[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 08 06 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Jun 8 08:12:23 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:

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.

II. Online Publications / Resources

Different systems, similar outcomes? Tracking attrition in reported rape cases in eleven countries. European briefing. Kelly, L and Lovett, J, Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit. London Metropolitan University. 2009: The central research question for this study was to analyse the similarities and differences in attrition processes across 11 countries with varying judicial systems and socio-legal cultures. [Source: The VAW Monitor - June 2009] Full report: http://www.epacvaw.org/IMG/pdf/Summary_Findings.pdf

Guns and roses: Gender and Armed Violence in Africa. United Nations Development Program & Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development. 2008: This paper focuses on the nature and extent of armed violence, including sexual violence, against women, both during and after armed conflict as well as within the family domain, illustrating the linkages between the various forms of gender violence. [Source: 11 Child Trafficking Gateway 130 - Violence against Women and Girls] Full document: http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/undp_guns_roses_0309.pdf

Sexual Violence Against Women in Nepal - Report of Rape Cases in 2007. Informal Sector Service Centre. 2008: Although discrimination against women in Nepal varies among various ethnic and cultural groups, women remain a disadvantaged segment in all caste-ethnic and class categories of the population. [Source: 11 Child Trafficking Gateway 130 - Violence against Women and Girls] Full document: http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/insec_sexual_violence_0109.pdf

Mapping the Realities of Trafficking in Women for Sexual Exploitation in Cyprus. Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, 2007: The main aim of the project was to gain and share awareness, knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of trafficking in women in Cyprus for the purpose of sexual exploitation. [Source: WUNRN] Full report online: http://www.medinstgenderstudies.org/wp-content/uploads/migs-trafficking-report_final_711.pdf

Rape convictions in London. Isabel Eden, The Lilith Project. 2006: The conviction rate for rape and other sexual offences currently stands at less than 6%. The Lilith Project report Rape Convictions in London looks at the reasons behind persistently low conviction rates and analyses actual custodial sentencing in London courts. [Source: 11 Child Trafficking Gateway 130 - Violence against Women and Girls] Full document: http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/lilith_06_rape_0109.pdf

Rape: Still a forgotten issue. Briefing Document For Strengthening the Linkages - Consolidating the European Network Project. Linda Regan and Liz Kelly. Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit. London Metropolitan University. 2003: This report examines the issue of attrition in reported rape cases and the lack of reliable statistics on rape in many European countries. [Source: The VAW Monitor - June 2009] Full document: http://www.epacvaw.org/IMG/pdf/RCNE_Rape_a_forgotten_issue_2003_.pdf

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

III. Journal Articles

Exposure to physical and sexual violence and adverse health behaviours in African children: results from the Global School-based Student Health Survey. David W Brown, Leanne Riley, Alexander Butchart, David R Meddings, Laura Kann & Alison Phinney Harvey, Bull World Health Organ;87:447-455, 2009: This study examines how childhood exposure to violence is associated with adverse health behaviours in Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe. [Source: Email alert: June issue of the WHO Bulletin] Full article: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/87/6/07-047423.pdf

Marital rape according to French law: Desire, need and consent. P. Bensussan, Sexologies, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 28 May 2009: This article provides a critical analysis of a concept which will sound rather obvious: sexual relations are only acceptable when both parties consent to them; any form of forced sex is henceforth considered as rape, even when it takes place between two spouses. [Source: ScienceDirect Search Alert] Full abstract: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B82YG-4WD116V-4&_user=10&_coverDate=05%2F28%2F2009&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=219e77cf941af99adb744ae2204c1c13

Perceptions of Rape and Attitudes Toward Women in a Sample of Lebanese Students. Rebeiz MJ, Harb C.J Interpers Violence. 2009 Epub: This study investigated values, ambivalent sexism, religiosity, religious differences, gender, and attitudes toward rape victims as predictors of rape myths in a sample of Lebanese students. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19494244?ordinalpos=2&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Creating Attitudinal Change Through Teaching: How a Course on "Women and Violence" Changes Students' Attitudes About Violence Against Women. Currier DM, Carlson JH. J Interpers Violence. 2009, Epub: Using data gathered at a medium-sized public university in the Northeast, the authors examine changes in rape myth acceptance over the course of a semester among undergraduate students. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19491307?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

A narrative study of refugee women who have experienced violence in the context of war. Berman H, Girón ER, Marroquín AP. Can J Nurs Res. Mar;41(1):144-65. 2009: The purpose of this narrative study was to examine the experiences of refugee women who experienced violence in the context of war. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19485050?ordinalpos=4&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Looking forward in records of young adults convicted of sexual homicide, rape, or molestation as youth: risks for reoffending. Busch KG, Zagar RJ, Grove WM, Hughes JR, Arbit J, Bussell RE, Bartikowski B. Psychol Rep. Feb;104(1):155-84. 2009: To assess the risks predicting reoffense, 223 Rapists (M age = 14.2 yr., SD = 1.5; 25 girls, 198 boys) were matched with 223 Nonviolent Delinquents; risks were analyzed using logistic regression. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19480213?ordinalpos=6&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

The effect of cognitive processing therapy on cognitions: Impact statement coding. Sobel AA, Resick PA, Rabalais AE. J Trauma Stress. 2009 Epub: This study compared the cognitions of 37 female rape survivors before and after completing cognitive processing therapy. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19479979?ordinalpos=7&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Rape treatment outcome research: Empirical findings and state of the literature. Vickerman KA, Margolin G. Clin Psychol Rev. 2009 Epub: This article reviews empirical support for treatments targeting women sexually assaulted during adolescence or adulthood. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442425?ordinalpos=5&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Sexual violence against intimate partners in Cape Town: prevalence and risk factors reported by men. Naeemah Abrahams,  Rachel Jewkes, Margaret Hoffman, & Ria Laubsher. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 82(5)330-337, 2004: To describe the prevalence of and risk factors for the perpetration of sexual violence by men against female intimate partners. Full article: http://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?pid=S0042-96862004000500006&script=sci_arttext

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

AusAID Tender for Two Gender Equality Expert Panels - for Advisory Services and for Training Services: A rewarding opportunity exists for development assistance practitioners who specialise in advancing gender equality through advisory and/or training services. AusAID is establishing two Gender Equality Panels - a Gender Equality Support Services Panel, and a Gender Equality Training Panel to provide services for AusAID over the next three years. It is anticipated that the program will commence in September 2009 and will run for a minimum of three years. All enquiries should be addressed to: Simone Patton by email genderequality at ausaid.gov.au. Selection will be on a one step basis. The closing date for submission of proposals is 2:00pm (AEST) 7 July 2009. Identification number on AusTender - AusAID0913. Tender documents are available on the AusTender website: https://www.tenders.gov.au/

Call For Papers - Gendered Perspectives On International Development (GPID) Publication Series, Michigan State University: GPID publishes scholarly work on global social, political, and economic change and its gendered effects in the Global South. Individual papers in the series address a range of topics including gender, violence, and human rights; gender and agriculture; reproductive health and healthcare; gender and social movements; masculinities and development; and the gendered division of labor. We particularly encourage manuscripts that bridge the gap between research, policy, and practice. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to the Working Papers series, please send a 150 word abstract summarizing the paper's essential points and findings to Dr. Anne Ferguson, Editor, or Anna Jefferson, Managing Editor, at papers at msu.edu. If the abstract suggests your paper is suitable for the Working Papers, the full paper will be invited for peer review and publication consideration. For more information and to access published papers visit: http://www.wid.msu.edu/resources/publications.htm.

Call for Applications - Fellowships for Threatened Academics: Professors, Researchers & Lecturers - IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund: The SRF provides fellowship grants for scholars whose lives or careers are threatened in their home countries. The fellowships support temporary academic positions at universities, colleges and other higher learning institutions in safe locations anywhere in the world. Fellowship periods of up to one calendar year are intended to allow the scholars to continue their important work pending improvement in conditions allowing their safe return home. Fellowships may be renewed for a second and final year. Application Deadline: 15 June 2009. [Source: WUNRN] More information: http://www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-scholars.php

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

Program Officer - STI/HIV/AIDS / The International Planned Parenthood/ Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR). New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/President-Chief-Executive-Officer

President & Chief Executive Officer / The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Canada. / Closing date: September 30, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/President-Chief-Executive-Officer

Asia Post-Doctoral Fellowship / The International Center for Research on Women New Delhi, India. / Closing date: June 19, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Asia-Post-Doctoral-Fellowship

Database Fundraising Assistant / WOMANKIND Worldwide. London, UK. / Closing date: June 18, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Database-Fundraising-Assistant

Director of Major Gifts / The Global Fund for Women. San Francisco, CA, USA. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Major-Gifts

Chief, Gender and Diversity Unit / The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). Washington, DC, USA. / Closing date: June 23, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-Gender-and-Diversity-Unit

Content Manager, Reproductive Health / The Women's Refugee Commission. New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Content-Manager-Reproductive-Health

Anti-trafficking and Gender Officer / The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Chisinau, Moldova. / Closing date: June 26, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Anti-trafficking-and-Gender-Officer

Project Officer (Counter-trafficking) / The International Organization for Migration (IOM). Dili, Timor Leste. / Closing date: June 12, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Officer-Counter-trafficking

Consultant: Gender Mainstreaming and Equality / UNDP. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. / Closing date: June 09, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Gender-Mainstreaming-and-Equality

Women's Economic Rights Consultant / UNIFEM. Kabul, Afghanistan. / Closing date: June 17, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-s-Economic-Rights-Consultant

Program Manager, Women and Girls Education and Livelihoods Support Program / Counterpart International. Kapoeta, Sudan. / Closing date: June 26, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: 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] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant

Local Consultant / UNIFEM. Skopje, Macedonia. /Closing date: June 13, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: 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] Read more: 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] Read more: 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] Read more: 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] Read more: 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] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Manager


Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated evidence-based responses.

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