[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 21 09 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Sep 21 11:47:53 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:

Coexist Initiative: The Coexist Initiative is a regional network of male led community based organizations focused on eliminating all forms of gender based violence against women and girls, undertaking HIV prevention activities, promoting women's participation in governance and the entire decision making process and fostering peace building through effective conflict mitigation strategies. Webpage: http://www.coexistkenya.org/

Violence Prevention Evidence Base and Resources: The purpose of this website is to provide a violence prevention resource for policy makers, practitioners and others working to tackle and prevent violence. Webpage: http://www.preventviolence.info/

Violence prevention: the evidence: By spotlighting evidence for the effectiveness of interventions, Violence prevention: the evidence provides clear directions for how violence prevention funders, policy makers and programme implementers can boost the impact of their violence prevention efforts. Webpage: http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/4th_milestones_meeting/publications/en/index.html

Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia: Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia is a strategic collaboration between the Australian Childhood Foundation and Monash University (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences). Website: http://www.capra.monash.org/

III. Online Publications / Resources

NICE Guidance: When to suspect child maltreatment, NICE 2009: This guidance provides a summary of the clinical features associated with maltreatment (alerting features) that may be observed when a child presents to healthcare professionals. Download full document online at: http://www.preventviolence.info/details.aspx?id=7c126565-10a7-43fb-9ac4-4c46d22fff8b&category=4rpdf

Combating Trafficking In Persons In Accordance With Principles Of Islamic Law, UNODC, 2009: An understanding of Islam's position on trafficking in persons and its related acts and elements, can provide important avenues for the development of a comprehensive approach to combating trafficking in Muslim countries, one which draws on and is grounded in the Islamic tradition, as well as in compliance with international law. [Source: WUNRN] Direct Link to Full 70-Page Study: http://www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/UNODC_Trafficking_and_Islamic_Law_-_Amended.pdf

Advocating for Sexual Abuse Free Classrooms. Childhope UK, 2009: This booklet is part of a series that looks critically at the current risk factors for sexual abuse of children. The booklet proposes recommendations for government and other organizations involved in supporting children and communities affected by high rates of sexual abuse. [Source: Youth InfoNet 60] Document: http://www.childhope.org.uk/wcore/showdoc.asp?id=1108
Culturally Competent Service Provision to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Survivors of Sexual Violence by Sabrina Gentlewarrior with contributions from Kim Fountain, VAWNet Applied Research Forum, September 2009: We have an ethical mandate to serve all survivors of sexual violence. Yet lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) survivors have often been excluded from our work. [Source: RAINNet] Full document: http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/AR_LGBTSexualViolence.pdf

National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: America's Prostituted Children. Shared Hope International, 2009: Starting in October 2006, Shared Hope International embarked on a study seeking to assess the scope of domestic minor sex trafficking, the identification of victims, and how these victims were gaining access to services. [Source: WUNRN] Direct Link To Full 82-Page Report: http://www.sharedhope.org/files/SHI_National_Report_on_DMST_2009.pdf

Their Protection is in Our Hands - The State of Global Child Trafficking for Sexual Purposes, ECPAT International and The Body Shop, 2009: This report provides a global overview of the trafficking of children and young people for sexual purposes, the range of interventions needed to combat trafficking, the need for a holistic and integrated approach, and nations' goals and targets for reducing trafficking. [Source: Youth InfoNet 60] Full document: http://www.ecpat.net/EI/Publications/Trafficking/Full_Report_Global_Child_Trafficking_for_Sexual_Purposes.pdf
Integrating gender into HIV/AIDS programmes in the health sector: Tool to improve responsiveness to women's needs. World Health Organization, Department of Gender, Women and Health, 2009: This tool helps programme managers and health-care providers in the public and private sectors integrate gender into HIV/AIDS programmes they wish to set up, implement and evaluate so they are more responsive to women's needs. Download tool online at: http://www.who.int/gender/documents/gender_hiv/en/index.html

World Perspectives on Child Abuse. Eighth Edition. International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, 2008: This publication offers a unique view of the state of child maltreatment policy and practice in over 70 countries. Download executive summary online at: http://www.ispcan.org/wp/index.htm

The Cost of Child Abuse in Australia. Taylor, P., Moore, P., Pezzullo, L., Tucci, J., Goddard, C., and De Bortoli, L. Access Economics, Australian Childhood Foundation and Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia: Melbourne. 2008: This report estimates the one year prevalence and incidence of child abuse and neglect in Australia in 2007, and calculates the associated financial costs and burden of disease. Download full report online at: http://www.accesseconomics.com.au/publicationsreports/showreport.php?id=180&searchfor=2008&searchby=year

Gender & Security Sector Reform Toolkit. Bastick, Megan & Valasek, Kristin (eds).DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR, UN-INSTRAW. 2008: This Toolkit is an initial response to the need for information and analysis on gender and SSR. It is designed to provide policymakers and practitioners with a practical introduction to why gender issues are important in SSR and what can be done to integrate them. [Source: WUNRN] Download online at: http://www.dcaf.ch/gender-security-sector-reform/_index.cfm

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

"Universal Precautions": perinatal touch and examination after childhood sexual abuse. Coles J, Jones K. Birth; 36(3): 230-6. 2009: The objective of this study was to explore women's responses to perinatal professional touch and examination of themselves and their babies. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_111865_20

Adolescent peer-on-peer sexual aggression: Characteristics of aggressors of alcohol and non-alcohol-related assault. Young AM, King L, Abbey A, Boyd CJ. J Stud Alcohol Drugs; 70(5): 700-3. 2009: The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics of adolescents involved in alcohol-related and non-alcohol-related sexual assault of peers. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_111486_20

Adult intimate partner violence perpetrators are significantly more likely to have witnessed intimate partner violence as a child than nonperpetrators. Ernst AA, Weiss SJ, Hall J, Clark R, Coffman B, Goldstein L, Hobley K, Dettmer T, Lehrman C, Merhege M, Corum B, Rihani T, Valdez M. Am J Emerg Med; 27(6): 641-50. 2009: The objective of the study was to determine whether perpetrators of IPV could be identified in a busy emergency department and whether Perps were more likely than non-Perps to be ACWs. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_111818_20

Child pornography in peer-to-peer networks. Steel CM. Child Abuse Negl 2009; ePub: Understanding the behavior of child pornographers and how they search for content when contrasted with those sharing content provides a basis for finding and combating that behavior. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_111844_20

Childhood abuse and common complaints in pregnancy. Lukasse M, Schei B, Vangen S, Øian P. Birth; 36(3): 190-9. 2009: Regression analyses were used to examine associations of childhood abuse and 16 common complaints in pregnancy. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_111866_20

Intimate Partner Violence and Social Isolation Across the Rural/Urban Divide. Lanier C, Maume MO. Violence Against Women 2009; ePub: This study proposes an approach to the problem of IPV based on a unifying concept: social isolation. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_111790_20

Prevalence of childhood sexual abuse and timing of disclosure in a representative sample of adults from Quebec. Hebert M, Tourigny M, Cyr M, McDuff P, Joly J. Can J Psychiatry; 54(9): 631-6. 2009: Our study sought to explore patterns of disclosure of child sexual abuse in a sample of adult men and women. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_111819_20

Social learning, sexual and physical abuse, and adult crime. Felson RB, Lane KJ. Aggressive Behav 2009; ePub: This research examines the relationship between childhood physical and sexual abuse and the types of crimes committed by male adult offenders.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_111874_20

Early coital debut and associated HIV risk factors among young women and men in South Africa. Pettifor A, O'Brien K, Macphail C, et al. Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health;35(2):82-90. 2009: Data from a nationally representative survey that included 7,692 sexually active South African youth ages 15-24 were used to assess characteristics related to sexual debut and to respondents' first sexual partner. [Source: Youth InfoNet 60] Full abstract: http://www.infoforhealth.org/youthwg/search/search_results_single.php?start_num=0&fullrecordID=440052&fullrecordtype=7&query=RSID%3A339888&subquery=&noloading=1

The Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health is available complimentary for the month of September with no preregistration required. Please visit http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/nisc/jcamh to view full text articles. 

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

Womankind Worldwide and One World Action: International CEDAW Conference, London, UK, November 11, 2009: 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of CEDAW, the Global Bill of Rights for Women. Womankind Worldwide and One World Action and their partners around the world believe that the principles set out in CEDAW remain as relevant today as they did 30 years ago. However, urgent action is needed by the UK and other governments around the world to ensure that the commitments set out in this key human rights instrument are implemented swiftly and in full. [Source: AWID Resource Net Announcements: Wednesday 16 September 2009] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Women-in-Action/Events-around-the-world/Int-l-CEDAW-Conf

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship opportunity for African women at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service: The African Women Public Service Fellowship is for prospective female applicants from Africa who have completed an undergraduate level degree. The current fellowship offer is for candidates interested in starting NYU Wagner's two-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, or the one-year Executive MPA: Concentration on International Public Service Organizations (for mid-career candidates only) with a start date of late August, 2010. For more information visit: http://wagner.nyu.edu/international/awpsf.php

Call for Nominations: 2010 Felipa de Souza Award: The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission calls on the international LGBTI, human rights, and sexual rights communities to submit nominations for the 2010 Felipa de Souza Award. Deadline for nominations: October 1, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource Net Announcements: Wednesday 16 September 2009] More information: http://www.iglhrc.org/cgi-bin/iowa/article/support/coc2010/954.html

Call for Project Proposals for Kiribati and the Solomon Islands. Pacific Facility Fund in Support of Organisations and Actions to End Violence Against Women: The Pacific Fund to End Violence Against Women is a grant scheme and capacity-building program. Projects must be implemented in Kiribati or the Solomon Islands: regional projects will not be considered. Deadline for Applications: Kiribati - 23 October 2009; Solomon Islands - 30 October 2009. Guidelines and application forms can be requested by contacting Eleanor Hale at UNIFEM Pacific Regional Office by emailing eleanor.hale at unifem.org

New Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations: The Campbell Fellowship will support 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. In addition to a stipend, and housing and office space on the SAR campus, the Campbell Fellow receives travel, shipping, and library resource funds; health insurance; and the support of a mentoring committee of established scholar-practitioners. The fellowship term will start on September 1, 2010 and run through February 28, 2011. The application deadline is November 1, 2009. Application instructions are available in the website's Resident Scholar Fellowship section: http://sarweb.org/index.php?news_campbell_fellowship

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence & National Sexual Violence Resource Center FUNDING ALERT Volume 4 Number 21, September 17, 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-V4N21.pdf

New funding opportunities for four health Research Programme Consortia: DFID calls for expressions of interest for service providers to lead Research Programme Consortia to work on four health themes. Closing date is October 9th, 2009. [Source: The Global Development Network Newsletter [GDNews] # 88} For more details: http://www.research4development.info/news.asp?ArticleID=50479

Call for Applications: AusAID: Human Rights Small Grants Scheme: The 2009-10 Human Rights Small Grants Scheme is now open for applications. In 2009-10 the HRSGS has expanded its geographical focus to include all of Africa and Latin America, in addition to the Asia-Pacific, Caribbean and Middle East. For further details on eligible countries under the Scheme, refer to the List of Eligible Countries. Deadline for applications: October 2, 2009. More details: http://www.ausaid.gov.au/business/other_opps/humanrights_scheme.cfm

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, such as the following request form Tulir:

Rape/sexual violence victim compensation: Tulir from India would appreciate inputs from rape/sexual violence victim compensation.  Has there been any studies, reports, policies, practices, protocols? Can anyone assist her? 

To view current discussions, comment on Tulir's posting or other postings and / or create your own please visit: http://www.svri.org/forums/ <http://www.svri.org/forums/> 

VIII. Vacancies

Request for Proposals: Consultant-Research-Action on Urgent Appeals Responses for Women Human Rights Defenders at Risk / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Cape Town, Toronto, Mexico City or Work from Current Location / Closing date: October 01, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Request-for-Proposals-Consultant-Research-Action-on-Urgent-Appeals-Responses-for-Women-Human-Rights-Defenders-at-Risk

Resource Development Coordinator / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, Canada or Mexico City, Mexico (preferred, but flexible) / Closing date: October 01, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Resource-Development-Coordinator

Communications Manager / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Cape Town, South Africa  (preferred, but flexible) / Closing date: October 16, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Communications-Manager

WLPPFP & LAWA Fellowships / The Georgetown University Law Center / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: September 30, 2009 (for LAWA) & November 02, 2009 (for WLPPFP). [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/WLPPFP-LAWA-Fellowships

Social Development and Gender Equity Advisor / The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) / Amsterdam, the Netherlands / Closing date: October 04, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Social-Development-and-Gender-Equity-Advisor

Programme Manager - Sexual and Reproductive Health / Plan UK / London, UK / Closing date: October 09, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Manager-Sexual-and-Reproductive-Health

Gender Equality Manager / Plan UK / London, UK / Closing date: October 07, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Equality-Manager

Internship Programme / PWESC / New Delhi, India. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Internship-Programme

Director of Development / The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Development

Philanthropic Partnership Officer / The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Philanthropic-Partnership-Officer2

Senior Program Officer, International Women's Program / The Open Society Institute (OSI) / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: September 30, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Program-Officer-International-Women-s-Program

Health and Human Rights Program Officer - Africa / The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) / New York, NY, USA or Cape Town, South Africa / Apply ASAP. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Health-and-Human-Rights-Program-Officer-Africa

Field Researchers for Trafficking Study / ERRC / Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania / Closing date: October 05, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Field-Researchers-for-Trafficking-Study

Technical Writer/Communications Coordinator / The Global Campaign for Microbicides / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Technical-Writer-Communications-Coordinator

Senior Communications Associate / The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: September 21, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Communications-Associate

Manager, Global Trade and Agriculture Policy / Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: September 23, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Manager-Global-Trade-and-Agriculture-Policy

Fuel Network Communications and Membership Consultant (Gender & Energy Project) / The Women's Refugee Commission / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fuel-Network-Communications-and-Membership-Consultant-Gender-Energy-Project

Director of Fundraising and Communications / Mama Cash / Amsterdam, the Netherlands / Closing date: October 26, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Fundraising-and-Communications

Gender Advisor / NZAID / Wellington, New Zealand / Closing date: September 23, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 21 September 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advisor2

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 priority public health problem.  To learn more about the SVRI visit our website www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/>  or contact us at svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>  

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