[Svrilist] SVRI Update 05 04 12

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Apr 5 13:13:38 SAST 2012

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Dear SVRI List Members

The SVRI would like to wish our members who celebrate Easter a safe and happy Easter weekend.

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. Sexual Violence in the News
II. Websites
III. Online Publications/Resources
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. Vacancies

I. Sexual Violence in the News

Nepal's Rural Women Seek Justice, Inter Press Service News Agency, 5 April 2012<http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=107327>: Women in Nepal's remote rural areas stood shoulder-to-shoulder with their men during the bloody 1996-2006 civil war that overthrew an oppressive monarchy, but many now battle domestic violence at home.

Judge Orders Military To Release Sexual Assault Information, ThinkProgress, 3 April 2012<http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/04/03/457209/military-sexual-assault/?mobile=nc>: A federal district court judge ruled yesterday that the military has been too slow to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request for its sexual violence data.

Project to Raise Awareness on Gender, Sexuality and Health Reaches Over 1800 People in Brazil, Promundo<http://www.promundo.org.br/en/news/project-to-raise-awareness-on-gender-sexuality-and-health-reaches-more-than-1800-people-in-brazil/>: The project "Oficinas de Sensibilização sobre Gênero, Sexualidade e Saúde" conducted by Promundo, with sponsorship by Petrobras, came to an end with a balance of 68 workshops in 36 cities in 13 states of Brazil, reaching more than 1800 people.

Woman Filmmaker Reveals Secret Slavery of Armenian Women, Women News Network, 5 March 2012<http://womennewsnetwork.net/2012/03/05/woman-filmmaker-slavery-armenian-women/>: Armenian filmmaker Suzanne Khardalian has done much to reveal the horrors of the Armenian genocide under the Ottoman government's systematic decimination of Armenian citizens that began before World War I and lasted until the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1923.

II. Websites

Action Works Nepal<http://www.actionworksnepal.org/>: AWON is determined to work with poor, excluded and vulnerable women and men, girls and boys for their socially equal, dignified and just lives through partnership, human rights and result driven programs.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month<http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/sexual-assault-awareness-month-home>: The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of this campaign is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

III. Online Publications/Resources

Meeting Videos: Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (15:47). Workshop on Preventing Violence against Women and Children, Institute of Medicine: National Academies, 2012<http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Global/ViolenceForum/2011-JAN-27/Day-1/14-Jewkes.aspx>: Presenting on behalf of Dr. Julia Kim, UNDP, Dr. Rachel Jewkes presents lessons learned from the IMAGES project about working with communities to promote gender equality and address gender-based violence.

The Time is NOW: Letter to Partners from UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet. UN Women, 2012<http://www.unwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/EN-UNW-LetterToPartners_2012-REV_3-9-12.pdf>: This letter outlines the priorities of UN Women in the year ahead and places a special emphasis on advancing women's political participation and economic empowerment, enhancing UN system-wide coordination to promote gender equality, and amplifying women's voices at Rio+20 UN Conference. [Source: WUNRN].

Masculinidades y Políticas de Equidad de Género: Reflexiones a Partir de la Encuesta Images y una Revisión de Políticas en Brasil, Chile y México. Promundo, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and CulturaSalud/EME, 2012<http://pmo1502.entregadeemails.com/ver_mensagem.php?id=H|1505|62029|133183062189144800>: This report presents discussions and recommendations for the development of policies that involve men as active participants for gender equity achievement. (Spanish).

Legal Eye on the ICC. Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice, eLetter, March 2012<http://www.iccwomen.org/news/docs/WI-LegalEye3-12-FULL/LegalEye3-12.html>: This issue brings summaries and gender analysis of judicial decisions and other legal developments at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and discussion of legal issues arising from victims' participation before the Court, particularly as these issues relate to the prosecution of gender-based crimes in each of the Situations under investigation by the ICC. [Source: AWID].

Perceptions of Child Abuse and Neglect in Hawai'i: A Comprehensive Study of Hawai'i Residents. Hawai'i Children's Trust Fund and Joyful Heart Foundation, 2011<http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/Perceptions%20of%20Child%20Abuse%20and%20Neglect%20in%20Hawaii.pdf>: This report shares results of research commissioned to demonstrate the prevalence of child abuse in Hawai'i. [Source: Children's Bureau Express].

IV. 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.

Complimentary Subscription to Gender & Society.<http://www.socwomen.org/web/members/join-sws.html?utm_source=email&utm_medium=landingpage&utm_content=landingpage&utm_campaign=1125016> Become a member of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) and receive complimentary access to Gender & Society, the highly ranked official publication of SWS.

Evaluation of A School-Based Sexual Abuse Prevention Curriculum in Malaysia. Weatherley R, Hajar A.B.S, Noralina O, John M, Preusser N and Yong M. Children and Youth Services Review, 34 (1): 119-125, 2012<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740911003446>: This article examines a personal safety curriculum (Keeping Me Safe) offered to Standard Three students (mostly nine-year-olds) in five primary schools in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [Source: My Child Welfare Librarian].

Factors That Affect College Students' Perceptions of Rape: What Is the Role of Gender and Other Situational Factors? Vandiver D.M, Dupalo J.R. Int. J. Offender Ther. Comp. Criminol; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_350635_24>: This survey study examines the prevalence of rape myths and responses to vignettes of potential rape scenarios. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual Sadism in the Context of Rape and Sexual Homicide: An Examination of Crime Scene Indicators. Healey J, Lussier P, Beauregard E. Int. J. Offender Ther. Comp. Criminol; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_350636_37>: This study investigates the convergent and predictive validity of behavioral crime scene indicators of sexual sadism in the context of rape and sexual homicide. [Source: SafetyLit].

Assessment and Treatment of Adolescent Sexual Offenders: Implications of Recent Research on Generalist versus Specialist Explanations. Pullman L, Seto M.C. Child Abuse Negl; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_350580_24>: The purpose of the present article is to review recent literature pertaining to the distinction between generalist and specialist adolescent sex offenders (ASOs). [Source: SafetyLit].

Childhood Sexual Abuse Characteristics, Intimate Partner Violence Exposure, and Psychological Distress among Women in Methadone Treatment. Engstrom M, El-Bassel N, Gilbert L. J. Subst. Abuse Treat; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_350704_24>: This article draws data from interviews with women in methadone treatment to examine relationships between CSA characteristics, particularly the presence of force and involvement of family, IPV, and mental health concerns. [Source: SafetyLit].

Shame and Guilt in Men Exposed to Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Qualitative Investigation. Dorahy M.J, Clearwater K. J. Child Sex. Abuse; 21(2): 155-175, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_350673_24>: This article examines the experiences of shame and guilt in adult males sexually abused as children. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Influence of Psychosomatic Symptoms, Physical and Sexual Abuse, and Coping Strategies on Delinquent Behavior among Korean Adolescents. Kim H.S, Kim H.S, Samuels-Dennis J. Arch Psychiatr. Nurs; 26(2): 155-164, 2012<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22449563>: This study examines the contributing factors related to juvenile delinquency, and identifies the effect of psychosomatic symptoms, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and coping strategies on delinquent behavior among Korean adolescents. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual Violence by Occupational Forces during and After World War II: Influence of Experiencing and Witnessing of Sexual Violence on Current Mental Health in a Sample of Elderly Austrians. Lueger-Schuster B, Glück TM, Tran US, Zeilinger EL. Int. Psychogeriatr; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_350643_26>: In this brief report, the authors present data on experience and witness of sexual violence during World War II (WWII) and subsequent time of occupation and on indicators of mental health in a sample of elderly Austrians. [Source: SafetyLit].

Comprehensive Care Program for Sexual Violence Victims in Escuintla, Guatemala. Agustí C, Sabidó M, Guzmán K, Pedroza M.I, Casabona J. Gac. Sanit; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_350616_28>: This article reports on a comprehensive care program for sexual violence victims in six municipalities of Escuintla. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual Assault Documentation Program. Willoughby V, Heger A, Rogers C, Sathyavagiswaran L. Am. J. Forensic Med. Pathol; 33(1): 22-25, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_350532_37>: The goal of this project was for the medical examiners to become more confident in their observations and documentation of crimes of sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit].

Factors Associated with Sexual Violence against Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgendered Individuals in Karnataka, India. Shaw S.Y, Lorway R.R, Deering K.N, Avery L, Mohan H.L, Bhattacharjee P, Reza-Paul S, Isac S, Ramesh B.M, Washington R, Moses S, Blanchard J.F. PLoS ONE; 7(3): e31705, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_350736_20>: This study investigates health related behaviours and practices associated with sexual violence among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgendered Individuals. [Source: SafetyLit].

V. Events

Webinar: A Good Solution Solves Multiple Problems, 24 and 26 April 2012<https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:CampaignPublic/id:1408187.11003761776/rid:aa0d349a708a8def67006587d092d5f2>: This webinar will show how organizations are meeting their goals to prevent sexual and domestic violence by actively collaborating with community partners on efforts with shared outcomes such as health equity, youth leadership and mobilized communities. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

CREA: 6th Sexuality, Gender, and Rights Institute: Exploring Theory and Practice, 7-15 July 2012, Istanbul, Turkey<http://web.creaworld.org/home.asp>: CREA's Sexuality, Gender, and Rights Institute is an annual, week-long, residential course-begun in 2007-which focuses on a conceptual study of sexuality and its application to program interventions. The Institute examines the links between sexuality, rights, gender, and health, and their interface with socio-cultural and legal issues. Apply by April 25, 2012. [Source: AWID].

Healthy Masculinity Summit, 17 - 19 October 2012, Washington D.C, USA<https://getinvolved.mencanstoprape.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=368>. This summit is part of the Healthy Masculinity Action Project (HMAP), the most ambitious undertaking ever to spread the message of healthy, non-violent masculinity across the country. Registration is now open. [Source: RAINNet].

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Central American Women's Fund<http://www.fcmujeres.org/>. All grantmaking programs are geared towards supporting initiatives focused on the promotion and defense of women's human rights, as well as strengthening partner organizations and groups.

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

VII. Vacancies

Girls Report Co-ordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Girls-Report-Co-ordinator> / Plan UK / London, UK / Closing date: April 10, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 2 April 2012].

Campaign, Networks and Projects Coordinator: Gender, Sexuality and Identity Programme<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Campaign-Networks-and-Projects-Coordinator-Gender-Sexuality-and-Identity-Programme> / Amnesty International / London, UK / Closing date: April 29, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 2 April 2012].

Temporary Senior Program Officer: Women's Political Participation Team<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Temporary-Senior-Program-Officer-Women-s-Political-Participation-Team> / The National Democratic Institute (NDI) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 2 April 2012].

Intern: Women's Political Participation Programs<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Intern-Women-s-Political-Participation-Programs> / The National Democratic Institute (NDI) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 2 April 2012].

Web Editor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Web-Editor> / UN Women / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: April 17, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 2 April 2012].

Web Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Web-Manager> / The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 2 April 2012].

Director of Development<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Development> / The International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 2 April 2012].

General Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/General-Manager> / We Women Foundation / Chiang Mai, Thailand / Closing date: April 16, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 2 April 2012].

Commodity Tracking System (CTS) Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Commodity-Tracking-System-CTS-Officer-Specialist>/Specialist / CARE / Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC, New York, NY, USA or India. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 2 April 2012].

Women's Rights Advocacy Adviser<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-s-Rights-Advocacy-Adviser> / ActionAid UK / London, UK / Closing date: April 10, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 2 April 2012].

Researcher on Women's Rights<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Researcher-on-Women-s-Rights> / Human Rights Watch / Location: MENA region, flexible / Closing date: April 20, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 2 April 2012].

Communications and Networking Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-and-Networking-Officer> / The Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP) / Mumbai, India / Closing date: April 21, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 2 April 2012].

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Monitoring-and-Evaluation-M-E-Specialist> / CREA / New Delhi, India / Closing date: April 10, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 2 April 2012].

Chief Executive<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-Executive> / Womankind Worldwide / London, UK / Closing date: April 13, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 2 April 2012].


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