[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 12 01 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
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Dear SVRI List Members

The SVRI Secretariat and Coordinating Group would like to wish our
members a Happy 2010. We hope the year brings you much success and
prosperity.

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. Websites
II. Online Publications/Resources
III. Journal Articles
IV. Events
V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VI. SVRI Online Discussions
VII. Vacancies

I. Websites

Stop the Silence: Web resource addressing the relationships between
Child Sexual Abuse and the broader issues of overall family and
community violence, and violence within and between communities.
Website: http://www.stopcsa.org/index.html 

WAVE Network: The Network sets out to promote and strengthen the human
rights of women and children in general and to prevent violence against
women and children in particular. [Source: WUNRN] Website: 
http://www.wave-network.org/start.asp?ID=23072 

Paulo Longo Research Initiative: Online resource developing and
consolidating ethical, interdisciplinary scholarship on sex work to
improve the human rights, health and well being of sex workers. [Source:
AWID] Website: http://www.plri.org/ 

II. Online Publications/Resources

National Rape Crisis Statistics and Annual Report 2008. Rape Crisis
Network Ireland, 2009: The report provides an overview of the various
activities undertaken in 2008 and the Rape Crisis Network Ireland
national rape crisis statistics 2008. Full report: 
http://www.svri.org/NationalStatistics2008.pdf 

UNAIDS Action Framework: Addressing Women, Girls, Gender Equality and
HIV. UNAIDS, 2009: This document focuses on the critical need to scale
up policies and programming for women, girls, gender equality and HIV.
[Source: Zunia Update] Full document: 
http://content.undp.org/go/cms-service/stream/asset/?asset_id=2200458 

Strategies Against Human Trafficking: The Role of the Security Sector.
National Defence Academy and Austrian Ministry of Defence and Sports,
2009: This book provides concrete recommendations on how to improve
policy implementation, networking among the various counter-trafficking
stakeholders, and research and evaluation. [Source: WUNRN] Book
available online: 
http://www.dcaf.ch/publications/kms/details.cfm?lng=en&id=110003&nav1=5 

A Call to Act: Engaging Religious Leaders and Communities in Addressing
Gender-based Violence and HIV. Herstad, B. 2009: This document serves as
advocacy guide for working with religious leaders. [Source: WUNRN] Full
document: 
http://www.healthpolicyinitiative.com/Publications/Documents/971_1_A_Cal
l_to_Act__GBV_and_HIV_Advocacy_Guide_for_Religious_Leaders_FINAL_acc.pdf

Reporting Gender-Based Violence: A Handbook for Journalists. Inter Press
Service Africa, 2009: The toolkit is published as part of Inter Press
Service Communicating for Change: Getting Voice, Visibility and Impact
for Gender Equality programme. It looks at various issues related to
gender-based violence and the costs of gender-based violence. [Source:
WUNRN] Full document: http://www.ips.org/mdg3/GBV_Africa_LOWRES.pdf 


Tackling the demand for prostitution: A rapid evidence assessment of the
published research literature. Wilcox, A., Christmann, K.,  Rogerson, M
& Birch, P. 2009: This research report is part of the Tackling Demand
for Prostitution Review which aimed to assess what further action the
Government and other agencies could do to reduce the demand for
prostitution. [Source: WUNRN] Research report: 
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs09/horr27c.pdf 

Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2008-09.
Beck, A.J., Harrison,P.M & Guerino, P. U.S Department of Justice, 2010:
This special report presents findings from the first National Survey of
Youth in Custody, representing approximately 26,550 adjudicated youth
held nationwide. [Source: Human Rights Watch] Full report: 
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/svjfry09.pdf 

Fempower Magazine: Femicide. WAVE Network, 2009, No 16: This issue of
Fempower is focusing on the topic of femicide, a contemporary issue
which has received little attention so far. [Source: WUNRN] Online
publication: 
http://www.wave-network.org/images/doku/fempower16_femicide_engl.pdf 

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

III. Journal Articles

Sexual Violence and its Association with Health Self-Perception among
Pregnant Women. Aquino N.M, Sun S.Y, Oliveira E.M, Martins M.D, Silva
J.D, Mattar R. Rev Saude Publica; ePub, 2009: This study estimates the
prevalence of sexual violence history among pregnant women and its
association with the self-perception of health status. [Source:
MedAdvocates] Full abstract: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19967257?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.
Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=16

Theoretical Traditions and the Modeling of Sexual Harassment within
Organizations: The Military as Data. Sibley Butler J, Schmidtke J.M.
Armed Forces Soc; 36(2): 193-222, 2010: This article examines issues of
sexual harassment within the context of military organizations. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_173639_8 

Childhood Abuse Uncovered in a Palliative Care Audit. Macpherson C.
Palliat Support Care; 7(4): 481-6, 2009: This article highlights the
potentially high levels of childhood sexual abuse within Cancer and
Palliative Care Service users. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_169825_23 

Association of Various Reproductive Rights, Domestic Violence and
Marital Rape with Depression among Pakistani Women. Ali F.A, Israr S.M,
Ali B.S, Janjua N.Z. BMC Psychiatry;9:77, 2009: This study determines
the association of depression with lack of various reproductive rights
and domestic violence among married women in Karachi, Pakistan. [Source:
MedAdvocates] Full electronic article: 
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/9/77

A Practical Guide for the Evaluation of Sexual Recidivism Risk in
Mentally Retarded Sex Offenders. Phenix A, Sreenivasan S. J Am Acad
Psychiatry Law; 37(4): 509-24, 2009: This article reviews actuarial risk
models and their limited applicability to mentally retarded sex
offenders. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_173729_20 

Testing Posttraumatic Stress as a Mediator of Physical, Sexual, and
Psychological Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Problems among
Women. Sullivan T.P, Cavanaugh C.E, Buckner J.D, Edmondson D. J Traum
Stress, ePub 2009: This study examined whether posttraumatic stress
resulting from intimate partner violence mediated relationships between
the types of violence and substance abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full
abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_170138_1

In Their Own Words: Sophomore College Men Describe Attitude and Behavior
Changes Resulting From a Rape Prevention Program 2 Years After Their
Participation. Foubert J.D, Godin E.E, Tatum J.L. J Interpers Violence;
ePub, 2009: This study assessed students during two academic years,
after their participation in an all-male sexual assault peer education
program. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_178492_25 

Coercive Sexual Experiences, Protective Behavioral Strategies, Alcohol
Expectancies and Consumption Among Male and Female College Students.
Palmer R.S, McMahon T.J, Rounsaville B.J, Ball S.A. J Interpers
Violence; ePub, 2009: This article aims to understand the relationship
between coercive sexual experiences, utilization of protective
behavioral strategies and alcohol expectancies and consumption among
college students. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_178496_25

Medical Findings and Legal Outcomes in Sexually Abused Children. Hansen
L.A, Mikkelsen S.J, Sabroe S, Charles A.V. J Forensic Sci; ePub, 2009:
This article explores the importance of the child's statement as opposed
to medical findings in legal outcomes of sexual abuse cases. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_172284_24 

A Multidisciplinary Approach for the Treatment of Child Abuse in Korea.
Song B.K, Kim D.K, Park H.Y, Hwang J.W, Kwak Y.H. Korean J Pediatr;
52(11): 1207-1215, 2009: This article reviews and determines the
complications in child abuse cases recorded by a multidisciplinary
hospital- based child protection team between 1987 and 2007.[Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_178970_23 

Sexual Assault Histories and Evening Drinking Among Young American Men
in a High-Risk Drinking Environment. Mumford E.A, Kelley-Baker T, Romano
E. J Sex Res; ePub, 2009: This study examines the relationship between
men's sexual histories and attitudes and alcohol use. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_178911_1 

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>  

IV. Events

Man Up Campaign: Young Leaders Summit. Youth delegate applications now
open. The Man Up Young Leaders Summit will bring together a diverse
group of 200 young men and women aged approximately eighteen to thirty
years representing 32 World Cup competing nations and 19 at-risk
countries, who are committed to eradicating violence against women
within their communities. For more information, visit: 
http://manupcampaign.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56
&Itemid=74 

5th Annual International Women's Film Festival. 26 March - 2 April 2010,
Miami, Florida, United States. The event aims to bring together women
from all over the world to explore, share and dialogue about issues
concerning women through arts. For more information, visit: 
http://www.unifem.org/news_events/event_detail.php?EventID=272 

Contemporary Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality. June 18-19, 2010,
Palermo, Italy. The Ethos Department of the University of Palermo is
organising an International Conference to map contemporary perspectives
on sexualities at an interdisciplinary level. [Source: AWID] For more
information, visit: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Women-in-Action/Events-around-the-world/Int-l-Co
nference7 

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Proposals: Equality and Justice Under the Rule of Law. The
International Women's Program of the Open Society Institute is now
accepting funding proposals from specific countries only within
specified focus areas. Application deadline: 15 January 2010. [Source:
IGWG] For more detailed information, please visit: 
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/women/news/equality-law-20091216 

Funding Opportunity: filia. die frauenstiftung. filia supports the
activities of women's groups in Central and Eastern Europe and in
Germany. In addition cross-border, international women's networks and
conferences can receive support. [Source: WUNRN] For more information on
filia funding, please visit: 
http://www.filia-frauenstiftung.de/index.php?id=9&L=1 

Scholarship Opportunity, United States Call: The Institute of
International Education is now accepting applications for the two-year
Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic
Development. $20, 000 per year will be awarded. Application deadline: 26
February 2010. For more information, contact Dinika Mirpuri at 
popecondissfellows at iie.org 

Scholarship Opportunity, Africa Call: The Institute of International
Education  is now accepting applications for the two-year Dissertation
Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development.
Up to $10,000 per year will be awarded. Application deadline: 5 March
2010. For more information, contact Dinika Mirpuri at 
popecondissfellows at iie.org 

Call for Abstracts: The Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions,
a Routledge-published quarterly journal, is currently accepting
abstracts dedicated to the study of gender and political religions.
Empirical work as well as theoretical or conceptual pieces will be
included. Application deadline: 15 January 2010. For more information,
contact Naveed Sheikh at n.sheikh at intr.keele.ac.uk.

Training Course: Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre announces the
seventh edition of its annual Sexuality Leadership Development
Fellowship Programme, 28 - 30 July 2010, Lagos, Nigeria. For more
information and application procedure, visit 
http://www.arsrc.org/training/sldf/index.htm 

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>  

VI. 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 

VII. Vacancies

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist / International Medical Corps /
Eastern Provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. For more
information, contact Lynn Lawry at llawry at CDHAM.ORG 

Senior GBV Technical Advisor / International Medical Corps / Eastern
Provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. For more information,
contact Lynn Lawry at llawry at CDHAM.ORG 

Women's Rights Advocacy Officer (maternity cover) / ActionAid UK /
London, UK / Closing date: January 13, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 11 January 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-s-Rights-Advoca
cy-Officer-maternity-cover

Summer Legal Interns / The Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice / The
Hague, the Netherlands / Closing date: February 15, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 11 January 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Summer-Legal-Interns 

Women's Political Participation Specialist / The National Democratic
Institute for International Affairs (NDI) / Kabul, Afghanistan. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 11 January 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-s-Political-Par
ticipation-Specialist 

Program Assistant: Women's Political Participation / The National
Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) / Washington, DC,
USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 11 January 2010] Read more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Assistant-Wom
en-s-Political-Participation 

International Consultant: Expert on Employment, Social Protection and
Service Provision (Project Inception Phase) / UNIFEM / Location:
Home-based with travel to Chisinau, 

Moldova / Closing date: January 20, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 11 January 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consult
ant-Expert-on-Employment-Social-Protection-and-Service-Provision-Project
-Inception-Phase 

Consultant: International Team Leader (Project Inception Phase) / UNIFEM
/ Chisinau, Moldova / Closing date: January 20, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 11 January 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Internatio
nal-Team-Leader-Project-Inception-Phase 

Gender Policy Adviser / UNDP / Cairo, Egypt / Closing date: January 22,
2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 11 January 2010] Read
more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Policy-Adviser


Gender Practice Leader / UNDP / Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date:
January 18, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 11 January
2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Practice-Leade
r 

Programs Intern / Gender Action / Washington, DC, USA / Open until
filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 11 January 2010] Read
more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programs-Intern


Senior Vice President of International Programs / The American Refugee
Committee (ARC) / Minneapolis, MN, USA / Closing date: January 15, 2010.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 11 January 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Vice-President
-of-International-Programs 

Senior Gender Based Violence Coordinator / The International Rescue
Committee / Liberia. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 11 January
2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Gender-Based-V
iolence-Coordinator 

Development Manager / The Women's Refugee Commission / New York, NY,
USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 11 January 2010] Read more:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Manager 

Communications Officer / Musawah Global Movement for Equality and
Justice in the Muslim Family / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Closing date:
January 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 11 January
2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Office
r2 

Global Partnerships Internship - Spring 2010 / Women Thrive Worldwide /
Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 11 January
2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Partnerships-I
nternship-Spring-2010 

Senior Director of Programs / The Abortion Access Project (AAP) /
Cambridge, MA, USA / Closing date: January 31, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 11 January 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Partnerships-I
nternship-Spring-2010 

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