[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 22 12 11

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Dec 22 16:28:00 SAST 2011




Dear SVRI List Members

We have come to the end of yet another productive and progressive year in the field of sexual violence research. We would like to thank all our members for their continuing support and sharing. The SVRI Updates will resume in the first week of January 2012. Safe travels and Happy Holidays! We look forward to working with you in the New Year. 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 Evidence-Based International Prevention and Early Intervention Models for Child Maltreatment

Kerry-Jane Coleman is the research coordinator working for RAPCAN in South Africa. They are an NGO which focuses on prevention and early intervention of abuse to children. RAPCAN will be hosting a small round table in February where Kerry-Jane will be presenting a paper entitled “Framing prevention and early intervention of child maltreatment from an ecological models approach”.

She is looking for any research on evidence-based international prevention and early intervention models from a primary, secondary or tertiary level of prevention taking into account the ecological approach to child maltreatment. Some models that she has dealt with are the "Triple P Model" as well as the "Home nursing model", etc. If you know of other models available, please email Kerry-Jane directly at: Kerry-jane at rapcan.org.za <mailto:Kerry-jane at rapcan.org.za> . She is particularly interested in interventions which look beyond parenting, for example, community, school or the individual. Any information would be appreciated.

2) Survey: Reporting Guidelines for Equity-Relevant Systematic Reviews

The Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group have identified a significant gap in reporting effectiveness of interventions for poor and vulnerable populations in systematic reviews.

One way to improve reporting of facets of specific importance to systematic reviews reporting on inequities is to develop specific reporting guidelines, for example, by extending or amplifying the PRISMA statement (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses). Please complete the survey on which items should be reported in equity-oriented systematic reviews. 
The survey can be accessed at http://svy.mk/rr9pem <http://svy.mk/rr9pem> . Open for responses until January 5th, 2012. 

II. Sexual Violence in the News

Women Targeted as Egypt's Bloody Chaos Drags On, Mail and Guardian, 21 December 2011 <http://mg.co.za/article/2011-12-21-women-targeted-as-egypts-bloody-chaos-drags-on> : Egyptian police and soldiers fired guns and teargas to try to clear protesters from Cairo's Tahrir Square on the sixth day of clashes that have killed 13 people and drawn a stinging rebuke from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 

It’s Time to End Child Marriage, International Center for Research on Women, 19 December 2011 <http://www.icrw.org/media/news/commentary-generation-girl> : Every day an estimated 25,000 girls are married off against their will. Some are as young as eight years old. Others have just entered puberty. No matter their age, the moment the wedding ceremony ends, so do the girls’ dreams of becoming a teacher, a health worker, a lawyer.

Kenya: Helping Women to End Sex-for-Fish Culture, IRIN News, 19 December 2011 <http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=94497> : For the past five years, Achieng*, a 35-year-old widow and mother of six, has sold fish on the Kenyan shores of Lake Victoria; like many women in the fish trade, Achieng often has to have sex with fishermen in order to get the best catch of the day, a system known in the local Luo language as 'jaboya'.

Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition Welcomes the First UN Report on the Human Rights of LGBT People, Women Human Rights Defenders, 16 December 2011 <http://www.defendingwomen-defendingrights.org/whrd_ic_welcomes_first_un.php> : The report details that around the world people are killed or endure hate-motivated violence, torture, detention, criminalization and discrimination in jobs, health care and education because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, with lesbians and transgender women at particular risk.

Education and Employment Bring Abuse, Inter Press Service News Agency, 12 December 2011 <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106208> : Increased education and employment opportunities for women in Kashmir might have brought monetary independence and a degree of empowerment but it also has women ensnared in a vicious trap of domestic violence.

III. Websites

Updated and Revised! The SVRI Prevention Page <http://www.svri.org/prevention.htm> : The SVRI is proud to announce the revised webpage on prevention of sexual violence. If you have any comments or suggestions to assist us in strengthening this page, or if you would like to share resources on this page, please contact us at svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> . 

The Pew Charitable Trust: Home Visiting Programmes <http://www.pewtrusts.org/our_work_detail.aspx?id=922> : Pew supports home visiting programs because they are a high-yield investment in stronger families. In conjunction with a rigorous research agenda, the Center on the States is supporting advocacy campaigns to increase access to and improve the quality of voluntary home visiting programs. [Source: HippySA].

Global Development Network <http://cloud2.gdnet.org/cms.php?id=about_gdn> : This leading network consists of developing and transition country researchers, policy and research institutes promoting the generation, sharing, and application to policy of multidisciplinary knowledge for the purpose of development.

IV. Online Publications/Resources

Data on Gender-Based Violence: What's New and What's Not, Interagency Gender Working Group, 2011 <http://www.igwg.org/Events/gbvdatadecember2011.aspx> : This resource provides presentations from leading voices in the field of combating gender-based violence focusing on the importance of ethical, comprehensive, and accurate data. [Source: IGWG].

Commentary: Penn State: Prevention = No More Victims. Stop It Now! 2011 <http://www.stopitnow.org/latest-news-penn-state> : This resource provides information on prevention of child sexual abuse in the wake of Penn State (and other) high profile scandals. [Source: Stop It Now!].

Testimony Submitted to Senate Hearing on Child Sexual Abuse. Stop It Now! 2011 <http://www.stopitnow.org/latest_news_federal_testimony> : Stop It Now! joined seven other groups in submitting written testimony to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions as part of a hearing on policy responses to address child sexual abuse. Full testimony available. [Source: Stop It Now!].

Sexual Safety in Youth Sports: Tips for Talking. Stop It Now! 2011 <http://www.stopitnow.org/latest_news_club_running_article> : This article offers concrete information on what parents can do and talk about with children to keep them safe from sexual harm. [Source: Stop It Now!].

Misperceptions about Child Sex Offenders. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice No.429,  Australian Institute of Criminology 2011 <http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tandi/421-440/tandi429.aspx> : This paper addresses five common misperceptions about the perpetrators of sexual offences against children. [Source: Stop It Now!].

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Release of the Executive Order & U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, 2011 <http://usun.state.gov/briefing/statements/2011/179131.htm> : By issuing an Executive Order and developing the first-ever U.S. National Action Plan on women, peace, and security, President Obama has built a foundation for powerful change in the way the world prevents war, makes peace, seeks accountability for violence, and protects innocent lives. Full Action Plan available. [Source: IGWG].

Representation of Children in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings, State Statutes. Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2011 <http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/represent.cfm> : This publication examines State laws that specify when a State court must provide legal representation for a child involved in child abuse and neglect proceedings and whether that representative must be an attorney, guardian ad litem, or a court-appointed special advocate. [Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway]

Why Do (and Don't) People Intervene When They See Child Abuse? Neari Press Newsletter, December 2011 <http://nearipress.org/images/PDF/nearinewsletterdecember2011.pdf> : This article is a classic article examining how people respond to child abuse or the warning signs of abuse. [Source: Neari eNews].

Health Services Research 2011 Methods Articles and Methods Briefs <http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291475-6773> : Health Services Research encourages readers to assist in improving research practice by suggesting methods and applications that might be appropriate for the new series. The Health Services Research 2011 Methods Articles and Methods Briefs are now available online. [Source: Wiley Online].

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.

Naturally Occurring Changes in Women's Drinking From High School to College and Implications for Sexual Victimization.  Testa M, Hoffman J.H. J. Stud. Alcohol Drugs; 73(1): 26-33, 2012 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_337964_24> : The current study examines the natural trajectories of alcohol use among women as they transitioned from high school to college, considering changes in drinking for students at initially different levels of drinking. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Influence of Sexual Harassment Frequency and Perceptions of Organizational Justice on Victim Responses to Sexual Harassment. Butler A.M, Chung-Yan G.A. Eur. J .Work Org. Psychol; 20(6): 729-754, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_338111_8> : This article examines whether sexual harassment frequency interacts with perceptions of four types of organizational justice to predict two types of victim responses. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexism and Gender Inequality across 57 Societies. Brandt M.J. Psychol. Sci; 22(11): 1413-1418, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_337677_21> : This article analyses a large longitudinal data set that included representative data from 57 societies on sexism and gender inequality. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Search for Safety, Control, and Voice For Mothers Living with the Legacy of Childhood Violence Experiences: A Critical Feminist Narrative Inquiry. Pitre N.Y, Kushner K.E, Hegadoren K.M. ANS Adv. Nurs. Sci; 34(3): 260-275, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_309464_24> : This article explores the experiences of 12 women who mothered their children while they encountered challenges stemming from the legacy of childhood violence experiences. [Source: SafetyLit].

A Drug Rape Case Involving Triazolam Detected in Hair and Urine. Johansen S.S, Dahl-Sørensen R. Int. J. Legal Med; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_337835_1http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_337835_1> : This study presents a drug rape case involving the potent, short-acting sedative triazolam. [Source: SafetyLit].

Diagnosing and Litigating Hebephilia in Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment Proceedings. Fabian J.M. J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry Law; 39(4): 496-505, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_337870_24> : This article addresses questions around hebephilia and provides recent federal case law that attends to hebephilia in sexually violent predator proceedings. [Source: SafetyLit].

Dating Violence and Substance Use in College Students: A Review of the Literature. Shorey R.C, Stuart G.L, and Cornelius T.L. Aggress. Violent Behav; 16(6): 541-550, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_336210_24> : This manuscript reviews research on dating violence (perpetration and victimization) and substance use (alcohol and drugs). [Source: SafetyLit].

Diagnostic Value of the Dominic Interactive Assessment with Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence. de la Osa N, Ezpeleta L, Granero R, Olaya B, Doménech JM. Psicothema; 23(4): 648-653, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_330704_24> : This article reports on the diagnostic validity of the Dominic Interactive Assessment (DIA) in a sample of Spanish children exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV). [Source: SafetyLit].

Youth Experiences of Family Violence and Teen Dating Violence Perpetration: Cognitive and Emotional Mediators. Jouriles E.N, McDonald R, Mueller V, Grych J.H. Clin. Child Fam. Psychol. Rev; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_337769_24> : This article describes a conceptual model of cognitive and emotional processes proposed to mediate the relation between youth exposure to family violence and teen dating violence perpetration. [Source: SafetyLit].

VI. Events

IGWG Brown Bag Event: Prioritizing Resources in the Wake of Conflict: Health Outcomes of Intimate Partner and Non-Partner Violence against Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 12 January 2012, Washington, DC, USA. <mailto:esullivan at prb.org>  In this presentation, Katie Robinette will be looking beyond the usual headlines on conflict-related violence in the DRC and examine health outcomes of intimate partner violence nationwide. Please RSVP to Emily Sullivan at esullivan at prb.org <mailto:esullivan at prb.org> . 

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunity: 2012-2013 Policy Communication Fellows Programme <http://www.prb.org/EventsTraining/InternationalTraining/PolicyFellows.aspx> . The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is now accepting applications for its fellowship programme. It is open to individuals from developing countries currently enrolled in academic institutions in the United States, Canada, and other selected countries, pursuing doctoral programs and who are between their 3rd and 5th year of studies. [Source: IGWG].

Final Call: Funding Opportunity: IASSCS-FORD Foundation Sexualities Research Grant Program <http://awid.org/Library/Call-for-Proposals-IASSCS-FORD-Foundation-Sexualities-Research-Grant-Program> . IASSCS is pleased to announce a small research grants competition for researchers, with the objective to promote research capacity development and research dissemination during 2012. Application closing date is 5 January 2012. [Source: IASSCS].

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

Director of Gender, Violence and Rights <mailto:jobs at icrw.org.>  / International Center for Research on Women / Location:

Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled.

Women’s Protection and Empowerment Senior Technical Advisor <http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=7620>  / International Rescue Committee / Location: New York, USA / Open until filled. 

Emergency Response Team Women's Protection & Empowerment Coordinator <http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=7585>  / International Rescue Committee / Location: Global / Open until filled.

Intern <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Intern>  / Women Make Movies / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

Program Assistant, Advocacy and Policy Program, and Communications <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Assistant-Advocacy-and-Policy-Program-and-Communications>  / The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

Director of Advocacy <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Advocacy>  / Pathfinder International / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Youth-Internship-Program-IYIP>  / Youth Challenge International (YCI) / Various locations / Closing date: January 2, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

Project Manager <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Manager-Head-of-Field-Office-Female>  / Head of Field Office (Female) / medica mondiale / Zwedru, Liberia / Closing date: January 3, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

Request for Proposals: Costing of Services Study in Cambodia <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Request-for-Proposals-Costing-of-Services-Study-in-Cambodia>  / UN Women East and Southeast Asia / Deadline extended to January 15, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

Director - Gender, Violence and Rights <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-Gender-Violence-and-Rights>  / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

Senior Gender and Population Specialist <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Gender-and-Population-Specialist>  / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

Call for Pre-Selection <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Call-for-Pre-Selection>  / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Nigeria. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

Senior Specialist - Ending Violence against Women <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Specialist-Ending-Violence-Against-Women>  / AusAID / Canberra, Australia / Closing date: January 16, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

Senior Specialist - Gender Equality <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Specialist-Gender-Equality>  / AusAID / Canberra, Australia / Closing date: January 16, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

Spring Semester Interns <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Spring-Semester-Interns>  / The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: January 2, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

Policy and Advocacy Intern <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-and-Advocacy-Intern>  / The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood / London, UK / Closing date: December 31, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

Emergency Response Team Senior Protection Coordinator <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Emergency-Response-Team-Senior-Protection-Coordinator>  / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Location: Global. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

Senior Public Policy Associate <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Public-Policy-Associate>  / Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].

Consultancy: Technical Specialist for the Safe Abortion Team <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultancy-Technical-Specialist-for-the-Safe-Abortion-Team>  / International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) / Location: Latin America. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 19 December 2011].


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