[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 30 08 12

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Aug 30 15:50:03 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. Special Announcement: SVRI Panel at the ISPCAN International Congress, Istanbul, Turkey
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. Special Announcement: SVRI Panel on Evidence for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect at the XIXth ISPCAN International Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 10 September 2012

The SVRI would like to invite you to our panel presentation at the XIXth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Istanbul, Turkey on Monday 10 September 2012 from 13:45 - 15:15. The panel will share findings from a series of desk reviews commissioned by the SVRI on engaging men and boys; parenting interventions for the prevention of child abuse and neglect; and current evidence on risk factors for rape perpetration.

Please join us to discuss and debate the implications of these findings for national rape prevention policies globally, and the importance and challenges of working multi-sectorally and in a coherent manner to respond to and ultimately end the abuse of women and children. For more information on the venue and the ISPCAN congress, please visit: http://www.ispcan2012.org/program.asp. We hope to see you in Istanbul!

II. SVRI Members Requests

1) Invitation to nominate members of UN Women: CSO Advisory Board for CSEE

UN Women is looking for recognized gender experts from Central and Southeastern Europe and Turkey who may contribute - as members of the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group - to UN Women programming, planning and advocacy work in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey.  Please contact: pavla.maskova at unwomen.org<mailto:pavla.maskova at unwomen.org> for the Terms of Reference that include information related to the nomination and selection process. UN Women would be most grateful for your feedback (nominations) before deadline, September 15th, 2012. It is expected that the members of the CSO Advisory Group will be identified and notified by 15th October and the first meeting of the CSO Advisory Group will take place in the end of October/ beginning of November.

Please, feel free to distribute this message to other CSOs and networks to ensure wide pool of highly qualified candidates. The Call is also advertised at UN Women CSEE website at www.unifem.sk<http://www.unifem.sk>. Thank you very much for your kind cooperation.

2) Call for Participation: Forced Marriage National Survey - South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario

For the past several years, the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) has been spearheading the Forced Marriage Project focusing on the addressing the myriad of social, political and legal issues regarding the practice of forced/non-consensual marriage. Your contribution to this project and in this step to combat domestic violence is greatly appreciated. Please visit www.forcedmarriages.ca<http://www.forcedmarriages.ca> for reference. If you need any further details or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Forced Marriage Project Coordinator, Maryum Anis at (416) 487-6371 or via email at salcogen1 at lao.on.ca<mailto:salcogen1 at lao.on.ca>. Survey available online<http://www.springtideresources.org/resource/forced-marriage-national-survey-south-asian-legal-clinic-ontario>.

3) Overseas Development Institute and Oak Foundation Child Protection and Poverty E-survey

ODI and the Oak Foundation are currently conducting research, which aims to clarify the importance of income poverty as one of a number of factors underlying child maltreatment. As part of this research short e-survey of organisations and individuals working in the fields of both child protection and poverty alleviation is being conducted: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/936497/Oak-Foundation-ODI-Survey-Child-Protection-and-Poverty. Please share this link with individuals working for your organisation involved in child protection projects that may be interested in participating in the research.

III. Sexual Violence in the News

Madagascar: Sex for survival, IRIN News, 28 August 2012<http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96193/MADAGASCAR-Sex-for-survival>: About one in seven residents of Madagascar's main port city of Toamasina are sex workers. In less than 20 years, the number of registered sex workers in the city of about 200,000 residents has climbed from 17,000 in 1993 to 29,000 in 2012.

Penn State Sanctions Too Little, But Good Start, Women's eNews, 28 August 2012<http://womensenews.org/story/sexual-harassment/120827/penn-state-sanctions-too-little-good-start>: NCAA President Mark Emmert turned down a policy for sexual assault/harassment that I offered him two years ago on behalf of the National Coalition Against Violent Athletes. But when he levied sanctions against Penn State, he at least got the ball rolling.

South Africa: Police Brutality Still Very Rife - Sex Workers, Health-e News, 27 August 2012<http://www.health-e.org.za/news/article.php?uid=20033739>: Seven out of every ten sex workers have been abused by police officials. A survey done by the Women's Legal Centre, shows that sex workers report having been threatened with arrest or forced to sleep with police officials in exchange for their freedom.

New Research Highlights Risk and Protective Factors for Physical and Sexual Violence Perpetration, Partners for Prevention, 16 August 2012<http://partners4prevention.org/news/new-research-highlights-risk-and-protective-factors-physical-and-sexual-violence-perpetration?utm_source=Copy+of+Copy+of+P4P+e-newsletter+June+2011&utm_campaign=P4P+email+newsletter+Aug+2012&utm_medium=email>: The Change Project - the P4P led multi-country study on understanding gender, masculinity and power to prevent gender-based violence in Asia and the Pacific - is producing emerging findings on men's experiences, attitudes and use of violence against women that help to paint a more holistic picture of the issue and improve violence prevention interventions.

Kurdistan: Women's Group Calls for Nationwide Campaign against Honor Killing, Rudaw, 12 August 2012<http://www.rudaw.net/english/kurds/5079.html>: One week after its foundation, women's rights organization Zhiyan [Life] Group organized a demonstration against honor killing in the Kurdistan Region. The demonstrators condemned the killing of Nigar Rahim, a Kurdish girl in the Garmiyan region, who was raped by one of her brothers and later killed by another.

IV. Websites

Daya<http://www.dayahouston.org/>: This organisation promotes healthy family relationships in the South-Asian community by providing services that include counseling, referrals, legal advocacy, and financial support to women and children affected by family violence and sexual assault.

Stop It Now!<http://www.stopitnow.org/> This organisation provides support, information and resources to keep children safe and create healthier communities. Since 1992, Stop It Now! has identified, refined and shared effective ways for individuals, families and communities to act to prevent child sexual abuse before children are harmed - and to get help for everyone involved.

V. Online Publications/Resources

Child Homicide Patterns in South Africa: Is There a Link to Child Abuse? Mathews S, Abrahams N, Jewkes R, Martin L.J and Lombard C. Medical Research Council and University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2012<http://www.mrc.ac.za/policybriefs/childhomicide.pdf>: The Gender & Health Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council has completed a national study of child homicides in 2009 and this research brief summarises its findings on the magnitude of child homicide and deaths related to child abuse and neglect.

Every Eight Hours: Intimate Femicide in South Africa 10 Years Later! Abrahams N, Mathews S, Jewkes R, Martin L.J and Lombard C. Medical Research Council and University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2012<http://www.mrc.ac.za/policybriefs/everyeighthours.pdf>: The Gender & Health Research Unit of the Medical Research Council has undertaken research comparing female homicides in 2009 with the situation in 1999. This research brief summarises the findings and address the key questions: what evidence is there that we have made progress in reducing fatalities from intimate partner violence and rape in the 10 years after the first study?

Safe and Supportive Indigenous Families and Communities for Children: A Synopsis and Critique of Australian Research. Lohoar S. CFCA Paper No.7, 2012<http://www.aifs.gov.au/cfca/pubs/papers/a142302/index.html>: This paper reviews the research on building safe and supportive families and communities for Indigenous children in Australia. It is based on assessments of 22 research and evaluation reports. [Source: ACSSA Alert].

Encourage. Support. Act! Bystander Approaches to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. McDonald P and Flood M. Australian Human Rights Commission, 2012<http://www.humanrights.gov.au/sexualharassment/bystander/>: This report is a comprehensive examination of the way bystander intervention can be applied to addressing sexual harassment in workplaces, drawn from the role it is playing in other areas such as whistle blowing, racial harassment, workplace bullying and anti-violence. [Source: ACSSA Alert].

Hidden Violence Preventing and Responding to Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse of Adolescent Boys: Case Studies and Directions for Action. Pawlak P and Barker B. Men Care, 2012<http://men-care.org/sites/menengage/files/themes/files/Briefing%20Paper%20Hidden%20Violence%20Final.pdf>: This document summarizes results from the report, Hidden Violence: Preventing and responding to sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of adolescent boys, Case Studies and Directions for Action, prepared in 2012 by Promundo for the OAK Foundation. [Source: Promundo].

Men Who Care: A Multi-Country Qualitative Study of Men in Non-Traditional Caregiving Roles. Barker G, Greene M, Nascimento M, Segundo M, Ricardo C, Taylor A, Aguayo F, Sadler M, Das A, Singh S, Figueroa J. G, Franzoni J, Flores N, Jewkes R., Morrell R and Kato J. International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Instituto Promundo, 2012<http://www.promundo.org.br/en/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Men-Who-Care.pdf>: The "Men Who Care" study is a five-country (Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico and South Africa) qualitative study that sought to understand in the words of men themselves how they came to participate to a greater extent in care work than their male peers (in the home as in caregiving professions), and how men describe their care work. [Source: IGWG].

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.

Sexual Violence against Women: The Scope of the Problem. Dartnall E and Jewkes R. Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Available Online 29 August 2012<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1521693412001228>: The focus of this paper is on available prevalence estimates on rape and sexual abuse, from peacetime or post-conflict settings. The authors also discuss some of the challenges experienced when researching sexual violence, provide information on available data sources, and outline what we know about the scope of the problem of rape and sexual violence in terms of victimisation and perpetration of rape. [Source: Science Direct].

How Protected is She? "Fairness" and the Rape Victim Witness in Australia. Kennedy J, Easteal P and Bartels L. Women's Studies International Forum, 35 (5): 334-342, 2012<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277539512000970>: This article examines what appear to be the limitations of law reform to mitigate the trauma of the trial for victims, to produce more accurate and consistent evidence and to increase prosecution and conviction rates. [Source: ACSSA Alert].

The Association between Sexual Assault and Suicidal Activity in a National Sample. Tomasula J.L, Anderson L.M, Littleton H.L, Riley-Tillman T.C. School Psychology Quarterly, Vol 27(2), 109-119, 2012<http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/spq/27/2/109/>: This article examines the extent to which sexual assault predicted suicide attempts among adolescent students in the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey (2007 data). [Source: ACSSA Alert].

Prosecution of Adult Sexual Assault Cases: A Longitudinal Analysis of the impact of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program. Violence against Women, 18 (2): 223-244, 2012:<http://vaw.sagepub.com/content/18/2/223.abstract> The purpose of this study was to examine whether adult sexual assault cases were more likely to be investigated and prosecuted after the implementation of a SANE program within a large Midwestern county. [Source: ACSSA Alert].

Men, Prostitution and the Provider Role: Understanding the Intersections of Economic Exchange, Sex, Crime and Violence in South Africa. Jewkes R, Morrell R, Sikweyiya Y, Dunkle K, Penn-Kekana L. PLoS ONE, 7(7): e40821, 2012<http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0040821>: The aim of this paper is to deepen understanding of men and masculinities as they relate to economic exchange for sex and gender relations through exploring four indicator positions. The first is the provider relationship (or sex), the second is having sex with a woman in prostitution, the third is having had both of these, and the fourth of having had neither. [Source: SafetyLit].

Lower Heart Rate Variability Associated with Military Sexual Trauma Rape and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Lee E.A and Theus S.A. Biol. Res. Nurs, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_374367_28>: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between PTSD by trauma type and decreased HRV measures in female veterans with cardiac symptoms. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual Violence and Associated Factors among Women in HIV Discordant and Concordant Relationships in Uganda. Shuaib F.M, Ehiri J.E, Jolly P, Zhang Q, Emusu D, Ngu J, Foushee H, Katongole D, Kirby R and Wabwire-Mangen F. Int. J. Adolesc. Med. Health, 24(2): 125-133, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_374547_24>: In this article the authors investigate to assess risk factors for HIV serodiscordance and determine if HIV serodiscordance is associated with incident sexual violence among a cohort of women attending HIV post-test club services at three AIDS Information Centers (AICs) in Uganda. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

Webinar: Trauma Informed Care Initiative at WCCC of Hawaii, 7 September 2012.<http://community.nicic.gov/blogs/corrections_headlines/archive/2012/08/27/webinar-trauma-informed-care-initiative-for-women-offenders.aspx> This webinar focuses on the Women's Correctional Center (WCCC) of Hawaii and it's work to create a "pu`uhonua - a place to live a forgiven life, a place for transformation, a place that nurtures healing within the individual, family, and community, and serves to reduce recidivism".  [Source: National Institute of Corrections].

Workshop: Applying for Funding in the New Evidence-Based Culture - Guidelines and Tips, 10 September 2012, ISPCAN International Congress, Istanbul, Turkey<mailto:lisa.jones at unh.edu.>. If you're planning to attend the upcoming ISPCAN congress in Istanbul, this workshop will take place between 16:00 and 17:30 and will introduce participants to new guidelines being developed for use by foundations and other funders to help applicants increase their use of research and improve the evidence base. If you think you might attend, please e-mail Lisa Jones at lisa.jones at unh.edu<mailto:lisa.jones at unh.edu>.

Webinar: Expanding the Evidence Dialogue: Exploring Research, Community Context and the Experiences of Practitioners to Make Decisions about Prevention, 18 & 19 September 2012.<http://preventconnect.org/2012/08/expanding-evidence-dialogue-2/> These web conferences are part of a series that explore CDC's new tools and online resources for thinking about evidence. The Sept. 18 web conference will focus on using these tools and concepts for child maltreatment prevention, while the Sept. 19 web conference will focus on using these tools and concepts for suicide prevention, and will feature demonstrations and discussions led by sexual violence prevention practitioners. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

The Third International Conference on Survivors of Rape (ICSoR), 8 - 10 November 2010, Galway, Ireland<http://www.icsor.org/>. This two day conference will build on the strong foundations of previous conferences, can deepen our understanding of how to meet survivor needs with a sustained and robust multiagency approach. Register online. [Source: ACSSA Alert].

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunity: Ford Foundation International Fellowship Programme.<http://www.fordifp.net/Home/tabid/36/language/en-US/Default.aspx/> This programme is uniquely designed to promote social justice, community development, and access to higher education. For available grants and deadlines, please visit the website. [Source: Ford Foundation].

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

IX. Vacancies

Chief, Human Resources Services Division (P-5)<https://jobs.unrwa.org/frmHomePage.aspx> / United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East / Amman, Jordan / Closing date: September 2, 2012.

Chief, Human Resources Planning, Policy (P-5)<https://jobs.unrwa.org/frmHomePage.aspx> / United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East / Amman, Jordan / Closing date: September 2, 2012.

Consultancy Assignment: Consultant to Develop Programme Guidance to Address Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children<http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_65543.html> / UNICEF / Global / Closing date: September 5, 2012.

Trainer/Facilitator<mailto:jkaln at mweb.co.za.> / AIDS Legal Network / Cape Town, South Africa / Closing date: September 5, 2012.

REDD+ Gender Specialists<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/REDD-Gender-Specialists> / Gender Resources, Inc. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 27 August 2012].

Call for Consultancy Proposals: Africa Regional Programme<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Call-for-Consultancy-Proposals-Africa-Regional-Programme> / The International HIV/AIDS Alliance / Closing date: September 4, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 27 August 2012].

Senior Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Social-Development-Specialist-Gender-and-Development> / The Asian Development Bank (ADB) / Metro Manila, Philippines / Closing date: September 4, 2012.  [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 27 August 2012].

Technical Specialist, Reproductive and Maternal Health Programmes<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Technical-Specialist-Reproductive-and-Maternal-Health-Programmes> / UNFPA / Namibia / Closing date: September 7, 2012.  [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 27 August 2012].

Intern: Sexual and Reproductive Health<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Intern-Livelihoods-Economic-Strengthening-Child-Protection> / The Women's Refugee Commission / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 27 August 2012].

Development Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Coordinator2> / The Women's Refugee Commission / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 27 August 2012].

Gender Advisors<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advisors> / Gender Resources, Inc.  [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 27 August 2012].

Request for Proposals - Engendering Change Case Studies<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Request-for-Proposals-Engendering-Change-Case-Studies> / Oxfam Canada / Closing date: September 12, 2012.  [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 27 August 2012].


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