[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 23 02 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Feb 23 11:00:48 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: Care and support of male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence
II. Websites
III. Online Publications/Resources
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. Vacancies

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".

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!

II. Websites

ASTRA: This website offers comprehensive resources to eradicate trafficking in human beings and of other forms of violence in South East Europe. [Source: WUNRN] Website: http://www.astra.org.rs/eng/ 

Ipas Brazil: This website has emerged as a national leader on women's reproductive health and rights, specializing in training and equipping health systems and providers to carry out comprehensive treatment and care. Website: http://www.ipas.org/Countries/Brazil.aspx 

Living Well: This resource is dedicated to the provision of a supportive services to men who have experienced child sexual abuse or sexual assault, to partners, friends, family and service providers. Website: http://www.livingwell.org.au/Default.aspx 

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault: Resources and programme information from the 2009 Minnesota Summit is now available. [Source: Prevent-Connect] Website: http://www.mncasa.org/mnsummit.html 

III. Online Publications/Resources

Executive Summary: Justice and Health Provision for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Kitgum, Northern Uganda. Baker B & Liebling-Kalifani H, Coventry University, UK, February 2010: This summary is based on a research programme examining the governance of sexual violence in Kitgum. Summary available at: http://www.svri.org/justice.pdf 

Presentation: The Governance of Sexual Violence in Northern Uganda. Liebling-Kalifani H & Baker B. Africa. Africa at Warwick, Warwick University, 15th-16th January 2010: This presentation was delivered at Warwick University and provides a detailed outline of the research programme examining the governance of sexual violence in Kitgum, northern Uganda. Presentation available at: http://www.svri.org/governance.pdf 

Trafficking in Persons and The Exploitation of Foreign Workers in the Sex Industry in Australia, University of Queensland, TC Beirne School of Law Project: This project provides the first comprehensive analysis of the phenomenon of trafficking in persons. [Source: WUNRN] Reports and presentations can be accessed at: http://www.law.uq.edu.au/human-trafficking-reports-and-presentations 

Early Marriage in Afghanistan: Research Report. Women and Children Legal Research Foundation, 2008: This research focuses on the reasons, causes and consequences of early childhood marriages and provides an overview of the literature on marriage age in Islamic Sharia and in national and international laws. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.wclrf.org.af/English/eng_pages/Researches/Early%20Marrige%20with%20cover.pdf 

Mobilizing Religious Communities to Respond to Gender-based Violence and HIV: A Training Manual. Herstad, B. Futures Group, Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1, 2009: This manual has been designed to guide trainers in conducting workshops for religious leaders and women leaders of faith on GBV and HIV. [Source: IGWG] Full document: http://www.healthpolicyinitiative.com/Publications/Documents/1020_1_FBO_GBV_Training_Manual_FINAL_1_27_10_acc.pdf 

A Guide to Tools for Assessments in Sexual and Reproductive Health. UNFPA, 2010: This guide aims to aid programme managers who need to plan and conduct assessments in sexual and reproductive health; understand the challenges facing them; plan interventions, and monitor and evaluate progress. [Source: HST Bulletin] Full document: http://www.unfpa.org/public/publications/pid/4778 

Wake Up to Rape Research Summary Report. Prepared by Opinion Matters for the Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centres, 2010: This report challenges stereotypes that are still widely held about rape by bringing them out into the open for discussion and to increase awareness that services such as the Havens are open and non-judgmental to people who have been raped. Full report: http://www.thehavens.co.uk/docs/Havens_Wake_Up_To_Rape_Report_Summary.pdf 

Newsletter: Ipas Brazil, Revista De Saúde Sexual E Reprodutiva: This electronic newsletter provides online articles, events and links on sexual and reproductive health in Spanish and English. To access the February newsletter, please visit: http://www.ipas.org.br/revista/jan_fev10.html 

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

Barriers to Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Completion after Rape: a South African Qualitative Study. Abrahams N, Jewkes R. Cult Health Sex, ePub ahead of print, 2010: This study explores women's PEP use after rape and the complex barriers that are faced in adherence to PEP medication. Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20169481?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=1 

Principles, Virtues and Care: Ethical Dilemmas in Research with Male Sex Offenders. Cowburn M. Psychology, Crime & Law, Volume 16, Issue 1 & 2; 2010: This article examines two particular areas in detail: dealing with the disclosure of previously undisclosed offences and managing the distress of research participants during interview. Full abstract: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a919075629&db=all 

Don't Let the Suffering Make You Fade Away: An Ethnographic Study Of Resilience Among Survivors of Genocide-Rape in Southern Rwanda. Nyirazinyoyea L & Zralyb M. Social Science & Medicine, Article in Press: This paper presents ethnographic data in southern Rwanda on resilience among genocide-rape survivors who were members of two women's genocide survivor associations. Full abstract: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VBF-4YCFGFV-16&_user=1373567&_coverDate=02%2F12%2F2010&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C000052478&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=1373567&md5=ead86322935adb6f64e3e7ff2207773b 

Using Multiple Sampling Approaches to Measure Sexual Risk-taking Among Young People in Haiti: Programmatic Implications. Speizer I, Beauvais H, Gómez A.M, Finn Outlaw T, Roussel B. Studies in Family Planning, Vol 40 (4), 277 - 288, 2009: This study is the first to examine the applicability of varying methods for identifying young people who are at high risk of experiencing unintended pregnancy and acquiring HIV infection. [Source: Afro-Nets] Full abstract: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123207266/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 

Minority Women Victims of Recent Sexual Violence: Disparities in Incident History. Boykins A.D, Alvanzo A.A, Carson S, Forte J, Leisey M, Plichta S.B. J Womens Health (Liebert); ePub, 2010: This article examines assault and care characteristics and its differences between black women and white women who sought emergency care following sexual violence.[Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183061_21 

The Role of Childhood Abuse in Adult Suicidal Behaviour. Rihmer A, Szilágyi S, Rózsa S, Gonda X, Faludi G, Rihmer Z. Neuropsychopharmacol Hung; 11(4): 237-46, 2009: This study analyses the influence of childhood sexual/physical abuse on suicidal behaviour among adults in Hungary. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183002_24

Sexual Violence and Reproductive Health Outcomes Among South African Female Youths: A Contextual Analysis. Speizer I, Pettifor A, Cummings S, MacPhail C, Kleinschmidt I, Rees H. American Journal of Public Health 99 (2), 2009: This study explored whether female youths from communities with higher sexual violence rates were at greater risk of negative reproductive health outcomes. [Source: IGWG] Full abstract: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/content/short/99/S2/S425

Sexual Harassment Mythology: Definition, Conceptualization, and Measurement. Lonsway K.A, Cortina LM, Magley V.J. Sex Roles; 58(9-10): 599-615, 2008: Using rape myth research as a template, this study developes a conceptual definition and measurement instrument for the mythology regarding male sexual harassment of women. [Source: Springerlink] Full abstract: http://www.springerlink.com/content/l20p63604g571036/ 

Effects of Attire, Alcohol, and Gender on Perceptions of Date Rape. Maurer TW, Robinson DW. Sex Roles; 58(5-6): 423-434, 2008: This study explores 3 categories of perceptions of sexual assault: perceptions of similarity to vignette characters, perceptions of vignette characters' sexual intent, and victim-blaming behaviors. [Source: Springerlink] Full abstract: http://www.springerlink.com/content/q5nk0h36242n5255/ 

An Assessment of State Level Sexual Assault Prevalence Estimates. Potter S.J & Laflamme D.J. Journal Maternal and Child Health Journal, published online 25 January 2010: This article compares sexual violence prevalence rates from three sources of state level data. [Source: Prevent-Connect] Full abstract: http://www.springerlink.com/content/h502km2h1267135h/ 

Social Influences on Judgments of Rape Victims: The Role of the Negative and Positive Social Reactions of Others.  Brown A.L, Testa M. Sex Roles; 58(7-8): 490-500, 2008: This study examines judgments about rape victims and whether this effect would be moderated by the type of rape or by the gender of the participants. [Source: Springerlink] Full abstract: http://www.springerlink.com/content/d88h130412286282/ 

Differences in Depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Lifetime Trauma Exposure in Formerly Abused Women With Mild Versus Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain. Humphreys J, Cooper B.A, Miaskowski C. J Interpers Violence; ePub, 2010: This study examines the relationship between intimate partner violence, chronic pain, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and lifetime trauma exposure in a community-based sample of women. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_182794_28 

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

Webinar: Combating Teen Dating Violence - Promising Research in Prevention and Intervention for Youth at-Risk, 23 February 2010: 4-6 pm (EST). This Webinar, sponsored by National Institute of Justice and the Government Innovators Network will highlight the latest prevention and intervention research. [Source: Prevent-Connect] For more information, please visit: http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/spotlight.html?id=2431 

Webinar: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners & Victim Sensitive Evidence Collection, 2 March , 2010 1:00 pm (EST). This Webinar by the National Center for Victims of Crime aims to increase understanding about the examiner's role in evidence collection and in providing a supportive, empowering response to survivors. [Source: RAINNet] For more information, please visit: http://www.ncvc.org/ncvc/main.aspx?dbID=DB_UpcomingDNAWebinars452 

Panel discussion: What would it take to make health systems work better for women? New York, USA, 3 March 2010. This World Health Organization discussion will take forward the evidence of the global report "Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda". [Source: IGWG] For more information, please visit: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/meetings/2010/panel_discussion_women_20100303/en/index.html 

Online Discussion: Beijing + 15: Achievements, Challenges and the Road Ahead. As part of AWID's efforts to mark the 15th anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, this discussion will explore achievements and challenges in advancing womens rights and gender equality. To join the discussion, go to: http://awid.org/eng/Issues-and-Analysis/Library/Beijing-15-Achievements-Challenges-and-the-Road-Ahead2 

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunity: Annual Research Methods Course in Sexual & Reproductive Health and HIV, 10 August - 3 September 2010, Johannesburg, South Africa. The course seeks to introduce researchers, health service managers and clinicians to the fundamentals of research methodology and key SRH/HIV issues relevant to the African region. Limited number of bursaries available. For more information please visit: http://www.rhru.co.za/CourseInformation/AnnualResearchMethods/Pages/default.aspx 

Fellowship Opportunity: International Center for Research on Women, Gender and Population Post-Doctoral Fellow. This fellowship is geared toward early career Ph.D. professionals who would like to conduct research within an action research organization and network with experts on the topic. [Source: HST Bulletin] For more information, visit: http://www.icrw.org/html/jobs/Fellowships/Gender-and-Population-Fellowship.html 

Flora Family Foundation: This foundation supports public benefit organizations worldwide in education, health, arts and culture, the environment, global security, civic engagement, and the advancement of women. For more information, please visit: http://www.florafamily.org/ 

Africa Women's Development Fund: This is grant-making foundation supports local, national and regional organisations in Africa working towards women's empowerment. To receive information on the Fund's news and activities, please join the mailing list at: http://visitor.constantcontact.com/email.jsp?m=1102026328901 

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

Executive Director / The DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence / Washington DC, USA [Source: IGWG] Read more at: http://www.dccadv.org/employment.html

Gender and Development Specialist / The International Center for Research on Women / Washington DC, USA. [Source: IGWG] Read more at: http://www.icrw.org/html/jobs/dc/Gender-Development-Specialist.html

Director of Programs / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Preferred location: Mexico City, Mexico / Closing date: March 19, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Director-of-Programs 

Consultant - Lessons Learned in Working on Addressing Gender Based Violence / The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East / Amman, Jordan / Closing date: February 27, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Lessons-Learned-in-Working-on-Addressing-Gender-Based-Violence 

UNIFEM Country Director / UNIFEM / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: February 26, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/UNIFEM-Country-Director 

Deputy Country Director / UNIFEM / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: March 1, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/UNIFEM-Country-Director 

Consultant - Database Project Manager / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: February 28, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Database-Project-Manager 

Consultant: Gender Advisor on Security Forces and VAW / UNIFEM / Jerusalem, Palestinian Territories / Closing date: March 2, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Gender-Advisor-on-Security-Forces-and-VAW 

Director, United Nations Millennium Campaign / UNDP / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: March 2, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-United-Nations-Millennium-Campaign 

Programme Associates / The Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights / Manila, Philippines / Closing date: February 28, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Associates 

Gender & Business Advisor / Oxfam GB / Travel to Azerbaijan, Tanzania, Occupied Palestinian Territories and Oxford, UK / Closing date: February 23, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Business-Advisor 

Gender & Development Specialist / The International Center for Research on Women / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Development-Specialist 

Program Associate, Economic Development / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Associate-Economic-Development 

MenEngage Global Technical Administrator / Sonke Gender Justice Network / Cape Town, South Africa / Closing date: February 26, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/MenEngage-Global-Technical-Administrator 

MenEngage Africa Policy Coordinator / Sonke Gender Justice Network / Cape Town, South Africa / Closing date: February 26, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/MenEngage-Africa-Policy-Coordinator 

Communication Intern / Isis-WICCE / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: March 18, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communication-Intern 

Deputy Director-General and Director of Operations /International Planned Parenthood Federation / London, UK / Closing date: March 19, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Deputy-Director-General-and-Director-of-Operations 

Campaigner / Womens Global Network for Reproductive Rights / Quezon City, Philippines / Closing date: March 5, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Campaigner 

Information and Networking Officer / The Zambia Association for Research & Development / Lusaka, Zambia / Closing date: March 5, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Information-and-Networking-Officer 

Development Manager - Women Moving Millions / TheWomen's Funding Network / San Francisco, CA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 February 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Manager-Women-Moving-Millions 


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