[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 17 03 11

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Mar 17 10:31:51 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 Online Discussion Forum: Multiple Perpetrator Rape, 11 March - 11 April 2011
II. SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward, 10 - 13 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa - Registration Now Open
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 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.

II. 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!

III. Sexual Violence in the News

Cambodia: Trafficking domestic workers to Malaysia, IRIN News, 17 March 2011: <http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=92210>  Investigations by NGOs in Cambodia have found that companies are recruiting girls as young as 13 to work in Malaysian households, confining them in overcrowded and unhygienic "training centres", forging birth certificates to raise their age, and paying finders' fees to brokers.

Of Course She Was Asking for It, The Huffington Post, 15 March 2011: <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/keli-goff/of-course-she-was-asking-_b_835782.html?ref=email_share>  There are very few certainties in life, besides as they say, death and taxes, and the fact that the number of people who actually watch reality television will always be higher than the number who admit that they do.

Group Wants Structured Info on Gender-Based Violence, Today Online, 15 March 2011: <http://today.gm/hi/news/3168.html>  Availability of information regarding the existing forms of gender-based violence and the services that victims could access is a crucial step towards ending such violence in the society.

UN Women Assistant Secretaries-General Appointed, UN Women, 11 March 2011: <http://www.unwomen.org/2011/03/un-women-assistant-secretaries-general-appointed/>  UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet is pleased to announce that today, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced the appointment of Ms. Lakshmi Puri of India as Assistant Secretary-General for Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships and Mr. John Hendra of Canada as Assistant Secretary-General for Policy and Programme at UN Women.

Special Rapporteur Faces Criticism for Including LGBTI Defenders in Her Report, International Service for Human Rights, 10 March 2011: <http://www.ishr.ch/council/1023-special-rapporteur-faces-criticism-for-including-lgbti-defenders-in-her-report?utm_source=ISHR+Publications+and+News&utm_campaign=f0ae286328-RSS_Email_Campaign_Council&utm_medium=email>  The Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya, presented her third annual report to the Human Rights Council (the Council) during a clustered interactive dialogue together with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief.

Yemeni Communities Unite Against Child Marriage, USAID Frontlines, February/March 2011: <http://www.usaid.gov/press/frontlines/fl_feb11/FL_feb11_WYemen.html>  A dozen Yemeni girls sit on the floor of a diwan in Al Sawd village, giggling and smiling bashfully as they describe what they hope to be doing in 10 years. [Source: IGWG]. 

Digital Anti-Rape Campaign Reaches South Africa's Top Leaders, Women's News Network, 15 February 2011: <http://womennewsnetwork.net/2011/02/15/rape-digital-activists-safrica/>  Starting with an old computer and no way to get hooked up to the internet, 36 year old, Ndumie Funda, began her online efforts with a campaign to help women in Cape Town, South Africa.

IV. Websites

Sexual Violence Research Initiative: Prevention Policy Page <http://www.svri.org/oakpolicies.htm> : As part of the SVRI's enquiry into global approaches to rape prevention, a resource page has been compiled of national policies worldwide addressing sexual violence and abuse; gender-based violence; intimate partner and domestic violence; as well as broader national gender policies.

CEDAW: South Asia. <http://cedawsouthasia.org/?utm_source=PLD+e-list&utm_campaign=e7e2491e7e-CEDAW_South_Asia_Website3_8_2011&utm_medium=email>  This website seeks to facilitate the advancement of the implementation of CEDAW in South Asia by making resources dedicated to the region available more widely. [Source: WUNRN].

Gender-Based Violence Information Management System. <http://gbvims.org/what-is-gbvims/purpose/>  This resource was created to harmonize data collection on GBV in humanitarian settings, to provide a simple system for GBV project managers to collect, store and analyze their data, and to enable the safe and ethical sharing of reported GBV incident data.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center: <http://www.nsvrc.org/>  The NSVRC is excited to share the newly redesigned VAWnet website. New features on the website include an interactive news blog, TA Question of the Month, and new additions to the resource library at a glance.

Child Welfare Information Gateway: National Child Abuse Prevention Month. <http://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/>  This resource provides outreach materials for National Child Protection month and raises awareness about child abuse and neglect. [Source: Friendsnrc]. 

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, 2011: <http://www.icrw.org/publications/evolving-men>  This report summarizes multi-country findings from the IMAGES, a comprehensive household questionnaire on men's attitudes and practices - along with women's opinions and reports of men's practices - on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality. [Source: Pacwin].

Do No Harm. Bengis S, Prescott D.S and Tabachnick J. Neari News: Translating Research into Practice, Newsletter, Vol. 4 (3), 2011: <http://www.nearipress.org/images/PDF/nearinewslettermarch2011.pdf>  This month's research paper looks at the impact of interventions and challenges us all to consider those interventions which may have a negative impact upon clients.

The Rights of Women With Disabilities in Africa: Does the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa Offer Any Hope? Djoyou Kamga S.A. Barbara Faye Waxman Fiduccia Papers On Women And Girls With Disabilities 2011, Center For Women Policy Studies, February 2011: <http://www.wunrn.com/news/2011/03_11/03_14/031411_women_files/Women%20with%20Disabilities%20in%20Africa-Rights-Protocol%20Protection.pdf>  The aim of this paper is to analyze how women with disabilities can fully benefit from the legal framework afforded to African women by the African Women's Protocol. [Source: WUNRN].

Strengthening Families and Communities: 2011 Resource Guide. Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2011: <http://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/guide2011/>  This guide supports service providers in their work with parents, caregivers, and their children to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.[Source: Friendsnrc].

What Do U.S. Adults Think about Child Sexual Abuse? Measures of Knowledge and Attitudes among Six States. Stop it Now! 2010: <http://www.stopitnow.org/rdd_survey_report>  This report summarizes key findings and program implications from an analysis of a new, statistically valid, national dataset of over 5,000 US adults to gauge adult knowledge and attitudes on CSA.

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.

Impact of Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence on Children's Behavior. Durand J.G, Schraiber L.B, França-Junior I, Barros C. Rev Saude Publica, ePub, 2011: <http://www.scielosp.org/pdf/rsp/v45n2/en_1940.pdf>  This article analyses the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and children's dysfunctional behaviors and school problems. Article also available in Portuguese <http://www.scielosp.org/pdf/rsp/v45n2/1940.pdf> .

Association between Intimate Partner Violence against Women and HIV Infection. Barros C, Schraiber L.B, França-Junior I. Rev. Saúde Pública, ePub, 2011: <http://www.scielosp.org/pdf/rsp/v45n2/en_1924.pdf>  This article analyses analyze the association between intimate partner violence against women and infection or suspected infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Article also available in Portuguese. <http://www.scielosp.org/pdf/rsp/v45n2/1924.pdf> 

Coercive Forms of Sexual Risk and Associated Violence Perpetrated by Male Partners of Female Adolescents. Silverman J.G, McCauley H.L, Decker M.R, Miller E, Reed E, Raj A. Perspect. Sex. Reprod. Health; 43(1): 60-65, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_256387_24>  This article assesses a sample of females aged 14-20 for physical and sexual violence perpetrated by male partners and for exposure to sexual risk factors. [Source: SafetyLit].

Professors' Experiences With Student Disclosures of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence: How "Helping" Students Can Inform Teaching Practices. Branch K.A, Hayes-Smith R, Richards T.N. Fem. Criminol; 6(1): 54-75, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_257069_24>  This paper explores the strategies that faculty report using when responding to disclosures by students and how receiving student disclosures can be used to inform teaching practices. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Early Separation from the Military Among Army Advanced Individual Trainees. Patrick V, Critchfield E, Vaccaro T, Campbell J. Mil. Med; 176(2): 182-5, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_256160_24>  This study identifies the prevalence rates and gender differences of childhood physical, sexual, and emotional abuse among advanced individual trainees and to determine if soldiers with a history of abuse increasingly separated from the Army before completing the training. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

Uniting against Child Marriage: The Safe Age of Marriage Project, 24 March 2011, Washington D.C, USA. <http://www.esdproj.org/site/PageServer?pagename=brown_bag>  This session will focus on the Safe Age of Marriage Project, a community-based intervention that changes social norms around early marriage, girls' education, and children's rights. RSVP to Priscilla Villarreal at pvillarreal at esdproj.org <mailto:pvillarreal at esdproj.org> . [Source: IGWG].

Roots of Change Biennial Conference, 2 - 4 November 2011, Portland, USA. <http://oregonsatf.org/?page_id=1555>  The Roots of Change Biennial Conference began in 2007 and focuses on the prevention of gendered violence.  Each conference focuses on a unique theme.  Our theme for 2011 will be media, entertainment, and pop culture. Abstract submissions are now open. [Source: Prevent-Connect].  

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Request for Proposals: Professional Services from interested Research Organization to undertake Data Collection & Analysis on Gender Dimensions of Violence Action Research in Post Conflict Bouganville, Papua New Guinea. <http://www.undppc.org.fj/pages.cfm/working-with-us/vacancies-procurements/request-proposal-rfp/?vacancyid=deadline-extended-request-proposal-rfp-professional-services-from-interested-png-research-organization-undertake-data-collection-analysis-on-gender-di>  UNDP Papua New Guinea and UNDP Pacific Centre are seeking a research organization to carry out the quantitative research survey - based on the IMAGES tool and adapted to the Bougainville context. Submission closing date: 31 March 2011. [Source: Pacwin].

Funding Opportunity: International Research in Infectious Diseases including AIDS (IRIDA). <http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-145.html>  This limited competition funding opportunity announcement issued by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases encourages Research Grant applications from organizations/institutions in eligible foreign countries that propose research related to infectious diseases that are of interest to that country. Submissions open: 23 May 2011. 

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

Young Feminist Activism Manager <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Young-Feminist-Activism-Manager>  /  The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) /  Location:  Toronto, Mexico City or Cape Town (preferred, but flexible) / Closing date: April 3, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 March 2011].

Volunteer - Administrative Support <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Volunteer-Administrative-Support>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, ON, Canada / Closing date: April 3, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 March 2011].

Director of Communications <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Communications>  / The Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 March 2011].

Development Director <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Director>  / The Akilah Institute for Women / New York, NY or Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 March 2011].

Vice President of Development <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Vice-President-of-Development>  / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 March 2011].

Communications Associate <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Associate>  / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 March 2011].

Gender Specialist <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist>  / Management Systems International (MSI) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 March 2011].

Senior Program Manager - Women's Political Participation <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Program-Manager-Women-s-Political-Participation>  / The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) / Kabul, Afghanistan. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 March 2011].

Director of Research <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Research>  / Political Research Associates (PRA) / Somerville, MA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 March 2011].

Baseline Study, "Building Skills for Life" <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Baseline-Study-Building-Skills-for-Life>  / Plan UK / Closing date: March 25, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 March 2011].

Global Advocacy Specialist, Consultancy with Protection Options for Women (POW) <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Advocacy-Specialist-Consultancy-with-Protection-Options-for-Women-POW>  / PATH / Location: To be Determined. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 March 2011].

Member Associations Resource Mobilization Officer <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Member-Associations-Resource-Mobilization-Officer>  / International Planned Parenthood Federation / Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 March 2011].

Legal Assistant, International Legal Program <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Legal-Assistant-International-Legal-Program>  / The Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: March 25, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 March 2011].

Policy Counsel <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-Counsel-Advocate-for-Federal-Legislation> /Advocate for Federal Legislation / The Center for Reproductive Rights / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 March 2011].

Executive Director <http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director>  / The African Women's Development Fund USA / Chicago, IL, USA (preferred) / Closing date: April 1, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 14 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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