[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 20 10 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Oct 20 07:31:43 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 & Partner Events at GFHR Forum 2009 Havana Cuba, 16-18 November 2009
II. Websites
III. Online Publications/Resources
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. SVRI Online Discussions
VII. Vacancies

I. SVRI & Partner Events at GFHR Forum 2009 Havana Cuba, 16-18 November 2009: The Sexual Violence Research Initiative, Ipas and UNFPA take great pleasure in inviting you to attend a series of meetings hosted at the Global Forum for Health Research annual event in Havana, Cuba 16th-19th November. 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. Workshop attendance is free. Please RSVP to lloots at mrc.ac.za if you are interested in attending these workshops'. More details online at: http://www.svri.org/SVRIEnglish.pdf; and http://www.svri.org/SVRISpanish.pdf or visit: http://www.globalforumhealth.org/Forum-2009/Programme/Satellite-meetings 

II. Websites

Childtrafficking.com Digital Library: The website focuses on children and includes the latest information on strategies for trafficking prevention, as well as for the rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of trafficking. http://www.childtrafficking.com/ 

Prevention Institute: Prevention Institute was founded in 1997 to address complex health and social issues. The organization builds on the successes of a variety of fields and applies them to new challenges in fields such as injury and violence prevention, traffic safety, health disparities, nutrition and physical activity, and youth development. http://preventioninstitute.org/index.html 

III. Online Publications/Resources

Asylum Seeking Women, Violence and Health. Zimmerman C, Hossain M, Kiss L, Hoey J, Weneden K, Watts C, Bhatti S, Christie G and Baillot H. Irish Refugee Council & London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, October 2009: This study sought to address some of the important evidence gaps on violence, women's health and their experiences in the asylum-system by interviewing asylum-seeking women in three European settings, Scotland, Belgium and Italy. [Source: Women's Asylum News]. Full report: http://www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/pub/Women_health 

Witchcraft Allegations: Refugee Protection & Human Rights - A Review of the Evidence. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 2009. This paper examines the link between witchcraft accusations and displacement. [Source: WUNRN] Full document available at: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/lib.nsf/db900sid/RWST-7RAL7E/$file/unhcr-jan2009.pdf?openelement

Arab Human Development Report 2009: Challenges to Human Security in the Arab Countries. United Nations Development Program, 2009: This new report looks at the fragility of the region's political, social, economic and environmental structures, its lack of people-centred development policies and its vulnerability to outside intervention. [Source: WUNRN] Full report at: http://www.arab-hdr.org/publications/other/ahdr/ahdr2009e.pdf

Forced and Early Marriage: A Focus on Central and Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union Countries with Selected Laws from Other Countries. United Nations, 2009. This paper provides a brief overview of forced and child marriage from an international perspective and discusses selected international and regional standards on this issue. [Source: StopVAW] Report available at: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/vaw_legislation_2009/Expert%20Paper%20EGMGPLHP%20_Cheryl%20Thomas%20revised_.pdf 

Trafficking in Persons: Analysis on Europe. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2009: This  report shows that trafficking in persons is an under-detected crime in Europe.[Source: WUNRN] Full document available at:  http://www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/Trafficking_in_Persons_in_Europe_09.pdf 

Promoting Gender Equality to Prevent Violence Against Women. World Health Organisation, 2009: This report outlines the importance of highlighting the role gender plays in interpersonal violent situations, community- and school-based initiatives to empower women, the role of the media in altering gender norms, and the importance of engaging with men to combat violence against women. [Source: StopVAW] Report available at: http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/gender.pdf 

Training Manual to Fight Trafficking in Children for Labour, Sexual and Other Forms of Exploitation. International Labour Organisation, 2009: This training manual seeks to aid governments, workers, employers, international, and non-governmental organizations that combat trafficking in children for labour, sexual and other exploitation. [Source: WUNRN] The manual can be accessed at: http://www.ilo.org/ipec/areas/Traffickingofchildren/lang--en/WCMS_111537/index.htm 

Responding to Sexual Violence: Attrition in the New Zealand Criminal Justice System
Ministry of Women's Affairs, September 2009: The aim of this study was to assess attrition in relation to adult sexual violation cases. Download the report at: http://www.mwa.govt.nz/news-and-pubs/publications/attrition-pdf 

Domestic Violence Laws in Australia. Australian Government, Department of Families, Housing, Community and Indigenous Affairs, 2009: This report provides an overview of Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand legislation on domestic violence. [Source: WUNRN] Full report available at: http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/women/pubs/violence/np_time_for_action/domestic_violence_laws/Documents/Domestic%20Violence%20Laws%20in%20Australia%20-%20June%202009.pdf 

No Refuge, Access Denied: Medical and Humanitarian Needs of Zimbabweans in South Africa. Médecins Sans Frontières, 2009: This report highlights the plight of Zimbabweans seeking refuge in South Africa, the appalling conditions in which they live, and their ongoing lack of access to adequate protection, shelter, and basic services, particularly health care. Download report at: http://www.msf.org/source/countries/africa/southafrica/2009/no_refuge/No_Refuge_Access_Denied.pdf 

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

Sexual Violence and Reproductive Health Outcomes Among South African Female Youths: A Contextual Analysis. Speizer I, Pettifor A, Cummings S, MacPhail C, Kleinschmidt A, and Rees H. American Journal of Public Health; 99(2), 2009: The study explored whether female youths from communities with higher sexual violence were at greater risk of negative reproductive health outcomes. [Source: Health Systems Trust] Abstract available at: http://www.ajph.org/cgi/content/full/99/S2/S425?view=long&pmid=19372525 

Medico-legal Findings, Legal Case Progression, and Outcomes in South African Rape Cases: Retrospective Review. Jewkes R, Christofides N, Vetten L, Jina R, Sigsworth R, et al. PLoS Med 6(10), 2009: This article aims to describe the processing of rape cases by South African police and courts and the association between documented injuries and DNA and case progression through the criminal justice system. Full article available at: http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000164 

Child Sexual Abuse: The Perception of Mothers Concerning their Daughters' Sexual Abuse. Carvalho Q , Galvão M, Cardoso M. Rev Lat Am Enfermagem; 17(4), 2009: This qualitative study aimed to grasp the perception of mothers whose daughters were sexually abused. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract at: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_144211_24 

Child Mental Health Problems as Risk Factors for Victimization.Turner H, Finkelhor D, Ormrod R. Child Maltreatment; ePub, 2009: The current study examines the effects of child internalizing and externalizing symptoms on increases in victimization over a 1-year period. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract at: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_144076_24 

Men's and Women's Childhood Sexual Abuse and Victimization in Adult Partner Relationships: A Study of Risk Factors. Daigneault I, Hebert M, McDuff P. Child Abuse and Neglect; ePub, 2009: This study documents the prevalence of childhood sexual abuse, childhood physical assault, psychological, physical and sexual intimate partner violence in a nationally representative sample. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract at: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_144074_24

The Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG) - A Tool for the Risk Assessment of Violent Offenders. Rossegger A, Urbaniok F, Danielsson C, Endrass J. Fortschr Neurol Psychiat; 77(10), 2009: The aim of this study is to discuss the state of validation for the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide - an instrument for assessing the recidivism risk of violent offenders. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract at: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_144102_12 

Male Sexual Coercion: Analysis of a Few Associated Factors. Sierra J, Gutiérrez-Quintanilla R, Bermúdez M, Buela-Casal G. Psychol Rep; 105(1), 2009: The purpose of this study was to assess, the importance of sociodemographic variables, personality traits, sexual attitudes, and male chauvinist attitudes in explaining male sexual coercion. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract at: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_144207_13 

Family Structure as a Risk Factor for Women's Sexual Victimization: A Study Using the Danish Registry System. Elklit A, Shevlin M. Arch Sex Behav; ePub, 2009: This study estimated the risk of sexual victimization associated with different family structures. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract at:  http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_144042_13 

The Paradox of Progress: Translating Evan Stark's Coercive Control Into Legal Doctrine for Abused Women. Hanna C. Violence Against Women; ePub, 2009: This article examines Evan Stark's model of coercive control and what this paradigm shift might mean for the law. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract at: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_144228_20

Female Genital Mutilation and its Prevention: A Challenge for Pediatricians. Jaeger F, Caflisch M, Hohlfeld P. Eur J Pediatr; 168(1) 2009: This study aims to offer information on how to approach female genital mutilation. [Source: SafetyLit] Abstract available at: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds[]=citjournalarticle_87033_24 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_87033_24>  

Looking Forward in Records of Young Adults Convicted of Sexual Homicide, Rape, or Molestation as Youth: Risks for Reoffending. Busch K, Zagar R, Grove W, Hughes J, Arbit J, Bussell R, Bartikowski B. Psychol Rep; 104(1), 2009: This study assesses the risks predicting reoffending. [Source: SafetyLit] Abstract available at: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds[]=citjournalarticle_102644_24 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_102644_24>  

Post-Traumatic Stress Reactions Among Rwandan Children and Adolescents in the Early Aftermath of Genocide. Neugebauer R, Fisher P, Blake Turner J, Yamabe S, Sarsfield J, Stehling-Ariza T. Int J Epidemiol; ePub, 2009:. This article is the first complete report of the key community-based findings of a 1995 psychiatric epidemiological survey of young survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract at: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds[]=citjournalarticle_94728_24 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_94728_24>  

Sexual Maltreatment of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Minors from the Horn of Africa: A Mixed Method Study Focusing on Vulnerability and Prevention. Lay M, Papadopoulos I. Child Abuse and Neglect; ePub 2009: The study described in this paper sought to identify the social, cultural, and political factors that effect African unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors' vulnerability to sexual maltreatment in England. [Source: SafetyLit] Abstract available at: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds[]=citjournalarticle_144066_24 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_144066_24>  

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 Online Event, 28 September - 20 October, 2009: Researcher Trauma, Safety and Sexual Violence Research: Please join us online from 28 September to 23 October to participate in our 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 is being moderated by Dr Jan Coles and Dr Shazneen Limjerwala. The online discussion 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/ and click on the discussion entitled: Researcher Trauma, Safety and Sexual Violence Research. We look forward to meeting you online! 

Panel Discussion: "Women and migration in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Including in the Context of the Financial Crisis", 4 November 2009. Palais des Nations, Geneva. This panel will discuss ways and means to protect migrant women's rights throughout the migration process in Europe, taking into account the gender dimension of migration and devising migration policies promoting human rights and integration in the European region. For more information, please contact Malgorzata Tarasiewicz at trasiewicz at neww.org.pl.

The 4th Christina Conference on Gender Studies, 20 - 22 May 2010, University of Helsinki, Finland. This conference explores the complex connections among gender, nature and culture.  The deadline for abstract submissions:15 December 2009. [Source: WUNRN] Read more at: http://www.helsinki.fi/kristiina-instituutti/conference/index.html 

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Nominations: Solutions for Global Health. Global South-South Development Expo 2009. The World Health Organization and the United Nations Development Programme Special Unit for South-South Cooperation invite you to nominate a project or program that has provided a successful solution to a public health problem through effective leadership, innovation, and partnership. The deadline for submission of the nomination form is October 30th. Please visit http://www.workscape.ca/showthread.php?p=736 for more information. 

Call for Applications: UNIFEM Pacific Regional Office, Pacific Fund to end violence against women. Call for applications for South-South Exchanges to learn from successful and innovative experiences addressing violence against women. Eligible countries: Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The deadline for submission: Friday 6 November 2009. Please contact Eleanore Hale at eleanor.hale at unifem.org. 

Internship Programme: UN-INSTRAW / Santo/ Domingo, Dominican Republic. This internship programme is designed to acquaint students or recent graduates with gender issues and the work of UN-INSTRAW and of the United Nations in general. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 18 October 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Internship-Programme2 

Course: Strengthening Multisectoral Prevention and Response Interventions to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence,Center for African Family Studies, November 9-20, 2009, Nairobi, Kenya. This two-week course provides practical skills in designing and implementing interagency and multisectoral programmes and interventions to respond to gender based violence in the community and especially among populations affected by armed conflict. For additional information and application queries please visit: http://www.cafs.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57%3Astrengthening-multi-sectoral-prevention-and-response-interventions-to-sexual-and-gender-based-violence-9-20-november-2009-nairobi&catid=19%3A2009-english-courses&Itemid=174&lang=en 

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. 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>  

VIII. Vacancies

Research Officer Partner Violence/ICRH. Closing date: 1 November 2009. Please email Dr Marleen Temmerman at dirk.vanbraeckel at ugent.be. 

Consultant: Translator / Content Editor - Gender / UNDP / (AWID)/ Slovak Republic / Closing date: November 04, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 18 October 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Translator-Content-Editor-Gender 

Consultant: International CEDAW Technical Advisor / UNIFEM/ Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: October 26, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 18 October 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-International-CEDAW-Technical-Advisor 

Women Economic Rights and Security Unit Manager /UNIFEM / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: November 01, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 18 October 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-Economic-Rights-and-Security-Unit-Manager 

Executive Director / Sister Namibia / Windhoek, Nambia /Closing date: October 27, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 18 October 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director2 

Director and Chair of Development Management / The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) / Bellville, South Africa / Closing date: October 30, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 18 October 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-and-Chair-of-Development-Management

Research Assistant - Gender / IT for Change / Bangalore, India / Closing date: October 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 18 October 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Assistant-Gender 

Research Associate - Gender / IT for Change / Bangalore, India / Closing date: October 31, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 18 October 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Associate-Gender

Project Coordinator: AB-DGN International Project / Women's Health in Women's Hands CHC (WHIWH) / Toronto, ON, Canada / Closing date: October 23, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 18 October 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Coordinator-AB-DGN-International-Project 

Program Assistant / The Institute for Women's Policy Research / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 18 October 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Assistant 

Director of Research / The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 18 October 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Research 

Member of Rapid Response Grantmaking (RRG) Team /Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights (UAF) / Boulder, CO, USA / Closing date: November 05, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 18 October 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Member-of-Rapid-Response-Grantmaking-RRG-Team 

Executive Director / ILGA-Europe / Brussels, Belgium /Closing date: November 09, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs, 18 October 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director 

Director of Women's Programs: Women's Political Participation. The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI). Washington, DC, USA.Please apply online at: http://www.ndi.org/current_openings 

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

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