[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 19 01 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Jan 19 09:51:56 SAST 2010



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. Information Requests from SVRI Listserv Members
II. Websites
III. Online Publications/Resources
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. SVRI Online Discussions
VIII. Vacancies

I. Information Requests from SVRI Listserv Members

Request for Information/Contacts: Dr. Sarah Martin from Médicins Sans Frontières is looking for information on organizations that might be working on reducing stigma for sexual violence survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr Martin is currently trying to map out actors, initiatives and lessons learned. If you have any information, please contact her at: smartindc at gmail.com 

II. Websites

New England Adolescent Research Institute: Programming and resources for highly at-risk children and adolescents and the professionals that work with them. Website: http://www.neari.com/index.html 

Global Rights: Online Human Rights advocacy group that partners with local activists to challenge injustice and amplify new voices within the global discourse. Website: http://www.globalrights.org/site/PageServer?pagename=index 

Women Won't Wait Campaign: For the latest updates and campaign activities from this international coalition committed to women's health and human rights in the struggle to address HIV and AIDS, please visit: http://www.womenwontwait.org/ 

III. Online Publications/Resources

Globalisation, Sex Trafficking and Prostitution: The Experiences of Migrant Women in Ireland. Immigrant Council of Ireland, 2009: This report maps the extent of Ireland's sex industry and uncovers the scale of exploitation of women and girls.[Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.immigrantcouncil.ie/images/8905_traffickingreport_comp.pdf 

Sexual Violence: Setting the Research Agenda for Kenya. Maternowska, C, Keesbury, J & Kilonzo, N, 2009: This research agenda is premised on the need to generate evidence required to impact on policy formulation and services strengthening in Kenya. Full document: http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/2009RH_SGBVKenya.pdf 

A Historical Reflection on Research Evaluation Studies, Their Recurrent Themes and Challenges. Marjanovic, S., Hanney, S & Wooding S. The RAND Corporation, 2009: This report critically examines studies of how scientific research drives innovation which is then translated into socio-economic benefits. [Source: PAHO] Full document: http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2009/RAND_TR789.pdf 

Towards a Just and Healthy Life for All: Seven Things the World Can do to End Violence Against Women. World AIDS Campaign, Women Won't Wait Campaign, International AIDS Women's Caucus & International Women's Health Coalition, 2010: This fact sheet addresses violence against women and its links to HIV infection. Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. [Source: WUNRN] Read more: http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/en/Towards-a-Just-and-Healthy-Life-for-All-Seven-Things-the-World-Can-do-to-End-Violence-Against-Women   

Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Providers. International Organisation for Migration, 2009: This guide brings together the collective experience of a broad range of experts from international organizations, universities and civil society in addressing the consequences of human trafficking. [Source: Childtrafficking.com] Summary available at: http://publications.iom.int/bookstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=510 

"I Have a Problem": Women's Help-Seeking in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga. Vetten, L.,Riba, P., Van Jaarsveld, F., Dunseith, O & Mokwena, L. TLAC, 2009: This research brief discusses women's use of health, police, court and para-legal services in the rural area of Acornhoek, Mpumalanga.[Source: Population Council] Full brief: http://www.tlac.org.za/images/documents/ResearchBriefHelpSeeking_LR.pdf 

Integrated Approach Improves Quality of Post-rape Care. Frontiers OR Summary, No 69, December 2007: This summary describes an integrated model for post-rape care by nurses in a rural district hospital in South Africa. Summary available at: http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/frontiers/orsummaries/ors69.pdf 

>From Paper to Practice: Lessons in the Implementation of Health and Victim Empowerment Policy Applicable to Rape Survivors, Vetten, L., Kim, J., Ntlemo, E & Mokwena, L. TLAC, 2009: This policy brief describes the Refentse Intervention Project which draws on the South African Department of Health's National Sexual Assault Policy and National Management Guidelines for Sexual Assault Care. [Source: Population Council] Full brief: http://www.tlac.org.za/images/documents/PolicyBriefRapeSurvivors_LR.pdf 

Domestic Violence, Health and HIV A Review on Progress Made in Addressing Domestic Violence through the HIV & AIDS and STI National Strategic Plan 2007-2011. Meerkotter, A. TLAC, 2009: This policy brief explores the extent to which health sector responses to HIV and AIDS acknowledge the role of domestic violence in driving the epidemic. [Source: Population Council] Full brief: http://www.tlac.org.za/images/documents/PolicyBriefNSP_LR.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

Binge Drinking and Rape: A Prospective Examination of College Women With a History of Previous Sexual Victimization. McCauley J.L, Calhoun K.S, Gidycz C.A. J Interpers Violence,EPub, 2010: This article examines the relationships between binge drinking behavior and rape experiences among college women with a history of prior attempted or completed rape. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179416_25 

ASD and PTSD in Rape Victims. Elklit A, Christiansen D.M. J Interpers Violence; EPub, 2010: This study examines the predictive power of ASD on PTSD in a population of female rape victims at a crisis centre shortly after the rape or attempted rape. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179414_28

Human Trafficking in Scotland. Lebov K. Eur J Criminol; 7(1): 77-93, 2010: This paper reports on interview-based research carried out to improve the evidence base around human trafficking in Scotland. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179028_20

Demography and Findings of Reported Rape Cases. Quader M.M, Rahman M.H, Kamal M, Ahmed A.U, Saha S.K. Mymensingh Med J; 19(1): 32-6, 2010: This article discusses the findings of alleged rape cases during the period from 2007-2008 at the Mymensingh Medical College, Bangladesh. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_178916_21 

Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation and Organized Procuring in Finland. Viuhko M. Eur J Criminol; 7(1): 61-75; 2010: This article concentrates on the perpetrators of human trafficking, their modi operandi and the structure of the criminal organizations. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179029_20 

Just Passing Through? International Legal Obligations and Policies of Transit Countries in Combating Trafficking in Persons. Perrin B. Eur J Criminol; 7(1): 11-27, 2010: This article identifies several key characteristics of transit countries to facilitate trafficked persons' entry into and exit from a country. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179030_20 

Cautionary Tales: Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault in the British Media. Moore S.E.H. Crime Media Culture; 5(3): 305-320, 2009: This article explores the cultural construction of drug-facilitated sexual assault in the British media. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_179032_1 

Drug Use and Intimate Partner Violence Among College Students: An In-Depth Exploration. Nabors E.L. Journal of Interpersonal Violence; EPub, 2009: This article aims to generate a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between students' drug use and Intimate Partner Violence perpetration than the current literature allows. [Source: PreventConnect] Full abstract: http://jiv.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/0886260509340543v1 

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

Online Presentation: Why more equal societies almost always do better. 19 January 2010, you may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world. Presentations by Epidemiologists Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. This conference will enable the sharing of good practices and lessons learned. [Source: IGWG] For more information, please visit: http://equity.posterous.com/eq-presentation-why-more-equal-societies-almo 

Changemakers Competition: Preventing Violence Against Women. Campus of Excellence and Ashoka's Changemakers are searching for the most innovative solutions to raise awareness about gender-based violence and take actions to prevent it. Competition deadline: 3 March 2010. To read more about this event, visit: http://www.changemakers.com/en-us/node/67704/entries 

Second International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: From Awareness to Sustainable Action, 27 - 29 October 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Applicants are invited to submit abstracts for one or more of the following: Seminar of 3 hours, Workshop of 90 min, Paper of 30 min or Poster presentation. Abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2010. For more information, please visit: http://www.oudconsultancy.nl/Violence-Healthsector/violence/invitation-viole.html 

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Global Women's Issues Small Grants Initiative. Applications open for projects promoting women's political, economic and social advancement in developing countries. Joint proposals based on building and enhancing partnerships between people, within communities and among organizations are especially welcomed. Application deadline: 5 February 2010. [Source: PACWIN] For more information, visit: http://suva.usembassy.gov/global_womens_issues_small_grants.html 

Funding Opportunity: The Family Violence Prevention Fund. Project Connect: A Coordinated Public Health Initiative to Prevent Domestic and Sexual Violence applications open. Each applicant should demonstrate a strong history of collaboration between domestic/sexual violence, health care and public health systems. Application deadline: 8 February 2010. Please visit: http://www.endabuse.org/content/features/detail/1434/ 

Funding Opportunity: Population Action International. Small Grants for Young People: Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Organizations and networks from Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania will be supported. Application deadline: 20 January 2010. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Women-in-Action/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Applications-Population-Action-International-PAI-Small-Grants-for-Young-People-Advancing-Sexual-and-Reproductive-Health-and-Rights 

Funding Opportunity: 2010 Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance. The US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women is currently accepting applications for projects designed to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural jurisdictions.[Source: StopVAW] Please visit: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/fy2010-rural-solicitations.pdf 

Scholarship Opportunity: Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund. Scholarships applications for women from developing countries studying in the United States or Canada now open. Application deadline: 18 February 2010. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTSTAFF/WBFN/0,,contentMDK:21084882~menuPK:463095~pagePK:64156201~piPK:64156133~theSitePK:444098~isCURL:Y,00.html

Scholarship Opportunity: Institute for Research on Women. Applications for Global Scholars now open. Please not that funding for scholarships are not available. To participate in this lively interdisciplinary feminist community, please visit: http://irw.rutgers.edu/ 

Scholarship Opportunity: Study in Sweden. PhD and post-doctoral studies scholarships in Sweden available. The program is open to candidates from three different categories of countries that determine certain aspects of the program. Application deadline: 1 February 2010. [Source: Cambodiajobs] For more information, please visit: http://www.studyinsweden.se/Scholarships/SI-scholarships/Guest-Scholarship-Program/PhD-and-post-doctoral-studies/ 

Fellowship Opportunity: The Center for Race and Ethnicity and the Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University. 2010-2011 Post-doctoral Fellowship applications now open. Application deadline 28 February 2010. [Source: AWID] Read more: http://raceethnicity.rutgers.edu/PostdoctoralFellowship.html 

Fellowship Opportunity: UNFPA Special Youth Programme. UNFPA will recruit six young people to be Special Youth Fellows from 1 April - 31 December . The fellowship consists of 4.5 months fellowship at UNFPA HQ, New York, followed by another 4.5 months in the UNFPA Office in the country of the fellow. [Source: Cambodia Jobs] For more information, contact youth at unfpa.org or visit: http://cambodiajobs.blogspot.com/2009/02/fellowship-at-unfpa-special-youth.html 

16 Days of Activism Survey: Center for Women's Global Leadership. Participate in this 5 minute survey to assess the impact of the 2009 16 Days Campaign. Questionnaire can be found online at: http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/16days/home.html 

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. To view current discussions, comment or create your own please visit: http://www.svri.org/activities.htm#svri 

VIII. Vacancies

Women's Economic Leadership Project Coordinator / Oxfam GB / Kailahun, Sierra Leone / Closing date: January 24, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 January 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-s-Economic-Leadership-Project-Coordinator 

Special Youth Programme 2010 / UNFPA / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: January 25, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 January 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Special-Youth-Programme-2010

Programme Associate / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: February 03, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 January 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Associate

UNIFEM Regional Programme Director / UNIFEM / Kigali, Rwanda / Closing date: January 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 January 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/UNIFEM-Regional-Programme-Director

National Coordinator (Indonesia), Programme on Empowering Women Migrant Workers / UNIFEM Asia Pacific and Arab States Regional Programme / Jakarta, Indonesia / Closing date: January 27, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 January 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/National-Coordinator-Indonesia-Programme-on-Empowering-Women-Migrant-Workers 

International Consultant: Senior Management Specialist / UNIFEM / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: January 23, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 January 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consultant-Senior-Management-Specialist 

National and International Consultants to deliver Gender Mainstreaming Training for UN staff  in Viet Nam / UNDP / Ha Noi, Viet Nam / Closing date: January 25, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 January 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/National-and-International-Consultants-to-deliver-Gender-Mainstreaming-Training-for-UN-staff-in-Viet-Nam

Research Assistant - Gender / IT for Change / Bangalore, India / Closing date: January 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 January 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Assistant-Gender

Research Associate - Gender / IT for Change / Bangalore, India / Closing date: January 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 January 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Associate-Gender

Gender and Economic Justice Program Manager / The Association of African Women for research and Development (AAWORD/AFARD) / Dakar, Senegal / Closing date: January 20, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 January 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Economic-Justice-Program-Manager 

Manager, Reproductive Health / Global Health Strategies / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: March 07, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 January 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Manager-Reproductive-Health

Bilingual Program Officer, Women's Rights / Canadian Crossroads International / Toronto, ON, Canada / Closing date: January 29, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 January 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Bilingual-Program-Officer-Women-s-Rights

Researcher / The European Roma Rights Centre / Budapest, Hungary / Closing date: January 20, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 January 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Bilingual-Program-Officer-Women-s-Rights 

Program Assistant / Just Associates / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: February 01, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 January 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Assistant 


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