[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 27 07 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
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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

Coexist Initiative: The Coexist Initiative was founded in October 2000 as a not for profit synergy of community-based organizations with a commitment to the elimination of all forms of Gender based violence, fostering the respect of human rights, and the elimination of worst forms of child labour including commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Website: http://www.coexistkenya.org/index.php

Prevention of child maltreatment, WHO: As part of the ongoing WHO Global Campaign for Violence Prevention, and as its contribution to follow up on the UN Secretary General's Study on Violence Against Children, WHO has scaled up its child maltreatment prevention activities. Read more: http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/activities/child_maltreatment/en/

II. Online Publications / Resources

Conflict and sexual and domestic violence against women. McDevitt, A. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2009: In this document the author seeks to respond to the critical question: Conflict has often been associated with rape. Has conflict inevitably been associated with increases in violence against women (including domestic violence)? [Source: Interagency Gender Working Group LISTSERV Mailing List] Full document: http://www.gsdrc.org/docs/open/HD589.pdf

Transnational Trafficking and the Rule of Law in West Africa: A Threat Assessment, UNODC, 2009: Thousands of women are continually trafficked from West Africa to Europe in a multi-million dollar criminal industry. [Source: WUNRN] Direct Link to Full 103-Page Report: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d86db66e#/d86db66e/1

Mental Health Aspects of Women's Reproductive Health: Global Review of the Literature, WHO, UNFPA 2009: The review comprises the most recent information on the ways in which mental health concerns intersect with women's reproductive health. It includes a discussion of the bio-psycho-social factors that increase vulnerability to poor mental health, those that might be protective and the types of programmes that could mitigate adverse effects and promote mental health. [Source: WUNRN] Direct Link to Full 181-Page 2009 Publication: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241563567_eng.pdf

Man Made: Men, masculinities and equality in public policy. Coalition on Men and Boys, 2009: The report provides a unique, in-depth picture of the circumstances and needs of men and boys in England and Wales, and the issues they currently face. [Source: Interagency Gender Working Group LISTSERV Mailing List] Download or purchase the report at http://www.comab.org.uk/

Preventing child maltreatment: a guide to taking action and generating evidence. World Health Organisation, and International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse, and Neglect. 2008: This guide combines the accumulated expertise of both organizations and provides the necessary tools and information to governments, civil society and international organizations in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children. Online at: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2006/9241594365_eng.pdf

The Personal Is Political and Economic: Rethinking Domestic Violence, Weissman, Deborah M., Brigham Young University Law Review, 2007: All social movements that engage matters of law and intimate relationships confront the challenge of sustaining theoretical coherence. Theory developed in the context of one set of objective conditions, at a discrete historical moment, must possess the capacity to adapt to different conditions at later historical moments. The domestic violence movement is no exception.  [Source: WUNRN] Online at: http://www.allbusiness.com/crime-law/criminal-offenses-crimes-against/8905966-1.html

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

Stand by Your Man. Vandello JA, Cohen D, Grandon R, Franiuk R. J Cross Cult Psychol; 40(1): 81-104. 2009: Cultural values emphasizing female loyalty, sacrifice, and male honor may indirectly sanction relationship violence and reward women who remain in abusive relationships. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108723_20

The Latent Structure of Sexual Violence Risk.  Walters GD, Knight RA, Thornton D. Crim Justice Behav; 36(3): 290-306. 2009: Actuarial scores from widely used sex offender risk instruments were subjected to taxometric analysis in a sample of 503 sex offending males using the following three procedures: mean above minus below a cut, maximum eigenvalue, and latent mode factor analysis.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108977_20

Advocacy interventions to reduce or eliminate violence and promote the physical and psychosocial well-being of women who experience intimate partner abuse. Ramsay J, Carter Y, Davidson L, Dunne D, Eldridge S, Feder G, Hegarty K, Rivas C, Taft A, Warburton A. Cochrane Database Syst Rev; (3): CD005043. 2009: To assess the effects of advocacy interventions conducted within or outside of health care settings on women who have experienced intimate partner abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108499_20

Aging Versus Stable Enduring Traits as Explanatory Constructs in Sex Offender Recidivism. Barbaree HE, Langton CM, Blanchard R, Cantor JM. Crim Justice Behav; 36(5): 443-465. 2009: This study investigates whether sex offenders' age at release from custody affects their likelihood of reoffending. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108982_20

Are clinicians being prepared to care for abused women? A survey of health professional education in Ontario, Canada. Wathen CN, Tanaka M, Catallo C, Lebner AC, Friedman MK, Hanson MD, Freeman C, Jack SM, Jamieson E, MacMillan HL. BMC Med Educ; 9(1): 34. 2009: The current project undertook a province-wide survey and environmental scan of educational opportunities available to future health care providers on the topic of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108114_20

Child maltreatment and trajectories of personality and behavioral functioning: Implications for the development of personality disorder. Kim J, Cicchetti D, Rogosch FA, Manly JT. Dev Psychopathol; 21(3): 889-912. 2009: This study investigated the longitudinal impact of maltreatment parameters on personality processes and maladjustment and prospective relationships between personality trajectory classes and subsequent maladjustment outcomes. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108055_20

Community influences on intimate partner violence in India: Women's education, attitudes towards mistreatment and standards of living. Boyle MH, Georgiades K, Cullen J, Racine Y. Soc Sci Med 2009; ePub: Women's education may offer protection against IPV, but uncertainty exists over how it might reduce risk for IPV at the community and individual levels. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108813_20

Help-Seeking Behaviors and Reasons for Help Seeking Reported by a Representative Sample of Women Victims of Intimate Partner Violence in New Zealand. Fanslow JL, Robinson EM. J Interpers Violence 2009; ePub: Efforts to understand and support the process of help seeking by victims of intimate partner violence are of considerable urgency if we are to design systems and responses that are capable of actively and appropriately meeting the needs of victims. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108340_20

Interpersonal Violence and Women With Disabilities: Analysis of Safety Promoting Behaviors. Powers LE, Renker P, Robinson-Whelen S, Oschwald M, Hughes R, Swank P, Curry MA. Violence Against Women 2009; ePub: Information about women's use of safety promoting behaviors was gathered from 305 disabled and deaf women who completed an anonymous Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108895_20

Male-to-female sexual aggression among Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam veterans: Cooccurring substance abuse and intimate partner aggression. Teten AL, Schumacher JA, Bailey SD, Kent TA. J Traum Stress 2009; ePub: The current study examined the frequency and correlates of coercive sexual behaviors by male Iraq, Afghanistan, and/or Vietnam veterans recruited from a Veterans Affairs trauma recovery clinic (n = 92) toward their female partners. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108496_20

Psychopathology of Sex Offenders. Miller HA, Turner K, Henderson CE. Crim Justice Behav; 36(8): 778-792. 2009: This study examined personality profiles of incarcerated male and female sex offenders by utilizing Latent Profile Analysis to categorize offenders based on their responses on the Personality Assessment Inventory.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108990_20

Psychosocial Correlates of Physical Dating Violence Victimization Among Latino Early Adolescents. Yan FA, Howard DE, Beck KH, Shattuck T, Hallmark-Kerr M. J Interpers Violence 2009; ePub: This study examined the association between dating violence victimization and psychosocial risk and protective factors among Latino early adolescents. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_108050_20

Frequency and perceived effectiveness of strategies to survive abuse employed by battered Mexican-origin women. Brabeck KM, Guzmán MR. Violence Against Women; 14(11): 1274-94. 2008: This study documented the frequency and perceived effectiveness of battered Mexican-origin women's usage of formal and informal help and personal strategies to survive abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_109096_20

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

IV. Events

Violence against Women UN Trust Fund Alert - Drastic Shortfall in Resources Threatens Women's Safety: Due to the global economic and financial crisis, the UN Trust Fund is facing a dramatic shortfall in donor contributions. This year, the Fund has received more than 1600 proposals from all over the world. But there's only $9 million available. Not even half of the $22 million granted last year. Please help us raise another $18 million! Violence against women and girls is an emergency. In order to maintain vital support, we need an urgent infusion of funds and your support. Please donate to the UN trust Fund - make sure that women and girls at risk are not forgotten! Donate here: http://www.unfoundation.org/untrustfund

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

Candidatures recherchées pour deux bourses postdoctorales sur les violences envers les femmes: L' Alliance de recherche universités-communautés Femmes, violences et contextes de vulnérabilité sollicite des candidatures pour deux bourses postdoctorales. Date limite: 2 octobre 2009. L'Alliance de recherche universités-communautés (ARUC) Femmes, violences et contextes de vulnérabilité, rattachée au Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la violence familiale et la violence faite aux femmes (CRI-VIFF) sollicite des candidatures pour deux bourses postdoctorales. La première bourse (30 000$) est offerte pour effectuer une recherche sur les violences envers les femmes vivant dans un ou plusieurs contextes de vulnérabilité. Pour des informations relatives à cette bourse, cliquez sur : http://www.criviff.qc.ca/pdf/neuf_10.pdf En collaboration avec le Centre interuniversitaire québécois de statistiques sociales (CIQSS), la deuxième bourse (35 000$) est offerte pour effectuer une analyse statistique sur les violences envers les femmes vivant dans un ou plusieurs contextes de vulnérabilité, en utilisant les bases de données détaillées de Statistique Canada sur les violences envers les femmes disponibles au CIQSS. Pour des informations relatives à cette bourse, cliquez sur: http://www.criviff.qc.ca/pdf/neuf_14.pdf 

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF): DRF, a groundbreaking grantmaking collaborative supporting the human rights of people with disabilities-today announced the second round of its 2009 grantmaking, "Raising Our Voice." This round opens another year of possible funding to disabled persons' organizations (DPOs) in: Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru; Ghana, Namibia, Uganda; and Bangladesh and adds an additional region to the Fund's reach - the Pacific. In the Pacific, 14 island countries are targeted: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The broad objective of the Fund-which was officially launched in March 2008-is to empower DPOs in the developing world and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union to participate in ratification, implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Interested organizations are urged to review the full eligibility criteria and application details posted at the Fund's website, http://www.disabilityrightsfund.org/grant.html. Any questions on the proposal process should be directed to info at disabilityrightsfund.org by August 15. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2009.

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 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Young-Feminist-Activism-Program-Coordinator

Organizer/Publicist, with focus on Middle East / CODEPINK / Washington, DC, USA / Apply ASAP. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Organizer-Publicist-with-focus-on-Middle-East
 
Chief Gender Specialist / The African Development Bank Group / Tunis-Belvedere, Tunisia / Closing date: August 10, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-Gender-Specialist

Translators / UN-INSTRAW / Location: Home-based / Closing date: August 15, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Translators2

Strategic Support Advisor / Marie Stopes International (MSI) / London, UK / Closing date: July 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Strategic-Support-Advisor

Country Representative USA / Marie Stopes International (MSI) / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: August 07, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Representative-USA

Grants Internships / The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Representative-USA

Executive Assistant / The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: August 03, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Assistant

Women Empowerment Officer / Oxfam Great Britain / Jakarta, Indonesia / Closing date: August 02, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Assistant

Programme Associate / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: August 12, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Associate

Consultant: Legal Specialist / UNIFEM / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: August 06, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Associate

Consultant: Gender Mainstreaming in the National Action Plans for Decade for Roma Inclusion / UNIFEM / Bratislava, Slovak Republic / Closing date: August 04, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Gender-Mainstreaming-in-the-National-Action-Plans-for-Decade-for-Roma-Inclusion

Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowships / The Georgetown University Law Center / Washington, DC, USA / Closing dates: September 30, 2009 and November 02, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Gender-Mainstreaming-in-the-National-Action-Plans-for-Decade-for-Roma-Inclusion

Global Adviser: Public Policy / The International Planned Parenthood Federation / London, UK / Closing date: July 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Adviser-Public-Policy

Director, Speak Truth to Power / The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: August 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-Speak-Truth-to-Power

Media and Networking Liaison Officer / The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children / Cape Town, South Africa / Closing date: August 11, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 27 July 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Media-and-Networking-Liaison-Officer



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