[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 02 02 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Feb 2 12:45:37 SAST 2010



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. Call to Listserv Members for Policies
II. SVRI Online Event, 1- 28 February 2010: Developing effective therapeutic and programming strategies for the care and support of male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence
IV. Online Publications/Resources
V. Journal Articles
VI. Events
VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VIII. Vacancies

I. SVRI Call to Listserv Members for Policies

The SVRI, with funding from the Oak Foundation, is undertaking a review of literature on risk factors and social dynamics underpinning rape, and critique of best practice in rape prevention policy internationally. As part of this project, we are compiling a database of rape prevention strategies from around the world. Does your country have a rape prevention policy, strategy or programme? If yes, please send it through to us. We would welcome any other country specific materials / information etc. that may be available on rape prevention in your country. Please email your responses to svri at mrc.ac.za 

II. SVRI Online Event, 1- 28 February 2010: "Developing effective therapeutic and programming strategies for the care and support of male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence".

The SVRI would like to invite you to participate in this new moderated online discussion. In developing effective therapeutic and programming strategies, the aim of this discussion is then to explore the following questions: 
Question 1: What are the greatest challenges that you have faced in helping male survivors? 
Question 2: What do you think are the greatest challenges faced by the male survivors you have helped? 
Question 3: What can facilitate or hinder disclosure of sexual assault of men? 
This discussion will form the basis of a briefing paper on this topic and will be moderated by Alastair Hilton, a social work consultant, based in Cambodia and Michael Peel, formerly of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Torture Victims, assisted by Wynne Russell, an independent researcher into this topic. To participate in the discussion please register at: www.svri.org/forums/ and click on the discussion topic. We look forward to seeing you there!

III. Websites

United Nations Protection from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: This resource provides information on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse by personnel of the United Nations, non-governmental organizations or other international organizations. [Source: Zunia Update] Website: http://www.un.org/en/pseataskforce/firsttime.shtml 

World Population Foundation: Resource aimed at encouraging sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout the world. Website: http://www.wpf.org/index 

Stairway Foundation Inc. A Learning and Resource Center for Children's Rights: Online resource offering video animations for the prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation in the Philippines. [Source: WUNRN] Website: http://stairwayfoundation.org/stairway/home 

Zonta International: Zonta is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Website: http://www.zonta.org/site/PageServer?pagename=zi_aboutzonta 

UNICEF Legislative Reform Initiative: This initiative includes papers and tools which can inform legislative reform efforts for children's rights and share global experience. [Source: WUNRN] Website: http://www.unicef.org/policyanalysis/index_51859.html 

Blue Heart Campaign Against Human Trafficking: An awareness raising initiative by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to fight human trafficking and its impact on society. Website: http://www.unodc.org/blueheart/index.html 

IV. Online Publications/Resources

Video: The Heart of the Matter. My Body, 2010: Watch the powerful and moving film on the Dutch mybody.nl-website. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to 'Heart of the Matter' and click on the link.[Source: World Population Foundation] Link: http://www.mybody.nl/projecten_artikel/pso_innovatie_award_gbv 

Gender Politics Makes a Difference: Experiences of the Heinrich Böll Foundation Across the World. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, 2009: This report looks at the Heinrich Böll Foundation's experiences, both setbacks and successes across the globe. [Source: AWID] Full report: http://www.boell.org/downloads/Entf_Gender_Politics_Web.pdf 

Sexed Pistols: The Gendered Impacts of Small Arms and Light Weapons. United Nations University, No 1, 2010: This policy brief examines the connection between guns and gender and discusses methodological challenges and priorities in gendered small-arms research, policy and advocacy. [Source: WUNRN] Full brief available at: http://www.unu.edu/publications/briefs/policy-briefs/2010/UNU_PolicyBrief_10-01.pdf 

Planning and Support Tool for SRHR/HIV Prevention Interventions for Young People. World Population Foundation & Stop Aids Now! 2009: This tool focuses on programmes that promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Full document: http://www.wpf.org/documenten/OVC_E-PAT_tool_UK.pdf 

A State of Isolation: Access to Abortion for Women in Ireland. Human Rights Watch, 2010: This report details how women struggle to overcome the financial, logistical, physical, and emotional burdens imposed by restrictive laws and policies that force them to seek care abroad. Full report: http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/ireland0110webwcover.pdf 

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

V. Journal Articles

Staying Safe: Strategies for Qualitative Child Abuse Researchers. Coles J & Mudaly N. Child Abuse Review Vol. 19: 56-69, 2010: This paper reviews the literature on sensitive interview-based research and child abuse research. Full abstract: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122669291/abstract 

Rape Myth Acceptance, Sexual Trauma History, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Baugher S.N, Elhai J.D, Monroe J.R, Gray M.J. J Interpers Violence; EPub, 2010: This study examines false rape-related beliefs and the clinical implications it may have for treatment and rape-myth dispelling programmes. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179419_28 

Rape Reporting: "Classic Rape" and the Behavior of Law. Clay-Warner J, McMahon-Howard J. Violence Vict; 24(6): 723-43, 2009: This study tests the Classic Rape perspective and Black's Theory of the Behavior of Law as predictions for rape reporting. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179526_28 

Stop Blaming the Victim: A Meta-Analysis on Rape Myths. Suárez E, Gadalla T.M. J Interpers Violence; EPub, 2010: This article examines the correlates of rape myth acceptance in published studies in order for programs and policies to address beliefs concurrent with rape myths. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179420_14 

Fear as a Mediator for the Relationship Between Child Sexual Abuse and Victimization of Relationship Violence. Ulloa E.C, Baerresen K, Hokoda A. J Aggression Maltreat Trauma; 18(8): 872-885, 2009: This article examines whether fearful dating experiences may help explain the relationship between child sexual abuse and dating violence victimization. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179623_24 

Forced Sexual Intercourse, Suicidality, and Binge Drinking Among Adolescent Girls. Behnken M.P, Le Y.C, Temple J.R, Berenson A.B. Addict Behav; ePub, 2009: This article explores the significance of binge drinking in mediating the relationship between forced sexual intercourse and suicide for adolescent girls. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179648_24 

Sexual Harassment Experiences and Their Psychological Correlates Among a Diverse Sample of College Women. Yoon E, Stiller Funk R, Kropf N.P. Affilia; 25(1): 8-18, 2010: This article explores the relationship between sexual victimization and psychological outcomes, as well as racial differences in the prevalence of and responses to sexual harassment experiences. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179587_25 

The Relationship Between Drug Use and Sexual Aggression in Men Across Time. Swartout K.M, White J.W. J Interpers Violence; EPub, 2010: This article examines drug use as a component of deviant lifestyles that may include sexually aggressive behavior in men. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179751_1 

The Roles of Victim and Offender Substance Use in Sexual Assault Outcomes. Brecklin L.R, Ullman S.E. J Interpers Violence; ePub, 2010: This article analyses the The impact of victim and offender preassault substance use on the outcomes of sexual assault incidents. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179421_1 

A Descriptive Profile of High-Risk Sex Offenders Under Intensive Supervision in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. Lussier P, Deslauriers-Varin N, Râtel T. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol; 54(1): 71-91, 2010: This study provides a preliminary descriptive profile of individuals having been issued an 810 recognizance order, a preventive order issued to individuals in the community considered by the court to be high-risk sex offenders. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179580_20 

Hymen Reconstruction: Ethical and Legal Issues. Cook R.J & Dickens B. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 107, pp. 266-269, 2009: This article explores the ethical and legal issues surrounding the practice of hymen reconstruction. [Source: WUNRN] Full paper can be downloaded at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1518068 

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>  

VI. Events

UNICEF-GPIA International Conference: Adolescent Girls, Cornerstones of Society - Building Evidence and Policies for Inclusive Societies, 26-28 April 2010, New York, USA. This conference will inform thinking and practices around key issues and trends related to adolescent girls. [Source: WUNRN] For more information, please visit: http://www.equityforchildren.org/apr-26-28-2010-unicef-gpia-international-conference-adolescent-girls-cornerstones-of-society---building-evidence-and-policies-for-inclusive-societies-246/index.html 

2010 Champions for Change, 8 March 2010, Washington D.C, USA. The International Centre for Research on Women invites you to attend the Innovation Empowers Women Awards Cocktail Reception on International Women's Day. RSVP by February 23, 2010. [Source: IGWG] For more information, visit:  http://www.icrw.org/ChampionsForChange/

South African Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Annual Conference, 17-19 May 2010, Pretoria, South Africa. Registration for the 11th Annual National Conference on Child Abuse is now open. Please visit: http://www.sapsac.co.za/index.html 

UNICEF Online Discussion, 16 December 2009 to 28 February 2010: Consultation on Girls and Gender Equality currently underway. For more information, visit: http://www.unifem.org/news_events/event_detail.php?EventID=322 

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Rape Prevention and Education Grant Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program will be supporting rape prevention and education programmes in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and six U.S. territories. For more information, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/RPE/index.html 

Fellowship Opportunity: Gender and Population Post-Doctoral Fellow. The International Centre for Research on Women is offering a post-doctoral fellowship for a social scientist at its Washington D.C. office. Screening will continue until the position is filled. [Source: IGWG] For more information, visit: http://www.icrw.org/html/jobs/Fellowships/Gender-and-Population-Fellowship.html 

Call for papers: Catherine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. The prize-winning paper will be published in Signs, and the author will be provided an honorarium of $1,000. Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2010. [Source: Women-East-West] For more information, please visit: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/page/signs/stimpson.html 

Training Course: West Africa Network for Peacebuilding. The Africa Desk of Women Peacemakers Program intends to hold a Training of Trainers to enhance skills in gender and nonviolence approaches and to expand its work in communities throughout Africa. Application deadline: 5 February 2010. [Source: AWID] For more information, please visit: http://www.wanep.org/wpp/files/2010_ToT_application_form.pdf 

Oxfam International Youth Partnerships: Applications to become an action partner now open. Develop your skills, knowledge and understanding and exchange with other young people from around the world. Application deadline: 12 February 2010. [Source: AWID] For more information, please visit: http://oiyp.oxfam.org/oiyp/template_02.aspx?id=52 

Call for Nominations: 2010 TWAS Prizes. Eight prizes are awarded annually to individual scientists in eight fields of science. Prizes of US$ 15,000 awarded. Deadline for nominations: 31 March 2010. [Source: Wigsat] For more information, visit: http://www.twas.org/ 

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>  

VIII. Vacancies

Gender Specialist / UNDP / Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo / Closing date: February 03, 2010. [Source: ARSRC] Read more: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=14503 

SGBV Specialist Advisor / UNDP / Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo / Closing date: February 03, 2010. [Source: ARSRC] Read more: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=14502 

Forum & Events Assistant (Bilingual: French/English) / The Association for Women's Rights in Development  / Toronto, ON, Canada / Closing date: February 7, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Forum-Events-Assistant-Bilingual-French-English 

Chief, Asia Pacific and Arab States / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: February 16, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-Asia-Pacific-and-Arab-States 

Junior Editorial Internship / Gender Across Borders / Home-based / Closing date: February 8, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Junior-Editorial-Internship

Gender Advisor / Plan Canada / Toronto, ON, Canada. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advisor 

Administrative Assistant / Making Cents International / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: February 12, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Administrative-Assistant 

Gender-Based Violence Technical Advisor / The International Rescue Committee  / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Based-Violence-Technical-Advisor 

Gender-Based Violence Coordinator / UNFPA and UNICEF / Haiti. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Based-Violence-Coordinator2 

Communications Director / The World Young Women's Christian Association / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: February 21, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Director 

Director / The Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe / Harare, Zimbabwe / Closing date: February 6, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director 

Research Manager, Bradford Gender & Livelihoods Research Project / Oxfam GB / Bradford, UK / Closing date: February 4, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Manager-Bradford-Gender-Livelihoods-Research-Project

Admin and Finance Assistant, Bradford Gender & Livelihoods Research Project / Oxfam GB / Bradford, UK / Closing date: February 4, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Admin-and-Finance-Assistant-Bradford-Gender-Livelihoods-Research-Project

Gender Programme Co-ordinator / Oxfam GB / Manchester, UK / Closing date: February 21, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Programme-Co-ordinator 

Strategic Partnership Coordinator / Breakthrough / New York, NY, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Strategic-Partnership-Coordinator 

President / The International Center for Research on Women / Washington, DC, USA. http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/President 

Monitoring and Evaluation Intern / The International Center for Research on Women  / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Monitoring-and-Evaluation-Intern 

Intern / Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights / New Delhi, India / Closing date: February 28, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 01 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Intern


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