[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 21 01 11

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Fri Jan 21 15:22:51 SAST 2011




Dear SVRI List Members

This SVRI Update contains a variety of sexual violence related research
and resources. Please email svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>   if
you would like us to include relevant sexual violence resources and
materials in the SVRI Updates. 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. Call for Applications: SVRI Coordinating Group Membership
II. SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward, 10 - 13 October 2011,
Cape Town, South Africa - Publication Mentoring Programme 
III. SVRI Members Request
IV. Sexual Violence in the News 
V. Websites
VI. Online Publications/Resources
VII. Journal Articles
VIII. Events
IX. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
X. Vacancies

I. Call for Applications: SVRI Coordinating Group Membership

The SVRI would like to invite appropriately skilled and experienced
experts to join the SVRI Coordinating Group. We are particularly
interested in filling regional gaps on the Coordinating Group through
the identification of candidates from North America, SE Asia and West
Africa.  Successful applicants will provide overall strategic guidance
to the work of the SVRI. Click here for more information on Call for
Nominations <http://www.svri.org/Nominations.pdf>  and to view the
current SVRI Coordinating Group Members <http://www.svri.org/group.htm>
. Deadline for applications is 24 January 2011. If you have any queries,
contact Liz Dartnall at svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> . 

II. SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward, 10 - 13 October 2011,
Cape Town, South Africa - Publication Mentoring Programme

Through the SVRI Publication Mentoring Programme
<http://www.svri.org/forum2011/bursary.htm>  the Sexual Violence
Research Initiative would like to encourage abstract submissions
<http://www.svri.org/forum2011/abstracts.htm>  for the SVRI Forum 2011
<http://www.svri.org/forum2011/index.htm>  from new and emerging
researchers in the field of sexual violence. This Programme will provide
opportunity for young / less experienced abstract submitters to receive
feedback on their abstracts from more experienced researchers. For more
information on the Programme, contact us at svri at mrc.ac.za
<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> .

III. SVRI Members Requests: 

1) Journal for Sexual Aggression - Call for Contributors and Reviewers:

The Associate Editors of the Journal of Sexual Aggression are inviting
you to contribute to their journal. The Editors are particularly keen to
publish high quality papers that reflect the diversity of global
responses to sexual violence.  Details of the Journal and our
publication criteria can be found at 
<http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/tjsaauth.asp> .

In addition, they are looking to extend their pool of suitably qualified
reviewers from across the globe to strengthen our response to an
increasingly diverse range of papers submitted for review.

If you are interested in contributing or getting involved as a reviewer
of the journal, contact Miranda Horvath at m.horvath at mdx.ac.uk
<mailto:m.horvath at mdx.ac.uk>   and Malcolm Cowburn at: 
m.cowburn at shu.ac.uk <mailto:m.cowburn at shu.ac.uk>  

IV. Sexual Violence in the News

Rape Victims' Privacy is Matter of Law, Not Shame, Women's eNews, 20
January 2011:
-not-shame>  Rape victims' right to anonymity has surfaced in the case
of Julian Assange, with two leading exponents of women's rights taking
different sides. Wendy Murphy says both arguments miss the main point:
protecting a rape victim's constitutional right to privacy.

Soldiers Accused of Rape Arrested, Inter Press Service News Agency, 13
January 2011: <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=54125>  The reported
arrests of ten Congolese soldiers accused of looting stores and raping
at least a dozen women in the Fizi District earlier in January is not
enough to reassure local civil society.

War's Overlooked Victims: Rape is Horrifyingly Widespread in Conflicts
All around the World, The Economist, 13 January 2011:
<http://www.economist.com/node/17900482>  Shortly after the birth of her
sixth child, Mathilde went with her baby into the fields to collect the
harvest. She saw two men approaching, wearing what she says was the
uniform of the FDLR, a Rwandan militia.

Syria Stiffens Punishment for Honor Killing, Today Online, 11 January
s-punishment-for-honor-killing>  Syria has ordered the sentence for
those convicted of honor killings tripled to between five and seven

Women Wonder if They'll Ever Feel Safe Again, Inter Press Service News
Agency, 6 January 2011: <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=54052>  Up a
rubble-strewn street, turn right past a crumbled house, and 60 men and
women are in the yard and parlor of the offices of the Commission of
Women Victim-to-Victim (Komisyon Fanm Viktim pou Viktim, KOFAVIV)

New Sex Offence Laws Now in Force in Scotland, BBC News, 1 December
2010: <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-11885686#story_continues_2>
New laws on sexual offences, which include for the first time a legal
definition of consent, have come into force in Scotland.

V. Websites

General Statistics Office of Viet Nam - National Study on Domestic
Violence Against Women in Viet Nam:
<http://www.gso.gov.vn/default_en.aspx?tabid=487&ItemID=10693>  This
webpage contains the full report, summary and various fact sheets on the
National Study on Domestic Violence in Viet Nam. 

Feminist Alliance for International Action:
<http://www.fafia-afai.org/en>  This active coalition of women's
equality-seeking organizations from across Canada and Quebec aims to
further women's equality in Canada through domestic implementation of
its international human rights commitments.

Civil Society Gateway:
ticle&id=46&Itemid=53>  This Gateway is an online civil society
communication resource for journalists and the media. It is designed to
help the media quickly and easily find sources for their stories within
civil society on a variety of themes.

VI. Online Publications/Resource

Violence Linked to Substance Use and Mental Health in BC Women with HIV.
1st International Workshop on HIV and Women, January 10-11, 2011,
Washington, DC:
<http://www.natap.org/2010/1stwomenConf/1stwomenConf_04.htm>  This
report describes the enduring recent or lifetime violence associated
with drinking, illicit drug use, mental health problems, and unstable
housing in a study of 249 HIV-positive women in British Columbia. 

It's All One Curriculum: Guidelines and Activities for a Unified
Approach to Sexuality, Gender, HIV, and Human Rights Education.
Population Council, January 2011:
<http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/books/2010_ItsAllOne.asp>  This
resource integrates explicit values of human rights, equality, and
gender justice into the content of curricula; it is inquiry-based,
fostering critical thinking skills among young people from all
communities. [Source: IGWG].

Gender Report Card on the International Criminal Court 2010. Women's
Initiatives  for Gender Justice, November 2010:
pdf>  This report assesses the implementation by the International
Criminal Court of the Rome Statute, Rules of Procedure and Evidence and
Elements of Crimes and in particular the gender mandates they embody, in
the more than eight years since the Rome Statute came into force.
[Source: AWID].

Podcast: Brain Science, Technology and Sexual Violence Prevention.
California Coalition against Sexual Assault, October 2010:
nce-prevention/>  In this podcast, psychologist Dr. Dave Walsh talks
about the implications of brain development, adolescence and emerging
technology for developing sexual abuse prevention efforts. [Source:

VII. 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.

Confronting Structural Violence in Sex Work: Lessons from a
Community-Led HIV Prevention Project in Mysore, India. Argento E,
Reza-Paul S, Lorway R, Jain J, Bhagya M, Fathima M, Sreeram SV, Hafeezur
RS, O'Neil J. AIDS Care; 23(1):69-74, 2011:
<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21218278>  This article aims to
describe lived experiences of members from a sex worker's collective in
Mysore, India and how they have confronted structural violence. [Source:

Incapacitated Sexual Violence Involving Alcohol among College Women: The
Impact of a Brief Drinking Intervention. Clinton-Sherrod M, Morgan-Lopez
A.A, Brown J.M, Mcmillen B.A, Cowell A. Violence Against Women; 17(1):
135-54, 2011:
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_232891_25>  This study
assesses the impact of a motivational interviewing (MI) brief alcohol
intervention and prior victimization on alcohol-involved sexual
victimization experiences. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

Health Care Utilization and Unhealthy Behaviors among Victims of Sexual
Assault in Connecticut: Results from a Population-Based Sample. Kapur
N.A, Windish D.M. J. Gen. Intern Med; ePub, 2011:
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_233039_28>  This study
assesses the relationship between experiencing sexual assault and health
care utilization and unhealthy behaviors among a state-wide
representative sample of Connecticut adults. [Source: SafetyLit].

Listening to Mental Health Workers' Experiences: Factors Influencing
Their Work with Women Who Disclose Sexual Assault. McLindon E, Harms L.
Int. J. Ment. Health Nurs; 20(1): 2-11, 2011:
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_232803_28>  This article
explores factors that influenced how mental health Crisis Assessment and
Treatment Service (CATS) workers respond to women who disclose sexual
assault in crisis service settings. [Source: SafetyLit].

Suffering in Silence: Consequences of Sexual Violence within Marriage
among Young Women in Nepal. Puri M, Tamang J, Shah I. BMC Public Health;
11(1): 29, 2011:
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_232953_20>  This paper
analyzes data collected during the qualitative study on "Sexual violence
among young couples in Nepal". [Source: SafetyLit].

"Preventative Corrections": Psychiatric Representation and the
Classification of Sexually Violent Predators. Cipolla C. J. Med.
Humanit; ePub, 2011:
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_233045_37>  This paper
examines the representation of mental illness and mental disorder in the
Washington Community Protection Act of 1990 (WCPA), the first package of
sexual predator legislation passed in the United States. [Source:

Ethnoracial Disparities in Sexual Assault among Asian Americans and
Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders. Crisanti A.S, Frueh C.B,
Gundaya D.M, Salvail F.R, Triffleman E.G. J. Clin. Psychiatry; ePub,
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_233028_21>  This study
determines whether there are ethnoracial disparities in sexual trauma
exposure and its sequelae for health and functioning among Asian
Americans and NHOPIs. [Source: SafetyLit].

Medico-legal Aspects of Alleged Rape Victims in Lahore. Manzoor I,
Hashmi N.R, Mukhtar F. J. Coll. Physicians Surg. Pak; 20(12): 785-9,
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_232812_24>  This article
describes the socio-demographic along with the medico-legal
characteristics of rape victims reporting to a female police station of
Lahore. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

VIII. Events

Research Findings Discussion: Involving Men, Are Men on Board with
Gender Equality? 26 January 2011, Washington DC, USA.
<mailto:lkin at icrw.org>  Experts from the ICRW, Instituto Promundo and
other organizations will discuss initial findings from the International
Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES). To RSVP email Lindsay Kin at 
lkin at icrw.org <mailto:lkin at icrw.org>  by Friday, 21 January 2011.
[Source: IGWG].

Webinar: Highlights from Child Maltreatment 2009, 25 January 2011.
<https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/825071042>  This webinar will be
a presentation highlighting findings from the recently released Child
Maltreatment 2009 report. Administration for Children, Youth and
Families Commissioner Bryan Samuels will provide opening remarks and
comments on the report as well as relevant ACYF initiatives. Space is
limited. [Source: friendsnrc].

Count Me In! South Asia Conference on Violence against Marginalised
Women, 16 - 18 April, Kathmandu, Nepal.
<http://www.countmeinconference.org/>  The CREA conference website is
now up and running! Count Me In! will bring together marginalised women
for the first time from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri
Lanka, to discuss violence against women and strategies of resistance.
Abstract submission closes: 20 February 2011. 

Online Training Course: Feminist Alliance for International Action CEDAW
Training. <http://www.fafia-afai.org/en/cedawcourse>  The online course
introduces participants to all aspects of CEDAW, including its history,
its implementation, and the role of governments and civil society in
achieving the goals it sets out. 

Training Course: CREA's 5th Sexuality, Gender and Rights Institute -
Exploring Theory and Practice, 18 - 26 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.
<http://apps3.creaworld.org/creaforms/node/1>  This annual, week-long,
residential course focuses on a conceptual study of sexuality. It
examines the links between sexuality, rights, gender, and health and
their interface with socio-cultural and legal issues. Application
closing date: 15 February 2011. 

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

IX. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Articles: Royal Tropical Institute.
<http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?ch=FAB&id=10506>  Exchange Magazine
is calling for contributions with a focus on HIV prevention in relation
to gender, culture, sexual health, sexuality and rights. Articles that
go beyond describing a phenomenon by sharing good and promising practice
in programming or advocacy work are particularly welcomed. Submission
closing date: 28 January 2011. [Source: Afro-nets].

Research Opportunity: Five College Women's Studies Research Center.
<http://www.fivecolleges.edu/sites/fcwsrc/about/>  The Center invites
applications for its Research Associateships for 2011-2012 from scholars
and teachers at all levels of the educational system, as well as from
artists, community organizers and political activists, both local and
international. Application closing date: 7 February 2011. [Source:

Call for Contributions: UN: Good Practices to Prevent Violence Against
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is looking to
receive more input from civil society and national human rights
institutions regarding the report requested by Human Rights Council
Resolution A/HRC/RES/14/12 which was adopted in June 2010. Closing date:
4 February 2011. [Source: AWID].

Call for Submissions: Parliamentary Roundtable: Ending Gender-based
Violence in the Asia-Pacific Region.
ns_GBV.pdf>  On Monday 9th May 2011, the Australian Parliamentary Group
on Population and Development will be holding a one-day Roundtable on
ending GBV in the Asia-Pacific region. The PGPD would like to invite
relevant individuals and organisations to make written submissions
regarding this issue. Submission closing date: 28 February 2011.
[Source: Pacwin].

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>  

X. Vacancies

Women's Protection and Empowerment Coordinator
6794>  / International Rescue Committee / Moroto, Uganda / Closing date:
March, 15 2011. 

Impact Assessment Consultant <mailto:info at fwrm.org.fj>  / Fiji's Women's
Rights Movement / Young Women In Leadership Programme / Fiji / Closing
date: January 29, 2011.

Forum & Events Coordinator
<http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Forum-Events-Coordinator>  /
The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto,
Canada / Closing date: February 6, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 17 January 2011].

Director of Programmes and External Relations - Kenya
es-and-External-Relations-Kenya>  / Marie Stopes International (MSI) /
Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: January 28, 2011. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 January 2011].

Senior Advisor Abortion and Family Planning
ion-and-Family-Planning>  / Marie Stopes International (MSI) / London,
UK / Closing date: January 28, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs:
Monday 17 January 2011].

Country Director - Nepal
al>  / Marie Stopes International (MSI) / Kathmandu, Nepal / Closing
date: January 28, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17
January 2011].

Country Coordinator
/ International Centre for Reproductive Health - Mozambique / Maputo,
Mozambique / Closing date: February 1, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net
Jobs: Monday 17 January 2011].

Country Coordinator, HIV, Maternal- and Community health
HIV-Maternal-and-Community-health>  / SolidarMed / Chiure, Cabo Delgado,
Mozambique (with frequent dislocations to Pemba). [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 January 2011].

Gender Specialist
/ UNDP / Pretoria, South Africa / Closing date: January 28, 2011.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 January 2011].

Consultant: Information Systems Specialist
on-Systems-Specialist>  / UNDP / New York, NY, USA / Closing date:
January 26, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 January

Consultant: Fundraising Specialist
ng-Specialist>  / UNDP / New York, NY, USA/ Closing date: January 26,
2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 January 2011].

Trust Fund Consultant
t>  / UNDP /New York, NY, USA / Closing date: January 26, 2011. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 January 2011].

Gender Based Violence Program Coordinator
e-Program-Coordinator2>  / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) /
Ethiopia. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 January 2011].

Report Writer, Gender and Social Movements Cutting Edge Pack
-and-Social-Movements-Cutting-Edge-Pack>  / BRIDGE / Closing date:
January 31, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 January

Gender Based Violence Program Coordinator
e-Program-Coordinator2>  / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) /
Haiti. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 January 2011].

Research Assistant
/ Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine / Liverpool, UK / Closing date:
January 28, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 January

Program Manager, Violence against Women (VAW) Prevention Department
ence-against-Women-VAW-Prevention-Department>  / Raising Voices /
Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: February 1, 2011. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 January 2011].

HIV/GBV Program Officer
cer>  / The American Refugee Committee (ARC) / South Sudan. [Source:
AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 17 January 2011].

Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant - Behavior Change Communication
ation-Consultant-Behavior-Change-Communication>  / The American Refugee
Committee (ARC) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs:
Monday 17 January 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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