[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 04 08 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. Update on the SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward
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. Update on the SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward

The SVRI Forum 2011 programme is currently being finalised. Thank you for your abstract submissions! Register for the Forum online at: http://www.svri.org/forum2011/registration.htm <http://www.svri.org/forum2011/registration.htm> . 

1) Exhibition Stands:

A limited number of exhibition stands have been made available at the SVRI Forum 2011, Market Place. The Market Place provides your organisation or project with a unique marketing and research dissemination opportunity. We would like to invite you to showcase your organisation, company or research materials and publications at the Market Place. We anticipate that over 200 delegates from around the globe will be attending the event. Do not miss this opportunity to network and share your important work with others in the field.

The cost per stand is R4500 (or R3000 for 1 delegate per stand). Cost includes:
*           2 delegates per stand
*           Teas and lunch for the duration of the conference
*           1 x conference pack (includes bag and documentation)

To register for a stand, please visit: http://www.svri.org/2011exhibit <http://www.svri.org/2011exhibit>  or contact mandy.salomo at mrc.ac.za <mailto:mandy.salomo at mrc.ac.za> . 

3) Pre-conference Workshops:

The SVRI Forum 2011 will be hosting pre-conference workshops on Monday, 10 October 2011. Registration for preconference workshops is now open. Workshop participation costs R300 per person per workshop attended. The following workshops are on offer:

Morning Session  10h00-12h00 

Workshop 1: Is Change Happening? Monitoring VAW Prevention for Activist Organizations. Presenters: Lori Michau and Jean Kemitare, (Raising Voices, Uganda)
Workshop 2: Trauma and Safety while Researching Sexual Violence Research. Presenters: Associate Prof Jan Coles and Prof Jill Astbury (Monash University, Australia), Ms Liz Dartnall and Ms Lizle Loots (SVRI)
Workshop 3: Monitoring and Evaluation of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services. Presenters: Dr. M.E. Khan (Population Council, India) and Dr. Ian Askew (Population Council, Kenya)
Workshop 4: Conducting Qualitative Research on Sexual Violence. Presenter: Prof. Linda Williams (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)

Afternoon Session: 14h00-16h00 

Workshop 4: Presentation skills (Publication Mentoring Workshop. Presenter: Prof Jill Astbury (Monash University, Australia), and Liz Dartnall (SVRI)
Workshop 5: Integrating Sexual Violence Services: What is Required for Public Health and Other Key Sectors? Presenter: Dr. Nduku Kilonzo (Liverpool LVCT, Kenya)
Workshop 6: Challenges in Interviewing Men: Lessons Learned from the Men and SV Studies. Presenter: Dr. Gary Barker (Promundo, USA/LAC)

To register for the workshops, complete the booking form online at: http://www.svri.org/forum2011/workshop.htm <http://www.svri.org/forum2011/workshop.htm>  . 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

One in Four Women Suffer Sexual Violence: Study, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 August 2011 <http://www.smh.com.au/national/one-in-four-women-suffer-sexual-violence-study-20110802-1i9za.html> : One in four women have been victims of sexual or domestic violence, or have been stalked, according to a study into mental illness that found the median age for being raped was 13.

Anxiety, Mood and Substance Abuse Disorder Higher among Female Victims of Gender Based Violence, Medical News Today, 2 August 2011 <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/232116.php> : A study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights, revealed that women who suffered gender-based violence, such as rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking, had a higher associated lifetime ratio of mental health disorders, dysfunction and disability.

Somali Women Face Rape, Sexual Assault as They Flee Famine, Voice of America, 2 August 2011 <http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/east/Somali-Women-Face-Rape-Sexual-Assault-as-They-Flee-Famine----126598458.html> : Women fleeing conflict and famine in Somalia are facing another threat to their lives, sexual assault.

Child Marriage Condemns Millions of Girls to Poverty, TrustLaw, 1 August 2011 <http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/child-marriage-condemns-millions-of-girls-to-poverty/> : Child marriage is a global scourge that steals the innocence of millions of girls, perpetuating a cycle of poverty, ignorance and discrimination down through the generations, rights groups say.

Video: Male Rape Victims - Al-Jazeera Looks at Sexual Violence towards Men around the World, Al Jazeera, 29 July 2011 <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/29/male-rape-victims-sexual-violence-towards-men-_n_913223.html> : The increasingly brutal raping of Congo women has been dominating the global headlines for some time, but now, Al-Jazeera is shedding light onto an even lesser-known group of sexual assault victims: men who have been raped by other men.

AWID Statement On Increasing Violence Against Women In Turkey, AWID, 26 July 2011 <http://awid.org/News-Analysis/Women-s-Rights-in-the-News2/AWID-Statement-on-Increasing-Violence-Against-Women-in-Turkey> : The Association for Women's Rights in Development is gravely concerned by the increasing violence against women in Turkey. 42% of women and girls in Turkey are systematically subject to violence. The failure of the Turkish state to prevent and respond to this violence is a violation of the right to life.

Aid Urgently Needed for Refugees Fleeing Spreading Fighting and "Orders to Rape" in Kachin State, Kachin Women's Association Thailand, 19 July 2011 <http://www.kachinwomen.com/press-release/37-press-release/65-aid-urgently-needed-for-refugees-fleeing-spreading-fighting-and-orders-to-rape-in-kachin-state.html> : Over 16,000 refugees fleeing escalating fighting and systematic sexual violence in Kachin State and sheltering in makeshift camps along the China-Burma border are urgently in need of aid.

Strauss-Kahn Case May Discourage Sex Crime Victims, Reuters, 7 July 2011 <http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/07/us-strausskahn-victims-idUSTRE76670320110707> : Regardless of the outcome of the sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the case could discourage victims from coming forward, women's rights advocates say.

III. Websites

Human Rights Watch <http://www.hrw.org/about> : Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.

Population Council Frontiers in Reproductive Health <http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/FRONTIERSLegacy/index.asp> : Frontiers has sought to improve people's lives by enhancing services in family planning, safe motherhood, and other reproductive health areas. 

UN Action: Stop Rape Now <http://www.stoprapenow.org/> : UN Action unites the work of 13 UN entities with the goal of ending sexual violence in conflict.

IV. Online Publications/Resource

Let's Stop Violence before It Starts: Using Primary Prevention Strategies to Engage Men, Mobilise Communities, and Change the World. Notes of a One-Day Workshop, Conference, United Against Domestic Violence - Engaging All Men in Prevention. Mt Gambier, South Australia, 14-15 July 2011 <http://xyonline.net/sites/default/files/Flood,%20Mt%20Gambier%20text%20and%20training%20PUB_1.pdf> : This document represents the text of a one-day workshop presented by Dr Michael Flood. The workshop highlights the rapidly developing field of primary prevention, the spectrum of strategies now being adopted, the supports for violence against women they address, and their effectiveness. [Source: Prevent-Connect]. 

eNewsletter, Back to School and Continuing Education, VAWnet.org, August/September 2011 <http://www.vawnet.org/news/2011/07/enewsletter-augsep-2011/> : This eNewsletter, draws attention to new and existing resources on VAWnet that address dating and sexual violence on campus. The newsletter also highlights promising initiatives and campaigns that are working to help prevent campus violence. 

NGO Expert Working Group Paper. Supporting and Elaborating the CEDAW Concept Note for the General Recommendation on Women in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations. Prepared for the CEDAW General Discussion on Women in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations, United Nations, New York, New York, July 18, 2011 <http://www.makeeverywomancount.org/images/stories/documents/NGO_EWG_Paper_WPS__CEDAW_July_2011.pdf> : An informal expert working group of legal scholars and women's rights advocates has prepared this paper to support the work of the Committee as it develops its general recommendation (GR) on women in conflict and post-conflict situations.

Progress of the World's Women: In Pursuit of Justice. UN Women, 2011 <http://progress.unwomen.org/pdfs/EN-Report-Progress.pdf> : This report outlines 10 recommendations that hold immense potential to increase women's access to justice and improve gender equality.

V. Journal Articles

Collection of Forensic Evidence from Pediatric Victims of Sexual Assault. Girardet R, Bolton K, Lahoti S, Mowbray H, Giardino A, Isaac R, Arnold W, Mead B, Paes N. Pediatrics; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_307470_24> : This article determines the time period after sexual assault of a child that specimens may yield evidence using DNA amplification. [Source: Safetylit].

Counselling teenage girls on problems related to the 'protection of family honour' from the perspective of school nurses and counselors. Alizadeh V, Törnkvist L, Hylander I. Health Soc. Care Community; 19(5): 476-484, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_307250_24> : The aim of this article is to generate a theoretical model that illuminates the experiences of school counsellors and school nurses counselling teenage girls, who worry about problems related to protection of family honour. [Source: Safetylit].

Development of a Screening Tool for Pediatric Sexual Assault May Reduce Emergency-Department Visits. Floyed R.L, Hirsh D.A, Greenbaum V.J, Simon HK. Pediatrics; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_307472_24> : This article defines the characteristics of a novel screening tool used to identify which prepubertal children should potentially receive an initial evaluation for alleged sexual assault in a nonemergent setting. [Source: Safetylit].

Parental Bonds in Adolescent Perpetrators of Sexual Violence. Lecce P.A, Lafortezza E, Pinto F, Craig F, Grattagliano I, Carabellese F, Tarricone I, Margari F. Riv. Psichiatr; 46(3): 208-219, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_307490_24> : The aim of this work is to show the preliminary results of an empirical study that explores the mental representations of the parents of minors who commit acts of sexual violence towards other. [Source: Safetylit].

The Effect of Poor Parenting on Male and Female Dating Violence Perpetration and Victimization. Tyler K.A, Brownridge D.A, Melander L.A. Violence Vict.; 26(2): 218-230, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_307507_24> : This study examines the effects of poor parenting on dating violence perpetration and victimization among approximately 900 males and females from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (Add Health).

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.

VI. Events

Webcast: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse -  Awareness to Action: What Adults Can Do To Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, 10 August 2011 <https://stopitnow.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=ccctpyy&user_id> . Gear up for fall by joining with others to learn what adults can do to keep kids safe. Plan on attending a free webcast hosted by Stop It Now! Register online as space is limited.

WIDE Annual Conference: Women's Rights and Gender Equality amidst the 'Arab Springs', 27-28 October 2011, Brussels, Belgium <http://widenetwork.wordpress.com/> . This conference aims to discuss risks, possible joint efforts and ways forward to secure a transition that will address women's rights agenda(s) and put social concerns and women's proposals at the core of current important political processes. [Source: AWID].

New Directions in Sex Offender Practice, 24 October, Birmingham University, United Kingdom <http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/psychology/news-events/index.aspx> . This upcoming one-day conference will feature talks in the morning by Anthony Beech, William R. Lindsay, Hilary Eldridge and Theresa Gannon, followed by an afternoon workshop by Douglas P. Boer. For more information, contact: Leam Craig at LeamCraig at ForensicPsychology.co.uk <mailto:LeamCraig at ForensicPsychology.co.uk>   or  Leigh Harkins at l.harkins at bham.ac.uk <mailto:l.harkins at bham.ac.uk> . 

The Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2011, 28 - 30 November 2011, Nonthaburi, Thailand <http://www.gapc2011.com/welcome.html> . The conference will bring together leaders from all over the world who are committed to working towards the development and implementation of effective alcohol policies that are guided and formulated by public health interests.

2012 Human Rights Advocates Program, New York, USA: <http://hrcolumbia.org/hrap/apply/>  This programme is designed for lawyers, journalists, doctors, teachers, social workers, community organizers, and other human rights activists working with NGOs on issues including sexual and gender-based violence, domestic violence, minority rights, LGBT rights, disability rights, labor rights, migration, health, HIV/AIDS, social exclusion, environmental justice, and corporate social accountability. Deadline for applications: 18 November 2011. [Source: AWID].

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence <http://www.awdf.org/browse/1963> . This is a call for application to grantees seeking to organise activities to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender based Violence. Please submit your proposal by close of business on Friday, 12th August 2011. [Source: 60percent].

Scholarship Opportunity: Commonwealth Scholarships - developing Commonwealth country citizens <http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-developing-cw/> . Approximately 200-230 scholarships are awarded each year. The CSC invites around three times more nominations than scholarships available - therefore, nominated candidates are not guaranteed to get a scholarship. Applications close: 7 December 2011. [Source: Afro-nets]. 

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

Programme Specialist - EVAW <http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=24944>  / UN Women / Location: New York, USA / Closing date: 24 August 2011. 

Women, Peace & Security Internship <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-Peace-Security-Internship>  / Search for Common Ground / Washington, DC, USA / Apply ASAP. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 August 2011].

Director, Equality & Justice <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-Equality-Justice>  / The Ford Foundation / New York, NY, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 August 2011].

Representative, Eastern Africa <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Representative-Eastern-Africa>  / The Ford Foundation / Nairobi, Kenya / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 August 2011].

Senior Program Manager, International Programs <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Program-Manager-International-Programs>  / War Child Canada (WCC) / Toronto, ON, Canada / Closing date: August 22, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 August 2011].

Consultant, a Costing Study on the Health Response to Victims of Domestic Violence in Vietnam <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-a-Costing-Study-on-the-Health-Response-to-Victims-of-Domestic-Violence-in-Vietnam>  / UNFPA / Vietnam / Closing date: August 14, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 August 2011].

Program Coordinator <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Coordinator>  / The Center for Women's Global Leadership / New Brunswick, NJ, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 August 2011].

Female Expert, External Mid-Term Evaluation in Liberia <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Female-Expert-External-Mid-Term-Evaluation-in-Liberia>  / medica mondiale e.V. / Liberia / Closing date: August 22, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 August 2011].

Adjunct Professor of Women's Leadership <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Adjunct-Professor-of-Women-s-Leadership>  / Tulane University, Newcomb College Institute / New Orleans, LA, USA / Closing date: October 25, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 August 2011].

Dorothy Cruikshank Backstrand Chair in Gender & Womens Studies <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Dorothy-Cruikshank-Backstrand-Chair-in-Gender-Womens-Studies>  / Scripps College / Claremont, CA, USA / Closing date: October 1, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 August 2011].

Advocacy Coordinator <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advocacy-Coordinator>  / Helen Keller International (HKI) / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: August 10, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 August 2011].

Gender and Advocacy Advisor <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Advocacy-Advisor>  / Helen Keller International (HKI) / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: August 10, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 August 2011].

Executive Director <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director4>  / The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW) / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Closing date:  August 31, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 August 2011].

Executive Director <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director3>  / The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) / Wellesley, MA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 August 2011].

Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Vice-President-for-Policy-and-Government-Affairs>  / Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 1 August 2011].
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