[Svrilist] SVRI Update 22 10 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
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Dear SVRI List Members

Many thanks to you all for your feedback on the changes to the SVRI Update. We are currently trialing a hyperlink format for the Updates. Please let us know if you have any difficulty accessing the links from this format. We will continue to trial the new format until the end of the year, and welcome your thoughts and ideas on how to continue to strengthen and improve the work of the SVRI. Please let us know what you think by sending an email to svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> . 

We also welcome contributions from members on any sexual violence research related research, materials, resources, events and publications. Please send them through to us at svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>  

Today's SVRI Update includes the following:
[Summaries directly taken or adapted from source]

I. Call for Abstracts: SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward, 10 - 13 October 2011, Vineyard Boutique Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
II. SVRI Member Request: Survey on Abuse of Special Education Students
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. Call for Abstracts: 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: Survey on Abuse of Special Education Students

Mary Lou Bensy, a Doctoral Student at Hofstra University, has developed a survey to gather information about the sexual harassment and abuse of special education students in schools for her PhD dissertation. Through this research, she hopes to gather vital information, never before systematically collected, which will assess the extent of abuse in educational settings and enable us to protect this victimized population. Mary Lou is requesting for parents, guardians, advocates and caregivers of students with disabilities to respond to the web-based survey, on behalf of the victimized student. If an individual chooses to respond on behalf of more than one student, she/he can feel free to take the survey more than once. Adult survivors of abuse are asked to complete the survey for themselves.  The survey is anonymous. Please feel free to distribute the survey <https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/abuse_studentswithdisabilities>  to your networks. 

III. Sexual Violence in the News

Violence against Women a Global Phenomenon - United Nations Report, Gender Informational Network of the South Caucasus, 21 October 2010. <http://ginsc.net/main.php?option=view_article&mode=0&article=14744&lang=en>  Violence against women remains widespread across the world, exacerbated by traditions and customary practices that determine the way women are treated in families, places of work and communities, according to a UN report unveiled today. 

Study Highlights Need for Better Post-Rape Care in Conflict, IRIN News, 19 October 2010. <http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=90819>  Recent research into the effect of mass rape on HIV in conflict situations has highlighted the need for better post-rape care services for affected women and girls.

Six-Month Report: Domestically Sex-Trafficked Minors on the Rise in Key States, PR Newswire, 15 September 2010. <http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/six-month-report-domestically-sex-trafficked-minors-on-the-rise-in-key-states-102957239.html>  Conducted by The Schapiro Group, an independent, third-party research firm, the study seeks to quantify the number of adolescent girls victimized by domestic sex trafficking in New York, Michigan and Minnesota. 

Egypt Renews Crackdown on Female Mutilation, BBC News, 1 September 2010. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11143144>  Nine out of every 10 Egyptian women have had the procedure, according to official figures. The practice is said to date back to Pharaonic times and is most common in poor, rural communities.

IV. Websites

South-South Learning on Social Protection: <http://south-south.ipc-undp.org/>  This information gateway is an online collaborative platform for policy dialogue and knowledge-sharing amongst social protection practitioners in the Global South. [Source: Governance and Social Development Resource Centre].

One World Trust: Accountability Tools for Policy Research <http://www.oneworldtrust.org/apro/> . Implemented at various key institutional and research processes, the tools aim to improve accountability relations between organisations and their stakeholders. [Source: Governance and Social Development Resource Centre].

The Global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls: Safe Cities Programming <http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities> . This module provides guidance on how to create safe cities and communities for women and girls to live a life free of violence drawing on the knowledge of experts and on existing programmes that work. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Promising Practices Network on Children, Families and Communities: <http://www.promisingpractices.net/default.asp>  This website is a unique resource that offers credible, research-based information on what works to improve the lives of children and families.

V. Online Publications/Resource

Book: Love in the Time of Aids Inequality, Gender and Rights in South Africa <http://ukznpress.book.co.za/blog/cat/academic/> . Hunter M. UKZN Press, 2010: Hunter shows how first apartheid and then chronic unemployment have become entangled with ideas about femininity, masculinity, love, and sex and have created an economy of exchange that perpetuates the transmission of HIV/AIDS. The book can be ordered online.

'Aunties' for Sexual Health and Non-Violence: How Unwed Young Mothers Become Advocates, Teachers and Counsellors in Cameroon. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit and National Network of Aunties' Associations, New Edition, 2010: <http://www.german-practice-collection.org/en/successful-programmes/sexual-health-and-rights/aunties-for-sexual-health-and-non-violence-how-unwed-young-mothers-become-advocates-teachers-and-counsellors-in-cameroon>  This publication concludes that the Aunties'approach is transferable to other countries, providing a promising model for empowering young women, fighting gender-based violence and contributing to four of the eight Millennium Development Goals. [Source: Afro-nets].

Online Journal: The Future of Children, Fragile Families, 20 (2), 2010: In this free online volume experts explore the ramifications of this new reality and fashion policy recommendations that will both reduce the number of children born into fragile families in the first place and ensure that children born into fragile families receive the support they need to grow into healthy, productive adults. [Source: friendsnrc].

Overcoming Violence: Exploring Masculinities, Violence, and Peacebuilding. Women Peacemakers Program, 2009/2010: <http://www.ifor.org/WPP/Report_ToT2009_web.pdf>  This is the report of the first block of the 2009-2010 pilot Training of Trainers cycle, entitled "Overcoming Violence. The training focused on gender-sensitive active non-violence, the theory of masculinities and its relation to violence, and participatory and gender-sensitive facilitation. [Source: WUNRN].

Some Parts are Not for Sharing, Federico J.K. Tate Publishing, 2008: <http://www.juliefederico.com/>  Julie Federico wrote Some Parts are not for Sharing as an early intervention strategy for young children, so they would not suffer in silence. Telling a trusted adult is the first step in stopping abuse. This book is ideal as an introduction to basic body safety rules for the very young child, allowing parents to begin educating their child long before the age of four. 

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.

Child Maltreatment and Women's Adult Sexual Risk Behavior: Childhood Sexual Abuse as a Unique Risk Factor. Senn T.E, Carey M.P. Child Maltreat; 15(4): 324-35, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_217892_24>  This study investigates whether childhood sexual abuse is uniquely associated with adult sexual risk behavior and whether there were additive or interactive effects of different types of maltreatment on adult sexual risk behavior. [Source: SafetyLit].

Differences in Legal Outcomes for Male and Female Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused. Edelson M.G, Joa D. Sex Abuse; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_218034_24>  This study determines whether or not there were sex differences in legal outcomes for children who were sexually abused. [Source: SafetyLit].

Psychopathology in a Large Cohort of Sexually Abused Children Followed Up to 43 Years. Cutajar M.C, Mullen P.E, Ogloff J.R, Thomas S.D, Wells D.L, Spataro J. Child Abuse Negl; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_215041_24>  This article determines the rate and risk of clinical and personality disorders diagnosed in childhood and adulthood in those known to have been sexually abused during childhood. [Source: SafetyLit].

Considering the Pedophile Subculture Online.Holt TJ, Blevins KR, Burkert N. Sex Abuse; 22(1): 3-24, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_217598_23>  This study explores the subcultural norms and enculturation of the pedophile community using a qualitative analysis of five Web forums run by and for pedophiles. [Source: SafetyLit].

"But I Didn't Do It!": Ethical Treatment of Sex Offenders in Denial. Levenson J.S. Sex Abuse; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_218030_37>  This article addresses ethical questions and issues related to the treatment of sex offenders in denial, using the empirical research literature and the ethical codes of American Psychological Association and National Association of Social Workers. [Source: SafetyLit].

Are Sex Offenders Moving into Social Disorganization? Analyzing the Residential Mobility of California Parolees. Hipp J.R, Turner S, Jannetta J. J Res Crime Delinquency; 47(4): 558-590, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_218064_37>  This study focuses on the relationship between returning offender residential mobility and neighborhood structural factors characteristic of socially disorganized neighborhoods. [Source: SafetyLit].

An Examination of the Predictive Validity of the Risk Matrix 2000 in England and Wales. Barnett G.D, Wakeling H.C, Howard P.D. Sex Abuse; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_218035_33>  This article examines the predictive validity of an actuarial risk-assessment tool with convicted sexual offenders in England and Wales. [Source: SafetyLit].

Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence against Women: Taking Action and Generating Evidence. Mikton C. Inj Prev; 16(5): 359-60, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_215099_2>  This article draws from the newly released WHO report to provide sufficient information for policy-makers and planners to develop data-driven and evidence-based programmes for prevention. [Source: SafetyLit].

Assessment of Dynamic Risk Factors: An Independent Validation Study of the Violence Risk Scale: Sexual Offender Version. Beggs S.M, Grace R.C. Sex Abuse; 22(2): 234-51, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_217595_33>  This study aims to evaluate the psychometric properties of the VRS:SO on an independent sample of child molesters who received treatment at a prison-based program in New Zealand and who were followed up for an average of 12.2 years. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

Virtual peace conference: 1325 Cyberdialogue <http://www.awid.org/eng/Women-in-Action/Events-around-the-world/1325-Cyberdialogue> , 25 - 29 October 2010, New York, USA. This conference by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders and other international organisations will connect women from conflict zones around the world to examine progress made since the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 in 2000. For more information, contact: Mavic Cabrera-Balleza at maviccabreraballeza at gmail.com <mailto:maviccabreraballeza at gmail.com> .[Source: AWID]. 

Struggle for Equality: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Human Rights in Africa <http://www.agi.ac.za/whats-new/international-conference-struggle-equality-sexual-orientation-gender-identity-and-human> , 15-16 November 2010, Cape Town, South Africa. The conference will seek to analyse the challenges faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer communities in Africa.

ILGA XXV World Conference <http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/myDYfec13F> , 4 - 9 December 2010, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The conference will address how the LGBTI human rights movement is responding to crises and how it can strategize to bring along positive change. There are only a very limited number of scholarships available this year. [Source: AWID].

Call for Abstracts: IASSCS International Conference <http://www.iasscs.org/2011conference/> , 6 - 9 July 2011, Madrid, Spain. The 2011 Conference theme focuses on the multiple ways that equality and inequality are articulated through sexuality. Abstract submission is now open until 10 January 2011. 

2nd Biennial War Crimes Conference <http://www.sas.ac.uk/events/view/8045> , 3 - 5 March 2011, London, UK. This conference will explore themes surrounding judicial roles and responses to war crimes and also responses to such initiatives, from victims/victors, interested agencies and commentators, including the UN, NATO and various local, regional and international NGOs. Abstract submission closes: 31 October 2010. [Source: IGWG].

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Research Opportunity: DFID, AusAid and 3ie Joint Call for Systematic Review Proposals <http://www.dfid.gov.uk/R4D/news.asp?articleID=50674> . This call follows on from the request earlier this year by DFID for proposals for 50 systematic review policy and practice questions. Visit the website for more detailed information on the reviews and application guidelines.

Funding Opportunity: Open Society Institute Disability Rights Initiative <http://www.soros.org/initiatives/special/focus/disability> . This Initiative seeks to address discrimination against people with disabilities and promote their inclusion in society by supporting a rights-based approach to disability. Visit the website for more information on application guidelines.[Source: AWID]

Funding Opportunity: The Women's Rights Prize <http://www.gruberprizes.org/Nominations/WomensRights.php> . The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Women's Rights Prize. This prize was established in 2003 and awarded annually, and is a gold medal and unrestricted cash award of $500,000 that honors courageous efforts to help achieve gender equality. Nomination closing date: 15 December 2010. [Source: 60 Percent].

Fellowship Opportunity: Human Rights Advocates Programme <http://hrcolumbia.org/hrap/apply/instructions/> . HRAP focuses both on strengthening the skills of the individual Advocates and providing the tools for them to build sustainable organizations that advocate for disadvantaged peoples. Application closing date: 19 November 2010. [Source: Funding Alert].

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

Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors Training Consultant, Part-time <http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=6478>  / International Rescue Committee / Haiti / Position open until filled.

Consultant for Desk Review on Sexual Autonomy & Bodily Integrity <mailto:actionaiddeskreview at gmail.com>  / ActionAid / Closing date: 22 October 2010. For more information, contact: actionaiddeskreview at gmail.com <mailto:actionaiddeskreview at gmail.com> .

Forum & Events Coordinator <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Forum-Events-Coordinator>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, Canada / Closing date: October 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 2010].

Director of Finance and Administration <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Director-of-Finance-and-Administration>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, Canada / Closing date: October 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 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 (AWID) / Location: Flexible / Closing date: November 14, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 2010].

Consultant, Uganda Regional Coordination, Commercialization Study <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Uganda-Regional-Coordination-Commercialization-Study>  / Veterinarios Sin Fronteras-Vetermon (VSF) / Soroti, Uganda / Closing date: November 1, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 2010].

Assistant Professor - Social Change and Development (Economics) <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Assistant-Professor-Social-Change-and-Development-Economics>  / University of Wisconsin / Green Bay, WI, USA / Closing date: November 1, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 2010].

Program Officer <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer4>  / The Youth Coalition / Ottawa, Canada / Closing date: October 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 2010].

Senior Technical Advisor - Climate Change <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Technical-Advisor-Climate-Change>  / CARE USA / Atlanta, GA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 2010].

Participatory Communication Intern <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Participatory-Communication-Intern2>  / The American Refugee Committee / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 2010].

Executive Director <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director11>  / The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 2010].

Consultant to Conduct Desk Review on Sexual Autonomy & Bodily Integrity <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-to-Develop-a-Handbook-for-Gender-Focal-Points-on-Gender-Mainstreaming-and-Gender-Responsive-Budgeting>  / ActionAid / Location: Anywhere with access to email and Skype / Closing date: October 22, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 2010].

Africa Manager <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Africa-Manager>  / Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 2010].

Fundraising Co-ordinator (BIAAG) <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fundraising-Co-ordinator-BIAAG>  / Plan International / Woking, Surrey, UK / Closing date: October 29, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 2010].

Advocacy Co-ordinator (BIAAG) <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advocacy-Co-ordinator-BIAAG>  / Plan International / Woking, Surrey, UK / Closing date: October 29, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 2010].

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship Programme <http://www.awid.org/eng/Women-in-Action/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Applications-Reagan-Fascell-Democracy-Fellowship-Programme>  / National Endowment for Democracy (NED) / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: November 1, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 2010]. 

Consultant - Project Manager <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Project-Manager-Women-s-Economic-Empowerment> , Women's Economic Empowerment / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 October 2010].
 
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