[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 01 06 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Jun 1 09:00:00 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. Webpages/Sites
II. Online Publications/Resources
III. Journal Articles
IV. Events
V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VI. SVRI Online Discussion Forum

I. Webpages/Sites

SVRI Forum 2009 - Pre Conference Workshops: We take great pleasure in inviting you to participate in our pre-conference workshops. The workshops aim to support building capacity in various aspects of research on sexual violence. Workshops will take place on Monday 6 July 2009. Workshop times are 10:00 - 12:00 in the morning, and again from 14:00 - 16:00 in the afternoon. Available workshops include:

Workshop 1: Challenges in Measuring Violence Against Women
Presenter: Dr. Claudia Garcia Moreno <http://www.svri.org/group.htm#moreno>  (WHO, Switzerland)
Workshop 2: Evaluation of programmes and services from women's perspectives
Presenters: Ms Alessandra Guedes <http://www.svri.org/group.htm#guedes>  (Freelance Consultant, Brazil) and Dr. Jill Astbury <http://www.svri.org/group.htm#astbury>  (Victoria University, Australia)
Workshop 3: Demystifying research data for advocacy purposes
Presenters: Ms Monique Widyono (PATH, USA) and Ms Shanaaz Mathews <http://www.mrc.ac.za/gender/contact.htm>  (MRC, South Africa)
Workshop 4: Medico-legal responses to sexual violence
Presenter: Prof. Rachel Jewkes <http://www.svri.org/group.htm#sec>  (MRC, South Africa)
Workshop 5: Using eHealth Technologies to Promote Research on Sexual Violence
Presenters: Ms Hendra van Zyl (MRC, South Africa) and Ms Liz Dartnall <http://www.svri.org/group.htm#sec>  (SVRI, South Africa) 
Workshop 6: A South-South Collaboration for Teaching Writing for Academic Publication on Gender and Sexuality - The Ese:o Methodology and Experience
Presenter: Dr. Soledad Falabella <http://www.eseo.cl/index.cgi?wid_seccion=15&wid_item=20>  (ESE:O, Chile) 

Workshops can be booked online by completing the registration form, or contact Ms Mandy Salomo at Mandy.Salomo at mrc.ac.za for more information. For more details on each workshop, please visit http://svriforum2009.svri.org/workshops.htm.

Centre for Rights, Education and Awareness: CREAW is a non-governmental, non-partisan, membership organization based in Nairobi, Kenya with a Mission to transform society by empowering women and expanding new frontiers for women's rights and freedoms. Portal link: http://portal.creawkenya.org/

Forced Marriage.net:  This website provides advice, information and essential contacts in the UK to help people out of a forced marriage. Website: http://www.forcedmarriage.net/

Gender & Development Journal Online: Gender & Development's website offers free access to over 450 articles from researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners on a range of gender and development issues. [Source: AWID] Website: http://www.genderanddevelopment.org/

International Criminal Court: The ICC is an independent, permanent court that tries persons accused of the most serious crimes of international concern, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Website: http://www.icc-cpi.int/

II. Online Publications / Resources

Evaluation of UNHCR's Efforts to Prevent & Respond to Sexual & Gender-Based Violence in Situations of Forced Displacement. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Policy Development and Evaluation Service, October 2008: The primary purpose of this independent evaluation is to identify and analyse key findings and to elaborate recommendations regarding the implementation, quality, and impact of UNHCR's efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in situations of forced displacement. [Source: AWID] Full report: http://www.unhcr.org/research/RESEARCH/48ea31062.pdf

Sierra Leone: getting reparations right for survivors of sexual violence, Amnesty International, 2007: This report examines the social and individual impact of sexual violence, and documents the continuing suffering that results from discrimination, ostracism, and marginalisation of survivors and the failure to acknowledge the crimes that have been committed. Download full report online at: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AFR51/005/2007/en

Gender-Based Sexual Violence Against Teenage Girls in the Middle East: A comparative situation analysis of honour violence, early marriages and sexual abuse in Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Yemen. P. Ouis; T. Myhrman, Child Rights Information Network , 2007: This paper is an analysis of gender-based sexual violence against teenage girls in the Middle East. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: http://www.crin.org/docs/Gender_based_sexual_Violence.pdf

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

III. Journal Articles

Introduction and Scaling-up of Emergency Contraception: Lessons Learned from Three Regions. Araceli Fernández-Cerdeño, Ricardo Vernon, Sharif Hossain, Jill Keesbury, M.E. Khan. Population Review. v.48, no.1,. p.119-134. 2009: This paper reviews programmatic experiences that sought to expand access to emergency contraceptive pills in Africa, Asia and Latin America over the last decade. Full abstract: http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/population_review/v048/48.1.fernandez-cerdeno.pdf

Sorority Participation and Sexual Assault Risk. Minow JC, Einolf CJ. Violence Against Women 2009; ePub: This study tested the relationship between sexual assault victimization, sorority membership, and participation in a range of sorority activities, using data from a large-sample (N = 779) survey conducted at a midsize public university. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_100531_16

A qualitative analysis of the temptation to use force in sexual relationships. Schewe PA, Adam NM, Ryan KM. Violence Vict; 24(2): 219-31. 2009: College males completed a survey that asked open-ended questions concerning instances in which they might have been tempted to use force to obtain sexual contact with another person. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_100518_20

Childhood abuse and current interpersonal conflict: The role of shame. Kim J, Talbot NL, Cicchetti D. Child Abuse Negl 2009; ePub: To examine whether shame-proneness mediates the relationship between women's histories of childhood sexual abuse and their current partner and family conflict and child maltreatment. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_100537_20

Childhood abuse and neglect as a risk factor for alexithymia in adult male substance dependent inpatients. Evren C, Evren B, Dalbudak E, Ozcelik B, Oncu F. J Psychoactive Drugs; 41(1): 85-92. 2009: The prevalence of childhood abuse and neglect histories and their associations with alexithymia among male substance-dependent inpatients were studied. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_100546_20

Factors for sexual abuse during childhood and adolescence in students of Morelos, Mexico. Chavez Ayala R, Rivera-Rivera L, Angeles-Llerenas A, Díaz-Cerón E, Allen-Leigh B, Ponce EL. Rev Saude Publica; 43(3): 506-14. 2009: Overall sexual abuse occurs at the age of 12 in both males and females, and it is more frequent among females. Most victims do not report abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_99842_20

Fear of violent crime among men and women on campus: the impact of perceived risk and fear of sexual assault. Lane J, Gover AR, Dahod S. Violence Vict; 24(2): 172-92. 2009: Findings indicate that fear of sexual assault is the stronger predictor of fear of crime for women and that perceived risk is the stronger predictor for men. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_100521_20

Helping women victims of intimate partner violence: comparing the approaches of two health care settings. Chang JC, Buranosky R, Dado D, Cluss P, Hawker L, Rothe E, McNeil M, Scholle SH. Violence Vict; 24(2): 193-203. 2009: Health professionals from two different clinical settings were asked about their comfort level in dealing with intimate partner violence [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_100520_20

Non-offending Caregiver and Youth Experiences With Child Sexual Abuse Investigations. Jones LM, Atoro KE, Walsh WA, Cross TP, Shadoin AL, Magnuson S. J Interpers Violence 2009; ePub: Qualitative responses by caregivers (n = 203) and youth (aged 8 and older; n = 65) about their experiences with sexual abuse investigations were analyzed in conjunction with quantitative ratings of satisfaction. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_100478_20

Pathway to social justice: research on human rights and gender-based violence in a Rwandan refugee camp. Pavlish C, Ho A. ANS Adv Nurs Sci; 32(2): 144-57. 2009: Implementing an ethnographic study with Congolese refugees in Rwanda, we investigated community perspectives on justice and human rights. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_100503_20

Reports of rape reperpetration by newly enlisted male navy personnel. McWhorter SK, Stander VA, Merrill LL, Thomsen CJ, Milner JS. Violence Vict; 24(2): 204-18. 2009: This study examined the frequency and characteristics of repeated attempted and completed rape incidents reported by newly enlisted male navy personnel (N=1146) who participated in a longitudinal study during the transition from civilian to military life. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_100519_20

The influence of early sexual debut and sexual violence on adolescent pregnancy: a matched case-control study in Jamaica. Baumgartner JN, Waszak Geary C, Tucker H, Wedderburn M. Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health; 35(1): 21-8. 2009: Encouraging adolescents to delay sexual debut and reduce their number of sexual partners may help prevent unintended pregnancies. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_100480_20

Women's judgments of a sexual assault scenario: the role of prejudicial attitudes and victim weight. Clarke AK, Lawson KL. Violence Vict; 24(2): 248-64. 2009: Consistent with past research, attributions of victim fault were positively associated with adherence to rape myths and were higher toward thin victims than overweight victims. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_100516_20

"Showing roughness in a beautiful way": Talk about love, coercion, and rape in South African youth sexual culture. Wood K; Lambert H; Jewkes R., Medical Anthropology Quarterly. Sep;21(3):277-300. 2007: This article offers an ethnographic exploration of the spectrum of practices relating to sexual coercion and rape among young people in a township in the former Transkei region of South Africa. Full abstract: http://db.jhuccp.org/ics-wpd/exec/icswppro.dll?BU=http://db.jhuccp.org/ics-wpd/exec/icswppro.dll&QF0=DocNo&QI0=321176&TN=Popline&AC=QBE_QUERY&MR=30%25DL=1&&RL=1&&RF=LongRecordDisplay&DF=LongRecordDisplay

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

IV. Events

Virtual Issue Discussion: "Approach to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence" 15-22 June 2009: The purpose of this forum is to initiate a discussion among ISPCAN members on an important issue facing the field of child maltreatment. It is hoped that the VID may stimulate new thinking and offer useful ideas to our members around the world. Relevant materials will be posted on the ISPCAN Website: http://www.ispcan.org/Resources/VID.html. The VID takes place on an ISPCAN webpage where participants can logon to view and post messages. It is simple to participate. Registration opens 1 June 2009. To register, go to: http://www.ispcan.org/Resources/VID.html

Call for Abstracts: Workshop: Gender-Based Violence in the MENA Region, 24-27 March, 2010: The workshop, "Gender Based Violence in the MENA Region" will explore GBV in Middle Eastern communities from a comparative perspective. Workshop participants, scholars who have contributed significantly to the knowledge base on GBV in Middle Eastern communities, will share their knowledge of the magnitude of, and attitudes towards, GBV and its social, economic and health consequences in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Individuals, organizations, and institutions currently wrestling with issues related to research, policy, advocacy, and prevention of GBV are invited to submit abstracts. Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2009. [Source: AWID] More information online at: http://www.eui.eu/RSCAS/Research/Mediterranean/mrm2010/desc_pdf/MRM2010_Ds12.pdf

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

FUNDING ALERT Volume 4, Number 12, May 1, 2009, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence & National Sexual Violence Resource Center: 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-V4N12.pdf

Endeavour Awards: The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to do the same abroad. Applications for the 2010 Endeavour Awards are now open and will close on 31 July 2009. Read more: http://www.endeavour.deewr.gov.au/

Fulbright Program: Sponsored by the US State Department, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary, and secondary schools. Website: http://www.iie.org/Template.cfm?section=Fulbright1

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

Associate Editor/ Journal of Sexual Aggression / United Kingdom / Open until filled / For further information please contact Dr Sarah Brown, the Journal's Editor at JSAEditor at Nota.co.uk.

Director of Finance and Administration / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, Ontario, Canada / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st June 2009] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Director-of-Finance-and-Administration

Manager, Where is the Money for Women's Rights (Maternity Leave Replacement) / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Preferred location: Mexico City, Mexico / Closing date: June 15, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st June 2009] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Manager-Where-is-the-Money-for-Women-s-Rights-Maternity-Leave-Replacement

Program Manager, Women and Girls Education and Livelihoods Support Program / Counterpart International / Kapoeta, Sudan / Closing date: June 26, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st June 2009] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Manager-Women-and-Girls-Education-and-Livelihoods-Support-Program

Consultant / UNIFEM / Tirana, Albania / Closing date: July 03, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st June 2009] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant

Local Consultant / UNIFEM / Skopje, Macedonia / Closing date: June 13, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st June 2009] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Local-Consultant

Resource Mobilization Lead / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: June 12, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st June 2009] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Resource-Mobilization-Lead

International Consultant / UNIFEM / Skopje, Macedonia / Closing date: June 09, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st June 2009] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consultant

Executive Director / The Darfur Stoves Project / San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st June 2009] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director2

Gender Advisor / GRM International / Honiara, Solomon Islands / Closing date: June 15, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st June 2009] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advisor

Communications Manager / The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: July 01, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st June 2009] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Manager

Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator / The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: July 01, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st June 2009] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Monitoring-and-Evaluation-Coordinator

Executive Director / Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) / Brussels, Belgium / Closing date: June 30, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st June 2009] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director

Africa Advocacy Coordinator / The Nobel Women's Initiative / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: June 22, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st June 2009] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Africa-Advocacy-Coordinator

International Capacity Assessment Specialist / UNIFEM Vietnam / Hanoi, Vietnam / Closing date: June 04, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 1st June 2009] More details: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Capacity-Assessment-Specialist

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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