[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 26 11 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Fri Nov 26 14:19:26 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. Sexual Violence in the News 
III. Websites
IV. Online Publications/Resources
V. Journal Articles
VI. Events
VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VIII. 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. Sexual Violence in the News

Nicaragua Must Put an End to Rape and Sexual Abuse of Girls, Amnesty International, 25 November 2010: <http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/report/nicaragua-must-put-end-rape-and-sexual-abuse-girls-2010-11-25>  The Nicaraguan authorities must eradicate rape and widespread sexual abuse of girls, Amnesty International has said in a new report. 

Congo-Angola Mass Rapes Draw Scant Notice, Women's eNews, 23 November 2010: <http://womensenews.org/story/war/101122/congo-angola-mass-rapes-draw-scant-notice>  Some mass rapes attract more outrage than others. Two recent atrocities-- separated by just a couple of months--suggest U.N. peacekeeping jurisdiction can decide the degree to which the violations of hundreds of girls and women are noticed. 

New Global Initiative to Make Cities Safer for Women, UNIFEM, 22 November 2010: <http://www.unifem.org/news_events/story_detail.php?StoryID=1189>  As cities grow, stopping threats to women and girls must be central to municipal development and safety. Cities that are safe for women and girls are safe for all.

COHRED and Global Forum for Health Research Agree to Organizational Integration, Global Forum for Health Research, 19 November 2010: <http://www.globalforumhealth.org/Media-Publications/Archive-news/Announcement>  National research and innovation for health will be strengthened by global platform, and global advocacy will get an anchor in national research systems.

Holistic Approaches Key to Ending FGM/C - Study, IRIN News, 18 November 2010: <http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=91124>  Narrow approaches which focus on individuals or appear to attack deep-seated customs are less successful at reducing female genital mutilation/cutting than those that aim for community-driven change that addresses the complex social dynamics associated with the practice, according to a new study by UNICEF.

Rape Awareness Survey: How Far Is Too Far, Sky News, 17 November 2010: <http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Rape-Awareness-New-Survey-Reveals-Nearly-Half-Young-Men-Unclear-Where-Line-Is/Article/201011315812644?lpos=UK_News_Top_Stories_Header_1&lid=ARTICLE_15812644_Rape_Awareness%3A_New_Survey_Reveals_Nearly_Half_Young_Men>  New statistics have revealed nearly half of young men still think sex with women too drunk to know what is going on is not rape.

III. Websites

KAFA: Enough Violence and Exploitation. <http://www.kafa.org.lb/default.aspx>  This organization is committed to the achievement of gender-equality and non-discrimination, and the advancement of the human rights of women and children. [Source: WUNRN].

Stop Porn Culture!: Resource Page. <http://stoppornculture.org/online-resources/>  This website is dedicated to challenging the pornography industry and an increasingly pornographic pop culture.

Global Network for People Living with HIV. <http://www.gnpplus.net/>  GNP+ advocates to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV. As a network of networks, GNP+ is driven by the needs of people living with HIV worldwide. [Source: Sea-aids].

IV. Online Publications/Resource

A Manager's Guide to Gender Equality and Human Rights Responsive Evaluation. UNIFEM, 2010: <http://unifem.org/evaluation_manual/>  This is a practical guide to help those initiating, managing and/or using gender equality and human rights responsive evaluations. [Source: Pacwin]. 

Emerging Trends in Sexual Violence Prevention: Presentation for New Mexico Department of Health, Office of Injury Prevention and the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. Lee D.S. California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, 2010: <http://calcasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/ResourcesNM2010.pdf>  This document provides a compilation of sexual assault prevention resources. A copy of the materials in this document can be obtained from the website link provided.

Costing and Financing 1325: Examining the ResourcesNeeded to Implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325, at the National Level as Well as the Gains, Gaps and Glitches on Financing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Popovic N. Cabrera-Balleza M & Suralaga D (Eds). Cordaid and Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, 2010: <http://www.gnwp.org/what-we-do/policy-advocacy/costing-and-financing-implementation-of-united-nations-security-council-resolution-1325>  The study will contain various case studies to demonstrate different funding and implementation strategies in different country contexts and levels. The study is currently undergoing a revision. Previous edition and summary available. [Source: AWID].

How Technology is Being Used to Perpetrate Violence Against Women - And to Fight it. Association for Progressive Communications & Women's Networking Support Programme, 2010: <http://www.apc.org/en/system/files/How+Technology+is+Being+Used+to+Perpetrate+Violence+Against+Women+%E2%80%93+And+to+Fight+it.pdf>  This briefing relies on new research into how new technologies are being used by abusers and by women fighting back. [Source: IGWG]. 

V. 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.

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. 2010 Dec; 100(12):2442-9, ePub 2010: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20966379>  This article explores the association between traumatic events and mental health among girls and women trafficked for sexual exploitation. [Source: MedAdvocates]. 

Counting Hard-To-Count Populations: The Network Scale-Up Method For Public Health.   Bernard H.R, Hallett T, Iovita A, Johnsen E.C, Lyerla R, McCarty C, Mahy M, Salganik M.J et al. Sex Transm Infect;86:ii11-ii15, 2010: <http://sti.bmj.com/content/86/Suppl_2/ii11.abstract?etoc>  This article describes network scale-up method (NSUM), including two approaches to estimate personal network sizes (summation and known population). [Source: STI Online]. 

Child Physical and Sexual Abuse: A Comprehensive Look at Alcohol Consumption Patterns, Consequences, and Dependence from the National Alcohol Survey. Anne Lown E, Nayak M.B, Korcha R.A, Greenfield T.K. Alcohol Clin Exp Res; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_226897_24>  This paper provides a description of past year and lifetime alcohol consumption patterns, consequences, and dependence among women reporting either physical or sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit].

War Related Sexual Violence and it's Medical and Psychological Consequences as Seen in Kitgum, Northern Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Study. Kinyanda E, Musisi S, Biryabarema C, Ezati I, Oboke H, Ojiambo-Ochieng R, Were-Oguttu J, Levin J, Grosskurth H, Walugembe J. BMC Int Health Hum Rights; 10(1): 28, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_226664_20>  This article examines the specific long term health consequences of war related sexual violence among rural women living in two internally displaced person's camps in Kitgum district in war affected Northern Uganda. [Source: SafetyLit].

Associations between Depressive Symptoms, Sexual Behaviour and Relationship Characteristics: A Prospective Cohort Study Of Young Women And Men In The Eastern Cape, South Africa. Nduna M, Jewkes R.K, Dunkle K.L, Jama Shai N.P, Colman I. J Int AIDS Soc; 13(1): 44, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_226813_21>  This study investigates whether baseline depressive symptomatology was associated with risky sexual behaviour and relationship characteristics of men and women at baseline, as well as those found 12 months later. [Source: SafetyLit].

Gendered Violence: An Analysis of the Maquiladora Murders. Pantaleo K. Int Crim Justice Rev; 20(4): 349-365, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_226614_37>  This study analyzes the social construction of a wave of female homicides surrounding the maquiladora plants in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. [Source: SafetyLit].

Complex Dynamics in Intimate Partner Violence: A Time Series Study of 16 Women. Katerndahl D.A, Burge S.K, Ferrer R.L, Becho J, Wood R. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry; 12(4): ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_226929_12>  This study estimates the degree of complexity in patterns of violence and identify predictors of violent events. [Source: SafetyLit].

Understanding Sexual Perpetration against Children: Effects of Attachment Style, Interpersonal Involvement, and Hypersexuality. Miner M.H, Robinson B.E, Knight R.A, Berg D, Romine R.S, Netland J. Sex Abuse. 2010 Mar; 22(1):58-77, ePub, 2009: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19923635?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=11>  This study explores in an adolescent sample hypotheses about child sexual abuse perpetration drawn from contemporary theories that implicate insecure attachment and adolescent social development. [Source: MedAdvocates].

VI. Events

Cyber Dialogue on Structures of Violence: Intersections of  Militarism and Violence Against Women, 25 November- 10 December 2010. <http://isiswicce.wordpress.com/>  Isis-WICCE will be actively participating in the 16 Days of Activism by hosting a cyber dialogue on its newly revamped website. The dialogue will commence on the first day of activism and continue for 16 days with every other day providing a new engaging question. 

Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Research Findings and Programmatic Implications, 9 December 2010, Washington DC, USA <http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.event_summary&event_id=643319> . This discussion will explore prevalence and scope of sexual and intimate-partner violence in the DRC, and particularly eastern Congo, which has galvanized significant attention. RSVP by 3 December. [Source: IGWG]. 

Online Training Course: Feminist Research Methodology, 15 January - 15 May 2011. <http://simref.net/en/node/97>  This virtual course is organized into 5 subjects that last about 20 days each. Each module will begin with the viewing of a video conference and will be teached by an expert teacher. Course in English and Spanish. Applications close: 21 December 2010. [Source: AWID].

Women's Human Rights: Building a Peaceful World in an Era of Globalization, 2 May - 10 June 2011. <http://learnwhr.org/programs/whri-six-week-institute/>  The six-week WHRI brings together a balance of academic/theoretical inquiry and engaged, activist praxis. Human rights, peace, and emerging alternatives to globalization are examined both as interconnected elements of a socially just and sustainable world and as alternative ways of knowing, acting, being, and interacting. [Source: WUNRN].

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. <http://www.unifem.org/gender_issues/violence_against_women/trust_fund.php>  The Trust Fund has launched a call for programmes that support country-level efforts to end violence against women and girls. Civil society organizations, governments, and UN Country Teams are invited to apply for grants of a minimum of US$100,000 up to a maximum of US$1 million. Application deadline: 20 January 2011. [Source: AWID].

Funding Opportunity: United Nations Democracy Fund. <http://www.un.org/democracyfund/>  UNDEF will open its window for new project proposals from civil society. The call for applications follows the approval by the UNDEF Advisory Board for a Fifth Round of Funding. Only on-line applications in either English or French will be accepted. Application deadline: 31 December 2010. 

Funding Opportunity: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, Fiji. <http://www.delfji.ec.europa.eu/en/whatsnew/Guidelines%20for%20Applicants_2010.doc>  This grant will assist civil society to develop greater cohesion in working on human rights, political pluralism and democratic political participation and representation, in contributing to the peaceful conciliation of group interests, combating discrimination on any ground, and in developing equal participation of men and women in social, economic and political life. [Source: Pacwin].

Funding Opportunity: Gender and Women's Human Rights Audit of the Pacific Regional Strategy PRSIP II. <mailto:lindap at spc.int>  The Secretariat of the Pacific Community is calling for an expression of interest to conduct a gender and human rights audit of PRISP II, the findings of which will form the basis of a realistic and practical PRSIP II gender strategy and implementation plan. Application deadline: 15 December 2010. [Source: Pacwin].

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>  

VIII. Vacancies

UN Deputy Executive Secretary (D-2) of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia <https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=16754&>  / Beirut / Closing date: 14 December 2010

UN Director (D-2) of the Division of Regional Operations in the Department of Safety and Security <https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=16808>  / New York / Closing date: 15 December 2010

UN Director (D-2) of the General Legal Division, in the Office of Legal Affairs <https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=17025>  / New York / Closing date: 15 December 2010

UN Director (D-2) of the Learning, Development and Human Resources Services Division in the Office of Human Resources Management <https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=17157>  / New York / Closing date: 15 December 2010

Forum & Events Manager (maternity leave coverage) <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Forum-Events-Manager-maternity-leave-coverage>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, Canada / Closing date: December 5, 2010.

International Consultant: The First National Report on The Status of Women And Gender Equality in Albania <http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consultant-The-First-National-Report-on-The-Status-of-Women-And-Gender-Equality-in-Albania>  / UNIFEM Albania (part of UN Women) / Location: Home-based with travel to Tirana, Albania / Closing date: November 26, 2010.

Programme Specialist: Women's Political Participation <http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Specialist-Women-s-Political-Participation>  / UNIFEM (part of UN Women) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: December 1, 2010.

International Consultant: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion <http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consultant-Gender-Equality-and-Social-Inclusion>  / UNDP / Kathmandu, Nepal / Closing date: November 26, 2010.

Gender Analysis Consultant <http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Analysis-Consultant>  / ACDI/VOCA / Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Associate, Women's Rights Division / Human Rights Watch (HRW) <http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Associate-Women-s-Rights-Division>  / Location: Johannesburg / Nairobi/Berlin Office / Closing date: December 18, 2010.

Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program <http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-and-Transgender-Rights-Program>  / Human Rights Watch (HRW) / Preferred location: New York, NY, USA / Apply Immediately.

Call for Writers "Gender, War, and Peace: Untold Experiences" <http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Call-for-Writers-Gender-War-and-Peace-Untold-Experiences>  / Gender Across Borders / Deadline: November 29, 2010.

Manager, Policy & Advocacy <http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Manager-Policy-Advocacy>  / The Nobel Women's Initiative / Ottawa, Ontario, Canada / Closing date: December 15, 2010.

Chief of Party <http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-of-Party>  / International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) / Amman, Jordan.

Deputy Chief of Party <http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Deputy-Chief-of-Party>  / International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) / Iraq.

Program Manager <http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Manager>  / WITNESS / Brooklyn, NY, USA / Open until filled.

Director of Technology <http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Technology>  / Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) / Bethesda, MD, USA / Closing date: December 10, 2010.

Policy Officer HIV and Gender Equality <http://awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-Officer-HIV-and-Gender-Equality>  / Trócaire / Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland / Closing date: December 3, 2010.

International Advocacy Manager <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Advocacy-Manager>  / The Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: November 30, 2010.

Representative, The Andean Region and Southern Cone <http://www.awid.org/eng/Issues-and-Analysis/Library/Representative-The-Andean-Region-and-Southern-Cone>  / Ford Foundation / Santiago, Chile / Closing date: November 24, 2010. 


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