[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 05 05 2011

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. Reminder! SVRI Forum 2011: Abstract Submissions Close 31 May 2011.
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. Reminder! SVRI Forum 2011: Abstract Submissions Close 31 May 2011

Please not that abstract submissions for the SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward, 10 - 13 October, Cape Town, South Africa, will close on 31 May 2011. Do not miss this valuable opportunity to be part of our international forum on sexual violence research. Submit your abstract online at: http://www.svri.org/forum2011/abstracts.htm <http://www.svri.org/forum2011/abstracts.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

Gender-Based Violence Compromises HIV Prevention, Southern Times, 3 May 2011 <http://www.southerntimesafrica.com/article.php?title=Gender-based%20violence%20compromises%20HIV%20prevention&id=5878> : HIV and sexual and gender-based violence have a reciprocal relationship as women who are victims of violence are at high risk of infection while those living with HIV are more vulnerable to violence, an official with the Namibia Planned Parenthood Association has said. 

Youth Ready to Confront Gender Roles, Inter Press Service News Agency, 29 April 2011 <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=55440> : Despite being at the forefront of sweeping changes taking place in the country, the lives of the majority of Yemeni women are restricted to early marriage, motherhood and serving husbands, according to a new study by Women Without Borders. 

When I Grow Up, I Want to Change the World, Chicago Tribune, 29 April 2011 <http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-oped-0429-childbride-20110429,0,3383571.story> : UNICEF estimates that 48 percent of women 20 to 24 years old were married or in a union before they were 18 years old. That means that almost half of the world's young women have been robbed of their childhoods. 

Cambodian Villagers Take Back the Tech to End Violence against Their Neighbours, APC News, 28 April 2011 <http://www.apc.org/en/node/12227/> : Violence against women - in particular domestic violence - and children is under-reported in Cambodia, despite it being a growing and prevalent social issue that affects whole communities. 

Face a La Justice Changing Attitudes in DRC, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 27 April 2011 <http://iwpr.net/report-news/face-la-justice-changing-attitudes-drc> : Emphasis on training female journalists helps highlight sexual violence and other human rights abuses in east of country. 

Afghanistan: Virginity-Related Penalties "Extremely Unfair", IRIN News, 26 April 2011 <http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=92581> : The penalties that Afghan women suffer whenever allegations of pre-marital sex and loss of virginity emerge, including death, are extreme, discriminatory and not in the penal code, activists said. 

Memories of My Circumcision Have Haunted Me to Date, Daily Nation, 16 April 2011 <http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Memories+of+my+circumcision+have+haunted+me+to+date+/-/1056/1145848/-/view/printVersion/-/ajgr1sz/-/index.html> : Nominated MP Sophia Abdi Noor tends to speak forcefully on most issues she is concerned about. But when she rose to contribute on the Bill to outlaw female circumcision in Parliament last week, her voice dropped as the House went silent. 

III. Websites

Massachusetts Adolescent Sex Offender Coalition (MASOC) <http://masoc.net/index.php> : This coalition of professionals are committed to stopping sexual abuse through early and specialized intervention, assessment, treatment and management in the lives of sexually abusive children and youth. [Source: Prevent-Connect]. 

The People's Movement for Human Rights Learning <http://www.pdhre.org/index.html> : This independent, international, non-profit organization promotes, enhances and provides learning about human rights as relevant to people's daily lives at all levels of society, that leads to action. [Source: WUNRN]. 

IV. Online Publications/Resource

A Reasoned Approach: Reshaping Sex Offender Policy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse. Tabachnick J and Klein A. The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, 2011 <http://www.atsa.com/pdfs/ppReasonedApproach.pdf> : This report offers insights into current research about those who sexually abuse, an analysis of policy trends in the U.S related to sex offenders, information about innovations in legislative and community responses to those who sexually abuse, and recommendations for policy change to facilitate the prevention of CSA. 

Covering Crime: How Pakistani Media Reports on Rape Cases. Uks Research Centre, 2011 <http://www.uksresearch.com/PublicationsPDFs/COVERING%20CRIME%20How%20Pakistani%20Media%20Reports%20on%20Rape%20Cases.pdf> : This report attempts to view how these women, who face violence and injustice and have brutal crimes committed against them, are treated by the allseeing, all-knowing omnipresent eyes of our society - the media. [Source: WUNRN]. 

Preventing Rape: What the Research Tells Us. Keynote Address by Raymond A. Knight, Ph.D. for the 2011 MASOC/MATSA Conference <http://masoc.net/conference-information/podcasts-archives/73-2011-masocmatsa-conference-downloads.html> : This keynote address by Raymond A. Knight argues for all prevention programmess to be focused on the causal factors of rape and that all programmes must be grounded in evidence-based research. [Source: Prevent-Connect]. 

Policy Brief: Who Speaks for Me? Ending Child Marriage. Hervish A and Feldman-Jacobs C. Population Reference Bureau, April 2011 <http://www.prb.org/Publications/PolicyBriefs/ending-child-marriage.aspx> : This policy brief explores trends in child marriage and the benefits of delaying marriage. It examines promising approaches in developing countries to end child marriage and provides recommendations to advance policy and advocacy efforts. 

Global Consultation on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Technical Report. UNFPA, 2008 <http://www.unfpa.org/webdav/site/global/shared/documents/publications/2008/fgm_2008.pdf> : This publication contains rich research findings concerning global trends and the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting and its linkages with maternal and newborn health. [Source: WUNRN]. 

V. 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.

The 'From Survivor to Thriver Program': A Pilot Study of an Online Program for Rape Victims. Original Research Article. Littleton H, Buck K, Rosman L, Grills-Taquechel A. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 29 April 2011 <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B7XMX-52RHTKF-1&_user=1373567&_coverDate=04%2F29%2F2011&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=gateway&_origin=gateway&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C000052478&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=1373567&md5=1ea705> : This article describes a pilot evaluation of an online, therapist-facilitated, self-paced cognitive behavioral program for rape victims. [Source: Science Direct].

Domestic Violence and Intergenerational Rates of Child Sexual Abuse: A Case Record Analysis. Avery L, Hutchinson K.D, Whitaker K. Child Adolesc. Soc. Work J; 19(1): 77-90, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_282654_23> : This exploratory study investigates the association between physical abuse, exposure to domestic violence and intergenerational occurrence of child sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit]. 

Care-Seeking Behavior by Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Casey S, Gallagher M, Makanda B, Meyers J, Cano Vinas M, Austin J. Am. J. Public Health; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_281009_28> : This article describes sexual violence and use of medical services following sexual assault from 607 women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. [Source: SafetyLit].

Female Sexual Self-Schema after Interpersonal Trauma: Relationship to Psychiatric and Cognitive Functioning in a Clinical Treatment-Seeking Sample. Blain L.M, Galovski T.E, Peterson Z.D. J. Trauma. Stress; 24(2): 222-5, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_277496_28> : This study assesses the relationship between sexual self-schema and posttraumatic functioning in a clinical sample of 112 female sexual assault survivors. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Effects of Revictimization on Coping and Depression in Female Sexual Assault Victims. Najdowski C.J, Ullman S.E. J. Trauma. Stress; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_259253_28> : This article examines the effects of being revictimized, women's reporting of their experiences of sexual assault, the strategies they used to cope with those experiences, and feelings of depression. [Source: SafetyLit].

Gender and Sexuality: Emerging Perspectives from the Heterosexual Epidemic in South Africa and Implications for HIV Risk and Prevention. Jewkes R, Morrell R. J. Int. AIDS Soc; 13(1): 1-11, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_282657_21> : This paper draws on Raewyn Connell's notion of hegemonic masculinity and reflections on emphasized femininities to argue that these sexual, and male violent, practices are rooted in and flow from cultural ideals of gender identities. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Health Care Costs of Violence against Women. Kruse M, Sørensen J, Brønnum-Hansen H, Helweg-Larsen K. J. Interpers. Violence; ePub, 2011: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_292014_20>  This article asseses the health care costs of violence against women at individual level in a bottom-up analysis. [Source: SafetyLit].

Is it Time for a Progress Report on Violence against Women in Ghana? King R. Hum. Rights Rev; 7(2): 75-97, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_282664_2> : In this paper explores whether the 1992 Constitution will ultimately lead to victories over discrimination and violence against Ghanaian women; and if progress has been made in eradicating VAW in Ghana to date. [Source: SafetyLit].

A Family Planning Clinic Partner Violence Intervention to Reduce Risk Associated with Reproductive Coercion. Miller E, Decker M.R, McCauley H.L, Tancredi D.J, Levenson R.R, Waldman J, Schoenwald P, Silverman J.G. Contraception; 83(3): 274-280, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_275061_3> : This article examines the efficacy of a family-planning-clinic-based intervention to address intimate partner violence (IPV) and reproductive coercion. [Source: SafetyLit].

News Coverage of Violence against Muslim Women: A View from the Arabian Gulf. Halim S, Meyers M. Commun. Cult. Crit; 3(1): 85-104, 2010 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_292236_31> : This study examines news coverage of violence against Muslim women in English-language newspapers in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait. [Source: SafetyLit].

Rethinking Gender and Violence. Feminist Africa 14, Issue 14: December 2010 <http://www.feministafrica.org/uploads/File/issue_14/FA14%20Full%20text%20Web.pdf> : In this edition, the feature articles are intended, as a small group, to suggest that while there may be areas of overlap among writers and activists who take gender and violence seriously, there are myriad points of divergence and plenty of marginalized arguments, seeking entrance. Journal articles available online. [Source: WUNRN]. 

VI. Events

Webinar: A Survivor's Journey: Understanding the Health Impact of Abuse and Paths to Promote Wellness, 10 May 2011 <http://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=cchsvtb&user_id=> . This webinar will explore the health impact of abuse by reviewing the latest data and research; hear from one survivor's experience of violence and coping, and learn how she discovered the importance of becoming proactive in her health care. Register online. 

Webinar: The Power of Primary Prevention Education in High Schools, 25 May 2011 <https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=6i2csa66a18d> . This webinar will walk you through practical steps of how to develop or implement a prevention program in your area schools. Register online. [Source: Prevent-Connect]. 

Web Conference: Understanding the differences between National Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Surveys, 25 May 2011 <http://www.preventconnect.org/display/displayTextItems.cfm?itemID=330&sectionID=248> : This web conference will explore the differences between public health and criminal justice surveys when looking at sexual violence and intimate partner violence. The conference will be repeated on 26 May. Register online. 

Training Course: Community Mobilization for Health and Development, 27 June-01 July 2011, Jimma, Ethiopia <mailto:eshetu.girma at ju.edu.et> . This 5 days intensive course is a professional course designed to maximize the capacity of professionals working at different local and international organizations on health and development agendas. Application closing date: 15 June 2011. For more information, contact: Mr. Eshetu Girma at: grm_sht at yahoo.com <mailto:grm_sht at yahoo.com>  or eshetu.girma at ju.edu.et <mailto:eshetu.girma at ju.edu.et> . 

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Invitation to Tender: UN Women 5 year Regional Programme on Women's Economic Empowerment <mailto:joy.tonawai at unwomen.org> . The UN Women Pacific Sub-Regional Regional Office is calling for tenders to undertake mapping, scoping from the desk and consultations with relevant partners in order to identify, prioritise, recommend, cost and budget a new comprehensive regional  UN Women Programme on economic empowerment for 4 years: 2011-15. Applications close: 13 May 2011. For more information, contact Joy Tonawai at joy.tonawai at unwomen.org <mailto:joy.tonawai at unwomen.org> . 

Funding Opportunity: MEASURE Evaluation Population & Reproductive Health Associate Award <https://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/prh/research/small-grants-to-support-research-in-family.html> . The MEASURE programme is pleased to announce its second call for proposals for its small grants program to increase the evidence base in family planning. The small grants are intended to support primary and secondary data analysis - especially national program or policy evaluation - and data use activities based on research findings. Concept papers are due: 6 May 2011. [Source: Afro-nets]. 

Funding Opportunity: Methodological Research to Support the National Crime Victimization Survey: Self-Report Data on Rape and Sexual Assault - Pilot Test Solicitation <http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/cvssdrsapt_sol.pdf> . This U.S national solicitation seeks applicants to develop and test optimum data collection procedures for self-report data on rape and sexual assault. Applications close: 15 June 2011. [Source: Funding Alert]. 

Fellowship Opportunity: Reminder - Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship <http://www.iwmf.org/pioneering-change/elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship.aspx> . The International Women's Media Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2011-12 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. The fellowship will run from September 2011 to March 2012. Deadline for applications: 27 May 2011. [Source: AWID]. 

Call for Contributions: ILGA Asia Survey. <http://ilga.org/>  As the largest LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) association in the world, ILGA would like to hear your opinion and views on the current state of LGBTI struggle in your region and ILGA-Asia's role in it, in order to improve its performance. Please complete the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P69DGXT <https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P69DGXT> . [Source: AWID].

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

Advisor, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Prevention <mailto:lakhdimsa at hai.ops-oms.org>  / PAHO/WHO / Location: Port au Prince, Haiti / For more information, contact: lakhdimsa at hai.ops-oms.org <mailto:lakhdimsa at hai.ops-oms.org> .

Grassroots Girls Initiative Fellow <mailto:ggifellow at gmail.com>  / Nike Foundation (hosted by EMpower-the Emerging Markets Foundation) / Location: New York, USA / Closing date: May 31, 2011. For more information, email: ggifellow at gmail.com <mailto:ggifellow at gmail.com> . 

Gender and Gender Based Violence Researcher, HIV/AIDS/TB <mailto:mjosephson at path.org>  / PATH / Location: Washington D.C., USA / For more information, email Marcia G. Josephson at: mjosephson at path.org <mailto:mjosephson at path.org>  

Resisting and Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms - Program Associate <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Resisting-and-Challenging-Religious-Fundamentalisms-Program-Associate>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, ON, Canada / Closing date: May 9, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

Constituency Engagement Manager <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Constituency-Engagement-Manager>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Cape Town, South Africa (preferred, but flexible) / Closing date: May 15, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

Communications Manager <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Communications-Manager>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Cape Town, South Africa (preferred, but flexible) / Closing date: May 15, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

Consultant for Asia-Pacific UNiTE Campaign <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-for-Asia-Pacific-UNiTE-Campaign>  / UN Women East and Southeast Asia Regional Office / Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date: May 10, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

Consultant for Review of UN Gender Theme Groups or Similar UN-led Gender Coordination Mechanisms <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-for-Review-of-UN-Gender-Theme-Groups-or-Similar-UN-led-Gender-Coordination-Mechanisms>  / UN Women East and Southeast Asia Regional Office / East and Southeast Asia / Closing date: May 11, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

Associate Director/Director (Social and Gender Assessment) <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Associate-Director-Director-Social-and-Gender-Assessment>  / The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: May 25, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

Director of Major Gifts, Eastern Region <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Major-Gifts-Eastern-Region>  / The Global Fund for Women / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

Director of Annual Giving <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Annual-Giving>  / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

Program Officer for Europe and Central Asia <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-for-Europe-and-Central-Asia>  / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

Programme Director - Gender, Sexuality and Identity <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Director-Gender-Sexuality-and-Identity>  / Amnesty International / London, UK / Closing date: June 1, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

Knowledge Management Officer <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Knowledge-Management-Officer>  / The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) / Vilnius, Lithuania / Closing date:  May 5, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

Development Officer <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Officer>  / The Firelight Foundation / Santa Cruz, CA, USA / Closing date: May 22, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

Grant Writer <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Grant-Writer>  / The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

Programme Associate <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Associate>  / UN Women / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: May 18, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

ICT Associate <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/ICT-Associate>  / UN Women / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: May 18, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 

Project Assistant <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Assistant>  / UN Women / Jerusalem, Israel / Closing date: May 15, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 2 May 2011]. 
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