[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 25 05 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 Discussion: People Involved with Selling Sex: Developing a Definition for Research 
II. Websites
III. Online Publications/Resources
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. Vacancies

I. SVRI Online Discussion: People Involved with Selling Sex: Developing a Definition for Research

At a recent research seminar in South Africa on people involved in selling sex, participants reflected 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. One of the emerging issues from the seminar was on how to define selling sex and how this differs from transactional sex. From the concerns raised, we would like to pose the following questions for discussion:

1. What is the definition of selling sex?
2. How should the sale of sex be differentiated from transactional sex?
3. What are the implications of this definition for establishing all of the locations in which the sale of sex occurs?
4. In terms of research, what are the opportunities and limitations of defining it according to self-identification?
5. If you define it in one way instead of another way what are the biases and implication for policy?

We would appreciate your contribution to this very important area of research. To register for the SVRI online discussion, visit: http://www.svri.org/forums/. For more information and to access seminar materials, please visit: http://www.svri.org/worker.htm. For any further queries, contact Lizle.Loots at mrc.ac.za. 

II. Websites

PeaceWomen: New Website. The PeaceWomen Project promotes the role of women in preventing conflict, and the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security. Website: http://www.peacewomen.org/ 

Young Feminist Wire: The Association for Women in Development's new online portal brings together young feminists working on gender equality and women's rights all over the world. Website: http://yfa.awid.org/ 

III. Online Publications/Resource

Video: Kids in the City: 'Surviving Rape'. IRIN Short Film Series, 2010: This short film looks at South Africa's rape crisis - where as many as 40 percent of rape victims are under the age of 18. Film can be accessed at: http://www.irinnews.org/film/?id=4210 

Reducing and Preventing Intimate Partner Homicides in Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, National Clearing House on Family Violence E-Bulletin, May 2010: This edition focuses on intimate partner homicides, particularly the rise in collective efforts to reduce and prevent these homicides in Canada. Full document: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/EB/eb-May-2010-eng.php 

Media Savvy Youth: Challenging the Pop Culture Messages that Contribute to Sexual Violence. Connections, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Spring 2010: This issue shares insight from programs that are empowering youth to become media savvy not only by giving them the tools to be critical consumers, but also by giving them a voice. [Source: Prevent-Connect] Full document: http://www.wcsap.org/Advocacy/PDF/MediaSavvyYouthSpring2010.pdf

Witness Protection and Support in BiH Domestic War Crimes Trials: Obstacles and recommendations a year after adoption of the National Strategy for War Crimes Processing. Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2010: This Report deals solely with issues of protection and support related to witnesses involved in war crimes proceedings before BiH courts since 2004 to present. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.oscebih.org/documents/16563-eng.pdf 

International Tribunal on Crimes against Women of Burma. Nobel Women's Initiative, March 2010: This document reports on the tribunal conceived after a peace delegation organized by the Nobel Women's Initiative visited the Thai-Burma border in 2008. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.nobelwomensinitiative.org/images/stories/burma.pdf 

Manual for Work on SOS Hotline for (Potential) Victims of Human Trafficking: NGO Astra Experience. Astra Anti-Trafficking Action, 2010: This manual has been created on the basis of ASTRA's eight-year experience in running an SOS hotline specialized for the problem of human trafficking, which was one of rare such services in the South Eastern Europe region when it was established. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.astra.org.rs/eng/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/ASTRA-SOS-Manual.pdf 

Prostitution and Trafficking of, Women & Girls in Iraq. Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq, March 2010: This report looks at the context and extent of trafficking of women and girls in modern day Iraq. [Source: WUNRN]
Full document: http://www.equalityiniraq.com/images/stories/pdf/prostitutionandtrafficking-OWFIreport.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

Individual Differences in Women's Rape Avoidance Behaviors. McKibbin W.F, Shackelford T.K, Miner E.J, Bates V.M, Liddle J.R. Arch Sex Behav; ePub, 2010: This study, guided heuristically by an evolutionary perspective, tested the hypothesis that women's rape avoidance behaviors would vary with several individual difference variables. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_191087_28 

Factors Associated with Rape-Supportive Attitudes: Sociodemographic Variables, Aggressive Personality, and Sexist Attitudes. Sierra J.C, Santos-Iglesias P, Gutiérrez-Quintanilla R, Bermúdez M.P, Buela-Casal G. Span J Psychol; 13(1): 202-9, 2010: This article determines the influence of various sociodemographic variables and estimate the impact of additional psychological factors on rape-supportive attitudes. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_191208_20 

Potential and Dunkelfeld Offenders: Two Neglected Target Groups for Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. Schaefer G.A, Mundt I.A, Feelgood S, Hupp E, Neutze J, Ahlers C.J, Goecker D, Beier K.M. Int J Law Psychiatry; ePub, 2010: This article describes and compares potential and Dunkelfeld offenders, which can be viewed as ideal target groups for (primary) prevention efforts with respect to child sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_191134_23 

Mapping Violence against Women Laws in the World: An Overview of State Commitments. Vives-Cases C, Ortiz-Barreda G, Gil-Gonzalez D. J Epidemiol Community Health; 64(6): 474-5, 2010: This editorial aims to describe the international situation as regards VAW legislation, focusing in particular on violence by intimate partners. [Source: SafetyLit] Full editorial: http://jech.bmj.com/content/64/6/474.full.pdf 

Conceptualizing Juvenile Prostitution as Child Maltreatment: Findings from the National Juvenile Prostitution Study. Mitchell K.J, Finkelhor D, Wolak J. Child Maltreat; 15(1); 18 -36, 2010: This article discusses two studies Two studies carried out to identify the incidence (Study 1) and characteristics (Study 2) of juvenile prostitution cases known to law enforcement agencies in the United States. [Source: WUNRN] Full article: http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/pdf/Mitchell%202010%20conceptualizing.pdf 

The Relationship between Women's Response Effectiveness and a History of Sexual Victimization. Yeater E.A, McFall R.M, Viken R.J. J Interpers Violence, ePub ahead of print, 2010: This article evaluates the effects of a sexual victimization history and the contextual features of sexual activity and alcohol use on the effectiveness of women's responses to written vignettes describing diverse dating and social situations. [Source: MedAdvocates] Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20457845 

Male reproductive control of women who have experienced intimate partner violence in the United States. Moore A.M, Frohwirth L, Miller E. Social Science and Medicine, 2010 (Forthcoming): This study adds to previous work on reproductive correlates of Intimate Partner Violence by defining the different types of reproductive control perpetrated by men, examining the behaviors along a temporal continuum. [Source: WUNRN] Full article: http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/socscimed201002009.pdf 

Ethics of Conducting Research In Conflict Settings. Ford N, Mills E.J , Zachariah R, Upshur R. Conflict and Health, 3(7), 2009: This article explores the consideration of research methods employed in conflict settings, the levels of evidence sought, and ethical requirements to carry out research in these settings. Full article: http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/3/1/7 

History of Abuse and Psychological Distress Symptoms among Female Sex Workers in Two Mexico-U.S. Border Cities. Ulibarri M.D, Semple S.J, Rao S, Strathdee S.A, Fraga-Vallejo M.A, Bucardo J, De la Torre A, Salázar-Reyna J, Orozovich P, Staines-Orozco H.S, Amaro H, Magis-Rodríguez C, Patterson T.L. Violence Vict; 24(3): 399-413, 2009: This article examines histories of past emotional, physical, and sexual abuse as correlates of current psychological distress in female sex workers enrolled in a safer-sex behavioral intervention. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_187040_28 

False Faces and Broken Lives: An Exploratory Study of the Interaction Behaviors Used by Male Sex Offenders in Relating to Victims. Campbell A.M. J Lang Soc Psychol; 28(4): 428-440, 2009: This study examines the use of self-presentation strategies and manipulation by male sex offenders in grooming a victim for a sexual relationship. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_169551_20 

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

Web Conference: Growing Boys into Men: Countering Traditional Masculinity Through Norms Change , 26 May 2010 (repeated 27 May 2010). This presentation forms part of a series of web conferences which builds on a foundation of understanding primary prevention from previous web conferences. [Source: Prevent-Connect] Read more at: http://calcasa.org/prevention/preventconnect-web-conference-2010-schedule-announced/ 

2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, 1 - 3 September 2010, Los Angeles, USA: Conference registration fees for the 2010 Conference have now been finalized. Registration will open on 1 June 2010. [Source: Prevent-Connect] For more information, visit: http://www.calcasa.org/nsac

Training Course: 3rd Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies Sexuality Institute, 18 - 25 September 2010, Jakarta, Indonesia. This comprehensive curriculum offers a holistic interdisciplinary program combining history, theory, research and politics of sexuality with applications of advocacy, and fieldwork. Application deadline: 28 May 2010. [Source: Women for Women's Human Rights] For more information, contact: csbrinstitute at wwhr.or 

BIT's 1st Annual World Congress of Forensics 2010: From Evidence to Verdict, 21 - 23 October 2010, Dalian, China. This event focuses on bringing together forensic experts primarily working in the field of forensic medicine, toxicology, forensic pathology, forensic science, criminology, forensic psychiatry and other allied subjects. For more information, visit: http://www.bitlifesciences.com/wcf2010

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Prevention of and Protection against Sexual Violence using Behavior Change Communication, USAID East Africa. USAID/EA is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and non U.S. organizations and institutions, in the form of partnerships or consortia targeted at service provision in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [Source: IGWG] For more information, visit: http://www07.grants.gov/search/announce.do;jsessionid=WmW0L74YgLrbS8y6QjTjMYgpQktVQTmwWhxnvtVWTwqN2hs7tWT5!-616740513 

Scholarship Opportunity: OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Scholarship Award 2010/11. The scholarship will be awarded to one student or candidate for Master's degree studies. Application deadline: 4 June 2010. [Source: Scholarship and Job] For eligible countries and more information, visit: http://www.ofid.org/Portalvbvs/DesktopDefault.aspx 

Call for Applications: 2010 Women PeaceMakers Program, The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. The Women PeaceMakers Program offers an opportunity for women leaders who want to document, share and build upon their unique peacemaking stories. Application deadline: 1 June 2010. [Source: Pacwin] For more information and to access application forms, visit: http://www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies/ipj/programs/women_peace_makers/ .

Call for Essays: The Good Men Project. For an upcoming book, The Good Men Project is seeking vivid, compelling essays from 13- to 19-year-old boys that explore this topic: Describe a moment that changed you. The deadline for this first round of submissions is July 1st, 2010. [Source: Prevent-Connect] For more information, contact: goodmenprojectbook2 at gmail.com 

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 Gender Based Violence Coordinator / International Rescue Committee / Liberia / Closing date: July 19, 2010. Read more: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=5533 

Development Coordinator / Men Can Stop Rape / Washington DC, USA / Closing date: June 30, 2010. [Source: Prevent-Connect] Read more: http://www.mencanstoprape.org/info-url_nocat2701/info-url_nocat_show.htm?doc_id=1251303  

Advocacy Associate / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Location: Flexible / Closing date: June 4, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Advocacy-Associate 

Forum & Events Assistant / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, Canada / Closing date:  June 7, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Forum-Events-Assistant 

Evaluator / WOMANKIND Worldwide / Closing date: June 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Evaluator 

Civil Society Organisations Strengthening Advisor / The International HIV/AIDS Alliance / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Closing date: May 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Civil-Society-Organisations-Strengthening-Advisor 

Intern / The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) / Brussels, Belgium / Closing date: June 13, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Intern2 

Policy and Advocacy Officer / The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) / Brussels, Belgium / Closing date: June 20, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Intern2 

Gender Experts/Consultants / The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) / Closing date: June 7, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Experts-Consultants 

Adviser on Gender Issues / The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) / Warsaw, Poland / Closing date: May 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Adviser-on-Gender-Issues 

Gender Advisor, the National AIDS Control Council / UNIFEM / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: June 11, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advisor-the-National-AIDS-Control-Council 

Country Programme Manager / UNIFEM / Yaoundé, Cameron / Closing date: June 9, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Programme-Manager 

National Coordinator / UNIFEM / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / Closing date: May 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/National-Coordinator 

Short-term Consultancy - Economic Governance Project / FEMNET / Rwanda, Egypt, Uganda and Zambia / Closing date: May 25, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Short-term-Consultancy-Economic-Governance-Project 

Junior Institutional Analyst / Gender at Work / Toronto, Canada/ Closing date: May 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Junior-Institutional-Analyst 

Executive Director / Centre for Citizens' Participation on the African Union (CCP-AU) / Kenya / Closing date: May 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director4 

Senior Program Officer: Central and West Africa / The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Program-Officer-Central-and-West-Africa 

Nursing & Midwifery Coordinator / Aga Khan University (AKU) / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: May 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Nursing-Midwifery-Coordinator 
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