[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 18 08 11

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Aug 18 15:56:00 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. 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

Seoul to Bring Back Women-Only Subway Cars, Los Angeles Times, 17 August 2011 <http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-south-korea-subway-20110817,0,6162742.story?323223> : South Korean officials next month will begin a program offering the exclusive train coaches, reviving an idea that was abandoned two decades ago. 

Rape Another Risk for Somali Drought Refugees, AFP, 17 August 2011 <http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5goBAz7HUoRR9kehH4CicAqhmm84Q?docId=CNG.3404e18b09e683dd9aaf2d6e60f080df.261> : Sixteen-year-old Rukiyah Abdukadir was collecting firewood outside a refugee camp in Ethiopia when she was raped, her attack underlining the risks facing the thousands of people fleeing drought.

Syria: Palestinian Refugees Flee Port City Camp, IRIN News, 17 August 2011 <http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=93517> : Syria should allow humanitarian access to Palestinian refugees living in the Mediterranean port city of Latakia following reports that violence has forced thousands of them to flee a camp in the area.

Groundbreaking Legislation Protects Domestic, Sexual Violence Victims, The Maui News, 15 August 2011 <http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/552467/Groundbreaking-legislation-protects-domestic--sexual-violence-victims.html?nav=18> : The telephone call came in two years ago to Pema Gilman, domestic violence advocate for Women Helping Women and the liaison to the West Maui Domestic Violence Task Force.

Violence against Women is Symptom of a Dread Disease, Times Live, 14 August 2011 <http://www.timeslive.co.za/opinion/commentary/2011/08/14/violence-against-women-is-symptom-of-a-dread-disease> : We cannot ignore the rape of women, as it will kill our entire society in the end, writes Margie Orford.

Study Finds Marked Rise in Intensely Sexualized Images of Women, Not Men, Medical News Today, 13 August 2011 <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/232608.php> : A study by University at Buffalo sociologists has found that the portrayal of women in the popular media over the last several decades has become increasingly sexualized, even "pornified." The same is not true of the portrayal of men.

Post War Reconstruction Ignores Victims of Sexual Violence, Inter Press Service News Agency, 12 August 2011 <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56840> : Ester Abeja has experienced both physical and emotional atrocities. She was captured by Uganda's feared rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and was forced to join them. But not before the soldiers made her kill her one-year- old baby girl, by smashing her skull in, and then gang raped her.

III. Websites

Engagingmen.net <http://engagingmen.net/> : This site is a public resource for anyone - women, men and young people - committed to gender justice and ending violence against women. [Source: Pacwin].

Launch of ePetition Site for Specialist Support Services <http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/366> : This site invites users to sign a Specialist Support Services for Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Crimes ePetition to the British Government. 

IV. Online Publications/Resource

Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country. UN Women, 2011 <http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/vaw_prevalence_matrix_15april_2011.pdf> : This resource 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. It includes data for both lifetime and past-year prevalence, perpetrated by intimate and/or non-intimate partners. [Source: AWID].

Opinion: UN Security Council 1325 and Peace Negotiations and Agreements. Bell C & O'Rourke C. Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, February 2011 <http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/66DCD0E7A5C750D6C12578460049502A-Full_Report.pdf> : This Opinion is part of a series of five commissioned to leading practitioners and analysts in the fields of mediation and peacemaking, gender relations, international security and peace processes. [Source: WUNRN].

Special Collection: Models in Prevention - CDC's DELTA Program <http://www.vawnet.org/special-collections/DELTA.php#100> : The DELTA program seeks to reduce the incidence of intimate partner violence by providing funding to support local CCR's adoption of primary prevention principles and practices. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

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.

Assessing Youth Who Sexually Offended: The Predictive Validity of the ERASOR, J-SOAP-II, and YLS/CMI in a Non-Western Context. Chu C.M, Ng K, Fong J, Teoh J. Sex Abuse; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_309662_24> : This study compares the predictive validity of three youth risk assessment measures for sexual and nonviolent recidivism in a sample of 104 male youth who sexually offended within a Singaporean context. [Source: SafetyLit].

Changes in the Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse, its Risk Factors, and Their Associations as a Function of Age Cohort in a Finnish Population Sample. Laaksonen T, Sariola H, Johansson A, Jern P, Varjonen M, Von Der Pahlen B, Sandnabba N.K, Santtila P. Child Abuse Negl; Epub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_309491_24> : This study examines the prevalence of childhood sexual abuse experiences as a function of cohort and gender, factors associated with CSA as a function of cohort and whether the association of these factors with CSA remained the same irrespective of cohort, and whether any cohort differences could be explainable by cohort differences in reporting bias. [Source: SafetyLit].

Child Abuse Consultations Initiated by Child Protective Services: The Role of Expert Opinions. McGuire L, Martin K.D, Leventhal J.M. Acad. Pediatr; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_309400_24> : This article describes consultations provided by child abuse pediatricians for cases referred by child protective services (CPS); compare the opinions of the likelihood of child maltreatment of the initial physician, CPS, and the child abuse pediatrician; and examine predictors of the experts' opinions. [Source: SafetyLit].

Childhood Sexual Abuse Severity Reconsidered: A Factor Structure of CSA Characteristics. Young T.L, Riggs M, Robinson J.L. J. Child Sex. Abuse; 20(4): 373-395, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_308581_24> : This article addresses the lack of empirically grounded measures of childhood sexual abuse severity, a survey of self-report items was developed following a thorough review of the childhood sexual abuse literature. [Source: SafetyLit].

Community-Implemented Trauma Therapy for Former Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ertl V, Pfeiffer A, Schauer E, Elbert T, Neuner F. J. Am. Med. Assoc. JAMA; 306(5): 503-12, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_308617_24> : This article assesses the efficacy of a community-based intervention targeting symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in formerly abducted individuals. [Source: SafetyLit].

Differences in Perceptions of Child Sexual Abuse Based on Perpetrator Age and Respondent Gender. Giglio J.J, Wolfteich P.M, Gabrenya W.K, Sohn M.L. J. Child Sex. Abuse; 20(4): 396-412, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_308580_24> : In this study, undergraduate students' perceptions of CSA were obtained using vignettes with an adult or child perpetrator and a general questionnaire. [Source: SafetyLit].

Effects of an Alcohol Intervention on Drinking Among Female College Students with and Without a Recent History of Sexual Violence. Brahms E, Ahl M, Reed E, Amaro H. Addict. Behav; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_309442_24> : This study investigates past year sexual violence and its association with alcohol consumption and related psychosocial variables; and whether the impact of an alcohol intervention was different for college women with a history of sexual violence compared to those without such a history. [Source: SafetyLit].

Implications for Sexual Assault Prevention: College Students as Prosocial Bystanders. Exner D, Cummings N. J. Am. Coll. Health; 59(7): 655-657, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_309565_24> : This article assesses bystander attitudes among undergraduate students at a northeastern university. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sibling Sexual Abuse: An Empirical Analysis of Offender, Victim, and Event Characteristics in National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Data, 2000-2007. Krienert J.L, Walsh J.A. J. Child Sex. Abuse; 20(4): 353-372, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_308582_24> : This work draws on eight years of National Incident-Based Reporting System data (2000-2007) to provide aggregate level baseline information. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Association of Maternal Depressive Symptoms with Child Externalizing Problems: The Role of Maternal Support Following Child Sexual Abuse. Rakow A, Smith D, Begle A.M, Ayer L. J. Child Sex. Abuse; 20(4): 467-480, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_308578_24> : This study examines the role of abuse-specific maternal support in the association between parent depressive symptoms and child externalizing problems in a sample of children with a history of sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit].

Self-Regulatory Deficits as Predictors of Sexual, Aggressive, and Self-Harm Behaviors in a Psychiatric Sex Offender Population. Stinson J.D, Robbins S.B, Crow C.W. Crim. Justice Behav; 38(9): 885-895, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_309727_18> : In this article the authors discuss the proposed relationships among self-regulatory deficits, dysregulation, and maladaptive behavior, including problematic sexual behavior. [Source: SafetyLit].

VI. Events

Webinar: Programme Evaluation 101, 24 August <http://login.icohere.com/connect/a_connectresponse_save.cfm?key=6010605a-ab62-4aa3-9f43-37e0d0fb3427&vu=http://login.icohere.com/injuryframing&cn=Injury%20Framing%20Collaborative%20Space&stylePrefix=4301&langseq=1> . This presentation will provide an overview of program evaluation for participants new to program evaluation. The session will be organized around the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's six-step Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health as well as the four sets of evaluation standards from the Joint Commission on Evaluation Standards.

Webinar: Diversifying Leadership: Building the Voice and Vision to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence, 30 and 31 August 2011 <http://www.preventconnect.org/mail/announce/2011-08-15.html> .In this session, participants will learn new strategies to diversify leadership and how these strategies strengthen efforts to prevent sexual and domestic violence. Be ready to join the discussion by sharing ideas or posing questions to our guests via live phone and text chat.

19th Annual IAFN Scientific Assembly, Forensic Nursing in the 21st Century, 19-22 October 2011, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <http://www.iafn.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=609> . This year's conference is aimed at offering opportunities for nurses, researchers, educators, law enforcement, policy makers, and all related professionals to share important knowledge and experiences related to forensic nursing. Registration now open.

Regional Skills Building Workshop: Primary Prevention of Gender-based Violence: Implementing Projects and Measuring Results, 3-5 November 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka <http://www.partners4prevention.org/prevention-workshop-application> . Partners for Prevention is accepting applications from practitioners from the Asia-Pacific region to participate in a regional workshop aiming at building practical skills for those implementing, planning or considering primary prevention projects/programmes. Application closing date: 28 September 2011. 

Competition: Prevención de la Violencia, Reconocimiento Universitario Caracol de Plata, 2011 <http://www.caracoldeplata.org/> . This competition invites students from universities and higher education institutions in Latin America-to participate in sending messages on violence in a creative fashion. Applications accepted until 30 September 2011. Information available in Spanish only. 

International Seminar on Violence in Adolescence and Youth in Developing Countries Asunción, Paraguay, May 2012 <http://www.iussp.org/Activities/ypdc/call11.php> . This seminar was organised by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Young People's Life Course in Developing Countries. Participants are invited to submit papers for this panel on or before: 15 November 2011. 

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Arab Human Rights Fund <http://www.ahrfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74&Itemid=88> . The Fund welcomes letters of inquiry from potential applicants throughout the year. Strong applicants will be invited to submit a full application. [Source: AWID].

Call for Submissions/Papers: Joint CEDAW-CRC General Recommendation/Comment on Harmful Practices <http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/JointCEDAW-CRC-GeneralRecommendation.htm> . CEDAW and CRC Committees welcome papers on harmful practices affecting girls under eighteen years old, in English, French or Spanish, particularly from those interested organizations and individuals who have extensive experience or information on harmful practices affecting girls under eighteen years old. Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2011. [Source: AWID].

Scholarship Opportunity: PhD Studentship in Health Economics <http://www.gowellonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=157&Itemid=1> . The studentship is part of an exciting new initiative in 'The Economics of Public Health' between the University of Glasgow's MRC/SCO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit and Glasgow Centre for Population Health. The deadline for applications is Monday 29 August 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

Independent Contractor: Lead Researcher and Trainer for Impact Evaluation <mailto:registry at unwomenpacific.org>  / Impact Evaluation of the Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls Project / UN Women / Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / Closing date: September 2, 2011. For more information, contact: registry at unwomenpacific.org <mailto:registry at unwomenpacific.org> . 

Solomon Islands Overseas Program Manager <http://www.iwda.org.au/au/2011/08/10/job-vacancy-solomon-islands-overseas-program-manager/>  / International Women's Development Agency / Location: Melbourne, Australia / Closing date: 26 August 2011. [Source: Pacwin].

Timor Leste Overseas Program Manager (part-time <http://www.iwda.org.au/au/2011/08/10/job-vacancy-overseas-program-manager-timor-lest/> ) / International Women's Development Agency / Location: Melbourne, Australia / Closing date: 26 August 2011. [Source: Pacwin].

International Advocacy Officer <mailto:BvanRoozendaal at coc.nl>  / COC Netherlands / Location: Netherlands / Closing date: September 5, 2011. For more information, contact: BvanRoozendaal at coc.nl <mailto:BvanRoozendaal at coc.nl> . 

Gender Research and Programmes Assistant <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Research-and-Programmes-Assistant>  / Plan International / Toronto, Canada / Closing date: September 5, 2011.

Girls Programme Specialist <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Girls-Programme-Specialist>  / Plan International / Location: Toronto, Canada, Woking, UK, Washington, DC or New York, NY, USA / Closing date: September 5, 2011.

Executive Director <http://www.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.

Legal Internship Positions <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Legal-Internship-Positions>  / The Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice / The Hague, the Netherlands / Closing date: August 19, 2011.

National Consultant <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/National-Consultant>  / UN Women / Location: Home-based and Hanoi, Viet Nam / Closing date: August 25, 2011.

International Consultant <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consultant>  / UN Women / Location: Home-based and Hanoi, Viet Nam / Closing date: August 25, 2011.

Women's Protection & Empowerment Manager <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-s-Protection-Empowerment-Manager>  / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Baghdad, Iraq.

Regional Change Lead (Gender and Humanitarian) <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Change-Lead-Gender-and-Humanitarian>  / Oxfam GB / Pakistan / Closing date: August 19, 2011.

Pan Africa Gender Justice Lead <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Pan-Africa-Gender-Justice-Lead>  / Oxfam GB / Nairobi, Kenya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or Dakar, Senegal / Closing date: August 19, 2011.

Project Officer: Women's Collective Action <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Officer-Women-s-Collective-Action>  / Oxfam GB / Oxford, UK / Closing date: August 25, 2011.

Program Coordinator <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Coordinator2>  / The Center for Women's Global Leadership / New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Director <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director>  / Activists Networking against the Exploitation of Child Domestic Workers (Anex CDW) / Cape Town, South Africa / Closing date:  August 24, 2011.

Senior Grant Writer <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Grant-Writer>  / MADRE / New York, NY, USA.

Digital Content Manager <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Digital-Content-Manager>  / The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. / Washington, DC, USA.

Political Research and PAC Coordinator <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Political-Research-and-PAC-Coordinator>  / The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. / Washington, DC, USA.

Policy Analyst, International Programs <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-Analyst-International-Programs>  / Population Reference Bureau (PRB) / Washington, DC, USA.

International Researcher Consultant <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Director-Public-and-Media-Relations>  / UNFPA / Suva, Fiji / Closing date: August 24, 2011.


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

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