[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 15 06 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Jun 15 10:58:14 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. Request for Information and Online Discussion: Community
Interventions to Identify Children at Risk of Child Sexual Abuse and
Sexual Exploitation
II. SVRI Online Discussion: People Involved with Selling Sex: Developing
a Definition for Research 
III. Websites
IV. Online Publications/Resources
V. Journal Articles
VI. Events
VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VIII. Vacancies

I. Request for Information and Online Discussion: Community
Interventions to Identify Children at Risk of Child Sexual Abuse and
Sexual Exploitation

The SVRI with support from the Oak Foundation would like to initiate an
online discussion on community based interventions for children at risk
of child sexual abuse (CSA) and sexual exploitation. We would like to
begin this discussion by asking you for any information you have on
existing intervention models and practices in middle and low income
countries that identify children at most risk of CSA and sexual
exploitation. More specifically, we would like your thoughts and
experiences from low and middle income countries on the following
questions:

* what factors and the combination of factors increase vulnerability to
CSA and sexual exploitation?
* what interventions have you implemented to reduce these risks?
* was the intervention indigenously developed or was it imported and
adapted for local realities and conditions?
* was the intervention evaluated? did it work?
* what are the strengths and weakness of this approach/intervention?

We would also welcome any reports/publications that may be available on
these interventions. Please send information to us at svri at mrc.ac.za  or
meet us online at: 
http://www.svri.org/svriforums/login!withRedirect.jspa  to share your
thoughts and experiences on the prevention of child sexual abuse and
sexual exploitation at a community level, particularly in low and middle
income countries

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

At a 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. 

III. Websites

The Poppy Project: This project run by Eaves, United Kingdom, provides
accommodation and support to women who have been trafficked into
prostitution or domestic servitude. [Source: WUNRN] For more information
about the project, visit: 
http://www.eaves4women.co.uk/POPPY_Project/POPPY_Project.php 

Project Thrive: This public policy analysis and education initiative
aims to promote healthy child development and to provide policy support
to the State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems initiatives funded by
the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Website: 
http://www.nccp.org/projects/thrive.html 

IV. Online Publications/Resources

Trafficking in Persons Report, 10th Edition. Department of State, United
States of America, June 2010: The 10th annual Trafficking in Persons
Report outlines the continuing challenges faced across the globe with
regards to trafficking in persons. [Source: WUNRN] The report is
available for download online at: 
http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/2010/index.htm 

Workshop Package for the Gender-based Violence Standard Operating
Procedures Guide. Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility, Global
Protection Cluster, 2010: The purpose of these workshop materials is to
strengthen good quality GBV prevention and response, including
coordination, in field sites. [Source: IGWG] The workshop package can be
downloaded from these websites: 
http://oneresponse.info/GlobalClusters/Protection/GBV/Pages/Tools%20and%
20Resources.aspx and 
http://www.gbvnetwork.org/blog/ESSENTIALTOOLSANDRESOURCES 

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, United States. Centers for Disease
Control. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Surveillance Summaries,
59(SS-5), June 2010: This report summarizes results from the 2009
national survey, 42 state surveys, and 20 local surveys conducted among
students in grades 9-12. Full report: 
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss5905.pdf

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the
Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental
Health. UN General Assembly. Human Rights Council, Fourteenth session,
Agenda item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to
development, April 2010: This report highlights the right of everyone to
the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental
health, and examines the relationship between the right to the highest
attainable standard of health and the criminalization of three forms of
private, adult, consensual sexual behaviour: same-sex conduct and sexual
orientation,sex work, and HIV transmission. [Source: 60percent] Full
document: 
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/14session/A.HRC.14.2
0.pdf 

Solomon Islands Family Health and Safety Study: A Study on Violence
against Women and Children. Secretariat of the Pacific Community, 2009:
This report replicates the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and
Domestic Violence and analyzes data from the first nationally
representative research on violence against women and children in this
country. Full report: 
http://www.spc.int/hdp/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=39&
Itemid=44 

How Can Gender Equity Be Addressed Through Health Systems? Payne S.
World Health Organization, on behalf of the European Observatory on
Health Systems and Policies. Joint Policy Brief No12, 2009: This
document identifies some of the main approaches used to address gender
equity in health systems, elaborating on three examples in order to
suggest how these methods might be developed in the context of health
policies across Europe. [Source: Equidad] Full document: 
http://bit.ly/aPFOor 

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

V. Journal Articles

Prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse. Walsh W.A, Jones L.M, Cross T.P, Lippert
T. Crime Delinquency; 56(3): 436-454, 2010: This study examines the
types of evidence and whether charges were filed in a sample of child
sexual abuse cases. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_194872_23 

Stifled Voices: Barriers To Help-Seeking Behavior For South African
Childhood Sexual Assault Survivors. Smith K, Bryant-Davis T, Tillman S,
Marks A. J Child Sex Abuse; 19(3): 255-74, 2010: This literature review
provides an overview of childhood sexual assault in South African girls
and addresses barriers to help-seeking behaviors. [Source: SafetyLit]
Full abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_194778_23 

Associations Between Nonverbal Behaviors and Subsequent Sexual Attitudes
and Behaviors of Sexually Abused and Comparison Girls. Negriff S, Noll
J.G, Shenk C.E, Putnam F.W, Trickett P.K. Child Maltreat; 15(2): 180-9,
2010: This article examines sexually abused and comparison girls to
determine whether there were patterns of behavior that differed between
the groups and whether nonverbal behaviors might predict sexual
attitudes and behaviors at a later point in development. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190064_23 

Factors that Influence Police Conceptualizations of Girls Involved in
Prostitution in Six U.S. Cities: Child Sexual Exploitation Victims or
Delinquents? Halter S. Child Maltreat; 15(2): 152-60, 2010: This article
describes how the police conceptualize juveniles involved in
prostitution as victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) or
delinquents. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190066_23 

Introduction to Special Issue on Sex Offenses and Offenders: Toward
Evidence-Based Public Policy. Harris A.J, Lurigio A.J. Crim Justice
Behav; 37(5): 477-481, 2010: This article introduces a special issue of
Criminal Justice and Behavior focused on critically evaluating the
efficacy of contemporary sex offender management policies in terms of
enhancing public safety. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_189473_3 

Sexual Violence, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and the Pelvic
Examination: How Do Beliefs about the Safety, Necessity, and Utility of
the Examination Influence Patient Experiences? Weitlauf J.C, Frayne SM,
Finney J.W, Moos R.H, Jones S, Hu K, Spiegel D. J Womens Health
(Liebert); ePub, 2010: This study examines the relationship between
sexual violence, PTSD, and women's negative reactions to the pelvic
examination. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 
http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewde
tails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_194807_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>  

VI. Events

e-Learning Course: United Nations Institute for Training and Research,
Introduction to the United Nations System, 14 - 23 July 2010. This
course aims to provide an overview of United Nations and multilateral
protocol rules to operate within various diplomatic centres, including
Geneva, Nairobi, New York, and Vienna. [Source: AWID] For registration
details, visit: 
http://www.unitar.org/mdp/sites/unitar.org.mdp/files/UNITAR%20course_uns
ys.pdf 

Webinar: The Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood Learning
Network Webinar. This online course will provide participants with an
introduction to research and demonstration projects funded by the
Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood. To register, visit: 
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/324316802 

United Nations MDG Summit 2010, 20-22 September 2010, New York, USA.
This High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly will consist of
six plenary meetings, on the basis of two meetings a day, and six
interactive round-table sessions to be held in concurrence with plenary
meetings. For more information, visit: 
http://www.un.org/en/mdg/summit2010/ 

25th IUSTI Europe Conference on STIs & HIV/AIDS, 23-25 September 2010,
Tbilisi, Georgia. This conference will provide participants with the
most updated information in the field of STI and HIV and give the
participants an opportunity of meeting experts from all over the world.
Abstract submission deadline: 21 June 2010. For more information, visit:

www.iusti2010-tbilisi.ge 

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: amfAR- MSM Initiative Community Awards. New funding
available for projects that address HIV/AIDS among men who have sex with
men in the Latin America region. Grassroots organizations in low and
middle income countries of the Latin America region are encouraged to
submit. Application deadline: 14 July 2010. [Source: AWID] For more
information, visit: http://www.amfar.org/world/article.aspx?id=8760. 

Call for Authors: Book about Women in South Sudan. The Institute for
Justice and Reconciliation invites authors to contribute to a new book
to document the lives of women in South Sudan. This book will provide a
platform for the voices of South Sudanese women and will also provide a
unique gendered perspective on the country's past as well as its
people's hope for the future. For the concept document and further
information, please contact Friederike Bubenzer fbubenzer at ijr.org.za 

Call for Best Practices: Changing the River's Flow SAfAIDS. SAfAIDS is
documenting ten Best Practices of projects, programmes and interventions
in southern Africa which are challenging gender dynamics in a cultural
context to address gender based violence and HIV at regional, national,
provincial and community level. Application deadline: 22 June 2010. For
more information, visit: http://www.safaids.net/?q=node/859. 

Research Opportunity: United Nations Development Programme. Interested
research organizations are invited to submit a Request for Proposal for
Professional Services to undertake Data Collection & Analysis on Gender
Dimensions of Violence Action Research in Post Conflict Bouganville,
Papua New Guinea. Application deadline: 30 June 2010. [Source: Pacwin]
For more information, visit: 
http://www.undppc.org.fj/pages.cfm/working-with-us/vacancies-procurement
/ 

Fellowship Opportunity: Dart Center Ochberg Fellowships in Journalism
and Trauma. The programme is designed for mid-career journalists who
want to deepen their knowledge of psychological trauma and improve
coverage of violence, conflict and tragedy. Fellows participate in a
week-long seminar program, which includes briefings by leading experts
in the trauma field and discussions with journalist colleagues.
Application deadline: 21 July 2010. For more information, visit: 
http://dartcenterforjournalismtrauma.createsend4.com/t/r/l/ndtuiy/sjhyud
dj/y 

Scholarship Opportunity: The Centre for International Mobility (CIMO).
Awards and scholarships to Finnish and international postgraduate
students, researchers and teachers as well as for Finnish experts in
science and the arts are currently available. [Source: Scholarship and
Job] For more information, visit: 
http://www.cimo.fi/Resource.phx/cimo/services/scholarships.htx 

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

Campaign Coordinator - Demand Dignity / Amnesty International / London,
UK / Closing date: July 1, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday
14 June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Campaign-Coordinator-
Demand-Dignity 

Associate Program Manager, HIV / Population Services International (PSI)
/ Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 June
2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Associate-Program-Man
ager-HIV 

Regional Director for Europe and CIS / The Global Fund for Women / San
Francisco, CA, USA / Closing date: June 27, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Director-for
-Europe-and-CIS 

Research and Programme Support Specialist - Ending Violence Against
Women (EVAW) / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: June 22, 2010.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-and-Programm
e-Support-Specialist-Ending-Violence-Against-Women-EVAW 

Programme Specialist / UNIFEM / Darfur, Sudan / Closing date: June 21,
2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Specialist 

Deputy Regional Programme Director, Arab States / UNIFEM / Amman, Jordan
/ Closing date: June 17, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday
14 June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Deputy-Regional-Progr
amme-Director-Arab-States2 

Consultant: Evaluation Task Manager (Violence against Women) / UNIFEM /
Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: June 16, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 14 June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Evaluation
-Task-Manager-Violence-against-Women 

Migration Programme Coordinator / UN-INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican
Republic / Closing date: June 30, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs:
Monday 14 June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Migration-Programme-C
oordinator 

Expert in Designing Participatory Methodologies for Evaluating Aid Flows
/ UN-INSTRAW / Location: Home-based / Closing date: June 25, 2010.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Expert-in-Designing-P
articipatory-Methodologies-for-Evaluating-Aid-Flows 

Project Assistant / UN-INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic /
Closing date: June 25, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14
June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Assistant 

Program Assistant / Internet Sexuality Information Services, Inc. (ISIS)
/ Oakland, CA, USA. 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Assistant2 

Program Officer, Women's Rights / Ford Foundation / Nairobi, Kenya /
Closing date: July 6, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14
June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Women
-s-Rights3 

Programme Officer / Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development
(APWLD) / Chiang Mai, Thailand / Closing date: June 30, 2010. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Officer2 

Program Officer, Workers' Rights Program / The Public Welfare Foundation
/ Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 June
2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Worke
rs-Rights-Program 

Programs Coordinator / Gender Action / Washington, DC, USA / Apply ASAP.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programs-Coordinator 

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) Consultant / UNIFEM / Dili,
Timor-Leste / Closing date: June 25, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 14 June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Planning-Monitoring-a
nd-Evaluation-PME-Consultant 

Consultant / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) /
Location: Flexible / Closing date: June 21, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.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 14 June 2010]
Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Forum-and-Translation-Consulta
nt-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 14 June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Planning-Monitoring-a
nd-Evaluation-PME-Consultant 

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 14 June 2010] Read more: 
http://www.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 14 June 2010]
Read more: 
http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Communications-Coordinator 
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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
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