[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 05 11 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Fri Nov 5 13:14:17 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 <mailto: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 Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward, 10 - 13 October 2011, Vineyard Boutique Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
II. SVRI Member Request: Available Public Datasets from South Africa 
III. Sexual Violence in the News 
IV. Websites
V. Online Publications/Resources
VI. Journal Articles
VII. Events
VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
IX. Vacancies

I. SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward, 10 - 13 October 2011, Vineyard Boutique Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

The SVRI is honoured to invite researchers, academics, policy-makers, activists and others to submit an abstract for presentation at the SVRI Forum 2011 <http://www.svri.org/forum2011/> . Abstracts are invited for submission under the following themes: Primary Prevention; Community Based Interventions; Responding to Sexual Violence - Models of Care; and, Conflict and Crisis. Abstract submission <http://www.svri.org/forum2011/abstracts.htm>  will be open until 31 May 2011. We look forward to meeting you in Cape Town!

II. SVRI Member Request: Available Public Datasets from South Africa

Megan Sweat is a graduate student in at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA.  She is currently working on her MPH and is kindly requesting any public available data sets from South Africa that addresses sex risk behaviors of adolescents, HIV and gender violence issues. If you have any thoughts / guidance or if you can direct Megan to possible contacts in the field, this will be much appreciated. Please contact Megan directly at: sweatma at vcu.edu <mailto:sweatma at vcu.edu> . 

III. Sexual Violence in the News

Thailand: Struggling to Sell Safe Sex, IRIN News, 5 November 2010: <http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=90985>  Health experts in Thailand say the odds are stacked against them in combating one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in Asia, with only 2 percent of the country's AIDS budget going on condoms.

Sexual Violence Is Not "Collateral Damage", Inter Press Service News Agency, 4 November 2010: <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=53459>  On the tenth anniversary of a groundbreaking U.N. resolution, a conference on "Women and War" opened here Wednesday to discuss the disproportionate impact violent conflict has on women and possible ways to prevent these atrocities.

Rape in Iran's Prisons: The Cruellest Torture, Telegraph, 1 November 2010: <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/8102358/Rape-in-Irans-prisons-the-cruellest-torture.html>  Echoing earlier reports by human rights groups, the British media has recently highlighted the case of a young woman from Iran, "Leyla", who was allegedly abducted, detained and raped by that country's security forces because her fiancée was involved in the demonstrations that followed Iran's disputed presidential election last year.

Should Children be Banned from Buying Violent Games? BBC News, 4 November 2010: <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11693716>  The US Supreme Court of Justice has been deciding whether children should be stopped from buying violent video games that involve murders and sexual assault.

Victims Of Child Abuse Present Higher Rates Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Medical News Today, 29 October 2010: <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/206069.php>  In cases of child sexual abuse, there are children and teenagers that blame themselves or their family for the abuse suffered in their childhood. This type of victims resort more frequently to avoidance coping.

IV. Websites

Engagingmen.net: <http://www.engagingmen.net/>  This resource is designed for all who are interested in effectively working with women and men in partnership for gender equality and addressing the negative consequences of unequal power relationships.

AIDSLEX: <http://www.aidslex.org/English/About-AIDSLEX/>  This web portal is a tool for activists, community organizations, researchers, policy-makers, journalists, health workers and anyone who seeks quick and easy access to a wide range of resources about HIV, human rights and the law. 

Dart Centre Research Database: <http://dart.jrn.columbia.edu/about.html>  This resource contains regularly updated research articles from various disciplines and is the definitive bibliographic database of scholarly articles on the intersection of journalism and trauma.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Training Center: <http://www.pcittraining.tv/Default.asp>  This resource is dedicated to quality training and support to help agencies develop effective mental health programmes.

V. Online Publications/Resource

Book: Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Tackling the Health and Mental Health Effects. Itzin C, Taket A & Barter-Godfrey S. Routledge, 2010: <http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415555326/>  This book explores what is known about appropriate treatment responses to those who have experienced, and those who perpetrate, domestic and sexual violence and abuse. The book is available for purchase online.

Towards a Strong Convention on all Forms of Male Violence against Women. Lobbying Kit. European Women's Lobby Centre on Violence against Women, 2010: <http://www.womenlobby.org/IMG/pdf/EWL_Lobbying_kit_CoE_Convention_on_VAW_May_2010_for_print.pdf>  This lobbying kit provides targeted information and tools designed to help the EWL, its members, supporters and NGO partners take action and work together towards a comprehensive, strong and effective Convention on all forms of male violence against women. [Source: Zunia Update]. 

Improving the Lives of Traumatized Children through Enhancing Parenting. Presentation by Shannon Dorsey at the10th Annual Conference on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Traumatized Children, October 2010: <http://pcit.tv/2010_conference.asp>  This keynote presentation addresses evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents, particularly those with a significant parenting/caregiver component.

State of World Population 2010. From Conflict to Crisis to Renewal: Generations of Change. UNFPA, 2010: <http://www.unfpa.org/swp/2010/web/en/index.shtml>  This report explores how conflict and protracted humanitarian emergencies affect women and girls - and men and boys - and shows how many women and young people have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and have begun rebuilding their lives and laying the foundation for peace and renewal of their societies. [Source: WUNRN]. 

In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence. Washington State Coalition against Domestic Violence, 2010: <http://www.wscadv.org/resourcesPublications.cfm?aId=CAED6100-C29B-57E0-8BC7DD70F6FF931D>  This manual can be ordered online and is a revolutionary training tool for adults who work with teens. Participants learn what dating is like for today's teens by becoming a teen character, making choices about their relationship and seeing the results. [Source: Prevent-Connect]. 

Human Trafficking in Canada: A Threat Assessment. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 2010: <http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/pubs/ht-tp/htta-tpem-eng.htm>  This project serves as a national overview of human trafficking activities in an effort to identify the extent of organized crime involvement, transnational associations, source countries, as well as issues and challenges faced by law enforcement. [Source: WUNRN]. 

VI. Journal Articles

Please note, to obtain a full copy of a journal article you may write to the author given as the contact person by the respective publishing house to request a copy.

Vocabulary Used By Sexual Offenders: Meaning and Implications. Muchoki, S. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 2010: <http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a925858101~frm=titlelink>  This paper examines how some sexual violence offenders use culturally acquired vocabularies to describe episodes of rape. 

Alcohol Use as a Strategy for Obtaining Nonconsensual Sexual Relations: Incidence in Spanish University Students and Relation to Rape Myths Acceptance. Romero-Sánchez M, Megías J.L. Span J Psychol; 13(2): 864-74, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219691_1>  This study analyses the strategy of college men who give alcohol to girls to facilitate their acceptance when pursuing sexual relationships. [Source: SafetyLit].

Clinician's Perceptions of Indicators of Amenability to Sex Offender-Specific Treatment in Juveniles. Kimonis E.R, Fanniff A, Borum R, Elliott K. Sex Abuse; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219681_24>  This article explores the construct of amenability as it relates to juvenile sex offender-specific treatment. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual Behaviors and Sexual Violence: Adolescents with Opposite-, Same-, or Both-Sex Partners. Pathela P, Schillinger J.A. Pediatrics; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219656_24>  This article describes sexual behaviors, sexual violence, and sexual identity among adolescents according to the sex of their sex partners, considering separately those with partners of both sexes. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Development and Psychometric Assessment of the Adolescent Sexual Coercion Risk Scale. <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219591_24> 

Bramsen RH, Lasgaard M, Elklit A, Koss MP. J Interpers Violence; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219591_24>  This study develops a psychometric measure of risk for sexual victimization from adolescent peers. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Effectiveness of the Motion Picture Association of America's Rating System in Screening Explicit Violence and Sex in Top-ranked Movies From 1950 to 2006. Nalkur P.G, Jamieson P.E, Romer D. J Adolesc Health; 47(5): 440-7, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219574_24>  This article determines the MPAA's rating system's effectiveness in screening explicit violence and sex since the system's initiation (1968) and the introduction of the PG-13 category (1984). [Source: SafetyLit].

The Relationship of Trauma to Mental Disorders among Trafficked and Sexually Exploited Girls and Women. Hossain M, Zimmerman C, Abas M, Light M, Watts C. Am J Public Health; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219466_24>  This article explores the association between traumatic events and mental health among girls and women trafficked for sexual exploitation. [Source: SafetyLit].

Desistance from Sex Offending: Motivating Change, Enriching Practice. Ward T, Laws D.R. Int J Forensic Ment Health; 9(1): 11-23, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219414_20>  This article draws from desistance research and a strength-based rehabilitation theory, the Good Lives Model, to present a richer way of intervening with sex offenders. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual Violence and Conflict in Africa: Prevalence and Potential Impact on HIV Incidence. Watts C.H, Foss A.M, Hossain M, Zimmerman C, von Simson R, Klot J. Sex Transm Infect; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219682_20>  This paper uses published evidence on sexual violence in Africa and modelling to explore when SV may increase individual HIV risk and community HIV incidence. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

Online Ask the Experts Session, 1 December 2010. <http://www.aidslex.org/English/Ask-The-Experts/Experts-Details/?&rid=27>  Cheryl Overs and Valerie Scott will respond questions on the human rights of sex workers and on how laws can support efforts to respond to the HIV epidemic. Questions should be submitted by 15 November 2010. To submit a question, write to: experts at aidslex.org <mailto:experts at aidslex.org>  

Online Dialogue: Participatory Research for Action, 17 - 23 November 2010. <http://www.newtactics.org/en/dialogue/participatory-research-action>  Join New Tactics for an online Tactical Dialogue on Participatory Research for Action. This dialogue will be a space to share resources, challenges, approaches and ideas for using participatory research for social change. [Source: AWID]. 

Anti-Trafficking Conference, 10 December, Budapest, Hungary. <http://www.errc.org/>  The ERRC and PiN are offering a limited number of fully-funded spaces for participation at the conference. The aim of the conference is to discuss preliminary research results and obtain feedback on a draft English-language cross-country report. Closing date for applications: 8 November 2010. For more information contact: conference at errc.org <mailto:conference at errc.org> .

Training Course: Refugee and Forced Migration Issues, 8 - 15 May 2011, Toronto, Canada. <http://crs.yorku.ca/summer/>  This internationally acclaimed eight-day Summer Course provides an interdisciplinary, interactive and experiential approach to the study of forced migration. Visa applicant closing date: 31 January 2010. Non-visa applicant closing date: 31 March 2011. 

7th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry, 19 - 22 October 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. <http://www.oudconsultancy.nl/prague_cfa/index.html>  This event will focus strongly on clinically relevant and practically useful interventions aiming at treating and reducing violent behaviour of psychiatric and forensic patients. Abstract submission closes: 1 March 2011. 

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Applications: 2011 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma. <http://dartcenter.org/dart-award-guidelines?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Emailmarketingsoftware&utm_content=233729663&utm_campaign=ThursdayNovember4&utm_term=DartAwardGuidelinespage>  This award recognizes exemplary journalism about the impact of violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events on individuals, families and communities. Closing date: 25 January 2011. 

Call for Articles: Special Pambazuka News Issue. <http://www.pambazuka.org/en/>  This issue will be commemorating the 5th Anniversary of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa and invites articles on a range of articles and commentaries. Closing date: 20 November 2010. For more information, please contact: Brenda Kombo at: bkombo at equalitynow.org <mailto:bkombo at equalitynow.org> .

Call for Contributions: Critical Political Perspectives on Sex Work. <http://www.awid.org/eng/Women-in-Action/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-For-Contributions-Critical-Political-Perspectives-on-Sex-Work>  Submissions are welcomed employing a range of methods; submissions that are "think pieces" or "numbers crunching;" single-authored and collaborative works. Closing date: 19 November. For more information contact: Dr. Samantha Majic at smajic at jjay.cuny.edu <mailto:smajic at jjay.cuny.edu>  or Dr. Carisa Showden at carisa_showden at uncg.edu <mailto:carisa_showden at uncg.edu> . [Source: AWID]

Funding Opportunity: 2011 International Programs to Combat Trafficking in Persons. <http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/other/2010/149787.htm>  The Department of State's Office is pleased to announce a two-stage competitive process for fiscal year 2011 funding of projects that will improve the response to trafficking in persons outside the United States. Closing date for applications: 19 November 2010. [Source: WUNRN]

Fellowship Opportunity: South Asia -Understanding Masculinities: Culture, Politics & Social Change. <http://www.engagingmen.net/networks/sanam/fellowship>  This programme is offered to build a resource pool of men, women and trans people with the appropriate knowledge base and skills to work independently or through groups to challenge masculinities in different social settings. Closing date: 18 November 2010. [Source: Engagingmen.net].

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>  

IX. Vacancies

Evaluator (Consultant) <http://www.preventgbvafrica.org/news/call-consultancy-services>  / GBV Prevention Network / Remotely or on-site in Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: 5 November 2010. For more information, contact: winnie at raisingvoices.org <mailto:winnie at raisingvoices.org> . 
CEDAW Reporting Adviser <mailto:doreen.buettner at unifem.org>  / UNIFEM Pacific / Solomon Islands / Closing date: 30 November 2010.

Research Associate, Influencing Development Actors and Practices for Women's Rights <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Research-Associate-Influencing-Development-Actors-and-Practices-for-Women-s-Rights-IDeA>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development / Location: Flexible / Closing date: November 14, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Call for Applications for Research on the Social Situation of Migrant TLGB <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Call-for-Application-for-Research-on-the-Social-Situation-of-Migrant-TLGB>  / UN-INSTRAW / Closing date: November 10, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Gender Adviser <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Adviser>  / Coffey International Development / Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / Closing date: November 3, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Microenterprise Fellows Program <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Microenterprise-Fellows-Program>  / Women's Initiative. Microenterprise/Microfinance Fellowship Program / San Francisco, Oakland, Concord, Novato or San Jose, California, USA / Closing date: November 26, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Country Director - Rwanda <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Director-Rwanda>  / Women for Women International / Kigali, Rwanda / Closing date: November 30, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Regional Campaign Coordinator (Volunteer) <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Campaign-Coordinator-Volunteer>  / Women for Women International / London, UK / Closing date: November 10, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Academic vacancies in Gender and Development <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Academic-vacancies-in-Gender-and-Development>  / The Kigali Institute of Education / Kigali, Rwanda / Closing date: November 19, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Executive Director <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director>  / ECPAT International / Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date: November 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Child Protection Officer <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Child-Protection-Officer>  / International Medical Corps / Port of Prince, Haiti. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Operations and Finance Manager <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Operations-and-Finance-Manager>  / The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) / Cape Town, South Africa / Closing date: November 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Program Director <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Director>  / Canadian Crossroads International (CCI) / Toronto or Montreal, Canada / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Gender/Women's Political Participation Specialist <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Women-s-Political-Participation-Specialist>  / The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Civic Education Advisor <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Civic-Education-Advisor>  / The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) / Kabul, Afghanistan. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Development Director <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Director3>  / MADRE / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Director <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director>  / International Network for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: January 24, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].

Program Officer, Youth & Livelihoods <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Youth-Livelihoods2>  / The Women's Refugee Commission / New York, NY, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 November 2010].


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