[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 11 08 11

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Aug 11 14:21:24 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. Update on the SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward
II. SVRI Members Requests 
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. 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. SVRI Members Requests 

1) Voluntary Backup Moderator for AFRO-NETS

AFRO-NETS would like to acquire the services of a voluntary backup moderator for the network's discussion group. This is an unpaid responsibility that would entail committing 15-30 minutes per day (up to 1- 2 hours per week) to moderate messages submitted by list members, stimulate discussion in addition to finding information and posting it to the group as necessary.

We would prefer a co-moderator based in Africa. The moderator needs to have reliable internet access. However, you do not need to be experienced in moderating as we will train you via e-mail, and we will also provide you with a simple manual on how to moderate.

If you are interested, or know a good potential candidate, please respond to Dr Brian Pazvakavambwa at pazvakavambwab at zw.afro.who.int <mailto:pazvakavambwab at zw.afro.who.int> . 

2) Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research Workshops or Conferences

COYIDA Malawi is requesting any information about an SRHR workshops or conferences taking place in the UK, Southern African or Eastern African countries. Please contact Patrick Jonathan Mwale at pjcmwale at hotmail.com <mailto:pjcmwale at hotmail.com>  if you have any information.

III. Sexual Violence in the News

Rates of Violence against Women in the Pacific Unacceptable, Scoop Independent News, 11 August 2011 <http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1108/S00251/rates-of-violence-against-women-in-the-pacific-unacceptable.htm> : Across the Pacific region, high rates of violence against women and children, unstable political environments and ethnic conflict continue to undermine peace and security - compromising the safety of individuals, families and entire populations.

Violence against Women Often Leads to More Mental Illnesses, Jerusalem Post, 9 August 2011 <http://www.jpost.com/Health/Article.aspx?id=232799> : Women who reported experiencing gender-based violence, such as rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking, had an associated higher lifetime prevalence of mental health disorders, dysfunction and disability, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.

Officers Encouraged to be Rape-Victim-Friendly, The Star, 8 August 2011 <http://www.iol.co.za/thestar/officers-encouraged-to-be-rape-victim-friendly-1.1113596> : Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu has urged police officers to treat victims of rape with respect and dignity.

Investigate Campus Sex-Assault? It's a Must-Do, Women's eNews, 8 August 2011 <http://womensenews.org/story/education/110807/investigate-campus-sex-assault-its-must-do> : Schools have new federal rules about investigating campus sexual assault. A possible gray area in the wording could give some schools wiggle room not to investigate. Wendy Murphy says that would be a huge step back.

Rape, Not Reporting, the Crime in Sudan, United Press International, 4 August 2011 <http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2011/08/04/Rape-not-reporting-the-crime-in-Sudan/UPI-33591312474508/?spt=hs&or=tn> : After Sudan sentenced a journalist to prison for reporting on a rape case, a U.N. envoy on sexual violence said Khartoum was targeting the wrong crime.

Sexually Victimized Girls With PTSD Not More Likely to Binge Drink Later, Health Behavior News Service, 26 July 2011 <http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/579056/?sc=dwhp> : Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common outcome of sexual assault among many teenage girls, but they do not necessarily cope by binge drinking, a new study finds.

IV. Websites

INTACT Network <http://www.intact-network.net/intact/index.php> : This network an international group of researchers, scholars, and activists committed to bringing scientific evidence to bear on the campaign to end FGM/C. [IGWG]. 

The Lamplighter Movements <http://www.thelamplighters.org/> : This is an international movement for recovery from incest and childhood sexual abuse. Currently 78 chapters exist in fourteen countries worldwide. 

V. Online Publications/Resource

Oxfam Gender and Development Special Issue: Social Protection, Volume 19:2, July 2011 <http://www.genderanddevelopment.org/current.asp?> : This issue of Gender & Development is on the ways in which social protection has been understood and implemented by the state, NGOs, and community organisations, and the impact of different initiatives on gender equality and women's rights. [Source: AWID].

Child Marriage: Denying Girls' Rights, Perpetuating Poverty. TrustLaw, 2011 <http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/womens-rights/child-marriage/> : This report is filled with gripping stories and memorable multimedia pieces that shed more light on the practice that steals the childhoods and the futures of millions of girls around the world. [Source: AWID].

Breaking Vows: Early and Forced Marriage and Girls' Education. Plan International, 2011 <http://www.plan-uk.org/resources/documents/Breaking-Vows-Early-and-Forced-Marriage-and-Girls-Education/> : This report explores the issues behind the ten million girls a year who experience early or forced marriage [Source: AWID].

Read, Reflect, Respond: How to Write a Research Paper and Get it Published. Yamey G. BMJ Learning, 2008 <http://globalhealtheducation.org/resources/Documents/Primarily%20For%20Students%20And%20Residents/HowToWriteAPaperUpdatedApril2008%20G%20Yamey.pdf> : This module has been written to give an insider's view, as a medical journal editor, of what makes a well-written research paper. 

The REPAIR Series: REPAIR Your Life: A Program for Recovery from Incest and Childhood Sexual Abuse, REPAIR For Kids, REPAIR For Toddlers and REPAIR Your Life Workbook. McKinnon M <http://www.amazon.com/Repair-Toddlers-Childrens-Recovery-Childhood/dp/1615990895> . All these materials are available at any online book store such as amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com. REPAIR For Teens will be published before the end of the year.

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.

Increased Risk of Miscarriage among Women Experiencing Physical or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence during Pregnancy in Guatemala City, Guatemala: Cross-Sectional Study. Johri M, Morales R, Boivin J, Samayoa B, Hoch J et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 11:49, 2011 <http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2393/11/49/citation> `: This article describes the magnitude and pattern of verbal, physical and sexual violence by male intimate partners in a sample of pregnant Guatemalans and evaluates the influence of physical or sexual IPV on miscarriage as a pregnancy outcome. 

Gender Difference or Indifference? Detective Decision Making in Sexual Assault Cases. Alderden M.A, Ullman S.E. J. Interpers. Violence; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_308385_37> : This study seeks to examine whether gender differences exist in detectives' arrest decisions in sexual assault cases. [Source: SafetyLit].

Impact of Medico-Legal Findings on Charge Filing in Cases of Rape in Adult Women. Hagemann C.T, Stene L.E, Myhre A.K, Ormstad K, Schei B. Acta Obstet. Gynecol. Scand; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_308253_37> : This article assesses the impact of the medical documentation and biological trace evidence in rape cases on the legal process. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners' Perceptions of the Revictimization of Rape Victims. Maier S.L. J. Interpers. Violence; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_308381_37> : The purpose of this research is to explore SANEs' perceptions of the revictimization of rape victims by the police, legal system and medical system. [Source: SafetyLit].

Occupational Health and Safety among Commercial Sex Workers. Ross M.W, Crisp B.R, Månsson S.A, Hawkes S. Scand. J. Work Environ. Health; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_308491_1> : This article reviews the literature on health, occupational risks, and safety among commercial sex workers. [Source: SafetyLit].

Preliminary Evaluation of the Childhood Experiences of Violence Questionnaire Short Form. Tanaka M, Wekerle C, Leung E, Waechter R, Gonzalez A, Jamieson E, MacMillan H.L. J. Interpers. Violence; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_308387_12> : This article evaluates a short form (CEVQ-SF) of the Childhood Experiences of Violence Questionnaire (CEVQ) in a sample of adolescents involved with child protection services in an urban city in Ontario, Canada. [Source: SafetyLit].

Comparison of Screening and Referral Strategies for Exposure to Partner Violence. Klevens J, Sadowski L, Kee R, Trick W, Garcia D. Womens Health Issues; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_308518_33> : This article explores the utility of different screening and referral strategies for women exposed to IPV in primary health care. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

11th International Women Health Meeting, 13 - 17 September 2011, Brussels, Belgium <http://www.11rifs.org/> . This meeting will create a platform to exchange, to inform, to question and to act on policies and practices regarding women's health and human rights, especially the sexual and reproductive rights. If you are interested in volunteering at this even, contact: andrea.rifs.iwhm at gmail.com <mailto:andrea.rifs.iwhm at gmail.com>  or france.rifs.iwhm at gmail.com <mailto:france.rifs.iwhm at gmail.com> . [Source: AWID].

Symposium:Our Bodies, Our Future, 1 October, Boston, USA <http://ourbodiesourselves.eventbrite.com/> . This event will bring together women from 12 countries (Armenia, Bulgaria, India, Israel, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Serbia, Tanzania and Turkey) who will share their extraordinary journeys transforming Our Bodies, Ourselves for their own countries. [Source: AWID].

eLearning Course: Measurement of Violence against Women through Statistical Surveys, 3 October - 26 November 2011 <http://www.eclac.cl/cgi-bin/getprod.asp?xml=/ilpes/capacitacion/3/43463/P43463.xml&xsl=/ilpes/tpl-i/p15f.xsl&base=/ilpes/tpl/top-bottom.xsl> . The e-course concentrates on the topic of measuring Violence against women through statistical surveys and how this type of survey is different from other surveys. Deadline to register: September 15 2011. [Source: AWID].

19 Days of Activism for Prevention Global Campaign, 1-19 November 2011 <http://www.woman.ch/index.php?page=19daysofactivism&hl=en_US> . By focusing during 19 days on the prevention of diverse types of abuse and violence against children and youth, the campaign aims to continue to bring to light the alarming problem, its multifaceted aspects, and the need to generate sufficient grass-roots interest and government and public support for better prevention measures. Register your organization online. 

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunity: Global Scholars Program Promoting Girls' Education in Developing Countries <http://www.brookings.edu/about/employment/fellowships/GBL11099> . Through this programme, The Center for Universal Education at Brookings seeks to help build expertise on girls' education policies and programs in developing countries. Application deadline: 31 August 2011. [Source: IGWG].

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

Women's Protection & Empowerment Manager <http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=7312>  / The International Rescue Committee / Location: Baghdad, Iraq / Closing date: October 10, 2011.

Short-term Consultant: SGBV Training and Institutional Development Specialist (Re-Advertisement) <mailto:sgbv.specialist at gmail.com>  / The Learning on Gender and Conflict in Africa (LOGiCA) Program / Location: Great Lakes Region / Closing date: September 4, 2011. For terms of reference, contact: sgbv.specialist at gmail.com <mailto:sgbv.specialist at gmail.com> . 

International Researcher Consultant: The Family Health and Safety Studies <http://countryoffice.unfpa.org/pacific/2010/06/17/2345/vacancies/>  / UNFPA / Location: Pacific Region / Closing date: 24 August 2011. 

Senior Director, Public and Media Relations <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Director-Public-and-Media-Relations>  / The International Center for Research on Women  (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 August 2011].

Senior Director of Operations <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Director-of-Operations>  / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / New Delhi, India / Closing date: August 30, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 August 2011].

Women's Program Coordinator <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-s-Program-Coordinator>  / CARE Australia / Vientiane, Laos / Closing date: August 14, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 August 2011].

Fall 2011 Communications Intern <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fall-2011-Communications-Intern>  / Women for Women International (WfWI) / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 August 2011].

Fall 2011 Sponsorship Intern <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fall-2011-Sponsorship-Intern>  / Women for Women International (WfWI) / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 August 2011].

Fall 2011 Executive Office Intern <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fall-2011-Executive-Office-Intern>  / Women for Women International (WfWI) / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 August 2011].

Deferred Associate <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Deferred-Associate-Volunteer-Attorney>  / Volunteer Attorney / The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) / San Francisco, CA, USA / Applications accepted on a rolling basis. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 August 2011].

Fall 2011 Internship <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fall-2011-Internship>  / The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) / San Francisco, CA, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 August 2011].

Consultant to Make Assessment of NGO reports on CEDAW Implementation <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-to-Make-Assessment-of-NGO-reports-on-CEDAW-Implementation>  / UN Women / Location: Home-based / Closing date: August 12, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 August 2011].

Manager of Communications <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Manager-of-Communications>  / Women's Funding Network (WFN) / San Francisco, CA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 August 2011].

Manager, Conference and Event Programming <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Manager-Conference-and-Event-Programming>  / Women's Funding Network (WFN) / San Francisco, CA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 August 2011].

Country Director, Haiti <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Director-Haiti>  / Concern Worldwide / Port- au-Prince, Haiti / Closing date: August 30, 2011 (Apply ASAP). [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 8 August 2011].


Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated evidence-based responses.

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