[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 21 04 11

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Apr 21 11:06:59 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 Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward, 10 - 13 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa - Registration Now Open
II. SVRI Members Request: ICAP Potential Partnership for SGBV Programmes in the DRC
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, Cape Town, South Africa registration now open

The SVRI would like to invite researchers, policy makers, funders, survivors, gender activists, service providers and others to the SVRI Forum 2011 <http://www.svri.org/forum2011/index.htm>  in Cape Town, South Africa. The Forum will provide participants with an opportunity to network, share ideas and exciting strategies, and to feed into important international campaigns currently underway to prevent and respond to sexual violence globally. 

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!

II. SVRI Members Request: ICAP Potential Partnership for SGBV Programmes in the DRC

The International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) established a CDC-funded program in DRC last year and are currently looking for a potential partner to develop a SGBV strategy for a proposal that we will be submitting in the next couple of weeks. ICAP is looking for organizations with expertise on SGBV and community based education that would assist in training and/or developing curricula to:

1.       Train individuals to screen, counsel, and refer survivors of SGBV to appropriate services, provide rape care, and administer post-exposure prophylaxis;

2.       Provide individual, small-group, or community-level sensitization regarding gender-based violence and coercion as well as norms about masculinity related to HIV/AIDS;

3.       Provide technical assistance to service outlets to help them integrate SGBV services into their existing services.

If you know of any organizations with expertise in SGBV and familiarity in the focus regions for this proposal: "Kinshasa and other major cities in Province Orientale and Katanga Province", kindly write to Joan Manuel Monserrate at: jm3589 at columbia.edu <mailto:jm3589 at columbia.edu> . 

III. Sexual Violence in the News

U.S. Sex Workers Hail Nation's New Stance, Women's eNews, 21 April 2011 <http://www.womensenews.org/story/prostitution-and-trafficking/110420/us-sex-workers-hail-nations-new-stance> : When the U.S. State Department recently agreed to a U.N. human rights recommendation for sex workers it joined one side of an anti-sex-for-hire argument. The other side believes prostitution is never safe for women and must be abolished. 

Katya's Story: Trafficked to the UK, Sent Home to Torture, Guardian, 19 April 2011 <http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2011/apr/19/sex-trafficking-uk-legal-reform> : 
The experience of one woman, enslaved by traffickers and shuttled across Europe to serve the sex trade, highlights the need for urgent reform of the law. 

Rights Group: Rape, Sexual Abuse 'Pervasive' in Ivory Coast, Voice of America, 14 April 2011 <http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/decapua-ivory-coast-rape-14apr11-119845714.html> : Large numbers of women have been raped, sexually assaulted, beaten and abducted in Ivory Coast, according to a humanitarian aid organization. 

How to Rebuild a War-Torn Nation, New York Times, 11 April 2011 <http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/11/how-to-rebuild-a-war-torn-nation/?src=tptw> : These are among the recommendations in a new report from the World Bank that assesses the best strategies for donor nations seeking to improve conditions in countries mired in self-perpetuating cycles of violence. 

Women´s Rights and the Armed Conflict in Colombia, AWID, 7 April 2011 <http://www.awid.org/News-Analysis/Friday-Files/Women-s-Rights-and-the-Armed-Conflict-in-Colombia> : AWID spoke with lawyer Luz E. Romero, founder and coordinator of the Colectivo Mujeres al Derecho, which, from 2003, has centred its work on studying and addressing the situation in Colombia. 

Violence against Women: Victims: Raped Once, Violated Twice, The Express Tribune, 5 April 2011 <http://tribune.com.pk/story/142952/violence-against-women-victims-raped-once-violated-twice/> : Senior journalists and women rights activists chided the media for reporting rape cases like any ordinary crime, at the launching ceremony of a report on the media's role in sex crimes. 

IV. Websites

Persons against Non-State Torture <http://www.nonstatetorture.org/> : This organization works with persons who have experienced various forms of non-state torture, including ritual abuse-torture that is inflicted in domestic/private spaces. 

Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice <http://www.iccwomen.org/index.php> : This international women's human rights organization advocates for gender-inclusive justice and works towards an effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC). [Source: WUNRN]. 

V. Online Publications/Resource

Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines: Female Genital Mutilation. HM Government, 2011 <http://www.fco.gov.uk/resources/en/pdf/travel-living-abroad/when-things-go-wrong/multi-agency-fgm-guidelines.pdf> : This document seeks to provide advice and support to frontline professionals who have responsibilities to safeguard children and protect adults from the abuses associated with female genital mutilation (FGM). [Source: WUNRN]. 

African Women on the Thin Blue Line: Gender-Sensitive Police Reform in Liberia and Southern Sudan. Salahub J.E, Bowah C and Guli V.M.E. The North-South Institute, 2011 <http://www.nsi-ins.ca/english/pdf/AfricanWomenontheThinBlueLine.pdf> : The research presented in this volume seeks to contribute to remedying the paucity of women's voices in national and international debates on SSR by drawing on their experiences in conflict-affected and developing countries in two contexts: Liberia and Southern Sudan. [Source: WUNRN]. 

Six-Point Checklist on Justice for Violence against Women. Amnesty International, 2011 <http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ACT77/002/2010/en> : This checklist is intended to help activists and advocates to identify laws, policies and practices which still need to be reformed and obstacles to the successful implementation of laws and policies. [Source: WUNRN]. 

Yemen's Dark Side: Discrimination and Violence against Women and Girls. Amnesty International, 2009 <http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/MDE31/014/2009> : This report documents systemic discrimination and endemic violence against Yemeni women which has devastating consequences for their lives. [Source: WUNRN]. 

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.

Description and Consequences of Sexual Violence in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Duroch F, McRae M and Grais R.F. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 11:5, 2011 <http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-698X/11/5> : This article describes the characteristics and consequences of sexual violence in Ituri province of DRC through the retrospective analysis of 2,565 patients. 

Self-Rated Health in Relation to Rape and Mental Health Disorders in a National Sample of Women. Amstadter A.B, McCauley J.L, Ruggiero K.J, Resnick H.S, Kilpatrick D.G. Am. J. Orthopsychiatry; 81(2): 202-10, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_277360_28> : This article examines the prevalence and correlates of self-rated health in a community sample of women, with particular emphasis on lifetime rape history (distinguishing between rape tactics), psychopathology, and substance use outcomes. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

An Exploratory Model of Girl's Vulnerability to Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Prostitution. Reid J.A. Child Maltreat; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_277294_24> : This study utilises structural equation modeling to explore: whether caregiver strain is linked to child maltreatment, if experiencing maltreatment is associated with risk-inflating behaviors or sexual denigration of self/others, and if these behavioral and psychosocial dysfunctions are related to vulnerability to commercial sexual exploitation. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

Association between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Sexual Victimization in a Representative Sample in Hong Kong Chinese. Chan KL. Child Abuse Negl; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_277292_24> : This article examines the prevalence and impact of childhood sexual abuse on adult sexual victimization and correlates of demographic characteristics, depression, suicidal ideation, and self-esteem with ASV. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

Associations between Sexual Abuse and Family Conflict/Violence, Self-Injurious Behavior, and Substance Use: The Mediating Role of Depressed Mood and Anger. Asgeirsdottir B.B, Sigfusdottir I.D, Gudjonsson G.H, Sigurdsson J.F. Child Abuse Negl; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_277286_24> : This article examines whether depressed mood and anger mediate the effects of sexual abuse and family conflict/violence on self-injurious behavior and substance use. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

Sex Differences in Childhood Sexual Abuse and Suicide-Related Behaviors. Rhodes A.E, Boyle M.H, Tonmyr L, Wekerle C, Goodman D, Leslie B, Mironova P, Bethell J, Manion I. Suicide Life Threat. Behav; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_277330_24> : This article systematically reviews 16 studies which looks at the association of CSA and suicide-related behaviours in children and youth. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

VII. Events

Webinar: Cultivating Community Driven Social Change: Integrating the Community Voice in Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts, 10 May 2011 <http://www.preventconnect.org/mail/announce/2011-04-19.html> . This 90 minute webinar will focus on translating best practices around community engagement into practical applications for the field. Learn how to ensure community voices are a valuable addition to your planning, coalition, and program and policy change efforts. Registration is free of charge. 

Webinar: The Logic Model Builder and Information Gateway Resources for Exploring the Research on Evidence-Based Practices, 12 May 2011 <https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/310302702> . Join the FRIENDS National Resource Center on Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention and the Child Welfare Information Gateway webinar to see a demonstration of the interactive, web-enabled Logic Model Builder and explore Child Welfare Information Gateway's online library. Register online. [Source: friendsnrc]. 

Women's Worlds Conference, 3 - 7 July 2011, Ottawa- Gatineau, Canada <http://www.womensworlds.ca/register> . This conference is a global convergence to advance women's equality through research, exchange, leadership, and action. Participants will explore theory, activism, ideas, art, politics, projects, stories, change-making, theory, and dreams. Registration now open. [Source: Pacwin]. 

6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, 17 - 20 July 2011, Rome, Italy <http://www.ias2011.org/> . This conference provides a unique opportunity for the world's leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders to examine the latest developments in HIV-related research, and to explore how scientific advances can - in very practical ways - inform the global response to HIV/AIDS. Registration now open. [Source: AWID]. 

7th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry, 19 - 22 October 2011, Prague, Czech Republic <http://www.oudconsultancy.nl/prague_cfa/index.html> . This conference invites psychiatric clinicians, psychiatrists, practitioners, psychiatric mental health nurses, psychologists, health scientists, educators, trainers, researchers, managers, and policymakers engaged in the management, study or treatment of aggressive behaviour of psychiatric patients and/or persons with intellectual disabilities and serious behavioural problems. Abstract submissions close: 1 August 2011. 

7th PHASA 2011 Conference, 28 - 30 November 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa <http://www.phasaconference.org.za/> . The 2011 PHASA conference will have as its focus, a scientific debate and discussion on health inequities and the role of public health leadership, education and practice in reducing health equity gaps. Abstract submissions close: 4 July 2011. 

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Open Society Foundation LGBTI Rights Initiative <http://www.soros.org/initiatives/rights-initiatives/focus/lgbti/grants> . This Initiative will provide funding to local rights groups and regional networks in the developing world. It will also support global advocacy initiatives that advance LGBTI rights and complement efforts at the local level. [Source: 60percent]. 

Funding Opportunity: United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking <http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking-fund/2011-Small-Grants-Facility.html> . The 2011 Small Grants Facility will accept project proposals from eligible not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations. NGOs can submit applications on behalf of a coalition, a consortium, but the NGO will be the primary focal point and will be financially responsible for the delivery of the grant. Applications close: 30 April 2011. [Source: HST Bulletin]. 

Funding Opportunity: Call for Project Proposals for Fiji <mailto:taina.ratucadra at unwomen.org> . The UN Women Pacific Fund to End Violence against Women is inviting applications for projects to be implemented in Fiji. Grants in the range of FJ $6,000 to FJ $50,000 for up to two-year projects is available. Short term actions are also eligible. Closing date for applications : 27 May 2011. Application forms can be obtained by contacting via email at taina.ratucadra at unwomen.org <mailto:taina.ratucadra at unwomen.org> . [Source: Pacwin]. 

Funding Opportunity: The WHO Foundation <http://www.whofoundation.org/Funding/Who_funding.asp> . The Women Helping Others programme supports grass-roots charities serving the overlooked needs of women and children. Grants are provided to organizations serving women and/or children in the United States and Puerto Rico. [Source: Funding Alert]. 

Call for Contributions: Exchange Magazine <http://www.safaids.net/category/about-us/announcements-0> . Exchange is continuously welcoming contributions for its forthcoming issues. The articles should preferably focus on HIV in relation to gender, culture, sexual health, sexuality and/or rights issues. The next (June 2011) issue of Exchange on HIV and AIDS, Sexuality and Gender will focus on Positive Motherhood - Maternal and child health (MCH). Submission closing date: 6 May 2011. [Source: Af-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>  

IX. Vacancies

Advisor, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Prevention <mailto:lakhdimsa at hai.ops-oms.org>  / PAHO/WHO / Location: Port au Prince, Haiti / For more information, contact: lakhdimsa at hai.ops-oms.org <mailto:lakhdimsa at hai.ops-oms.org> . 

Specialist, Gender Mainstreaming <https://erecruit.who.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?o_c=1000&jobinfo_uid_c=24519&vaclng=en>  / PAHO AM Americas, Gender, Diversity and Human Rights Office / Location: Washington, D.C, USA / Closing date: April 30, 2011. 

Advisor, Cultural Diversity and Gender <https://erecruit.who.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?o_c=1000&jobinfo_uid_c=24490&vaclng=en>  / PAHO AM Americas, Gender, Diversity and Human Rights Office / Location: Panama City, Panama / Closing date: May 5, 2011. 

Gender Consultant <mailto:tina_byenkya at abtassoc.com>  / Partnership for Transforming Health Systems 2 / Location: Nigeria / Please email Tina Byenkya at tina_byenkya at abtassoc.com <mailto:tina_byenkya at abtassoc.com>  for more information. [Source: Gain Network].

Volunteer - Forum <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Volunteer-Forum>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) /  Toronto, ON, Canada / Closing date: April 24, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

Request for Proposals: Researcher on Growing Global Powers (Brazil, India, Turkey and South Africa) <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Request-for-Proposals-Researcher-on-Growing-Global-Powers-Brazil-India-Turkey-and-South-Africa>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Location: Flexible / Closing date: May 1, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

Request for Proposals: Researcher on the Energy Crisis <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Request-for-Proposals-Researcher-on-the-Energy-Crisis>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Location: Flexible / Closing date:  May 1, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

Request for Proposals: Researcher on Organized Crime Networks <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Request-for-Proposals-Researcher-on-Organized-Crime-Networks>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Location: Flexible / Closing date: May 1, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

Request for Proposals: Researcher on China <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Request-for-Proposals-Researcher-on-China>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Location:  Flexible / Closing date:  May 1, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

Transitional Justice Expert - Women's Access to Justice in Uganda <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Transitional-Justice-Expert-Women-s-Access-to-Justice-in-Uganda>  / UN Women / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date:  April 25, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

International Consultant on Gender Equality and Electoral Violence <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consultant-on-Gender-Equality-and-Electoral-Violence>  / UNDP / Location: Home-based / Closing date: April 22, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

Senior Gender and Youth Family Planning <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Gender-and-Youth-Family-Planning-Reproductive-Health-Advisor> /Reproductive Health Advisor / FHI / Rosslyn, VA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

Consulting Services in Social and Gender Assessment <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consulting-Services-in-Social-and-Gender-Assessment>  / The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

Helping Hands Coordinator <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Helping-Hands-Coordinator-Administrative-Assistant>  /Administrative Assistant / MADRE / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

GBV Program Assistant - Volunteer <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/GBV-Program-Assistant-Volunteer>  / The American Refugee Committee (ARC) / Southern Sudan / Closing date: May 13, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

GBV Program Officer <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/GBV-Program-Officer>  / The American Refugee Committee (ARC) / Southern Sudan / Closing date: May 13, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

GBV Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) Coordinator <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/GBV-Area-of-Responsibility-GBV-AoR-Coordinator>  / UNICEF and UNFPA / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: April 20, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

Blog and Social Media Manager <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Blog-and-Social-Media-Manager>  / Peace X Peace / Location: Home-based / Closing date: April 25, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Vice-President-for-Policy-and-Government-Affairs>  / Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

Temporary GBV Manager <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Temporary-GBV-Manager>  / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Kasulu, Kigoma Region, Tanzania. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

Director of Development and Communications <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Development-and-Communications>  / Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

Director, Children Without Worms <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-Children-Without-Worms>  / The Task Force for Global Health / Atlanta, GA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

International Gender Based Violence Advisor <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Gender-Based-Violence-Advisor>  / Development Professionals Inc. / Johannesburg, South Africa. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 

Gender Policy Adviser <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Policy-Adviser>  / Oxfam GB / Oxford, UK / Closing date: May 3, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 18 April 2011]. 
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