[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 26 05 11

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu May 26 15:18:14 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. SVRI Members Requests
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. Update on the SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the Agenda Forward

1) Abstract Submissions: 6 Days to Go!

Please note that abstract submissions for the SVRI Forum 2011: Moving
the Agenda Forward, 10 - 13 October, Cape Town, South Africa, will close
on Tuesday, 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> . 

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. 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
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,

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)

For more information on the workshops and to complete the booking form
online, visit: http://www.svri.org/forum2011/workshop.htm
<http://www.svri.org/forum2011/workshop.htm>  . For more information on
the conference, visit: http://www.svri.org/forum2011/
<http://www.svri.org/forum2011/> . For questions or enquiries, email 
svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> . We look forward to seeing you

II. SVRI Members Requests

1) WHO/IBP Request for Disability-Inclusive SRH Programmes:

The WHO and the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative are seeking
your help in finding examples of programs, projects or organizations
focused on the provision of sexual and/or reproductive health (SRH)
services for people with disabilities in the developing world, both
disability-focused programs, or as a component of larger SRH programs.
We are well-aware of the various challenges and barriers faced by people
with disabilities, however we do not have evidence of many initiatives
that address these challenges and overcome the barriers. 

If you are aware of any programs or organizations addressing these
issues in developing countries we would very much appreciate your
forwarding relevant information. Particularly valuable would be contact
information for key informants as well as a link to reports or other
publications demonstrating evidence of program efficacy. Please address
correspondence to Jessica Reidies at reidiesj at who.int
<mailto:reidiesj at who.int> .

2) Survey: UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict:

As part of the knowledge building work of UN Action against Sexual
Violence in Conflict (UN Action), the WHO, in collaboration with the
Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) is supporting the development
of a research agenda on sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict
settings which will reflect agreement on key research priorities
requiring concerted effort over the next 5 years.  A participatory
process is envisioned and you are invited to provide feedback through a
brief on-line survey that can be accessed through the following link: 

3) Consultancy Opportunity with Raising Voices: SASA! TA Providers.

Raising Voices welcomes applications from qualified individuals
interested in being SASA! TA providers. SASA! TA Providers are
consultants who will support the Raising Voices SASA! team to conduct
trainings and provide TA to organizations using and interested in the
SASA! approach to prevent violence against women and HIV. SASA! TA
providers will work with Raising Voices to respond to the ever growing
demand for TA on the SASA! approach to organizations in the region. This
is an exciting opportunity for Raising Voices and the TA providers to
strengthen quality of VAW programming in the region. Download the SASA!
TA Providers Terms of Reference and application form at 
<http://raisingvoices.org/sasa/tor.php> .

III. Sexual Violence in the News

Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides, National Geographic,
June 2011
<http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/child-brides/gorney-text> :
Because the wedding was illegal and a secret, except to the invited
guests, and because marriage rites in Rajasthan are often conducted late
at night, it was well into the afternoon before the three girl brides in
this dry farm settlement in the north of India began to prepare
themselves for their sacred vows.

Hotel Maids Say Sexual Harassment Is Part of the Job, Inter Press
Service News Agency, 23 May 2011
<http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=55744> : With the arrest of the once
powerful head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique
Strauss-Kahn, following allegations that he tried to rape a maid in his
3,000-dollar- a-night penthouse suite at the Sofitel Hotel, a spotlight
has been turned on the treatment of female cleaning staff, many of whom
are immigrants who keep silent for fear of losing their jobs or being

Press Release: New Commitments to Save Women and Children, 19 May 2011
%20final.pdf> : Today 16 countries announced new commitments to
dramatically reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality, as part of
the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health.

US Schools Under Pressure to Deal With Sexual Violence, Voice of
America, 19 May 2011
Pressure-to-Deal-With-Sexual-Violence-122199844.html> : Federal
officials in the United States are telling schools that they need to do
a better job of preventing sexual violence and helping victims.

Sexual violence: the healing imperative, Open Democracy, 19 May 2011
imperative> : How far do our post-conflict reconstruction efforts go
when it comes to addressing the trauma and loss that women and girls
experience during conflict?

Palestinian President Promises to Crackdown on 'Honour Killings', The
Star, 19 May 2011
-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.

The Price of Education: Sexual Abuse and HIV/AIDS At Zimbabwe's
Universities, The WIP, 10 May 2011
ml> : Lisa Kunene's* path to higher learning has been a painful one. A
20-year-old first-year engineering student at one of the top
universities in Zimbabwe, she was born to a poor communal farmer in
rural Matebeleland South, one of the country's driest provinces.

Central Asia's Vulnerable Women, Institute for War and Peace Reporting,
27 April 2011
<http://iwpr.net/report-news/central-asias-vulnerable-women> : Domestic
violence is all too often seen as a private matter in which the state
should not intervene.

IV. Websites

Pan American Health Organization
<http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1> : PAHO
is an international public health agency with more than 100 years of
experience in working to improve health and living standards of the
countries of the Americas.

CIVICUS <http://www.civicus.org/> : This new website still has the
latest civil society news, highlights from CIVICUS, and access to all
our civil society resources, but its more interactive and easier to
navigate in order for you to find what you want. [Source: AWID].

V. Online Publications/Resource

Keeping Promises, Measuring Results: Final Report of the Commission.
WHO, 2011
ommission/Commission_Report_advance_copy.pdf> : The report recommends a
ten-point accountability framework to increase the likelihood that the
US$ 40 billion pledges made towards the Global Strategy for Women's and
Children's Health are honoured and spent in the most effective way to
save lives. 

An Update on WHO's Work on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Progress
report. WHO, 2011
<http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2011/WHO_RHR_11.18_eng.pdf> : This progress
report reviews current information on FGM based on recent studies in the
field supported by WHO. The first section includes information about the
prevalence, the human rights implications and the health risks
associated with the practice.

Strengthening Accountability to Accelerate Implementation of the WHO
Gender Strategy. WHO Sixty-Fourth World Health Assembly Progress
Reports, 2011
<http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA64/A64_26-en.pdf> : This
report documents the mid-term progress on the implementation of the WHO
Gender Strategy (resolution WHA60.25.

Youth and Health Risks: Report by the Secretariat. WHO Sixty-Fourth
World Health Assembly, 2011
<http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA64/A64_25-en.pdf> : The
report by the Secretariat on Youth and Health Risks and the resolution
proposed by Tunisia (and co-sponsored by Finland and Hungary) received
overwhelming support from over 30 countries from all regions.

Human Rights and Gender Equality in Health Sector Strategies:  How to
Assess Policy Coherence. WHO 2011
<http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2011/9789241564083_eng.pdf> :
This tool, developed in collaboration between WHO, the Office of the
High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Swedish International
Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is designed to support countries
to strengthen national health strategies. 

The Female Voice in Violence Project: Final Report on the Impact of
Serious Youth Violence and Criminal Gangs on Women and Girls Across the
Country. Race on the Agenda, 2011
EETQ,33IUEF,15LEH,1> : This is ROTA's second report exposing the hidden
pain and violence of women and girls who are associated with gangs and
the chains that hold them fast.

Case by Case: News coverage of child sexual abuse, 2007-2009. Berkeley
Media Studies Group, Issue 19, May 2011
<http://www.bmsg.org/pdfs/bmsg_issue19.pdf> : This report  examines
national news stories on child sexual abuse published between 2007 and
2009 to understand how child sexual abuse is reported in the USA.
[Source: Prevent-Connect]. 

GEAR Comments on the UN Women Strategic Plan 2011-2013. GEAR Campaign,
2011-GEAR_Comments-On-UN-Women-Strategic-Plan.pdf> : This document
provides feedback on the Strategic Plan and welcomes the Plan as the
foundational document that cohesively spells out the work plan and
programmatic activities for UN Women globally. [Source: WUNRN]. 

In the First Place: Community Prevention's Promise to Advance Health and
Equity. Prevention Institute, 2011
ml> : This document provides a comprehensive, easily accessible overview
of prevention-based approaches to improving health, and stresses the
importance of approaching health and equity as human rights priorities.

Fact Sheets: Links between Violence and Chronic Diseases, Mental Illness
and Poor Learning. Prevention Institute, 2011
7.html> : These fact sheets were designed to persuade educators and
those in health, public health and mental health that violence can
undermine the work of all sectors, and that everyone should include
preventing violence in their efforts. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

The Road Ahead: Unanalyzed Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases. Ritter N.
National Institute of Justice, 2011
<http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/233279.pdf> : In this report, the
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) offers an overview of the issue. The
authors look at a variety of ramifications for the police and crime
laboratories, for the courts and for the victims. [Source: RAINNet]

National Sexual Assault Response Team Survey Report 2009. NSVRC, 2011:
-survey-report-2009>  This report summarizes the information gathered by
the National Sexual Violence Resource Center via a web-based survey
regarding how local, state, territory and tribal communities have
developed Sexual Assault Response Teams. [Source: RAINNet].

Sexual Assault Response Team Development: A Guide for Victim Service
Professionals. NSVRC, 2011
ent-guide-victim-service-professionals-0> : The focus of this technical
assistance guide is to help sexual assault service providers build,
expand, formalize, and maintain strong interagency responses to sexual
violence. It includes a brief overview followed by Practice Tips, Ways
to Build SART Excellence, and Key Resources. [Source: RAINnet].

Assessing Patients for Sexual Violence: A guide for health care
providers. NSVRIC, 2011:
ide-health-care-providers>  This guide aims to build on those tools and
encourage health care providers to conduct full assessments with
patients to encourage interventions that provide adequate treatments and
recommendations for survivors of sexual violence. [Source: RAINnet].

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.

Rape, Sex Partnership, and Substance Use Consequences in Women Veterans.
Booth B.M, Mengeling M, Torner J, Sadler A.G. J. Trauma. Stress; ePub,
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_293556_1> : This article
looks at the association of rape history and sexual partnership with
alcohol and drug use consequences in women veterans. [Source:

Preventing Sexual Aggression among College Men: An Evaluation of a
Social Norms and Bystander Intervention Program. Gidycz C.A, Orchowski
L.M, Berkowitz A.D. Violence against Women; ePub, 2011
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_293449_24> : This study
presents an evaluation of men's participation in tailored single-sex
sexual assault prevention or risk-reduction programs. [Source:

Getting into the Script of Adult Child Sex Offenders and Mapping out
Situational Prevention Measures. Leclerc B, Wortley R, Smallbone S. J.
Res. Crime Delinq; 48(2): 209-237, 2011
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_293644_23> : This article
describes and examines the crime-commission process followed in child
sex offending. [Source: SafetyLit].

Facing Victims: Forensics, Visual Technologies, And Sexual Assault
Examination. Mulla S. Med. Anthropol; 30(3): 271-94, 2011
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_293568_37> : This article
analyzes a particular legal-medical artifact: the photos of wounds and
injuries collected by forensic nurses who work with sexual assault
victim-patients. [Source: SafetyLit].

Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Violence among
Indoor-Working Female Sex Workers in London: The Effect of Migration
from Eastern Europe. Platt L, Grenfell P, Bonell C, Creighton S,
Wellings K, Parry J, Rhodes T. Sex. Transm. Infect; ePub, 2011
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_293611_8> : This article
examines risk factors associated with HIV and sexually transmitted
infections and experience of physical and sexual violence among sex
workers in London. [Source: SafetyLit].

Retrieval-Induced Forgetting after Trauma: A Study with Victims of
Sexual Assault. Blix I, Brennen T. Cogn. Emot; ePub, 2011
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_293502_20> : This study
examines RIF with neutral, positive, negative and trauma-specific
stimuli. The RIF paradigm is used to study how the repeated retrieval
practice of particular memories impairs the retrieval of related memory
traces. [Source: SafetyLit].

Optimizing Risk Mitigation in Management of Sexual Offenders: A
Structural Model. Lamade R, Gabriel A, Prentky R. Int. J. Law
Psychiatry; ePub, 2011
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_293426_20> : In this paper
the authors tackle the 3rd and 4th elements by proposing an integrated
model for reducing and managing sexual violence among known sex
offenders. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Men's Program: Does It Impact College Men's Self-Reported Bystander
Efficacy and Willingness to Intervene? Langhinrichsen-Rohling J, Foubert
J.D, Brasfield H.M, Hill B, Shelley-Tremblay S. Violence Against Women;
ePub, 2011
etails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_293448_20> : This study
consideres whether a rape prevention program could reduce men's rape
myth acceptance, and increase willingness to intervene as bystanders in
potentially dangerous situations. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

eLearning Courses: Human Rights Education Associates Distance Learning
Programme <http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=274> . HREA offers
introductory e-learning courses, short and specialised courses via
distance education for human rights defenders and educators, development
workers, and staff members of social justice organisations,
international and inter-governmental organisations. Visit the website
for a list of 2011 courses being offered. [Source: AWID].

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Improving Service Delivery to Youth in the Child
Welfare System.
tml>  This opportunity will support the effective implementation of
strategies to help youth at risk of aging out or who are 18-21 and still
involved with the child welfare system to develop skills to strengthen
and manage relationships with biological family members and other
important individuals in their lives. Applications close: 7 July 2011.
[Source: Friendsnrc]. 

Fellowship Opportunity: HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellowship
<http://www.avac.org/ht/d/sp/i/305/pid/305> . This programme pairs
emerging leaders in advocacy and activism with existing organizations to
develop and execute creative, context-specific projects focused on HIV
prevention research. Successful candidates have been announced on the
website. [Source: 60percent].

Call for Contributions: NGO Consultations on "The UN and Resolution
1325: Results by 2020 <http://www.womenpeacesecurity.org/consultations>
. The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, a coalition of
NGOs who advocate for full implementation of all women, peace and
security obligations, is preparing input on this strategic plan, and
wants to ensure that as many civil society voices are heard in this
process as possible. Deadline for inputs: June 10, 2011. [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>  

IX. Vacancies

Senior Gender Specialist
ecialist2>  / The WorldFish Center / Penang, Malaysia / Open until
filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 23 May 2010]. 

Communication and Publications Associate and Assistant
d-Publications-Associate-and-Assistant>  / IT for Change / Bangalore,
India. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 23 May 2010].

Learning and Evaluation Specialist
luation-Specialist>  / JASS / Washington, DC, USA (preferred) / Closing
date: June 1, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 23 May

Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship
r-Fellowship>  / The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) /
Boston area, MA, USA / Closing date: May 27, 2011. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 23 May 2010].

Scholarships for New Media Women Entrepreneurs in India
-New-Media-Women-Entrepreneurs-in-India>  / The International Women's
Media Foundation (IWMF) / Bengaluru, India / Closing date: June 1, 2011.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 23 May 2010].

Doctoral Scholarship, "Gender and Pension Reform"
ship-Gender-and-Pension-Reform>  / National University of Ireland,
Galway / Galway, Ireland / Closing date: June 3, 2011. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 23 May 2010].

Global Programs Grants Manager
Grants-Manager>  / Women for Women International / Washington, DC, USA /
Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 23 May 2010].

Senior Gender Advisor
visor2>  / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Port-au-Prince,
Haiti. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 23 May 2010].

Media Officer
/ Oxfam Canada / Ottawa, Ontario, Canada / Closing date: June 3, 2011.
[Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 23 May 2010].

Manager, Communications
ations>  / Oxfam Canada / Ottawa, Ontario, Canada / Closing date: June
3, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 23 May 2010].

Executive Director
or2>  / The Young Women's Leadership Institute (YWLI) / Nairobi, Kenya /
Closing date: June 9, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 23
May 2010].

Program Officer of the Grantmaking Program
of-the-Grantmaking-Program>  / Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human
Rights / Boulder, CO, USA / Closing date: June 13, 2011. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 23 May 2010].

Senior Individual Giving Officer
l-Giving-Officer>  / Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights /
Boulder, CO, USA / Closing date: June 10, 2011. [Source: AWID
Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 23 May 2010].

Chief Development Officer
t-Officer>  / The International Crisis Group / Brussels, Belgium /
Closing date: June 27, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 23
May 2010].


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 
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