[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 05 10 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Oct 5 09:02:03 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 Online Event, 28 September - 20 October: Researcher Trauma, Safety and Sexual Violence Research 
II. Websites
III. Online Publications/Resources
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. SVRI Online Discussion Forum

I. SVRI Online Event, 28 September - 20 October: Researcher Trauma, Safety and Sexual Violence Research 

The SVRI would like to invite you to join us online from 28 September to 23 October to participate in our first online moderated discussion on Researcher Trauma, Safety and Sexual Violence Research. Researching with sexual violence survivors can be traumatic. The effects of being indirect witnesses of trauma and abuse can result in secondary traumatic stress or vicarious trauma. Recognising the impact of researching sensitive topics is important in developing strategies to support the research team to identify, manage and where possible prevent vicarious trauma. Through this discussion we are seeking your help to enable us to look after ourselves better while undertaking sexual violence research and assist those researchers who follow us. 

The discussion will be moderated by Dr Shazneen Commissariat Limjerwala and Dr Jan Coles. Shazneen is an independent consultant based in Mumbai, India. As a trained psychotherapist, she enhances her research in sexual violence against women by applying her therapy skills. Her PhD at Lancaster University, UK explored the experiences of sexual violence victims in Gujarat. She is currently engaged promoting the awareness of sexual violence. Jan is a family medicine practitioner from Melbourne Australia. Her research investigates the impact of childhood sexual violence on early mothering, occupational violence and child abuse prevention.

These online discussions will form the basis for a researcher safety briefing paper and an online questionnaire. To participate in this discussion join the SVRI Online Discussion Forum at: http://www.svri.org/forums/ <http://www.svri.org/forums/>  and click on the discussion entitled: Researcher Trauma, Safety and Sexual Violence Research. We look forward to meeting you online! 

II. Websites:

Facts on interpersonal violence and alcohol, WHO: Interpersonal violence and harmful and hazardous alcohol use are major challenges to global public health, according to the World Health Organization. There are strong connections between violence and alcohol. More facts online: http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/world_report/factsheets/en/index.html

GAPS: Gender Action for Peace and Security is an expert working group of peace and development NGOs, academics and grassroots peace builders. Building on UNSCR 1325, GAPS promotes, facilitates and monitors the meaningful inclusion of gender perspectives in all aspects of UK policy and practice on peace and security. Website: http://www.gaps-uk.org/index.php4

III. Online Publications / Resources

Working women at risk: The links between making a living and sexual violence for refugees in Ethiopia, Women's Refugee Commission Field Mission to Ethiopia, 2009: Women's attempts to make a living can put them at greater risk for gender-based violence, including domestic violence, attacks while collecting firewood and harassment by employers if they are engaged in domestic work. [Source: Zunia Update] Full document: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWFiles2009.nsf/FilesByRWDocUnidFilename/MUMA-7PUA6T-full_report.pdf/$File/full_report.pdf

Online Presentation: A Social Justice Model of Public Health: Integrating Prevention of Violence Against Women. David S. Lee, Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Recorded on September 25, 2009: This presentation develops a public health framework for the prevention of violence against women that is rooted in social justice, community assets, and community needs. [Source: Prevent-Connect] Go to Online Presentation: http://www.preventconnect.org/presentations/Social_Justice/player.html

Online Presentation: Using Logic Models for Planning Primary Prevention Programs, Wendi L. Siebold, MA, MPH, Senior Research Associate at Evaluation, Management & Training Associates, 2009: This online presentation describes the value of logic models in planning a violence against women primary prevention effort. It starts by looking at how logic models build on existing strengths, and when to use a logic model. The presentation then reviews logic model basics, explaining how logic models are a simple series of questions and exploring the steps in creating logic models. [Source: Prevent-Connect] Go to Online Presentation: http://www.preventconnect.org/presentations/Logic_Models/player.html

Women Raped During Bosnia and Herzegovina Conflict Still Waiting for Justice, Amnesty International, 2009: This report outlines the failure of the justice system in the country. It also focuses on the failure of the authorities to provide the women with reparations, including compensation for the crimes committed against them, and the violations of their rights. [Source: WUNRN] Direct Link to Full Report in English: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/EUR63/006/2009/en/6330934f-d46e-4943-b32b-b3962095173a/eur630062009en.pdf. Direct Link to Full Report in Bosnian: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/EUR63/006/2009/en/8ce81d07-7f94-47f0-a7f6-f234164c8e91/eur630062009bos.pdf

Nowhere Else To Go: An examination of sexual trafficking and related human rights abuses in Southern Burma. Woman and Child Rights Project and Human Rights Foundation of Monland, August 2009: This report documents sexual trafficking and human rights abuses committed against Burmese women and children from 19 Townships in Mon State, Karen State, Tenasserim Division, Pegu Division, Rangoon Division and Mandalay Division. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: http://www.peacewomen.org/resources/Burma/nowhereelsetogo.pdf

Concept Paper -The Security Council Open Debate Onwomen, Peace and Security - Responding to the needs of women and girls in post-conflict situations for sustainable peace and security. 5 October 2009: UNSCR Viet Nam convenes a Security Council Open Debate on "Responding to the needs of women and girls in post-conflict situations for sustainable peace and security" On 5 October 2009, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Pham Gia Khiem will preside over a debate by the Security Council, Member States and other organizations to review the implementation of Resolution 1325(2000). [Source: AWID Resource Net Announcements: Wednesday 30 September 2009] Concept paper: http://www.gaps-uk.org/docs/2009-9-18%20Concept%20paper%20-%20open%20debate%205%20Oct.pdf

UN Human Rights Council, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, Najat M'jid Maalla, A/HRC/12/23. 13 July 2009: Child pornography on the Internet constitutes a worldwide problem. The development of new technologies which greatly increase ways of accessing, disseminating and selling this criminal material has contributed to the growth of this phenomenon. Available in English, French, Russian and Spanish. [Source: WUNRN] Available at: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4ab0d35a2.html

Honour Killing: A Crime Against Islam, MCB, 2009: Islam categorically denounces vigilantism, rather encouraging mercy, justice and the rule of law. [Source: WUNRN] Full article: http://www.islamawareness.net/HonourKilling/honour_killings.pdf

Intimate Partner Violence and Alcohol, WHO, 2006: This fact sheet details what is known about the role of alcohol in shaping the extent and impact of intimate partner violence, factors that increase the risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator, and the role of public health in prevention. Online at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/pdfs/fem-whoms-alco-eng.pdf

Working towards the elimination of crimes against women and girls committed in the name of honor. United Nations General Assembly Resolution, A/C.3/59/L.25: 15 October 2004: In October 2004 the United Nations General Assembly passed an historic Resolution on the elimination of crimes against women and girls committed in the name of honor. Available in 19 languages. Online link: http://www.wunrn.com/reference/crimes_honor.htm

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

IV. Journal Articles

Longitudinal histories as predictors of future diagnoses of domestic abuse: modelling study. Reis BY, Kohane IS, Mandl KD. BMJ. 2009 Sep 29: To determine whether longitudinal data in patients' historical records, commonly available in electronic health record systems, can be used to predict a patient's future risk of receiving a diagnosis of domestic abuse. Full article online: http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/339/sep29_1/b3677

A Meta-Analytic Review of the Effects of Childhood Abuse on Medical Outcomes in Adulthood. Wegman HL, Stetler C. Psychosom Med 2009; ePub: To summarize the relationship between abuse during childhood and physical health outcomes in adulthood and to examine the role of potential moderators, such as the type of health outcome assessed, gender, age, and the type of abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_126202_20

A population-based study of repeat hospital admissions due to interpersonal violence for children aged 0-9 years. Meuleners LB, Lee AH, Hendrie D. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol; 23(3): 239-44. 2009: To assess the magnitude and nature of interpersonal violence resulting in hospitalisation of children and to identify subgroups at risk of repeat hospital admissions, a population-based, retrospective study of all violence hospitalisations in Western Australia for children aged 9 years or less was undertaken [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_126176_20

Battles on women's bodies: War, rape and traumatisation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Trenholm JE, Olsson P, Ahlberg BM. Global Public Health 2009; ePub: The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of local leaders in eastern DRC concerning rape and raped women in the war context. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_126085_20

Motivational interviewing with perpetrators of intimate partner abuse. Musser PH, Murphy CM. J Clin Psychol 2009; ePub: Recent controlled trials have shown promising benefits of motivational interviewing as a pretreatment intervention for perpetrators of intimate partner violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_126104_20

Offender-victim body mass ratio and the decision to arrest in cases of intimate partner violence. Cullinane DM, Hirschel D, Buzawa E, Pattavina A, Iannaci L, Faggiani D. Med Sci Law; 49(3): 200-6. 2009: In this study we examine the basic relationship between offender and victim body masses and arrest decisions in 950 cases from police departments in four states: Connecticut, Idaho, Virginia and Tennessee. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_126160_20

Perinatal Status and Help-Seeking for Intimate Partner Violence. Kothari CL, Cerulli C, Marcus S, Rhodes KV. J Womens Health (Liebert) 2009; ePub: Although there has been much research examining the relationship between pregnancy and abuse, this study is one of the few to investigate whether perinatal status impacts the help seeking of abused women. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_126152_20

Rape Myth Acceptance Among Korean College Students: The Roles of Gender, Attitudes Toward Women, and Sexual Double Standard. Lee J, Kim J, Lim H. J Interpers Violence 2009; ePub: The purpose of the current study was to examine factors that influence rape myths among Korean college students.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_126123_20

Sexual abuse of children. A comparative study of intra and extra-familial cases. Magalhaes T, Taveira F, Jardim P, Santos L, Matos E, Santos A. J Forensic Leg Med; 16(8): 455-9. 2009: This study aims to identify possible differences between these types of abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_126115_20

Substance abuse, chronic sorrow, and mothering loss: relapse triggers among female victims of child abuse. Smith CS. J Pediatr Nurs; 24(5): 401-12. 2009: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore chronic sorrow as a relapse trigger among female victims of child abuse seeking treatment for substance abuse relapse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_126128_20

The Implicit Theories of Rape-Prone Men: An Information-Processing Investigation. Blake E, Gannon TA. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol 2009; ePub: This study aims to determine whether rape-prone men hold the same offence-supportive ITs as those that have been identified in rapists. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_126095_20

The knowledge about "date rape drugs" among Polish students. Dziuban' A, Ratecka A, Brzyski P, Forys Z, Gomołka E, Ogonowska D. Przegl Lek; 66(6): 301-10. 2009: There is a need to start education about "Date Rape Drugs" by serious institutions such as the police and schools in Poland. [Source: SafetyLit] Full Abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_126187_20

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>  

V. Events

SVRI & Partner Events at GFHR Forum 2009 Havana Cuba, 16 and 18 November 2009: The Sexual Violence Research Initiative, Ipas and UNFPA take great pleasure in inviting you to attend two workshops hosted at the Global Forum for Health Research annual event in Havana, Cuba November, 2009. The meetings will bring together key thinkers from Latin America and the Caribbean in the area of sexual violence research and will explore the extent of sexual violence in LAC and how research can be used to strengthen health services and reduce violence. Please RSVP to lloots at mrc.ac.za <mailto:lloots at mrc.ac.za>  if you are interested in attending these workshops'. More details online at: http://www.svri.org/SVRIEnglish.pdf <http://www.svri.org/SVRIEnglish.pdf> ; and http://www.svri.org/SVRISpanish.pdf <http://www.svri.org/SVRISpanish.pdf> 

Gender And Transitional Justice Discussion Forum: A gender and transitional justice in Africa discussion forum has been launched on the ATJRN Discussion Forum. The first post is "How do we open the gender debate to men" on the Forum: Engendering Transitional Justice. The aim of the forum to provide a space for practitioners in the field to share observations, innovative programming, and best and worst practices in addressing gender based violations through transitional justice mechanisms. Also it is an opportunity to share reflections on the relationship between these mechanisms and current levels of violence against women. If high levels of violence persist in gendered forms through a transition and beyond, what value can we say TJ mechanisms bring? What form could/ should they take to be more effective? The site can be accessed at http://www.transitionaljustice.org

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence 2009, November 25 - December 10, 2009: The 2009 16 Days Take Action Kit can be downloaded in PDF or Microsoft Word format. If you are willing to translate any of the following materials into a different language, please contact the Center at 16days at cwgl.rutgers.edu. Download the kit online at: http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/16days/kit09/kit.html

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations - School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA: One six-month fellowship is available for a female social scientist from a developing nation, either pre- or post-doctoral, whose work addresses women's economic and social empowerment in that nation. The fellowship is expected to start on September 1, 2010 and run through February 28, 2011. The application deadline is November 1. For application form and submission specifications go to scholar.app.sarweb.org or contact Scholar Programs at scholar at sarsf.org. [Source: Wigsat-l] For more information, visit campbell.fellowship.sarweb.org

IDRC Doctoral Research Awards: Since 1982, IDRC has assisted Canadian graduate students to undertake their thesis research in the field of international development. IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are intended to promote the growth of Canadian and developing country capacity in research on sustainable and equitable development from an international perspective. In principle, IDRC supports research on all parts of the developing regions of the world. At this time, the Centre Training and Awards Program is not supporting awards which involve research in Burma, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Eastern Europe or Central Asia. Applications will be accepted for research at the doctoral level in areas corresponding to IDRC's research priorities. Deadline for applications: November 1, 2009 (awards will be announced in May 2010). [Source: Wigsat-l] For more information visit: http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-23374-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations / The School for Advanced Research (SAR) / Santa Fe, NM, USA / Closing date: November 01, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fellowship-for-Women-Scholar-Practitioners-from-Developing-Nations

2010 Internship Programme / UN-INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/2010-Internship-Programme

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>  

VII. 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. If you have not already done so, please join us online for our discussion on researcher trauma or respond to other postings online. To view current discussions, comment on postings and / or create your own please visit: http://www.svri.org/forums/ <http://www.svri.org/forums/> 

VIII. Vacancies

Grant Writer / Safe Space. New York, NY, USA. / [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Grant-Writer

Program Officer - Women's Rights and Sexuality and Reproductive Health & Rights / The Ford Foundation. Nairobi, Kenya. / Closing date: October 30, 2009.  [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Women-s-Rights-and-Sexuality-and-Reproductive-Health-Rights

Program Officer - Addressing Social & Cultural Barriers to Sexual and Reproductive Health / The Ford Foundation. Lagos, Nigeria. / Closing date: October 30, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Addressing-Social-Cultural-Barriers-to-Sexual-and-Reproductive-Health

Liaison Analyst / UNIFEM. Sakai, Japan. / Closing date: October 15, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Liaison-Analyst

Regional Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) Specialist / UNIFEM. New Delhi, India. / Closing date: October 07, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Gender-Responsive-Budgeting-GRB-Specialist

Finance Specialist - Fund for Gender Equality & UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women / UNIFEM. New York, NY, USA. / Closing date: October 07, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Finance-Specialist-Fund-for-Gender-Equality-UN-Trust-Fund-to-End-Violence-Against-Women

Consultant: International Gender Mainstreaming Consultant / UNDP. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. / Closing date: October 02, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-International-Gender-Mainstreaming-Consultant

Consultants: Authors for Issues Briefs on Gender and Climate Change Funds / UNDP. Location: Home-based. / Closing date: October 01, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultants-Authors-for-Issues-Briefs-on-Gender-and-Climate-Change-Funds

Project Associate, Women Leaders & Gender Parity Programme / The World Economic Forum. Geneva, Switzerland. / Open until filled. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Associate-Women-Leaders-Gender-Parity-Programme

Head of Advocacy / Plan UK. London, UK. / Closing date: October 08, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Head-of-Advocacy

Director of Advocacy, Campaigns and Communications / Plan UK. London, UK. / Closing date: October 09, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Advocacy-Campaigns-and-Communications

Information and Communications Officer / The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD). Chiang Mai, Thailand. / Closing date: October 15, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Information-and-Communications-Officer

Gender Based Violence Technical Advisor / The International Rescue Committee (IRC). New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Based-Violence-Technical-Advisor

Program Officer, Women's Empowerment Program / The Asia Foundation. Washington, DC, USA. / Closing date: October 16, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Women-s-Empowerment-Program

Director / The International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP). New York, NY, USA. / Closing date: November 15, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director

Applications for Board of Directors / Ernestine Women's Shelter. Etobicoke, ON, Canada. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Applications-for-Board-of-Directors

Program Associate, Mesoamerica / JASS (Just Associates). Washington, DC, USA. / Closing date: October 07, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Associate-Mesoamerica

Director of Fundraising and Communications / Mama Cash. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. / Closing date: October 26, 2009. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Fundraising-and-Communications2

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

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