[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 29 10 10

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. Call for Abstracts: 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. 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. Sexual Violence in the News

Rape Is Not Adultery, Inter Press Service News Agency, 26 October 2010: <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=53294>  Women in the Sudanese region of Darfur have been raped with impunity since the start of the conflict there in 2003. 

How Did Porn Get to be Cool? Sydney Morning Herald, 26 October 2010: <http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/lifematters/how-did-porn-get-to-be-cool-20101026-171x0.html>  Pop culture's unquestioning embrace of porn leaves Adam Carey searching for answers.

Despite Official Measures, Bride Kidnapping Endemic In Chechnya, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, 21 October 2010: <http://www.rferl.org/content/Despite_Official_Measures_Bride_Kidnapping_Endemic_In_Chechnya/2197575.html>  In Chechnya alone, rights activists say as many as one in four marriages begins with the woman being kidnapped and forced to wed against her will. 

India Relies on 'Two-Finger' Test to Verify Rape, Women’s eNews, 21 October 2010: <http://www.womensenews.org/story/rape/101020/india-relies-two-finger-test-verify-rape>  The two-finger rape test in India is physically invasive and contradicts legal standards against using a victim's previous sexual experience against her. 

Women Peacekeepers Have a Vital Role to Play, Inter Press Service News Agency, 20 October 2010: <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=53229>  In June 2009, Chilean army captain Andrea Fuentes travelled to the city of Cap-Haïtien, in north Haiti, to serve for six months in her country's contingent in the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti.

III. Websites

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign - New Website: <http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/>  The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. [Source: AWID].

Witness Justice: <http://www.witnessjustice.org/>  This organization is a national nonprofit providing advocacy and support for survivors of violence and trauma.

IV. Online Publications/Resource

Sexual Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Desk Review. Contreras J.M, Bott S, Guedes A & Dartnall E. Sexual Violence Research Initiative, March 2010: <http://www.svri.org/publications.htm>  This comprehensive review highlights a number of key factors associated with sexual violence in Latin America and the Caribbean at the macrosocial, community, relationship and individual levels. Review available in: English <http://www.svri.org/SexualViolenceLACaribbean.pdf> , Portuguese <http://www.svri.org/ViolenciaSexualnaALenoCaribe.pdf>  and Spanish <http://www.svri.org/Violencia.pdf> .

Women, Peace and Security Handbook: Compilation and Analysis of United Nations Security Council Resolution Language 2000 – 2010. PeaceWomen, 2010: <http://www.peacewomen.org/assets/file/peacewomen_schandbook_2010.pdf>  This handbook examines the degree to which the UNSC has internalised the thematic agenda of women, peace and security in its geographic work over the past 10 years. [Source: WUNRN]. 

Good practices in national action plans on violence against women. Expert Group Meeting. Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, September 2010: <http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/vaw/v-egms-nap2010.htm>  The discussion notes and background paper on the expert group meeting on good practices for the development and implementation of national action plans on violence against women is now available. [Source: WUNRN].

The World's Women 2010: Trends and Statistics. United Nations Statistics Division, 2010: <http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/Worldswomen/WW2010pub.htm>  This report presents statistics and analysis on the status of women and men in the world, highlighting the current situation and changes over time. [Source: WUNRN]. 

Women With Disabilities Australia:Conference Papers, Other Articles and Reports 2006 – 2010 <http://www.wwda.org.au/confpaps2006.htm> : The WWDA has made all its conference papers since 2006 available on the web. Available in Pdf, Word and PowerPoint format. [Source: WUNRN].

What the Women Say: Participation and UNSCR 1325. A Case Study Assessment. International Civil Society Action Network and the MIT Center for International Studies, October 2010: <http://web.mit.edu/cis/pdf/WomenReport_10_2010.pdf>  This report is based on the work of national researchers and practitioners who undertook six conflict situation assessments in the implementation of 1325. [Source: AWID].

What Do U.S. Adults Think about Child Sexual Abuse? Measures of Knowledge and Attitudes Among Six States. Stop It Now! 2010: <http://www.stopitnow.org/rdd_survey_report>  The report summarizes key findings and program implications from an analysis of a new, statistically valid, national dataset of over 5,000 US adults.

Webcast Archive - Perceptions of Child Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean: Findings on Culture, Patriarchy and Survivors' Voices. Stop It Now! 2010: <http://www.stopitnow.org/caribbean_research_webcast_archive>  View the presentations on the latest research findings on attitudes and beliefs about child sexual abuse in the region.

Afraid and Forgotten: Lawlessness, Rape, and Impunity in Western Côte d’Ivoire. Human Rights Watch, 2010: <http://www.hrw.org/node/93704>  This report documents the often brutal physical and sexual violence in the western administrative regions of Moyen Cavally and Dix-Huit Montagnes. [Source: WUNRN].

Healthcare Issues and Survivors of Sexual Violence. Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Technical Assistance Bulletin, Volume 5 (5), 2010: <http://www.pcar.org/sites/default/files/TAB_2010_Fall_HealthcareandSurvivors.pdf>  This publication looks at the various healthcare issues that are often faced by survivors of sexual abuse and violence. 

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.

Effects of a Psychoeducational Group Intervention for Children Victims of Sexual Abuse. Hebert M, Tourigny M. J Child Adolesc Trauma; 3(2): 143, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_218769_24>  This study evaluates the effects of a group intervention for child (6-12 years old) victims of sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual Assault of Older Women by Strangers. Lea S.J, Hunt L, Shaw S. J Interpers Violence; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219176_26>  This study examines victim, offender, and offence characteristics associated with sexual assaults by strangers of older women compared to those against younger women. [Source: SafetyLit].

Female Sex Workers and the Social Context of Workplace Violence in tIjuana, Mexico. Katsulis Y, Lopez V, Durfee A, Robillard A. Med Anthropol Q; 24(3): 344-62, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219219_8>  This study examines the social context of workplace violence and risk avoidance in the context of legal regulations meant to reduce harms associated with the industry. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Ethics of Care and Treatment of Sex Offenders. Ward T, Salmon K. Sex Abuse; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219270_2>  In this article, the authors explore the contribution an ethics of care perspective can make to work with sex offenders. [Source: SafetyLit].

An Exploratory Study of Internet-Initiated Sexual Offenses and the Chat Room Sex Offender: Has the Internet Enabled a New Typology of Sex Offender? Briggs P, Simon W.T, Simonsen S. Sex Abuse; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219268_31>  This study examines participants convicted of an Internet-initiated sex offense in which they attempted to entice an adolescent into a sexual relationship using an Internet chat room. [Source: SafetyLit].

Gender Differences in Internalizing Problems among Sexually Abused Early Adolescents. Coohey C. Child Abuse Negl; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219093_24>  This study determines whether sexually abused adolescent boys or girls were more likely to have internalizing behavior scores in the clinical range and whether boys were more likely than girls to have an internalizing behavior problem. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

Pregnancy Complications in Women with Childhood Sexual Abuse Experiences. Leeners B, Stiller R, Block E, Görres G, Rath W. J Psychosom Res; 69(5): 503-10, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219198_24>  Scientific data on the association of CSA and pregnancy are sparse, therefore, the study investigated pregnancy complications in women exposed to CSA. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

The Role of Child Sexual Abuse in the Etiology of Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury. Maniglio R. Acta Psychiatr Scand; ePub, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_219036_24>  This article addresses the best available scientific evidence on the role of child sexual abuse in the etiology of suicide and non-suicidal self-injury. [Source: SafetyLit].

Early Life Trauma among Women Shoplifters and Sex Workers. Caputo G.A. J Child Adolesc Trauma; 2(1): 15, 2009: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_218765_24>  This article draws from the life history of drug-addicted women, and adds to extant literature on early life trauma in female offenders. [Source: SafetyLit].

Cases of Sexually Abused Adolescent Girls with Mental Retardation in the Philippines. Terol E.H. J Child Adolesc Trauma; 2(3): 209, 2009: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_218714_24>  This article explores the experiences of sexual abuse of 15 girls with mental retardation in the Philippines and is discussed in relation to the effectiveness of protection programs for these adolescents. [Source: SafetyLit].

Advancement in Risk Assessment of Sexually Abusive Youth: Applicability of MEGA to Low Intellectual Functioning Youth. Miccio-Fonseca L.C, Rasmussen L.A. J Child Adolesc Trauma; 2(3): 161, 2009: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_218685_24>  This study describes the MEGA♪ as a comprehensive, structured risk assessment tool for assessing risk for sexually abusive behavior in all youth 19 years and under, including low intellectual functioning youth. [Source: SafetyLit].

VI. Events

3rd HIV and AIDS in the Workplace Research Conference, 9 – 11 November 2010, Johannesburg, South Africa. <http://www.sabcoha.org/conference/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1>  This conference will reflect on the intersection of workplace HIV responses, academic research and surveillance, with a particular focus on strengthening prevention interventions in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Africa and linking prevention research to workplace practice. Registration now open. [Source: HST Bulletin].

Men, Masculinity and Media, 16 November 2010, Michigan, USA <http://www.gvsu.edu/cms3/assets/1FD57527-0591-9ABE-9F5D482C2F41C3E1/grandrapids/jackson%20katz%20flyer.pdf> . This interactive session aims to inspire men and women to work together to prevent abusive attitudes and behaviors. RSVP by 14 November 2010. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Training Course: 2011 International Human Rights Training Program. <http://www.equitas.org/english/programs/32annual/IHRTPInformationpackage2011.pdf>  The goal of the Equitas IHRTP is to strengthen the capacity of human rights organizations to undertake human rights education efforts  aimed at building a global culture of human rights. Application closing date for international participants: 21 November 2010. [Source: Afro-nets].

Training Course: West Africa Workshops for Editors and Journalists <http://www.jollofnews.com/west-africa-workshops-for-editors-and-journalists.html> . British journalist Lesley Abdela will be in Freetown, Sierra Leone, late November and early December on a British Council commission to facilitate a workshop for male and female editors and journalists on ‘Media coverage of issues related to violence against women’. For more information, contact Louisa.Waddingham at sl.britishcouncil.org <mailto:Louisa.Waddingham at sl.britishcouncil.org> .  

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunity: Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellows Program. <http://www.fogartyscholars.org/fellows/application/icrf-rfa>  The Fogarty Support Center at the Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health is pleased to announce a one-year clinical research training program for persons in clinical residencies, post-residency clinical fellowships, in other health-related post-doctoral programs, and/or within three years of their last major degree training. Application closing date: 1 December 2010. 

Call for Papers: Special Issue on the Grand Challenges for Global Health. <http://www.thelancetstudent.com/call-for-papers-gcgh-special-issue/>  The Lancet Student is announcing a special issue featuring the experience of students who have taken part in the Grand Challenges for Global Health initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Closing date for submissions: 1 December 2010. [Source: Equidad].

Call for Participation: The Institute for Inclusive Security, Colloquium 2011. <http://www.awid.org/eng/Women-in-Action/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Applications-The-Institute-for-Inclusive-Security-Colloquium-2011-Across-Conflict-Lines-Women-Mediating-for-Peace>  The colloquium (January 8th-22nd, 2011) participants will advocate to the US and other governments, the UN, the Organization of American States, and others who support negotiations as well as appoint and train mediators in conflict. [Source: AWID].

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

Technical Director for Gender Integration, <http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ENGENDERHEALTH&cws=1&rid=178>  South African Sexual HIV Prevention Program / Engender Health / South Africa / Open until filled.

Program Officers <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officers>  / Third World Network-Africa / Accra, Ghana / Closing date: November 1, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

Development Director <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Director2>  / Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology / Palo Alto, CA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

Finance and Accounting Intern <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Finance-and-Accounting-Intern>  / Women's Environment and Development Organization / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

Gender Technical Specialist <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Technical-Specialist>  / UNDP / Panama City, Panama / Closing date: October 29, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

Gender Advisor <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advisor2>  / UNIFEM (Part of UN Women) / Nairobi, Kenya (with frequent travel to Somalia) / Closing date: October 29, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

Consultant for Evaluation of Social Inclusion and Gender Equality Outcomes <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-for-Evaluation-of-Social-Inclusion-and-Gender-Equality-Outcomes>  / UNDP / Podgorica, Montenegro / Closing date: October 29, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

Global Gender Adviser (Humanitarian) <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Gender-Adviser-Humanitarian>  / Oxfam GB / Oxford, UK / Closing date: November 7, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

Global Programme Coordinator - Raising Her Voice <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Programme-Coordinator-Raising-Her-Voice> / Oxfam GB / Oxford, UK / Closing date: November 10, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

Manager, Social Policy and Governance Team <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Manager-Social-Policy-and-Governance-Team>  / Oxfam GB / Oxford, UK / Closing date: November 14, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

Gender Program Specialist - West Africa <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Program-Specialist-West-Africa>  / Plan West Africa / Dakar, Senegal / Closing date: October 29, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

Senior Director of Development <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Director-of-Development>  / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

Freelance Editor <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Freelance-Editor>  / The Media Consortium / Where: Telecommute / Closing date: November 4, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

Executive Director <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director12>  / Moving the Goalposts (MTG) / Kilifi, Coast Province, Kenya / Closing date: November 12, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

Knowledge and Communications Coordinator <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Knowledge-and-Communications-Coordinator>  / JASS Southeast Asia / Location: Virtual (based in Southeast Asia) / Closing date: October 31, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

Education Advisor <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Education-Advisor>  / Plan Canada / Toronto, Ontario, Canada / Closing date: November 1, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 October 2010].

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 25 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 25 October 2010].

Research Associate, Influencing Development Actors and Practices for Women's Rights (IDeA) <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 25 October 2010].
 
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