[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 27 10 11

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Oct 27 16:04:51 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 Forum 2011: Message from UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Margo Wallström
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. SVRI Forum 2011: Message from UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Margo Wallström

The message for the SVRI Forum 2011 by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict Margot Wallström is now available online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFazjWVSra0 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFazjWVSra0> . Please share this message widely. For more information on this event, contact: svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> . 

II. SVRI Members Requests 

1) Request to Participate: Research on Sexual Violence and Vicarious Trauma Online Survey

As a sexual violence researcher, and member of the SVRI listserv you are invited to participate in an online survey on doing research on sexual violence and vicarious trauma. The survey online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XZ28P9K <http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XZ28P9K>  and will take an estimated 15 minutes to complete. We would like to use this online survey to help us gain a better understanding of how to support sexual violence researchers internationally by developing researcher safety guidelines and publications on the issue of doing research on sexual violence and vicarious trauma. For more information on the survey please contact Jan Coles, Associate Professor, Department of General Practice, Monash University by email jan.coles at monash.edu <mailto:jan.coles at monash.edu> .

III. Sexual Violence in the News

Bahrain: Female Teacher Re-Arrest Exposes Human Rights Abuse as Others Recount Torture, Women News Network, 26 October 2011 <http://womennewsnetwork.net/2011/10/26/bahrain-female-teacher-re-arrest-exposes-human-rights-abuse/> : Without proper jurisdiction and legal rights, school teacher and Vice President of Bahrain's  Teachers Association Mrs. Jaleela Al Salman has been forced to return to prison by Bahrain police security  following her official release from prison while she was waiting for the appeal of her upcoming case set for December 11.

South Africa Shops Remove 'Sexist' T-Shirts, BBC News, 26 October 2011 <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15461116> : A major South Africa clothing chain has had to withdraw T-shirts with the words "stud", "single" or "how to get laid" after complaints they were sexist. 

'Whistleblower' Screening Disturbs Peace at U.N., Women's eNews, 24 October 2011 <http://womensenews.org/story/international-policyunited-nations/111023/whistleblower-screening-disturbs-peace-at-un> : A "Whistleblower" screening at U.N. headquarters recently turned heated. When the secretary-general cast the problem of peacekeeper abuse as a "dark period" in the past, the movie's director took issue, saying more movies are to be made.

Women Reject Normalisation of Gender Violence, Inter Press Service News Agency, 24 October 2011 <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105581> : Ninety percent of the non-governmental organisations in Mexico are founded and run by women, says journalist and women's rights activist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro, even as crimes against women remain cloaked in impunity.

In Norway, Gender Equality Does Not Extend to the Bedroom, The New York Times, 24 October 2011 <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/world/europe/in-norway-gender-equality-does-not-extend-to-the-bedroom.html?_r=1&ref=world&pagewanted=all> : Her husband had raped her again that night, this time more violently than ever in their 15-year marriage.

Report Expresses Concern for Women's Rights in the Two Sudans, Sudan Tribune, 23 October 2011 <http://www.sudantribune.com/Report-expresses-concern-for-women,40511> : A report published in conjunction with a human rights conference to be held in Gambia from 24 October to 7 November paints a bleak picture of the plight of women in North Sudan, reserving caveated optimism for South Sudan.

IV. Websites

François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights <http://www.harvardfxbcenter.org/> : This is the first academic center to focus exclusively on the practical dynamic between the issues of health and human rights.

Persons against Non-State Torture (incl) Ritual Abuse-Torture (RAT) <http://nonstatetorture.org/> : This organisation's goal to have non-state torture recognized as a national crime and a specific and distinct global human rights violation.

V. Online Publications/Resources

Non-State Torture-Specifically Sexualized Non-State Torture-Inflicted in the Private/Domestic Sphere against Girls/Women: An Emerging "Harmful Practice". Sarson J and MacDonald L, 2011 <http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/docs/cedaw_crc_contributions/JeanneSarson-LindaMacDonald.pdf> : The information provided in this paper comes predominately from women who speak of the NST victimization-sexualized NST-they suffered from their earliest years of childhood, most from infancy or soon thereafter. 

Aftershocks: Women Speak Out against Sexual Violence in Haiti's Camps. Amnesty International, 2011 <http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AMR36/001/2011/en/57237fad-f97b-45ce-8fdb-68cb457a304c/amr360012011en.pdf> : This report highlights the protection needs of women and girls in camps against the background of research undertaken by Amnesty International and other organizations on violence against women and girls after the earthquake. [Source: AWID].

Against Her Will: Forced and Coerced Sterilization of Women Worldwide. Open Society Foundations, 2011 <http://www.soros.org/initiatives/health/focus/law/articles_publications/publications/against-her-will-20111004> : This Open Society Foundations fact sheet provides information on instances of forced sterilization of racial and ethnic minorities, poor women, women living with HIV, and women with disabilities. [Source: AWID].

Women, Gender and Gun Violence in the Middle East. IANSA Women's Network, 2011 <http://www.iansa-women.org/sites/default/files/newsviews/iansa_wn_mena_paper_2011.pdf> : This report presents the main findings of an assessment conducted in Lebanon, Jordan and Occupied Palestinian Territory from January to May 2011 by providing a situation overview, challenges and recommendations for future interventions. [Source: WUNRN].

Mapping Violence against Women: A Tool to Map the Prevalence of Violence against Women and the Interventions Addressing It. Rights for Change, 2011 <http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8740694/Mapping%20VAW.pdf> : This mapping tool will help the users to make this list and structure the information, and by doing so to get an overview of both the nature and scale of the prevalence of violence against women in its various forms, and the existing and lacking interventions to address it. [Source: 60percent].

"Safe Age of Marriage" in Yemen: Fostering Change in Social Norms, a Case Study. USAID, 2011 <http://www.pathfind.org/site/DocServer/ESD_Legacy_Child_Marriage.pdf?docID=18744> : This paper describes how the Extending Service Delivery (ESD) Project, in partnership with the Basic Health Services (BHS) Project in Yemen and the Yemeni Women's Union (YWU) implemented the "Safe Age of Marriage" program as part of Yemen's national effort to reduce maternal and neonatal mortalities.

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.

War Rape, Natality and Genocide. Schott R.M. J Genocide Res;13(1-2):5-21, 2011 <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21941691> : In this article the author traces legal and philosophical analyses of sexual violence against women in war. [Source: MedAdvocates].

Construction and Validation of an Instrument that Breaks the Silence: The Impact of Domestic and/or Sexual Violence on Women's Health, as Shown during Climacterium. Teixeira de Araújo Moraes S.D, da Fonseca A.M, Soares J.M Jr, Bagnoli V.R, Souza M.A, Ariê W.M and Baracat E.C. Menopause, [Epub ahead of print], 2011 <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21926928> : The aim of this study is to construct and to validate a measure of the consequences of domestic violence on women's health during climacterium. [Source: MedAdvocates].

Necropolitics, Narcopolitics, and Femicide: Gendered Violence on the Mexico-U.S. Border. Wright M.W. Signs (Chic); 36(3):707-31, 2011 <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21919274> : This article examines the wars over the interpretation of death in northern Mexico through a feminist application of the concept of necropolitics as elaborated by the postcolonial scholar Achille Mbembe. [Source: MedAdvocates].

Child Maltreatment Histories Among Female Inmates Reporting Inmate on Inmate Sexual Victimization in Prison: The Mediating Role of Emotion Dysregulation. Walsh K, Gonsalves V.M, Scalora M.J, King S, Hardyman PL. J. Interpers. Violence; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_327122_28> : This article examines emotion dysregulation emanating from early abuse experiences as a potential mediator in the link between early CM and inmate-on-inmate prison sexual victimization. [Source: Safetylit].

Cancer Screening and History of Sexual Violence Victimization among U.S. Adults. Watson-Johnson L.C, Townsend J.S, Basile K.C, Richardson L.C. J. Womens Health (Liebert); ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_327605_28> : This study investigates the association between SV victimization and cancer screening behaviors. [Source: Safetylit].

Vulnerability to High Risk Sexual Behaviour (HRSB) Following Exposure to War Trauma as Seen in Post-Conflict Communities in Eastern Uganda: A Qualitative Study. Muhwezi W.W, Kinyanda E, Mungherera M, Onyango P, Ngabirano E, Muron J, Kagugube J, Kajungu R. Confl. Health; 5(1): 22, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_327463_28> : This article explores the socio-cultural factors, social interactions, socio-cultural practices, social norms and social network structures that underlie war trauma and vulnerability to HRSB in a post-conflict population. [Source: Safetylit].

Sexual Violence Victimization against Men with Disabilities. Mitra M, Mouradian V.E, Diamond M. Am. J. Prev. Med; 41(5): 494-497, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_327374_21> : The purpose of this paper is to document the prevalence of lifetime and past-year sexual violence victimization among a representative sample of men with disabilities in Massachusetts. [Source: Safetylit].

The Cost of War and the Cost of Health Care - An Epidemiological Study of Asylum Seekers. Bischoff A, Denhaerynck K, Schneider M, Battegay E. Swiss Med. Wkly; 141(ePub), 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_327182_21> : This study explores the differences in health care costs for asylum seekers from countries experiencing violent conflict and those from countries experiencing no violent conflict. [Source: Safetylit].

Do Parents Blame or Doubt Their Child More when Sexually Abused by Adolescents versus Adults? Walsh W.A, Cross T.P, Jones L.M. J. Interpers. Violence; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_327119_24> : In this exploratory study, the authors examine whether parents differ in their levels of blame or doubt for their child when sexually abused by adolescents versus adults. [Source: Safetylit].

VII. Events

Conference Violence Against Women in Peace and War, 23 November 2011, Leicester, United Kingdom <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/Conference3> . The conference marks the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence with this years' theme - From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women! Registration now open. [Source: AWID].

XIXth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, 9 - 12 September 2012, Istanbul, Turkey <http://www.ispcan2012.org/> . The goal for this congress will be to focus on partnerships and allow us to discover the best ways to integrate human resources to prevent, to detect and to effectively intervene with child abuse and neglect around the globe. Abstract submissions close: 29 February 2012. 

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Applications: Final Evaluation of the MDG-F Joint Programme on Gender Equality in Viet Nam. <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Applications-Final-Evaluation-of-the-MDG-F-Joint-Programme-on-Gender-Equality-in-Viet-Nam>  UNFPA Viet Nam is seeking consultancy service of an International Consultant (Team leader) and a National Consultant (Team member) to conduct a Final Evaluation of the MDG-F Joint Programme on Gender Equality in Viet Nam. Deadline for applications: 4 November 2011. [Source: AWID].

Scholarship Opportunity: CSW 56 Scholarships. <http://www.awid.org/Library/Call-for-Nominations-CSW-56-Scholarship>  UN Women will provide funding to 10 members of ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations headquartered or with offices based in a Least Developed Country to attend the first week of CSW56, 27 February - 2 March 2012. Deadline for nominations: 15 November 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

Manager <mailto:application232 at gmail.com>  / Sexual Health and Rights Initiative, South Africa (SHARISA) / Location: Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: 31 October 2011. 

Women's Protection & Empowerment Response Specialist, Haiti & DR Congo <http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=7483>  / International Rescue Committee / Location: New York, USA / Open until filled.

Assessment Consultants <http://calcasa.org/calcasa/calcasa-is-looking-for-assessment-consultants/>  / CALCASA / Location: California, USA / Closing date: 14 November 2011. 

Women Human Rights Defenders Program Coordinator <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Women-Human-Rights-Defenders-Program-Coordinator>  / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Mexico City, Mexico (preferred, but flexible) / Closing date: November 13, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 October 2011].

Program Officer <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer>  / Global Rights-Nigeria / Abuja, Nigeria / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 October 2011].

Finance Manager <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Finance-Manager>  / Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) / Bethesda, MD, USA / Closing date: November 22, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 October 2011].

Director, Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-Beneficiary-Protection-from-Exploitation-and-Abuse>  / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 October 2011].

Consultant (Women, Peace and Security) <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Women-Peace-and-Security>  / UN Women / Location: Home-based / Closing date: October 31, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 October 2011].

Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Assistant-Professor-Women-s-Gender-Sexuality-Studies>  / University of Wisconsin-La Crosse / La Crosse, WI, USA / Closing date: November 21, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 October 2011].

Design and Delivery of Regional Training on CEDAW-based Legal Reviews Consultant (2 positions) <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Design-and-Delivery-of-Regional-Training-on-CEDAW-based-Legal-Reviews-Consultant-2-positions>  / UN Women / Location: Home-based and Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date: October 28, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 October 2011].

Training consultants (Team leader and Co-trainer) <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Training-consultants-Team-leader-and-Co-trainer>  / UN Women / Location: Home-based and Phnom Penh, Cambodia / Closing date: October 28, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 October 2011].

Intercultural and Gender Advisor <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Intercultural-and-Gender-Advisor>  / CUSO-VSO / Lima, Peru. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 October 2011].

Gender and Sustainable Human Development Advisor <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Sustainable-Human-Development-Advisor>  / CUSO-VSO / San Pedro Sula, Honduras. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 October 2011].

Call for Trainers <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Call-for-Trainers>  / The IFOR Women Peacemakers Program / Thailand / Closing date: November 14, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 October 2011].

Coordinator, International Campaign To Stop Rape & Gender Violence In Conflict <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Coordinator-International-Campaign-To-Stop-Rape-Gender-Violence-In-Conflict>  / The Nobel Women's Initiative / Ottawa, ON, Canada / Closing date: November 27, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 October 2011].

Request for Proposal <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Request-for-Proposal>  / UN Women East and Southeast Asia / Closing date: October 28, 2011. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 24 October 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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