[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 28 04 11

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. 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. 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,
Cape Town, South Africa

Registrations are 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 provided on the
website. Visit http://www.svri.org/forum2011/
<http://www.svri.org/forum2011/>  for more information.  For questions
or enquiries, email svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> . We look
forward to seeing you there!

II. Sexual Violence in the News

Sudan: North Darfur Water Project Helps Protect Women from Sexual
Violence, IRIN News, 27 April 2011
<http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=92597> : A water project
supported by the UN-African Union peacekeeping force (UNAMID) in eight
villages of North Darfur will not only facilitate residents' access to
water but also help to reduce sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in
the region, local residents and UNAMID officials said. 

War's Legacy Fuels HIV Spread in Northern Uganda, Women's eNews, 24
April 2011 <http://www.womensenews.org/print/8591> : In northern Uganda,
daughters with limited understanding of HIV/AIDS are married off at
young ages into polygamous households still struggling with the legacy
of a brutal 16-year civil war. The practice is a recipe for rapid
disease transmission. 

Acquittals Leave Rape Victim in Fear for Her Life, The Independent, 22
April 2011
<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/acquittals-leave-rape-vict
im-in-fear-for-her-life-2271123.html> : A Pakistani woman who became the
focus of international outcry when she was gang-raped at the orders of a
village council yesterday said she feared for her safety after a ruling
by the country's highest court left just one of the men accused of
attacking her behind bars. 

Limit Arms Exports to Reduce Violence against Women,
Atlantic-Community.org, 14 April 2011
<http://www.atlantic-community.org/index/articles/view/Limit_Arms_Export
s_to_Reduce_Violence_Against_Women> : The availability of small arms
increases sexual violence against women. Therefore, gender based
violence needs to be central to international discussions on the Arms
Trade Treaty (ATT), and states must act to end impunity for armed
violence against women. 

III. Websites

Futures without Violence <http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/> : The
Family Violence Prevention Fund has now changed to Futures without
Violence. This resource continues to prevent and end violence against
women and children around the world. 

The Code.org <http://www.thecode.org/index.php?page=1_1> : The purpose
of The Code is to prevent and mitigate child sex trafficking, as well as
encourage a responsible, child-wise tourism industry. [Source: WUNRN]. 

IV. Online Publications/Resource

Report: A Blueprint for UN Women: What Does Civil Society at Country
Level Expect from the New UN Women's Agency? Rosche D. Oxfam and VSO UK,
2011
<http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/blueprint-un-women_final
-survey-report__feb2011__2.pdf> : This report focuses on the views of
100 selected CSOs working on women's issues on the ground. It aims to
outline the key priorities for UN Women and to propose how the agency
should proceed to deliver tangible progress at country level. [Source:
AWID]. 

Partner Consultations on UN Women's First Strategic Plan (2011-2013): UN
Women Summary of Strategic Plan Consultations. UN Women, 2011
<http://www.unwomen.org/eb_docs/2011/background-documents/strategic-plan
-partner-summary-consultations.pdf> : This report highlights key
programmatic themes, strategies, ideas for partnerships and other useful
feedback for the development of UN Women's strategic plan. [Source:
Pacwin]. 

Recommendations for Action to Advance the Rights of Women and Girls with
Disabilities in the United Nations System. Ortoleva S, April 2011
<http://sites.google.com/site/womenenabled/> : This paper
enthusiastically takes on Under-Secretary-General Bachelet's invitation
for partnership with women with disabilities and offers concrete
suggestions for the meaningful inclusion of women and girls with
disabilities as UN Women develops its plans of action and in all of the
publications, programs and activities of UN Women. [Source: WUNRN]. 

Investing in Gender Equality: Ending Violence against Women and Girls.
UNIFEM, 2011
<http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/genderequality_vaw_leafl
et_en_web.pdf> : This leaflet presents important data analysis and
graphs from various countries of the world showing how gender equality
and violence against women are correlated. 

Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country. UN Women,
2011
<http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/vaw_prevalence_matrix_15
april_2011.pdf> : This data set presents a matrix with data available
for 86 countries on the prevalence of physical and sexual violence
against women, forced sexual initiation and abuse during pregnancy. 

Where Have All the Flowers Gone? An Evidence-Based Research into Sex
Trafficking of Girls. Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. Sanjog, 2010
<http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/sanjog_11_the_flowers_gone_0411.pd
f> : This research draws its learnings from the implementation of an
anti-trafficking case management programme - the objectives of which are
to identify cases of children disconnected from their families and
assist families to recover traces of their missing children. [Source:
Childtrafficking Gateway]. 

Responses to Human Trafficking in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri
Lanka. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2011
<http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/unodc_11_responses_trafficking_041
1.pdf> : This Report looks at the law and policy, especially in the
context of the Protocol, supplementing work already available in
different studies. [Source: Childtrafficking Gateway]. 

Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls Initiative: Report
of the Baseline Survey Delhi 2010. Jagori and UN Women 2011
<http://jagori.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Baseline-Survey_layout_for
-Print_12_03_2011.pdf> : this baseline survey explores the experiences
of 5010 women and men to establish how women devise their own safety
strategies to negotiate public spaces during day and night. [Source:
WUNRN]. 

Unprotected Work, Invisible Exploitation: Trafficking for the Purpose of
Domestic Servitude. OSCE/ Office of the Special Representative and
Coordinator. Occasional Paper Series no. 4, 2010
<http://www.osce.org/cthb/75804> : The Paper is meant to provide a
policy tool for decision makers and practitioners dealing with
trafficking in human beings on the ground. [Source: WUNRN]. 

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.

Analysis of Cases of Rape as Seen at the Jos University Teaching
Hospital, Jos, North Central Nigeria. Daru P.H, Osagie E.O, Pam I.C,
Mutihir J.T, Silas O.A, Ekwempu C.C. Niger. J. Clin. Pract; 14(1):
47-51, 2011
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_281182_24> : This article
analyses case notes of patients who presented with alleged rape at Jos
University Teaching Hospital between January 2001 and December 2003.
[Source: SafetyLit]. 

Calculating Number of Offenses and Victims of Juvenile Sexual Offending:
The Role of Posttreatment Disclosures. Baker A.J.L, Tabacoff R,
Tornusciolo G, Eisenstadt. Sex Abuse; 13(2): 79-90, 2011
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_282643_24> : This research
was designed to compare data obtained from agency records at three
treatment programs for juvenile male sex offenders with information
available from clinicians once youth and their families had been in
treatment for at least 6 months. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

Sociostructural Considerations of Domestic Femicide. Grana S.J. J. Fam.
Violence; 16(4): 421-435, 2011
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_282681_20> : This study
collects domestic femicide data from 32 state domestic violence
coalitions regressed on variables associated with three theoretical
explanations: economic stress and inequality variables, criminal justice
variables, and community variables. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

Female Dissociative Responding to Extreme Sexual Violence in a Chronic
Crisis Setting: The case of Eastern Congo. Schalinski I, Elbert T,
Schauer M. J Trauma Stress, 24(2): 235-8, 2011
<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21425194> : This article examines
relationships between the number of traumatizing events, degree of
shutdown dissociation, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and
depression. [Source: MedAdvocates]. 

Exchange of sex for resources: HIV risk and gender norms in Cabo
Delgado, Mozambique. Bandali S. Cult Health Sex;13(5):575-88, 2011
<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21452092> : This article examines
how the exchange of sex for resources - primarily money but also food,
transportation, housing and gifts - is enacted and perceived in relation
to HIV-related risk, and how prevalent gender norms are reflected in
this practice. [Source: MedAdvocates]. 

VI. Events

Webinar: Through Children's Eyes: Key Issues and Promising Practices
when Working with Children/Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence, 12 May
2011 <https://www.jwi.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=2627> . This comprehensive
and innovative learning experience will include a description of a new
online resource being developed with support from the Avon Foundation
for Women to help train staff on these issues and promising practices.
Register online. [Source: Prevent-Connect]. 

VIII IASSCS Conference, 6 - 9 July 2011, Madrid, Spain
<http://www.iasscs.org/2011conference/> . After a challenging selection
process, the Program Committee is pleased to offer highly interesting
and innovative presentations at the conference program. Please, remember
that deadline for early fee registration is due on April 30th, 2011.
Create your conference profile in order to register and receive
conference information. 

Training Course: The Role of Women in Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping, 12
September - 23 September 2011, The Hague, Netherlands
<http://www.grotiuscentre.org/SummerSchoolWomenPeaceSecurity.aspx> . How
can the role of women in peace negotiations, reconciliation and
peacekeeping be strengthened? These issues will be addressed in this
summer school on the implementation of UNSC Resolutions 1325 and 1820.
There are no grants or scholarships available for this course. For
further information please contact Martine Wierenga at 
m.e.wierenga at cdh.leidenuniv.nl <mailto:m.e.wierenga at cdh.leidenuniv.nl> .
[Source: AWID]. 

Second World Conference of Women's Shelters, 27 February - 1 March 2012,
Washington D.C, USA.
<http://www.worldshelterconference.org/en/info.html>  This event will
bring together shelter advocates and grassroots activists working to end
violence against women to discuss how they can support and learn from
each other. Unlike many other conferences, WCWS is a peer-to-peer
conference, specifically for women and men who work directly with and
provide services to victims of violence. Registration will open soon.
[Source: WUNRN]. 

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Nominations: 2011 Rights and Democracy John Humphrey Award
<http://dd-rd.ca/site/humphrey_award/index.php?lang=en> . This award
will be conveyed to organisations or individuals from any region of the
world including Canada for outstanding achievement in the promotion of
democratic development or respect for human rights. The Award consists
of a $30,000 grant and a speaking tour of Canadian cities to increase
public awareness of the laureate's work. Nomination closing date: 15 May
2011. 

Invitation to Tender: Production of a Toolkit - How to Design Projects
to End Violence against Women Using a Rights Based Approach.
<mailto:joy.tonawai at unwomen.org>  UN Women plans to develop a new
knowledge product - a toolkit on rights based approaches to ending
violence against women - which will be a part of the Pacific Fund to End
Violence Against Women project's overall capacity development strategy.
Application closing date: 11 May 2011. For more information on the
tender, contact: joy.tonawai at unwomen.org
<mailto:joy.tonawai at unwomen.org>  or taina.ratucadra at unwomen.org
<mailto:taina.ratucadra at unwomen.org> . 

Call for Consultancy: UN Women Pacific (Papua New Guinea)
<mailto:joy.tonawai at unwomen.org> . To effectively implement its mandate
in PNG, UN Women seeks the services of a consultant/Adviser on Capacity
Building in Office Management and Programme Management in the newly
opened UN Women office in Port Moresby. Application closing date: 6 May
2011. For more information, please contact: joy.tonawai at unwomen.org
<mailto:joy.tonawai at unwomen.org>  or kasanita.vave at unwomen.org
<mailto:kasanita.vave at unwomen.org> . 

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]. 

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

Resisting and Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms - Program Associate
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Resisting-and-Challenging
-Religious-Fundamentalisms-Program-Associate>  / The Association for
Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, ON, Canada / Closing
date: May 9, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 April
2011]. 

Constituency Engagement Manager
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Constituency-Engagement-M
anager>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) /
Cape Town, South Africa (preferred, but flexible) / Closing date: May
15, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 April 2011]. 

Communications Manager
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Communications-Manager>
/ The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Cape Town,
South Africa (preferred, but flexible) / Closing date: May 15, 2011.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 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-Res
earcher-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 25 April 2011]. 

Request for Proposals: Researcher on the Energy Crisis
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Request-for-Proposals-Res
earcher-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 25 April 2011]. 

Request for Proposals: Researcher on Organized Crime Networks
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Request-for-Proposals-Res
earcher-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 25 April 2011]. 

Request for Proposals: Researcher on China
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Request-for-Proposals-Res
earcher-on-China>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development
(AWID) / Location: Flexible / Closing date:  May 1, 2011. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 April 2011]. 

Director of Institutional Giving
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Inst
itutional-Giving>  / The Ms. Foundation for Women / Brooklyn, NY, USA.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 April 2011]. 

Website Analyst
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Website-Analyst>
/ UN Women / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: May 11, 2011. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 April 2011]. 

Policy Advisor, IAR & Gender and CPR Team
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-Advisor-I
AR-Gender-and-CPR-Team>  / UNDP / New York, NY, USA / Closing date:
April 27, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 April 2011]. 

Call for Applications: Vetted Experts Roster for Governance, Capacity
Development, HIV/AIDS and Gender Practices
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Call-for-Applica
tions-Vetted-Experts-Roster-for-Governance-Capacity-Development-HIV-AIDS
-and-Gender-Practices>  / UNDP / Location: Home-based with availability
to travel within Europe & CIS region / Closing date: May 18, 2011.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 April 2011]. 

Trusts Manager
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Trusts-Manager>
/ Womankind Worldwide / London, UK / Closing date: May 6, 2011. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 April 2011]. 

Programme Funding Manager
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Fundin
g-Manager>  / Womankind Worldwide / London, UK / Closing date: May 6,
2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 April 2011]. 

Policy and Advocacy Manager
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-and-Advoc
ay-Manager>  / Womankind Worldwide / London, UK / Closing date: May 6,
2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 April 2011]. 

Miss Representation Campaign Director
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Miss-Representat
ion-Campaign-Director>  / The Women's Media Center (WMC) / New York, NY,
USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 April 2011]. 

Gender Specialist <http://www.awid.org/Library/Gender-Specialist>  / The
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) / Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date: May 2,
2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 April 2011]. 

Call for Writers! Feminism & Agriculture
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Call-for-Writers
!-Feminism-Agriculture>  / Gender Across Borders / Closing date: May 1,
2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 25 April 2011]. 
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