[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 01 12 11

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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. Special Announcement: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence
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. Special Announcement: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence 

 This week, the SVRI dedicates the Update to the 16 Days of Activism
against Gender Violence, as pledge of support to the to the campaign.
This international campaign takes place globally from  November 25th to
December 10th each year. The campaign aims to end of all forms of
violence against women by raising awareness about gender-based violence
and strengthening efforts globally to realise women's rights. The
campaign ends on December 10, International Human Rights Day, in order
to symbolically tie violence against women to human rights. This year's
theme: "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge
Militarism and End Violence Against Women!" builds on work gathered from
participants during the 2010 campaign. 

The five sub-themes for this year's campaign are:

1. Bringing together women, peace, and human rights movements to
challenge militarism;
2. Proliferation of small arms and their role in domestic violence;
3. Sexual violence in and after conflict;
4. Political violence against women, including Pre/During/Post-election
violence; and
5. Sexual and gender-based violence committed by state agents,
particularly the police or military.

For more information on this campaign and to get involved, please visit:
http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/2011-campaign/theme-announcement
<http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/2011-campaign/theme-announcement> .

II. SVRI Members Requests

1) The GBV Prevention Network's 'What's Your Way?' Competition:

'Everyone, Everyday, Every Way: Prevent Violence Against Women Your
Way!' This 16 Days, The GBV Prevention Network is launching the exciting
new 'What's Your Way?' competition, giving everyone a chance (and
challenge!) to reflect and share with members the different actions they
take to prevent violence against women. Our aim is to demonstrate that
everyone has a role to play and anyone can do it! Ordinary people can
and do take action everyday. There is not just one way, but every way is
possible! The competition is being hosted on the GBV Prevention
Network's r new Facebook page at 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/GBV-Prevention-Network/164926530253629?sk=
app_95936962634
<http://www.facebook.com/pages/GBV-Prevention-Network/164926530253629?sk
=app_95936962634> . 

Starting on 25th November, 2011, we invite all activists from the East,
Horn and Southern Africa to submit written entries of not more than 200
words about the ordinary actions they take to prevent violence against
women everyday in every way!! Winners will receive fantastic prizes
fostering the spirit of activism and the Network! So start thinking
about your story today and get ready to submit everyone has a chance to
win! 

III. Sexual Violence in the News

Afghanistan: Women's rights law poorly enforced, says UN report, IRIN
News, 28 November 2011
<http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=94316> : Afghanistan still
has a long way to go before women in the country are fully protected
under the two-year-old Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) law,
a report concludes.

Counting the Social Cost of Masculinity, The Age, 27 November 2011
<http://www.theage.com.au/world/counting-the-social-cost-of-masculinity-
20111126-1o0gt.html#ixzz1fH0HzoVL> : Friday was the International Day
for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The phrase ''violence
against women'' calls for comment. It names the victims but not the
perpetrators.

Sexual Violence Marks Latest Egyptian Protests, NPR, 27 November 2011
<http://www.npr.org/2011/11/27/142821477/sexual-violence-on-the-rise-in-
egypt> : Despite the chanting and the plastic tents, Tahrir Square now
is a different place than it was during what is known in Egypt as the
"18 Days," back in January and February when protestors overthrew the
Mubarak regime.

Mobilising Men to End Violence Against Women, Inter Press Service News
Agency, 26 November 2011 <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105973> :
Since it launched in 1997, the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence
Against Women has distributed more than 78 million dollars to 339
projects around the world, but even these resources fall far short,
meeting less than five percent of demand.

Battered Bodies, Broken Families: Remembering Immigrant Women, Inter
Press Service News Agency, 25 November 2011
<http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105965> : Today marks the first of
"16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence", a campaign launched
in 1991 to insist that 'women's rights are human rights'.

UN Women Executive Director Outlines Policy Agenda to End Violence
against Women: Prevention, Protection and Provision of Services Key,
Say No! UNiTE to End Violence Against Women, 21 November 2011
<http://saynotoviolence.org/around-world/news/un-women-executive-directo
r-outlines-policy-agenda-end-violence-against-women-prev> : As a young
girl in Chile, I heard a common saying, quien te quiere te aporrea, or
who loves you beats you.  I recall a woman say, "That's just the way it
is."

IV. Websites

Make Every Woman Count <http://www.makeeverywomancount.org/> : This
young women-led organisation is committed to actively promote and
advocate for the empowerment and rights of African women and girls and
to raise awareness of the African women's Decade. [Source: AWID].

Women's Rehabilitation Centre Nepal <http://www.worecnepal.org/> : This
organisation works in partnership with grassroots people in order to
resolve the major socio-economic, cultural and human rights injustices
prevalent in Nepal in order to work towards the attainment of social
justice and sustainable livelihood at the community level.

White Ribbon Policy Research Series
<http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/resources/research> : The Research Series
includes policy and research papers on the prevention of men's violence
against women.

V. Online Publications/Resources

Intersections of Violence against Women and Militarism: Meeting Report,
June 9-11, 201. LaForgia R. Center for Women's Global Leadership, 2011
<http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/globalcenter/publications/vawmilitarism2011
.pdf> : This report chronicles the key discussion points of the meeting
which brought together thirty feminist activists, academics and experts
from around the world to: (i) identify and explore feminist perspectives
of militarism; (ii) examine the intersections between militarism and
violence against women; and (iii) develop global feminist strategies to
challenge militarism. [Source: Zunia Update].

UN Women Executive Director Outlines Policy Agenda: 16 Steps To End
Violence against Women, UN Women, 2011
<http://www.unwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/EN-16-Steps.pdf> :
his document shows 16 steps to end violence against women as outlined by
the UN Women Executive Director as their policy agenda. [Source: Zunia
Update].

Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report. Women and the
Criminal Justice System. Minister of Industry, 2011
<http://ywcacanada.ca/data/research_docs/00000171.pdf> : This chapter
explores the prevalence and nature of female victimization, female
criminality as well as the processing of female offenders through the
criminal justice system in Canada. [Source: Zunia Update].

Women and the City: Examining the Gender Impact of Violence and
Urbanisation. A Comparative Study of Brazil, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Liberia
and Nepal. ActionAid, 2011
<http://www.actionaid.org/publications/women-and-city-examining-gender-i
mpact-violence-and-urbanisation> : This report presents findings about
women's safety and mobility in five countries: Brazil, Cambodia,
Ethiopia, Liberia and Nepal. [Source: Zunia Update].

Conventional and Innovative Justice Responses to Sexual Violence. Daly
K. Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, 2011
<http://www.aifs.gov.au/acssa/pubs/issue/i12/i12.pdf> : This paper
reflects on the limits of legal reform in improving outcomes for
victim/survivors. Given the extent of reform to procedural, substantive,
and evidentiary aspects of sexual assault legal cases, we may have
exhausted its potential to change the response to sexual assault.
[Source: Restorative Justice Online]. 

Book: Gender, Shame and Sexual Violence: Voices of Witnesses and Court
Members in War Crimes Tribunals. Sharratt S. Ashgate Publishing, 2011
<http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409419990> : Drawing on extensive
interview material gathered amongst victims, witnesses, judges and NGOs,
this book investigates the prosecution of rape and sexual violence in
war crimes tribunals, with special attention to The International Court
for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and World Court in Sarajevo.

Victimological Approaches to International Crimes: Africa. Letschert R,
Haveman R, de Brouwer A and Pemberton A (Eds). Supranational Criminal
LawIntersentia, 2011
<http://www.intersentia.com/searchDetail.aspx?bookId=101626&authors=Rian
ne%20Letschert%20(ed.),%20Roelof%20Haveman%20(ed.),%20Anne-Marie%20de%20
Brouwer%20(ed.),%20Antony%20Pemberton%20(ed.)&title=Victimological%20App
roaches%20to%20International%20Crimes:%20> : This volume provides a
much-needed and comprehensive overview of the intricacies of
victimisation by international crimes. This endeavour transcends
academic interest, as an approach of this kind is essential to mend
societies ravaged by genocide, war crimes and/or crimes against
humanity.

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.

Do Drinking Motives Mediate the Association between Sexual Assault and
Problem Drinking? Lindgren K.P, Neighbors C, Blayney J.A, Mullins P.M,
Kaysen D. Addict. Behav; ePub, 2011
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_335072_1> : The current study
tests a longitudinal model and examines coping and enhancement motives
as potential mediators to the sexual assault-problem drinking relation.
[Source: SafetyLit]. 

Depression, Anxiety, and Symptom Profiles among Female and Male Victims
of Sexual Violence. Smith M, Bossarte R.M, Choudhary E. Am. J. Men.
Health; ePub, 2011
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_335085_28> : The main
objectives of this study is to identify patterns in the associations
between sexual violence victimization and depression and anxiety
symptoms using data from the sexual violence and DA Behavioral Risk
Factor Surveillance System modules. [Source: SafetyLit].

In Mother's Lap: Forging Care and Kinship in Documentary Protocols of
Sexual Assault Intervention. Mulla S. Law Cult. Humanit; 7(3): 413-433,
2011
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_335032_37> : In this article,
the author examines the documentary practices of forensic intervention
into sexual assault as they reveal a larger set of imaginaries about
kinship, gender, violence and healing. [Source: SafetyLit].

Selling Sex in Unsafe Spaces: Sex Work Risk Environments in Phnom Penh,
Cambodia. Maher L, Mooney-Somers J, Phlong P, Couture M.C, Stein E,
Evans J, Cockroft M, Sansothy N, Nemoto T, Page K. Harm Reduct. J; 8(1):
30, 2011
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_335186_8> : This study
explores explore vulnerability to HIV/STI and related harms of young
women engaged in sex work in Phnom Penh  as part of the Young Women's
Health Study. [Source: SafetyLit].

Different yet Complementary: Two Approaches to Supporting Victims of
Sexual Violence in the UK. Robinson A, Hudson K. Criminol. Crim.
Justice; 11(5): 515-533, 2011
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_335049_20> : This article
explores the strengths and limitations of two different types of
settings that provide specialist support to victims of sexual violence
in the UK: Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) and voluntary sector
organizations such as Rape Crisis. [Source: SafetyLit].

Forging Violence against Women: Documents, Regimes of Family and
Intimate-Partner Abuse. Trinch S. Law Cult. Humanit.; 7(3): 394-412,
2011
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_335033_37> : This article
examines how legal texts can be read to broaden our understanding of
intimate-partner violence in the United States. [Source: SafetyLit].

National Trends in Exposure to and Experiences of Violence on the
Internet Among Children. Ybarra M.L, Mitchell K.J, Korchmaros J.D.
Pediatrics; ePub, 2011
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_335308_23> : This article
examines rates of technology-based violent experiences (eg, bullying,
harassment, unwanted sexual experiences [USEs] perpetration, and
victimization) and exposures (eg, hate sites) from 2006 to 2008 among US
children. [Source: SafetyLit].

When Can I help? A Conceptual Framework for the Prevention of Sexual
Violence through Bystander Intervention. McMahon S, Banyard V.L. Trauma
Violence Abuse; ePub, 2011
<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewd
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_335343_20> : This article
reviews the literature on sexual violence bystander intervention and
present a conceptual framework that lays out a continuum of bystander
opportunities. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

"Data on Gender-Based Violence: What's New and What's Not", 6 December
2011, Washington, DC, USA <mailto:esullivan at prb.org.> . This panel will
be held in Commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender
Violence and the 30th Anniversary of the International Day for
Elimination of Violence Against Women. For more information on the
panel, contact: esullivan at prb.org <mailto:esullivan at prb.org> . 

Training Course: Managing Gender-based Violence Programmes in
Emergencies, 15-22 Februay 2012, Nairobi, Kenya
<https://extranet.unfpa.org/Apps/GBVinEmergencies/index.html> . This
7-day training course is offered by UNFPA and International Medical
Corps and aims to build both technical knowledge of gender-based
violence and practical skills in program design and management.
Application closing date: 20 December 2011. For more information,
contact: awiens at internationalmedicalcorps.org
<mailto:awiens at internationalmedicalcorps.org> . 

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunity: 2012 UPEACE-IDRC PhD Fellowships and Doctoral
Research Awards . <http://upeace.org/idrc/index.cfm>  This programme is
offering 15 PhD Grants in two categories: PhD Fellowships and Doctoral
Research Awards. Both grants are specifically for African students
pursuing their PhDs in Governance and Security Studies in a University
in Sub-Saharan Africa. Deadline for applications: 28 February 2012.
[Source: AWID].

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

Chief of Party
<http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=FUTURESGROUP&cws
=1>  / Futures Group / Location: Tanzania / Open until filled. For more
information, contact: ssehgal at futuresgroup.com
<mailto:ssehgal at futuresgroup.com> . 

Study Coordinator
<http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=FUTURESGROUP&cws
=1>  / Futures Group / Location: Tanzania / Open until filled. For more
information, contact: ssehgal at futuresgroup.com
<mailto:ssehgal at futuresgroup.com> . 

Researcher/Adviser - Gender
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Researcher-Advis
er-Gender>  / Amnesty International (AI) / London, UK / Closing date:
December 11, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 November
2011].

Programme Coordinator
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Coordi
nator>  / UN Women / Bogota, Colombia / Closing date: December 5, 2011.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 November 2011].

Gender and Security Specialist
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Secur
ity-Specialist>  / UN Women / Juba, South Sudan / Closing date: December
5, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 November 2011].

Deputy Country Director
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Deputy-Country-D
irector>  / UN Women / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: December 5,
2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 November 2011].

Policy Specialist (Data and Research - Progress of the World's Women)
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-Specialis
t-Data-and-Research-Progress-of-the-World-s-Women>  / UN Women / New
York, NY, USA / Closing date: December 5, 2011. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 November 2011].

Faculty Fellowships: Human Trafficking
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Faculty-Fellowsh
ips-Human-Trafficking>  / Rice University / Houston, TX, USA / Closing
date: January 17, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28
November 2011].

Call for Authors
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Call-for-Authors
>  / SAGE Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 November 2011].

Resource & Documentation Centre Officer
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Resource-Documen
tation-Centre-Officer>  / The European Institute for Gender Equality
(EIGE) / Vilnius, Lithuania / Closing date: January 8, 2012. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 November 2011].

Seconded National Expert (SNE) - Gender Training
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Seconded-Nationa
l-Expert-SNE-Gender-Training>  / The European Institute for Gender
Equality (EIGE) / Vilnius, Lithuania / Closing date: January 8, 2012.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 November 2011].

Seconded National Expert (SNE) - Communications
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Seconded-Nationa
l-Expert-SNE-Communications>  / The European Institute for Gender
Equality (EIGE) / Vilnius, Lithuania / Closing date: January 8, 2012.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 November 2011].

Budget Officer
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Budget-Officer>
/ The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) / Vilnius, Lithuania
/ Closing date: January 21, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs:
Monday 28 November 2011].

Program Assistant
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Assistan
t>  / The Summit Foundation / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date:
January 6, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 November
2011].

Regional Programme Manager (East Asia)
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Program
me-Manager-East-Asia>  / Oxfam GB / Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date:
December 9, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 November
2011].

Program Officer, Strengthening Human Rights Worldwide
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-
Strengthening-Human-Rights-Worldwide>  / The Ford Foundation / New York,
NY, USA / Closing date: January 27, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 28 November 2011].

Women's Protection and Empowerment (Gender Based Violence) Coordinator
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-s-Protecti
on-and-Empowerment-Gender-Based-Violence-Coordinator>  / The
International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Juba, South Sudan / Closing date:
January 23, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 November
2011].

Director
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director>  / The
Martin Ennals Foundation (MEF) / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date:
December 31, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 November
2011].

Volunteers, Resisting and Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms
Initiative
<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Volunteers-Resisting-and-
Challenging-Religious-Fundamentalisms-Initiative>  / The Association for
Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 November 2011].

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