[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 10 03 11

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Mar 10 11:53:33 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. 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 closes on 31 May 2-11. 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 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

The SVRI would like to invite you to participate in an exciting new moderated SVRI Online Discussion on Multiple Perpetrator Rape which will run until 11 April 2011. 

Moderators Jessica Woodhams and Miranda Horvath are gathering international perspectives, and planning to develop an international network and research agenda on multiple perpetrator rape as part of a British Psychological Society funded seminar series.

Currently, the discussion is exploring roles taken by perpetrators in multiple perpetrator rapes, the importance of supporting victims and the difficulties faced by victims when offenders are released back into the community. 

Please join us in this discussion by registering online 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

International Women's Day 2011, UN Women, 8 March 2011: <http://www.unwomen.org/news-events/international-womens-day/>  This year marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. The day was commemorated for the first time on 19 March 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, following its establishment during the Socialist International meeting the prior year.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Mobile Court a Sign of Hope, Inter Press Service News Agency, 8 March 2011: <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=54753>  Eleven soldiers found culpable in the rape of more than 50 women in the Congolese town of Fizi Centre in January, have begun serving lengthy sentences in the provincial capital, Bukavu.

The New Egypt: Leaving Women Behind, Al Jazeera, 8 March 2011: <http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/03/201138133425420552.html>  While the protests have been hailed for being harassment-free in a society infamous for widespread sexual harassment, Engy Gozlan, who works with HarassMap, an initiative that enables women to report sexual harassment via SMS, says sexual harassment incidents have returned to their pre-protests level. 

'Corrective Rape': Fighting a South African Scourge, Times, 8 March 2011: <http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2057744,00.html>  It was around 11 p.m. on a Friday in Gugulethu - a township on the edge of Cape Town - and Millicent Gaika, 30, was almost home when a man she recognized stopped her and asked for a cigarette.

Comic Strip Tells a Serious Story, Inter Press Service News Agency, 8 March 2011: <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=54756>  Violence against women is not a subject that one would normally associate with comic strip books, but a French publisher thought this would be a "perfect" medium for raising awareness among both young and old.

'Epicenter of Violence': Guatemala Combats Brutality Toward Women, PBS NewsHour, 7 March 2011: <http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/jan-june11/guatemala_03-07.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+pbs%2Fnewshour-headlines+%28newshour-headlines%29>  Guatemala has become an epicenter of violence in Central America, and violence against women in particular has hit record levels.

For Poorer, Most of the Time, The Economist, 28 February 2011: <http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/02/child_brides>  In South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa 38% of women marry before they are 18 years old. Child marriages, as defined by UNICEF, the United Nations' children's agency, are those undertaken by women under the age of 18 and include unions where a woman and a man live together as if they were married.

Women Commit Suicide to Escape Sexual Harassment in Bangladesh, Asia Calling, 19 February 2011: <http://www.asiacalling.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1864%3Awomen-commit-suicide-to-escape-sexual-harassment-in-bangladesh&catid=99%3Abangladesh&Itemid=377&lang=en>  Sexual harassment against women in Bangladesh is turning deadly. According to local human rights groups 28 women committed suicide this year to escape frequent sexual harassment. [Source: WUNRN]. 

IV. Websites

Living Well. <http://www.livingwell.org.au/>  This resource in Queensland, Australia, offers a range of services specifically designed to assist men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault, their partners, friends and family and service providers.

Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse. <http://www.adfvc.unsw.edu.au/home.html>  The Clearinghouse is a national organisation, providing high quality information about domestic and family violence issues and practice. The primary goal of the Clearinghouse is to prevent domestic and family violence.

Women Make the News 2011: Media and Information Literacy and Gender. <http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/crosscutting-priorities/gender/women-make-the-news/>  Launched annually on the occasion of International Women's Day (8 March), Women Make the News is a global initiative aimed at promoting gender equality in the media. [Source: WUNRN].

V. Online Publications/Resource

Violence against Women Living with HIV/AIDS: A Background Paper. Hale F and Vazquez M. Development Connections and The International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, 2011: <http://www.dvcn.org/uploads/client_70/files/VAPositiveWBkgrdPaper2011.pdf>  This document presents and analyzes current definitions, data and practices regarding the problem of violence against women living with HIV/AIDS, while exploring the strategic implications for research, advocacy and programming. 

The World's Women and Girls 2011 Data Sheet. Population Reference Bureau, 2011: <http://www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2011/worlds-women-and-girls.aspx>  This document has the latest data on a wide variety of indicators on the socioeconomic status of women and girls in more than 180 countries, with a focus on demography, reproductive health, education, work, and public life. [Source: IGWG].

Implementing Multiple Gender Strategies to Improve HIV and AIDS Interventions. International Center for Research on Women, 2010: <http://www.icrw.org/publications/implementing-multiple-gender-strategies-improve-hiv-and-aids-interventions>  There is growing recognition that using multiple approaches in HIV programs to address gender-based vulnerabilities is more effective than single strategies. These gender approaches include reducing violence against women, increasing legal protection for women, engaging men and boys, and creating income opportunities for women. [Source: Zunia Update].

Policy Approaches to Engaging Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality and Health Equity. World Health Organization, 2010: <http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2010/9789241500128_eng.pdf>  This policy brief outlines the rationale for such an approach, offers a framework to integrate men into policies that reduce gender inequality and health inequities, and highlights some successful initiatives. [Source: Zunia Update].

Ending Violence against Women and Girls: Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography. UNIFEM, 2010: <http://www.undp.org.fj/pdf/unp/evaw.pdf>  This summary of all current literature on violence against women in the pacific region, is designed to give practitioners a concise and comprehensive overview of current knowledge and analysis. [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.

Characteristics of Sexual Abuse of Minors and its Consequences on Victims' Mental Health. Cortés Arboleda M.A, Cantón Duarte J, Cantón-Cortés D. Gac. Sanit; ePub, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_251740_24>  This study analyses the prevalence, nature and consequences of sexual abuse during childhood or adolescence. [Source: SafetyLit].

Explanations for Child Sexual Abuse Given by Convicted Offenders in Malawi: No Evidence for "HIV Cleansing". Mtibo C, Kennedy N, Umar E. Child Abuse Negl; ePub, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_251628_24>  This study explores the reasons given by convicted sex offenders in Malawi for child sexual abuse and determines if a desire to cure HIV infection motivated their offense. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual Assault Prevention Programs for College-Aged Men: A Critical Evaluation. Garrity S.E. J. Forensic Nurs; 7(1): 40-8, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_251770_24>  This article examines established sexual assault prevention programs designed for college men to determine if an ideal educational program exists, or if one can be established, to effectively change male attitudes and behaviors about sexual assault. [Source: SafetyLit].

Defining the Boundaries: How Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) Balance Patient Care and Law Enforcement Collaboration. Campbell R, Greeson M, Patterson D. J. Forensic Nurs; 7(1): 17-26, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_251773_37>  This article examines how SANEs define their work with their patients, how they collaborate with law enforcement, and how they negotiate roles differentiation. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexualized Images of Children on the Internet. Quayle E, Jones T. Sex Abuse; 23(1): 7-21, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_251649_23>  This article examined sexualized child images submitted to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) in the United Kingdom to obtain specific data about the characteristics of the children found within these images. 

Adolescent Female Sex Workers: Invisibility, Violence and HIV. Silverman J.G. Arch. Dis. Child; ePub, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_251671_24>  This article documents HIV prevention efforts across the globe and discusses the lack of public health interventions, addressing the increased hazards and HIV risk faced by adolescent female sex workers. [Source: SafetyLit].

Child Pornography Possessors: Trends in Offender and Case Characteristics. Wolak J, Finkelhor D, Mitchell K. Sex Abuse; 23(1): 22-42, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_251648_24>  This article describes trends in child pornography possession cases that ended in arrest in 2000 and in 2006, using data from the National Juvenile Online Victimization Study. [Source: SafetyLit].

Understanding feminism: Considerations for Nurses Working to End Violence against Women. Fontenot H.B, Fantasia H.C. J. Forensic Nurs; 7(1): 27-31, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_251772_20>  This article reviews the basic concepts of feminism and provide examples of viewing violence research and forensic nursing practice through this theoretical lens. [Source: SafetyLit].

Commentary on Foubert, Godin, & Tatum (2010): The Evolution of Sexual Violence Prevention and the Urgency for Effectiveness. Teten Tharp A.L, DeGue S, Lang K, Valle L.A, Massetti G, Holt M, Matjasko J. J. Interpers. Violence; ePub, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_251645_20>  This article and the program it describes are representative of many sexual violence prevention programs that are in practice and provide an opportunity for a brief discussion of the development and evaluation of sexual violence prevention approaches. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

Webinar: Men Coping with the Effects of Sexual Abuse: Research Findings and Practice Implications, 17 March 2011. <http://www.livingwell.org.au/Multimedia/Webinars.aspx>  This webinar by Living Well will provide participants with a 60 minute presentation, drawing on research looking at Australian men's responses to and methods of coping with experiences of childhood sexual abuse.

Through Our Eyes: Participatory Video for Social Change, 23 March 2011, Washington D.C, USA. <http://www.arcrelief.org/site/DocServer/ARC_sheet_throughOurEyes1.pdf?docID=1781>  This panel presentation will introduce participants on how conflict-affected communities use the power of participatory video to prevent gender-based violence and promote social change. RSVP to Angela Acosta at AngelaA at archq.org <mailto:AngelaA at archq.org> . [Source: IGWG].

Assets for Health and Wellbeing Across the Lifecourse International Conference, 26 and 27 September 2011, London, United Kingdom. <http://www.healthassetsconf.org.uk/>  This two-day multi-disciplinary conference is for researchers, practitioners, commissioners and policy makers with an interest in assets based approaches. Abstract submission closing date: 18 April 2011. [Source: Equidad].

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Papers : The Lancet. <http://ees.elsevier.com/thelancet/>  This special issue in 2011 is dedicated to September 11 - a decade on. We invite submissions that address the short-term and long-term physical, mental, and public health consequences of the events that took place (and continue to take place) in New York, Iraq, Afghanistan, or any other part of the world touched by September 11. Online submissions close: 31 March 2011. 

Fellowship Opportunity: Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development Fellows Programme. <http://www.moremiinitiative.org/?option=com_content&view=article&id=80&Itemid=79>  The programme is a one-year leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and succeed in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole. Applications close: 30 March 2011. [Source: APCWomen].

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

Deputy Director Operations <http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=6788>  / The International Rescue Committee / Kabul, Afghanistan / Open until filled.

Health Coordinator <http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=6512\>  / The International Rescue Committee / Pakistan (position based out of Islamabad with travel to KP, Sindh and Punjab) / Open until filled.

Protection Manager <http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=6895>  / The International Rescue Committee / Juba, Southern Sudan / Open until filled.

Women's Protection and Empowerment Coordinator <http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=6794>  / The International Rescue Committee / Moroto Field Office, Uganda / Open until filled.

Temporary Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist <http://www.icrw.org/careers/temporary-information-technology-support-specialist>  / International Center for Research on Women / Washington D.C, USA / Open until filled.

Project Manager, IMPACCT and PACE <http://www.icrw.org/careers/project-manager-impacct-and-pace>  / International Center for Research on Women / New Dehli, India / Open until filled.

Senior Human Rights Officer, P-5 <http://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&exp=All&level=0&location=All&occup=0&department=All&bydate=0&occnet=0>  / United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: 18 March 2011. 

Information Management Officer (Data Coordinator), P-4 <http://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&exp=All&level=0&location=All&occup=0&department=All&bydate=0&occnet=0>  / United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq / Baghdad, Iraq / Closing date 24 March 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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