[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 15 12 11

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Dec 15 12:03:27 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. SVRI Members Requests 
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. SVRI Members Requests

1) Request for Information on Screening/Assessment Tools for Child Abuse
and Maltreatment

Dr Muhammad Mizanur Rashid Shuvra is a research investigator at ICDDRB
and currently planning research on child abuse/maltreatment and neglect,
an area that has not been explored much in Bangladesh. He is currently
seeking information on different kinds of screening/assessment tools
used for identifying child abuse/maltreatment and neglect. If you have
any information to share with Dr Shuvra please email direct: 
shuvra at icddrb.org <mailto:shuvra at icddrb.org> . Thank you in advance for
your assistance.

2) ECafrique Members: Request for Submissions on Articles on ECafrique

ECafrique is glad to let you know that they are currently soliciting
submissions for the next edition of the ECafrique bulletin. The next
issue will not be centered on a particular theme, but rather on articles
that give general updates on EC activities.  

These could include: meetings attended where EC was mentioned or
presentations made, such as your experiences/impressions during the two
EC events hosted by ICEC at the recently concluded FP conference held in
Dakar- Senegal. Write-ups on current EC selling practices in various
countries, current trends of EC use in countries - such as how EC fits
into the general FP policy and practice in your country or how EC can be
used in conjunction with male and/or female condoms as well as  the role
of EC as a back-up to other FP methods, media coverage of EC, and latest
research or program activities  in  areas such as FP, adolescents,
management of sexual and gender-based violence among other areas will
indeed be of interest. Kindly send your article by 22nd  January, 2012
to ecafrique at popcouncil.org <mailto:ecafrique at popcouncil.org> .   

II. Sexual Violence in the News

Speaking Out about Staying Silent, Chicago Tribune, 14 December 2011
14,0,6732921.story> : My silence had layers. The first layer was fear.
The second got formed from believing it was somehow my fault; this
wouldn't happen to a "good" child.

The Twice-Victimized of Sexual Assault, The New York Times, 12 December
-assault.html?_r=1&ref=science> : Nearly every woman I know can recall
one or more instances in which she was sexually assaulted, harassed,
threatened, inappropriately touched or even raped.

Binge Drinking by Freshman Women Tied to Sexual Assault Risk, According
to New Research, Medical News Today, 11 December 2011
<http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/238931.php> : Many young women
who steer clear of alcohol while they're in high school may change their
ways once they go off to college.

Rape Used as Military Weapon, Interpress Service News Agency, 10
December 2011 <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106173> : The Burmese
army has been following a policy of systematically raping women and
girls to subjugate the country's rebellious ethnic minorities, according
to a new report.

In Lebanon, Violence between the Sheets is Legal, Women's eNews, 9
December 2011
e-sheets-legal> : If street fashion is considered a gauge, Lebanon might
be mistaken for an oasis of emancipation for Arab women.

Their Bodies, Our Battlefields, Gender across Borders, 1 December 2011
elds/> : Violence against women and girls in Kenya, as it is in other
parts of the world, is a result of profound social systems that
maintain, advance and proliferate it.

III. Websites

Forensic Nursing <http://www.forensicnursing.org/> : Forensic nurses
provide input and education to judicial, criminal justice, and
healthcare professionals involved in civil and criminal cases. This
resourceful website has been designed to assist those in the beginning
and middle stages of their forensic nursing careers. 

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Page
<http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/nisvs/> : The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention created this resource page to present the
findings of this survey, emphasising that sexual violence, stalking, and
intimate partner violence are important and widespread public health
problems in the United States. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

The Child Recovery and Reintegration Network
<http://www.childrecovery.info/index.php?id=33> : This Network supports
and strengthens research, knowledge and learning surrounding the
recovery and reintegration of children affected by sexual exploitation
and trafficking globally.

NSVRC: Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention
<http://www.nsvrc.org/projects/engaging-bystanders> : This project
highlights resources, research and tools that support the development of
bystander intervention approaches to prevention. [Source:

StopVAW: Violence against LGBT Women Page
<http://www.stopvaw.org/violence_against_lgbt_women.html> : This webpage
provides information on prevalence, causes, risk factors, government and
NGO responses and policy around violence against LGBT women.

IV. Online Publications/Resources

Briefing Paper: Care and Support of Male Survivors of Conflict-Related
Sexual Violence <http://www.svri.org/CareSupportofMaleSurviv.pdf> .
Russell W, Hilton A, Peel M, Loots L and Dartnall E. SVRI, 2011: This
briefing paper provides commentary on sexual violence against men and
boys in conflict settings, and highlights promising programming and
therapeutic approaches in the care and support of male survivors.

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: Communications
Toolkit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011
<http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/NISVS_toolkit-a.pdf> : This
toolkit is a practical guide that outlines basic elements for effective
communications initiatives: defining a goal or specific objective,
identifying your priority audience(s), creating central messages,
working with traditional and new media, and mobilizing others. [Source:

Panel Statement from the Women's Hearing: True Voice of Women in the
Khmer Rouge Regime on Sexual Violence. Cambodian Defenders Project, 2011
ue-Voice-of-Women-in-the-Khmer-Rouge-Regime-on-Sexual-Violence> : On 7
and 8 December 2011, the CDP convened the women's hearing at the
Ecumenical Diakonia Center in Phnom Penh Cambodia. The hearing was
established to hear the experiences of women during the Khmer Rouge
regime on sexual violence. [Source: AWID].

"How Come You Allow Little Girls to Get Married?": Child Marriage in
Yemen. Human Rights Watch, 2011
et-married> : This 54-page report documents the lifelong damage to girls
who are forced to marry young. Yemeni girls and women told Human Rights
Watch about being forced into child marriages by their families, and
then having no control over whether and when to bear children and other
important aspects of their lives. [Source: IGWG].

Program Guide for Integrating GBV Prevention and Response in PEPFAR
Programs. USAID, AIDSTAR-One,
paign=Afro>  This guide serves as a tool for program managers to not
only begin to address GBV within their programs, but also to plan for
greater integration and coordination within country teams when designing
workplans and budgets.[Source: Afro-nets].

Virtual Issue: Facilitating the Use of Research Evidence. Milbank
Quarterly, 2011
page/virtual_issue__introduction.htm> : This virtual issue includes, in
chronological order, twenty-two articles and two commentaries that have
been published in the Quarterly between 2001 and 2011.

Trust in Women: Give General Support. Global Fund for Women, 2011
gensupport.pdf> : This working paper explores new research on the
effectiveness of flexible grant-making and an independent evaluation of
Global Fund's approach. [Source: AWID].

Documentary: They Slept with Me. Refugee Law Project, 2011
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dxaFqezrXg> : This disturbing short
documentary shares the testimonies of several male survivors, and raises
critical questions about the search for justice for conflict-related
sexual violence. Your comments, as always, are welcome and can be
addressed to info at refugeelawproject.org
<mailto:info at refugeelawproject.org> . 

Transforming Communities to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation:
A Primary Prevention Approach. Prevention Institute, 2009
.html> : This report presents the research and critical thinking of a
diverse group of experts in the field of preventing child abuse and

Documentary: Hear Us: Women Affected by Political Violence in Zimbabwe
Speak Out.. WITNESS and the Research and Advocacy Unit of Zimbabwe
women-in-conflict/> : This documentary chronicles the stories of four
Zimbabwean women who were among the estimated several thousand women
targeted for their political affiliation and subjected to state torture.
[Source: AWID].

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.

How Often Are Teens Arrested for Sexting? Data From a National Sample of
Police Cases. Wolak J, Finkelhor D, Mitchell K.J. Pediatrics; ePub, 2011
etails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_337561_24> : This article
examines characteristics of youth sexting cases handled by police and
their outcomes in response to clinical and other concerns about the
risks of sexting behavior. [Source: SafetyLit].

Poverty, Child Sexual Abuse and HIV in the Transkei Region, South
Africa. Banwari M. Afr. Health Sci; 11(Suppl 1): S117-S121, 2011
etails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_337374_24> : This paper is a
selection of 5 cases who presented at Sinawe Center as victims of rape,
where money has played a role in the delay in reporting to the police.
[Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual Violence Victimization among Female Secondary School Students in
Eastern Ethiopia. Bekele A.B, van Aken M.A, Dubas J.S. Violence Vict;
26(5): 608-630, 2011
etails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_337614_24> : This article
reveals that high-rejection sensitivity, having multiple sexual
partners, the frequent watching of pornography, and use of alcohol or
other soft drugs (Khat or shisha) are factors associated with higher
levels of sexual violence victimization. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual Assault and Abuse of Children. Hammerschlag M.R. Clin. Infect.
Dis; 53(Suppl 3): S103-S109, 2011
etails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_337416_24> : The purpose of
this paper is to review the recent data on the epidemiology of child
sexual abuse including the epidemiology of major STIs and summarize the
current recommendations for diagnostic testing in this population.
[Source: SafetyLit].

The Association between Ethnic Identity and Sexual Coercion among Young
Men in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Nyembezi A, Resnicow K,
James S, Funani I, Sifunda S, Ruiter R, van den Borne B,
Sanders-Phillips K, Reddy P. J. Health Psychol; ePub, 2011
etails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_337505_37> : This article
suggests that suggest that emphasizing cultural commitment may reduce
sexual coercion, though findings need to be replicated. [Source:

Support Tools for Evidence-Informed Health Policymaking (STP) 1: What is
Evidence-Informed policymaking? Oxman A.D, Lavis J.N, Lewin S and
Fretheim A. Health Research Policy and Systems, 7 (1), 2009
: This article is part of a series written for people responsible for
making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who
support these decision makers.

Causes and Consequences of Intimate Partner Rape and Violence:
Experiences of Victims in Lagos, Nigeria. Esere M.O, Idowu A.I, Durosaro
I.A and Omotosho J.A. Journal of AIDS and HIV Research, 1(1): 001-007,
f> : This study investigated the causes and consequences of Intimate
Partner Rape and violence as reported by selected married women in

Gender-Based Domestic Violence against Children: Experiences of
Girl-Children in Nigeria. Esere, M.O, Idowu A.I. and Omotosho J.A.
Journal of Psychology in Africa. 19(1) 107-112, 2009
tic%20Violence.pdf> : This study investigates the dynamics of
gender-based domestic violence against children in Nigeria. 

VI. Events

Forum 2012, COHRED and Global Forum for Health Research, 24-26 April
2012 in Cape Town, South Africa <http://www.forum2012.org/> . Under the
theme of "Beyond Aid... Research and Innovation as key drivers for
Health, Equity and Development", this conference will focus on
potentials, solutions, and developing capacities - specifically in low-
and middle-income countries and emerging economies - and how global

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunity: The African Population and Health Research
Center 2012 African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship
x?CompetitionID=23> . The ADDRF will award about 18 fellowships in 2012
to doctoral students who are within two years of completing their thesis
at an African university. In this phase of funding and in consideration
of IDRC's health programming priorities, candidates whose dissertation
topics address health policy or health systems issues will be given
special consideration. Applications close: 15 January 2011. [Source:

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

Emergency Response Team Senior Protection Coordinator
7584>  / International Rescue Committee / Location: Global / Open until

Project Coordinator, Violence against Women
0487>  / Innovations for Poverty Action / Location: Mexico City, Mexico
/ Closing date: 29 December 2011.

Senior Emergency Mental Health Program Manager
7608>  / International Rescue Committee / Location: Liberia / Open until

Senior Specialist - Gender Equality (Executive Level 2)
>  / AusAID / Location: Canberra, Australia / Closing date: 16 January
2011. [Source: Pacwin].

Senior Specialist - Ending Violence against Women (Executive Level 2)
>  / AusAID / Location: Canberra, Australia / Closing date: 16 January
2011. [Source: Pacwin].

Diversity Communications Advisor
ications-Advisor>  / Cuso International / Manuela Ramos Movement / Lima,
Peru. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 12 December 2011].

Gender Programme Coordinator
-Coordinator>  / Oxfam GB / Dar es Salaam, Tanzania / Closing date:
December 23, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 12 December

Executive Assistant, International Women's Program
ant-International-Women-s-Program>  / Open Society Institute / New York,
NY, USA / Closing date: December 16, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 12 December 2011].

Development Associate
ciate>  / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA / Open
until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 12 December 2011].

Senior Associate, Gender Justice Program
-Gender-Justice-Program>  / The International Center for Transitional
Justice (ICTJ) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: January 13, 2012.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 12 December 2011].

Emergency Gender Based Violence Program Manager
-Based-Violence-Program-Manager>  / The International Rescue Committee
(IRC) / Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia / Closing date: February 7,
2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 12 December 2011].

Communications and Section Liaison Manager
nd-Section-Liaison-Manager>  / Women's International League for Peace
and Freedom (WILPF) / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: January 2,
2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 12 December 2011].

Country Director, Iraq
-Iraq>  / Women for Women International / Baghdad, Iraq / Closing date:
December 21, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 12 December

Country Director, South Sudan
-South-Sudan>  / Women for Women International / Rumbek, South Sudan /
Closing date: January 6, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday
12 December 2011].

Country Director, Rwanda
-Rwanda>  / Women for Women International / Kigali, Rwanda / Closing
date: January 6, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 12
December 2011].

<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Internship2>  /
PWESCR (Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) / New
Delhi, India / Closing date: December 15, 2011. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 12 December 2011].

Pathways Program Team Leader
-Team-Leader>  / CARE / Location: USA, India or Ghana. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 12 December 2011].

Program Officer
/ Promundo-US / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: December 23, 2011.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 12 December 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
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