[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 09 03 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Mar 9 12:19:19 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. Information Requests from SVRI Listserv Members
II. SVRI Online Event, 1February - 31 March 2010: 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. Information Requests from SVRI Listserv Members

Evy Dvergsdal is currently undertaking research for her dissertation on reproductive health needs among internally displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She would like to request any available data on this topic for the DRC. If you have data that you think would benefit her or if you can direct her to relevant persons, please contact Evy at: E.T.Dvergsdal at lse.ac.uk

II. 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: 
Question 1: What are the greatest challenges that you have faced in helping male survivors? 
Question 2: What do you think are the greatest challenges faced by the male survivors you have helped? 
Question 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!

III. Websites

Global Virtual Knowledge Center to End Violence against Women: Online resource in English, French and Spanish, created by UNIFEM to serve the needs of policymakers, programme implementers and other practitioners. Website: http://www.endvawnow.org/ 

Philantropia Inc: Consultant company specialising in advising and supporting grant-seeking organisations and philanthropists on international fundraising and philanthropy. Website: http://www.philantropia.org/ 

Human Rights Without Frontiers: This organisation focuses its activities around monitoring, research, and analysis in the field of human rights as well as promotion of democracy and the rule of law on national and international level. Website: http://www.hrwf.net/ 

IV. Online Publications/Resource

Peril or Protection: the Link Between Livelihoods and Gender-based Violence in Displacement Settings. Ray S & Heller L. Women's Refugee Commission, 2009: This report determines whether programs set up to provide women with safe, alternative livelihoods do in fact reduce their risk of exposure to violence. Full report: http://womensrefugeecommission.org/images/stories/GBV_livelihoods_FINAL2.pdf 

Palestinian Women and Security : Why Palestinian Women and Girls Do Not Feel Secure. Chaban S, Daraghmeh R and StettGeneva G. Centre for the Democratic Control ofArmed Forces, 2010: This report presents the perspectives of Palestinian women and girls on issues related to security and their assessment of the services provided by local authorities and/ or the international community. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: http://www.dcaf.ch/publications/kms/details.cfm?lng=en&id=112812&nav1=5 

Resource Guide: Fundraising for Women and Girls Worldwide. Philantropia Inc: This resource guide seeks to provide an overview of concepts and strategies in international fundraising for organizations benefiting women and girls. [Source: Zunia Update] Full document: http://www.philantropia.org/Funding_women_girls_org.pdf 

Book: Talking About Sexual Assault: Society's Response to Survivors. Ullman S.E. American Psychological Association, 2010: This book provides a comprehensive look at women's rape disclosure and how responses by society affect survivors. To order a copy of the book or to view the book outline, visit: http://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4318073.aspx 

Respect, Protect and Fulfill: Legislating for Women's Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS, Volume 1: Sexual and Domestic Violence. Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, 2009: This project draws together international human rights law from various jurisdictions as the basis for a legal framework to promote women's rights in the context of HIV/AIDS. [Source: AIDSportal] Full document: http://www.aidslaw.ca/publications/interfaces/downloadFile.php?ref=1535 

Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Exploitation: Preliminary Research on the Reduction of the Demand. Poinier G and Fautré W. Human Rights Without Frontiers, 2010: This paper contributes to the debate on the efficiency of the existing demand-focused policies and on the forms that the reduction of the demand could take. [Source: WUNRN] Full paper at: http://www.hrwf.net/ 

Strengthening Families and Communities: 2010 Resource Guide. United States Department for Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau, 2010: This report aims to support service providers in their work with parents, caregivers, and their children to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. [Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway] Full document: http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/res_guide_2010/guide.pdf 

The Power and Impact of Women's Funds Women's Solutions + Innovation + Leverage = Social Change. Research Summary. Women's Funding Network, 2010: This paper summarizes six recent reports about the impact, investment practices and values of women's funds. Full document: http://www.womensfundingnetwork.org/sites/wfnet.org/files/FINALResearchSummary_1.pdf 

Mission Possible: Gender and Media Advocacy Training Toolkit. The Global Media Monitoring Project: This toolkit seeks to de-mystify the media and gender and media advocacy, that we can all take action to change gender representation and portrayal in and through the media. [Source: WUNRN] Download the modules at: http://www.whomakesthenews.org/tools/mission-possible-a-gender-and-media-advocacy-training-toolkit.html 

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

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adolescent Substance Use: A Latent Class Analysis. Shin S.H, Hong H.G, Hazen A.L. Drug Alcohol Depend; ePub, 2010: This paper characterizes variations in patterns of adolescent substance use and examines association between childhood sexual abuse and adolescent substance use. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_184089_24 

Discrepancies in Reporting of Physical and Sexual Abuse among Homeless Young Adults. Tyler K.A, Melander L.A. J Child Sex Abuse; 18(5): 513-31, 2009: This study investigated risk factors for discrepant reporting of physical and sexual abuse among homeless young adults. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183692_24

Service Patterns of Adult Survivors of Childhood versus Adult Sexual Assault/Abuse. Grossman S.F, Lundy M, Bertrand C, Ortiz C, Tomas-Tolentino G, Ritzema K, Matson J. J Child Sex Abuse; 18(6): 655-72, 2009: This analysis compares the characteristics and service patterns of adult survivors of childhood sexual assault/abuse and adult survivors of adult sexual assault/abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183688_24 

Social Factors Associated with History of Sexual Assault among Ethnically Diverse Adolescents. Freeman D.H, Temple J.R. J Fam Violence; 25(3): 349-356, 2010: This article examines the association of adolescents' self-reported sexual assault victimization with their living arrangements, parent's education, and plans for college. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183617_24 

The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Other Forms of Childhood Adversity on Adulthood Parenting. Barrett B. J Child Sex Abuse; 18(5): 489-512, 2009: This study investigates the independent impact of child sexual abuse on five dimensions of adulthood parenting. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183693_24 

General Practice Utilization After Sexual Victimization: A Case Control Study. Elklit A, Shevlin M. Violence Against Women; ePub, 2010: This study examines the relationship between attendance at a center for rape victims and frequency of contact with general practitioners. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_180328_28 

Analysis of Clinical Forensic Examination Reports on Sexual Assault. Jänisch S, Meyer H, Germerott T, Albrecht U.V, Schulz Y, Debertin A.S. Int J Legal Med; ePub, 2010: This study evaluates results from samples taken at the Institute of Legal Medicine, Hanover Medical School, during a period from 2005 to 2007. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183676_12 

'My Strength is Not for Hurting': Men's Anti-Rape Websites and their Construction of Masculinity and Male Sexuality. Masters T.N. Sexualities, 13 (1), 33-46, 2010: This article describes a sample of six anti-rape websites and examines them for insights into the social discourses on masculinity and male sexuality that they both produce and reflect. [Source: Prevent Connect] Full abstract: http://sexualities.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/13/1/33 

How Are We Measuring Resilience Following Childhood Maltreatment? Is the Research Adequate and Consistent? What is the Impact on Research, Practice, and Policy? Walsh W.A, Dawson J, Mattingly M.J. Trauma Violence Abuse; 11(1): 27-41, 2010: This article reviews the literature on resilience and describes how variation in the measurement of outcomes at various developmental stages affects research findings, practice implications, and policy recommendations. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_180325_23 

Youth Attitudes Toward Dating Violence in Thailand. Pradubmook-Sherer P. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol; ePub, 2010: This study assessed the occurrences and intensity of psychological, physical, and sexual attitudes toward dating violence among Thai youths. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183678_24 

Korean older intimate partner violence survivors in North America: cultural considerations and practice recommendations. Shim W.S, Nelson-Becker H. J Women Aging; 21(3): 213-28, 2009: This article identifies important cultural considerations for individuals helping the Korean older adult community in North America. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183709_26 

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

MaleSurvivor 2010 International Conference, 18-21 March 2010, New York City. This conference is dedicated to the needs and interests of both clinicians and survivors. To view the conference programme or to register for the conference, visit: http://www.malesurvivor.org/conferences/2010/program.html 

Online event: Beijing +15 Issues and Analysis, 1 -12 March 2010: Association for Women's Rights in Development brings the discussions and debates at Beijing + 15 as they unfold with daily coverage. To access the discussions, visit: http://www.awid.org/eng/Issues-and-Analysis/Beijing-15

Women Deliver Conference, 7 - 9- June, Washington DC, USA: The conference plans to focus on political, economic, social/cultural, and technological solutions for women and girls. Registration for the conference is now open. [Source: AWID] For more information, visit: http://www.womendeliver.org/conferences 

The 2nd International Conference on the Survivors of Rape, 30 September - 2October 2010, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. The Conference aims to further enhance the understanding of the impact of rape for children, adolescents and adults and to improve the quality of multidisciplinary care for survivors of rape. Abstract submission is now open. For more information about the conference, visit: http://www.umcutrecht.nl/subsite/ConferenceOnRape/ 

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Center for Arab American Philanthropy. The Center will be awarding grants up to $10,000 each to organizations serving the Arab American community. Organizations can apply for capacity-building support or program support in the areas of art, culture, or youth. Application deadline: 12 April 2010. [Source:VAWNet] For more information, visit: http://centeraap.org/

Funding Opportunity: UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund. Youth-led organizations in developing countries working to improve the lives of young people and their communities can now seek financing for projects. Small initiatives eligible for up to USD 5,000, and larger projects up to USD 25,000. Application deadline: 15 April 2010. [Source: Afro-nets] For more information, visit: http://www.unhabitat.org/categories.asp?catid=637

Funding Opportunity: Australia-India Council Grants Program. Applications now open to individuals and organisations in Australia for projects which will promote long-term contact and cooperation between Australia and India. Priority areas: arts, education, social initiatives, science/technology/environment and public policy. Application deadline: 22 March 2010. For more information, visit: http://www.dfat.gov.au/aic/grant_guidelines.html 

Funding Opportunity: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship. Applications now open for travel in 2011. Fellows receive a travel grant to cover return and internal travelling, daily living and insurance within the countries visited. Applications close: October 2010. For more information, visit: http://www.wcmt.org.uk/ 

Fellowship Opportunity: The European Roma Rights Centre, Budapest, Hungary .This programme provides the opportunity for activists working at a local level in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine to conduct research on gender equality issues. Application deadline: 10 April 2010. [Source: AWID] For more information, visit: http://www.errc.org/cikk.php?cikk=3068 

Fellowship Opportunity: Brooke Shearer Fellowship, The International Center for Research of Women, New Delhi, India. The fellowship provides an opportunity for U.S. early career professionals with graduate degrees to contribute to research and programs that advance gender equality and empower women in Asia. [Source: AWID] For more information, visit: http://www.icrw.org/html/jobs/Fellowships/Brooke-Shearer-Fellowship.html 

Fellowship Opportunity: Alston Bannerman Fellowship Programme. The programme is committed to advancing progressive social change by helping to sustain long-time activists of color. $25,000 will be awarded to take sabbaticals of three months or more. Application deadline: 13 April 2010. [Source: VAWNet] For more information, visit; http://www.alstonbannerman.org/ABapplication2.pdf 

Online Course: Gender and Reproductive Health, Global Health eLearning Center. USAID is offering a new eLearning course titled "Gender and Reproductive Health 101." After registering, learners will find more than 30 courses listed. [Source: IGWG] For more information and to register, visit: http://www.globalhealthlearning.org 

Study Opportunity: Masters in Gender, Globalisation and Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. This unique programme combines advanced study of two important fields, globalisation and human rights, through a critical, advocacy-oriented, gender lens. For application details and scholarship opportunities, visit: http://www.nuigalway.ie/womens_studies/postgraduate/ma_ggr.html 

Internship Opportunity: American Civil Liberties Union Women's Rights Project, New York, USA. The internship is open to all students who have completed their first year of law school. Summer interns who do not secure funding will be eligible for a stipend provided by the project. Application deadline: 15 March 2010. [Source: AWID] For more information, visit: : http://www.aclu.org/job/2010-summer-legal-internship-aclu-women-s-rights-project 

Essay Competition: "From National Commitments to Real Change."Submit your essay to the CEDAW+30 Anniversary Contest on Promoting Gender Equality & Women's Human Rights. [Source: Pacwin] For competition details and to find out if your country is eligible to submit an essay, please contact sheryl.ho at unifem.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>  

VIII. Vacancies

Communications Manager / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA / Closing date: March 28, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Manager 

Senior Project Manager - Haiti / The American Institutes for Research (AIR) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Project-Manager-Haiti 

Male Norms and Gender Based Violence Officer / RTI International / Kenya / Closing date: April 2, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Male-Norms-and-Gender-Based-Violence-Officer 

Enhancing Nigerian Response (ENR) Policy, Advocacy & Gender Technical Advisor (3 positions) / ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) / Nigeria / Closing date: March 12, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Enhancing-Nigerian-Response-ENR-Policy-Advocacy-Gender-Technical-Advisor-3-positions 

Project Manager, Women's Rights to Land Project / ActionAid International / Location: Any ActionAid Office / Closing date: March 21, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Manager-Women-s-Rights-to-Land-Project 

Consultants / The Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA) / Bamako, Mali / Closing date: March 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultants 

Program Officer / The Ms. Foundation for Women / Brooklyn, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer 

Gender, Peace and Security Programme Assistant / UN-INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Closing date: March 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Peace-and-Security-Programme-Assistant 

Gender, Peace and Security Programme Coordinator / UN-INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Closing date: March 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Peace-and-Security-Programme-Coordinator 

Gender, Peace and Security Programme Consultant / UN-INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Closing date: March 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Peace-and-Security-Programme-Consultant 

Consultant, Gender, Peace and Security Programme Gender and Security Sector Reform / UN-INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Closing date: March 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Gender-Peace-and-Security-Programme-Gender-and-Security-Sector-Reform 

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 8 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 8 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/IT-Assistant 

Director of Programs / The Association for Women's Rights in Development / Preferred location: Mexico City, Mexico / Closing date: March 19, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Director-of-Programs 


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