[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 08 06 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Jun 8 10:09:19 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 Discussion: People Involved with Selling Sex: Developing a Definition for Research 
II. Websites
III. Online Publications/Resources
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. Vacancies

I. SVRI Online Discussion: People Involved with Selling Sex: Developing a Definition for Research

At a recent research seminar in South Africa on people involved in selling sex, participants reflected on key issues that should be a focus for future research and methodologies that would be appropriate for monitoring and assessing the impact of legislative change. One of the emerging issues from the seminar was on how to define selling sex and how this differs from transactional sex. From the concerns raised, we would like to pose the following questions for discussion:

1. What is the definition of selling sex?
2. How should the sale of sex be differentiated from transactional sex?
3. What are the implications of this definition for establishing all of the locations in which the sale of sex occurs?
4. In terms of research, what are the opportunities and limitations of defining it according to self-identification?
5. If you define it in one way instead of another way what are the biases and implication for policy?

We would appreciate your contribution to this very important area of research. To register for the SVRI online discussion, visit: http://www.svri.org/forums/. For more information and to access seminar materials, please visit: http://www.svri.org/worker.htm. For any further queries, contact Lizle.Loots at mrc.ac.za. 

II. Websites

VicHealth: Freedom from Violence. VicHealth has developed a resource page for the prevention of violence against women. To access research and project resources, visit: http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/en/Programs-and-Projects/Freedom-from-violence.aspx 

MaleSurvivor.org: This resource is committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism. Website: http://www.malesurvivor.org/ 

Healingresources.info: This website offers health professionals a range of resources on trauma, attachment and stress disorders. http://www.traumaresources.org/prof_index.htm 

III. Online Publications/Resource

The Complexity of Violence: A Critical Analysis of Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eriksson Baaz M and Stern M. Sida Working Paper on Gender-based Violence, 2010: This report, the first in Sida's gender-based violence series, draws on an original case study, including extensive interviews with members of thearmed forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://nai.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?searchId=1&pid=diva2:319527 

Conducting Research with Online Query Tools: Tutorial. KaiserEdu.org, 2010: This narrated slide tutorial provides an overview of useful health policy data sources and explains how to use three online query tools to analyze data. http://www.kaiseredu.org/tutorials/onlinedata/player.html 

The Good Men Project: Magazine Launch. The magazine is a cross-platform, multi-media destination featuring compelling writing about parenting, sex, relationships, identity, ethics, humor, and health. [Source: Prevent-Connect] The magazine is available online at: http://www.goodmenproject.org 

Round Table Discussion on Sharing Health Data. World Health Organisation Bulletin, 88(6), 401-480, June 2010: This discussion explores the importance of sharing and publishing data in public health research. Full document: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/88/6/10-076943.pdf 

Focus: Women, Gender and Armed Conflict. Austrian Development Cooperation, 2009: This Gender Policy document looks at several international agreements which acknowledge the importance of protecting women in conflict and fragile situations, and the role that they can and should play in conflict resolution to ensure sustained peace. [Source: Zunia Update] Full document: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/47/38/44896284.pdf 

Multi-Sectoral Approaches to Preventing Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence: Symposium Report. Population Council, 2009: In an effort to highlight the state of SGBV in South Africa, the Population Council and AEDUGM, funded by PEPFAR, co-hosted a symposium on Multi-Sectoral Approaches to Preventing Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.[Source: WUNRN] Full report: http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/2009RH_SGBVStopViolenceSympReport.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

Exiting Prostitution: An Integrated Model. Baker L.M, Dalla R.L, Williamson C. Violence Against Women, 16(5):579-600, 2010: This article reviews two general models and two prostitution-specific models and their applicability to the exiting process. [Source: MedAdvocates] Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20388932

Cognitive Processes Underlying Women's Risk Judgments: Associations with Sexual Victimization History and Rape Myth Acceptance. Yeater E.A, Treat T.A, Viken R.J, McFall R.M. J Consult Clin Psychol; 78(3): 375-86, 2010: This article evaluates the effects of sexual victimization history, rape myth acceptance, implicit attention, and recent learning on the cognitive processes underlying undergraduate women's explicit risk judgments. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_194781_14 

Criminalizing Rape Within Marriage: Perspectives of Ghanaian University Students. Adinkrah M. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol; ePub, 2010: This article examines the general attitudes of a sample of university students in Ghana, a West African country, toward marital rape. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_194763_20 

Examining Charging Agreement between Police and Prosecutors in Rape Cases. Holleran D, Beichner D, Spohn C. Crime Delinquency; 56(3): 385-413, 2010: This study examines the the congruence between the charge filed by police at arrest with the charge filed by the prosecutor. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_194870_20 

Schema Effects of Rape Myth Acceptance on Judgments of Guilt and Blame in Rape Cases: The Role of Perceived Entitlement to Judge. Eyssel F, Bohner G. J Interpers Violence; ePub, 2010: This article examines conditions that facilitate biasing effects of rape myth acceptance (RMA) on judgments of blame in rape cases. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_193057_20 

Child Sexual Abuse in Lebanon during War and Peace. Usta J, Farver J. Child Care Health Dev; 36(3): 361-8, 2010: This article examines the prevalence, risk factors and consequences associated with CSA in Lebanese children before, during and after the 2006 Hezbollah-Israeli war. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_194748_23 

Health Professionals' Responses to Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse History: Female Child Sexual Abuse Survivors' Experiences. McGregor K, Jülich S, Glover M, Gautam J. J Child Sex Abuse; 19(3): 239-54, 2010: This study reports on a postal questionnaire, conducted in 2004, with female survivors of historic child sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_194779_23 

Perceptions of Child Sexual Abuse-A Qualitative Interview Study with Representatives of the Socio-Legal System in Urban Tanzania. Kisanga F, Mbwambo J, Hogan N, Nystrom L, Emmelin M, Lindmark G. J Child Sex Abuse; 19(3): 290-309, 2010: This article explores perceptions and experiences of key players handling child sexual offense cases in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_194776_23 

Teachers' Attitudes toward Reporting Child Sexual Abuse: Problems with Existing Research Leading to New Scale Development. Walsh K, Rassafiani M, Mathews B, Farrell A, Butler D. J Child Sex Abuse; 19(3): 310-36, 2010: This paper details a systematic literature review identifying problems in extant research relating to teachers' attitudes toward reporting child sexual abuse and offers a model for new attitude scale development and testing. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_194775_23 

The Effect of Severe Child Sexual Abuse and Disclosure on Mental Health during Adulthood. O'Leary P, Coohey C, Easton S.D. J Child Sex Abuse; 19(3): 275-89, 2010: This article examines the relationship among severe child sexual abuse, disclosure, and mental health symptoms during adulthood. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_194777_23 

Characteristics of Sex-Related Homicides in Alaska. Henry T. J Forensic Nurs; 6(2): 57-65, 2010: This article describes the demographic, physical examination, and victim-suspect relationship characteristics of sex-related homicides in Alaska. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_194788_20 

Fatal Anorectal Trauma in the Setting of Sexual Assault: Case Report and Literature Survey. Kovelman I, Vey E, Schober J. Am J Forensic Med Pathol; ePub, 2010: This article describes a case of a 45-year-old white woman who sustained devastating homicidal colorectal trauma that served as a primary cause of death in the setting of rape. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_194719_20 

Childhood Victimization and Crime Victimization. McIntyre J.K, Widom C.S. J Interpers Violence; ePub, 2010: This study explores whether abused and neglected children are at increased risk for subsequent crime victimization. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_194797_23 

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 Gender Peace Security, 9 - 10 July 2010, Munich, Germany. The two-day meeting will review lectures by international scholars, representatives of NGOs and representatives from politics will be heard and invited into discussion. The conference is free to all participants. An advance registration is necessary. For more information, visit: http://www.gender-peace-security.de/ 

Changing Faces of the Movement, 31 July - 4 August 2010, California, USA. Join NCADV, NOMAS and hundreds of survivors, advocates, activists, service providers and allies for this critical conference as we examine the societal factors that perpetuate violence and propose effective solutions to bring about its end. Registration now open. For more information, visit: http://www.ncadv.org/conferences/GeneralConferenceInformationandOverview-2.php 

The Sixth World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, 17 - 19 November 2010, Washington, DC, USA. The conference will provide researchers, public health practitioners, activists, educators, law enforcement personnel, and others a chance to come together to share findings, ideas, and innovative approaches in the field. Registration now open. For more information, visit: http://wmhconf2010.hhd.org 

Innovations in Gender, Sex, and Health Research, 22 - 23 November 2010, Toronto, Canada. This conference will showcase excellence and innovations across all domains of gender, sex, and health research, including but not limited to biomedical, clinical, health services and policy, population and public health, and social science research. Abstract submission deadline: 17 June 2010. For more information, visit: http://www.f2fe.com/IGH/2010/Conference/ 

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Training Opportunity: Researching Violence against Women, 4 - 15 October, Kampala, Uganda. The course aims to strengthen the capacity of service providers, activists and researchers to participate in research by developing an understanding of all the factors associated with the planning and the implementation of research on GBV and to use it effectively. Application deadline: 5 July 2010. For more information, visit: http://www.preventgbvafrica.org/news/training-opportunity-researching-violence-against-women 

Funding Opportunity: Global Programs to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence, US Department of State. The programme will focus on refugee and conflict-affected populations, focusing on capacity-building, research and assessments to strengthen gender based violence prevention and response interventions among the populations of concern. Application deadline: 1 July 2010. [Source: Pacwin] For more information, visit: http://www.state.gov/g/prm/142602.htm 

2011 Scholarship Opportunity: Cambridge University. The programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. Applicants are encouraged to apply after applications open on 1 September 2010 for the October 2011 Academic Year. [Source: Scholarship and Job] For more information, visit: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/gsprospectus/applying/apply.html 

Call for Papers: Violence against Women, UNESCO. The Social and Human Sciences Sector of UNESCO is supporting policy oriented research on: "men and violence against women, gendered poverty and legal-socio-cultural factors influencing women's access to fresh water" in the Great Lakes Region. Researchers specializing in gender-based violence are invited to submit abstracts by the 15th of July 2010. For terms of reference, please contact: gender.SHS at unesco.org <mailto:gender.SHS at unesco.org> 

Call for Papers: Parents and Practitioners Newsletter, FRIENDS Parent Advisory Council. Authors are encouraged to submit stories about Child Abuse Prevention Month activities, or other events sponsored since the last newsletter was released in April. Application deadline: 12 June 2010. For more information, contact: csavage at circleofparents.org.  
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, Researcher/Data Analyst, Violence against Women Prevention Department / Raising Voices / Location: Kampala, Uganda or off site / Closing date: June 30, 2010. Read more: http://www.raisingvoices.org/Consultant-Researcher.php 

Consultant, VAW Prevention Technical Assistance Violence against Women Prevention Department (maternity leave cover / Raising Voices / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: June 30, 2010. Read more: http://www.raisingvoices.org/Consultant-VAW.php 

Program Officer, VAW Prevention Department, GBV Prevention Network / Raising Voices / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: June 30, 2010. Read more: http://www.raisingvoices.org/Program-Officer-VAWPD-GBV.php 

Program Manager, Violence against Children Prevention Department / Raising Voices / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: June 30, 2010. Read more: http://www.raisingvoices.org/Program-Manager-VACPD.php 

Program Manager, Violence against Women Prevention Department / Raising Voices / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: June 30, 2010. Read more: http://www.raisingvoices.org/Program-Manager-VAWPD.php 

Forum & Events Assistant / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, Canada / Closing date: June 7, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 7 June 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Forum-Events-Assistant 

Consultant / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Location: Flexible / Closing date: June 21, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 7 June 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Consultant 

Forum and Translation Consultant (Turkish/English) / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Istanbul, Turkey / Closing date: June 21, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 7 June 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Forum-and-Translation-Consultant-Turkish-English 

IDeA Research Associate / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Location: Flexible / Closing date: June 20, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 7 June 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/IDeA-Research-Associate 

Membership Manager / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Cape Town, South Africa (preferred) / Closing date: June 20, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 7 June 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Membership-Manager 

Communications Coordinator / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Cape Town, South Africa (preferred) / Closing date: June 20, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 7 June 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Communications-Coordinator 

Education Special Project Officer / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 7 June 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Education-Special-Project-Officer 

Technical Advisor, Education / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / New York, NY or Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 7 June 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Technical-Advisor-Education 

Coordinator / Halifax Initiative Coalition. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada / Closing date: June 23, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 7 June 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Coordinator 

General Coordinator / Young Feminist Fund / Location: Flexible / Closing date: June 27, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 7 June 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/General-Coordinator-Young-Feminist-Fund 

Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) / Columbia University / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: November 19, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 7 June 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Human-Rights-Advocates-Program-HRAP 

Project Director Safe Abortion Programme / International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: June 18, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 7 June 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Director-Safe-Abortion-Programme 

Human Rights Defenders Program Director / Human Rights First / Washington, DC, USA (New York, NY possible) / Closing date: June 18, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 7 June 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Human-Rights-Defenders-Program-Director 

Gender Specialist / The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) / Kathmandu, Nepal / Closing date: June 25, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 7 June 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist3 


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