[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 09 02 12

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Feb 9 15:12:36 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. SVRI Members Requests : Violence against Children Desk Review, UNICEF Uganda
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: Violence against Children Desk Review, UNICEF Uganda

UNICEF Uganda is looking for a senior and junior consultant to work as a team to conduct a desk review on violence against children in Uganda, including extent, forms and manifestations of violence. Results of the desk review will be used to support policy advocacy plans, programme planning and identify gaps in in data, setting the stage for directed action-oriented research that fits into current Government and UNICEF plans. Applicants are requested to submit a full CV and a writing sample to Daniela Rojas Chaves by Wednesday 15th February. Daniela can be contacted by email for a copy of the full TOR at: drojaschaves at unicef.org<mailto:drojaschaves at unicef.org>

II. Sexual Violence in the News

Dialogue, Stabilization, Civilian Protection Priorities, Special Representative Says in Briefing to Security Council on Democratic Republic of Congo, UN News and Media Division, 7 February 2012<http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2012/sc10538.doc.htm>: Dialogue among all parties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as stabilization programmes and continuing efforts to protect civilians, were priorities in the vast central African country as tensions and uncertainties following recent national elections were being resolved, the Secretary-General's Special Representative told the Security Council.

Mentoring Helps Survivors Of Violence, Child Abuse, Medical News Today, 3 February 2012<http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/241092.php>: Can mentoring relationships help female students who survive childhood abuse or domestic violence? Absolutely, according to new research from Concordia University, published in the Journal of College Student Development.

Lebanon Advocate Ghida Anani Talks TV Media & How Men Can Protect Women, Women News Network, 2 February 2012<http://womennewsnetwork.net/2012/02/02/lebanon-advocate-ghida-anani/>: In an amazing coordinated campaign, a Lebanese advocacy group dedicated to protecting women  from violence shook up the media world by working closely with men as they asked them to act decisively and without hesitation to stop violence against women.

Somalia: SGBV on rise in Hargeisa IDP camps, IRIN News, 1 February 2012<http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=94775>: Cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), as well as domestic violence, are increasing in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Hargeisa, capital of the self-declared independent Republic of Somaliland, with social workers attributing the trend to hard economic times made worse by recent drought in the region.

Child abuse and Neglect Cost the United States $124 Billion, CDC News, 1 February 21012<http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2012/p0201_child_abuse.html>: The total lifetime estimated financial costs associated with just one year of confirmed cases of child maltreatment (physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse and neglect) is approximately $124 billion, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in Child Abuse and Neglect, The International Journal.

Guatemala Heeds the Cries of Femicide Victims, Inter Press Service News Agency, 31 January 2011<http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106607>: The relentless wave of femicides in Guatemala, which has one of the highest female murder rates in the world, has prompted actions by the government, civil society groups, and two Nobel Peace laureates to try to put a stop to this brutal violence against women, which has reached horrific proportions.

Afghan Kin Are Accused of Killing Woman for Not Bearing a Son, New York Times, 30 January 2012<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/world/asia/afghan-kin-accused-of-killing-woman-who-failed-to-have-son.html?_r=4>: The young Afghan woman gave birth to a third girl three months ago - to a husband, the authorities say, who had been demanding a boy.

An Updated Definition of Rape, United States Department of Justice Blog, 6 January 2012<http://blogs.usdoj.gov/blog/archives/1801>: In a victory for survivors of rape and their advocates, the Attorney General announced a newly revised definition of rape for nationwide data collection, ensuring that rape will be more accurately reported nationwide.

III. Websites

Voices of Men<http://www.voicesofmen.org/index.html>: This play is performed for mixed gender and single-sex groups. It addresses sexual assault and consent; dating violence and domestic violence; and objectification and sexual harassment. The play uses humor and celebrity male voice impressions to bring these topics to audiences in a way that minimizes male defensiveness.

End Violence against Women<http://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/>: This website is a powerful UK-wide coalition calling for urgent action to end all forms of violence against women and girls.

IV. Online Publications/Resources

Using the Great Lakes Conference to Combat Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: A Primer. International Refugee Rights Initiative, 2011<http://www.refugee-rights.org/Assets/PDFs/2011/SGBV%20primer%20-FINAL.pdf>: This primer is intended to assist the work of civil society and other actors in relation to SGBV during, and in the wake of, the summit. The primer seeks to highlight some main SGBV aspects of the formal framework of the ICGLR. [Source: Zunia Update].

Annual Report 2011 for the UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. UNFPA and UNICEF, 2011<http://www.unfpa.org/public/home/publications/pid/6435>: The 2011 annual report highlights the gains, challenges and best practices for the abandonment of FGM/C and offers select indicators on progress in policy and advocacy, capacity building, partnerships and media coverage. [Source: WUNRN].

Rape and Sexual Violence Human Rights Law and Standards in the International Criminal Court. Amnesty International, 2011<http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/IOR53/001/2011/en/7f5eae8f-c008-4caf-ab59-0f84605b61e0/ior530012011en.pdf>: This document identifies how the crimes of rape and sexual violence must, as a requirement of its own statute and a matter of international human rights law, be interpreted and applied with equality between men and women by the International Criminal Court (the Court). The Court has yet to rule on this matter in its jurisprudence. [Source: AWID].

Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country. UN Women, 2011<http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/vaw_prevalence_matrix_15april_2011.pdf>: This resource provides a table with data on violence against women from eighty-six (86) countries across the globe.

Female Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence and their Experiences with Health Services Services Available in Guatemala. Billings D, Valenzuela A and Place J. Ipas, 2011<http://www.ipas.org/Publications/Mujeres_vctimas-sobrevientes_de_violencia_sexual_y_sus_experiencias_con_los_servicios_de_salud_disponibles_en_Guatemala.aspx>: The findings from this study presents in this report are part of a regional collaboration in Central America to prevent sexual violence and to ensure that victims and survivors have access to all the services provided by the health and justice systems that they may need. Available in Spanish only. [Source: Development Connections].

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.

Prospective Effects of Method of Coercion in Sexual Victimization across the First College Year. Griffin M.J, Read J.P. J. Interpers. Violence; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_342122_24>: This study examines unique outcomes associated with two specific types of SV, (1) threats/use of physical force (Force SV) or (2) incapacitation (Incap SV). [Source: SafetyLit].

Value of Follow-up Examinations of Children and Adolescents Evaluated for Sexual Abuse and Assault. Gavril A.R, Kellogg N.D, Nair P. Pediatrics; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_342497_24>: The purpose of this study was to determine whether follow-up examinations of suspected victims of child sexual abuse influence medical diagnosis or treatment. [Source: SafetyLit].

Evaluation of a Community-Based Sex Offender Treatment Program Using a Good Lives Model Approach. Harkins L, Flak V.E, Beech AR, Woodhams J. Sex Abuse; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_342524_3>: In this article, the authors assess the Good Lives model (GLM) approach to sex offender treatment and compare it to a standard Relapse Prevention program. [Source: SafetyLit].

Examining the Determinants of Sexual Violence among Young, Married Women in Southern India. Chibber K.S, Krupp K, Padian N, Madhivanan P. J. Interpers. Violence; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_342119_20>: In this article the authors identifies the determinants of sexual violence, and additionally, explore how the presence of physical violence modifies these determinants. [Source: SafetyLit].

A Model of Sexually and Physically Victimized Women's Process of Attaining Effective Formal Help over Time: The Role of Social Location, Context, and Intervention. Kennedy A.C, Adams A, Bybee D, Campbell R, Kubiak S.P, Sullivan C. Am. J. Community Psychol; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_342339_28>: This article provides a conceptual model that addresses prior limitations and makes three key contributions: It foregrounds the influence of social location and multiple contextual factors; emphasizes the importance of the attainment of effective formal help that meets women's needs and leads to positive mental health outcomes; and highlights the role of interventions in facilitating help attainment. [Source: SafetyLit].

Adverse Childhood Experiences of Referred Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: Consequences for Their Wellbeing. Lamers-Winkelman F, Willemen A.M, Visser M. Child Abuse Negl; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_342380_24>: This article investigates the relationships among Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in a high risk clinical sample of Dutch children whose mothers were abused by an intimate partner, and the severity of behavioral and emotional problems and trauma symptoms. [Source: SafetyLit].

Evaluations of Sexual Assault: Perceptions of Guilt and Legal Elements for Male and Female Aggressors Using Various Coercive Strategies. Russell B.L, Oswald D.L, Kraus S.W. Violence Vict.; 26(6): 799-815, 2011<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_342547_37>: This study examines the extent to which verdict, guilt, and legal components associated with jury instructions of sexual assault differ as a function of aggressor gender, participant gender, and sexual strategy used (consensual, verbal coercion, alcohol, or physical aggression) to obtain sex. [Source: SafetyLit].

Evaluation of an Information Processing Model Following Sexual Assault. Littleton H.L, Grills-Taquechel A. Psychol. Trauma; 3(4): 421-429, 2011<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_342517_28>: This article utilises latent profile analysis (LPA) to replicate Littleton's (2007) findings in a sample of 340 college rape victims, as well as evaluated the extent to which these response patterns were related to distress, trauma-related schemas, re-victimization risk behaviors, and re-victimization. Results of the LPA supported the existence of the three response patterns. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Influence of Running Away On the Risk of Female Sexual Assault in the Subsequent Year. Thrane L.E, Yoder K.A, Chen X. Violence Vict; 26(6): 816-829, 2011<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_342546_24>: This study explores the sexual risk trajectories of female youths and sheds light on the long-term effects of running away. [Source: SafetyLit].

VI. Events

Web Conference: Links between Bullying and Sexual Violence: Possibilities for Prevention, 27 February and 2 March 2012<https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:CampaignPublic/id:1408187.7451293683/rid:b153c658111357a6e633b371727865d7>. During this conference Dr. Dorothy Espelage and Dr. Kathleen Basile will describe efforts to prevent LGBT-based bullying and harassment. In this interactive web conference, we will explore the potential implications for sexual violence and other prevention efforts. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Training Course: Day School on Critical Issues in Gender and Global Health, 3 Day Schools: 25 February, 3 March and 24 March, NUI Galway, Ireland<http://www.nuigalway.ie/womens_studies/index.html>. This course considers current global health crises created by the worldwide drive to privatize healthcare, the rise of disease pandemics, particularly HIV/AIDS, as well as other complex emergencies. The course is limited to 20 participants. Interested individuals should write to Gillian Browne at gillian.browne at nuigalway<mailto:gillian.browne at nuigalway> ie to book a place in the course. [Source: Globalhealth].

Ohio Sexual Violence Prevention Conference, 20-22 June 2012, Ohio, USA<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=jpasbrdab&et=1109139045017&s=1359&e=001qO97jkaotUPyf0HJm8Axv4SPsrNbX_ojFUekFGMKSrr7jEqMR5E90I1PtjIlbsTovqOxik1PH9PQqESRSN-fdOKDV__G2tVq6b1AanbQ1h4pS2T_qV6Psb6gJMvcV2mbHPQAxYACOOOYbmgoqvsqPbXYTEZy6neSUkU4SIUwK_U=>. Every year the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence hosts a statewide conference for prevention specialists.  This year the conference organisers request your knowledge of best practice, current trends, and cutting edge topics.  Below you will find the application process for submitting workshop proposal(s). Applications close: 1 March 2012. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunity: Burke Global Health Fellowship<mailto:christina_dias at harvard.edu>. This fellowship at the Harvard Global Health Institute provides funding for Harvard junior faculty members from across the University to support innovative research and undergraduate curriculum development and teaching in global health. The Burke Global Health Fellowships are a stepping stone to help junior faculty become independent researchers and cultivate innovative teaching methods for global health. Applications close 23 March 2012. Questions may be directed to Christina Dias christina_dias at harvard.edu<mailto:christina_dias at harvard.edu>.

Fellowship Opportunity: SAIF Domestic Violence Fellowship<http://www.law.buffalo.edu/>. This fellowship offers an exciting, innovative educational and legal practice-oriented opportunity for a young practicing lawyer from Central Eastern Europe, the CIS, the Balkans, the Caucasus or the Central Asian Republics with a deep interest in domestic violence legal issues.  Preference will be given to a lawyer working with or in a Non-Governmental Organization concerned with domestic violence in their country.  Applications close: 15 March 2012. For more information, contact: isabelmarcus at yahoo.com<mailto:isabelmarcus at yahoo.com>. [Source: Women-East-West].

Scholarship Opportunity: The Public International Law and Human Rights Programme<http://www.rgsl.edu.lv/en/study-at-rgsl/admissions/grants-and-stipends/scholarships-for-the-public-international-law-and-human-rights-programme-llm20122013>. The Riga Graduate School of Law announces the following scholarships for an LL.M degree in Public International Law and Human Rights funded by the Open Society Foundation (OSF). Applications close: 15 March 2012. [Source: Women-East-West].

Call for Submissions: Sex Work Film Fest (SAFF)<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Submissions-Sex-Work-Film-Fest-SAFF>. The Sex Work Film Fest is now accepting international entries for the 2012 festival, to take place in Hamburg, Germany in June. This festival aims to give a strong voice to sex workers, showing a wide variety of films that represent sex workers' lives and that address the debates and discussions around sex work all over the world. Deadline: 15 March 2012.

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

Director<https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx> / United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UN-DPKO) / New York, USA / Closing date: March `13, 2012.

Associate Director, Field Support<http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_61512.html> / UNICEF Office of the Executive Director / New York, USA / Closing date: 10 February 2012.

Chief, Research and Data Section<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-Research-and-Data-Section> / UN Women / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: February 21, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].

Resource Mobilization Advisor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Resource-Mobilization-Advisor> / UN Women / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: February 12, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].

Senior Advocate, Women and Children's Rights<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Advocate-Women-and-Children-s-Rights> / Refugees International (RI) / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: February 19, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].

Project Director, Public Health Program - Law and Health Initiative<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Director-Public-Health-Program-Law-and-Health-Initiative> / Open Society Institute / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: February 15, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].

Consultancy<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultancy> / The Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (APA) / Closing date: February 19, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].

Director of Legal Programming<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Legal-Programming> / Africa & Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA) / Cairo, Egypt / Closing date: February 23, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].

Consultancy: Evaluation of Sierra Leone National Gender Strategic Plan<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultancy-Evaluation-of-Sierra-Leone-National-Gender-Strategic-Plan> / UNICEF / Freetown, Sierra Leone / Closing date: February 10, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].

Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Mariam-K.-Chamberlain-Fellowship-in-Women-and-Public-Policy> / The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: March 1, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].

Fellowship<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fellowship> / The Ms. Foundation for Women / Brooklyn, NY, USA / Closing date: April 30, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].

Manager of Donor Research and Trends<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Manager-of-Donor-Research-and-Trends> / The Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, NY, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].

Executive Director<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director2> / The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) / Banjul, the Gambia / Closing date: March 1, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].

Bank of Montreal Visiting Scholar in Women's Studies<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Bank-of-Montreal-Visiting-Scholar-in-Women-s-Studies> / The Institute of Women's Studies at the University of Ottawa / Ottawa, ON, Canada / Closing date: February 29, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].

Gender Consultant<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Consultant> / Pact / Juba, South Sudan. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].

Chief Executive Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-Executive-Officer> / The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Uganda) / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: February 15, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].

Director of Fundraising and Communications<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Fundraising-and-Communications> / Mama Cash / Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 February 2012].
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