[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 02 03 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Mar 2 12:21:11 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 <http://www.svri.org/>  

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

I. SVRI Online Event, Extended Date: 1 February - 31 March 2010: Care and support of male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence
II. Websites
III. Online Publications/Resources
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. Vacancies

I. SVRI Online Event, Extended Date: 1February - 31 March 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 this new moderated online discussion. In developing effective therapeutic and programming strategies, the aim of this discussion is then to explore the following questions: 

1. What are the greatest challenges that you have faced in helping male survivors?
2. What do you think are the greatest challenges faced by the male survivors you have helped? 
3. What can facilitate or hinder disclosure of sexual assault of men? 

This discussion will form the basis of a briefing paper on this topic and will be moderated by Alastair Hilton, a social work consultant, based in Cambodia and Michael Peel, formerly of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Torture Victims, assisted by Wynne Russell, an independent researcher into this topic. To participate in the discussion please register at: www.svri.org/forums/ and click on the discussion topic. We look forward to seeing you there!

II. Websites

GenderIT.org: This resource focuses on Violence against women and Information Communication Technologies in four regions - Africa, Asia-Pacific, Central Eastern Europe and Latin America. [Source: WUNRN] Website: http://www.genderit.org/en/index.shtml 

VAOnline.org: This website offers Sexual Assault and Abuse Resources for victim assistance specialists, professionals in related disciplines and all interested in the field of victimology. Website: http://www.vaonline.org/sa.html 

Online Journal: Health and Human Rights. This international resource provides an inclusive forum for action-oriented dialogue among human rights practitioners and provides additional opportunities for interactive dialogue on pertinent controversial topics and news. [Source: WUNRN] Website: http://www.hhrjournal.org/index.php/hhr/index 

The Secretary-General's Database on Violence Against Women: This coordinated database provides information on the extent, nature and consequences of all forms of violence against women, and on the impact and effectiveness of policies and programmes for combating such violence. Website: http://webapps01.un.org/vawdatabase/home.action 

Men Stopping Violence: This resource is a social change organization dedicated to ending men's violence against women and works locally, nationally, and internationally to dismantle belief systems, social structures, and institutional practices that oppress women and children. [Source: Prevent Connect] Website: http://www.menstoppingviolence.org/index.php 

Stop Femicide! This website is dedicated to documenting the problems and progress on femicide in Guatemala. [Source: IGWG] Website: http://www.stopfemicide.com/ 

Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University: The institute offers informed choice, culturally-appropriate approaches to training and service delivery, partnerships, and research. Website: http://www.irh.org/   

III. Online Publications/Resource

Children's right to be heard and effective child protection: A guide for Governments and children rights advocates on involving children and young people in ending all forms of violence. Willow, C. Save the Children Sweden, 2010: This report aims to rejuvenate the commitment and focus of governments and NGOs towards achieving the full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. [Source: IGWG] Full report: http://seap.savethechildren.se/South_East_Asia/Misc/Puffs/Childrens-right-to-be-heard-and-effective-child-protection/ 

Podcast: The Governance of Sexual Violence in Northern Uganda. Liebling-Kalifani H & Baker B. Africa. Africa at Warwick, Warwick University, 15th-16th January 2010: This podcast was recorded at Warwick University and provides a detailed outline of the research programme examining the governance of sexual violence in Kitgum, northern Uganda. Listen to the podcast at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/more/africawarwick/?podcastItem=the_governance_of_sexual_violence_in_northern_uganda_-_helen_liebling-kalfani.mp3 

Video Presentation: Sexual Warfare in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sydney Morning Herald, 2010: Sexual violence is a devastating weapon in the war-torn North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This multimedia presentation looks at men's reasons for resorting to sexual warfare. Video can be access at: http://www.smh.com.au/interactive/2009/congo/index.html 

Fast-Tracked Unfairness: Detention and Denial of Women Asylum Seekers in the UK. Human Rights Watch, 2010: This report documents how women asylum seekers with complex claims are being routed into a system designed for much simpler claims. Full report: http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2010/02/24/fast-tracked-unfairness-0 

Interview: Adolescent Dating Violence. Prevent Connect, 2009: Dr. Donna Martsolf and Dr. Claire Burke Draucker talk about their use of an innovative, qualitative research design to develop a framework that describes, explains, and predicts how dating violence unfolds during adolescence. Nineteen minute interview can be accessed at: http://www.preventconnect.org/display/displayDocumentItems.cfm?itemID=275

IPS-TerraViva Beijing + 15: This independent periodical is published by Inter Press Service News Agency. The team is at the 54th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women to report on global efforts toward democracy and human development. Available at: http://www.ips.org/TV/beijing15/ 

Transforming Communities to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: A Primary Prevention Approach. Lyles A, Cohen L & Brown M. Prevention Institute, 2009: This policy brief presents the distilled research and critical thinking of a diverse group of local and national experts in the field of child sexual abuse and exploitation. [Source: Prevent Connect] Full document: http://www.preventioninstitute.org/component/jlibrary/article/id-31/127.html 

London Safeguarding Trafficked Children Toolkit. London Safeguarding Children Board, 2009: This toolkit provides guidance to professionals and volunteers from all agencies in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children who are harmed through being trafficked and exploited. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.londonscb.gov.uk/files/resources/trafficking/london_safeguarding_trafficked_children_toolkit_january_19th_2009.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

What Propels Sexual Murderers: A Proposed Integrated Theory of Social Learning and Routine Activities Theories. Chan H.C, Heide K.M, Beauregard E. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol; ePub, 2010: This article incorporates social learning theory and routine activities theory, respectively, to construct an integrated conceptual offending framework in sexual homicide. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183231_20 

A Preliminary Examination of Specific Risk Assessment for Sexual Offenders Against Children. Proeve M. J Child Sex Abuse; 18(6): 583-93, 2009: This article describes conditional probability calculations and the development of risk assessment instruments in examining sexual offending against children. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183690_24 

Adult Coping with Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Theoretical and Empirical Review. Walsh K, Fortier M.A, DiLillo D. Aggress Violent Behav; 15(1): 1-13, 2010: This article synthesizes the literature on coping with childhood sexual abuse, first by examining theories of coping with trauma, and, second by examining how these theories have been applied. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183209_24 

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Psychosis: Aetiology and Mechanism. Bebbington P. Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc; 18(4): 284-93, 2009: This Editorial describes the association between child sexual abuse and psychosis, and considers potential mechanisms for the association. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183430_24 

Suicide and Fatal Drug Overdose in Child Sexual Abuse Victims: A Historical Cohort Study. Cutajar M.C, Mullen P.E, Ogloff J.R, Thomas S.D, Wells D.L, Spataro J. Med J Aust; 192(4): 184-7, 2010: This study determines the rate and risk of suicide and accidental fatal drug overdose  in individuals who had been sexually abused during childhood. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183453_24 

Preventing College Women's Sexual Victimization Through Parent Based Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Testa M, Hoffman J.H, Livingston J.A, Turrisi R. Prev Sci; ePub, 2010: This study tests a parent-based intervention to reduce the incidence of alcohol-involved sexual victimization among first-year college students. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183370_25 

Implementing a Pluridisciplinary Network of Intimate Partner Violence Prevention. Bazex H, Thomas A, Combalbert N, Lignon S. Encephale; 36(1): 62-68, 2010: This article introduces the main stages of the implementation of a network to improve the knowledge and professional practices aimed at the victims of domestic violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183223_28 

Subjective Sleep Quality in Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence: Contributions of Situational, Psychological, and Physiological Factors. Woods S.J, Kozachik S.L & Hall RJ. J Trauma Stress;23(1):141-50, 2010: This study examines the complex relationships of childhood maltreatment, intimate partner violence, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and physical health symptoms with global sleep quality and disruptive nighttime behaviors. [Source: Medadvocates] Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20143342?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=1 

Partner Abuse or Violence, Parenting and Neighborhood Influences on Children's Behavioral Problems. O'Campo P, Caughy M.O, Nettles S.M. Soc Sci Med; ePub, 2010: This article examines the relationship between neighborhood characteristics, parenting behaviors, experiences of intimate partner abuse or violence and children's behavioral problems. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183378_23 

Violence Victimization Among Finnish University Students: Prevalence, Symptoms and Healthcare Usage. Björklund K, Häkkänen-Nyholm H, Huttunen T, Kunttu K. Soc Sci Med; ePub, 2010: This study examines the various forms of violence victimization among university students in relation to physical and mental health symptoms, and the use of student healthcare services. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183461_25 

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

Violence Against Women and Femicide in Guatemala, 4 March 2010, Washington DC USA. The Gender Based-Violence Task Force  Of the Interagency Gender Working Group is pleased to present 'A Brown Bag with Norma Cruz', Co-founder and Director of the Survivors Foundation, Guatemala. For more information, please email Jennay Ghowrwal at jghowrwal at prb.org.

Web Conference: Changing Norms to Prevent Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence. PreventConnect will host a series of web conferences from 9 March - 28 September 2010. The conferences build on a foundation of understanding primary prevention examined in previous web conferences. For more information, please visit: http://calcasa.org/prevention/preventconnect-web-conference-2010-schedule-announced/ 

WIDE Annual Conference 2010: Migration in the context of globalisation, 4-5 June 2010, Bucharest, Romania. The Conference will scrutinize critically the European policies that affect migrant women and men and their dynamic relationships within the societies in which they live and come from. [Source: WUNRN] For more information, visit: http://wide-network.org/index.jsp?id=486 

Panel discussion: What would it take to make health systems work better for women? New York, USA, 3 March 2010. This World Health Organization discussion will take forward the evidence of the global report "Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda". [Source: IGWG] For more information, please visit: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/meetings/2010/panel_discussion_women_20100303/en/index.html

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Online Course: CDC Dating Matters - Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention. This free, online course is available to educators, school personnel, youth leaders, and others working to improve the health of teens. To download the course, visit: http://www.vetoviolence.org/datingmatters/ 

Training Course: Women's Human Rights Education Institute: Building a Peaceful World in an Era of Globalization, 19 July - 26 August 2010, Toronto, Canada. The six-week course brings together a balance of academic/theoretical inquiry and engaged, activist praxis. Deadline for applications: 15 May 2010. [Source: AWID] For more information, visit: http://learnwhr.wordpress.com/programs/whri/ 

International Gender Training Workshop, 19 -23 July 2010, Ottawa, Canada. This course seeks to provide workshop participants with core concepts, gender analytic frameworks and gender strategies that can improve the effectiveness of your organization, programmes and projects in working with vulnerable and marginalized populations. [Source: AWID] For more information, please visit: http://www.mosaic-net-intl.ca/gender.shtml 

New Perspectives on Gender and Human Security Workshop, 19 - 20 March 2010, Wisconsin, USA. This workshop features cutting edge work that engages with or adopts a gendered approach to the study of human security. Registration is free, but required for attendance. [Source: Women-east-west] For more information, visit: http://genderhumansecurity.wordpress.com/ 

Fellowship Opportunity: Gender and Population Post-Doctoral Fellowship, International Center for Research on Women. The fellowship is geared toward early career Ph.D. professionals who would like to conduct research within an action research organization and network with a wide range of experts. Applications reviewed on rolling basis. For more information, visit: http://www.icrw.org/html/jobs/Fellowships/Gender-and-Population-Fellowship.html 

Fellowship Opportunity: OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme. The aim of the programme is to give indigenous peoples the opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights. [Source: WUNRN] For more information and submission deadline dates by language, please visit: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/indigenous/fellowship.htm 

Fellowship Opportunity: Ford Foundation International Fellowships Programme. This programme provides opportunities for advanced study to individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. [Source: WUNRN] Visit: http://www.fordifp.net/ 

Funding Opportunity: European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership. Project proposals to the following calls welcomed: Senior Fellowships, Senior Fellowships linked to regional networks of excellence and Establishment and Strengthening of African National Ethics Committees or Institutional Review Boards. [Source: Afro-nets] For more information, visit: http://www.edctp.org/Announcement.403+M5adbce221f9.0.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. Vacancies

Where is the Money for Women's Rights Manager / The Association for Women's Rights in Development / Mexico City, Mexico (preferred, but flexible) / Closing date: March 21, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Where-is-the-Money-for-Women-s-Rights-WITM-Manager 

IT Assistant / The Association for Women's Rights in Development / Toronto, ON, Canada / Closing date: March 14, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/IT-Assistant 

Global Advocacy Program Officer / Family Care International/ New York, NY, USA.  Gender and Social Assessment Consultant / ACDI/VOCA / Mozambique. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Advocacy-Program-Officer 

Consultant: Senior Advisor to the Officer in Charge / UNIFEM / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: March 3, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Senior-Advisor-to-the-Officer-in-Charge 

International Consultant: Team Leader for Mid-term Evaluation on UNIFEM Project - Women Building Peace and Human Security in the Western Balkans / UNIFEM / Home-based with travel to Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina / Closing date: March 11, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consultant-Team-Leader-for-Mid-term-Evaluation-on-UNIFEM-Project-Women-Building-Peace-and-Human-Security-in-the-Western-Balkans 

National Consultant: Mid-term Evaluation on UNIFEM Project - Women Building Peace and Human Security in the Western Balkans / UNIFEM / Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Closing date: March 11, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/National-Consultant-Mid-term-Evaluation-on-UNIFEM-Project-Women-Building-Peace-and-Human-Security-in-the-Western-Balkans 

Coordinator, Events and Operations / The Nobel Women's Initiative / Ottawa, ON, Canada / Closing date: March 19, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Coordinator-Events-and-Operations 

Programme Associate, Issues Affecting Women Programme / Oak Foundation / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: March 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Associate-Issues-Affecting-Women-Programme 

Finance and Administration Manager / WIDE / Brussels, Belgium / Closing date: March 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Finance-and-Administration-Manager 

Management Committee Members / The Central America Women's Network / London, UK. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Management-Committee-Members 

Program Associate, Population and Development / The International Center for Research on Women / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Associate-Population-and-Development 

Programme Officer (Training) Education Programme / Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights / New Delhi, India / Closing date: March 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Officer-Training-Education-Programme 

Communications Associate / Coordinator / Just Associates / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: March 5, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Associate-Coordinator 


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