[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 16 03 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue Mar 16 11:47:53 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, 1February - 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: "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!

II. Websites

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women: This organization promotes women's human rights. It works internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms, especially prostitution and trafficking in women and children. Website: http://www.catwinternational.org/about/index.php 

Get Moving! This GBV Prevention Network initiative utilizes reflection sessions, exercises and readings, designed to stimulate personal and / or organizational reflection about GBV prevention work. Website: http://www.preventgbvafrica.org/content/overview-movement-building-initiative

Women's Empowerment in Muslim Contexts: The Research Programme Consortium on 'Women's empowerment in Muslim contexts was formed to address how to achieve women's empowerment', especially in the face of disempowering forces, old and new. Website: http://www.wemc.com.hk/web/index.htm 

Launch of the Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls. This online resource has been officially launched and is designed to serve the needs of policymakers, programme implementers and other practitioners dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls. Website: http://www.endvawnow.org/ 

National Network to End Domestic Violence: This social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. Website: http://www.nnedv.org/about.html 

III. Online Publications/Resource

Breaking the Silence: Sexual Violence in Cambodia. Amnesty International, 2010: This research concentrates on the victim's experience and focuses on assessing their access to justice, health care and social services from a human rights perspective. [Source: WUNRN] Full report at: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ASA23/001/2010/en/17ebf558-95f0-4cf8-98c1-3f052ffb9603/asa230012010en.pdf 

Special Issue: International Journal of Sexual Health. Routledge Journals is currently offering free online access to Special Issue: Researching the Incorporation of Sexualities in the Academic Agenda of Argentina, Chile, China, Mexico and South Africa (Volume 21, Issue 4, 2009). To view this special issue, please visit: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g917851300 

Africa for Women's Rights: Dossier of Claims. International Federation for Human Rights, 2010: This document is the outcome of investigations conducted by national human rights and women's rights organizations in their respective countries and reflects the situation of women's rights in over thirty African countries. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.africa4womensrights.org/public/Dossier_of_Claims/DossierofClaimsENG.pdf 

2009 Country Reports on Human Rights. U.S. Department of State, 2010: These reports are an essential tool-for activists ,journalists, scholars and governments who document rights violations and work to craft strategies to encourage protection of the human rights of more individuals in more places. [Source: WUNRN] For more information, visit: http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2009/index.htm 

Marriage without Consent: Girls' & Women's Human Rights. United Nations Human Rights Council, 2010: This powerpoint is a compilation of news, web resources and reports on marriage without consent by the Women's United Nations Report Network. Access the powerpoint at: http://www.wunrn.com/powerpoint/forced_marriage.pps  

The Minnesota Summit to End Sexual Violence E-Report. Minnesota Coalition against Sexual Violence, 2010: This report is designed not only to bring you an experience of The Minnesota Summit, but also to provide ideas and resources for leading prevention initiatives in your spheres of influence. Full report at: http://theminnesotasummit.wordpress.com/ 

Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa 2010. Freedom House, 2010: The present edition of the study offers an updated examination of the issue, with a special focus on changes that have occurred over the last five years. Country reports also available in Arabic. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: http://freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=383&report=86 

Guide for National Planning: To Prevent, Stop and Redress Violations of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. ECPAT International, 2009: This Methodological Guide is designed to work as a tool for countries that intend to develop National Plans of Action against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. Full report at: http://www.ecpat.net/EI/Publications/Global_Action/NPA_GUIDE_Layout.pdf 

Global Assessment on Women's Safety. UN-Habitat, 2008: This report provides a full assessment of the important and innovative work being done around the world to ensure women's safety and to develop a culture of peace. [Source: WUNRN] Full report: http://www.unhabitat.org/pmss/listItemDetails.aspx?publicationID=2848 

Protecting Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Violence in Disaster and Emergency Situations: A Guide for Local and Community-based Organisations. ECPAT International, 2006: This manual represents a practical tool to better protect children from sexual violence and sexual exploitation in these very specific contexts. [Source: StopVAW] Full report at: http://www.ecpatusa.org/EcpatUSA_PDF/Protecting%20Children%20from%20CSEC%20in%20Disaster_ENG.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

Report of the FIGO Working Group on Sexual Violence/HIV: Guidelines for the Management of Female Survivors of Sexual Assault. Jina R, Jewkes R, Munjanja S.P, Mariscal J.D, Dartnall E, Gebrehiwot Y. Int J Gynaecol Obstet; ePub, 2010: This article reviews the evidence and provides guidelines on the management of sexual violence against women, specifically, rape. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_184379_28 

Violence and Women's Mental Health: The Impact of Physical, Sexual, and Psychological Aggression. Jordan C.E, Campbell R, Follingstad D. Annu Rev Clin Psychol; ePub, 2010: This review defines violence against women in its variant forms and examines the literature on the mental health effects associated with these abuse experiences. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183945_28 

Violence against Women in Relation to Literacy and Area of Residence in Ethiopia. Deyessa N, Berhane Y, Ellsberg M, Emmelin M, Kullgren G & Högberg U. Glob Health Action. Published Online, 2010: This study explores violence against women in a low-income setting in relation to residency and literacy. [Source: MedAdvocates] Full article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2830802/?tool=pubmed 

Simultaneous Screening for and Determination of 128 Date-Rape Drugs in Urine by Gas Chromatography-Electron Ionization-Mass Spectrometry. Adamowicz P, Kała M. Forensic Sci Int; ePub, 2010: This study develops a simple GC-EI-MS screening procedure for date-rape drugs in order to detect these drugs in biological fluids. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_184374_24 

Police Interviews with Child Sexual Abuse Victims: Patterns of Reporting, Avoidance and Denial. Leander L. Child Abuse Negl; ePub, 2010: This article investigated 27 sexually abused children's reports about abuse given in the context of police interviews. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_184369_24 

Youth Self-Report of Physical and Sexual Abuse: A Latent Class Analysis. Nooner K.B, Litrownik A.J, Thompson R, Margolis B, English D.J, Knight E.D, Everson M.D, Roesch S. Child Abuse Negl; ePub, 2010: This article determines if meaningful groups of at-risk pre-adolescent youth could be identified based on their self-report of physical and sexual abuse histories. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_184368_24 

Characteristics of Sexual Assaults in which Adult Victims Report Penetration by a Foreign Object. Sturgiss E.A, Tyson A, Parekh V. J Forensic Leg Med; 17(3): 140-142, 2010: This retrospective clinical audit reviews cases of adult sexual assault where the victim alleges that they were penetrated with a foreign object. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_184485_20 

Trends in Childhood Violence and Abuse Exposure: Evidence from 2 National Surveys. Finkelhor D, Turner H, Ormrod R, Hamby S.L. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med; 164(3): 238-42, 2010: This article assesses trends in children's exposure to abuse, violence, and crime victimizations. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_183950_24 

Child Abuse as a Life-Course Social Determinant of Adult Health. Greenfield E.A. Maturitas; ePub, 2010: This narrative review focuses on the growing body of research regarding the long-term health consequences of child abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_184395_24 

Unexplained Gastrointestinal Symptoms After Abuse in a Prospective Study of Children at Risk for Abuse and Neglect. van Tilburg M.A, Runyan D.K, Zolotor AJ, Graham J.C, Dubowitz H, Litrownik A.J, Flaherty E, Chitkara D.K, Whitehead W.E. Ann Fam Med; 8(2): 134-140, 2010: This article investigates the association of childhood maltreatment and early development of gastrointestinal symptoms and whether this relation was mediated by psychological distress. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_184457_23 

Child Abuse and Neglect Services in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Halileh S, Abdullah A. East Mediterr Health Journal; 15(6): 1504-12, 2009: This article investigates the services available for sexually, physically and psychologically abused and neglected children in the occupied Palestinian territory. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5
D=citjournalarticle_184624_23 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%255%0bD=citjournalarticle_184624_23>  

Unrecognized Victims: Sexual Violence Against Men in Conflict Settings Under International Law. Lewis D.A. Wisconsin International Law Journal, 27(1): 1-49, 2009: This article casts light on the international law aspects of a largely unrecognized occurrence in armed conflict: sexual violence against men.  

Domestic Violence In Brazil: Examining Obstacles And Approaches To Promote Legislative Reform. Roure J.G. Human Rights Law Review, 41(1), 2009: This article examines the judicial approach to domestic violence which is changing in Brazil as a result of the many efforts aimed at criminalizing domestic violence. [Source: WUNRN] Full article: http://www3.law.columbia.edu/hrlr/hrlr_journal/41.1/Roure_Final.pdf 

Factors associated with severity of intimate partner abuse in Mexico: results of the first National Survey of Violence Against Women. Avila-Burgos L, Valdez-Santiago R, Hijar M, del Rio-Zolezzi A, Rojas-Martínez R, Medina-Solís CE. Can J Public Health; 100(6): 436-41, 2009: This study identifies factors associated with the severity of intimate partner abuse in Mexico. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_184460_20 

Sexual Violence against Men in Armed Conflict. Sivakumaran S. European Journal of International Law, 18(2):253-276, 2007: This article ascertains the extent to which male sexual violence is committed in armed conflict. Full abstract: http://ejil.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/18/2/253 

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

Roundtable: Gender Equality in the Med. Region, 15 - 17 March 2010, MCE, Rue de l'Aqueduc 118, Brussels. European and Mediterranean countries will convene to discuss the status and rights of women and gender equality based on nine national situation analyses to identify good practices and lessons learnt. For more information, visit: http://europa.eu/eucalendar/eventpopup.shtml?eventId=1254112  

SAfAIDS Regional Conference on Changing the River's Flow, 12 - 13 April 2010, Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference will provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas and practical solutions to designing and implementing effective programmes, with the ultimate objective of promoting work focusing on the role of culture in HIV and GBV interventions. For more information, visit: http://www.safaids.net/?q=node/1101 

5th World Conference on Women and Sport, 20 - 23 May 2010, Sydney, Australia. This conference will offer a unique opportunity for participants to share experiences, strengthen international connections and find ways to stimulate action at local, national and international levels. Registrations now open. [Source: Pacwin Network] For more information, visit: http://www.iwg-gti.org/index.php?id=61 

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: European Union Advocacy and Technical Support for the Development of National Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Strategies and Specific Actions. This call supports developing countries to improve SRHR by strengthening civil society organisations to effectively advocate for the development and implementation of SRHR strategies. [Source: Scholarship & Job] For more information, please visit: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?ADSSChck=1266465819492&do=publi.detPUB&searchtype=QS&orderby=upd&orderbyad=Desc&nbPubliList=15&page=1&aoref=129203 

Fellowship Opportunity: 2010 Visiting Fellowship Program, CARE. A small number of graduate students and practitioners with support from outside sources will be offered an opportunity to work with projects and conduct research in various CARE Country Offices. [Source: AWID] For more information, visit: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=8 

Fellowship Opportunity: Dart Centre Academic Fellowship 2010, 17 - 19 July, New York, USA. The fellowship will provide up to 12 college and university journalism educators with three days of seminars, training and discussion, as well as financial support for innovative curriculum development. For more information, visit: http://dartcenter.org/academic-fellowship-guidelines?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Emailmarketingsoftware&utm_content=233729663&utm_campaign=EmailBlastMarch9-VersionB%20_%20ojjpd&utm_term=completedetailsandapplicationform 

Fellowship Opportunity: Global Health Research Fellowship, Family Health International Durham, NC, USA. This programme provides highly motivated master's-level graduates in public health with an opportunity to work with world-renowned researchers in global health. Closing date: April 16, 2010. [Source: AWID] For more information, visit: http://www.fhi.org/en/AboutFHI/Employment/index.htm 

Training Course: Strengthening Prevention and Response to Gender Based Violence in Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Settings,  12 - 23 April, Nairobi, Kenya. This two-week course provides practical skills in designing and implementing interagency and multi sectoral programmes and interventions to respond to gender-based violence. For more information, visit: http://www.cafs.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96%3Astrengthening-prevention-and-response-to-gender-based-violence-gbv-in-refugee-and-internally-displaced-person-idp-settings--12--23-april-2010&catid=34%3Aenglish-courses&Itemid=199&lang=en 

Training Course: Gender Training Workshop, 19 - 23 July 2010, Ottawa, Canada. The workshop is a joint collaboration between Gender Equality Incorporated and Mosaic.net International, and is based on a hands-on approach to gender equality that can be applied in Canada and overseas. [Source: IGWG] For more information, visit: http://www.mosaic-net-intl.ca/gender.shtml 

Call for Input: Trafficking In Persons Report 2010. The U.S. State Department is seeking written information to assist in reporting on the United States' and foreign governments' efforts to meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons set forth in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. [Source: WUNRN] Access the Federal Register at  http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/ or directly at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-5498.pdf. 

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: Advocacy and Strategic Communication Specialist / UNIFEM / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: March 22, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Advocacy-and-Strategic-Communication-Specialist 

Consultant: Latin America and the Caribbean Section / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: March 18, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Advocacy-and-Strategic-Communication-Specialist 

Senior Advisor: Sexual and Reproductive Health / International HIV/AIDS Alliance / Brighton, UK / Closing date: March 19, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Advisor-Sexual-and-Reproductive-Health 

Resident Women's Political Participation Program Manager / The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) / Erbil, Iraq. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Resident-Women-s-Political-Participation-Program-Manager 

Executive Director / The Women's Refugee Commission / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director2 

Program Specialist / The Women's Refugee Commission / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director2 

Summer 2010 Undergraduate Internship / The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) / San Francisco, CA, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Summer-2010-Undergraduate-Internship 

Gender Advisor / CARE / Monrovia, Liberia. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advisor 

Campaign and Outreach Officer / Gender Action for Peace and Security UK (GAPS) / London, UK / Closing date: March 22, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advisor 

International Consultant for Gender Analysis of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy / UNIFEM / Hanoi, Vietnam / Closing date: March 20, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consultant-for-Gender-Analysis-of-the-National-HIV-AIDS-Strategy 

Press Officer / International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) / Brussels, Belgium / Closing date: March 22, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Press-Officer 

Technical Officer - Research, PROGRESS / Family Health International (FHI) / India, New Delhi / Closing date: March 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Technical-Officer-Research-PROGRESS 

Program Director / Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) / Toronto, ON, Canada / Closing date:  April 1, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs 


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