[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 16 8 12

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Aug 16 15:17:10 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>.
Please note that all of our Updates are also accessible on our Facebook Notes<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sexual-Violence-Research-Initiative/71822396561> page.

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

Kashmir Women Ordered to Cover Up or Risk Acid Attack, The Telegraph, 13 August 2012<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/9472909/Kashmir-women-ordered-to-cover-up-or-risk-acid-attack.html>: The threat has sown fear throughout India's Jammu and Kashmir state where it revives memories of a similar campaign in 2001 when several women were attacked with acid.

Genital Mutilation Sentence 'Manifestly Inadequate', Court Told, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 Augusts 2012<http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/genital-mutilation-sentence-manifestly-inadequate-court-told-20120813-24439.html#ixzz23hVeM56W>: Last year, a NSW District Court jury found Reeves guilty of maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent on Carolyn DeWaegeneire when he removed her external genitalia during an operation to remove a pre-cancerous growth in 2002.

Executive Order - Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women and Girls Globally.
The White House. Office of the Press Secretary, 10 August 2012<http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/08/10/executive-order-preventing-and-responding-violence-against-women-and-gir>: President Obama signed an Executive Order on Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women and Girls Globally. The order is accompanied by a document titled United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally<http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PDACT888.pdf> which is also available below in the Online Publications/Resources section.

Lebanese Advocates ABAAD Partner with Men for Gender Equality, Women News Network, 10 August 2012<http://womennewsnetwork.net/2012/08/10/lebanese-advocates-partner-with-men/>: A new Lebanon based human rights and equality initiative is now partnering with men to reach the goal as advocates for equality of the sexes in the Middle East region and beyond.

Targeted by Violence, Syrian Refugee Women Don't Know Where to Turn for Help, International Rescue Committee, 9 August 2012<http://www.rescue-uk.org/international-news/targeted-violence-syrian-refugee-women-dont-know-where-turn-help>: As many as 150,000 refugees have found refuge in Jordan since the start of the Syrian conflict 17 months ago, 75% of them women and children.  International Rescue Committee (IRC) vice president Michael Kocher recently testified before the US Congress about the unmet humanitarian needs of Syrians who have fled the escalating violence in their country.

Women Everywhere Have the Right to Informed Consent, UNAIDS, 8 August 2012<http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/featurestories/2012/august/20120808women/>: When in January 2008, staff from the International Community of Women living with HIV (ICW) initiated a series of focus group discussions with women living with HIV in Namibia about their experiences they were far from imagining what they would uncover.

II. Websites

100 Conversations:<http://www.100conversations.org/> This Campaign encompasses 100 different conversations on topics that youth can explore with peers or adults. Topics relate to on- and offline safety, healthy relationships, values, and underlying conditions that support a culture of rape, power, control, and violence. [Source: Auburn Reporter].

Eldis<http://www.eldis.org/>: This website maintains an ever-growing collection of editorially selected and abstracted full-text, online documents in development policy, practice and research.

III. Online Publications/Resources

United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally. USA Department of State and USAID, 2012<http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PDACT888.pdf>: This United States' strategy to prevent and respond to gender-based violence globally builds on an existing foundation, abides by certain guiding principles and lessons learned, delineates achievable and sustainable objectives and actions for implementation, and provides for metrics to measure the progress of the strategy's implementation. [Source: IGWG].

Reproductive Laws for the Twenty First Century: Reproductive Laws for the Twenty First Century Papers. Center for Women's Policy Studies, 2012<http://www.centerwomenpolicy.org/programs/health/statepolicy/2012ReproLaws21stCentury.asp>: Inspired by the Reproductive Laws for the 1990s authors, the Center is publishing the Reproductive Laws for the Twenty First Century Papers that includes new legal and policy analyses, research reports, and commentary on current and future threats to women's reproductive rights, justice, and health -- with particular emphasis on their impact on women of color, low income women, and women with disabilities - both in the USA and globally. [Source: WUNRN].

Re-thinking Trafficking Prevention: A Guide to Applying Behaviour Theory. Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative Against Trafficking (COMMIT), 2012<http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/commit_11_rethinking_trafficking_prevention_0812.pdf>: This paper seeks to highlight the potential advantages of doing so, demonstrating the benefits of behavioural theory, developed and refined in other fields, as a basis for stronger programme design and evaluation in the anti-trafficking sector. [Source: Child Trafficking Gateway].

Children, Adolescents and Human Trafficking: Making Sense of a Complex Problem. Dottridge, Mike and Ann Jordon.  Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law -American University Washington College of Law. Issue Paper 5, 2012<http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/dottridge_making_problem_0812.pdf>: This Paper introduces the complexity around the issue of child trafficking in light of the current emphasis on the worst forms of child labor, as well as the need for better, evidence- and rights-based research, laws, policy and practices. [Source: Child Trafficking Gateway].

National Plan of Action for Combating Human Trafficking 2012-2014. Ministry of Home Affairs, Government's People Republic of Bangladesh, 2012<http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/mha_12_national_plan_action_0812.pdf>: This National Action Plan outlines the responsibilities of different agencies with respect to planned activities which would provide a vital tool for combating human trafficking, both domestic and cross-border, in Bangladesh. [Source: Child Trafficking Gateway].

Child Trafficking in the Nordic Countries: Rethinking Strategies and National Responses. UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2012<http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/unicef_12_child_trafficking_nordic_countries_0812.pdf>: Covering the five Nordic countries, the study aims to generate a better understanding of child trafficking and national responses to the issue, from a child rights perspective. [Source: Child Trafficking Gateway].

Prostitution-Related Crimes and Child Trafficking in Poland: Report from a Case File Study. Nobody's Children Foundation, 2012<http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/nobody_children_foundation_12_crimes_trafficking_poland_0812.pdf>: This report presents conclusions from research on prostitution-related crimes and the crime of trafficking in children for commercial sexual exploitation. [Source: Child Trafficking Gateway].

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.

Cognitive Behavioural Treatments Have Long-Term Benefits in Female Rape Survivors with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Foa E. Evid. Based Ment. Health, ePub, 2012:<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_372973_28> This article looks at the long-term outcomes of cognitive behavioural treatments for female rape survivors with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). [Source: SafetyLit].

Validation of the Traumatic Sexualization Survey for Use with Heterosexual Men. McCallum E.B, Peterson Z.D, Mueller T.M. J. Sex Res; 49(5): 423-433, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_373035_24>: This article describes two studies that were conducted to validate the Traumatic Sexualization Survey (TSS) for use with heterosexual men. [Source: SafetyLit].

A Descriptive Study of Sexual Homicide in Canada: Implications for Police Investigation. Beauregard E, Martineau M. Int. J. Offender Ther. Comp. Criminol, ePub, 2012:<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_373202_20> The current study aims to provide a descriptive analysis of the largest sample of sexual homicide cases across Canada in the past 62 years. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Role of Rape Myth Acceptance in the Social Norms Regarding Sexual Behavior among College Students. Aronowitz T, Lambert C.A, Davidoff S. J. Community Health Nurs, 29(3): 173-182, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_373011_20>: This article examines the antecedents for the acceptance of rape myths. [Source: SafetyLit].

Expect Respect Support Groups: Preliminary Evaluation of a Dating Violence Prevention Program for At-Risk Youth. Ball B, Tharp A.T, Noonan R.K, Valle L.A, Hamburger M.E, Rosenbluth B. Violence against Women, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_373275_24>: This preliminary, uncontrolled evaluation examined changes in healthy relationship skills and emotionally and physically abusive behaviors in participants' peer and dating relationships. [Source: SafetyLit].

Boys and Education in the Global South: Emerging Vulnerabilities and New Opportunities for Promoting Changes in Gender Norms. Barker G, Verma R, Crownover J, Segundo M, Fonseca V, Contreras J.M, Heilman B and Pawlak P. Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies, 6 (2), 2012<http://mensstudies.metapress.com/content/a606206t3x47up81/>: This article presents a review of global data on boys' education in the Global South and recent findings on the influence of boys' educational attainment on their attitudes and behaviors in terms of gender equality. [Source: IGWG].

Sex Trafficking and the Sex Industry: The Need for Evidence-based Theory and Legislation. Weitzer R. The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 101 (4), 2012<http://www.law.northwestern.edu/jclc/backissues/v101/n4/1014_1337.Weitzer.pdf>: This article focuses on the "oppression model" of sex work/trafficking. It analyses the claims made by those who embrace the oppression model; identifies some legal and policy implications of this paradigm; and offers an evidence-based alternative. [Source: Child Trafficking Gateway].

Adolescence: A Foundation for Future Health. Sawyer S.M, Afifi R.A, Bearinger L.H,  Blakemore S.J, Dick B, Ezeh A.C and Patton G.C. The Lancet, 379 (9826), 1630 - 1640, 2012<http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2960072-5/fulltext>: This article assesses the role of adolescence as a foundation for future health, emphasising the changing context of health and social development from late childhood to early adulthood and the place of adolescents within global public health. [Source: WUNRN].

Migration Experience and Premarital Sexual Initiation in Urban Kenya: An Event History Analysis. Luke N, Xu, H, Mberu B.U and Goldberg R.E. Studies in Family Planning 43 (2): 115-126, 2011<http://www.raiseinitiative.org/library/search.php?search_id=804>: This study uses life history calendar data to investigate the relationship between changes in residence and timing of premarital sexual debut among young people in urban Kenya. [Source: RAISE Initiative].

V. Events

Webinar: Community-based Solutions to Preventing Male Violence against Women, 10 September 2012<http://www.transformcommunities.org/>. TC-TAT and co-presenter Men Stopping Violence (MSV) will explore the pressing question of: What will stop men from using male violence against women.  This webinar will introduce MSV's Community Accountability Model for intervention and prevention of male violence.  [Prevent-Connect].

Domestic Violence Prevention through Media Advocacy: How Partnering with Youth Can Strengthen Your Efforts. 18 September 2012<http://www.transformcommunities.org/>. TC-TAT and co-presenter Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) will discuss how to support youth-driven media advocacy efforts to prevent domestic violence.  Participants will explore how to prepare youth as authentic voices and learn about the process for developing a strategic media advocacy campaign. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

The Sixth World Congress for Psychiatric Nurses, 2 - 4 May 2013, Winnipeg, Canada.<http://worldcongress.rpnc.ca/> The Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada (RPNC) is proud to sponsor this World Congress. As Canada continues to grow and welcome new practitioners in the field of psychiatric nursing, it has become increasingly important to embrace and acknowledge the differences in how we practice as Registered Psychiatric Nurses. This theme "Diversity: The People, The Places and The Practice" celebrates the many diverse aspects of our profession and the uniqueness each of us bring to practice. Abstract submissions close: 14 September 2012.

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: DFID's Girls' Education Challenge<http://www.dfid.gov.uk/gec/iw>.  This Innovation Window is looking for non-state organisations, including the private sector, with fresh ideas and projects which can be robustly evaluated for their potential impact on providing the world's poorest girls a real chance to improve their future. This Window is now open and the deadline for the receipt of all concept notes is 29 August 2012. [Source: WUNRN].

Call for Submissions: Practice Bank<http://www.crin.org/docs/FileManager/120717_Call_For_Submissions_Practice_Bank.docx.pdf>. A 'Practice Bank' has been developed on the www.childrecovery.com<http://www.childrecovery.com> website to provide practitioners with an opportunity to share details and reflect on the use of tools, interventions and programmes designed to support young people in their recovery from sexual exploitation and related trafficking; and create a resource so practitioners across the globe can learn from each other, share ideas and improve their work. If you would be interested in sharing details of one of your programmes please get in touch with Claire Cody claire.cody at perth.uhi.ac.uk<mailto:claire.cody at perth.uhi.ac.uk> or Nicole McCloy nicole.mccloy at perth.uhi.ac.uk<mailto:nicole.mccloy at perth.uhi.ac.uk>.

 Reminder: Call for Nominations: 2013 David Kato Vision & Voice Award<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Nominations-2013-David-Kato-Vision-Voice-Award>. The David Kato Vision & Voice Award was launched to recognize those who are working to eliminate violence, stigma and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. If someone's work for LGBTI rights inspires you, submit a nomination or encourage that individual to apply. An individual can be self-nominated or nominated by an individual or organization familiar with the nominee's work. Deadline for nominations: 31 August 2012.  [Source: AWID].

Call for Nominations: Trust Women Hero Award.<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Nominations-Trust-Women-Hero-Award> Thomson Reuters Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations for the Trust Women Hero Award are now open. The Award is the centrepiece of the Trust Women Conference, organised by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the International Herald Tribune and dedicated to forging real solutions to challenges faced by women worldwide. Deadline for nominations: 8 October 2012. [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

VII. Vacancies

Senior Mediation Experts - Mediation Support Unit - MSU<http://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/AdvertViewPublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=1469705116&Company_Id=255042170&cols=3,7&orderby=4&listtype=1&culture_Id=EN> / United Nations and Norwegian Refugee Council / Global/ Closing date: September 10, 2012.

RFP: Handbook on M&E of Implementation of Domestic Violence Legislation<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/RFP-Handbook-on-M-E-of-implementation-of-Domestic-Violence-Legislation> / UN Women East and Southeast Asia Region / Closing date: August 19, 2012.

Research Associate Internship, Fall 2012<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Associate-Internship-Fall-2012> / The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: September 4, 2012.

Sponsored Women's Rights Fellowship<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Sponsored-Women-s-Rights-Fellowship2> / The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU) / New York, NY, USA / Apply ASAP.

Political Organizer for Women & Youth Programs<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Political-Organizer-for-Women-Youth-Programs> / Democracy International / Dhaka, Bangladesh / Closing date: August 30, 2012.

Assistant Professor of Sociology<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Assistant-Professor-of-Sociology> / Ohio State University / Columbus, OH, USA / Closing date: September 1, 2012.

Research Coordinator: Gender and Development (P4)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Coordinator-Gender-and-Development-P4> / UNRISD / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: September 14, 2012.

Programme Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Specialist> / UN Women / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: August 16, 2012.

Senior Programme Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Programme-Officer> / The Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice / The Hague, the Netherlands.

2013-2014 Ruth Chance Law Fellow<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/2013-2014-Ruth-Chance-Law-Fellow> / Equal Rights Advocates / San Francisco, CA, USA / Closing date: October 26, 2012.

Regional Protection Advisor, Horn, East and Central Africa<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Protection-Advisor-Horn-East-and-Central-Africa> / Oxfam / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: August 16, 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: August 31, 2012.

Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated evidence-based responses.

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