[Svrilist] SVRI Update 18 05 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Tue May 18 08:22:10 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. Websites
II. Online Publications/Resources
III. Journal Articles
IV. Events
V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VI. Vacancies

I. Websites

Promundo: Launch of New Website. Promundo is a Brazilian NGO that seeks to promote gender equality and end violence against women, children and youth. Visit the new website at: http://www.promundo.org.br/en/ 

Human Rights Web Archive: This initiative was developed to select, preserve, and provide access to freely available internet resources, specifically addressing at-risk websites in the area of human rights. [Source: AWID] Website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/humanrights/hrwa/index.html 

II. Online Publications/Resource

Together for Transformation Men, Masculinities and Peacebuilding: International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament.. IFOR Women Peacemakers Program, 24 May 2010: This May 24 Pack shares some of the experiences with Training of Trainers program with male peacebuilders. Full document: http://www.ifor.org/WPP/may-pack-2010_web.pdf 

Lives of Survival Migrants and Refugees in South Africa: Briefing Paper. Médecins Sans Frontières, May, 2010: This document focuses on the perilous journey of many people crossing into South Africa and the appalling living conditions they later face, as well as what MSF sees as their precarious health situation. Full briefing paper: http://www.msf.org.za/Docs/South_Africa/Briefing_paper_vulnerable_migrants_in_SA_May2010.pdf 

VAWnet eNewsletter, April/May Edition, 2010: This newsletter provides updates on new resources available online. To access the latest edition, visit: http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/AprMay10-eNewsletter.pdf 

Working Towards the Elimination of Crimes Against Women and Girls Committed in the Name of Honour: UN Resolution. This Resolution stresses the need to treat all forms of violence against women and girls, including crimes committed in the name of honor, as a criminal offence and punishable by law. Available in 19 languages. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.wunrn.com/reference/crimes_honor.htm 

For country specific resources on sexual violence visit our country pages:  http://www.svri.org/countries.htm <http://www.svri.org/countries.htm> 

III. Journal Articles

The Effects of Dating Violence, Substance Use and Risky Sexual Behavior among a Diverse Sample of Illinois Youth. Alleyne B, Coleman-Cowger V.H, Crown L, Gibbons M.A, Vines L.N. J Adolesc; ePub, 2010: This study examines the relationship between dating violence, forced sexual intercourse, and other measures of sexual risk taking. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190747_24 

Drinking Motivations and Experiences of Unwanted Sexual Advances among Undergraduate Students. Novik M.G, Howard D.E, Boekeloo B.O. J Interpers Violence; ePub, 2010: This study examined the relationship between drinking motivations and college students' experiences with unwanted sexual advances. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190788_1 

Effects of Participation in a Sexual Assault Risk Reduction Program on Psychological Distress Following Revictimization. Mouilso E.R, Calhoun K.S, Gidycz C.A. J Interpers Violence; ePub, 2010: This study follows women who participated in a sexual assault risk reduction program and a wait-list control group for 4 months to determine the effect of program participation on psychological distress. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190791_28 

Sexual Abuse and Lifetime Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorders: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Chen L.P, Murad M.H, Paras M.L, Colbenson K.M, Sattler A.L, Goranson E.N, Elamin M.B, Seime R.J, Shinozaki G, Prokop L.J, Zirakzadeh A. Mayo Clin Proc; ePub, 2010: This article systematically assesses the evidence for an association between sexual abuse and a lifetime diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190814_28 

Classifying Sexual Offenders. Woessner G. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol; 54(3): 327-345, 2010: This article attempts to develop a sex offender typology that refers to treatment-relevant factors and characteristics to generate a framework for developing specific treatment approaches. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190915_12 

Patterns of Sexual Violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Reports from Survivors Presenting to Panzi Hospital in 2006. Bartels S.A, Scott J.A, Mukwege D, Lipton R.I, Van Rooyen M.J, Leaning J. Confl Health; 4(1): 9, 2010: This article describes the patterns of sexual violence of women requesting post-sexual violence care at Panzi Hospital in 2006. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190695_20 

Implementing the Adam Walsh Act's Sex Offender Registration and Notification Provisions: A Survey of the States. Harris A.J, Lobanov-Rostovsky C. Crim Justice Policy Rev; 21(2): 202-222, 2010: This study reveales the barriers to Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act implementation within the United States. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190925_23 

Is Disclosure Therapeutic for Children Following Exposure to Traumatic Violence? Graham-Bermann S.A, Kulkarni M.R, Kanukollu S.N. J Interpers Violence; ePub, 2010: This article examines the process of disclosure among children ages 6 to 12 years in a community-based intervention program for children exposed to intimate partner violence. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_190792_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>  

IV. Events

Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo : A First Look at New Data on GBV, 20 May  The Gender-Based Violence Task Force Of the Interagency Gender Working Group presents Dr. Lynn Lawry who will describe her original and unique methodology for measuring GBV prevalence and health services available in conflict areas, and will present her still-embargoed, new data on the DRC. To RSVP, contact: Jennay Ghowrwal at jghowrwal at prb.org 

Human Trafficking and Sex Work During the 2010 World Cup: Reason for Concern? 24 May 2010, Cape Town, South Africa. This event will focus on what is known about the sex work industry and the extent of human trafficking in South Africa in light of the Fifa World Cup 2010. For more information, visit: http://www.issafrica.org/eventitem.php?EID=594 

Online Seminar: International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament; Men, Masculinities and Peacebuilding, 27 May 2010. Join the discussions on the potential and pitfalls of engaging men and a masculinities perspective in the field of women, peace and security. [Source: WUNRN] For more information, visit: http://www.ifor.org/WPP/ 

Second International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, 27 - 29 October 2010, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This conference targets concrete and sustainable initiatives, projects, and research aimed at combating violence in the health sector. Preliminary programme now available. To access the programme, visit: http://www.oudconsultancy.nl/Violence-Healthsector/violence/preliminaryprogr.html 

Oxfam Canada: Gender Justice Summit, 8 - 20 June 2010, Toronto, Canada. This dynamic gathering will be discussing various issues including: gender based violence, maternal health, poverty, security, climate change, and food security. Registration now open. [Source: AWID] For more information, visit: http://www.oxfam.ca/what-we-do/campaigns/g8-g20-summits-2010/gender-justice-summit-2010/ 

Training Course: Coordination of Multi-Sectoral Response to Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Settings, 1 - 12 November 2010, Ghent, Belgium. This course is specifically designed to train qualified GBV professionals from various backgrounds in the coordination of multi-sectoral prevention of and response to GBV in humanitarian settings. Application deadline: 1 June 2010. For more information, contact Anke Van Vossole at anke.vanvossole at ugent.be 

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

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: AusAid Human Rights Grants Scheme. Expressions of Interest for the 2010-11 funding round are now welcomed. The fund provides grant funding to non-government organisations and human rights institutions based or operating in developing countries to promote and protect human rights. Application deadline: 15 June 2010 [Source: Scholarship and Job] For more information, visit: http://www.ausaid.gov.au/business/other_opps/humanrights_scheme.cfm 

Funding Opportunity: Enforcing Victims' Rights: Direct Representation Through Legal Clinics, US Department of Justice. Applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Application deadline: 20 May 2010. [Source: VAWnet] For more information, visit: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/fund/pdftxt/FY10_EnforcingVictimsRights.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>  

VI. Vacancies

Senior Scientist / Sexual Violence Research Initiative / Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council / Cape Town, South Africa / Closing date: May 28, 2010. Contact: Glenda.Beukman at mrc.ac.za 

Specialist Scientist- Specialist in Public Health / Gender & Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council / Pretoria, South Africa / Closing date: May 28, 2010. Contact: Glenda.Beukman at mrc.ac.za 

Consultant / International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society / Closing date: May 31, 2010 / For terms of reference, contact: Elizabeth.Dartnall at mrc.ac.za  

Consultant / CARE Burundi project: "Engaging Men and Boys in Women Empowerment / April 2010 - December 2013 / Fluency in French is a requirement for this project / For more information, contact: Jimmy.Mategeko at co.care.org 

Short-term Consultancy / FEMNET / Selected African countries / Closing date: May 20, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Short-term-Consultancy 

Director, Programs / International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / New Delhi, India. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-Programs 

Researcher/Writer Consultant - Progress of the World's Women Team / UNIFEM / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: May 24, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Researcher-Writer-Consultant-Progress-of-the-World-s-Women-Team 

Senior Gender-based Violence Coordinator / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Liberia. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Gender-based-Violence-Coordinator 

International Finance Manager / medica mondiale e.V. / Monrovia, Liberia / Closing date: May 21, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Finance-Manager 

Pacific Regional Millennium Development Goals Specialist / UNDP / Suva, Fiji / Closing date: May 21, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Pacific-Regional-Millennium-Development-Goals-Specialist 

Consultant: Training on Gender Mainstreaming / UNDP / Location: USA / Closing date: May 19, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Training-on-Gender-Mainstreaming 

Programme Specialist (Governance, Peace and Security) / UNIFEM / Dakar, Senegal / Closing date: May 19, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Specialist-Governance-Peace-and-Security 

Program Associate, International Policy / International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Associate-International-Policy 

Office Manager / Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice / Hague, the Netherlands / Closing date: May 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Office-Manager 

Health Team Leader / American Refugee Committee (ARC) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Health-Team-Leader 

Protection Technical Advisor / The American Refugee Committee (ARC) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Protection-Technical-Advisor 

Program Officer, Women's Rights / Ford Foundation / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: July 6, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Women-s-Rights 

Senior Technical Advisor, Sexual and Reproductive Health /CARE / Atlanta, GA or Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Technical-Advisor-Sexual-and-Reproductive-Health 

Sexual and Gender-based Violence Sector Coordinator / CARE / Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Sexual-and-Gender-based-Violence-Sector-Coordinator 

Gender-based Violence Program Manager / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Tanzania. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-based-Violence-Program-Manager 


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