[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 24 06 11

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Fri Jun 24 13:07:46 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. Update on the SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward
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. Update on the SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward

1) Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions have closed. We have had a great response and are looking forward to an interesting and informative conference. Abstract reviews are taking place over the next two weeks and applicants will be notified about their abstracts by end June. For more important dates and information about the conference, visit: http://www.svri.org/forum2011/index.htm <http://www.svri.org/forum2011/index.htm> . 

2) Exhibition Stands:

A limited number of exhibition stands have been made available at the SVRI Forum 2011, Market Place. The Market Place provides your organisation or project with a unique marketing and research dissemination opportunity. We would like to invite you to showcase your organisation, company or research materials and publications at the Market Place. We anticipate that over 200 delegates from around the globe will be attending the event. Do not miss this opportunity to network and share your important work with others in the field.

The cost per stand is R4500 (or R3000 for 1 delegate per stand). Cost includes:
*           2 delegates per stand
*           Teas and lunch for the duration of the conference
*           1 x conference pack (includes bag and documentation)

To register for a stand, please visit: http://www.svri.org/2011exhibit <http://www.svri.org/2011exhibit>  or contact mandy.salomo at mrc.ac.za <mailto:mandy.salomo at mrc.ac.za> . 

3) Pre-conference Workshops:

The SVRI Forum 2011 will be hosting pre-conference workshops on Monday, 10 October 2011. Registration for preconference workshops is now open. Workshop participation costs R300 per person per workshop attended. The following workshops are on offer:

Morning Session  10h00-12h00 

Workshop 1: Is Change Happening? Monitoring VAW Prevention for Activist Organizations. Presenters: Lori Michau and Jean Kemitare, (Raising Voices, Uganda)
Workshop 2: Trauma and Safety while Researching Sexual Violence Research. Presenters: Associate Prof Jan Coles and Prof Jill Astbury (Monash University, Australia), Ms Liz Dartnall and Ms Lizle Loots (SVRI)
Workshop 3: Monitoring and Evaluation of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services. Presenters: Dr. M.E. Khan (Population Council, India) and Dr. Ian Askew (Population Council, Kenya)
Workshop 4: Conducting Qualitative Research on Sexual Violence. Presenter: Prof. Linda Williams (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)

Afternoon Session: 14h00-16h00 

Workshop 4: Presentation skills (Publication Mentoring Workshop. Presenter: Prof Jill Astbury (Monash University, Australia), and Liz Dartnall (SVRI)
Workshop 5: Integrating Sexual Violence Services: What is Required for Public Health and Other Key Sectors? Presenter: Dr. Nduku Kilonzo (Liverpool LVCT, Kenya)
Workshop 6: Challenges in Interviewing Men: Lessons Learned from the Men and SV Studies. Presenter: Dr. Gary Barker (Promundo, USA/LAC)

To register for the workshops, complete the booking form online at: http://www.svri.org/forum2011/workshop.htm <http://www.svri.org/forum2011/workshop.htm>  . Visit http://www.svri.org/forum2011/ <http://www.svri.org/forum2011/>  for more information. For questions or enquiries, email svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> . We look forward to seeing you there!

II. Sexual Violence in the News

Africa: New light Shed on Male Sex Work, IRIN News, 20 June 2011 <http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=93018> : Commercial sex work, dominated by a focus on women, could be redefined as new research launched today in Nairobi, Kenya, sheds light on the complicated HIV prevention needs of what may be Africa's most deeply underground group at high risk of HIV - male sex workers.

Officials Crack the Whip on Child Marriages, Times of India, 19 June 2011 <http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-19/hyderabad/29676700_1_child-marriages-brides-and-grooms-girl-child> : Kiran Kumar Reddy may have made for a pretty picture helping a girl child write at a government school in Ameerpet, but it is in the distant revenue division of Adoni in Kurnool district that a real revolution is actually unfolding.

School 'Pays Dowry' to Save Girls from Childhood Marriage, CNN International, 16 June 2011 <http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/06/16/kenya.school.maasai/index.html> : For girls born into some Kenyan tribes, traditions such as childhood marriage, genital mutilation and even sanctioned rape are a fact of life.

Palestinian President Promises to Crackdown on 'Honour Killings, The Star, 18 May 2011 <http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/994143--palestinian-president-promises-to-crackdown-on-honour-killings> : A 20-year-old Palestinian woman who was thrown into a well and left to die in the name of "family honour" has not become just another statistic in one of the Middle East's most shameful practices.

III. Websites

Liverpool VCT Care and Treatment <http://www.liverpoolvct.org/> : This Kenyan NGO provides HIV counseling, care & ART treatment and responds to targeted vulnerabilities in HIV - MSM/Prisons, Youth, People with Disabilities and Survivors of Sexual Violence. 

HIPPY SA <http://www.hippysa.org/index.html> : This organization, Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters South Africa, serves over 11 000 young children and vulnerable families in disadvantaged communities to produce a new generation of active, responsible citizens and future leaders. 

Widows for Peace through Democracy <http://www.widowsforpeace.org/default.asp> : This organization ensures that widows' voices are heard by their governments, so that they are protected by law from discrimination, violence and abuse. [Source: WUNRN]. 

IV. Online Publications/Resource

"I Expect to be Abused and I Have Fear": Sex Workers' Experiences of Human Rights Violations and Barriers to Accessing Healthcare in Four African Countries. Scorgie F, Nakato D, Ogutu Akoth D, Netshivhambe M, et al. African Sex Worker Alliance, 2011 <https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B8hWAnfZqEapMDJlMzljZGUtMGIyYi00OTc4LWFmNWYtYjkyZDAyMWJhNWQx&hl=en_US> : This report documents human rights violations experienced by female, male and transgender sex workers in four African countries, and describes barriers they face to accessing health services. [Source: 60percent]

An Exploratory Study of the Social Contexts, Practices and Risks of Men Who Sell Sex in Southern and Eastern Africa. Boyce P and Isaacs G. UNDP/SWEAT, 2011 <https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B8hWAnfZqEapNTU2MDA2YzctMTdhYS00OWZlLWIyYmUtNzI0NmViNjQwMzBi&hl=en_US> : This report explores the social contexts, life experiences, vulnerabilities and sexual risks experienced by men who sell sex in Southern and Eastern Africa, with a focus on five countries; Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. [Source: 60percent].

Committee to Protect Journalists Security Guide: Addendum on Sexual Aggression. Committee to Protect Journalists, 2011 <http://www.cpj.org/reports/2003/02/journalist-safety-guide.php#sexual> : In conjunction with the release of its special report, "The Silencing Crime: Sexual Violence and Journalists," CPJ is issuing an addendum to its existing journalist security guide. [Source: AWID].

Trafficking in Human Beings: Identification of Potential and Presumed Victims A Community Policing Approach. OSCE, Strategic Police Matters Unit Publication Series, Vol. 10, 2011 <http://www.osce.org/node/78849> : To contribute to improved victim identification, the SPMU has prepared this guidebook for law enforcement officers on early identification of both potential and presumed victims of trafficking in human beings. [Source: WUNRN]. 

Parenting Programme Evaluation Tool (PPET). The Children's Workforce Development Council, 2010 <http://www.cwdcouncil.org.uk/assets/0000/9231/11017_SP700310_PPET.pdf> :  The PPET can be used to determine the quality of parenting programmes or approaches delivered in England. [Source: HIPPY SA].

V. Journal Articles

Violence against Women is Strongly Associated with Suicide Attempts: Evidence from the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women. Devries K, Watts C, Yoshihama M, Kiss L, Schraiber L.B, Deyessa N, Heise L, Durand J, Mbwambo J, Janssen H, Berhane Y, Ellsberg M, Garcia-Moreno C. Soc. Sci. Med; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_298093_18> : This article uses data from the WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence against women to examine the prevalence of suicidal thoughts and attempts, and relationships between suicide attempts and mental health status, child sexual abuse, partner violence and other variables. [Source: SafetyLit].

Child Abuse, Early Maladaptive Schemas, and Risky Sexual Behavior in College Women. Roemmele M, Messman-Moore T.L. J. Child Sex. Abuse; 20(3): 264-83, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_298011_24> : This article examines early maladaptive schemas as mediators of the child abuse-risky sexual behavior relationship among 653 college women. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

Disclosure of Sexual Abuse in Sport Organizations: A Case Study. Parent S. J. Child Sex. Abuse; 20(3): 322-37, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_298009_24> : This article presents the results of a document analysis of sport organization policies and interviews conducted with 27 sport stakeholders. [Source: SafetyLit].

Older Women Survivors of Physical and Sexual Violence: A Systematic Review of the Quantitative Literature. Cook J.M, Dinnen S, O'Donnell C. J. Womens Health (Liebert); ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_298046_26> : This systematic review synthesizes the quantitative empirical literature concerning older women survivors of physical and sexual assault. [Source: SafetyLit].

Psychological Distress and Experience of Sexual and Physical Assault among Australian Prisoners. Schneider K, Richters J, Butler T, Yap L, Richards A, Grant L, Smith AM, Donovan B. Crim. Behav. Ment. Health; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_297957_28> : This article aims to determine associations between current psychological distress and history of having experienced sexual coercion and/or physical assault among prisoners in two Australian states (Queensland and New South Wales). [Source: SafetyLit].

Do Scientific Theories Affect Men's Evaluations of Sex Crimes? Dar-Nimrod I, Heine S.J, Cheung B.Y, Schaller M. Aggressive Behav; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_297857_37> : This article describes two studies which examine how men's judgments of male sex crimes (solicitation of sex from a prostitute; rape) are influenced by exposure to (a) evolutionary psychological theories and (b) social-constructivist theories. [Source: SafetyLit].

Victimization in Off-Street Sex Industry Work. O'Doherty T. Violence against Women; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_297901_8> : The research presented in this article examines whether female off-street sex workers face the same degree of victimization as female street-based sex workers in Vancouver, British Columbia. [Source: SafetyLit].

Perpetration of Sexual Coercion and Victim of Sexual Coercion Scales: Development and validation. Mathes E.W, McCoy J. Psychol. Rep; 108(2): 449-69, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_298084_12> : The purpose of this research was to create two scales, one to measure the tendency to perpetrate sexual coercion and one the tendency to be a victim of sexual coercion (Study 1), and to provide data validating the scales (Studies 2 and 3). [Source: SafetyLit].

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.

VI. Events

Online Discussion: What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV and AIDS Interventions, 28 June 2011 <http://discuss.prb.org/> . Join the Population Reference Bureau website authors as they answer your questions about interventions related to HIV and AIDS programming and the evidence base needed for those designing policies and programs for women and girls. [Source: IGWG]. 

Webcast: Sexual Violence and the Political and Security Implications in the Congo, 30 June 2011 <http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.event_summary&event_id=700780> . Dr. Denis Mukwege, Director of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, South Kivu provides medical and psychological care to thousands of victims of sexual violence, and assists women with their reintegration in their local communities. He will discuss a range of timely issues that concern the DRC. [Source: IGWG]. 

Online Training Course: Protection International - Security and Protection For Human Rights Defenders and Social Organizations, 1 July - 1 October 2011 <http://protectionline.org/PI-online-training-project.html> . This e-learning course will take place in Spanish and is designed for NGOs, social organisations and individuals. It lasts for 60 hours over 3 months (approximately 5 hours per week). [Source: AWID].

The First Conference of the United Arab Emirates Gender and Women's Studies Consortium: Gender and Women's Studies in the Arab Region, 7 - 9 March 2012, American University of Sharjah, Portland, USA <http://www.aus.edu/conferences/cfp/> . Scholars, practitioners and students interested in gender and women's studies in the UAE and the Arab region are encouraged to submit proposals/abstracts for individual papers, workshops, panels or seminar-style discussions. Submissions close: 30 September 2011. [Source: WUNRN].

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Papers: Joint CEDAW-CRC General Recommendation/Comment on Harmful Practices. <http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/JointCEDAW-CRC-GeneralRecommendation.htm>  CEDAW and CRC Committees welcome papers on harmful practices affecting girls under eighteen years old, in English, French or Spanish, particularly from those interested organizations and individuals who have extensive experience or information on harmful practices affecting girls under eighteen years old. Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2011. [Source: AWID]. 

Funding Opportunity: CDC Community Transformation Grants. <http://www.cdc.gov/communitytransformation/network/>  This programme will fund community-based organizations to support the CTG grantees by disseminating and amplifying evidence-based strategies in grantee communities nationwide, including rural and frontier areas and in those areas with health disparities. Application deadline: 22 July 2011. [Source: Friendsnrc].

Fellowship Opportunity: Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme. <http://www.humphreyfellowship.org/page/97565/>  This Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by: 1 October 2011. The deadlines for applicants vary by country. [Source: Afro-nets].

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

Request for Proposals: Call for Consultants for an External Evaluation of AWID <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Request-for-Proposals-Call-for-Consultants-for-an-External-Evaluation-of-AWID>  / The Association for Women's Rights and Development (AWID) / Location: Flexible / Closing date: July 11, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Manager of Finance and Administration <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Manager-of-Finance-and-Administration>  / Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice / The Hague, the Netherlands / Closing date: August 5, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Director of Organisational Effectiveness <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Organisational-Effectiveness>  / ActionAid International / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: July 5, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Director of Programmes <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Programmes>  / ActionAid International / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: July 5, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

International Director of Country Coordination <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Director-of-Country-Coordination>  / ActionAid International / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: July 5, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Gender Integration Advisor <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Integration-Advisor>  / Global Rights / South Sudan / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Gender Advisor <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advisor>  / The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Program Officer for WorldLink - Connecting Youth to Global Affairs <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-for-WorldLink-Connecting-Youth-to-Global-Affairs>  / Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego / San Diego, CA, USA / Closing date: July 7, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011]. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Rural Women's Economic Empowerment Consultant <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Rural-Women-s-Economic-Empowerment-Consultant>  / UN Women / Closing date: June 24, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Gender and Aid Effectiveness Consultant <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Aid-Effectiveness-Consultant>  / UN Women / Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date: June 30, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Consultant: FAS 5-Year Programme Cycle (2008-2012) <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-FAS-5-Year-Programme-Cycle-2008-2012>  / Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) / Deadline: July 8, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Consultant: FAS 15 Years of Experience in Women, Peace and Security <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-FAS-15-Years-of-Experience-in-Women-Peace-and-Security>  / Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) / Deadline: July 23, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Director of Communications <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Communications>  / The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Director of Capacity Strengthening <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Capacity-Strengthening>  / The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) / Johannesburg, South Africa or Buenos Aires, Argentina. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Regional Program Coordinator - Africa <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Program-Coordinator-Africa>  / The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) / Johannesburg, South Africa. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Knowledge and Communication Associate and Assistant <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Knowledge-and-Communication-Associate-and-Assistant>  / IT for Change (ITfC) / Bangalore, India. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Social Media Internship <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Social-Media-Internship>  / Stirring the Fire / Seattle, WA, USA / Closing date: June 24, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Program Coordinator <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Coordinator>  / JASS Southern Africa / Cape Town, South Africa / Closing date: June 30, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].

Finance and Operations Coordinator <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Finance-and-Operations-Coordinator>  / JASS Southern Africa / Cape Town, South Africa / Closing date: June 30, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 20 June 2011].


Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated evidence-based responses.

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