[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 26 01 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Jan 26 07:58:04 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

Today's SVRI Update includes the following:
[Summaries directly taken or adapted from source]

I. SVRI Information Request to Listserv Members - - National Rape
Prevention 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
III. Websites
IV. Online Publications/Resources
V. Journal Articles
VI. Events
VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VIII. Vacancies

I. SVRI Information Request to Listserv Members - National Rape
Prevention Policies

The SVRI, with funding from the Oak Foundation, will be undertaking a
review of literature on risk factors and social dynamics underpinning
rape, and a critique of best practices 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 our new moderated
online discussion on "Developing effective therapeutic and programming
strategies for the care and support of male survivors of
conflict-related sexual violence". Through this new discussion forum
thread, the SVRI hopes to bring together physical and mental health
practitioners, program managers, and researchers to engage in a
wide-ranging, cross-cultural discussion. We would like to invite
individuals and institutions helping torture survivors, child soldiers,
prisoners, and survivors of childhood sexual abuse. This will be the
first time that so many voices, from so many disciplines, from so many
parts of the world, will have the opportunity to come together to
discuss this under-researched problem. Please share this invitation with
any individuals or organizations who might be interested in

The discussion will be moderated by Alastair Hilton, Social Services of
Cambodia (SSC) and Michael Peel, formerly of the Medical Foundation for
the Care of Torture Victims, assisted by Wynne Russell, an independent
researcher into this topic. Responses to the discussion will form the
basis for a briefing paper which will be translated into French,
Spanish, Russian and Arabic and distributed to all invitees as well as
through UN networks. This online discussion will form the basis of a
briefing paper on this topic. The discussion will run from 1-28th
February, 2010. To participate in the discussion or access the full
brief for the discussion, please register at: 
http://www.svri.org/forums/ and click on the discussion entitled:
"Developing effective therapeutic and programming strategies for the
care and support of male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence".
For any questions or more information on this discussion please email 
svri at mrc.ac.za.  We look forward to seeing you there!

III. Websites

The Coalition for Adolescent Girls: The Coalition was founded by the
United Nations Foundation and the Nike Foundation in 2005 and is
committed to creating lasting change for communities in the developing
world by driving investments to adolescent girls. Website: 

Generation FIVE: Through survivor leadership, community organizing, and
public action, generation FIVE works to interrupt and mend the
intergenerational impact of child sexual abuse on individuals, families,
and communities. Website: 

The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence: Primary national
resource center providing information about violence exposure on
children and initiatives addressing these issues, including literature,
Internet resources and a bibliographic database. Website: 

Medline Plus, Child Sexual Abuse: This online resource offers extensive
and authoritative information on Child Sexual Abuse. Website: 

Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development: This resource
strives to achieve measurable reductions in the global burden of armed
violence and improvements in human security by 2015. Website: 

IV. Online Publications/Resources

Clinical Management of Rape e-learning Programme. WHO, UNHCR & UNFPA,
2010: This programme is aimed at giving health-care providers an
opportunity to learn how to provide an appropriate and integrated
package of care to rape survivors in humanitarian settings. Programme
available in French and English: 

Electing to Rape: Sexual Terror in Mugabe's Zimbabwe. AIDS-Free World,
December 2009: This report documents a series of investigative trips to
interview survivors in what emerged as a concerted campaign of
politically motivated rape against opposition supporters. Full report: 

Good Practices In Legislation On "Harmful Practices" Against Women:
Report of the Expert group meeting. United Nations Division for the
Advancement of Women & United Nations Economic Commission for Africa,
2009: This report analyses different legislative approaches for
addressing "harmful practices", and assess lessons learned and identify
good practices in regard to legal reforms on "harmful practices".
[Source: WUNRN] Full report: 

Report of MenEngage Africa Symposium: Strengthening Capacity of Civil
Society and Government to Work with Men and Boys on Gender-Based
Violence and HIV. Symposium presentations and the conference report can
be accessed online at: 

First National SANE Coordinator Symposium: Final Report and
Recommendations. National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2009: This
report provides an overview of the SANE Coordinator Symposium Project
and information generated at the Symposium in order to increase SANE
program development. Full report: 

Justice Denied: The Experiences of 100 Torture Surviving Women of
Seeking Justice and Rehabilitation. The Medical Foundation for the Care
of Victims of Torture, December 2009: This report considers whether
systems of reparation are adequate and appropriate for women torture
survivors. [Source: StopVAW] Full report: 

Education For All Global Monitoring Report 2010, Reaching the
marginalized. UNESCO, 2010: Chapter 3 of this report looks at the
mutually reinforcing interactions between poverty, gender, ethnicity,
geographic location, disability, race, language, and other factors, that
create cycles of disadvantage in education. [Source: WUNRN] Full report:

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

V. Journal Articles

Acculturation and Dating Violence Victimization Among Filipino and
Samoan Youths. Chung-Do JJ, Goebert DA. J School Violence; 8(4):
338-354, 2009: This study examines the influence of acculturation
components on youths' experiences of dating violence from Samoan and
Filipino youths in Hawai'i. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Development of an Economic Skill Building Intervention to Promote
Women's Safety and Child Development in Karachi, Pakistan. Hirani S.S,
Karmaliani R, McFarlane J, Asad N, Madhani F, Shehzad S, Ali N.A. Issues
Ment Health Nurs; 31(2): 82-8, 2010: This article aims at increasing
women's economic independence to prevent violence against women and
promote their safety, thereby improving the behavioral functioning of
their children. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Comorbid Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Victims of Violence with
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Quarantini L.C, Netto L.R,
Andrade-Nascimento M, Almeida A.G, Sampaio AS, Miranda-Scippa A, Bressan
RA, Koenen KC. Rev Bras Psiquiatr; 31(2): S66-76, 2009: This review
looks at the comorbidity between posttraumatic stress disorder and mood
disorders, as well as posttraumatic stress disorder and other anxiety
disorders. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Feelings of Safety Inside Prison Among Male Inmates with Different
Victimization Experiences. Wolff N, Shi J. Violence Vict; 24(6): 800-16,
2009: This article explores the extent to which male inmates housed in
13 prisons feel safe from victimisation. [Source: SafetyLit] Full

Older African American Women and Barriers to Reporting Domestic Violence
to Law Enforcement in the Rural Deep South. Lichtenstein B, Johnson I.M.
Women Crim Justice; 19(4): 286-305, 2009: This study examines the
multiple barriers in the Rural Deep South in contacting law enforcement
to report domestic violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Men's Gendered Constructions of Intimate Partner Violence as Predictors
of Court-Mandated Batterer Treatment Drop Out. Catlett B.S, Toews M.L,
Walilko V. Am J Community Psychol; ePub, 2010: This article explores the
meaning men make of their violence toward intimate partners and how
these meanings predict who drops out of batterer treatment prior to
program completion. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Women's Evaluation of Abuse and Violence Care in General Practice: A
Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial (weave). Hegarty K.L, Gunn J.M,
O'Doherty L.J, et al BMC Public Health;10(1):2, 2010: This article looks
at a general practice-based intervention and its effect on women's
quality of life, mental health and safety behaviours. [Source:
MedAdvocates] Full article: 

For additional issues related resources and articles on sexual violence
visit our issues pages:  http://www.svri.org/issues.htm

VI. Events

Save the Date! 12th AWID International Forum on Women's Rights and
Development, Istanbul, Turkey, late 2011. The Forum will be a key space
for women's movements around the world to strategise, renew, re-energise
and develop innovative solutions to pressing women's rights issues. For
more information, visit: 

Women's Worlds 2011, Inclusions, exclusions, and seclusions: Living in a
globalized world, 3 - 7 July, Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada. Call for
participation now open. [Source: WUNRN] For more information, visit: 

CALCASA 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, 1 - 3 September 2010,
Los Angeles, California. Abstract submissions now open. Proposals may be
submitted by audio, interactive presentation, video or written
abstracts. Submission deadline: 12 March 2010. [Source: RAINNet] For
more information, visit: http://calcasa.org/nsac/abstract-submission/ 

UNIFEM Online Discussion, 20 January - 18 February 2010: The discussion
on Women in Power and Decision-making is currently underway. [Source:
Zunia Update] To participate, visit: 

Implementing Cultural Rights. Nature, Issues at Stake and Challenges, 1
- 2 February 2010, Palais des Nations, Room XXI. Seminar organized by
the OHCHR and partners aimed at clarifying concepts and at reflecting
upon main issues raised by the realization of cultural rights. [Source:
WUNRN] For more information, visit: 

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: International Planned Parenthood Federation. The
Advocacy Flexi Fund provides grants up to USD $10,000 to cover up to 90%
of the cost of the activity. The grant will cover activities over a
period of one to 6 months starting in March 2010. Application deadline:
15 February 2010. [Source: WUNRN] For more information, visit: 

Funding Opportunity: Open Meadows Foundation. Applications now open for
projects that are led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those
from vulnerable communities. Grants of up to $2000 are offered.
Proposals from organizations not previously funded have priority.
Application deadline: 15 February 2009. [Source: VAWnet] For more
information, visit: http://www.openmeadows.org/ 

Funding Opportunity: Ben & Jerry's Social Change Projects. The Ben &
Jerry Foundation will only consider proposals from grassroots,
constituent-led organizations that are organizing for systemic social
change. Funds are only distributed to organizations with 501(c)3 status,
or who have a sponsoring agency with this status. [Source: VAWnet] For
more information, visit: http://www.benjerry.com/company/foundation/who/

Training Course: Human Rights and Women: Central America. The
Universidad de Chile and partners are currently accepting applications.
The course will combine long-distance learning, with one week of courses
and activities in Costa Rica, 5 April - 2 July 2010. [Source: AWID] For
more information, visit: 

Fellowship Opportunity: Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice. This
12-month Fellowship in Washington D.C. is designed to foster the
advancement of social justice through participation in health care
advocacy work. Application deadline: 5 February 2010. [Source: VAWnet]
For more information, visit: 

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 Based Violence Prevention Coordinator / UNFPA - Urgent
Application / Haiti (French essential) / Contact Mendy Marsh at 
mmarsh at unicef.org

Forum & Events Assistant (Bilingual: French/English) / The Association
for Women's 
Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, ON, Canada / Closing date:
February 7, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 January
2010] Read more: 

Vice President of Programs / The Hunger Project / New York, NY, USA.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 January 2010] Read more: 

Executive Director / The Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family
Safety Center / Seattle, WA, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 January 2010] Read more: 

Program Director for the Global Women's Project / The Center of Concern
/ Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: February 1, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 January 2010] Read more: 

Programme Officer, WHRAP-South East Asia / Asian-Pacific Resource and
Research Centre for Women (ARROW) / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Closing
date: January 29, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25
January 2010] Read more: 

Program Director / The Center for Women's Global Leadership / New
Brunswick, NJ, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs:
Monday 25 January 2010] Read more: 

Program Analyst / Women for Women International / Washington, DC, USA /
Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 January
2010] Read more: 

Chief of Party, Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Program /
Winrock International / Kathmandu, Nepal / Closing date: January 29,
2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 January 2010] Read

Executive Director / Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) / London, UK
/ Closing date: March 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday
25 January 2010] Read more: 

Program and Communications Associate / Women's Learning Partnership
(WLP) / Bethesda, MD, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25
January 2010] Read more: 

Executive & Communications Assistant / Gender Action / Washington, DC,
USA / Closing date: January 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs:
Monday 25 January 2010] Read more: 

2010 9-Month Professional Development Internship Program / The Aga Khan
Foundation USA (AKF USA) / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: January
29, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 January 2010] Read

2010 Summer Internship Program / Aga Khan Foundation USA (AKF USA) /
Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: January 29, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 January 2010] Read more: 

Capacity Building Program Officer / African Women's Development and
Communication Network (FEMNET) / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: January
31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 January 2010] Read

Manager, Infectious Disease Communications / Global Health Strategies
(GHS) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25
January 2010] Read more: 

Lead Gender Expert / The African Development Bank / Tunis, Tunisia /
Closing date: January 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday
25 January 2010] Read more: 


Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated
evidence-based responses.

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative, an initiative of the Global
Forum for Health Research, is hosted by the Medical Research Council,
South Africa.  The SVRI aims to promote research on sexual violence and
generate empirical data to ensure sexual violence is recognized as a
priority public health problem.  To learn more about the SVRI visit our
website www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/>  or contact us at 
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