[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 19 11 2010

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 <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: Systematic Reviews on Services for Sexually
Abused Children to Improve Management and Rehabilitation.
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: Systematic Reviews on Services for Sexually
Abused Children to Improve Management and Rehabilitation.

Celia Poon-King is currently undertaking a policy brief for PAHO on
services for sexually abused children in Trinidad using the EVIPNet
method. She would like to know whether integration, stand alone, co
location, case management services or non integration of services for
sexually abused children would improve their management and
rehabilitation. She has been unable to find any systematic reviews and
would like to request SVRI members' assistance on any available
materials that you may know of. If you have any information that could
help in Celia's request, please contact her directly at: 
celiampk1 at gmail.com <mailto:celiampk1 at gmail.com> . 

III. Sexual Violence in the News

'Sugar Daddy' Sites Push Line on Paid Sex, Women's eNews, 18 November
2010:
<http://womensenews.org/story/media-stories/101117/sugar-daddy-sites-pus
h-line-paid-sex>  Matchmaking sites for wealthy men and younger women
have been multiplying since SugarDaddie.com launched eight years ago.
They adopt varying procedures for separating themselves from
prostitution sites, which are illegal.

Schools Not Safe from Sex Bullies, Independent Online, 17 November 2010:
<http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/schools-not-safe-f
rom-sex-bullies-1.832145>  Primary school pupils as young as 10 are
being sexually bullied in classrooms and toilets of some schools by
their peers, according to Durban Childline.

United Nations Elects Executive Board of New Agency for Women's
Empowerment, UN Women, 10 November 2010:
<http://www.unwomen.org/2010/11/united-nations-elects-executive-board-of
-new-agency-for-womens-empowerment/>  Member States today took the next
step in enabling the newly-created United Nations agency on gender
equality and women's empowerment to begin its work by electing countries
to serve on its Executive Board.

Indonesian Woman Persecuted for the 'Shame' of Being Raped and Pregnant,
Amnesty International, 4 November 2010:
<http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/indonesian-woman-tells-expul
sion-village-shame-being-raped-and-pregnant-2010-11-04>  Rhaya is a
19-year-old from a poor family in Sumatra. She stopped school when she
was 16, deciding to look for work as a domestic worker.

A Lack of Transparency, Harvard Crimson, 2 November 2010:
<http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2010/11/2/apne-aap-women-organization
/>  In a New Delhi village where a staggering 85 percent of women are
victims of sex trafficking, the Najafgarh Community Centre is imprinted
with the sign of Venus, the symbol for the female gender and for the
anti-trafficking organization "Apne Aap Women Worldwide."

Face to Face with Congo Rapists, PRI's The World, 14 October 2010:
<http://www.theworld.org/2010/10/14/face-to-face-with-congo-rapists/>
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Jocelyn Kelly, research coordinator for
the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Kelly travelled to Congo to speak
with perpetrators of sexual violence. 

IV. Websites

Sida: For Researchers.
<http://sida.orbelon.com/researcher-database/for-researchers.aspx>
Researchers from across the board are invited to register on this
database, whether interested in strengthening the role of research in
Swedish development cooperation or a specific focus on developing
countries in their area of research. [Source: Wigsat]

Arte Sana: Spanish-speaking Victim Access.
<http://www.arte-sana.com/state_span_vict_advocacy/spanish-speaking_vict
im_access.htm>  This webpage looks at victim assistance websites and
access in Spanish for Spanish-speaking victims of violence in the USA. 
. 
V. Online Publications/Resource

Family Violence-A National Legal Response. Australian Law Reform
Commission, Report 114, 2010:
<http://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/family-violence-national-legal-resp
onse-alrc-report-114>  This report is one of a number of concurrent
inquiries on the subject, reflecting intense and ongoing concern in
relation to victims of such violence and the public cost over time. The
full report is available online. [Source: WUNRN].

Preventing Gender-Based Violence and HIV: Lessons from the Field.
AIDSTAR-One, Spotlight on Gender. Ellsberg M and Betron M. USAID, 2010:
<http://www.aidstar-one.com/sites/default/files/AIDSTAR-One_Gender_Spoli
ght_Gender-based_violence.pdf>  In this publication, the authors
describe the work of Puntos de Encuentro and Raising Voices to share
successful approaches to address GBV with other program planners.
[Source: IGWG]. 

Violence against Women Newsletter, Issue No. 9 of Words to action,
October 2010: <http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/vaw/index.htm>  The UN
Division for the Advancement of Women's quarterly newsletter on violence
against women is now available online. [Source: WUNRN]. 

International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology:
<http://genderandset.open.ac.uk/index.php/genderandset>  This journal
provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that
making research freely available to the public supports a greater global
exchange of knowledge. Volume 2 (3) of 2010 is now available online.

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.

Reversing the Historical Tide of Iatrogenic Harm: A Therapeutic
Jurisprudence Analysis of Increases in Arrests of Domestic Batterers and
Rapists. Simon L.M.J, Ellwanger S.J and Haggerty J. International
Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 33 (5-6): 306-320, 2010:
<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V7W-51F1SHT-
1&_user=1373567&_coverDate=12%2F31%2F2010&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search
&_origin=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C000052478&_version=1&_
urlVersion=0&_userid=1373567&md5=34511472>  This article examines police
arrests of intimate partner rape and domestic violence in jurisdictions
with mandatory and presumptive arrest policies compared to police
arrests in full discretion jurisdictions.

Physical and Sexual Abuse of Wives in Urban Bangladesh: Husbands'
Reports. Sambisa W, Angeles G, Lance P.M, Naved R.T, Curtis S.L. Studies
in Family Planning, 41 (3): 165-178, 2010:
<http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1728-4465.2010.00241.x/abs
tract>  This article examines the prevalence of physical and sexual
intimate partner violence perpetrated by husbands against their wives in
Bangladesh and identifies risk markers associated with such violence.
[Source: IGWG]. 

Female Feticide in India. Ahmad N. Issues in Law and Medicine, 26(1):
13-29, 2010:
<http://www.raiseinitiative.org/library/search.php?search_id=651>  This
article discusses the socio-legal conundrum female feticide presents, as
well as the consequences of having too few women in Indian society. Full
article available in pdf (230k). [Source: Raise Initiative].

Disasters and Displacement: Gaps in Protection. Cohen R, Bradley M.
Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, 1: 95-142, 2010:
<http://www.raiseinitiative.org/library/search.php?search_id=652>  This
article discusses the human rights and protection dimensions of
disaster-induced displacement, identifies the major challenges to
protecting disaster victims, and proposes ways forward. Full article
available in pdf (369k). [Source: Raise Initiative].

Associations between Early Marriage and Young Women's Marital and
Reproductive Health Outcomes: Evidence from India. Santhya K.G, Ram U,
Acharya R, Jejeebhoy S.J, Ram F, Singh A. Int Perspect Sex Reprod
Health; 36(3): 132-9, 2010:
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_214913_24>  This study
compares marital, reproductive and other outcomes between young women
who had married before age 18 and those who had married later. [Source:
SafetyLit].

Pedophilia: An Evaluation of Diagnostic and Risk Prediction Methods.
Wilson R.J, Abracen J, Looman J, Picheca J.E, Ferguson M. Sex Abuse;
ePub, 2010:
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_225051_23>  This study
diagnoses one hundred thirty child sexual abusers using four diagnostic
and risk prediction methods. [Source: SafetyLit].

A Sheep in Wolf 's Clothing or a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing? Ohio Sex
Offender Registration and the Role of Science. Gentry Sperber K,
Lowenkamp C.T, Carter D.E, Allman R. Crim Justice Policy Rev; 21(4):
500-519, 2010:
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_225072_37>  This article
determines whether there is a statistically significant relationship
between a sex offender's probability of reoffending and his registration
and notification assignment in Ohio. [Source: SafetyLit].

Perineal-Vaginal Injuries in Children: Accident or Abuse? Liuzzi C,
Carabellese F, Vinci F. J Forensic Sci; ePub, 2010:
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_189395_23>  In this work, the
authors describe two cases of accidental perineal-vaginal injury in
children so as to differentiate accidental injuries from inflicted
injuries. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

The Decriminalization of Prostitution is Associated with Better Coverage
of Health Promotion Programs for Sex Workers. Harcourt C, O'Connor J,
Egger S, Fairley C.K, Wand H, Chen M.Y, Marshall L, Kaldor J.M, Donovan
B. Aust N Z J Public Health, 34(5):482-6, 2010:
<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21040176>  This article compares
health promotion programs in three Australian cities with different
prostitution laws to assess whether the law has an impact on the
delivery of health promotion services to sex workers. [Source:
MedAdvocates]. 

VII. Events

International Conference on Stigma, 1 December 2010, Washington D.C,
USA. <http://www.whocanyoutell.com/index.html>  This conference will
address how stigma fuels the spread of HIV as well as the interaction of
race, religion and nationality on HIV-related stigma, among other
topics. Registration is now open.

Webinar: Building Health Care Leadership - A Systems Advocacy Approach
to Addressing Domestic Violence in the Health Care System, 3 December
2010. <http://endabuse.org/section/programs/health_care/_webinars>  This
webinar will assist domestic violence advocates and health care
providers in gaining administrative buy-in, building leadership to
sustain a response, understanding the health care system's
infrastructures and how they can contribute to strengthening the
responses. 

The Lancet Conference on Women's Health in Asia, 3 - 5 December 2010,
Beijing, China. <http://conferences.thelancet.com/womens-health-asia/>
This conference will provide an opportunity for regional and
international leaders to come together from a multitude of disciplines
to address the growing public-health and daily practice issues
associated with women's health in Asia. Registration is now open.

Webinar: How do Assumptions about Children and Childhood Shape How We
Approach Preventing Child Abuse?, 7 December 2010:
<https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=1pz06z3a0x3l>  In
this presentation Dr. Dominic Pasura of the Centre for Applied Childhood
Studies, University of Huddersfield, UK,  explores different meanings of
children and childhood internationally and their significance in the
prevention of child sexual abuse. 

Training Course: Certificates in Humanitarian Assistance (Africa), 3 May
- 11 June 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa.
<http://www.msf.org.za/dynamicpages.php?p=78>  The multi-disciplinary
programmes take a regional focus on tackling humanitarian issues across
Africa and are designed and taught by experts from leading Organisations
and Academic Institutions. For more information, contact: 
Edith.lefine at wits.ac.za <mailto:Edith.lefine at wits.ac.za>  or 
Stephen.porter at wits.ac.za <mailto:Stephen.porter at wits.ac.za> . [Source:
HST Bulletin].

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunity: Stop It Now! PhD Fee-waiver Scholarship for the
Study of the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse.
<http://www.stopitnow.org/sites/stopitnow.rivervalleywebhosting.com/file
s/Stop%20It%20Now%20Univ%20of%20Huddersfield%20PhD%20scholarship%20Nov%2
02010.pdf>  This scholarship is one of several activities designed to
strengthen child abuse prevention efforts worldwide and arises out of a
unique partnership between Stop It Now! and the University of
Huddersfield, UK. Candidates from low and middle income countries are
especially encouraged to apply. Application closing date: 3 January
2011. 

Scholarship Opportunity: Graduate Assistantships for Research at
University of the South Pacific (USP).
<http://www.research.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=99>  Applications are
invited from suitably qualified candidates to undertake a Masters degree
or Doctor of Philosophy by research. The awards are tenable from early
2011 and maybe held in any member country of USP. Application closing
date: 17 December 2010. [Source: Pacwin].

Fellowship Opportunity: UCLA Law - Sonke Health & Human Rights
Fellowship. <http://www.genderjustice.org.za/hhrfellowship>  This
programme offers a full-tuition grant to enroll in UCLA Law's Master of
Law Program, assists fellows in securing living and travel expenses for
their studies, and offers the opportunity to apply for a one-year
fellowship placement with Sonke in Cape Town or Johannesburg.
Application deadline: 1 February 2011. [Source: HST Bulletin]. 

Research Opportunity: Specialist Technical Consultancy - Gender
Considerations in Emerging Infectious Diseases. <http://www.spc.int/>
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community is announcing a call for
proposals to identify gender differences and biases in the area of
infectious diseases and to develop recommendations for responding to
these gender issues. Submission deadline: 30 November 2010. For more
information, contact Ms Radha Etheridge, radhae at spc.int
<mailto:radhae at spc.int> . 

Research Opportunity: Lead Expert Institution for Impact Evaluation of
UNIFEM Safer Cities for Women Project Port Moresby.
<http://ww2.unhabitat.org/programmes/safercities/projects.asp>  The aim
of the Impact Evaluation is to establish the conditions, mechanisms, and
processes to determine whether the Project is achieving the intended
results and to better understand which interventions worked well and
why. Application closing date: 28 November 2010. For more information,
contact: Joy Tonawai joy.tonawai at unifem.org
<mailto:joy.tonawai at unifem.org>  and Sean Jacobs sean.jacobs at unifem.org
<mailto:sean.jacobs at unifem.org>  

Opportunity for Public Comment: National Prevention and Health Promotion
Strategy.
<http://www.healthcare.gov/center/councils/nphpphc/strategy/index.html>
The Department of Health and Human Services, USA, has posted a draft
framework for the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy: 
http://www.healthcare.gov/center/councils/nphpphc/draftframework .pdf
<http://www.healthcare.gov/center/councils/nphpphc/draftframework%20.pdf
> . Comments are welcomed until 5 December, and can be emailed to 
prevention.council at hhs.gov <mailto:prevention.council at hhs.gov> . 

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

Forum & Events Manager (maternity leave coverage)
<http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Forum-Events-Manager-maternity-le
ave-coverage>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development
(AWID) / Toronto, Canada / Closing date: December 5, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 November 2010].

Human Rights Watch/Hellman-Hammett Grants
<http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Human-Rights-Watch-Hellm
an-Hammett-Grants>  / Deadline: December 10, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 November 2010].

Rwanda Researcher
<http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Rwanda-Researcher>  /
Human Rights Watch (HRW) / Kigali, Rwanda / Closing date: November 19,
2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 November 2010].

Burundi Researcher
<http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Burundi-Researcher>  /
Human Rights Watch (HRW) / Location: Based in Central/East Africa /
Closing date: November 19, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday
15 November 2010].

Colombia Researcher
<http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Colombia-Researcher>  /
Human Rights Watch (HRW) / Washington, DC or New York, NY, USA / Apply
Immediately. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 November 2010].

Project Manager for Economic Empowerment of Kuwaiti Women
<http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Manager-for-Econ
omic-Empowerment-of-Kuwaiti-Women>  / UNDP / Kuwait city, Kuwait /
Closing date: December 4, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday
15 November 2010].

Consultant: SharePoint Support Analyst
<http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-SharePoint-Su
pport-Analyst>  / UNIFEM (Part of UN Women) / New York, NY, USA /
Closing date: December 3, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday
15 November 2010].

Program Coordinator
<http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Coordinator>  /
Women for Women International / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date:
December 9, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 November
2010].

Income Generation Manager
<http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Income-Generation-Manage
r>  / Women for Women International/ Rumbek, Sudan / Closing date:
December 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 November
2010].

Associate <http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Associate>  /
NoVo Foundation Team at the Raben Group / Washington, DC, USA / Closing
date: December 1, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15
November 2010].

Bank of Montreal Visiting Scholar in Women's Studies
<http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Bank-of-Montreal-Visitin
g-Scholar-in-Women-s-Studies>  / The University of Ottawa / Ottawa,
Canada / Closing date: December 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 15 November 2010].

Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer
<http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Associate-Professor-Seni
or-Lecturer>  / African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town /
Rondebosch, South Africa / Closing date: November 26, 2010. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 November 2010].

WHRAP South Asia Advocacy Officer
<http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/WHRAP-South-Asia-Advocac
y-Officer>  / ARROW / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Closing date: November
26, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 November 2010].

Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance Programme Officer
<http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Southern-Africa-Gender-P
rotocol-Alliance-Programme-Officer>  / Gender Links / Johannesburg,
South Africa / Closing date: November 19, 2010. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 15 November 2010].

Gender Justice Programme Manager/Research Co-ordinator
<http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Justice-Programme
-Manager-Research-Co-ordinator>  / Gender Links / Johannesburg, South
Africa / Closing date: November 19, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 15 November 2010].

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