[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 15 06 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. SVRI Forum 2009 - Conference Programme and Workshops
II. Online Publications/Resources
III. Journal Articles
IV. Events
V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VI. SVRI Online Discussion Forum

I. SVRI Forum 2009 - Conference Programme and Workshops

SVRI Conference Programme: We are pleased to announce a preliminary
conference agenda is now available online. To view the programme please
visit: http://svriforum2009.svri.org/programme.htm 

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.



Workshops 10:00 - 12:00:

Workshop 1: Demystifying research data for advocacy purposes -
Presenters: Ms Monique Widyono (PATH, USA) and Ms Shanaaz Mathews (MRC,
South Africa)

Workshop 2: Medico-legal responses to sexual violence - Presenter: Prof
Rachel Jewkes (MRC, South Africa)

Workshops 14:00 - 16:00:

Workshop 3: Challenges in Measuring Violence Against Women - Presenter:
Dr Claudia Garcia Moreno (WHO, Switzerland)

Workshop 4: Evaluation of programmes and services from women's
perspectives - Presenters: Ms Alessandra Guedes (Freelance Consultant,
Brazil) and Prof Jill Astbury (Victoria University, Australia)

Workshop 5: A South-South Collaboration for Teaching Writing for
Academic Publication on Gender and Sexuality - The Ese:o Methodology and
Experience. Presenter: Dr Soledad Falabella (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

Good Practices In Legislation To Address Harmful Practices Against
Women, 2009: The United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women of
the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the United Nations
Economic Commission for Africa convened an expert group meeting on good
practices in legislation to address harmful practices. This page links
you to a series of background papers published to inform this meeting.
Webpage: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/vaw/v-egms-gplahpaw.htm

Background paper for the Expert Group Meeting on good practices in
legislation to address harmful practices against women, Division for the
Advancement of Women 2009: This paper reviews international and regional
legal and policy frameworks which relate to States' obligation to
establish and implement a comprehensive and effective legal framework to
address these forms of violence, and then summarizes selected promising
legal reforms that have been adopted by States. [Source: WUNRN] Full
document:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/vaw_legislation_2009/Background%20p
aper%20EGM%20(10.06.09)%20FINAL.pdf

15 years of the United nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against
Women, its Causes and Consequences by The United Nations Commission on
Human Rights, 2009: This review takes stock of the achievements of 15
years of work on the VAW mandate, which has produced an impressive
collection annual reports, country mission reports, and communication
reports comprising many communications to and from governments. [Source:
VAWnet :eNewsletter (June/July 2009)] Download full report online:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Issues-and-Analysis/Issues-and-Analysis/15-Year-
Review-of-Violence-Against-Women-Mandate

Intimate Partner Violence: High Costs to Households & Communities,
International Center for Research on Women; Economic Policy Research
Centre; the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies; and Hassan II
University Mohammedia-Casablanca. Published by UNFPA, 2009: ICRW and its
partners, with support from UNFPA, under-took a three-country study in
Bangladesh, Morocco and Uganda to estimate the economic costs of
intimate partner violence at the household and community lev-els, where
its impact is most direct and immediate. [Source: WUNRN] Direct Link to
Full 17-Page Document:
http://www.icrw.org/docs/2009/Intimate-Partner-Violence-High-Cost-to-Hou
seholds-and-Communities.pdf

Violence in the Lives of Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing,
VAWNet, 2009: This new Special Collection offers information regarding
the experiences and needs of individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing
and victims/survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. The purpose of
this collection is to: 1) increase knowledge and understanding of Deaf
culture, 2) provide resources to assist helping professionals in direct
service work with Deaf individuals, and 3) highlight best practices.
[Source: VAWnet :eNewsletter (June/July 2009)] Online:
http://new.vawnet.org/category/index_pages.php?category_id=966

Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for
Darfuri Women. Physicians for Human Rights and Harvard Humanitarian
Initiative, 2009: This report outlines the findings of a systematic
assessment of sexual assault and other human rights violations suffered
by Darfuri women who had been subjected to sexual violence in the course
of attacks on their villages in Darfur and forced flight to camps on the
Chad/Sudan border. [Source: WUNRN] Direct Link to 74-Page Report:
http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/sudan/news/nowhere-to-turn.pdf

Bringing Security Home: Combating Violence Against Women In The OSCE
Region Report: Compilation of Good Practices. OSCE, 2009: The
publication 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. [Source:
WUNRN] Direct link to full 132-Page Publication:
http://www.osce.org/publications/gen/2009/06/38013_1314_en.pdf

Prevention is key! Let's make prevention of abuse and violence against
children a global priority...WWSF Guide for NGO and citizen action.
Women's World Summit Foundation, 2009: The handbook summarizes the main
findings of a research project that began in 2007 when the Women's World
Summit Foundation decided to publish a guide for NGO and citizen action
to accelerate prevention measures of abuse and violence against
children. [Source: WUNRN] Full report online:
http://www.woman.ch/children/files/WWSFpreventionGuide-June09-en.pdf

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

III. Journal Articles

MOSAIC (MOthers' Advocates In the Community): protocol and sample
description of a cluster randomised trial of mentor mother support to
reduce intimate partner violence among pregnant or recent mothers. Taft
AJ, Small R, Hegarty KL, et al BMC Public Health. May 27;9(1):159. 2009:
There are very few studies with rigorous designs which have tested the
effectiveness of IPV interventions to improve the health and wellbeing
of abused women. [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Full article:
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-9-159.pdf

Restorative justice as social justice for victims of gendered violence:
a standpoint feminist perspective. van Wormer K., Soc Work.
Apr;54(2):107-16. 2009: This article provides an overview of restorative
justice as a process and examines its relevance to women who have been
victimized by physical and sexual abuse. [Source: Battered Women Health
Update] Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19366159?ordinalpos=27&itool=EntrezSy
stem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubme
d_RVDocSum

Varieties of Patriarchy and Violence Against Women: Resurrecting
"Patriarchy" as a Theoretical Tool. Hunnicutt G. Violence Against Women.
Jan 30. 2009: In this article, the author addresses some of these
criticisms, uncovers the explanatory strengths of this concept, and lays
some foundations for a more fully developed theory of violence against
women. [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19182049?ordinalpos=15&itool=EntrezSy
stem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubme
d_RVDocSum

Advancing the Study of Violence Against Women: Evolving Research Agendas
Into Science. Jordan CE. Violence Against Women. Jan 27, 2009: The
review argues for moving beyond "research agendas" and proposes creation
of a transdisciplinary science for the field of study of violence
against women. [Source: Battered Women Health Update] Abstract and links
to comments on this article online at:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19176314?ordinalpos=18&itool=EntrezSy
stem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubme
d_RVDocSum

Tackling HIV and gender-based violence in South Africa: how has PEPFAR
responded and what are the implications for implementing organizations?
Elena Ghanotakis, Susannah Mayhew, and Charlotte Watts, Health Policy
and Planning Advance Access published online on June 8, 2009: Using a
combination of policy document analysis and key informant interviews at
national and provincial level (Western Cape), the authors' examined
PEPFAR's response to the GBV-HIV link, the extent to which PEPFAR is
aligned to national policies and the extent to which implementing
agencies have felt able to work with PEPFAR funding. Full abstract:
http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/czp024v1

A comparative study of two groups of sex offenders identified as high
and low risk on the static-99. Coxe R, Holmes W. J Child Sex Abuse;
18(2): 137-53. 2009: The purpose of this study was to identify possible
differences between high- and low-risk sex offenders. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract:
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_103407_20

Are the Predictors of Sexual Violence the Same as Those of Nonsexual
Violence? A Gender Analysis. Mohammadkhani P, Forouzan AS, Khooshabi KS,
Assari S, Lankarani MM. J Sex Med 2009; ePub: Drawing upon a
representative sample of married men and women in the Iranian capital,
Tehran, we aimed to determine: (i) the overlap between sexual abuse and
physical and psychological violence, and (ii) the predictors that sexual
violence victimization share with physical and psychological violence
victimization. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_105209_20

Building intervention responses for sexually exploited, runaway youth.
Edinburgh L, Swenson J. Nurs Adm Q; 33(1): 62-4. 2009: This article
describes how nursing administrators can support outreach to vulnerable
and difficult to serve populations, develop collaborations with
community agencies, and promote the delivery of healthcare. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract:
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_103594_20

Countries with fewer males have more violent crime: marriage markets and
mating aggression. Barber N. Aggressive Behav; 35(1): 49-56. 2009:
Violent crimes (murders, rapes, and assaults) are substantially higher
in countries with a relative scarcity of men according to research using
INTERPOL data. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_103734_20

Nonoffending parent expectations of sexually abused children: predictive
factors and influence on children's recovery. Kouyoumdjian H, Perry AR,
Hansen DJ. J Child Sex Abuse; 18(1): 40-60. 2009: This study examined
the influence of parental expectations on the functioning of sexually
abused children. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_103492_20

Risk assessment of sexual offenders for extended supervision orders in
New Zealand: basic principles and current practice. Vess J. J Child Sex
Abuse; 18(2): 174-89. 2009: A growing number of jurisdictions in North
America, the United Kingdom, and Australasia have enacted legislation
allowing for special sentencing, civil commitment, and community
supervision options for high risk sexual offenders. [Source: SafetyLit]
Full abstract:
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_103406_20

Should mental health assessments be integral to domestic violence
research? Satyanarayana VA, Chandra PS. Indian J Med Ethics; 6(1): 15-8.
2009: Based on findings from ongoing research on violence and from
review of other studies done in India, the paper will focus on best
practices in addressing mental health issues in domestic violence
research. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_103439_20

The recovered memory controversy: a representative case study. Colangelo
JJ. J Child Sex Abuse; 18(1): 103-21. 2009: This article provides an
overview of the central factors in the longstanding debate and presents
a detailed clinical case study involving independent corroboration of
memories of childhood sexual abuse recovered during treatment, which the
author believes provides additional support for the potential veracity
of recovered memories. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_103490_20

Obstetrics and gynaecology residents' self-rated knowledge, motivation,
skill, and practice patterns in counselling for contraception, STI
prevention, sexual dysfunction, and intimate partner violence and sexual
coercion. Garcia M, Fisher WA. J Obstet Gynaecol Can; 30(1): 59-66.
2008: This research provides an initial exploration of obstetrics and
gynaecology residents' self-rated knowledge base, motivation to
practise, skills, and practice patterns with respect to patient
counselling concerning contraception, prevention of sexually transmitted
infection, sexual dysfunction, and intimate partner violence and sexual
coercion. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract:
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_104389_20

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

IV. Events

2009/2010 Exchange Institute Training Announcement, Kathmandu, Nepal,
Asia, November 2009:  We are glad to announce Isis-WICCE's 2009/2010
Exchange Programme Institute on the theme "Human Rights, Human Security
and Participation: Documenting Women's Experiences in Situations of
Armed Conflict". Closing date for application: Friday, 3rd July 2009.
For more information visit:
http://www.isis.or.ug/news/press-releases/104-exchange-institute-trainin
g-announcement

Free webinar! Prevent Child Sexual Abuse: Learn to use a new online
tool, Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern Time): This
live, online training shows you how the Online Help Center at
StopItNow.org can get you the help you need to prevent child sexual
abuse. The Online Help Center is an interactive tool where adults can
get private, 24/7 access to customized information and resources for
preventing child sexual abuse. To register and view future dates, visit:
http://www.stopitnow.org/training
 
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

AWDF Main Grants Program: The African Women's Development Fund (AWDF)
funds local, national, sub-regional and regional organisations in Africa
working towards women's empowerment. The AWDF is an institutional
capacity-building and programme development fund, which aims to help
build a culture of learning and partnerships within the African women's
movement. In addition to awarding grants, the AWDF attempts to
strengthen the organisational capacities of its grantees. Webpage:
http://awdf.org/web/index.php/grantmaking

Call for Applications/Researchers: The Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI):
7th Round of the Universal Periodic Review: The SRI is looking for
organizations, researchers and/or activists interested in producing
brief reports (5 pages) on pressing concerns in their countries with
respect to Sexual Rights issues, including -but not limited to-
reproductive rights, sexual diversity, sexuality education, HIV/AIDS,
etc- to be submitted for the 7th round of the Universal Periodic Review
in the UN Human Rights Council. Deadline for applications: June 30,
2009. [Source: AWID Resource Net Announcements: 10 June 2009] More
information:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Women-in-Action/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-fo
r-Applications-Researchers-The-Sexual-Rights-Initiative-SRI-7th-Round-of
-the-Universal-Periodic-Review-UPR

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. The
articles are free to download from www.genderanddevelopment.org

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

Junior Fellowship: Social & Private-Sector Partnerships on Gender and
Development / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) /
Washington, DC, USA / Apply ASAP. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week
of 15th June 2009] Read more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Junior-Fellowship-Soc
ial-Private-Sector-Partnerships-on-Gender-and-Development

Economic Growth and Agricultural Development Advisor / Women in
Development / USDA/USAID / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: June 26,
2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 15th June 2009] Read
more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Economic-Growth-and-A
gricultural-Development-Advisor-Women-in-Development

Head of Policy and Advocacy / ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research
in Development) / Nairobi, Kenya/ Closing date: June 19, 2009. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 15th June 2009] Read more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Economic-Growth-and-A
gricultural-Development-Advisor-Women-in-Development

HIV/AIDS Thematic Manager / ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research
in Development) / Nairobi, Kenya/Closing date: June 19, 2009. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 15th June 2009] Read more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Economic-Growth-and-A
gricultural-Development-Advisor-Women-in-Development

Entrepreneurship Instructor, the Online and Women Entrepreneurship
Program / Eurasia Foundation (EF). [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week
of 15th June 2009] Read more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Economic-Growth-and-A
gricultural-Development-Advisor-Women-in-Development

Field Office Director: Israel and the Palestinian Territories / The
Carter Center / Jerusalem, Israel and Ramallah, the Palestinian
Territories / Closing date: June 22, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Week of 15th June 2009] Read more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Field-Office-Director
-Israel-and-the-Palestinian-Territories

Programme Associate, Gender / UNDP / New York, NY, USA / Closing date:
June 19, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 15th June 2009]
Read more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Field-Office-Director
-Israel-and-the-Palestinian-Territories

Consultant: Gender Guidance Note / UNDP / Location: Home-based / Closing
date: June 22, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 15th June
2009] Read more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Field-Office-Director
-Israel-and-the-Palestinian-Territories

Gender Specialist (Gender Development & Governance) / UNDP / Bangkok,
Thailand / Closing date: June 22, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs:
Week of 15th June 2009] Read more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist-Gen
der-Development-Governance

Consultant / UNIFEM / Dushanbe, Tajikistan / Closing date: June 26,
2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 15th June 2009] Read
more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist-Gen
der-Development-Governance

Gender and Development Experts / Development & Training Services, Inc.
(dTS). [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 15th June 2009] Read
more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist-Gen
der-Development-Governance

Economic Growth Experts / Development & Training Services, Inc. (dTS).
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 15th June 2009] Read more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist-Gen
der-Development-Governance

Democracy & Governance Experts / Development & Training Services, Inc.
(dTS). [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 15th June 2009] Read
more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Democracy-Governance-
Experts

Senior Program Officer, International Women's Program / The Open Society
Institute (OSI) / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: August 01, 2009.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 15th June 2009] Read more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Democracy-Governance-
Experts

Gender Expert / Chemonics / Lahore, Pakistan / Closing date: June 18,
2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 15th June 2009] Read
more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Expert




 

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
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