[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 29 06 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Jun 29 14:10:11 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. Invitation: SVRI Workshop on Researcher Trauma, Safety and Sexual
Violence Research, 20-21st July, Medical Research Council, Pretoria,
South Africa
II. SVRI Online Discussion Forum
III. Websites
IV. Online Publications/Resources
V. Journal Articles
VI. Events
VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VIII. Vacancies

I. Invitation: SVRI Workshop on Researcher Trauma, Safety and Sexual
Violence Research, 20-21st July, Medical Research Council, Pretoria,
South Africa: 

As a researcher and expert in this area, the SVRI would like to invite
you to a workshop on researcher trauma, safety and sexual violence
research. Key aims of the workshop are to: develop awareness of and
responsiveness to researcher trauma; model protective behaviours; share
personal strategies and assist with the development of self care
strategies; facilitate discussion of this issue, and inform the
development of guidelines for the care and support of researchers
working on sexual violence. Accommodation and travel costs are to be
covered by the participant. 
To inform this discussion, a briefing paper has been prepared and can be
downloaded online at: http://www.svri.org/traumabooklet.pdf. For more
information about the workshop, contact svri at mrc.ac.za 

II. SVRI Online Discussion Forum: A number of online discussions are
currently under way on the SVRI Online Discussion Forum. We would like
to invite you to join these discussions and in particular highlight the
following two:

1) Request for Information on 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. 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

2) People Involved with Selling Sex: Developing a Definition for

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?

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 Network of East-West Women: This international network international
supports dialogue, informational exchange, and activism among those
concerned about the status of women in Central and Eastern Europe, the
Newly Independent States, and the Russian Federation. Website: 

Ms. Foundation for Women: This social justice foundation, delivers
strategic grants, capacity building and leadership development to over
150 grassroots and national advocacy organizations throughout the U.S.
Website: http://ms.foundation.org/home 

Starfish Ministries Australia: This resource offers support and
advocates for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, servitude and
trafficking in Australia and, through partnerships, internationally.
Website: http://www.starfishministries.org.au/ 

IV. Online Publications/Resource

Sex Work & the Law: the Case for Decriminalisation. The World AIDS
Campaign, 2010: This report outlines several key issues, considerations,
challenges and recommendations for actors in the fields of HIV and human
rights, to help build a supportive and enabling environment for sex
workers to realise their rights. [Source: 60percent] Full document: 

Rape in War: Motives of Militia in DRC. Kelly J. United States Institute
of Peace (USIP), Special Report 243, June 2010: This report reflects a
key goal of USIP's Gender and Peace Initiative, which seeks to inform
policy through analytical and practitioner work. [Source: WUNRN] Full
report: http://www.usip.org/files/resources/SR243Kelly.pdf 

Human Trafficking & Migration. Richter, M. University of the
Witwatersrand, Migration Issue Brief 4, June 2010: This fact sheet is a
quick reference guide regarding South Africa's approach towards human
trafficking. The note discusses the legal definitions of trafficking and
the impact of the 2010 World Cup on the way practitioners and the public
understand the concept of trafficking. [Source: 60percent] Full brief: 

Policy Brief: The MDG's and Gender. Overseas Development Institute
(ODI), June 2010: This policy document provides information, analysis
and key policy recommendations on the Millennium Development Goals and
Gender. [Source: Zunia Update] Full policy brief: 

Council Conclusions on Improving Prevention to Tackle Violence against
Women and Care to Its Victims within the Scope of Law Enforcement.
Council of the European Union. 3010th General Affairs Council Meeting,
Luxembourg, 26 April 2010: This document renews Member States'
commitment to fight against all forms of violence against women, to
developing comprehensive national strategies and an efficient response
by the EU. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: 

Efforts to Address Gender-Based Violence: A Look at Foundation Funding.
Ms. Foundation for Women, 2010: This document describes a multipronged
study to measure the scope, focus and impact of funding in the area of
Gender-Based Violence. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: 

Short Documentary: Inside Vanguard's Rape on the Reservation: Mariana
van Zeller Reflects, June 2010: Vanguard correspondent Mariana van
Zeller goes behind the scenes of the episode "Rape on the Reservation"
and opens up about a sad and shocking slideshow of photos she watched
with Martina, the mother of a young woman who was killed. Full

Sudan: An In-Depth Analysis of The Social Dynamics of Abandonment of
FGM/C. Innocenti Working Paper, Ahmed S, Al Hebshi S and Nylund B. V.
Special Series on Social Norms and Harmful Practices, 2009: This
document provides a detailed description and analysis of the process of
positive social change that leads to the abandonment of Female Genital
Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and other practices harmful to children.
[Source: Childtrafficking.com] Full report: 

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

V. Journal Articles

Intimate Partner Violence, Relationship Power Inequity, and Incidence of
HIV Infection in Young Women in South Africa: A Cohort Study. Jewkes
R.K, Dunkle K, Nduna M, Shai N. The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 16
June 2010: This paper assesses whether intimate partner violence and
relationship power inequity increase risk of incident HIV infection in
South African women. Full abstract: 

Cortisol Response Following Exposure Treatment for PTSD in Rape Victims.
Gerardi M, Rothbaum B.O, Astin M.C, Kelley M. J Aggression Maltreat
Trauma; 19(4): 349-356, 2010: This study examines changes in salivary
cortisol levels pre-to-post-treatment in adult female rape victims
diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. [Source: SafetyLit] Full

Is Reporting of Rape on the Rise? A Comparison of Women With Reported
Versus Unreported Rape Experiences in the National Women's
Study-Replication. Wolitzky-Taylor KB, Resnick HS, McCauley JL,
Amstadter AB, Kilpatrick DG, Ruggiero KJ. J Interpers Violence; ePub,
2010: This study investigates the prevalence of reporting rape among a
national sample of women interviewed in 2006. [Source: SafetyLit] Full

Reported Rapes at a Hospital Rape Centre: Demographic and Clinical
Profiles. Lammers K, Martin L, Andrews D, Seedat S. S Afr Med J; 100(6):
362-363, 2010: This article aims to provide evidence and support for the
ongoing call for the provision of effective and integrated post-rape
services for rape survivors. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Differences in Offending Patterns between Adolescent Sex Offenders High
or Low in Callous-Unemotional Traits. Lawing K, Frick P.J, Cruise K.R.
Psychol Assess; 22(2): 298-305, 2010: This article investigates whether
callous and unemotional traits designated a distinct and important group
of adolescent sex offender. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Risk Reduction for Substance Use and Trauma-Related Psychopathology in
Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims: Findings from an Open Trial.
Danielson C.K, McCart M, de Arellano M.A, Macdonald A, Doherty L,
Resnick H. Child Maltreat; ePub, 2010: This study evaluates the
feasibility of implementation and initial efficacy of RRFT involving a
small sample of female adolescents who had experienced at least one
memorable sexual assault in their lifetime. [Source: SafetyLit] Full

Child Sexual Abuse Reported by an English National Sample:
Characteristics and Demography. Bebbington P.E, Jonas S, Brugha T,
Meltzer H, Jenkins R, Cooper C, King M, McManus S. Soc Psychiatry
Psychiatr Epidemiol; ePub, 2010: Given the major psychiatric
implications of child sexual abuse, this study aims to establish its
sociodemographic distribution in the general population. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Childhood Experiences of Sexual Abuse and Later Parenting Practices
among Non-Offending Mothers of Sexually Abused and Comparison Girls. Kim
K, Trickett P.K, Putnam F.W. Child Abuse Negl; ePub, 2010: This article
explores the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and parenting
practices among non-offending mothers of sexually abused girls. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Educational Resilience among African Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse in
South Africa. Phasha T.N. J Black Stud; 40(6): 1234-1253, 2010: This
article presents Black female survivors who experienced educational
resilience regardless of having been sexually abused, and other
contributory factors that could have driven them to react otherwise.
[Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Experiences of Sexual Harassment among Elementary School Students in
Taiwan: Implications for School Nurses. Chang Y.T, Hayter M, Lin M.L. J
Sch Nurs; 26(2): 147-155, 2010: This study explores the sexual
harassment experiences of young adolescents in Taiwan. [Source:
SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Paraphilic Coercive Disorder in the DSM: The Right Diagnosis for the
Right Reasons. Stern P. Arch Sex Behav; ePub, 2010: This article
elaborates on the recommendation of including a Paraphilic Coercive
Disorder diagnosis in the DSM-5. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Using Social Self-Identification in Social Marketing Materials Aimed at
Reducing Violence against Women on Campus. Potter S.J, Moynihan M.M,
Stapleton J.G. J Interpers Violence; ePub, 2010: This article attempts
to understand how seeing oneself and one's peer group in poster images
affects target audience members' willingness to intervene as a prosocial
bystander. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

What Imaging Tells Us about Violence in Anti-Social Men. Dolan M.C. Crim
Behav Ment Health; 20(3): 199-214, 2010: This paper provides an overview
of imaging studies in samples of men with personality disorder who have
been violent. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

Female Genital Injuries Resulting from Consensual and Non-Consensual
Vaginal Intercourse. McLean I, Roberts S.A, White C, Paul S. Forensic
Sci Int; ePub, 2010: This article compares the incidence of genital
injury following penile-vaginal penetration with and without consent.
[Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: 

The Role of Gender and Ethnicity in Perceptions of Rape and Its
Aftereffects. Schneider L.J, Mori L.T, Lambert P.L, Wong A.O. Sex Roles;
60(5-6): 410-421, 2009: This article explores Caucasian-, Hispanic-, and
Asian-American male and female students' perceptions of sexual assault
at a California, USA, University. Full abstract: 

Risky Situation or Harmless Fun? A Qualitative Examination of College
Women's Bad Hook-Up and Rape Scripts. Littleton H, Tabernik H, Canales
E.J, Backstrom T. Sex Roles; 60 (11-12):793-804, 2009: This article
seeks to assess if college students regard rape as a potential outcome
of hooking up through examination of students' rape and hook-up scripts.
Full abstract: http://www.springerlink.com/content/wp541167268r5735/ 

A Situational Model of Sexual Assault Prevention through Bystander
Intervention. Burn S.M. Sex Roles; 60(11-12):779-792, 2008: This study
measures five barriers identified by the situational model of bystander
intervention and bystander intervention behavior. Full abstract: 

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

VI. Events

Panel Discussion: From Behind the Scenes to the Forefront: Gender
Equality, Social Institutions and the Millennium Development Goals, 1
July 2010, New York, USA. The discussion will address how gender
inequality in social institutions can inhibit the achievement of the
Millennium Development Goals. [Source: AWID] For more information,

Online Discussion: Gender and Disarmament, Demobilization &
Reintegration, 28 June - 19 July 2010. UN-INSTRAW will facilitate
discussion to identify the specific needs of women and girls in
reintegration processes and to discuss effective measures that address
these needs. [Source: Pacwin] For more information on the discussion,

Preventing Child Abuse in an Age of Budget Deficits A Future of Children
Event, 20 July 2010, Washington, DC, USA. This public event and online
webinar will discuss ways that prevention programs can both save money
and protect children across a range of social programs if abuse and
neglect can be prevented. [Source: Friendsnrc] For more information,
visit: www.futureofchildren.org.

Second International Conference on Alcohol and HIV: Insights from
Interventions 28 - 30 September 2010, New Delhi, India. This conference
will highlight evaluated prevention programs, intervention research and
national policies that address the links between alcohol and HIV, and
are focused on risk reduction. Abstract submission deadline: 30 June
2010. For more information, visit: 

2010 mHealth Summit, 8 - 10 November 2010, Washington, DC, USA. This
summit provides a key opportunity to share information and experiences
related to the intersection of mobile technology, health research, and
policy. Abstract submission deadline: 16 August 2010. [Source: IGWG] For
more information, visit: http://www.mhealthsummit.org/ 

Violence against Women: Complex Realities and New Issues in a Changing
World, 29 May - 1 June 2011, Montreal, Canada. This international
conference aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, political
decision makers, and students from around the world. Abstract submission
deadline: 15 August 2010. For more information, visit: 

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Proposals: United Nations Development Programme Pacific Centre.
The UNDP Pacific Centre has put out a national call for proposals for a
research institute to undertake data collection and analysis for the
quantitative component of the GBV and masculinities research in
Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately no applications were
received. As such, the call has been widened internationally. UNDP would
greatly appreciate it if you could share the link: 
with any research institute/organization you think may be interested. 

Funding Opportunity: UNHCR Policy Development and Evaluation Service.
Applications are invited to a new small grants programme for original
research and writing projects related to forced displacement,
humanitarian action and international migration. For more information
and application details, visit: 

Funding Opportunity: Health and Mental Health, Training and Technical
Assistance Program to Refugee Serving Agencies, Department of Health and
Human Services, USA. The grantee of this programme is to assist
refugee-serving agencies with its main objective being the development
of a curriculum and training modules for local and mainstream providers
to address the needs of refugee population through training and
technical assistance. Closing date: 30 July 2010. [Source: VAWnet] For
more information, visit: 

Funding Opportunity: International Planned Parenthood Federation -
Advocacy Flexi Fund. This round of the Fund will provide grants to
organizations committed to promoting, defending and advancing Sexual
Rights. Application deadline: 30 June 2010. For more information,
contact: flexifund at ippf.org

Fellowship Opportunity: Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The Scheme
offers a unique form of demand-led technical assistance to governments,
who can use it to build capacity in their public sectors and improve the
execution of economic policy. Applications will be invited towards the
end of 2010 for 2011-2013 Fellowships. For more information, visit: 

Call for Contributions: Feminist Review. The Review is seeking people of
all genders who would like to write reviews of music, film, books,
magazines, performances, and other products from a social justice
perspective. Closing date: July 31, 2010. [Source: AWID] Send an email
to info at feministreview.org  expressing your interest and qualifications.
Please include a writing sample, preferably a review.

Training Course: VUFO-NGO Resource Centre - Researching Sexual Health
and Rights, An Advanced Course, 30 August - 3 September 2010, Hanoi,
Vietnam. This course aims to strengthen the capacities of Vietnamese
researchers to conduct critical research on problems related to human
sexuality in general and sexual health and rights in particular. Closing
date: 1 August 2010. [Source: humantraffic-vn] For more information,

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

Young Feminist Wire Moderator (Trilingual) / The Association for Women's
Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, Ontario, Canada / Closing date:
July 11, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 June 2010]
Read more: 

Capacity Development Consultant / UN-INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican
Republic / Closing date: June 30, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs:
Monday 28 June 2010] Read more: 

Participatory Evaluation Reports of Aid Flows from a Gender Perspective
Consultancy / UN-INSTRAW / Cambodia, Guatemala, Morocco, Mozambique,
Peru and Viet-Nam / Closing date: July 16, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 June 2010] Read more: 

Major Gifts Officer / Women for Women International / Washington, DC,
USA / Closing date: July 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs:
Monday 28 June 2010] Read more: 

Gender Based Violence Social Marketing Consultant / The International
Rescue Committee (IRC) / Cote d'Ivoire. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs:
Monday 28 June 2010] Read more: 

Senior Gender Based Violence Coordinator / The International Rescue
Committee (IRC) / Liberia. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28
June 2010] Read more: 

Consultant/Lead Project Coordinator, Young Women Speaking the Economy /
The International Museum of Women / San Francisco, CA, USA / Closing
date: July 27, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 June
2010] Read more: 

Advisor, Women's Political Participation / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA /
Closing date: July 10, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28
June 2010] Read more: 

Country Programme Manager / UNIFEM / Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea /
Closing date: July 7, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28
June 2010] Read more: 

Administrative Associate / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date:
July 2, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 June 2010] Read

Executive Director / The International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia
Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific) / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Closing date:
August 7, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 June 2010]
Read more: 

Project Director, Economic Security for Survivors / Wider Opportunities
for Women (WOW) / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: July 5, 2010.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 June 2010] Read more: 

Project Assistant, Economic Security for Survivors / Wider Opportunities
for Women (WOW) / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: July 5, 2010.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 June 2010] Read more: 

Program Associate, Family Economic Security Program / Wider
Opportunities for Women (WOW) / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: July
5, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 June 2010] Read

Research Associate / Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) / Washington,
DC, USA / Apply ASAP. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 June
2010] Read more: 

Program Associate / Women's Funding Network / San Francisco, CA, USA /
Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 June 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
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