[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 03 03 11

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
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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 Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward, 10 - 13 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa - Registration Now Open
II. SVRI Online Discussion Forum: Multiple Perpetrator Rape, 11 March - 11 April 2011
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 registration now open

The SVRI would like to invite researchers, policy makers, funders, survivors, gender activists, service providers and others to the SVRI Forum 2011 <http://www.svri.org/forum2011/index.htm>  in Cape Town, South Africa. The Forum will provide participants with an opportunity to network, share ideas and exciting strategies, and to feed into important international campaigns currently underway to prevent and respond to sexual violence globally. 

Registrations <http://www.svri.org/forum2011/registration.htm>  are now open for the SVRI Forum 2011. Early registration closing date: 31 August 2011. Late registration closing date: 1 October 2011. Abstract submissions close on 31 May 2011. For a list of alternative funding sources to attend the Forum, please take a look at organisations providing travel and conference grants <http://www.svri.org/forum2011/TravelGrantLinks.pdf> . For any questions or enquiries, email svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> . We look forward to seeing you there!

II. SVRI Online Discussion Forum: Multiple Perpetrator Rape, 11 March - 11 April 2011

The SVRI would like to invite you to participate in an exciting new moderated SVRI Online Discussion on Multiple Perpetrator Rape from 11 March to 11 April. 

Multiple perpetrator rape is a significant problem facing societies across the world. Drs Jessica Woodhams, Birmingham University, UK and Miranda Horvath, Middlesex University, UK, as part of a British Psychological Society funded seminar series on Multiple Perpetrator Rape, are gathering international perspectives, and planning to develop an international network and research agenda on this phenomenon. As part of this process, Miranda and Jessica will moderate the discussion on multiple perpetrator rape on the SVRI Online Discussion Forum and would particularly like your insights on this issue. 

To participate in this event register for the online discussion forum at: http://www.svri.org/svriforums/login!default.jspa?referrer=index.jspa <http://www.svri.org/svriforums/login!default.jspa?referrer=index.jspa>  (registration is free). Do not hesitate to contact Miranda or Jessica for more information on this project. Email: j.woodhams at bham.ac.uk <mailto:j.woodhams at bham.ac.uk>  or m.horvath at mdx.ac.uk <mailto:m.horvath at mdx.ac.uk> . 

Please help us to advertise this event by sharing it with your colleagues.

III. Sexual Violence in the News

Why Marital Rape Doesn't Exist - According to the Media, Huffington Post, 2 March 2011. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivian-glyck/why-marital-rape-doesnt-e_b_829986.html> 
When a young child or elderly woman is the victim of a sexual assault in Africa, it is covered in the news. When a husband has forcible and unwanted sex with his wife, is that newsworthy? Apparently not. 

Editorial: Rape and Crimes against the Disabled: The State Admits it Should do More. The Guardian United Kingdom, 2 March 2011: <http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/afua-hirsch-law-blog/2011/mar/02/criminal-justice-ukcrime>  The press can be unforgiving when it comes to the failure of the authorities to protect victims from crime. And two types of crime in particular - crimes against disabled people, and rape - attract particularly vehement criticism in this paper and others victims are let down by the authorities.

Native Women Seek Justice at United Nations, Inter Press Service News Agency, 2 March 2011: <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=54689>  
The United States is facing international scrutiny for its apparent failure to prosecute criminals who enter indigenous territories to prey on Native women and girls.

Logan Assault Trains Spotlight on Little-Discussed Danger Menacing Female Journalists, Canadian Press, 1 March 2011: <http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jz1t35e3gmpCnDkOut_iivkssEKw?docId=6094307>  The sexual assault on CBS correspondent Lara Logan in Egypt has trained a spotlight on the danger - ever-present but little-discussed - facing female journalists in zones of upheaval.

Abuse Suspects, Your Calls Are Taped. Speak Up. New York Times, 25 February 2011: <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/26/nyregion/26tapes.html>  The men charged with beating, stabbing or burning their wives or girlfriends have plenty to say. Lately, their words have been used against them in New York courts as never before.

Grassroots Women Agree: Our Biggest Problem Is Gender Violence, Inter Press Service News Agencey, 24 February 2011: <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=54588>  Nearly three-quarters of activists and grassroots organisers working globally to safeguard women's rights are convinced that ending violence against women must be the top priority of the newly formed U.N. Women.

Papua New Guinea Goldmine Acts over Allegations of Torture and Rape, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 February 2011: <http://www.smh.com.au/world/png-goldmine-acts-over-allegations-of-torture-and-rape-20110209-1an05.html>  The operator of the multibillion-dollar Porgera goldmine in Papua New Guinea has sacked five employees over an alleged pattern of violent abuse against villagers, including pack rapes.

IV. Websites

The Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women: <http://www.octevaw-cocvff.ca/>  OCTEVAW is a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to ending violence against women (both woman abuse and sexual violence) and, through leadership, education, advocacy and political action, to promoting a coordinated response to women and their children who have experienced abuse.

UNITY -Making the Case: <http://www.preventioninstitute.org/unity-making-the-case.html>  This web page provides various resources to support effective, sustainable efforts for primary prevention so that urban youth can thrive in safe environments with supportive relationships and opportunities for success.

PeaceWomen - Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) National Action Plans: <http://www.peacewomen.org/pages/about-1325/national-action-plans-naps>  This web page provides implementation overview of the countries which have adopted the SCR 1325, an important tool for furthering the women, peace and security agenda. [WUNRN].

MOVISIE International: <http://www.movisie.nl/eCache/ENG/1/15/032.html>  This social development resource focuses on five themes - social cohesion; volunteer effort; domestic and sexual violence; vulnerable groups; and informal care. [Source: WUNRN]

V. Online Publications/Resource

A Holistic Approach to Preventing Female Infanticide. Case study: Kadayampatti Women and Child Development Project. World Vision Australia, 2011: <http://www.svri.org/CaseStudyInfanticide.pdf>  This three-year project took a holistic approach aimed at reducing female infanticide in Tamil Nadu's Kadayampatti Block. 

Tackling Gender-Based Violence by Empowering Women. Case study: Ol Meri Igat Namba (OMIN) Project, Papua New Guinea. World Vision Australia, 2011: <http://www.svri.org/CaseStudyGBV.pdf>  This project began with a broad approach to address community-wide behaviour change by increasing knowledge of GBV and HIV and AIDS; and by providing voluntary counselling, treatment and referrals through World Vision's drop-in centre and health clinics.

Gender Violence in India: A Prajnya Report 2010. The Prajnya Trust, 2011: <http://prajnya.in/gvr10.pdf>  The 2010 Gender Violence in India Report focuses on violence in public spaces, drawing attention to the kinds of violence to which women are especially vulnerable when they step out of their homes.

Men in Families and Family Policy in a Changing World. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2011: <http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/family/docs/men-in-families.pdf>  This report aims to stimulate the debate on the best means to develop social and economic policies that recognize men in their role as valuable contributors to the well-being of their families. [Source: WUNRN].

Position Paper: UNSCR 1325 and Prevention: A Hybrid for Utilising Human Rights and Early Warning Frameworks in the Campaign to End Violence against Women. Femmes Africa Solidarité, 2011: <http://www.fasngo.org/assets/files/CSW/UNSCR1325andPreventionPaperdraft-FASedited09022011.pdf>  This paper seeks to expand the rubrics of the on-going discourse on UNSCR 1325 to include a focus on human rights instruments and conflict early warning frameworks with the aim of examining how these can be jointly utilised in the prevention of violence against women in Africa. [Source: WUNRN].

No Shelter: Protection Gaps in Israel Facing Refugees Fleeing Gender-Based Persecution. The Refugee Rights Clinic at Tel Aviv University and the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration, 2011: <http://www.oraminternational.org/images/stories/PDFs/no%20shelter%2023%20feb%202011%20download%20version%20final.pdf>  This report highlights the two key protection gaps currently facing vulnerable asylum-seeking women in Israel: first, the State's failure to recognize the refugee claims of women fleeing gender-based persecution; and second, the prohibition on employment and the withholding of social benefits available to asylum seekers. [Source: WUNRN].

The State Of The World's Children 2011: Adolescence: An Age of Opportunity. United Nations Children's Fund, 2011: <http://www.unicef.org/sowc2011/pdfs/SOWC-2011-Main-Report_EN_02092011.pdf>  This report catalogues, in heart-wrenching detail, the array of dangers adolescents face: the injuries that kill 400,000 of them each year; early pregnancy and childbirth, a primary cause of death for teenage girls; the pressures that keep 70 million adolescents out of school; exploitation, violent conflict and the worst kind of abuse at the hands of adults. [Source: WUNRN]. 

The Mental Health Workforce Gap in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Needs-Based Approach.  Bruckner T.A, Scheffler R.M, Shen G, Yoon J, Chisholm D, Morris J, Fulton B.D, Dal Pozg M.R and Saxenae S. World Health Organization Bulletin, 89 (3), March 2011: <http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/89/3/10-082784.pdf>  This paper estimates the shortage of mental health professionals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Risk Factors Associated with Sexual Violence towards Girls in Swaziland. Breiding M.J, Reza A Gulaid J, Blanton C, Mercy J.A, Dahlberg L.L, Dlaminid N and Bamrah S. World Health Organization Bulletin, 89 (3), March 2011: <http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/89/3/10-079608.pdf>  This paper explores risk factors for sexual violence in childhood in a nationally representative sample of females aged 13 to 24 years in Swaziland.

Podcast: Interview Jennifer Middlebrooks, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. <http://calcasa.org/prevention/online-course-about-principles-of-prevention/>  David Lee interviews Jennifer Middlebrooks on the CDC's newly released free online course 'Principles for Prevention' which features interviews with leading experts in the field, dynamic graphics, interactive exercises and compelling storytelling that makes the case for violence prevention. [Source: Prevent-Connect]. 

Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings. Inter-agency Working Group, 2010: <http://www.iawg.net/resources/field_manual.html>  This manual is an update of the 1999 Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations: An Inter-agency Field Manual, the authoritative guidance on reproductive health interventions in humanitarian settings. [Source: WUNRN]. 

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.

Gender Violence as Insecurity: Research Trends in South Asia. Srinivasan A. New Voices Series, No. 9, February 2011: <http://www.securitytransformation.org/images/publicaciones/197_New_Voices_Series_9_-_Gender_Violence_as_Insecurity.pdf>  This paper identifies and analyses the state of research on gender violence in South Asia. Full text available online. 

Childhood Maltreatment, Psychological Dysregulation, and Risky Sexual Behaviors in Female Adolescents. Noll J.G, Haralson K.J, Butler E.M, Shenk C.E. J. Pediatr. Psychol; ePub, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_248437_24>  This article applies a model positing the key role of psychological dysregulation in the development of adolescent females' sexual behavior. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

Managing the Legal Proceedings: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Sexually Abused Children's Experience with the Legal Process. Back C, Gustafsson PA, Larsson I, Berterö C. Child Abuse Negl; 35(1): 50-7, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_248420_24>  This study describes how sexually abused children experience the legal process, a process that includes being questioned by the police during the preliminary investigation and by lawyers and the prosecutor in the courtroom, and meeting other professionals from various agencies. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

Why Not the University of New Orleans? Social Disorganization and Sexual Violence among Internally Displaced Women of Hurricane Katrina. Fagen J.L, Sorensen W, Anderson P.B. J. Community Health; ePub, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_242636_28>  This article examines the prevalence of sexual violence experienced by women students at the University of New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina using the CORE Alcohol and Drug Survey. [Source: SafetyLit].

Using Mixed Methods to Evaluate a Community Intervention for Sexual Assault Survivors: A Methodological Tale. Campbell R, Patterson D, Bybee D. Violence against Women; ePub, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_248444_33>  This article reviews current epistemological and design issues in the mixed methods literature and then examines the application of one specific design, a sequential explanatory mixed methods design, in an evaluation of a community-based intervention to improve postassault care for sexual assault survivors. [Source: SafetyLit].

Neighborhood Effects and Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence: Latest Results. Frye V, O'campo P. J. Urban Health; ePub, 2011: <http://www.springerlink.com/content/0466x50118p48n48/fulltext.pdf>  This summary provides an overview of a range of papers in IPV and SV to provide a sense of where this area of work is moving, and to locate new areas for further research. Full text available online. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Relation between Childhood Maltreatment and Self-Injury: A Review of the Literature on Conceptualization and Intervention. Lang C.M, Sharma-Patel K. Trauma Violence Abuse; 12(1): 23-37, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_242526_24>  The following article reviews literature pertaining to the association between child maltreatment and self-injury and the ways it varies according to maltreatment type. [Source: SafetyLit].

Violence against Women and Postpartum Depression. Garabedian M.J, Lain K.Y, Hansen W.F, Garcia L.S, Williams C.M, Crofford L.J. J. Womens Health (Liebert); ePub, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_248567_6>  This study examines the association between these violence exposures and self-reported history of postpartum depression (PPD). [Source: SafetyLit].

Testing the Cycle of Violence Hypothesis: Child Abuse and Adolescent Dating Violence as Predictors of Intimate Partner Violence in Young Adulthood. Manchikanti Gómez A. Youth Soc.; 43(1): 171-192, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_249098_24>  This study examines the impact of child abuse and adolescent dating violence on the likelihood of IPV victimization and perpetration in young adulthood. [Source: SafetyLit].

Gender-Based Political Harassment and Violence: Effects on the Political Work and Public Roles of Women. Valverde M.E. New Solut; 20(4): 527-535, 2010: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_248583_20>  This article shows the significance of the problems of political harassment and violence against women in positions of political responsibility in Bolivia. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

Online discussion Forum: Emergency Contraception: How Far Have We Come? What's New? What's Next? 2 - 16 March 2011. <http://my.ibpinitiative.org/ICEC/ECAccess>  This two week virtual forum, hosted by ICEC, in collaboration with WHO/RHR and the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative will explore evidence and issues related to the current global EC access situation, including barriers as well as innovative strategies to expand access. If you have questions or problems signing up, please contact Kathleen: kschaffer at fcimail.org <mailto:kschaffer at fcimail.org> .

Forging the Path to Effective Development: Getting Gender Policy Right - International Women's Day Breakfast, 8 March 2011, Washington D.C, USA. <mailto:rsvp-dc at ajws.org>  Join Women Thrive Worldwide and American Jewish World Service on International Women's Day for this timely discussion with Deputy Administrator Steinberg on the importance of taking gender into account when designing development and foreign assistance programs. RSVP at: rsvp-dc at ajws.org <mailto:rsvp-dc at ajws.org> . [Source: IGWG]. 

East Africa GBV Stakeholders Forum 2011, 19 - 22 April 2011, Nairobi, Kenya. <http://www.coexistkenya.com/>  The stakeholder's forum is an attempt to forge linkages between groups doing prevention work for purposes of encouraging them to share experiences, build on the successes and challenges experienced in the field and always forge a common way forward. For more information, contact Wanjala Wafula at info at coexistkenya.com <mailto:info at coexistkenya.com> . 

Online Course: Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention, The New England Adolescent Research Institute Inc. sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. <http://www.nsvrc.org/elearning/3546>  This 1- 2 hour online course provides the basics for how to encourage friends and family to deter and possibly prevent sexual violence. A certificate of completion for 1 hour of course work is available. [Source: RAINNet]. 

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Studies: Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE). <http://homvee.acf.hhs.gov/SpecReport.aspx#CallForStudies>  Mathematica Policy Research seeks studies for a comprehensive review of the evidence base for home visiting program models. Submissions closing date: 15 April 2011. For more information,contact Luke Heinkel at lheinkel at mathematica-mpr.com <mailto:lheinkel at mathematica-mpr.com> . [Source: friendsnrc].

Scholarships and Internships for Canadian Students. <https://juno.aucc.ca/wes/hes.aspx?pg=975>  The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada administers a range of scholarships and internships for Canadian Students which can be viewed online. 

Fellowship Opportunity: W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship Program 2011. <http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl000972.pdf>  The Fellowship places particular emphasis on crime, violence, and administration of justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States. Application closing date: 22 March 2011. [Source: Funding_Alert].

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

Researcher on Brazil <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Researcher-on-Brazil>  / Human Rights Watch / New York or Washington, DC, USA (first year), and Brazil / Closing date: March 20, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 February 2011].

Membership and Volunteer Development Officer <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Membership-and-Volunteer-Development-Officer>  / Oxfam Canada / Ottawa, Canada / Closing date: March 13, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 February 2011].

Business Analyst <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Business-Analyst>  / Oxfam Canada / Ottawa, Canada / Closing date: March 13, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 February 2011].

Program Officer, Reproductive Health <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Reproductive-Health>  / The Women's Refugee Commission / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 February 2011].

New Media Director <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/New-Media-Director>  / Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 February 2011].

Project Manager, IMPACCT and PACE <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Manager-IMPACCT-and-PACE>  / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / New Delhi, India. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 February 2011].

Director, Tuliwaza Program <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-Tuliwaza-Program>  / Fahamu / Location: Nairobi, Dakar or Cape Town / Closing date: March 17, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 February 2011].

Gender-based Violence Coordinator <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-based-Violence-Coordinator2>  / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Goma, DR Congo. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 February 2011].

Data Analyst (Monitoring & Evaluation) <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Data-Analyst-Monitoring-Evaluation>  / Women for Women International / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 February 2011].

Country Director - Bangladesh <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Director-Bangladesh>  / Helen Keller International / Dhaka, Bangladesh / Initial closing date: March 11, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 February 2011].

Program Manager - International Centre for Women's Leadership <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Manager-International-Centre-for-Women-s-Leadership>  / Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University / Nova Scotia, Canada / Closing date: March 4, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 February 2011].

Executive Officer <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Officer>  / Women Deliver / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 February 2011].

Advocacy Fellow <http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advocacy-Fellow> ` / Women's Earth Alliance (WEA) / Berkeley, CA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 28 February 2011].
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