[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 12 11 2010

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Fri Nov 12 12:50:53 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: United Nations Virtual Knowledge Centre to End
Violence against Women and Girls Survey
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: United Nations Virtual Knowledge Centre to End
Violence against Women and Girls Survey

The United Nations Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against
Women and Girls would like to request that you take just 5 minutes to
give us your valuable feedback on the Virtual Knowledge Centre. The
survey will enable the UN to provide you with the best possible
resource. The survey is available in English: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/evawnowENL
<https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/evawnowENL> , French: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/evawnowFRL
<https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/evawnowFRL> , and Spanish: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/evawnowSPL
<https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/evawnowSPL>  

III. Sexual Violence in the News

Burma's Poll Called 'Yes Vote' for Junta Rapes, Women's eNews, 12
November 2010:
<http://womensenews.org/story/prostitution-and-trafficking/101111/burmas
-poll-called-yes-vote-junta-rapes>  Last week's election victory by the
junta-backed party in Burma is a setback for Charm Tong's work against
military rape in the country, also known as Myanmar. 

Disgraceful War against Women, Mail and Guardian, 12 November 2010:
<http://www.mg.co.za/article/2010-11-12-disgraceful-war-against-women>
The allegations of the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl on the Jules High
School campus in Jeppestown rocked the nation.

No Rest for the Weary - Women Declare War on Gender Violence, Inter
Press Service News Agency, 5 November 2010:
<http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=53473>  Women from a dozen countries
convened in New York this week to share their struggles to implement
state legislation and empower women at the grassroots level to put an
end to gender- based violence worldwide.

Group Cites Success of Project against Human Trafficking, Manila
Bulletin Publishing Cooperation, 5 November 2010:
<http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/286056/group-cites-success-project-agains
t-human-trafficking>  With the success of its "Project Lantern" launched
last 2007 that was able to help rescue more than 200 victims, the
International Justice Mission (IJM) has vowed to further strengthen the
fight against human trafficking.

Torture, Rape and Murder Ignored, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 October
2010:
<http://www.smh.com.au/world/torture-rape-and-murder-ignored-20101023-16
yk1.html>  U.S officials failed to investigate hundreds of reports of
abuse, torture, rape and murder in Iraq, according to classified
documents leaked to international media by WikiLeaks.

IV. Websites

The Child Recovery and Reintegration Network:
<http://www.childrecovery.info/>  This resource shares information,
research and experiences surrounding the recovery and reintegration of
children affected by sexual exploitation and trafficking globally. 

Red Alas: <http://www.redalas.net>  This network aims to reform Latin
American legal education from a gender and sexuality perspective; to
carry out research and academic activities for the promotion of justice,
sexuality and reproductive rights of women and sexual minorities in the
region. [Source: AWID].

Foundations for Peace: <http://www.foundationsforpeace.org/index.html>
This global network of independent, non-partisan indigenous funders work
together to build peace within our respective community, society or
country. [Source: AWID].

V. Online Publications/Resource

Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1993-2003. United Nations, August
2010:
<http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/ZR/DRC_MAPPING_REPORT_FINAL_EN
.pdf>  This report describes the mapping exercise documenting the most
serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law
committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Between March 1993 and June 2003. [Source: AWID].

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, Newsletter, Issue
6-2, 2010.
<http://www.vsdvalliance.org/secPublications/newsletters.html>  The
newsletter on Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence prevention
newsletter, "Moving Upstream" is ready for downloading in PDF format.
[Prevent-Connect]. 

2009 Child Maltreatment Prevention Environmental Scan of State Public
Health Agencies. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010:
<http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/phl/>  This document provides
information on state public health agencies' involvement in child
maltreatment prevention efforts. [Source: friendsnrc].

Monitoring and Evaluation of Gender-Based Violence: Methodologies and
Field Implications. Monitoring and Evaluation of IPV Prevention
Programs: Insights from the IMAGE and SASA Studies. Watts C, London
School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2008:
<http://www.igwg.org/sitecore/shell/Controls/Rich%20Text%20Editor/~/medi
a/E1D212C64BAB4864A4587FBB3637FBAB.ashx>  This report, presented by the
IGWG Gender Based Violence Task Force describes the discussions held on
monitoring and evaluation methodology to improve research and influence
policy. [Source: Soul Beat].

Film: The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo. Lisa F. Jackson, 2007:
<http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c709.shtml>  This extraordinary
film, shot in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),
shatters the silence that surrounds the use of sexual violence as a
weapon of conflict. [Source: Institute for War and Peace Reporting].

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.

Developing Sexual Violence Prevention Strategies by Bridging Spheres of
Public Health. Vivolo A.M, Holland K.M, Teten A.L, Holt M.K. Journal of
Women's Health, Volume 19, No. 10, 2010:
<http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jwh.2010.2311>  This
report from CDC will highlight several risk factors that, although not
traditionally included in SV prevention efforts, may be important areas
on which to focus and may ultimately prevent youth from embarking on
trajectories resulting in SV perpetration. [Source: Prevent-Connect]. 

X-Rated Material and Perpetration of Sexually Aggressive Behavior among
Children and Adolescents: Is There a Link? Ybarra M.L, Mitchell K.J,
Hamburger M, Diener-West M, Leaf P.J. Aggressive Behav; ePub, 2010:
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_224231_24>  This study
examines longitudinal linkages between intentional exposure to x-rated
material and sexually aggressive behavior. [Source: SafetyLit].

Deconstructing Self-Blame Following Sexual Assault: The Critical Roles
of Cognitive Content and Process. Miller A.K, Handley I.M, Markman K.D,
Miller J.H. Violence Against Women; 16(10): 1120-37, 2010:
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_224482_28>  This article
investigates predictors of self-blame in a sample of undergraduate
sexual assault survivors. [Source: SafetyLit].

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Agency Directors' Perspectives on
Services that Help Survivors. Macy R.J, Giattina M.C, Montijo N.J,
Ermentrout D.M. Violence Against Women; 16(10): 1138-61, 2010:
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_224481_20>  This exploratory
study investigates domestic violence and sexual assault agency executive
directors' opinions regarding what services are most helpful for
survivors. [Source: SafetyLit].

Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: Are there Unique
Characteristics Associated with Making Partners Have Sex without a
Condom? Purdie M.P, Abbey A, Jacques-Tiura A.J. Violence Against Women;
16(10): 1086-97, 2010:
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_224484_20>  This article
examines correlates of making an intimate partner engage in unprotected
sex among perpetrators of sexual violence. [Source: SafetyLit].

Aggression and Sexual Behavior in Best-Selling Pornography Videos: A
Content Analysis Update. Bridges AJ, Wosnitzer R, Scharrer E, Sun C,
Liberman R. Violence Against Women; 16(10): 1065-85, 2010:
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_224485_31>  This current
study analyzes the content of popular pornographic videos, with the
objectives of updating depictions of aggression, degradation, and sexual
practices. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation: Considerations in Aging with Lifelong
Disabilities. Ansello E.F, O'Neill P. J Elder Abuse Negl; 22(1-2):
105-30, 2010:
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_222476_26>  This article
reviews the current victimization of older adults, reports the state of
existing data on prevalence and treatments, and suggests initiatives to
strengthen continued community living. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

Efficacy of a Computerized Abuse and Safety Assessment Intervention for
Women with Disabilities: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Robinson-Whelen
S, Hughes R.B, Powers L.E, Oschwald M, Renker P, Swank P.R, Curry M.A.
Rehabil Psychol; 55(2): 97-107, 2010:
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_223827_33>  This article
evaluates the effects of a computerized disability-specific abuse
assessment intervention on abuse awareness, safety self-efficacy, and
safety promoting behaviors. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

Violence against Women: New Evidence from Latin America and the
Caribbean, 22 November 2010, Washington D.C, USA.
<http://www.livestream.com/paho>  PAHO will be hosting its commemoration
of Intl Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov 22nd
with a series of presentations on new evidence from Latin America and
the Caribbean. RSVP by 15 November 2010. For more information contact: 
koevmart at paho.org <mailto:koevmart at paho.org> . 

Virtual Dialogue: UN-INSTRAW, Integrating Gender into the Aid
Effectiveness Process, 15 November - 3 December 2010.
<http://un-instraw.org/aegp/>  Use this online space to share
information/ideas/practices, reflect and debate on how to better
integrate a gender perspective into the financing for development
process, as well as on how to promote gender-sensitive development
projects around the world. [Source: AWID]. 

Webinar: Parent - Partnership Strategies:  Making a Difference for
Children, 29 November 2010.
<https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/576706874>  Please join us for an
interactive webinar that address developing effective partnerships with
parent and families and building community with and in human systems to
foster respect inclusion and equity. [Source: friendsnrc].

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunity: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Postdoctoral Fellowship <mailto:sdegue at cdc.gov> . The Division supports
extramural and intramural violence prevention research projects. Efforts
include the prevention of youth violence, child maltreatment, sexual
violence, intimate partner violence, and suicide. Closing date: 3
December 2010. For more information, contact: Dr. Sarah DeGue at 
sdegue at cdc.gov <mailto:sdegue at cdc.gov> . 

Fellowship Opportunity: American Association of University Women.
<http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/american.cfm>  American
Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations
or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from
accredited institutions. Application deadline: 15 November 2010.
[Source: Afro-nets]. 

Fellowship Opportunity: American Association of University Women
International Fellowships.
<http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/international.cfm>  The
fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United
States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent
residents. Application deadline: 1 December 2010. [Source: Afro-nets]. 

Fellowship Opportunity: American Association of University Women
Selected Professions Fellowships.
<http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/selected.cfm>  This
programme is awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of
study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one
of the designated degree programmes. [Source: Afro-nets].

Funding Opportunity: American Association of University Women Career
Development Grants.
<http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/career_development.cfm>
These grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are
preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work
force. Application deadline: 15 December 2010. [Source: Afro-nets].

Funding Opportunity: American Association of University Women Community
Action Grants.
<http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/community_action.cfm>
These grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state
organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations
for innovative programs or non-degree research projects. Application
deadline: 15 January 2010. [Source: Afro-nets].

Call for Nominations: Voices of Courage Awards.
<http://womensrefugeecommission.org/>  Each year, the Women's Refugee
Commission honors individual refugee, internally displaced and
asylum-seeking women and young people who are working on behalf of their
peers. We are now seeking candidates to be honored at our Voices of
Courage Awards luncheon on May 3, 2011. Email your nominations by 30
November 2010 to luncheon at wrcommission.org
<mailto:luncheon at wrcommission.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>  

IX. Vacancies

NoVo Foundation Team Associate
<http://www.rabengroup.com/sites/default/files/NoVo%20Associate%20Job%20
Description.pdf>  / The Raben Group / Location: Washington, DC / Closing
date: December 1, 2010. 

Behavioral Scientist/Epidemiologist <mailto:KHolland at cdc.gov>  / Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention,
Prevention Development and Evaluation Branch / Atlanta, USA / Closing
date: 3 December 2010 / Contact Kristin Holland at: KHolland at cdc.gov
<mailto:KHolland at cdc.gov>  

Research Associate, Influencing Development Actors and Practices for
Women's Rights (IDeA)
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Research-Associate-Influencin
g-Development-Actors-and-Practices-for-Women-s-Rights-IDeA>  / The
Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Location:
Flexible / Closing date: November 14, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

Gender Coordinator - Capacity Builder
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Coordinator-C
apacity-Builder>  / Oxfam GB / Juba, Sudan / Closing date: November 12,
2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

International Consultant: Support A Study Of The Costs Of Domestic
Violence In Albania
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consul
tant-Support-A-Study-Of-The-Costs-Of-Domestic-Violence-In-Albania>  /
UNIFEM Albania (as part of UN Women) / Location: Home-based with 1
mission to Tirana, Albania / Closing date: November 18, 2010. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

Development Associate
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Associat
e>  / Women's Funding Network / San Francisco, CA, USA / Open until
filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

Special Assistant to the Chief Executive
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Special-Assistant-to
-the-Chief-Executive>  / ActionAid International / Johannesburg, South
Africa / Closing date: November 9, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

Project Director, Technical Support Facility - South Asia
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Director-Tec
hnical-Support-Facility-South-Asia>  / ActionAid International /
Kathmandu, Nepal / Closing date: November 15, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in Islamic Studies
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Mellon-Postdoctoral-
Fellows-in-Islamic-Studies>  / Wheaton College / Norton, MA, USA / Apply
ASAP. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

Policy Officer (Women and Food Justice)
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-Officer-Women
-and-Food-Justice>  / Oxfam Canada / Ottawa, Canada / Closing date:
November 15, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 November
2010].

Gender and Statistics Specialist / UNDP
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Statistic
s-Specialist>  / Monrovia, Liberia / Closing date: November 9, 2010.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

Gender Analysis Consultant, Sierra Leone
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Analysis-Cons
ultant-Sierra-Leone>  / ACDI/VOCA / Freetown, Sierra Leone. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

Spring 2011 Global Development Policy Internship
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Spring-2011-Global-D
evelopment-Policy-Internship>  / Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington,
DC, USA / Closing date: November 19, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

Spring 2011 Communications Internship
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Spring-2011-Communic
ations-Internship>  / Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington, DC, USA /
Apply ASAP. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

Africa Manager
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Africa-Manager2>  /
Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

Internship
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Internship>  /
Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR) / New
Delhi, India / Closing date: November 20, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

Representative, The Andean Region and Southern Cone
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Representative-The-A
ndean-Region-and-Southern-Cone>  / Ford Foundation / Santiago, Chile /
Closing date: November 24, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday
8 November 2010].

Representative, Southern Africa
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Representative-South
ern-Africa>  / Ford Foundation / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing
date: January 7, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8
November 2010].

International Advocacy Manager
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Advoca
cy-Manager>  / The Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, NY, USA /
Closing date: November 30, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday
8 November 2010].

Tier II Canada Research Chair in Global Women's Issues
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Tier-II-Canada-Resea
rch-Chair-in-Global-Women-s-Issues>  / Department of Women's Studies and
Feminist Research, the University of Western Ontario / London, Ontario,
Canada / Closing date: February 11, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

Program Officer, Asia
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Asia
>  / Vital Voices Global Partnership / Washington, DC, USA / Open until
filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 November 2010].

________________________________________________________________________
______




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

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative, an initiative of the Global
Forum for Health Research, is hosted by the Medical Research Council,
South Africa.  The SVRI aims to promote research on sexual violence and
generate empirical data to ensure sexual violence is recognized as a
priority public health problem.  To learn more about the SVRI visit our
website www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/>  or contact us at 
svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>  

To unsubscribe from the list, email svri at mrc.ac.za
<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>  

Please circulate these resources widely.

 

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.mrc.ac.za/pipermail/svrilist/attachments/20101112/066e55e7/attachment-0001.html 
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 5306 bytes
Desc: image001.jpg
Url : http://lists.mrc.ac.za/pipermail/svrilist/attachments/20101112/066e55e7/attachment-0001.jpe 


More information about the Svrilist mailing list