[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 29 06 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Jun 29 09:12:09 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. SVRI Forum 2009 - Conference Programme and Workshops - only one week to go!!
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: There is only one week to go to the SVRI Forum 2009. We look forward to hosting you all in Johannesburg. The conference programme is available online, 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

Understanding Men's Health and Use Of Violence: Interface of Rape and HIV in South Africa, Jewkes R, Sikweyiya Y, Morrell R & Dunkle K., MRC Policy Brief. June 2009: The aim of this research was to understand the prevalence of rape perpetration in a random sample community-based adult men, to understand factors associated with rape perpetration, and to describe intersections between rape, physical intimate partner violence and HIV. Policy brief: http://www.svri.org/understanding.pdf

A escola como agente de prevenção do abuso sexual infantil. [The school as a prevention agent of child sexual abuse]. São Carlos: Suprema. Brino, R.F. & Williams, L.C.A. 2009: For more details and to download the full PhD dissertation visit: www.ufscar.br

Guatemala's Femicide Law: Progress Against Impunity? Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA 2009: The Law Against Femicide is one step towards justice for women in Guatemala. The safety and security of women requires increased civic participation, national awareness, strong support and enforcement by the government, judicial system, and national police, and the courage of those who will challenge impunity, gender inequality, misogyny and violence. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: Direct Link to Full 17-Page Report: http://www.ghrc-usa.org/Publications/Femicide_Law_ProgressAgainstImpunity.pdf

Silent Suffering: The Psychosocial Impact of War, HIV and Other High-risk Situations on Girls and Boys in West and Central Africa: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Togo, Jenny Morgan and Alice Behrendt. Plan International, Family Health International. 2009: The regions of West and Central Africa are home to an ever-growing number of children who live on the streets, who are trafficked and exploited as cheap labor, who are neglected or sexually abused, or who are forced into combat in a civil war. To learn more about the impact of these circumstances on children, researchers conducted a study in which they interviewed more than 1,000 children and adolescents in Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Togo, and Cameroon. The study also included an intervention component for children who were determined to be in critical situations. [Source: Youth InfoNet 57] Available in French and English online: http://plan-international.org/files/global/publications/protection/silent-suffering-english

Men and healing theory, research, and practice in working with male survivors of childhood sexual abuse: Theory, research, and practice in working with male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Fisher, Andy. Goodwin, Rick. Patton, Mark. Ontario. The Men's Project for the Cornwall Public Inquiry. 2008: Despite a growing body of literature documenting the prevalence of male victimization, male survivors are still largely excluded from the national conversation on interpersonal violence. Men & Healing represents a clarion call to support male survivors in their struggle to reclaim their dignity and self-respect. [Source: Bob Balfour] Full report: https://ozone.scholarsportal.info/bitstream/1873/13765/1/288919.pdf

Defying the Odds: Lessons learnt from Men for Gender Equality Now, MEGEN Kenya, 2008: In this book, gender justice activists from Men for Gender Equality Now (MEGEN Kenya) share their personal experiences as individuals and as Change makers. [Source: GBV Prevention Network] Download a copy: http://www.preventgbvafrica.org/content/defying-odds-lessons-learnt-men-gender-equality-now

Addressing Gender-based Violence through USAID's Health Programs: A Guide for Health Sector Program Officers. Second Edition. IGWG of USAID. Washington, D.C. 2008: This new revision of the 2006 guide, prepared by the POLICY project for the Interagency Gender Work Group, complements the literature review formerly undertaken for the IGWG by Alessandra Guedes. One of the main objectives of this publication is to help USAID program officers integrate gender-based violence initiatives into their health sector portfolio during project design, implementation, and evaluation. It can be accessed electronically on the IGWG website: http://www.igwg.org/pdf/GBVGuide08_English.pdf or ordered from prborders at prb.org. It is also available in French and Spanish.

A View From Inside the Box III: 'Invisible Boys' - Meeting the Needs of Male Victims/Survivors Of Sexual Violence and Abuse within the Bradford District, 2008: This report looks at the needs of male victims/survivors. [Source: Bob Balfour] Full report downloadable online at: http://www.napac.org.uk/survivors/publications/other_resources.asp

A View from Inside the Box I - A social research project exploring sexual abuse/violence service provision across the Bradford district. Survivors West Yorkshire and funded by the Communities of Interest Working Group, Bradford 2006: This report provides an overview of a research project which sought to explore service user and service provider views on service provision for (adult) survivors of sexual abuse/violence in the Bradford area of West Yorkshire. Full report online at: http://www.cnet.org.uk/uploads/a_view_from_inside_the_box_i.pdf

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

III. Journal Articles

The influence of early sexual debut and sexual violence on adolescent pregnancy: a matched case-control study in Jamaica. Baumgartner JN, Geary CW, Tucker H, et al. Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health;35(1):21-8. 2009: The authors conducted structured interviews with 15- to 17-year-old females - 250 who were currently pregnant and 500 sexually experienced, but never-pregnant, neighborhood-matched controls. [Source: Youth InfoNet 57] Full article: http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/3502109.pdf

Sexual violence and reproductive health among youth in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Gomez AM, Speizer IS, Beauvais H. J Adolesc Health;44(5):508-10. 2009: The authors examined sexual violence and reproductive health outcomes among sexually experienced youth in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, using the Priorities for Local AIDS Control methodology to identify participants in locations where sexual partnerships are formed. [Source: Youth InfoNet 57] Full abstract: http://www.infoforhealth.org/youthwg/search/search_results_single.php?start_num=0&fullrecordID=437206&fullrecordtype=7&query=rsid%3A331242&subquery=&noloading=1

Child maltreatment prevention: a systematic review of reviews. Mikton C, Butchart A. Bull World Health Organ; 87(5): 353-61. 2009: The review focused on seven main types of interventions: home visiting, parent education, child sex abuse prevention, abusive head trauma prevention, multi-component interventions, media-based interventions, and support and mutual aid groups. Four of the seven - home-visiting, parent education, abusive head trauma prevention and multi-component interventions - show promise in preventing actual child maltreatment. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107379_20

Comparing predictors of sexual harassment proclivity between Japanese and U.S. Men. Stillman TF, Yamawaki N, Ridge RD, White PH, Copley KJ. Psychol Men Masc; 10(1): 30-43. 2009: The authors report on data showing evidence of both similarities and differences between Japanese and U.S. men regarding sexual harassment. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107333_20

Exploring the differences and similarities between black/African and coloured men regarding violence against women, substance abuse, and HIV risks in Cape Town, South Africa. Sawyer-Kurian KM, Wechsberg WM, Luseno WK. Psychol Men Masc; 10(1): 13-29. 2009: Existing research often reports HIV risks, men's relationships with women, substance abuse, and violence among Black/African and Coloured men in Cape Town, South Africa, without making note of possible cultural distinctions. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107334_20

Judging the credibility of historic child sexual abuse complainants: How judges describe their decisions. Connolly DA, Price HL, Gordon HM. Psychol Public Policy Law; 15(2): 102-123. 2009: Criminal prosecutions of child sexual abuse alleged to have occurred in the distant past raise myriad challenges. One significant challenge involves assessing the credibility of complainants. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107347_20

Do some evaluators report consistently higher or lower PCL-R scores than others? Findings from a statewide sample of sexually violent predator evaluations. Boccaccini MT, Turner DB, Murrie DC. Psychol Public Policy Law; 14(4): 262-283. 2008: This study examined whether some evaluators tend to report consistently higher or lower scores than other evaluators for offenders on the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R; R. D. Hare, 1991, 2003).  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_107345_20

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

IV. Events

Raising Voices / GBV Prevention Network Satellite Meeting at SVRI Forum 2009: The GBV Prevention Network will host a satellite meeting for members who will attend the SVRI Forum in Johannesburg from 6-9 July 2009. If you are attending the forum please write to them at info at preventgbvafrica.org 

Prevention Connection Web Conference - Building Broad Partnerships to Prevent Violence Against Women, 6 and 9th July: Engaging in broad partnerships is an excellent way to support a comprehensive violence against women prevention strategy. This web conference will community organizations that engage in such prevention partnerships, and discuss the strategies needed to support and maintain such partnerships over time. For more information and to register visit: http://www.preventconnect.org/mail/announce/2009-06-23.html

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/

Petition for Justice for Comfort Women Japan Military Sexual Slavery - World War II: [Source: WUNRN] Sign petition on website: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/justicefor-comfortwomen-apwld/

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Resources: For information on possible funding resources for attendance at international meetings such as the SVRI Forum 2009 visit http://svriforum2009.svri.org/funding.htm

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

International Consultant: Policy Research on Women's Leadership in Viet Nam's Public Sector / UNDP. Viet Nam. / Closing date: July 10, 2009. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consultant-Policy-Research-on-Women-s-Leadership-in-Viet-Nam-s-Public-Sector

Program Coordinator, Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program / Population Council. New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Coordinator-Poverty-Gender-and-Youth-Program

Adviser on Gender Issues / The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Warsaw, Poland. / Closing date: July 14, 2009. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Adviser-on-Gender-Issues

Deputy Casework Coordinator / The International Rescue Committee (IRC). Thailand. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Deputy-Casework-Coordinator

Cultural Orientation Coordinator / The International Rescue Committee (IRC). Thailand. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Cultural-Orientation-Coordinator

Livelihoods Coordinator / The International Rescue Committee (IRC). Myanmar. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Livelihoods-Coordinator

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Programme Officer / Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA). Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. / Closing date: July 06, 2009. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Sexual-and-Gender-Based-Violence-Programme-Officer

Program Officer / Global Rights. Abuja, Nigeria. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer

Gender and Development Officer / The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Rome, Italy. / Closing date: September 04, 2009. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Development-Officer

Technical Officer (Rural Employment and Institutions) - The Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division / The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Rome, Italy. / Closing date: July 21, 2009. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Technical-Officer-Rural-Employment-and-Institutions-The-Gender-Equity-and-Rural-Employment-Division

Senior Advisor, Sexual and Gender Based Violence / UNDP. Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. / Closing date: July 09, 2009. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Advisor-Sexual-and-Gender-Based-Violence

Consultant / UNIFEM. Home-based (with travels to Georgia and Ukraine) / Closing date: July 06, 2009. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant3

Deputy Fund Manager - Gender Equality Fund / UNIFEM. New York, NY, USA. / Closing date: July 03, 2009. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Deputy-Fund-Manager-Gender-Equality-Fund

Executive Assistant, International Women's Program / The Open Society Institute (OSI). New York, NY, USA. / Closing date: August 08, 2009. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Assistant-International-Women-s-Program

Mid and Senior Level Sub-Saharan Gender, Democracy, and Governance Experts / Development & Training Services, Inc. (dTS). Location: Global. [Source: AWID Jobs] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Mid-and-Senior-Level-Sub-Saharan-Gender-Democracy-and-Governance-Experts

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

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

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