[Svrilist] SVRI Update:22 06 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Jun 22 07:01:49 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 <mailto: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 the conference agenda is now available online. To view the programme please visit: http://svriforum2009.svri.org/programme.htm <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. Workshop times are 10:00 - 12:00 in the morning, and again from 14:00 - 16:00 in the afternoon. Available workshops:

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 <mailto:Mandy.Salomo at mrc.ac.za>  for more information. For more details on each workshop, please visit http://svriforum2009.svri.org/workshops.htm <http://svriforum2009.svri.org/workshops.htm>  

II. Online Publications / Resources

Bringing Security Home: Combating Violence against Women in the OSCE Region. OSCE, 2009: This 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. Strategies for involving men and young people in anti-violence activities are also described. [Source: AWID] More details online at: http://www.osce.org/item/38013.html

Trafficking in Persons Report 2009 US State Department, 2009: The ninth annual Trafficking in Persons Report sheds light on the faces of modern-day slavery and on new facets of this global problem. The report is available in PDF format as a single file [PDF: 22 MB]. Due to its large size, the PDF has been separated into sections for easier download: Introduction; Country Narratives: A-C, D-K, L-P, Q-Z/Special Cases; Relevant International Conventions. Download online at: http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/2009/index.htm

Violence against young women and reproductive health., A. Taft, L. Watson and C. Lee, Office of the Status of Women, Australia 2003: The Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health involves over 14,000 young women, who were aged 18 to 23 when first surveyed in 1996. They were surveyed again in 2000 and around 10,000 young women aged 22 to 27 responded. [Source: WUNRN] More details: http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/women/pubs/violence/longitudinal_study/Documents/ViolenceGlossy.pdf

Non-reporting and hidden recordings of sexual assault in Australia. Denise Lievore, Australian Institute of Criminology. Presented at: Third Australasian Women and Policing Conference: Women and Policing Globally. National Convention Centre, Canberra. 20-23 October 2002: This paper provides an overview of the non-reporting and 'hidden' recording of sexual assault. It examines victims' reasons for not reporting sexual incidents to the criminal justice system and considers the way that police recording practices may obscure the extent of sexual violence. [Source: WUNRN] Full document online at: http://www.aic.gov.au/conferences/policewomen3/lievore.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

Suicidal behavior among female sex workers in Goa, India: the silent epidemic. Shahmanesh M, Wayal S, Cowan F, Mabey D, Copas A, Patel V. Am J Public Health. Jul;99(7):1239-46. 2009: We sought to study suicidal behavior prevalence and its association with social and gender disadvantage, sex work, and health factors among female sex workers in Goa, India. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19443819?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Exploring taboos: comparing male- and female-perpetrated child sexual abuse. Peter T. J Interpers Violence. Jul;24(7):1111-28. 2009: The objective of this article is to compare male- and female-perpetrated sexual abuse in terms of victim and abuser characteristics, type of abuse, family structure, and worker information. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18701747?ordinalpos=2&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Intersections between childhood abuse and adult intimate partner violence among Ecuadorian women. Gómez AM, Speizer IS. Matern Child Health J. Jul;13(4):559-66. 2009: This study explores the effect of childhood physical and/or psychological abuse on the likelihood of IPV among a national sample of Ecuadorian women of reproductive age. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18649129?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Domestic Violence and Forced Sex Among the Urban Poor in South India: Implications for HIV Prevention. Solomon S, Subbaraman R, Solomon SS, Srikrishnan AK, Johnson SC, Vasudevan CK, Anand S, Ganesh AK, Celentano DD. Violence Against Women. 2009: This article examined the prevalence of physical and sexual violence among 1,974 married women from 40 low-income communities in Chennai, India. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19448166?ordinalpos=8&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

[Clinical and psychopathological profile of women victims of psychological partner violence.] Lamy C, Dubois F, Jaafari N, Carl T, Gaillard P, Camus V, El Hage W. Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique. 2009: This study aims to define the clinical and psychopathological profile of women who are victims of psychological intimate partner violence. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19524383?ordinalpos=11&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Parent-Child Relationship and Mother's Sexual Assault History. Reid-Cunningham AR. Violence Against Women. 2009: Although there is clinical conjecture regarding the effects of maternal trauma on parent-child relationships, research is scarce and this area remains to be explored. In a domestic violence sample, there was significant reduction in quality of parent-child relationships when the mother had experienced sexual assault or rape during adulthood. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19509321?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

For additional issues related resources and articles on sexual violence visit our issues pages:  http://www.svri.org/issues.htm <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/ <https://bagend.mrc.ac.za/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.stoprapenow.org/get-cross/> 

Men Can Stop Rape, Inc. "From Theory to Practice" Strength Training, July 16-18, Washington DC: From Theory to Practice is Men Can Stop Rape's most comprehensive Strength Training. For three days in the nation's capital, participants will learn the approach that has made MCSR one of the most sought out leaders in the primary violence prevention field.  For more details and to register online visit: http://www.mencanstoprape.org/info-url2697/info-url_show.htm?doc_id=442957

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-training-announcement

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

FUNDING ALERT, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence & National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Volume 4, Number 16, June 16, 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-V4N16.pdf

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

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 <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 <http://www.svri.org/activities.htm#svri>  

VII. Vacancies

Lead Consultant / UNDP. Location: Home-based. / Closing date: July 01, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Lead-Consultant

Consultant: Project Coordinator - Gender and Climate Change Finance / UNDP. New York, NY, USA. / Closing date: July 01, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Project-Coordinator-Gender-and-Climate-Change-Finance

Policy Advisor, Poverty and Gender / UNDP. New York, NY, USA. / Closing date: June 30, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-Advisor-Poverty-and-Gender

Programmes Support Manager - Africa & Latin America Team / Marie Stopes International (MSI). London, UK. / Closing date: June 30, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programmes-Support-Manager-Africa-Latin-America-Team

Country Representative / mother2mothers. Nairobi, Kenya. / Closing date: June 24, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Representative

Researcher/Advocate on Disability Rights / The Human Rights Watch (HRW). / Closing date: July 31, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Researcher-Advocate-on-Disability-Rights

Programme Associate / UNIFEM. New York, NY, USA. / Closing date: July 02, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Associate

977 - Researcher/Labor Statistician / UNIFEM. Belgrade, Serbia. /  Closing date: July 01, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/977-Researcher-Labor-Statistician

Gender Equality Specialists / UNICEF. Various Duty Stations. / Closing date: July 03, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Equality-Specialists

Finance/Administration Manager / Central American Women's Fund. San Francisco, CA, USA. / Closing date: June 24, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Finance-Administration-Manager

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer-Senior Staff Associate / The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health. New York, NY, USA. / [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Monitoring-Evaluation-Officer-Senior-Staff-Associate

Program Officer-Access / The International Planned Parenthood/ Western Hemisphere Region. New York, NY, USA. / [Source: AWID] Read more:

Project Manager - International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics / UNOPS. New York, NY, USA. / Closing date: July 07, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Access

Pandemic Preparedness and Response (PPR) Specialist / Social Impact (SI). Jakarta, Indonesia. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Pandemic-Preparedness-and-Response-PPR-Specialist

Policy Officer / The Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR). Quezon City, the Philippines. / Closing date: July 10, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-Officer

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] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Junior-Fellowship-Social-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] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Economic-Growth-and-Agricultural-Development-Advisor-Women-in-Development

Entrepreneurship Instructor, the Online and Women Entrepreneurship Program / Eurasia Foundation (EF). / [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Entrepreneurship-Instructor-the-Online-and-Women-Entrepreneurship-Program

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] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Field-Office-Director-Israel-and-the-Palestinian-Territories

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

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