[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 02 08 2012

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Aug 2 12:39:17 SAST 2012

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Dear SVRI 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>.
Please note that all of our Updates are also accessible in our Facebook Notes<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sexual-Violence-Research-Initiative/71822396561>.

Today’s SVRI Update includes the following:
[Summaries directly taken or adapted from source]

I. SVRI Members Requests
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. SVRI Members Requests

National Center for Victims of Crime Survey: The National Center for Victims of Crime is looking for opinions and knowledge about forensic DNA from the criminal justice system and allied professionals. They would like you to complete as survey of about 11 minutes. You can access the link to the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/researchdna.

II. Sexual Violence in the News

Research Focuses On Treatment For Perpetrator, Not Victim Of Domestic Violence, Medical News Today, 01 Aug 2012: <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/248451.php>  A new UH experiment takes an unconventional look at the treatment for domestic violence, otherwise known as intimate partner violence (IPV), by focusing on changing the perpetrators' psychological abuse during arguments rather than addressing his sexist beliefs.

Childhood Abuse And Age At Menarche Linked, Medical News Today, 31 July 2012: <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/248405.php>  Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found an association between childhood physical and sexual abuse and age at menarche. The findings are published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Namibia Court Rules HIV-Positive Women Sterilised without Consent, The Guardian, 30 July 2012<http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/jul/30/namibia-hiv-women-sterilised-without-consent>: In a landmark judgment for patients' and women's rights, the high court in Namibia on Monday ruled in favour of three women who claimed they had been sterilised without their informed consent.

Forced Sterilization Preys on Women with HIV-AIDs , Women’s eNews, 25 July 2012<http://womensenews.org/story/hivaids/120726/forced-sterilization-preys-women-hiv-aids>: The Center for Reproductive Rights’ Lilian Sepúlveda will be talking about forced sterilization at this week’s international HIV-AIDs conference in Washington. She details a groundbreaking case her center is pressing in Chile.

Cowering from Colombia’s Violence, Human Rights Watch, 24 July 2012<http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/07/24/cowering-colombia-s-violence>: Sexual violence against women and girls has been called a habitual practice in Colombia’s five decades of warfare between the military, guerrillas, and paramilitaries.

Pakistan: Honour Killings on the Rise, Dawn, 23 July 2012<http://dawn.com/2012/07/23/honour-killing-cases-on-the-rise/>: Despite hard work on the part of numerous legislators and human rights activists, a steady number of ‘honour killing’ cases continue to be reported.

When replications don’t replicate, Prevention Action, 21 July 2012:<http://www.preventionaction.org/research/when-replications-don-t-replicate/5830> The Triple-P Positive Parenting Program has an impressive number of studies supporting its claims for improved parenting and child behavior. So why has a large, independent replication in Switzerland failed to detect any impact of the program?

III. Websites

Prevention Action:<http://www.preventionaction.org/> Prevention Action is an online news publication reporting internationally on innovation and effectiveness among programs for improving children's health and development.

National Center for Victims of Crime<http://www.ncvc.org>: This Centre serves as the United States’ leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them.

National Organisation of Peer Educators (NOPE)<http://www.nope.or.ke>: This Kenyan NGO aims to strengthen and expand peer education as a means for behaviour change particularly in the prevention and mitigation of the effects of HIV/AIDS.

IV. Online Publications/Resources

Rape Perpetration: A Review. Jewkes R. Sexual Violence Research Initiative, 2012:<http://www.svri.org/RapePerpetration.pdf> This review forms part of the SVRI’s prevention work and summarises research on risk factors for sexual violence perpetration, the methodologies used to identify these risk factors and discusses the implications of this research for rape prevention strategies.

Executive Summary: A Research Agenda for Sexual Violence In Humanitarian, Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings. Rowley E, Garcia-Moreno C and Dartnall E. World Health Organization, UN Action, Sexual Violence Research Initiative, 2012.<http://www.svri.org/ExecutiveSummary.pdf> Also Available in French<http://www.svri.org/ExecutiveSummaryFrench.pdf>.  This paper summarises the outcomes of a multi-stage and consultative process to identify key research themes and specific research questions within each theme that need to be addressed in order to inform programmatic efforts to prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States 2011. US Department for Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, Surveillance Summaries, 61 (4), June 2012<http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6104.pdf>: This report summarizes results from the 2011 national YRBS and trends in health-risk behaviors during 1991–2011. [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.

Physical Health Symptoms Reported by Trafficked Women Receiving Post-Trafficking Support in Moldova: Prevalence, Severity and Associated Factors. Oram S, Ostrovschi N.V, Gorceag V.I, Hotineanu M, Gorceag L, Trigub C and Abas M.A. BMC Women’s Health 12 (20), 2012<http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/12/20/abstract>: This study analyses the prevalence and severity of 15 health symptoms reported by 120 trafficked women who had returned to Moldova between December 2007 and December 2008 and were registered with the International Organisation for Migration Assistance and Protection Programme.

Receipt of Post-Rape Medical Care in a National Sample of Female Victims. Zinzow H.M, Resnick H.S, Barr S.C, Danielson C.K, Kilpatrick D.G. Am. J. Prev. Med, 43(2): 183-187, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_370387_28>: This article examines prevalence and factors associated with post-rape medical care-seeking in a national sample of women who reported a most-recent or only incident of forcible rape, and drug- or alcohol-facilitated/incapacitated rape when they were aged ≥14 years. [Source: SafetyLit].

Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse by Adolescents: A Qualitative In-Depth Study. Schönbucher V, Maier T, Mohler-Kuo M, Schnyder U, Landolt M.A. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_370472_24>: This qualitative study aims to describe the process of disclosure by examining adolescents from the general population who had experienced child sexual abuse (CSA). [Source: SafetyLit].

Gender-Based Violence and HIV Sexual Risk Behavior: Alcohol Use and Mental Health Problems as Mediators among Women in Drinking Venues, Cape Town. Pitpitan E.V, Kalichman S.C, Eaton L.A, Sikkema K.J, Watt M.H, Skinner D. Soc. Sci. Med, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_370806_1>: This article examines whether lifetime history of gender-based violence indirectly affects future sexual risk behavior through alcohol use, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a high-risk socio-environmental context. [Source: SafetyLit].

Violence against Women in South Africa: Policy Position and Recommendations. Mogale R.S, Burns K.K, Richter S. Violence against Women, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_370578_2>: This article reflects on the position of two acts: the Domestic Violence Act No 116 of 1998 and Criminal Law (Sexual Offense and Related Matters) Act No 32 of 2007. [Source: SafetyLit].

Creating a More Complete and Current Picture: Examining Police and Prosecutor Decision-Making when Processing Sexual Assault Cases. Alderden M.A, Ullman S.E. Violence against Women, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_370579_37>: This article identifies factors that predicted outcomes for sexual assault cases involving female victims across several decision-making points and compare these findings to prior studies.  [Source: SafetyLit].

An Integrated Health Sector Response to Violence against Women in Malaysia: Lessons for Supporting Scale Up. Colombini M, Mayhew S.H, Ali S.H, Shuib R, Watts C. BMC Public Health, 12(1): 548, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_370722_20>: This article explores the strengths and challenges faced during the scaling up of the One-Stop Crisis Centres model to two States in Malaysia in order to identify lessons for supporting successful scale-up. [Source: SafetyLit].

Multiple Perpetrator Sexual Assault: How Does it Differ from Assault by a Single Perpetrator? Morgan L, Brittain B, Welch J. J. Interpers. Violence, 27(12): 2415-2436, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_370473_28>: This study compares demographic and assault related characteristics of 135 cases of MPSA with 139 cases of single perpetrator sexual assault (SPSA) reported to the Haven sexual assault referral centre, Camberwell, London. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexually Transmitted Infections, Sexual Risk Behavior, and Intimate Partner Violence among African American Adolescent Females with a Male Sex Partner Recently Released from Incarceration. Swartzendruber A, Brown J.L, Sales J.M, Murray C.C, Diclemente R.J. J. Adolesc. Health, 51(2): 156-163, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_370462_20>: This article explores associations between sex with a male recently released from incarceration and sexual risk and intimate partner violence (IPV) among African American adolescent females. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence and Additional Traumatic Events on Trauma Symptoms and PTSD in Preschool-Aged Children. Graham-Bermann S.A, Castor L.E, Miller L.E, Howell K.H. J. Trauma. Stress, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_370787_20>: This article examines the importance of conducting a complete assessments of traumatic events prior to treating children exposed to intimate partner violence. [Source: SafetyLit].

VI. Events

Webinar: When Place is the Focus: Connecting Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Approaches to Your Local Community, 15 and 16 August 2012<http://www.e2ma.net/go/11087662352/208933844/234586924/1408187/goto:http:/preventconnect.org/2012/07/when-place-is-the-focus/>. Join this webinar to explore how sexual and domestic violence practitioners are adapting by facilitating strategies defined and led by community. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Reminder: Male Survivor 17th International Conference on Violence, Abuse & Trauma, 15-18 November 2012, New York, USA<http://www.malesurvivor.org/conferences/2012/conference-announcement.html>. "A World of Healing", the theme of this year's conference, is a statement reflecting Malesurvivor's dedication to the idea that hope and healing are possible for survivors all over the world. Register now and receive an early registration discount until 15 September 2012. [Source: MaleSurvivor.org].

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity (formerly called the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities), 29 – 30 April 2013, Honolulu, Hawaii<http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/pacriminfo/pacrim2012/agenda/>. The 2012 Pacific Rim International Conference program design is organized into three broad, thematic, areas: foundational programme themes; exploration programme themes; and innovational programmatic themes. Abstract submissions are now open. [Source: AWID].

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Submissions: 2012 AGENDA Journal  Men and Violence<http://www.agenda.org.za/>. Contributors from the African continent and other developing countries are invited to write on the topic Men and Violence – addressing the theme of Gender and - from either a research or an activism perspective. For more information, contact: editorial at agenda.org.za<mailto:editorial at agenda.org.za> or admin at agenda.org.za<mailto:admin at agenda.org.za>. Submissions close:31 August 2012. [Source: 60percent].

Call for Proposals for Implementation Research, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization:<http://www.implementationresearchplatform.org/call-for-proposals/> The purpose of this Call is to support implementation research that contributes to the scale-up of effective health interventions related to MDGs 4, 5 and 6 in one of the three priority areas described in the following section. The research proposals may be submitted for one of the following priority areas: i) Strategies to facilitate the integration of services to result in improved health outcomes and greater efficiencies;  ii) Strategies to improve the performance of health workers (through strengthened supervision and increased motivation) to deliver quality services; and iii) Strategies for community engagement to increase awareness of, access to, and utilization of health services, and provision of appropriate services at the community level.  Deadline for Submission of Proposals: 15 September 2012. Interested applicants should pre-register online by 20 August 2012. For full details and submission guidelines, please go to: http://bit.ly/MWHEq6 [Source: afro-nets]

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

VIII. Vacancies

Short Term Consultant, Promising Practices Workshop (GBV – WPE)<http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8357> / International Rescue Committee / Home with travel to Uganda / Please apply as soon as possible. [Source: IRC].

Gender Advisor - International Development<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advisor-International-Development> / ECC / Afghanistan. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 30 July 2012].

Legal Intern<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Legal-Intern> / The Center for Reproductive Rights / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 30 July 2012].

Consultant: Indicators to Measure Achievement of Results on Gender Equality<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Indicators-to-Measure-Achievement-of-Results-on-Gender-Equality> / UNICEF / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: July 31, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 30 July 2012].

Consultancy with Gender Cluster, Programme Divison<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultancy-with-Gender-Cluster-Programme-Divison> / UNICEF / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: July 31, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 30 July 2012].

Regional Coordinator for Asia<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Coordinator-for-Africa> / The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) / Copenhagen, Denmark / Closing date: August 27, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 30 July 2012].

Health Programme Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Health-Programme-Officer> / The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) / Copenhagen, Denmark / Closing date: August 13, 2012.  [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 30 July 2012].

Regional Coordinator for Africa<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Coordinator-for-Africa> / The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) / Nairobi, Kenya or Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: August 27, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 30 July 2012].

Adviser on Anti-Trafficking Issues<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Adviser-on-Anti-Trafficking-Issues> / The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) / Warsaw, Poland / Closing date: September 3, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 30 July 2012].

Media Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Media-Officer> / Equality Now / London, UK / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 30 July 2012].

Director of Programmes<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Programmes> / Mama Cash / Amsterdam, the Netherlands / Closing date: August 26, 2012.  [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 30 July 2012].


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