[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 26 04 12

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Apr 26 13:19:37 SAST 2012


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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. 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

Armed Groups in Northern Mali Raping Women, Inter Press Service News Agency, 24 April 2012<http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=107544>: Increasing numbers of Malian women are being raped by Tuareg rebels and armed groups that have swept across the north of Mali since the beginning of year, expelling all government troops from the region.

Muslim Women in India Seek Gender Equality in Marriage, New York Times, 24 April 2012<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/25/world/asia/25iht-letter25.html?_r=1>: Three years ago, Salma Khatun's husband divorced her in a fit of rage after a quarrel, pronouncing what is known as the triple talaq in the presence of witnesses.

Women of the World Unite for Rights, Inter Press Service News Agency, 23 April 2012<http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=107531>: The world's recent financial and political upheavals have not been kind to women. In Libya's Tripoli, female suicide rates increased tenfold during the revolution, while dismal job prospects have young Greek women abandoning their career aspirations, participants in a global forum on women's rights said over the weekend.

Papua New Guinea: Violence and belief in magic raise risk of HIV for women, IRIN News, 18 April 2012<http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95312/PAPUA-NEW-GUINEA-Violence-and-belief-in-magic-raise-risk-of-HIV-for-women>: High levels of sexual violence and a cultural belief in witchcraft are putting an increasing number of women at risk of HIV in Papua New Guinea (PNG), health experts say.

Uzbekistan's Policy of Secretly Sterilising Women, BBC News, 12 April 2012<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17612550>: The BBC has been told by doctors that Uzbekistan is running a secret programme to sterilise women - and has talked to women sterilised without their knowledge or consent.

II. Websites

The Gender-Based Violence Information Management System<http://gbvims.org/what-is-gbvims/>: The GBVIMS is a multi-faceted initiative that enables humanitarian actors responding to incidents of GBV to effectively and safely collect, store, analyze and share data reported by GBV survivors.

Safer Society Foundation<http://www.safersociety.org/>: This web site seeks to provide information and resources related to many aspects of sexual abuse and its societal impacts. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

CDC Injury Center: Violence Prevention<http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/index.html>: This CDC topic page provides information and links to violence prevention materials.

III. Online Publications/Resources

Review Panel on Prison Rape: Report on Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails. U.S. Department of Justice, 2012<http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/reviewpanel/pdfs/prea_finalreport_2012.pdf>: This Report presents the findings of the Review Panel on Prison Rape (Panel), resulting from the hearings it held in Washington, DC, in the spring and fall of 2011, based on the national survey that the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) published in August 2010, "Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails, Reported by Inmates, 2008-09". [Source: National Institute of Corrections News Update].

Mobilising Men in Practice: Challenging Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Institutional Settings. Greig A and Edström J. Institute of Development Studies, 2012<http://www.unfpa.org/webdav/site/global/shared/documents/publications/2012/Mobilsing_Men_in_Practice.pdf>: Mobilising Men in Practice brings together stories and lessons from and tools used by the Mobilising Men partners in India, Kenya and Uganda. It is intended to inspire and guide others who are committed to engaging more men in efforts to address sexual and gender-based violence within the institutions in which we live our lives. [Source: Humantraffic-vn].

Achieving Justice for Victims of Rape and Advancing Women' Rights: A Comparative Study of Legal Reform. A TrustLaw publication by the Thomson Reuters Foundation for MADRE, 2012<http://www.madre.org/images/uploads/misc/1326320441_TR%20FINAL%20REPORT%20ENGLISH.pdf>: This report builds and expands upon a prior work that was prepared at the request of the Haitian Ministère a la Condition Féminine et aux Droits des Femmes by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in 2007 as Gender Justice, Best Practices. [Source: Humantraffic-vn].

Podcast: Bystander Intervention: From Its Roots to the Road Ahead. Prevent-Connect, 2012<http://preventconnect.org/2012/02/mentors-in-violence-prevention/>: Jeff O'Brien, National Director of Mentors in Violence Prevention<http://www.mvpnational.org/>, describes the upcoming national conference "Bystander Intervention: From Its Roots to the Road Ahead<http://www.mvpnational.org/?p=703>" to be held in Boston, Mass., May 31 to June 1, 2012. This conference will explore bystander intervention to prevent gender-based violence.

Conceptualising Violence against Women in the Work of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women. Jewell S.E and Submitter, ANU College of Law. ANU College of Law Paper No. 12-14, 2011<http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2038113>: This paper aims to show that the SRVAW's analysis of the causes and consequences of violence against women would be enhanced by explicitly using the concepts of a continuum of violence and intersectionality in conjunction with one another to create a more holistic analysis.

The Dust Has Not Yet Settled": Victims Views on Right to Remedy and Reparation - A Report from the Greater North of Uganda. Uganda Human Rights Commission and Uganda Human Rights Commission, 2011<http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Press/WebStories/DustHasNotYetSettled.pdf>: This report outlines the views and priorities of victims of serious violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law which resulted from the conflict between the Government of Uganda and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). It details the serious violations that victims and victim-focused civil society organisations (CSOs) believe should trigger their right to remedy and reparation. [Source: Humantraffic-vn].

'This is What We Demand. Justice': Impunity for Sexual Violence against Women in Colombia's Armed Conflict. Amnesty International, 2011<http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/report/colombian-authorities-fail-survivors-sexual-violence-2011-09-21>: This report examines what, if any, progress has been made by the authorities since Amnesty International's 2004 report, and particularly since the 2008 Constitutional Court ruling, in addressing sexual violence and impunity. [Source: Humantraffic-vn].

Handbook for Coordinating GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings. Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility Working Group, July 2010<http://oneresponse.info/GlobalClusters/Protection/GBV/publicdocuments/GBV%20Handbook%20Long%20Version%5B1%5D.pdf>: This coordination handbook represents a key tool for all sectors of the humanitarian community to work together in the prevention of and response to gender-based violence. Drawing from and building upon a growing body of international tools and resources, it provides the most comprehensive guidelines to date on how to establish coordination mechanisms to address gender-based violence in emergencies.

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.

Why Extending Measurements of 'Success' in Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes Matters for Social Work. Westmarland N and Kelly L. British Journal of Social Work, 1-19, 2012<http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/04/16/bjsw.bcs049.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=rshWgg51po2dhbI>: This article gives an overview of overview of problems within criminal justice and social work responses to domestic violence, and situates perpetrator programmes within current responses. Data is also presented from an empirical study into what key stakeholders view as 'success' in relation to domestic violence perpetrator programmes.

>From Survivor to Thriver: A Pilot Study of an Online Program for Rape Victims. Littleton H, Buck K, Rosman L, Grills-Taquechel A. Cogn. Behav. Pract; 19(2): 315-327, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_353171_28>: The current paper describes a pilot evaluation of an online, therapist-facilitated, self-paced cognitive behavioral program for rape victims. [Source: SafetyLit].

Child physical and sexual abuse in Dammam, Saudi Arabia: A descriptive case-series analysis study. AlMadani O, Bamousa M, Alsaif D, Kharoshah MAA, Alsowayigh K. Egypt. J. Forensic Sci; 2(1): 33-37, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_354097_24>: the socio-medical and forensic characteristics of reported cases of living child abuse in the maternity and children hospital (MCH) and the forensic and legal center (FLC) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. [Source: SafetyLit].

Elderly Sexual Offenders: Two Unusual Cases. Carabellese F, Candelli C, Vinci F, Tamma M, Catanesi R. J. Forensic Sci; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_353416_26>: The aim of this case report is to describe two cases of sexual abuse by elderly subjects for which the Judge commissioned an expert psychiatric-forensic opinion. [Source: SafetyLit].

Intimate Partner Violence and Sexually Transmitted Infections among Young Adult Women. Hess KL, Javanbakht M, Brown JM, Weiss RE, Hsu P, Gorbach PM. Sex. Transm. Dis; 39(5): 366-371, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_353048_25>: This study measures the association between IPV victimization and perpetration and prevalent STIs and STI-risk behaviors among a sample of young women. [Source: SafetyLit].

Condom Negotiations among Female Sex Workers in the Philippines: Environmental Influences.Urada LA, Morisky DE, Pimentel-Simbulan N, Silverman JG, Strathdee SA. PLoS ONE; 7(3): e33282, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_352989_20>: This study assesses environmental and individual factors associated with condom negotiation among FSWs at high risk for acquiring HIV in a large urban setting of Metro Manila, Philippines. [Source: SafetyLit].

A Lifetime of Violence: Results from an Exploratory Survey of Mexican Women with HIV. Kendall T, van Dijk M, Wilson KS, Picasso N, Lara D, Garcia S. J. Assoc. Nurses AIDS Care; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_353954_20>: This study underlines the need to identify and address past and current gender-based violence during pre- and post-HIV test counseling and as a systematic and integral part of HIV care. [Source: SafetyLit].

Medico-Legal Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse over a Six-Year Period from 2004 to 2009 in the Suez Canal Area, Egypt. Hagras A.M, Moustafa S.M, Barakat H.N, El-Elemi A.H. Egypt. J. Forensic Sci; 1(1): 58-66, 2011<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_354102_37>: This is a retrospective and prospective study evaluating sexual assault against children in the Suez Canal area in Egypt from 2004 to 2009, assessing the prevalence of sexual assault and associated factors among its victims. [Source: SafetyLit].

Vulnerability to Violence of Girls of the Street in Mauritania. Ballet J, Sirven N, Bhukuth A, Rousseau S. Child. Youth Serv. Rev; 33(5): 656-662, 2011<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_353335_21>: This article is concerned with an empirical study of girls of the street in Mauritania and focuses on the question of the socio-economic determinants of the risk of violence. [Source: SafetyLit].

V. Events

Webinar: A Public Health Approach to Child Maltreatment Prevention, 10 May 2012<https://edc.adobeconnect.com/_a1002235226/e5pmy9btaie/event/event_info.html>. This webinar will focus on how North Carolina has utilized a public health approach; established a leadership role for the health department; leveraged resources to increase uptake of evidence-based practice; and developed cross-sector partnerships and collaborations to address child maltreatment. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Webinar: Domestic Violence Prevention through Media Advocacy, 30 May 2012<https://transformcommunities.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=fxvyjvh&user_id=>. This webinar will discuss how to use media advocacy strategically to advance primary prevention of domestic violence (DV) among adults and young adults. Participants will learn about the challenges in current news coverage of violence, how to identify opportunities to create news around primary prevention of DV. This webinar is a project of the California Department of Public Health, Violence Prevention Unit. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

International Conference on Gender Based Violence, 1 - 5 August 2012, Nairobi, Kenya<http://www.ku.ac.ke/conferences/genderconference>. Kenyatta University (KU) and Liverpool VCT, Care and Treatment (LVCT) have planned to host a three day GBV conference in August, 2012 at KU in Nairobi, Kenya. The overall goal of the conference is to share existing knowledge on GBV in Kenya and induce further research on GBV that will directly inform policy and practice. Call for abstracts now open.

ICT4Health Conference, 12 - 13 September 2012, Cape Town, South Africa<http://www.ict4health.org.za/>. The South African Medical Research Council will be hosting the inaugural ICT4Health Conference. This conference brings together leaders in government, academia, industry, private sector, providers and non-profit organizations from across the ecosystem to advance collaboration in the use of information and communication technologies in healthcare. Abstract submissions close: 30 June 2012.

5th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights, 17 September 2012, Windhoek, Namibia<http://www.africasexuality.org/>. The 5th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights will take stock of responses to sexual health and rights on the continent since ICPD, and interrogate the status of sexual health and rights, with particular focus on women, girls, adolescents and youth. [Source: 60percent].

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

2012-13 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/2012-13-Elizabeth-Neuffer-Fellowship>: International Women's Media Foundation is providing a woman journalist with a transformative experience that will impact her career by offering her the opportunity to conduct research at leading academic institutions and build journalistic skills.  Applications close: April 30, 2012. [Source: AWID].

Research Opportunity: Save the Children<mailto:HrCoordinator.DRC at gmail.com>. Save the Children is looking for a consultant to collect, analyse and disseminate information and data related to transactional sex and child sexual exploitation in eastern DRC with the final aim to inform and improve the scope and the quality of protection interventions. The assessment will be carried out in May and June 2012. The selected consultant will work most of 30 days of his/her 30 days consultancy in Eastern DRC (North Kivu, Province Orientale). For terms of reference, contact: HrCoordinator.DRC at gmail.com<mailto:HrCoordinator.DRC at gmail.com>, Cppcoord at gmail.com<mailto:Cppcoord at gmail.com> and fieldmanager.gnk.sc at gmail.com<mailto:fieldmanager.gnk.sc at gmail.com>.

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

Women's Protection and Empowerment (Gender Based Violence) Coordinator<http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=7955> / International Rescue Committee / Nairobi, Kenya / Open until filled.

Women's Protection and Empowerment (Gender Based Violence) Coordinator<http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=7882> / International Rescue Committee / Juba, South Sudan / Open until filled.

Programme Support Officer: Planning, Monitoring and Programme Quality<http://www.aidsalliance.org/jobdetails.aspx?id=311&jobid=50042> / International HIV/AIDS Alliance  / Brighton, United Kingdom / Closing date: May 8, 2012. [Source: Af-Aids].

Communications Associate - Africa<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Associate-Africa> / The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) / Johannesburg, South Africa. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 23 April 2012].

Regional Program Coordinator - Latin America and Caribbean<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Program-Coordinator-Latin-America-and-Caribbean> / The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) / Buenos Aires, Argentina. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 23 April 2012].

Gender Advocacy Adviser<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advocacy-Adviser> / Progressio / Dili, Timor-Leste / Closing date: April 29, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 23 April 2012].

Policy and Advocacy Advisor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-and-Advocacy-Advisor> / Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) / London, UK / Closing date: May 7, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 23 April 2012].

Programme Officer: East & Southern Africa<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Officer-East-Southern-Africa> / The International HIV/AIDS Alliance / Hove, UK / Closing date: April 27, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 23 April 2012].

Vice President of Programs<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Vice-President-of-Programs> / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 23 April 2012].

Director of Public Policy<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Public-Policy> / Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 23 April 2012].

Director of Development<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Development2> / The National Council for Research on Women / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 23 April 2012].

Evaluation Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Evaluation-Specialist> / UN Women / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: May 7, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 23 April 2012].

UN Women Representative<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/UN-Women-Representative> / UN Women / Dhaka, Bangladesh / Closing date: April 27, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 23 April 2012].

Partnerships and Donor Relations Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Partnerships-and-Donor-Relations-Specialist> / UN Women / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: April 26, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 23 April 2012].

Campaign Manager UNiTE to End Violence against Women<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Campaign-Manager-UNiTE-to-End-Violence-against-Women> / UN Women / Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date: April 26, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 23 April 2012].

Global Partnership Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Partnership-Coordinator> / Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage / London, UK / Closing date: May 17, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 23 April 2012].

Program Associate<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Associate> / Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) / Bethesda, MD, USA / Closing date: May 31, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 23 April 2012].
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