[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 25 08 11

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Aug 25 17:13:56 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) Request to Participate: GBV Prevention Network 16 Days of Activism 2011 Campaign: 

The Network's campaign this year stresses that it is not just about 16 Days of Activism and will be extending their 16 Days of Activism from November 25th to December 16th. This year, the regional theme is 'Everyone, Every day Everyway: Prevent Violence against Women Your Way!' to reflect the call out to every individual in our communities that whoever they are, they have the power to do something to prevent violence against women. Please participate in the campaign by visiting: https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:CampaignPublic/id:4061.10601633298/rid:028b9700526060cc77a37420a612741a <https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:CampaignPublic/id:4061.10601633298/rid:028b9700526060cc77a37420a612741a> . 

2) Request to Participate: Research on Sexual Violence and Vicarious Trauma Online Survey

As a sexual violence researcher, and member of the SVRI listserv you are invited to participate in an online survey on doing research on sexual violence and vicarious trauma. The survey online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XZ28P9K and will take an estimated 15 minutes to complete. 

Researching and working with sexual violence survivors is, at times, challenging. As one researcher noted during an online discussion on the issue:

"I have often gone home feeling really down and at times guilty. In fact many a times I have contemplated doing something else development oriented like agriculture that seems less traumatic." 

The SVRI is working to build an evidence-base for research on various aspects of sexual violence. In meeting the goals of the SVRI, we know that the most effective way to support and encourage more research on sexual violence is to develop and retain a skilled research workforce. Literature and models on how best to support sexual violence researchers in different countries and contexts is however limited. SVRI researchers have identified researcher trauma as an important issue. We would like to use this online survey to help us gain a better understanding of how to support sexual violence researchers internationally by developing researcher safety guidelines and publications on the issue of doing research on sexual violence and vicarious trauma. Through this study we would like to explore the stresses sexual violence researchers experience in different countries and contexts, with emphasis on resource poor settings. 

The study is being run by Professor Jan Coles, a general practitioner with experience in family therapy and counselling. For more information on the survey please contact Jan Coles, Associate Professor, Department of General Practice, Monash University by email jan.coles at monash.edu 

III. Sexual Violence in the News

To Prevent Violence, Insist Men Stop the Abuse, Women's eNews, 23 August 2011 <http://womensenews.org/story/domestic-violence/110822/prevent-violence-insist-men-stop-the-abuse> : A recent editorial about a domestic violence murder case in Massachusetts placed the onus on stopping this violence on women. Rob Okun says the responsibility lies with men too, and that it's time for men to speak up.

Child Bride in Jordan Puts Daughters on Same Path, Women's eNews, 22 August 2011 <http://womensenews.org/story/marriagedivorce/110821/child-bride-in-jordan-puts-daughters-same-path> : What kind of mothers subject their daughters to drudgery, deny them education and threaten them with early marriage and other human rights abuses? The answer, one family's story suggests, are women who've gone through just that themselves.

Action Plan to Help Women in War Zones, The Herald Sun, 18 August 2011 <http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/action-plan-to-help-women-in-war-zones/story-e6frf7jx-1226117412679> : Australia has drawn up an action plan to promote the role of women in international conflict resolution and cut down on sexual violence. 

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.

IV. Websites

Women's Rights and Advocacy in the Pacific <http://www.wrap.org.nz/> : WRAP is an Aotearoa NZ based group made up of New Zealand organisations (or affiliates of international organisations) which promote and work on the rights of women in the Pacific as all our part of their remit. [Source: Pacwin].

GBV Prevention Network <http://www.preventgbvafrica.org/content/background> : This Network seeks to facilitate community action to change the norms that perpetuate violence-thereby addressing violence before it occurs. This is done by sharing information and resources, and by facilitating communication between organizations that seek to change the underlying cause of violence.

V. Online Publications/Resource

Discussion Document. Avoiding Some Deadly Sins: Oxfam Learnings and Analysis about Religion, Culture, Diversity, and Development. Balchin C. Oxfam 2011 <http://www.oxfam.org.uk/resources/policy/right_heard/downloads/dp-religion-culture-diversity-development-120811-en.pdf> : This discussion document describes 18 common challenges facing development actors when they consider these issues. [Source: AWID].

The Butterfly Longitudinal Research Project - A Chab Dai Study of (Re) - integration (Researching the Lifecycle of Survivors of Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking). Chab Dai Coalition, 2011 <http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/chabdai_11_the_butterfly_0811.pdf> : This longitudinal study on (re-) integration comes out of the Chab Dai coalition. [Source: Child Trafficking Gateway]. 

Implementing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Peace Operations: Overview of Recent Efforts and Lessons Learned. St-Pierre K. Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, 2011 <http://www.peacebuild.ca/St-Pierre-%20WPS%20in%20Peacekeeping.pdf> : This paper examines recent policy initiatives for implementing the WPS resolutions in peace operations and discusses specific requirements for further translating the norms of the WPS resolutions in peace operations.

Rapid Assessment of Existing Practices and Mechanisms Concerning Rescue, Recovery, and Reintegration of Child Victims of Trafficking between India and Bangladesh. <http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/unicef_rapid_assessment_0811.pdf>  United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) undated: This assessment is intended to take the reader, without preamble or conclusion, through the processes which the rescued Bangladeshi child undergoes. 

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.

A Meta-Analysis of Disparities in Childhood Sexual Abuse, Parental Physical Abuse, and Peer Victimization among Sexual Minority and Sexual Nonminority Individuals. Friedman M.S, Marshal M.P, Guadamuz T.E, Wei C, Wong C.F, Saewyc E.M, Stall R. Am. J. Public Health; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_299492_24> : This article compares the likelihood of childhood sexual abuse, parental physical abuse, and peer victimization based on sexual orientation. [Source: SafetyLit].

Early Marriage and Sexual and Reproductive Health Vulnerabilities of Young Women: A Synthesis of Recent Evidence from Developing Countries. Santhya K.G. Curr. Opin. Obstet. Gynecol; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_310966_24> : This article reviews current evidence on the links between early marriage and health-related outcomes for young women and their children. [Source: SafetyLit].

Anogenital Human Papillomavirus in Sexually Abused and Nonabused Children: A Multicenter Study. Unger E.R, Fajman N.N, Maloney E.M, Onyekwuluje J, Swan D.C, Howard L, Beck-Sagué C.M, Sawyer M.K, Girardet R.G, Sautter R.L, Hammerschlag M.R, Black C.M. Pediatrics; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_311051_23> : This study aims to characterize the epidemiology of genital human papillomavirus infection in children without previous consensual sexual activity, comparing HPV prevalence by certainty of child sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Links Between Religiosity, Childhood Sexual Abuse, and Subsequent Marijuana Use: : An Empirical Inquiry of a Sample of Female College Students. Chu D.C. Int. J. Offender Ther. Comp. Criminol; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_299576_23> : This study examines whether the strain caused by sexual victimization leads to a higher level of subsequent marijuana use and whether religiosity moderates the negative effects of CSA. [Source: SafetyLit].

Military Service, Life Span Sexual Assault Exposures, and Cervical Cytologic Abnormalities. Sadler A.G, Mengeling M.A, Syrop C.H, Torner J.C, Booth B.M. J. Womens Health (Liebert); ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_311039_28> : This study sought to determine women Veterans' competing risk factors, including life span sexual assault (LSA) exposures, associated with recent and lifetime cervical cytologic abnormalities. [Source: SafetyLit].

Homelessness among A Cohort of Women in Street-Based Sex Work: The Need for Safer Environment Interventions. Duff P, Deering K, Gibson K, Tyndall M, Shannon K. BMC Public Health; 11(1): 643, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_310945_8> : This article examines the prevalence and individual, interpersonal and work environment correlates of homelessness among 252 women in street-based sex work. [Source: SafetyLit].

Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Victimization in the Military: An Unintended Consequence of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"? Burks D.J. Am. Psychol; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_310928_21> : This article reviews research to evaluate victimization, which is conceptualized as resulting from a convergence of sexual stigma, conservative gender role beliefs, and sexual prejudice. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

Women's Lives are on the Line - Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Pacific', 6 September 2011, Auckland, New Zealand <http://www.wrap.org.nz/> . This meeting will feature leading Pacific women's rights experts who will discuss women's rights and participation in the Pacific. [Source: Pacwin].

Online Course: CREA: 2nd Disability, Sexuality, and Rights Online Institute, October 17- December 17, 2011 <http://apps3.creaworld.org/creaforms/node/5> : This course provides theory and practice for disabled and non-disabled people working in areas such as development, health, sexuality, media, and rights. Deadline for applications: 17 September 2011. [Source: AWID].

The Resource Alliance: International Workshop on Resource Mobilization (IWRM). 25-28 October 2011, Bangkok, Thailand <http://www.resource-alliance.org/iwrm/about_iwrm_asia/1468.asp> . The IWRM is a 3-4 day conference focused on providing comprehensive training in all aspects of resource mobilization and sustainable fundraising techniques.[Source: AWID].

The 5th Entertainment Education Conference, 17 - 20 November 2011, New Dehli, India <http://www.ee5conference.org/about> . EE5 will bring together the popularity of entertainment and the power of education, it influences positive behavior and social change and transforms lives. EE communication strategies are rooted in oral traditions, extends to mass media and is now crossing new boundaries with innovations in technology.

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: DFID and ESCR: Funding the Development Research towards Achievement of MDGs <http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding-opportunities/international-funding/esrc-dfid/DFID-phase2-call3.aspx> . DFID and ESRC are pleased to announce a third call for applications under Phase 2 of their strategic partnership to provide a joint funding scheme for development research. Deadline for applications: 27 September 2011. [Source: AWID].

Fellowship Opportunity: Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations <http://sarweb.org/index.php?resident_scholar_campbell_fellowship> . One six-month fellowship is available for a female postdoctoral social scientist from a developing nation whose work addresses women's economic and social empowerment in that nation. Deadline for applications: 1 November 2011. [Source: AWID]. 

Fellowship Opportunity: Doris Duke Fellowships for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. <http://www.chapinhall.org/fellowships/doris-duke-fellowships>  The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago invite individuals who are interested in a career in the field of child abuse and neglect prevention to apply for the fellowships. The application period for the 2012-2014 doctoral fellowship is open from August 15, 2011 through December 15, 2011.[Source: Friendsnrc].

Scholarship Opportunity: Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad University Development Cooperation <http://www.scholarships.vliruos.be/> . VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from Africa, Asia and Latin-America to follow a training or master programme at a Dutch speaking university or university college in Belgium. Applications for Masters programmes close: 1 February 2012. [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>  

IX. Vacancies

Regional Programme Director <https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=25390>  / UN Women: Pacific / Location: Suva, Fiji / Closing date: September 6, 2011. [Source: Pacwin].

Development Executive Asia Pacific Region <http://www.wagggsworld.org/en/about/jobsopportunities/DevelopmentExecutiveAsiaPacificRegion>  / Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts / Location: Home Based in the Asia Pacific Region / Closing date: August 31, 2011. 

Senior Program Officer, International Women's Program <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Program-Officer-International-Women-s-Program>  / Open Society Institute / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: September 15, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].

Gender Specialist / ACDI/VOCA <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist>  / Harare,  Zimbabwe. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].

Project Officer - Gender and Justice <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Officer-Gender-and-Justice>  / UN Women / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: August 31, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].

Training Coordinator, Gender and Justice Unit <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Training-Coordinator-Gender-and-Justice-Unit>  / UN Women / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: August 29, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].

International Consultant <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consultant2>  / UN Women / Location: Home-based with travel to Kosovo, Serbia and BiH / Closing date: August 25, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].

Programme Specialist (LAC) <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Specialist-LAC>  / UN Women / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: August 24, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].

Regional Programme Coordinator <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Programme-Coordinator>  / UN Women / Quito, Ecuador / Closing date: August 28, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].

Vice President of Communications / Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Vice-President-of-Communications>  / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].

Director of Philanthropic Partnerships <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Philanthropic-Partnerships>  / International Development Exchange (IDEX) / San Francisco, CA, USA / Closing date: September 9, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].

International Advocacy Officer <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Advocacy-Officer>  / COC Netherlands / Amsterdam, the Netherlands / Closing date: September 5, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].

Executive Director <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director>  / All Out / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].

Campaign Directors <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Campaign-Directors>  / All Out / Locations: Various regions around the globe. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].

Programme Associate <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Associate>  / Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) / Chiang Mai, Thailand / Closing date: August 29, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].

Global Program Officer, Girls' Education Program <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Program-Officer-Girls-Education-Program>  / Room to Read / San Francisco, CA, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].

Gender Research and Programmes Assistant <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Research-and-Programmes-Assistant>  / Plan International / Toronto, Canada / Closing date: September 5, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 22 August 2011].


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

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative, an initiative of the Global Forum for Health Research, is hosted by the Medical Research Council, South Africa.  The SVRI aims to promote research on sexual violence and generate empirical data to ensure sexual violence is recognized as a priority public health problem.  To learn more about the SVRI visit our website www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org>  or contact us at svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>  

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