[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 09 02 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Feb 9 10:42:23 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. 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
III. Online Publications/Resources
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VI. Vacancies

I. SVRI Online Event, 1- 28 February 2010: "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 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!

II. Websites

Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice: An eJournal of the Family Violence Prevention Fund aiming to improve the health, safety, and quality of care for survivors of family violence. Website: http://endabuse.org/health/ejournal/about/ 

Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention: This National Sexual Violence Resource Centre project highlights resources, research and tools that support the development of bystander intervention approaches to prevention. [ Source: PreventConnect] Website: http://www.nsvrc.org/projects/engaging-bystanders 

CALCASA Policy For Prevention: Debby Tucker of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence shares resources on 'how to' guides for changing policy. [Source: PreventConnect] Website: http://calcasa.org/prevention/policy-for-prevention/ 

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Project: This resource highlights the need to educate youth about relationships, raises awareness and provides communities with a critical opportunity to work together to prevent this devastating cycle of abuse. Website: http://www.teendvmonth.org/index.html 

III. Online Publications/Resources

OneResponse: Haiti Earthquake Gender Resources. This tool offers practical resources for emergency responders, aid workers, volunteers and disaster managers working to prevent gender-based violence and sexual exploitation in Haiti. [Source: IGWG].Website: http://oneresponse.info/crosscutting/gender/Pages/Gender.aspx 

Inter-Agency Standing Committee: Guidelines on Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings. This resource assists in establishing and coordinating a set of minimum multi-sectoral interventions to prevent and respond to sexual violence during the early phase of an emergency. [Source: IGWG] Website: http://www.humanitarianinfo.org/iasc/pageloader.aspx?page=content-subsidi-tf_gender-gbv 

Paramilitaries' Heirs: The New Face of Violence in Colombia. Human Rights Watch, February 2010: This report extensively documents the widespread and serious abuses against civilians, including massacres, killings, rapes, threats, and extortion perpetrated by the Colombian successor groups. Full report: http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/colombia0210webwcover_0.pdf 

Words to Action: Newsletter on Violence Against Women. United Nations, Issue No. 6, January 2010: This newsletter is produced by the UN Division for the Advancement of Women. It disseminates information on actions undertaken by Member States and UN entities to address violence against women. [Source: WUNRN] Newsletter available at: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/vaw/Words%20to%20Action%20Issue%20No.%206.pdf 

Video: Causing Pain. Choose Respect: The 13-minute video is targeted for teens, and provides information about dating abuse and its consequences, and ways to prevent it in their own lives and the lives of their friends.[Source: WUNRN] Available at: http://www.chooserespect.org/scripts/materials/videos/video_13min.asp 

Women's Rights are Human Rights: The Practice of the Human Rights Committee and the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Van Leeuwen F. School of Human Rights Research, 2009: This book examines whether the work of the UN Human Rights Committee and Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, reflects compliance with the request of the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights. [Source: WUNRN] Outline of book available at: http://www.intersentia.com/searchDetail.aspx?bookId=101248 

Integrating Gender Awareness and Equality. OECD/DAC Handbook on Security System Reform: Supporting Security and Justice. Section 9 of this handbook highlights the importance of integrating gender issues into Security System Reform processes. [Source: WUNRN] Chapter available at: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/33/39/42033010.pdf 

Addressing Gender-Specific Violations in Afghanistan. International Centre for Transitional Justice, 2009: This four-part paper analyzes the relationship between transitional justice and gender in Afghanistan.[Source: Zunia Update] Full document: http://www.ictj.org/static/Asia/Afghanistan/ICTJAyub_AFG_AdressingGenderSpecificViolations_pa2009.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

Birth Outcomes in Primiparous Women Who were Raped as Adults: A Matched Controlled Study. Nerum H , Halvorsen L, Øian P , Sørlie T, Straume B , Blix E. BJOG;117:288-294, 2010: This study compares the duration of labour and the birth outcome in a group of primiparous women who had been raped after the age of 16, with a control group from the same birth cohort. [Source: WUNRN] Full abstract: http://www.bjog.org/details/journalArticle/553549/Birth_outcomes_in_primiparous_women_who_were_raped_as_adults_a_matched_controlle.html 

Child Abuse and Neglect in Saudi Arabia: Journey of Recognition to Implementation of National Prevention Strategies. Al Eissa M, Almuneef M. Child Abuse Negl; ePub, 2010: This article describes the rising number of child abuse and neglect cases in the context of developing an intervention for a child protection center in Saudi Arabia. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_180205_23 

The Pleasure is Momentary...the Expense Damnable?: The Influence of Pornography on Rape and Sexual Assault. Ferguson C.J, Hartley R.D. Aggress Violent Behav; 14(5): 323-329, 2009: This review examines evidence about the influence of pornography on sexual aggression in correlational and experimental studies and in real world violent crime data. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_181351_31

An Ecological Analysis of Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure: Considerations for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Alaggia R. J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry; 19(1): 32-9, 2010: This study aims to qualitatively identify factors that impede or promote child sexual abuse disclosure. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_181723_24 

The Theoretical and Empirical Links Between Bullying Behavior and Male Sexual Violence Perpetration. Basile K.C, Espelage D.L, Rivers I, McMahon P.M, Simon T.R. Aggress Violent Behav; 14(5): 336-347, 2009: This article presents results from a review of research and discusses the potential shared and unique risk and protective factors within a social-ecological framework. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_181354_24 

History of Childhood Abuse Is Accompanied by Increased Dissociation in Young Mothers Five Months Postnatally. Marysko M, Reck C, Mattheis V, Finke P, Resch F, Moehler E. Psychopathology; 43(2): 104-109, 2010: This study examines dissociation in a sample of young mothers with a history of child sexual and/or physical abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_181789_23 

Predictors of Genital Injury After Nonconsensual Intercourse. Anderson S.L, Parker B.J, Bourguignon C.M. Adv Emerg Nurs J; 31(3): 236-47, 2009: This study examines the differences in genital injuries after nonconsensual and consensual intercourse and its implications for prosecuting sexual assault cases. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_181634_28 

Violence Against Amazon Women. Lima V.L, Souza Mde L, Monticelli M, Oliveira Mde F, Souza C.B, Costa C.A, Brüggemann O.M. Rev Lat Am Enfermagem; 17(6): 968-73, 2009: This study analyzes violence against Amazon women presented in print media according to type and severity, and whether aggressors fell under the Maria da Penha law.[Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_181795_20 

Sexual Offending in Groups: An Evaluation. Harkins L, Dixon L. Aggress Violent Behav; 15(2): 87-99, 2010: This review provides a current description of a number of contexts in which multiple perpetrator sexual offending occurs. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_181345_20 

Geographical Variability in Violence Against Women in Spain. Ruiz-Perez I, Plazaola-Castano J, Vives-Cases C, Montero-Piñar M.I, Escribà-Agüir V, Jiménez-Gutiérrez E, Martín-Baena D. Gac Sanit; ePub, 2010: This study explores the prevalence of intimate partner violence and non-partner violence against women in Spain, as well as the prevalence and the frequency of formal complaints and deaths. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_181701_20

Extending the Mind into the World: A New Theory of Cognitive Distortions in Sex Offenders. Ward T, Casey A. Aggress Violent Behav; 15(1): 49-58, 2010: This paper presents the extended mind theory and outlines its implications for understanding and treating cognitive distortions in sex offenders. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_181331_20

Violence Against Pregnant Women: Prevalence, Patterns, Risk Factors, Theories, and Directions for Future Research. Taillieu T.L, Brownridge D.A. Aggress Violent Behav; 15(1): 14-35, 2010: This paper examines the prevalence of violence against pregnant women, the nature and patterns of violence experienced by pregnant women and factors placing women at risk. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_181358_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

International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking, April 19 - 21, 2010 , Atlanta, Georgia. This two and a half day conference will highlight promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. For more information, visit: http://www.evawintl.org/conferencedetail.aspx?confid=8

7th Annual Hawai'i Conference on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Child, Adolescent and Adult Trauma. March 30-April 1, 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference will focus on research, prevention, assessment, and intervention techniques concerning child, adolescent and adult trauma and maltreatment. For more information, visit: http://www.ivatcenters.org/Hawaii2010.htm 

Workshop on Sexual Violence and Conflict in Africa, 5 - 6 May 2010, Ottawa, Canada. The workshop will be a mix of paper presentations and roundtable discussions to explore the social, political, economic and cultural aspects of sexual violence and conflict in Africa. Submission deadline: 2 March 2010. For more information, contact: sexualviolence.conflict.africa at gmail.com. 

Nobel Women's Initiative: International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women in Burma, March 2, 2010, New York City, USA. The Tribunal will provide a powerful spotlight on the oppression of women of Burma in order to support the development of a just and peaceful Burma.

Online Discussion Forum: Interventions to Accelerate the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation, Lessons Learned, 8 - 20 February. The Population Council's INTACT Network invites you to join a newly-launched online discussion forum, , hosted by the Implementing Best Practices web site. [Source: IGWG] To join the discussion, please go to http://my.ibpinitiative.org/public//fgm <http://my.ibpinitiative.org/public/fgm> 

First International Online Conference on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention. 11 March, 2010, 9am - 4pm EST Australia. Topics will address the categories of primary prevention, secondary prevention, tertiary prevention, and new technology. For more details, visit: http://childsexualabuseprevention.wikispaces.com/First+International+Online+Conference+on+Child+Sexual+Abuse+Prevention 

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Abstracts: Victim and Offender Research: A Cross-National Perspective. This special issue of victims and offenders will share innovative comparative criminological and victimological research worldwide. Submission deadline: 1 March 2010. For more information, contact Dr V Jaquier at veronique.jaquier at unil.ch or Prof B Fisher at Bonnie.Fisher at uc.edu 

Call for Proposals: Preventing the Sexual Exploitation of Adolescent Boys. Promundo and an International Advisory Committee, with support from the OAK Foundation, announce a call for proposals for pilot-scale projects related to the prevention of the sexual exploitation of adolescent boys (10-19 years old). For more information, please visit: http://www.promundo.org.br/Proposals20210/OPENGRANT.pdf 

Funding Opportunity: Development Innovation Fund. The Department for International Development, UK is establishing a new funding stream aimed at community based organisations involved in providing specific small scale, one-off support that directly targets poverty in the developing world. For application details, please visit: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/dif .

Funding Opportunity: Special Programs to Aid the Needs of Survivors. World Learning announces a solicitation on behalf of the USAID. World Learning anticipates that 2 - 4 sub-grants will be awarded and each sub-grant will be for up to $2,500,000 for a 3 year project. [Source: Afro-Nets] For more information, please visit: http://www.worldlearning.org/aidspansgsm.cfm 

Training course: Harvard Global Health Effectiveness Program Summer Courses. This intensive 3 week summer session will take place from July 1 - 23, 2010 in Boston, USA. The course will teach health care professionals how to effectively design, manage, evaluate and improve health care programs. Application deadline: 15 February 2010. For more information, visit: http://globalhealthdelivery.org/ghd-academic-offerings/harvard-global-health-effectiveness-program/

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. Vacancies

Consultant / United Nations Children's Fund / UNICEF Pacific office in Suva and in the Field Offices in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands & Kiribati / Application deadline: February 19, 2010 / For more information, contact Chief of Operations at: dmar at unicef.org  

National Consultant: Statistics Consultant, Progress of the World's Women Team / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: February 12, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/National-Consultant-Statistics-Consultant-Progress-of-the-World-s-Women-Team 

Project Coordinator / The Democracy Development Programme / Cape Town, South Africa / Closing date: February 10, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/National-Consultant-Statistics-Consultant-Progress-of-the-World-s-Women-Team 

Gender Centre Fellow / Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex / Brighton, UK / Closing date: March 8, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Centre-Fellow 

Vice President Finance / World Neighbors / Oklahoma City,Oklahoma, USA / Closing date: March 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Vice-President-Finance 

Individual Gifts Manager / Breakthrough / New York, NY, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Individual-Gifts-Manager 

Senior Adviser, Access / International Planned Parenthood Federation / London, UK / Closing date: February 23, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Adviser-Access 

Technical Expert - Expanding Women's Access and Control over Natural Resources / ActionAid / Location: Home-based / Closing date: February 21, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Technical-Expert-Expanding-Women-s-Access-and-Control-over-Natural-Resources 

Programs Intern / Gender Action / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: February 28, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programs-Intern2 

Russian-speaking Legal and Human Rights Researcher/Policy Analyst / Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network / Toronto, ON, Canada / Closing date: February 12, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programs-Intern2 

Country Director - Timor-Leste / Search for Common Ground / Dili, Timor-Leste / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programs-Intern2 

Gender Advisor / UNIFEM / Port-au-Prince, Haiti / Closing date: February 09, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advisor2 

Summer 2010 Global Development Policy Internship / Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: March 12, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Summer-2010-Global-Development-Policy-Internship 

Consultant / UN-INSTRAW / Location: Home-based / Closing date: February 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant 

Fellowship, Special Youth Programme (SYP) / UNAIDS / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: February 12, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fellowship-Special-Youth-Programme-SYP 

Program Officer, Expanding Youth Access to Sexuality and Reproductive Health and Education / Ford Foundation / Beijing, China / Closing date: March 12, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Expanding-Youth-Access-to-Sexuality-and-Reproductive-Health-and-Education 

Program Officer, Sexuality and Reproductive Health / Ford Foundation / Cairo, Egypt / Closing date: March 29, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Sexuality-and-Reproductive-Health 

Program Officer - Sexuality and Reproductive Health and Rights / Ford Foundation / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: March 29, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 08 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Sexuality-and-Reproductive-Health-and-Rights 


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