[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 28 01 11

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Fri Jan 28 13:15:08 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 Friday Update, please send your materials to svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>  by close of business Thursday. 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 Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward, 10 – 13 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa - Publication Mentoring Programme 
II. SVRI Members Request
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. 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> .

II. SVRI Members Requests: 

1) Survey - Self Care in treating Sexually Victimized Children: An International Perspective:

A research study titled “Self Care in Treating Sexually Victimized Children: an International Perspective” is being conducted through the University of Memphis that involves surveying people who work in some capacity with or advocate for survivors of childhood sexual victimization. The goal is to identify strengths in self-care practiced by people who come into contact with survivors in different cultures around the world. 

The survey takes between 10-20 minutes and is completely confidential. If you are 18 years old or older, your input could help others better understand how to care for themselves. Please take time to complete this survey by following the link: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/371126/selfcareintreatment <http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/371126/selfcareintreatment> 

2) Request for Innovative Prevention Programmes:

As part of its ongoing work to document what is happening nationally in the prevention of sexual violence, in the coming months the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) will be interviewing representatives of prevention programs about their work. If you know of a prevention program (yours or another) that is doing what you think is innovative or cutting edge prevention work, please let us know. We are especially interested in programs that are doing creative work with intensive school based programs, programs outside of schools, culturally‐specific programs, and/or community mobilizing. We also are interested in agencies that have infused prevention throughout their organizations and/or that demonstrate exemplary organizational leadership around prevention. 

If you know of a program or organization that you would like the NSVRC to consider inviting to participate in these interviews, please fill out the attached Suggestion Sheet. Due to resources, a limited number of interviews will be able to be done but every effort will be made to include as many programs/organizations as possible. Please make your recommendations by February 15, 2011 by emaling your Suggestion Sheet to Jennifer Grove at jgrove at nsvrc.org <mailto:jgrove at nsvrc.org> , mailing to NSVRC Attn: Jennifer Grove, 123 N. Enola Drive, Enola, PA 17025, or faxing to 717-909-0714.

3) 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 <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>  

III. Sexual Violence in the News

Ethiopia: Pastoralists battling FGM/C, IRIN News, 26 January 2011: <http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=91732>  Pastoralist communities in two districts of northeastern Ethiopia have outlawed female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), saying it causes serious health problems to the women and is against their culture, a local official said.

New UN Women’s Head Lays Out 100-Day Action Plan, UN News Centre, 24 January 2011: <http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=37364&Cr=women&Cr1>  The head of the new United Nations agency promoting women’s rights and full participation in global affairs laid out a 100-day action plan today, embracing a full spectrum of issues from supporting national partners to promoting coherence within the UN system.

New York Case Shows Lenient Treatment of Rapists, Women’s eNews, 24 January 2011: <http://womensenews.org/story/rape/110121/ny-case-shows-lenient-treatment-rapists>  Naomi Wolf has pointed out how politically motivated it must have been for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to get put in solitary confinement on rape charges in London.

Set on Fire – New Form of Sexist Violence in Argentina, Inter Press Service News Agency, 19 January 2011: <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=54177>  The young woman's death five months ago was one of 260 "femicides" -- a term coined for misogynist or gender-related murders of women -- documented in 2010 by a special observatory of La Casa del Encuentro, an Argentine civil society association, which has produced an annual report on gender-related murders since 2008.

IV. Websites

Militarism Facts Page: Global Fund for Women. <http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/component/content/article/156-general/1826-militarism-facts>  This page provides information on militarism and the impact of militarism on women and girls. [Source: AWID].

InterAmerican Network of Academies of Science (IANAS). <http://www.owsdw.org/>  The IANAS Women for Science Working Group advise IANAS and its member academies on fostering a climate in the sciences that is welcoming to women, and to alert and advise IANAS on gender issues in its programmes and initiatives.  

V. Online Publications/Resource

Evolving Men Initial Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES). Barker G, Contreras M, Heilman B, Singh A, Verma R & Nascimento M. Men+Gender Equality Policy Project, 2011: <http://www.icrw.org/publications/evolving-men>  This report summarizes multi-country findings from IMAGES, a comprehensive household questionnaire on men’s attitudes and practices – along with women’s opinions and reports of men’s practices. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

World Report 2011. Human Rights Watch, 2011: <http://www.hrw.org/en/world-report-2011?tr=y&auid=7674799#countries>  This 21st annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2010 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with domestic human rights activists. [Source: AWID].

Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies: Academic Program Year 2009–2010. United States Department of Defense, December 2010: <http://www.sapr.mil/media/pdf/reports/FINAL_APY_09-10_MSA_Report.pdf>  This report consolidates and summarizes the reports from each Academy and the results from the 2010 Service Academy Gender Relations Survey. [Source: WUNRN].

Puppet on a String: The Urgent Need to Cut Children Free from Sexual Exploitation. Barnardo’s, 2011: <http://www.barnardos.org.uk/ctf_puppetonastring_report_final.pdf>  This report calls on the Secretary of State for Education to take the lead in ensuring a fundamental shift in policy, practice and service delivery in England. [Source: WUNRN].

Traditional Leaders Wield the Power, and They are Almost All Men: The Importance of Involving Traditional Leaders in Gender Transformation. Palitza, K. Sonke Gender Justice, 2010: <http://www.eldis.org/go/what-s-new&id=57211&type=Document>  This document of case studies shows how men and women have been engaged through the support of local leadership to take action in their homes and communities on a variety of health and gender-related issues. [Source: 60percent].

What Does the Research & Data Tell Us about Male Victims of Rape in an Irish Context? Rape Crisis Network Ireland, December 2010: <http://www.rcni.ie/uploads/MaleVictimsOfRapeInIrishContext.pdf>  The focus of this paper is on sexual violence against males, including sexual violence perpetrated against males in childhood, adulthood and in both childhood and adulthood as data allows.

Rape/Sexual Assault: National Guidelines on Referral and Forensic Clinical Examination in Ireland. National SATU Guidelines Development Group, 2nd edition 2010: <http://www.rcni.ie/uploads/NationalSATUGuidelines.pdf>  The purpose of this document is to facilitate all aspects of a responsive and coordinated service for men and women over the age of 14 years who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

Rape and Justice in Ireland: A National Study of Survivor, Prosecutor and Court Responses to Rape. Rape Crisis Network Ireland, December 2009: <http://www.rcni.ie/rape-justice-ireland.aspx>  This 4 year study into the causes of attrition in rape cases in Ireland addresses the dearth of information in this area.

2009 Rape Crisis Statistics. Rape Crisis Network Ireland, 2009: <http://www.rcni.ie/uploads/RCNINationalStatistics2009.pdf>  This report documents 2009 sexual assault statistics and is also a partial reflection of the time and work that Rape Crisis Centres (RCCs) put into providing services to people affected by sexual violence. 

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.

What Can Alcohol Researchers Learn from Research about the Relationship Between Macro-Level Gender Equality and Violence against Women? Roberts S.C. Alcohol Alcohol; ePub, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_234873_1>  This systematic review focuses on research about macro-level gender equality and violence against women. [Source: SafetyLit].

Exploring the Relationships between Dissociation, Victimization, and Juvenile Sexual Offending. Leibowitz G.S, Laser J.A, Burton D.L. J. Trauma Dissociation; 12(1): 38-52, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_235018_24>  This article explores relationships between dissociation, victimization, and juvenile sexual offending from self-reported data on dissociation and 5 types of abuse. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

Pedophilic Behavior from Brain Disease. Mendez M, Shapira J.S. J. Sex. Med; ePub, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_235012_23>  This article characterises the mechanisms of pedophilic behavior associated with neurological diseases. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

A Comparison of Static and Dynamic Assessment of Sexual Offender Risk and Need in a Treatment Context. Olver M.E, Wong S.C.P. Crim. Justice Behav; 38(2): 113-126, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_234826_37>  This study establishes the efficacy of static versus dynamic approaches to risk assessment and the validity of the Risk Principle through comparing treatment changes made by high- versus lower-risk offenders. [Source: SafetyLit].

Experiences of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in the Military among OEF/OIF Veterans: Implications for Health Care Providers. Bell M.E, Reardon A. Soc. Work Health Care; 50(1): 34-50, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_235081_20>  This article provides an overview of clinical care with survivors of sexual trauma in the military, particularly those who are OEF/OIF Veterans. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Development and Validation of the Protective Factors Survey: A Self-Report Measure of Protective Factors against Child Maltreatment. Counts J.M, Buffington E.S, Chang-Rios K, Rasmussen H.N, Preacher K.J. Child Abuse Negl, 34(10):762-72, ePub, 2010: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20851466>  This article evaluates the internal structure of a self-report measure of multiple family-level protective factors against abuse and neglect and explore the relationship of this instrument to other measures of child maltreatment. [Source: friendsnrc]

VII. Events

Webinar: The Impact of Trauma on Women and Girls Across the Lifespan, 7 February 2011. <https://services.choruscall.com/links/womenshealth.html>  This live webinar informs every health and social service provider of what they need to know about the importance of providing trauma-informed services to women and girls across the lifespan. [Source: friendsnrc].

Web Conference: Changing the Public Perception about Violence against Women, 15 February 2011. <http://www.preventconnect.org/mail/newsletter/2011-01-25.html>  This conference will explore highlights from the research that compares experts' knowledge of sexual violence with the general public's understanding. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Sexual Violence Conference, 8 September 2011, London, UK. <http://www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/Schools/hssc/psychology/fps/sv_conference/index.aspx>  The Forensic Psychological Services at Middlesex University invites abstract submissions addressing topics in all areas of Sexual Violence. Empirically based papers and those that involve new and emerging topics within Sexual Violence are especially welcome. Abstract submission closing date: 15 April 2011. All enquiries can be sent to: Jackie Gray, J.gray at mdx.ac.uk <mailto:J.gray at mdx.ac.uk> , Susan Hansen, S.hansen at mdx.ac.uk <mailto:S.hansen at mdx.ac.uk>  and Miranda Horvath, m.horvath at mdx.ac.uk <mailto:m.horvath at mdx.ac.uk> . 

Honour Killing Across Culture and Time, Australian National University, 8-9 December 2011, Canberra, Australia. <http://history.cass.anu.edu.au/honourkillingconf/>  This conference will explore honour killing across periods, places, political contexts, legal regimes and religions. Abstract submission closes: 1 August 2011. [Source: AWID].

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Writers: Women and Peacebuilding in the Middle East. <http://www.genderacrossborders.com/2011/01/21/call-for-writers-women-and-peacebuilding-in-the-middle-east/>  Gender Across Borders is running a series on Women and Peacebuilding in the Middle East and is soliciting articles that explore a range of perspectives regarding the roles women can and should play in bringing peace to the Middle East. o apply, please submit your article along with a resume or short bio to Kate at kate at genderacrossborders.com <mailto:kate at genderacrossborders.com> . [Source: AWID].

Fellowship Opportunity: Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, HEARD. <http://www.heard.org.za/vacancies>  This post has additional funding for conference attendance and professional training. The post will explore collaboration with and learning from organisations undertaking similar work. Application closing date: 18 February 2011. For more information, contact Andy Gibbs at: gibbs at ukzn.ac.za <mailto:gibbs at ukzn.ac.za> . [Source: 60percent].

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

Internship <http://www.heard.org.za/vacancies>  / Gender Equality and HIV Prevention Programme, HEARD / University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / Closing date: February 18, 2011. Contact Andy Gibbs at: gibbs at ukzn.ac.za <mailto:gibbs at ukzn.ac.za> . [Source: 60percent].

Programme Associate <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Associate>  / UN Women / Afghanistan / Closing date: February 3, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 January 2011].

Gender and Technology Specialist <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Technology-Specialist>  / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 January 2011].

Administrative Assistant <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Administrative-Assistant>  / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 January 2011].

Research Consultant - Women's Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence in West Africa <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Consultant-Women-s-Perceptions-of-Intimate-Partner-Violence-in-West-Africa>  / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Location: Global. 

Director of Communications <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Communications>  / The Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: February 7, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 January 2011].

Gender Specialist, Afghanistan Foreign Affairs Institutional Reform (FAIR) <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist-Afghanistan-Foreign-Affairs-Institutional-Reform-FAIR>  / Management Systems International (MSI) / Kabul, Afghanistan. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 January 2011].

Human Rights and Gender (HRG) Coordinator / Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Human-Rights-and-Gender-HRG-Coordinator>  / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: January 28, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 January 2011].

Project Officer- SWTF 1325 Secretariat <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Officer-SWTF-1325-Secretariat>  / UN Women / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: February 6, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 January 2011].

National Programme Monitoring and Reporting Specialist for CIS Sub Region <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/National-Programme-Monitoring-and-Reporting-Specialist-for-CIS-Sub-Region>  / UN WOMEN / Almaty, Kazakhstan / Closing date: February 1, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 January 2011].

Consultant: Team Leader (Evaluation Team) <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Team-Leader-Evaluation-Team>  / UNDP / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: January 28, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 January 2011].

Program Officer - Advocacy, Latin America Regional Office <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Advocacy-Latin-America-Regional-Office>  / Planned Parenthood Federation of America / Miami, FL, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 January 2011].

Country Director <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Director>  / Helen Keller International (HKI) / Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 January 2011].

Communications Officer <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Officer>  / International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 January 2011].

Officer - International Advocacy <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Officer-International-Advocacy>  / International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 January 2011].

Women's Protection and Empowerment Coordinator <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-s-Protection-and-Empowerment-Coordinator>  / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Moroto, Uganda / Closing date: March 18, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 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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