[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 30 03 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
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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: Developing effective therapeutic and programming strategies for the 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, 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!

II. Websites

The Center for Health and Gender Equity: This resource monitors the impact of U.S. policies and programs overseas, and advocates for effective, evidence-based policies and increased funding for critical HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and family planning programs. Website: http://www.genderhealth.org/ 

MADRE: This international women's human rights organization works in partnership with community-based women's organizations worldwide to address issues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education and other human rights. Website: http://www.madre.org/ 

Child Trafficking Research Hub: This website is dedicated to data collection, knowledge transfer and the development of methodologies related to research on child trafficking. Website: http://www.childtrafficking.org/home.html 

The Nursing Network on Violence Against Women: This network was formed to encourage the development of a nursing practice that focuses on health issues relating to the effects of violence on women's lives. Website: http://www.nnvawi.org/about.htm 

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality: This network serves as Gender Focal Points in United Nations offices, specialized agencies, funds and programmes internationally. Website: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/ianwge/ 

UNiTE to End Violence Against Women: UNiTE brings together a host of United Nations agencies and offices to galvanize action across the UN system to prevent and punish violence against women. Website: http://www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/ 

III. Online Publications/Resource

Agenda for Accelerated Country Action for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV. UNAIDS, 2010: This agenda aims to advance the rights and well-being of women and girls and seeks to address the drivers of the epidemic, as well as ensure a gender-sensitive HIV response. Full document: http://www.svri.org/unaidsagenda.pdf

Wolves in Sheep's Skin: A Rapid Assessment of Human Trafficking in Musina, Limpopo Province of South Africa. De Sas Kropiwnicki Z. International Organisation for Migration, 2010: This report offers recommendations on how stakeholders can strengthen their interventions to more effectively combat human trafficking and provide assistance to trafficked persons. Full report: http://iom.org.za/site/dmdocuments/wolvessa.pdf 

Case Closed: Rape and Human Rights in the Nordic Countries. Amnesty International, 2010: This summary report examines rape and human rights in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. [Source: WUNRN] Full summary: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ACT77/001/2010/en/5ba7f635-f2c3-4b50-86ea-e6c3428cf179/act770012010eng.pdf 

Criminalizing Sexuality: Zina Laws as Violence Against Women in Muslim Contexts. Hosseini Z.M. The Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women, March 2010: By exploring the intersections between religion, culture and law this paper aims to contribute to the development of a contextual and integrated approach to the abolition of zina laws. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://stop-stoning.org/files/Criminalizing%20Sexuality%20-%20Zina%20Laws%20as%20Violence%20Against%20Women%20in%20Muslim%20Contexts%20(Mir%20Hoessini).pdf 

Report on the Prevalence of Human Trafficking in Ohio. Ohio Trafficking in Persons Study Commission Research and Analysis Sub-Committee, 2010: This report provides an overview of existing research and for the first time offers estimates of the number of individuals who are falling victim to this type of exploitation in Ohio. [Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway] Full document: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/TraffickingReport 

>From the Tiger to the Crocodile: Abuse of Migrant Workers in Thailand. Human Rights Watch, 2010: This report describes the widespread and severe human rights abuses faced by migrant workers in Thailand, including killings, torture in detention, extortion, and sexual abuse, trafficking and forced labor. Full document: http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2010/02/23/tiger-crocodile-0 

The Copperbelt Model of Integrated Care for Survivors of Rape and Defilement: Testing the Feasibility of Police Provision of Emergency Contraceptive Pills. Keesbury J, Zama M, & Shreeniwas S. Population Council, 2009: This study tested the feasibility of police provision of emergency contraception, a contraceptive method which prevents unwanted pregnancy within 120 hours of unprotected sex. Full document: http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/2009RH_ZambiaCopperbeltModelIntCare.pdf

Sexual Violence and the Spectrum of Prevention. National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2009: This fact sheet provides information about the Spectrum of Prevention, a tool developed to assist communities in developing comprehensive sexual violence prevention initiatives. [Source: Prevent Connect] Full document: http://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/Factsheet_spectrum-of-prevention.pdf 

Guatemala's Femicide Law: Progress Against Impunity? Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA, 2009: This report investigates the history and context of femicide in Guatemala, the components of the law, and reactions and recommendations one year later. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.ghrc-usa.org/Publications/Femicide_Law_ProgressAgainstImpunity.pdf 

The Gender 2009 Report Card on the International Criminal Court. Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice, 2009: The purpose of this report is to assess the implementation by the International Criminal Court of the Rome Statute, Rules of Procedure and Evidence and Elements of Crimes and in particular the gender mandates they embody. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.iccwomen.org/news/docs/GRC09_web-2-10.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

The Relationship between Female Genital Cutting and Obstetric Fistulae. Browning A; Allsworth J; Wall L.L. Obstetrics and Gynecology 115(3): 578-83, 2010: This article evaluates any association between female genital cutting and vesicovaginal fistula formation during obstructed labor. [Source: RAISE Initiative] Full article: http://www.raiseinitiative.org/library/search.php?search_id=596 

Forcible, Drug-Facilitated, and Incapacitated Rape and Sexual Assault among Undergraduate Women. Lawyer S, Resnick H, Bakanic V, Burkett T, Kilpatrick D. J Am Coll Health; 58(5): 453-60, 2010: This article examines the prevalence of drug-related sexual assaults and identifies the frequency of assaults that occur following voluntary versus involuntary drug or alcohol consumption. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_185639_25 

Analysis of Clinical Forensic Examination Reports on Sexually Abused Children. Jänisch S, Meyer H, Germerott T, Schulz Y, Albrecht U.V, Schmidt A, Debertin A.S. Arch Kriminol; 225(1-2): 18-27, 2010: This study retrospectively analyses the findings of clinical forensic examinations of children suspected of having been sexually abused. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_185571_24 

Youth Attitudes Toward Dating Violence in Thailand. Pradubmook-Sherer P. Int Journal of Offender Therapy & Comparative Criminology, ePub, 2010: This study assesses the occurrences and intensity of psychological, physical, and sexual attitudes toward dating violence among Thai youths. [Source: Prevent Connect] Full abstract: http://ijo.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/0306624X09360659v1 

Perceptions about Human Rights, Sexual and Reproductive Health Services by Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Uganda. Orach C.G, Musoba N, Byamukama N, Mutambi R & Aporomon, J.F. African Health Services 9/S2: S72-S80, 2009: This study explores women and men IDPs' perceptions of their access to information about rights, access to health services and gender-based violence. [Source: RAISE Initiative] Full article: http://raiseinitiative.org/library/search.php?search_id=594 

Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel. McWhorter S.K, Stander V.A, Merrill L .L, Thomsen C.J & Milner J.S. Violence and Victims, 24(2): 204-218(15), 2009: This study examines the frequency and characteristics of repeated attempted and completed rape incidents reported by newly enlisted male navy personnel. [Source: Prevent Connect] Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19459400 

''If a Girl Doesn't Say 'no'. . .'': Young Men, Rape and Claims of 'Insufficient Knowledge'. O'Byrne R, Hansen S & Rapley M. J. Community Appl. Soc. Psychol., 18: 168-193, 2008: This article examines the ways in which young Australian men draw upon widely culturally shared accounts, or interpretative repertoires, of rape to exculpate rapists. Full article: http://www.brown.uk.com/brownlibrary/obyrne.pdf 

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

5th World Conference on Women and Sport, 20 - 23 May 2020, Sydney, Australia. This forum offers a unique opportunity for participants to share experiences, strengthen international connections and find ways to stimulate action at local, national and international levels. For more information, visit: http://www.iwg-gti.org/index.php?id=61 

InterAction Forum 2010, 2 - 4 June 2010, Washington DC, USA: This Forum is focused on the world's poor and most vulnerable people. [Source: AWID] For more information on the Forum, visit: http://www.interaction.org/forum 

UNIFEM Essay and Photo Contest: Promoting Gender Equality and Women's Human Rights - From National Commitments to Real Change, 3 August 2010. Contest participants are asked to tell the story of how women's lives have changed or not changed in their country or community in photos or an essay. For more information, visit: http://www.unifem.org/news_events/event_detail.php?EventID=332 

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Open Society Institute. The Society awards grants, scholarships, and fellowships on a regular basis throughout the year. Applicants can determine their eligibility and view relevant initiatives and application guidelines. For more information, visit: http://www.soros.org/grants 

Scholarship Opportunity: Centre for International Health and Development. The scholarships exist to support African nationals with a high-quality academic and professional background who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge in their specific field. For more information, visit: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cihd/postgraduate/Scholarship_and_Funding 

Training Course: CREA Sexuality, Gender And Rights Institute - Exploring Theory And Practice, 12 - 19 June 2010, Istanbul, Turkey. The course will examine the links between sexuality, rights, gender, and health and their interface with socio-cultural and legal issues. [Source: WUNRN] For more information, visit: http://web.creaworld.org/home.asp 

Call for Contributions: Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre . Interested individuals are invited to submit articles for publication in the Sexuality in Africa Magazine and Sexuality in Africa Monograph Series. For more information, contact The Editor at info at arsrc.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>  

VII. Vacancies

United Nations Vacancy Announcements: For a comprehensive list of the latest United Nations vacancies please visit https://jobs.un.org/Galaxy/Release3/Vacancy/Vacancy.aspx 

WITM - Program Associate / The Association for Women's Rights in Development / Mexico City, Mexico (preferred, but flexible) / Closing date: April 25, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 29 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/WITM-Program-Associate 

Office Administrator / The Association for Women's Rights in Development / Toronto, Ontario, Canada / Closing date: April 11, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 29 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Office-Administrator 

Programme Impact Coordinator, Gender, Power and Exclusion / Christian Aid / London, UK / Closing date: April 6, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 29 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Impact-Coordinator-Gender-Power-and-Exclusion 

CPR and Gender Specialist / UNDP / Jordan, Iraq, Home-based / Closing date: April 6, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 29 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Impact-Coordinator-Gender-Power-and-Exclusion 

Gender Specialist-Afghanistan / The International Foundation for Electoral Systems / Afghanistan. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 29 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist-Afghanistan 

Family Planning Advisor / Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) / India. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 29 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Family-Planning-Advisor 

Chief of Party - Healthcare / Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) / India. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 29 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-of-Party-COP-Healthcare 

Manager - Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Sharing / Oxfam Canada / Ottawa, Ontario, Canada / Closing date: March 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 29 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-of-Party-COP-Healthcare 

Research Analyst: Gender and Development / The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: April 20, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 29 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-of-Party-COP-Healthcare 

Watchlist Monitoring and Reporting Intern (Spring & Summer 2010) / The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 29 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Watchlist-Monitoring-and-Reporting-Intern-Spring-Summer-2010 

Capacity Strengthening Intern (Spring & Summer 2010) / The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 29 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Capacity-Strengthening-Intern-Spring-Summer-2010 

Executive Director / The Women's Refugee Commission / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 29 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director 

Communications Intern (Summer 2010) / The Women's Refugee Commission / New York, NY, USA / Deadline: Rolling. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 29 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Intern-Summer-2010 

Protection Program, Livelihoods Intern (Summer 2010) / The Women's Refugee Commission / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 29 March 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Protection-Program-Livelihoods-Intern-Summer-2010 


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Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated evidence-based responses.

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