[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 06 12 12

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Dec 6 14:49:10 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. New Extended Deadline: SVRI Call for Expressions of Interest To Test and Adapt Promising Interventions in Low- and Middle Income Countries
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. New Extended Deadline: SVRI Call for Expressions of Interest To Test and Adapt Promising Interventions in Low- and Middle Income Countries

New Extended Deadline: Call for Expressions of Interest - To Test and Adapt Promising Interventions in Low- and Middle Income Countries<http://www.svri.org/CallExpressionofInterests.pdf>. We have been advised that due to the holiday season, we should extend the deadline for applications to 6 January 2013. Those of you who have already sent in your applications do not need to reapply.  We will acknowledge receipt of all applications. Through this project the SVRI will work with successful applicants to strengthen the evidence base for primary prevention of gender based violence in low and middle income countries (LMIC) by supporting the adaptation and testing of promising interventions for the primary prevention of GBV through the following approaches: parenting interventions to prevent exposure to adverse childhood events, and prevention of GBV in schools to address gender inequitable masculinities. Send in your application by 6 January 2013 to Elizabeth.dartnall at mrc.ac.za<mailto:Elizabeth.dartnall at mrc.ac.za> or svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>.

II. Sexual Violence in the News

Women and Children Bear Brunt of Jonglei Violence, IRIN News, 5 December 2012<http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96972/SOUTH-SUDAN-Women-and-children-bear-brunt-of-Jonglei-violence>: Women and children are increasingly being caught up in violent attacks related to cattle rustling and inter-communal rivalries in South Sudan’s Jonglei State, say officials.

U.S. Violence Data Bolsters Case for Passing VAWA, Women’s eNews, 4 December 2012<http://womensenews.org/story/domestic-violence/121201/us-violence-data-bolsters-case-passing-vawa>: The lame-duck Congress has two weeks left to renew the Violence against Women Act (VAWA). Safety advocates say new data about a stunning drop in intimate-partner violence is good reason for lawmakers to speed passage.

Cote D'Ivoire: Marital Equality Law Sparks Controversy, IRIN News, 4 December 2012<http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96960/COTE-D-IVOIRE-Marital-equality-law-sparks-controversy>: The adoption by Côte d'Ivoire’s parliament of a law on equality between legally married couples has sparked anger, especially among religious people. For them, this law will create more problems in the home than it will solve.

India: Breaking the Supply Chain of Human Beings, Open Democracy, 2 December 2012<http://opendemocracy.net/5050/ruchira-gupta/india-breaking-supply-chain-of-human-beings>: There are more than one million prostituted girls in India. "Only when the buyers of sex are arrested will the brothels close down; and only when the brothels are closed will we be safe,” Uma Das, speaking to Hillary Clinton in India

The Key to Ending Impunity Lies in the Political Will to Properly Investigate Femicides, AWID Friday File, 30 November 2012<http://www.awid.org/News-Analysis/Friday-Files/The-Key-to-Ending-Impunity-Lies-in-the-Political-Will-to-Properly-Investigate-Femicides>: rounded in a context of mafias, militarization and impunity sanctioned by some States in Latin America, femicides are increasing in number and brutality.

Security Council Vow on Women Lives Mostly on Paper, Inter Press Service News Agency, 23 November 2012<http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/security-council-vow-on-women-lives-mostly-on-paper/>: When the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) adopted a landmark resolution numbered 1325 back in 2000, it was supposed to integrate gender into its core mandate: the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security.

Crowd Funding: A New Site Directs Money Towards Women's Rights, The Telegraph, 14 November 2012<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-business/9674859/Crowd-funding-a-new-site-directs-money-towards-womens-rights.html>: Catapult is the first "crowd funding" site - where people make small donations to ideas they like - dedicated to helping young girls and women. Four weeks in, Emma Sinclair looks at the growth of the financing concept which says goodbye to the millionare backer.

Colombia: Obstacles to Care for Abused, Displaced Women, Human Rights Watch, 14 November 2012<http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/11/14/colombia-obstacles-care-abused-displaced-women>: Approximately two million internally displaced women and girls face high rates of rape and domestic violence. Daunting obstacles impede displaced victims’ access to healthcare, justice, and protection services.

III. Websites

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY<http://www.ngocsw.org/>: This Committee, consisting of approximately 80 organizations, monitor and actively participate at the daily United Nations events in New York.

Child Protection Centers and Services<http://www.cpcs-int.org/en.html>: This organisation was created to support vulnerable street children and youth in Nepal who often face multiple forms of danger and abuse.

IV. Online Publications/Resources

International Journal of MCH and AIDS<http://mchandaids.org/>: The first issue of the International Journal of MCH and AIDS, Washington, DC, USA, has been published with incisive articles addressing key global health and development issues across the world, especially developing countries. IJMA is an open-access journal and all articles can be downloaded free. [Source: Afro-nets].

16 Steps Policy Agenda. UN Women, November 2012<http://www.unwomen.org/infocus/16-steps-policy-agenda/>: This document outlines a comprehensive policy agenda to end violence against women globally focusing on the three critical pillars of prevention, protection and provision of services. [Source: UN Women].

Rape Sentencing Study: A Review of Statutory Sentencing Provisions for Rape, Defilement, and Sexual Assault in East, Central, and Southern Africa. Thompson J, Nkewto Simmonds F. Population Council, 2012<http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/2012RH_RapeSentencingStudy.pdf>: This report is based on a desk review of sexual offences laws and sentencing statutes in twelve countries: Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. [Source: Population Council].

The Nature and Extent of Sexual Assault and Abuse in Australia. Tarczon C and Quadara A. ACSSA Resource Sheet, December 2012<http://www.aifs.gov.au/acssa/pubs/sheets/rs5/index.html>: This ACSSA Resource Sheet summarises the available statistical information about the nature and extent of sexual assault and abuse in Australia. [Source: ACSSA Alert].

ACSSA Webinar Presentation: The (In)credible Words of a Woman: False Allegations in Rape Cases. Kelly L, 2012<http://www.aifs.gov.au/acssa/events/kellywebinar/index.html>: This paper was presented as part of an ACSSA Webinar on 21 September 2012 and offered the most recent findings from Europe and North America on the extent of false allegations and how to understand them.

Report Summary: If I knew what would happen I would have kept it to myself…Gender Violence and HIV. AIDS Legal Network, 2012<http://www.aln.org.za/downloads/Gender%20Violence%20&%20HIV%20--%20Report%20Summary2.pdf>: This project intended to assess and document positive women’s realities and experiences of gender violence based on and in the context of HIV; as well as to build an evidence and knowledge base on HIV-related violence and other rights abuses. [Source: 60percent].

The Street Children of Nepal: Anthroposociological Study of Social, Cultural and Communicational Practices. Ryckmans J. Child Protection Centers and Services International, 2012<http://www.cpcs-int.org/fr/ressources-/livres/category/2-books.html?download=63%3Athe-street-children-of-nepal>: This study is based on ten years of observation and intervention with the street children and youth of Nepal who are “isolated” on the street and excluded from all parental or family support.

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.

Multiple Victimization Experiences, Resources, and Co-Occurring Mental Health Problems among Substance-Using Adolescents. Sabri B, Coohey C, Campbell J. Violence Vict, 27(5):744-63, 2012<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23155724>: This article examines the relationship between multiple types of victimization experiences, psychological and social resources, and co-occurring mental health problems among substance-using adolescents. [Source: My Child Welfare Librarian].

Sexual Violence during Pregnancy and Women's Perception on Current Abortion in Rural Bangladesh. Biswas A, Dalal K, Halim M, Rahman F. Inj. Prev, 18(Suppl. 1): A1801, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_382021_20>: This article determines the prevalence of sexual violence during pregnancy by the husband and women's perceptions on the current abortion. [Source: SafetyLit].

Street Harassment: An Unaddressed Form of Gender-Based Violence. Rustagi N, Orpinal P. Inj. Prev, 18(Suppl. 1): A145, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_382038_20>: This article assesses the magnitude of the problem of street harassment experienced by adolescent girls and young women, evaluate its consequences, and identify the types of social support availed by them. [Source: SafetyLit].

Consequences of Husband Perpetuated Violence against Women on Child Health and Psychosocial State. Anwar K.S, Yasmin A, Begum A, Gani N, Monwar S.R, Rahman M.M.S, Islam K, Karim S.A, Sengupta P.K, Molla A.A. Inj. Prev, 18(Suppl. 1): A179, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_382335_24>: This article studies occurrences of husband-perpetuated FV and assess its effect on child's health and psycho-social state (school-performances). [Source: SafetyLit].

Who Are You? Prevention of Alcohol Related Sexual Violence. Wellington HC, Duncan R. Inj. Prev, 18(Suppl. 1): A170, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_382170_1>: This article describes a multi-media sexual violence prevention campaign, 'Who Are You?', focused on what we as bystanders can do to stop a possible sexual assault from happening. [Source: SafetyLit].

Partnering With the Community to Prevent Family Violence. James M. Inj. Prev, 18(Suppl. 1): A45, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_381914_3>: This article examines two recently developed projects focusing on workplaces and sports clubs respectively and have common objectives to increase awareness and make family violence visible and constructively talked about and to create a social climate supporting behaviour change. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Impact of the U-Visa on Stopping Violence against Immigrant Women in the USA. Olson L, Kamimura A, Gonzalez M. Inj. Prev, 18(Suppl. 1): A44, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_382086_37>: This article explores immigrant women’s development of relationships and the history and patterns of abuse by a boyfriend or person who is not a spouse or who is not a US citizens or permanent resident. [Source: SafetyLit].

Forensic Examination Following Rape: Do Skin Colour and Baseline Injury Matter? Sommers M, Everett J, Tiller D, Fargo J. Inj. Prev, 18(Suppl. 1): A145-A146, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_381784_37>: This study determines whether injury prevalence varies by ethnicity and skin colour following consensual sexual intercourse (CSI) and evaluates whether recent (≤24 h) CSI increases injury from baseline. [Source: SafetyLit].

VI. Events

Breaking the Cycle: Understanding the Intersections of Violence against Women & Children, 10 December 2012, Washington D.C, USA<http://www.usaid.gov/16-days/calendar>. This panel will feature results from new studies, including in Latin America and the Caribbean, with findings that exposure to violence in childhood—either as a victim of physical or sexual abuse or as a witness to violence against women—increases the risk of experiencing violence later in life. RSVP to laronson at prb.org<mailto:laronson at prb.org> before 3 December 2012. [Source: PAHO].

Training Course: Monitoring and Evaluation of Population, Health and Nutrition Programs, 4 – 15 February 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia<http://e2.ma/message/oqjjg/kfcngl>. This two-week course is offered in collaboration with Addis Continental Institute of Public Health and will provide intensive, hands-on training in the fundamentals of monitoring and evaluation and in state-of-the-art practices in the field. The course will target mid-level health and population officers, program managers, and other professionals involved with the implementation of population, health, and nutrition programs in these regions. Applications close: 10 December 2012. [Source: Afro-nets].

Online Training Course: HREA Use of ICTs and Social Media for Human Rights, 13 February-30 April 2013<http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=1008&language_id=1>. This e-learning course is intended for staff members of human rights and social justice NGOs and inter-governmental organisations who are responsible for information and communication within their organisation. Participants will become equipped with the knowledge and tools to more effectively design and implement web sites, databases, social media or multi-media for advocacy campaigns, training and information management. If you register and pay by 15 December you receive a 25% discount on the tuition. [Source: HREA].

Training Course: Building Youth Leadership - Africa Regional Training for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Advocates, 18 – 21 February 2013, Nairobi, Kenya<http://youthcoalition.org/html/home_article.php?id_art=384&id_cat=1>. The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights is organising training to build knowledge of youth activists on the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). On-going technical assistance will be provided and participants will collaboratively work to develop national action plans to hold governments accountable to commitments made to youth SRHR in the ICPD and MDGs agenda. [Source: Afro-nets].

Training Course: Research Methods Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV and Gender-Based Violence, 12 – 28 August, 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa<http://www.hst.org.za/events/call-applications-research-methods-course-sexual-and-reproductive-health-hiv-and-gender-based>. This training course is intended for clinicians, researchers or other professionals in the field of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) or HIV looking to improve their research skills. The course is taught by world class researchers, with international reputations in their fields of study. For more information on eligibility and course fees or to request an application form please contact Janine White-Jacobs at researchmethodscourse at wrhi.ac.za<mailto:researchmethodscourse at wrhi.ac.za>. Closing date for applications: 1 March, 2013. [Source: 60percent].

Save the Date! SVRI Forum 2013: Evidence into Action, 14 – 17 October 2013, Bangkok, Thailand<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/>. The SVRI is proud to announce our 3rd international conference on sexual violence research. The aim of SVRI Forum 2013 is to promote promising practices for preventing and responding to sexual and intimate partner violence. The Forum 2013 will be co-hosted by Partners for Prevention. Abstract submissions open March 2013. For more information on this event, contact: svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>.

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunity: MSH Photography Fellowship in Africa<http://www.socialdocumentary.net/competition.php>. This Fellowship offers three photographers an award of $4,000, plus travel expenses, to spend two weeks working in Africa to document the global health projects of Management Sciences for Health (MSH). Application submissions will be through the SocialDocumentary.net (SDN) website as standard SDN online exhibition entries. Deadline for entries: 7 December 2012. [Source: Afro-nets].

Fellowship Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Women’s Health Research Unit.<http://www.whru.uct.ac.za/about/about.php> The Women’s Health Research Unit (WHRU) in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship, for a period of one year starting in 2013 with the possibility of renewal for a further year. All applications and enquiries should be submitted to Dr Jane Harries at: Jane.Harries at uct.ac.za<mailto:Jane.Harries at uct.ac.za>. Applications close: 18 December 2012. [Source: 60percent].

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities: Fogarty International Centre<http://www.fic.nih.gov/Funding/NonNIH/Pages/predoctoral-graduate.aspx>. This directory includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research. Its goal is to provide information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research. [Source: Afro-nets].

Call for Papers: Gender & Development: "Conflict and Violence".<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Papers-Gender-Development-Conflict-and-Violence> The November 2013 issue of the international journal Gender & Development, (published for Oxfam GB by Routledge/Taylor and Francis) will look at Conflict and Violence from a gender justice and women's rights perspective. Deadline for proposed idea: January 15, 2013. Commissioned articles will need to be completed for a deadline of 15 April 2013. [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

VIII. Vacancies

Project Manager<http://agi.ac.za/> / The African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town / Cape Town, South Africa / Closing date: December 14, 2012 / Contact Gillian Mitchell at: ga.mitchell at uct.ac.za<mailto:ga.mitchell at uct.ac.za>. [Source: Gain].

Researcher on Women's Rights<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Researcher-on-Women-s-Rights> / Human Rights Watch / Location: Middle East / Apply Immediately. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 December 2012].

Director of Development<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Development2> / The Women's Media Center / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 December 2012].

Executive Assistant to the President<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Assistant-to-the-President> / The Women's Media Center / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 December 2012].

Evaluation Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Evaluation-Specialist> / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Location: Pacific Region. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 December 2012].

Women's Protection and Empowerment (GBV) Program Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-s-Protection-and-Empowerment-GBV-Program-Manager2> / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Rumbek, South Sudan / Closing date: January 27, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 December 2012].

U.S. Legal Program Undergraduate Spring Intern<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/U.S.-Legal-Program-Undergraduate-Spring-Intern> / The Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: December 12, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 December 2012].

Program and Administrative Support Intern<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-and-Administrative-Support-Intern> / Right To Play International / Toronto, Canada/ Closing date: December 7, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 December 2012].

Director of Government Relations<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Government-Relations> / The Center of Reproductive Rights / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 December 2012].

Associate Country Director<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Associate-Country-Director> / Oxfam Canada / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Closing date: December 11, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 December 2012].

Program Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer> / Equality Now / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: December 15, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 December 2012].

National Component of a Regional Research on Women's Access to Justice<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/National-Component-of-a-Regional-Research-on-Women-s-Access-to-Justice> / The UN Women Asia and the Pacific Regional Office / Closing date: January 6, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 December 2012].

Coordination of a Regional Research on Women's Access to Justice<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Coordination-of-a-Regional-Research-on-Women-s-Access-to-Justice> / The UN Women Asia and the Pacific Regional Office / Closing date: January 6, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 December 2012].

Program Analyst - Monitoring and Evaluation<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Analyst-Monitoring-and-Evaluation> / USAID / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: December 21, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 December 2012].


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