnoses.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108480_20

Power over parity: intimate partner violence and issues of fertility control. Gee RE, Mitra N, Wan F, Chavkin DE, Long JA. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009; ePub: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between intimate partner violence, abortion, parity, and contraception use. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107729_20

Sexual victimization as a risk factor for residential mobility: A case-control study using the Danish registry system. Elklit A, Shevlin M. Public Health 2009; ePub: This study aimed to test the hypothesis that serious sexual victimization predicted high levels of residential mobility after controlling for previous levels of residential mobility. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108363_20

Surviving child sexual abuse: the relevance to dental practice. Dougall A, Fiske J. Dent Update; 36(5): 294-6, 298-300, 303-4. 2009: Adult survivors of CSA can find it difficult to tolerate dental treatment, and may repeatedly cancel dental appointments or avoid dental treatment altogether. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108534_20

The consumption of Internet child pornography and violent and sex offending. Endrass J, Urbaniok F, Hammermeister LC, Benz C, Elbert T, Laubacher A, Rossegger A. BMC Psychiatry; 9(1):43. 2009: The aim of this study was to examine the recidivism rates for hands-on and hands-off sex offenses in a sample of child pornography users using a 6 year follow-up design. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108317_20

The impact of a sexual assault/domestic violence program on ED care. Sampsel K, Szobota L, Joyce D, Graham K, Pickett W. J Emerg Nurs; 35(4): 282-9. 2009: We evaluated the impact of the introduction of a sexual assault/domestic violence program on ED flow, comprehensive patient care, and collection of forensic evidence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108442_20

To unfold a hidden epidemic: Prevalence of child maltreatment and its health implications among high school students in Guangzhou, China. Wong WC, Leung PW, Tang CS, Chen WQ, Lee A, Ling DC. Child Abuse Negl 2009; ePub: This study investigated the prevalence of child maltreatment as perpetrated by parents, its associated health outcomes, and its resilient factors among high school students in China. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108513_20

Rape as a Weapon of Genocide. Ruby Reid-Cunningham A. Genocide Stud Prev; 3(3): 279-296. 2008: Rape is used as a tactic of war and genocide because of its physical and psychosocial consequences for individuals, families, and communities. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108297_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/

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

PhD Scholarships, La Trobe University: La Trobe University offers an extensive scholarship and candidature program for postgraduate students who are undertaking higher degrees by research. The Research and Graduate Studies Office coordinates the administration of Masters by research and Doctoral candidature, and scholarships for these degrees. Scholarships are available for Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, and a limited number of awards are available to overseas applicants. Information about research opportunities for international candidates can be found online at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/rgso/scholarships.htm

16 Days Campaign on Violence Against Women, Fundraising Resources: Have you begun to look for funding for the 16 Days Campaign activities this year? To help facilitate the process, CWGL has compiled a list of potential funding sources and resource materials. Download the 13-Page Document at: http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/16days/kit09/funding.pdf

FUNDING ALERT. National Resource Center on Domestic Violence & National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Volume 4, Number 15, June 9, 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-V4N15.pdf

Georgetown Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program, Application for 2010-2011 Fellowship Year: You are invited to apply for fellowships with the Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program for women's rights lawyers in the U.S. Applications must be sent via e-mail to wlppfp at law.georgetown.edu by Monday, November 2, 2009. For more information visit: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp/documents/WLPPFPApplication.doc

Georgetown University Law Center, Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program, Application for 2010-2011 Fellowship Year: You are invited to apply for fellowships with the LAWA Fellowship Program for women's rights lawyers in Africa. Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2009. For more information visit: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp/documents/LAWAApplication.doc

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

Young Feminist Activism Program Coordinator / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Based in Cape Town, Toronto, Mexico City (preferred) or Work from Current Location / Closing date: August 02, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Young-Feminist-Activism-Program-Coordinator

Gender & Public Health Specialist / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Public-Health-Specialist

Legal Internships / The Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice / The Hague, the Netherlands / Closing date: August 15, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Legal-Internships

Intern (Fall): Women's Political Participation / The National Democratic Institute (NDI) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Legal-Internships

Senior Program Officer, International Women's Program / The Open Society Institute / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: August 01, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Program-Officer-International-Women-s-Program2

Vice President of Philanthropic Development / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Vice-President-of-Philanthropic-Development

Consultant: Gender Advisor / UNIFEM / Khartoum, Sudan / Closing date: July 27, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Gender-Advisor

Programme Manager - Empowerment of Migrant Women Workers / UNIFEM / Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date: August 09, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Manager-Empowerment-of-Migrant-Women-Workers

Translators / UNIFEM's Fund for Gender Equality. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Translators

National Advisor, Civil Society and Governance / Aga Khan Foundation / Afghanistan / Closing date: July 26, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/National-Advisor-Civil-Society-and-Governance

Programme Associate - Human Rights Defenders Programme/ Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) / Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date: July 24, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/National-Advisor-Civil-Society-and-Governance

The Abortion Access Project (AAP) seeks an enthusiastic, goal-oriented and skilled individual to oversee diverse aspects of AAP's fundraising and development. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Officer

Gender Equality Manager / Plan UK / London, UK / Closing date: July 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Equality-Manager

International UN Volunteer Gender Programming Adviser (One UN) / UNV/ UNIFEM Vietnam / Hanoi, Vietnam / Closing date: July 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-UN-Volunteer-Gender-Programming-Adviser-One-UN

International UN Volunteer Gender Policy Advisor (One UN) / UNV / UNIFEM Vietnam / Hanoi, Vietnam / Closing date: July 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-UN-Volunteer-Gender-Policy-Advisor-One-UN

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 

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