[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 04 05 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue May 4 10:31:39 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. Request from SVRI Listserv Members
II. Websites
III. Online Publications/Resources
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. Vacancies

I. Request from SVRI Listserv Members

Request 1: Information on Organisations Working in Policy Development/Ground Based Projects/Policy Implementation.
The Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre is compiling a list of organisations working on issues related to 1) the protection of women against sexual violence in conflict settings and 2) gender perspectives in peace processes in line with UNSCR 1325. 
The target countries for this compilation are: 
- Latin America: Colombia.
- Africa: Côte d'Ivoire, DRC, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Sudan.
- Asia: Afghanistan, Iraq, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, and Yemen.
If you have information to share with the Centre, please contact Isabel Moreno Carballal at imcarballal at gmail.com.

Request 2: Information on Implementation of Sexual Violence Response at Community Level
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is interested to read and learn about new or innovative implementation strategies of medical and/or psychological response packages for sexual violence. MSF is seeking success stories of implementation of medical and/or mental health activities for response to sexual violence at the community level by community health workers. MSF is interested to hear from other practitioners about what strategies have been effective, tools that have been helpful, and effective practices for detection and identification of cases. MSF is especially interested to receive any information regarding successful initiatives at community level to receive or access patients within 72 hrs. Please send your information to Olivia Hill at olivia.hill at barcelona.msf.org , alternatively you can post your response to the SVRI Online Discussion Forum thread entitled: "Implementation of sexual violence response at community level". To view the thread, visit: http://www.svri.org/svriforums/thread.jspa?forumID=1&threadID=61  

II. Websites

Prostitution in South Africa: Developing a Research Agenda. The SVRI and the Medical Research Council with support from Embrace Dignity and the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women hosted a research seminar on 14 and 15 April 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa, to assess what is known about prostitution / sex work and the industry in South Africa and to reflect 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. For more information and to access seminar materials, please visit: http://www.svri.org/worker.htm 

Interpersonal Violence Prevention Information Center: ICASA Project: This project examines best practices for school-based sexual assault prevention programming. [Source: Prevent-Connect] Website: http://tigger.uic.edu/~schewepa/web-content/newpages/evaluations.html 

Gender and Security Sector Reform Resource Website: These training resources are a companion to the SSR and Gender Toolkit. They are designed for SSR trainers and educators, to help present material on gender and SSR in an interesting and interactive manner. [Source: WUNRN] Website: http://www.gssrtraining.ch/ 

Sisters in Spirit: Native Women's Association of Canada. This initiative works to improve the human rights of Aboriginal women and address the violence facing Aboriginal women, in particular the high rates of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. [Source: WUNRN] Website: http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/background.html 

III. Online Publications/Resource

Nearly Four Million California Adults Are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. Zahnd E, Grant D, Aydin M, Chia Y.J and Padilla-Frausto D.I. UCLA Health Policy Brief, April 2010: This policy brief presents data from the California Health Interview Survey 2007 about intimate partner violence in California. Full brief available at: http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/files/IPV_PB_031810.pdf 

Refugee Children in U.S. Schools: A Toolkit for Teachers and School Personnel. Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), 2010: This tool, the third in BRYCS' toolkit for schools, was created to help school staff address child welfare and family issues. [Source: Children's Bureau Express] Full document: http://www.brycs.org/documents/upload/ChildWelfare-FAQ.pdf 

Rights Not Rescue: A Report on Female, Male, and Trans Sex Workers' Human Rights in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Open Society Institute, 2009: This study gave priority to gathering testimony from sex workers themselves about their experiences of human rights abuses and of their efforts to redress them. Full report: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/health/focus/sharp/articles_publications/publications/rights_20090626/rightsnotrescue_20090706.pdf 

Online Presentation: Changing Norms to Prevent Violence against Women (8:18mins). Prevention Connection. This presentation introduces the key role of changing social norms to develop effective primary prevention efforts. Full presentation: http://www.preventconnect.org/display/displayTextItems.cfm?itemID=87&sectionID=254

Children and Prostitution: How Can We Measure and Monitor the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children? Ennew J, Gopal K, Heeran J and Montgomery H. This report provides a literature review and annotated bibliography of the commercial sexual exploitation of children globally. Full document: http://www.child-abuse.com/childhouse/childwatch/cwi/projects/indicators/prostitution/index.html 

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

Evaluation of the National Program of Integrated and Referential Actions (PAIR) to confront the child and adolescents sexual violence, in Feira de Santana, Bahia State, Brazil. Costa M.C, de Carvalho R.C, de Santana M.A, da Silva L.M, da Silva M.R. Cien Saude Colet; 15(2): 563-74, 2010: This article presents the evaluation of PAIR actions, on political and institutional integration, strength and performance for victims of sexual violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190068_24 

Invisible Men: Social Reactions To Male Sexual Coercion - Bringing Men And Masculinities Into Community Safety And Public Policy. Cowburn, M. Critical Social Policy, 30(2), 2010: This paper reviews dominant forms of knowledge in relation to sex offenders and suggests that by ignoring men and masculinities, strategies for developing community safety are flawed. Abstract to be released soon at: http://csp.sagepub.com 

Canada, Torturers, Guns and Bullets. Sarson, J & MacDonald, L. International Action Network on Small Arms, Bulletin No. 22, April 2010: This article highlights how parent(s), guardians, spouse and others are among the non-state actor torturers with guns and bullets in their arsenal of tools. Full article at: http://www.iansa-women.org/sites/default/files/newsviews/en-iansa-wn-bulletin22-web.pdf 

Gender Roles, Physical and Sexual Violence Prevention in Primary Extend to Secondary School in Samutsakorn Province, Thailand. Chamroonsawasdi K, Suparp J, Kittipichai W, Khajornchaikul P. J Med Assoc Thai; 93(3): 358-65, 2010: This study aims to enhance positive attitude and life skills on gender roles to prevent physical and sexual violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190148_24 

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the United States. Kotrla K. Soc Work; 55(2): 181-7, 2010: This article seeks to acquaint readers with what is currently known about this issue, who is at risk, and implications for the social work profession in addressing this tragedy. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190218_23 

Suspect Confession of Child Sexual Abuse to Investigators. Lippert T, Cross T.P, Jones L, Walsh W. Child Maltreat; 15(2): 161-70, 2010: This study examines confession rates and predictors of confession of child sexual abuse over the course of criminal investigations. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190065_23 

>From Victim to Offender: Characteristics of Sexually Abused Violent and Sex Offenders. Rossegger A, Endrass J, Urbaniok F, Vetter S, Maercker A. Nervenarzt; ePub, 2010: This article identifies the characteristics of offenders who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190188_20 

Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration by Court-Ordered Men: Distinctions and Intersections among Physical Violence, Sexual Violence, Psychological Abuse, and Stalking. Basile K.C, Hall J.E. J Interpers Violence; ePub, 2010: This study assesses the construct validity of two different measurement models of male partners' perpetration of physical and sexual violence, psychological abuse, and stalking. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190146_20 

An Examination of the Association between Interviewer Question Type and Story-Grammar Detail in Child Witness Interviews about Abuse. Feltis B.B, Powell M.B, Snow P.C, Hughes-Scholes C.H. Child Abuse Negl; ePub, 2010: This study compared the effects of open-ended versus specific questions, and various types of open-ended questions, in eliciting story-grammar detail in child abuse interviews. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190058_23 

Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect on Adult Economic Well-Being. Currie J, Widom C.S. Child Maltreat; 15(2): 111-20, 2010: This study examines the consequences of child abuse and neglect for adult economic outcomes. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190063_20 

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Violence against Women among Spanish Female University Students. Vazquez F, Torres A, Otero P, Blanco V, López M. Psicothema; 22(2): 196-201, 2010: This article determines the prevalence of violence against women and the associated risk factors among Spanish female university students. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190201_13 

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse by Professionals of Family Health Teams. Luna G.L, Ferreira R.C, Vieira L.J. Cien Saude Colet; 15(2): 481-91, 2010: This article analyzes the process of notification of violence against children and adolescents to doctors, nurses and dentists by the family health teams in Fortaleza. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190069_23 

Separate and Cumulative Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Predicting Adult Health and Health Care Utilization. Chartier M.J, Walker J.R, Naimark B. Child Abuse Negl; ePub, 2010: This study examines the cumulative effects and relative contribution of childhood abuse and other adverse childhood experiences to adult health and health care utilization. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190061_23  

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

"From Theory to Practice" Training, July 21 - Sat, July 23, 2010, Washington, DC: What men need are healthier, alternative visions of masculinity so that they can make healthier choices - but how do we reach them? Attend Men Can Stop Rape's three day training, "From Theory to Practice," and learn the theory behind our award-winning program the Men of Strength Club, our Strength Trainings, and "My Strength" public awareness campaign that encourage young men to use their strength to create cultures free from violence. Deadline to register is July 9 - please register at  http://www.mencanstoprape.org. 

Business Leaders Award against Human Trafficking: Call for Nominations. This initiative by End Human Trafficking Now! UN.GIFT and the UN Global Compact honours business leaders who take a stand against trafficking. The award is granted every two years. Nomination deadline: 31 July 2010.[Source: Scholarship & Job] For more information, visit: http://www.ungift.org/ungift/en/stories/business-leaders-award-call-for-nominations.html 

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 Middle East & North Africa Initiative supports projects to strengthen civil society organizations that work to combat violence against women and enhance the participation of women in governance. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, visit: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/mena/guidelines 

Funding Opportunity: Engaging Men in Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program. The United States Department of Justice is now accepting concept papers. Letters of intent must be submitted by 13 May 2010. For eligibility requirements and more information on this grant, visit: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/engaging-men-youth-solicitation.pdf 

Fellowship/Internship Opportunity: Women's Environment & Development Organization. Graduate Fellowships and Undergraduate Internships available in New York, USA. Priority deadline for summer: May 3, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Graduate-Fellowships-and-Undergraduate-Internships 

Research Opportunity: Advancing Health Equity Through Research And Practice - Identifying What Works To Reduce Health Inequities. The WHO Scientific Resource Group on Equity Analysis and Research together with the Global Forum for Health Research and People's Health Movement announce a call for research proposals from civil society organizations. Application deadline: May 23, 2010. [Source: Equidad] For more information, visit: http://www.globalforumhealth.org/Media-Publications/Archive-news/Call-for-research-proposals-from-civil-society-organizations-CSOs 

Call for Papers: International Feminist Journal of Politics. Articles for a special issue that critically examines UNSCR 1325 on women, peace and security are now being accepted. Article submission deadline: 30 July 2010. [Source: WUNRN] For more information, visit: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/RFJPcfp.pdf 

Call for Papers: SAfAIDS News and Noticias SIDA. Articles should focus primarily on southern Africa or sub-Saharan Africa. Areas of primary interest are: HIV and AIDS and the workplace; Stigma and discrimination; Access to treatment and care; Gender; and Human rights. For more information, visit: http://www.safaids.net/?q=node/94 

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

Senior Health Coordinator / International Rescue Committee / Monrovia, Liberia / For more information, visit: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=5533 

Chief Executive Officer / Law and Society Trust / Sri Lanka / Closing date: May 10, 2010 . [Source: Pacwin] Direct all queries to: lst.applications at gmail.com 

Programme Assistant, Gender Section / Commonwealth Secretariat / London, UK / Closing date: May 4, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Assistant-Gender-Section 

Gender Analysis Consultant (Tajikistan) / UNIFEM / Location: Home-based / Closing date: May 10, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Analysis-Consultant-Tajikistan 

Chief, Communications and Advocacy Section / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: May 11, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-Communications-and-Advocacy-Section 

Research Specialist- Knowledge Management (KM), Ending Violence against Women Section / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: May 7, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Specialist-Knowledge-Management-KM-Ending-Violence-against-Women-Section 

Program Officer for Family Law / KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-for-Family-Law 

Manager, Communications / KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Manager-Communications 

Communications Consultant, Reproductive Health Program / The Women's Refugee Commission / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Commmunications-Consultant-Reproductive-Health-Program 

Programme Specialist (Sexual and Gender-based Violence) / UNDP / Freetown, Sierra Leone / Closing date: May 10, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Specialist-Sexual-and-Gender-based-Violence 

Gender Consultancy in House of People's Representatives / UNDP / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Closing date: May 10, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Consultancy-in-House-of-People-s-Representatives 

Consultant: Researcher - Parliamentary Development and Crisis Prevention in West Africa (Gender-based Violence) / UNDP / Location: Home-based / Closing date: May 6, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Researcher-Parliamentary-Development-and-Crisis-Prevention-in-West-Africa-Gender-based-Violence 

Media Consultant for ICC Review Conference / The Nobel Women's Initiative / Nairobi, Kenya and/or Kampala, Uganda. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Media-Consultant-for-ICC-Review-Conference 

GBV Manager / The International Rescue Committee / Mae Sot, Thailand. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/GBV-Manager 

GBV Coordinator / The International Rescue Committee / Mae Sot, Thailand. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/GBV-Coordinator  

Gender Convenor, BRIDGE and IDS Knowledge Services / The Institute of Development Studies / Brighton, UK / Closing date: May 17, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Convenor-BRIDGE-and-IDS-Knowledge-Services 

Consultant: Curriculum Developer for Information Management System / The International Rescue Committee / Location: Global. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Curriculum-Developer-for-Information-Management-System 


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