[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 07 04 11
Sexual Violence Research Initiative
svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Apr 7 11:25:05 SAST 2011
Dear SVRI List Members
This SVRI Update contains a variety of sexual violence related research and resources. If you would like to have your sexual violence related resources included in the Update, please send your materials to svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> by close of business Wednesday. 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 Online Discussion Forum: Multiple Perpetrator Rape, 11 March - 11 April 2011
II. SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward, 10 - 13 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa - Registration Now Open
III. SVRI Members Request: Thomson Reuters Foundation: TrustLaw Women Poll: Spotlighting the World's Most Dangerous Places for Women
IV. Sexual Violence in the News
VI. Online Publications/Resources
VII. Journal Articles
IX. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
I. SVRI Online Discussion Forum: Multiple Perpetrator Rape
Moderators Jessica Woodhams and Miranda Horvath are gathering international perspectives, and planning to develop an international network and research agenda on multiple perpetrator rape as part of a British Psychological Society funded seminar series. Please join us and participate in this online event to discuss Multiple Perpetrator Rape. Please come and contribute to the discussion that will be running until the 11th April.
Register for the online discussion forum at: http://www.svri.org/svriforums/login!default.jspa?referrer=index.jspa <http://www.svri.org/svriforums/login!default.jspa?referrer=index.jspa> (registration is free). Do not hesitate to contact Miranda or Jessica for more information on this project. Email: j.woodhams at bham.ac.uk <mailto:j.woodhams at bham.ac.uk> or m.horvath at mdx.ac.uk <mailto:m.horvath at mdx.ac.uk> .
II. SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward, 10 - 13 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa
Registrations <http://www.svri.org/forum2011/registration.htm> are now open for the SVRI Forum 2011. Early registration closing date: 31 August 2011. Late registration closing date: 1 October 2011. Abstract submissions closes on 31 May 2-11. For a list of alternative funding sources to attend the Forum, please take a look at organisations providing travel and conference grants <http://www.svri.org/forum2011/TravelGrantLinks.pdf> . For questions or enquiries, email svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> . We look forward to seeing you there!
III. SVRI Members Request:
Call For Participation/Contributions: Thomson Reuters Foundation: TrustLaw Women Poll: Spotlighting the World's Most Dangerous Places for Women
Thomson Reuters Foundation is conducting a poll of experts to spotlight some of the worst injustices suffered by women - especially those that are poorly covered by the media. Simply choose the countries you think are the most dangerous for women in term of violence, health, poverty and certain other factors ... and then click on the reasons why. If you wish, you are welcome to add comments. Please take a few moments to complete our online survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/63XP5DW <http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/63XP5DW> . The deadline for responses is Monday 11 April. Please contact fiona.whittenbury at thomsonreuters.com <mailto:fiona.whittenbury at thomsonreuters.com> with any questions.
IV. Sexual Violence in the News
Video: Indian sex workers fight for their rights, TrustLaw, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 7 April 2011: <http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/multimedia/?mediaType=video&mediaInode=057204ed-2b0e-487f-b9f9-879df1de31e7> India's sex workers are campaigning across the country to have their work discriminalised and get the same rights as other workers.
Bangladesh: Parents Still Not Heeding Child Marriage Warnings, IRIN News, 6 April 2011: <http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=92375> Despite various government and non-governmental initiatives to stem child marriage in Bangladesh, parents are continuing to marry off their underage daughters, health experts say.
Biden to Discuss New Guidelines About Campus Sex Crimes, New York Times, 4 April 2011: <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/education/04violence.html> Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is urging the nation's schools and colleges to do more to prevent sexual violence, saying campus sex crimes often go unreported because victims fear that universities will not discipline offenders.
An Epidemic of Rape for Haiti's Displaced, New York Times, 3 April 2011: <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/opinion/04mon2.html?_r=1&emc=eta1> In addition to the ongoing crises of homelessness and cholera, a chronic emergency of sexual violence prevails in the settlements where hundreds of thousands still live, well over a year after the disaster.
Centre on a Mission to Fight for Sex Workers' Rights, Times Live, 2 April 2011: <http://www.timeslive.co.za/africa/article999848.ece/Centre-on-a-mission-to-fight-for-sex-workers-rights> With alarming numbers of young girls and women turning to prostitution due to unemployment and poverty, the Zimbabwe Sexual Rights Centre is educating sex workers on their rights.
Bill Seeks to Stamp out Female Cut, The Star, 1 April 2011: <http://www.nairobistar.com/national/national/19397-new-bill-seeks-to-stamp-out-female-cut> Anyone found practicing female circumcision will be jailed for seven years or fined Sh500,000 if a new Bill is passed into law. Under the Bill, anyone who causes death while carrying out FGM will be liable to life imprisonment.
RightRides for Women's Safety: <http://www.rightrides.org/index.php> The mission of RightRides is to build safer communities by ending gender-based harassment and sexual assault. The organisation works towards this by community organizing and offering direct service, safety education and advocacy programs.
Millennia2015, Women Actors of Development for the Global Challenges: <http://www.millennia2015.org/page.asp?id=300&langue=EN> Millennia2015 examines futures issues that will have a strong influence on women's life in the knowledge society in every country, and their responsibilities with regards to their evolution at a global level. [Source: WUNRN].
VI. Online Publications/Resource
Guide to Establishing the Asylum Eligibility of Victims of Human Trafficking and Forced Marriage. World Organization for Human Rights USA, 2011: <http://www.humanrightsusa.org/images/stories/human_rights_usa_guide_to_establishing_asylum_eligibility.pdf> This manual is for any attorney litigating a trafficking or forced marriage-related asylum case. It includes some basic information to assist in understanding how the arguments and strategies fit into the framework of an asylum claim. [Source: WUNRN].
Evidence-Based Practices for Children Exposed to Violence: A Selection from Federal Databases. U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011: <http://www.safestartcenter.org/pdf/Evidence-Based-Practices-Matrix_2011.pdf> This package of information summarizes findings and evidence from federal reviews of research studies and program evaluations to help localities address childhood exposure to violence and improve outcomes for children, families, and communities. [Source: friendsnrc].
Young Child Risk Calculator. National Center for Children in Poverty. <http://www.nccp.org/tools/risk/> This interactive tool will show users how many children under age six in each state are experiencing serious risks to their development. The tool allows users to select from three age groups: 0-3, 3-5, and 0-6 as well as three economic and various other risk factors known to affect children's development. [Source: friendsnrc].
Women, Disability and Violence: Strategies to Increase Physical and Programmatic Access to Victims' Services for Women with Disabilities. McClain L. Barbara Faye Waxman Fiduccia Papers on Women and Girls with Disabilities. Center for Women Policy Studies, March 2011: <http://www.centerwomenpolicy.org/programs/waxmanfiduccia/documents/BFWFP_WomenDisabilityandViolence_StrategiestoIncreasePhysicalandProgrammaticAccesstoVictimsS.pdf> This article utilizes information from this research to glean insights and offer specific strategies to forge more effective multi-agency collaborations that should be replicable and useful to service providers, policymakers, activists, and women with disabilities who are victims or survivors. [Source: WUNRN].
eNewsletter: National Online Resource Center on Violence against Women, April/May 2011: <http://www.vawnet.org/news/2011/04/enewsletter-aprilmay-2011/> In the United States, April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This newsletter contains various resources to encourage readers to get involved, take a stand and learn new skills. [Source: VAWnet].
Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors: Facilitator's Guide. International Rescue Committee and UCLA Center for International Medicine, 2008: <http://clinicalcare.rhrc.org/docs/facguide.pdf> The goal of this multimedia educational program is to improve clinical care for and general treatment of sexual assault survivors by providing medical instruction and encouraging competent, compassionate, confidential care. [Source: EC Forum].
Reframing Gender-Based Violence as a Reproductive Health Issue. ARROWs for Change,Vol 11 Bumper Issue 2005: <http://www.arrow.org.my/publications/AFC/v11Bumper.pdf> This compilation of papers by ARROW and partners focuses on sexual rights issues in the region.
VII. 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.
Childhood Victimization and Crime Victimization. J Interpers Violence. 26 (4):640-63, 2011: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20505112> This study determines whether abused and neglected children are at increased risk for subsequent crime victimization. [Source: My Child Welfare Librarian].
Facing Medical Care Problems of Victims of Sexual Violence in Goma/Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Baelani I and Dünser M. W. Conflict and Health 5:2, 2011: <http://www.raiseinitiative.org/library/search.php?search_id=712> In this combined retrospective analysis and prospective survey, the authors sought to identify hospital facilities and resources available to treat victims of sexual violence in Goma, the capital city of the North Kivu province. [Source: Raise Initiative].
Child Sexual Abuse: Community Concerns in Urban Tanzania. Kisanga F, Nystrom L, Hogan N, Emmelin M. J. Child Sex. Abuse; 20(2): 196-217, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_264970_24> This article explores community perceptions about child sexual abuse in Tanzania. Thirteen focus group discussions were conducted with adult community members. [Source: SafetyLit].
Perceiving The Continuum of Sexual Harm and the Need for Varied Responses to Sexual Violence. Cowburn M. Int. J. Offender Ther. Comp. Criminol; 55(2): 179-81, 2011: <http://ijo.sagepub.com/content/55/2/179.full.pdf> This editorial discusses the articles included in this issue that consider sexual violence across this continuum: dating violence (Pradubmook-Sherer), sexual sadism and paraphilia-nonconsent (Richards & Jackson), and sexual homicide (Chan et al.). Full editorial available online. [Source: SafetyLit].
Behavioral Discriminators of Sexual Sadism and Paraphilia Nonconsent in a Sample of Civilly Committed Sexual Offenders. Richards H, Jackson R.L. Int. J. Offender Ther. Comp. Criminol; 55(2): 207-227, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_264684_20> This article explores the offense behavior of 39 civilly committed sexual offenders diagnosed with sexual sadism compared to a group of similarly committed individual diagnoses with Paraphilia Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)- Nonconsent. [Source: SafetyLit].
What Propels Sexual Murderers: A Proposed Integrated Theory of Social Learning and Routine Activities Theories. Chan H.C, Heide K.M, Beauregard E. Int. J. Offender Ther. Comp. Criminol; 55(2): 228-250, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_264682_20> This article incorporates the works of Akers and Cohen and Felson regarding their social learning theory and routine activities theory, respectively, to construct an integrated conceptual offending framework in sexual homicide. [Source: SafetyLit].
Youth Attitudes Toward Dating Violence in Thailand. Pradubmook-Sherer P. Int. J. Offender Ther. Comp. Criminol; 55(2): 182-206, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_264681_24> This article assesses the occurrences and intensity of psychological, physical, and sexual attitudes toward dating violence among Thai youths, and examined possible variables related to the formation of these attitudes. [Source: SafetyLit].
Aging and Risk: Physical and Sexual Abuse of Elders in Canada. Brozowski K, Hall D.R. J. Interpers. Violence; 25(7): 1183-99, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_263217_26> This article reviews the literature on physical and sexual elder abuse within the context of risk theory and feminist sociology. [Source: SafetyLit].
Pregnancy Coercion, Intimate Partner Violence and Unintended Pregnancy. Millera E, Deckerb M.R, McCauley H.L, Tancredia D.J, Levenson R.R, Waldmand J, Schoenwald P, Silverman J.G. Contraception 81, 316-322, 2010: <http://www.dvstats.org/pdf/reproduction/Pregnancy-Coercion-study.pdf> This study examines the prevalence of pregnancy coercion and birth control sabotage; associations of such reproductive control with partner violence; whether such reproductive control is associated with unintended pregnancy; and whether such associations are affected by the co-occurrence of partner violence. [Source: EC Forum].
Assessing Sexual Assault Survivors' Access to Emergency Contraception: Results From a Mixed Methods Study in South Carolina. Harrison T, Foster A.M, Martin S.B, de la Torre C, McClorin L, Blanchard K, Dennis A. Women's Health Issues, 20(4): 248-253, 2010: <http://www.whijournal.com/article/S1049-3867%2810%2900039-3/abstract> This study includes four components in looking at access to EC for sexual assault suvivors: An analysis of the South Carolina Victims' Rights Amendment, interviews with rape crisis agency and state agency representatives, a survey of hospital emergency department staff, and hospital emergency department administrators. [Source: EC Forum].
Online Discussion: NSVRC xCHANGE Forum with Dr. Banyard, 12 April 2011. <http://www.nsvrc.org/calendar/3892> This online forum will provide a one-hour live real time xChange of information on the effectiveness of bystander intervention approaches moderated by Dr. Victoria Banyard. For more information, contact: Jennifer Benner at jbenner at nsvrc.org <mailto:jbenner at nsvrc.org> . [Source: Prevent-Connect].
Call for Nominations: Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award 2011. <http://www.gdnonline.org/mfm_award_nomination.php> The Gender and Disaster Network and the Natural Hazards Center invite nominations of women and men who should be recognized for their efforts to advance gender-sensitive policy, practice, or research in the areas of disaster risk reduction. Nominations close: 18 April 2011. [Source: AWID].
Webinar: Awareness to Action: What Adults Can Do to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, 20 April 2011. <https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=mmpuz8mg1uko> Join Sarita Hudson and Yvonne Cournoyer of Stop It Now! as they share tips and ideas for taking action individually and in your community. Registration is now open.
E-Learning Course: Women in War and Armed Conflicts, 2 May - 12 June 2011. <http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=628&language_id=1> This short HREA certificate course examines the various causes and manifestations of the impact of war and armed conflicts specifically on women. Deadline for applications: April 15, 2011. [Source: AWID].
Invisible Boys and Men: A West Yorkshire Conference - Understanding and Responding to Male Sexual Victimisation in the 21st century, 10 June 2011, Bradford, UK. <http://www.intermindsevents.com/mental-health-recovery/events/> This conference will look in detail at the often hidden issue of crimes of sexual violence and abuse committed against boys and men. Registration closing date: 30 May 2011.
Training Course: Coalition For Sexual And Bodily Rights In Muslim Societies (CSBR): 4th CSBR Sexuality Institute 2011, 16 - 23 July 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. <http://www.awid.org/Library/Call-for-Applications-Coalition-for-Sexual-and-Bodily-Rights-in-Muslim-Societies-CSBR-4th-CSBR-Sexuality-Institute-2011> This course offers a comprehensive curriculum on sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and rights. Deadline for applications: 15 April 2011. [Source: AWID].
For more events visit: http://www.svri.org/calendar.htm <http://www.svri.org/calendar.htm>
IX. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
Fellowship Opportunity: OHCHR Minorities Fellowships. <http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/minorities/fellowprog.htm> This programme aims to give persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities an opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with international human rights in general and minority rights in particular. Closing date for applications: 31 May 2011. [Source: AWID].
Fellowship Opportunity: U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. <http://www.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/FundingAlert-V6N8.pdf> This opportunity is designed to bring young foreign professionals to the United States for four week to six week-long fellowships in organizations related to their field of work, followed by American counterparts who will travel overseas for reciprocal fellowships. Applications close: 12 May 2011. [Source: Funding Alert].
Funding Opportunity: Optimus Study on Protecting Children, Africa. <http://www.ubs.com/1/e/index.html> The UBS Optimus Foundation seeks to commission research on child sexual abuse prevalence and service provision in an African country in a project that will last from October 2011 through 2015. The deadline for submission of this pre-proposal is 31 August 2011. The initial selection process will be completed by the end of September 2011. Limited funds are available. For more information, contact: Dr. Patricia Lannen at: patricia.lannen at ubs.comto <mailto:patricia.lannen at ubs.comto> .
Funding Opportunity: Optimus Study On Protecting Children, Latin America. <http://www.ubs.com/1/e/index.html> The UBS Optimus Foundation seeks to commission research on child sexual abuse prevalence and service provision in a Latin American country in a project that will last from October 2011 through 2015. The initial selection process will be completed by the end of September 2011. Limited funds are available. For more information, contact: Dr. Patricia Lannen at: patricia.lannen at ubs.comto <mailto:patricia.lannen at ubs.comto> .
Research Opportunity: Call for Case Studies in Transgender Health. <http://www.irnweb.org/en/resources/papers/view/call-for-case-studies-transgender-health> The Open Society Foundation's Sexual Health and Rights Project (SHARP) is collecting case studies from organizations or individual activists who have implemented concrete initiatives that have improved health and access to health care for transgender people. Send your submission by 13 May 2011 to kellan.baker at gmail.com <mailto:kellan.baker at gmail.com> . [Source: Sea-Aids].
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>
Junior Scientist <http://www.mrc.ac.za/hr/job11.htm> / Gender & Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council / Location: Cape Town, South Africa / Closing date: 11 April 2011.
Gender Advisor <http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=6998> / International Rescue Committee / Location: Pakistan (out of Islamabad) / To start as soon as possible.
Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) Coordinator / UNICEF,UNFPA / Location: Geneva / Closing date for applications: 15 April 2011. For terms of reference, contact: Mendy Marsh, mmarsh at unicef.org <mailto:mmarsh at unicef.org> or Robyn Yaker, ryaker at unicef.org <mailto:ryaker at unicef.org> .
Executive Director <http://www.idealist.org/view/job/34HB23G7Psz5P> / RightRides for Women's Safety / New York, USA / Open until filled.
Consultant, Young Feminist Wire (Trilingual) <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Consultant-Young-Feminist-Wire-Trilingual> / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, Canada (preferred, but flexible) / Closing date: April 10, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 4 April 2011].
Director, Center for Women and Work <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-Center-for-Women-and-Work> / Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations / New Brunswick, NJ, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 4 April 2011].
Communications Intern <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Intern> / RightRides for Women's Safety / Brooklyn, NY, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 4 April 2011].
Program Associate <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Associate> / Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 4 April 2011].
Regional Manager for Asia <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Manager-for-Asia> / Center for Reproductive Rights / Nepal, Thailand or Singapore / Closing date: May 31, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 4 April 2011].
2011 Summer Internships <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/2011-Summer-Internships> / Center for Reproductive Rights / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 4 April 2011].
Director of Communications <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Communications2> / Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 4 April 2011].
Programme Director <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Director> / Fundación ANESVAD / Bilbao, Spain / Closing date: April 12, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 4 April 2011].
Advisor, Cultural Diversity and Gender <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advisor-Cultural-Diversity-and-Gender> / Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / Panama City, Panama / Closing date: May 5, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 4 April 2011].
Specialist, Gender Mainstreaming <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Specialist-Gender-Mainstreaming> / Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: April 30, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 4 April 2011].
Senior Researcher <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Researcher> / The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) / Madrid, Spain (preferred) / Closing date: April 25, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 4 April 2011].
Executive Director <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director2> / Our VOICE, Inc. / Asheville, NC, USA / Closing date: April 29, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 4 April 2011].
South Caucasus Director <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/South-Caucasus-Director> / Nonviolent Peaceforce / Preferably based in Brussels, Belgium (but spending 80% of the work time in South Caucasus) / Closing date: April 10, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 4 April 2011].
Research Assistant, Internship, Bretton Woods Project <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Assistant-Internship-Bretton-Woods-Project> / ActionAid UK / London, UK / Closing date: April 7, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 4 April 2011].
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