[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 16 02 12

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Feb 16 17:47:28 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. 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

Traumatised Rape Victims Should be Supported through Legal Process, Irish Examiner, 15 February 2012<http://www.examiner.ie/opinion/columnists/colette-browne/traumatised-rape-victims-should-be-supported-through-legal-process-183830.html#ixzz1mXtkzVOX>: GROTESQUE, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented seems like an apt description of the callous treatment meted out by the Irish criminal justice system to an alleged gang rape victim.

Honduras Supreme Court Upholds Absolute Ban on Emergency Contraception, Opens Door to Criminalize Women and Medical Professionals, Center for Reproductive Health, 13 February 2012<http://reproductiverights.org/en/press-room/honduras-supreme-court-upholds-absolute-ban-on-emergency-contraception-opens-door-to-crim>: The Honduras Supreme Court has upheld the country's absolute ban on emergency contraception, which would criminalize the sale, distribution, and use of  the "morning-after pill" - imposing punishment for offenders equal to that of obtaining or performing an abortion, which in Honduras is completely restricted.

Global activists against child marriage garner support in S.Asia, TrustLaw, 13 February 2012<http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/global-activists-forge-anti-child-marriage-alliance-in-south-asia>: Scores of South Asian charities struggling to curb high child-marriage rates are backing a global movement spearheaded by South African peace icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu to end the practice affecting millions of girls and women worldwide.

Efforts to Tackle Bride Kidnapping Hit Polygamy Snag, Inter Press Service News Agency, 11 February 2012<http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106725>: Legislation designed to discourage the controversial practice of bride kidnapping fizzled recently in Kyrgyzstan's parliament.

'Study to Map the Current Situation and Trends of Female Genital Mutilation' on its Way, European Institute for Gender Equality, 6 February 2012<http://www.eige.europa.eu/content/news-article/study-to-map-the-current-situation-and-trends-of-female-genital-mutilation>: Female genital mutilation (FGM) has gained considerable attention in Europe during recent years.  180.000 women in Europe are estimated to undergo or face the danger of this harmful procedure every year.

Train Editors to Consider How Careless Words Cost Women Their Lives, Women's Views on News, 25 January 2012<http://www.womensviewsonnews.org/2012/01/train-editors-to-consider-how-careless-words-cost-women-their-lives/>: UK equality groups have been urging the Leveson Inquiry into the UK's press standards to address inaccurate, prejudicial and demeaning portrayals of women.

II. Websites

Columbia International Affairs Online<http://www.ciaonet.org/main/wnew.html>: This resource is the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. The SVRI's prevention papers<http://www.svri.org/oakfoundation.htm#reviews> are featured on CIAO's February 2012 Working Papers page.

Lawry Research Associates International<http://www.lawryresearch.com/>: This organisation provides services from a well-established team of senior-level researchers and experts with extensive experience in field research, statistics, survey sampling and design, data management and analysis, gender analysis, epidemiology, sociology, complex humanitarian disasters, and education and training.

The Trevor Project<http://www.thetrevorproject.org/>: This the leading national organization provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

Women Under Siege<http://www.womenundersiegeproject.org/>: This resource documents how rape and other forms of sexualized violence are used as tools in genocide and conflict throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. [Source: AWID].

Children's Safety Network<http://childrenssafetynetwork.org/>: This National Resource Center for Injury and Violence Prevention is dedicated to working with state, territorial and community Maternal & Child Health and Injury & Violence prevention programs to create an environment where all children and youth are safe and healthy. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

III. Online Publications/Resources

Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: Implications for Prevention, Prevent-Connect, 2012<http://preventconnect.org/2012/01/web-conference-findings-nisvs/>:  This resource provides materials from a web conference hosted on the results of the survey and an exploration the implications for prevention efforts.

Recommended Resources - Excerpt From: Gender-Based Violence and HIV: A Program Guide for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response in PEPFAR Programs. AIDSTAR-One, 2011<http://www.aidstar-one.com/sites/default/files/Recommended_Resources_AIDSTAR-One_GBV_Guidance.pdf>: This excerpt contains the 'Recommended Resources' section from the publication. To download a copy of the complete publication, please visit: http://www.aidstar-one.com/focus_areas/gender/gbv_hiv_integration.

Recommendations for Establishing and Maintaining Successful Researcher-Practitioner Collaborations. Mouradian V. E, Mechanic M. B and Williams L. M. National Violence against Women Prevention Research Center, Wellesley College, 2001<http://www.musc.edu/vawprevention/general/recom_report.pdf>: This document is offered as a framework for discussing, establishing, and implementing successful collaborations between researchers and practitioners.

Resources: Multiple Perpetrator Rape Seminar, 2001, Middlesex University (UK). The following resources have been made available on the SVRI website:
1) Dr Bijleveld's presentation on Juvenile Group Sex Offenders<http://www.svri.org/Juvenilegroup.pdf>
2) Dr Porter's presentation on Leadership and Interpersonal Influence<http://www.svri.org/Leadershipgroupcrime.pdf>
3) Dr Etgar's presentation on Working with Juvenile Group Sex Offenders<http://www.svri.org/TaliaEtgarPresentation.pdf>
4) Notes from Dr Franklin's presentation Media Coverage of MPR<http://www.svri.org/Cultural.pdf>
5) Notes from the Workshops on the Day<http://www.svri.org/TermsDefinitions.pdf>

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.

Parental Sexual Abuse and Suicidal Behaviour among Women with Major Depressive Disorder. Cankaya B, Talbot N.L, Ward E.A, Duberstein P.R. Can. J. Psychiatry; 57(1): 45-51, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_342675_24>: This article examines the contributions of abuse characteristics to lifetime history of suicide attempts and multiple suicide attempts, independent of posttraumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder. [Source: SafetyLit].

Prevalence Rates of Sexual Coercion Victimization and Perpetration among Uganda Adolescents. Ybarra M.L, Bull S.S, Kiwanuka J, Bangsberg D.R, Korchmaros J. AIDS Care; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_342617_24>: This article reports survey data from 354 sexually experienced secondary school students in Mbarara, Uganda. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Psychological Distress among Women in New Zealand. Flett R.A, Kazantzis N, Long N.R, Macdonald C, Millar M, Clark B, Edwards H, Petrik A.M. J. Child Adolesc. Psychiatr. Nurs; 25(1): 25-32, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_342756_24>: In order to better understand the long-term impact of child sex abuse, this study examines the association between women's experience of abuse, health symptoms, and psychological distress in adulthood. [Source: SafetyLit].

>From Parallel to Intersecting Narratives in Cases of Sexual Assault. Bletzer K.V, Koss M.P. Qual. Health Res; 22(3): 291-303, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_342869_37>: This article analyzes the expression of empathy in the apology, in which the initial mitigation of responsibility in early documents was replaced by acknowledgment of harm to the survivor/victim and acceptance of responsibility for the assault. [Source: SafetyLit].

Attentional Bias to Violent Images in Survivors of Dating Violence. Lee J.H, Lee J.H. Cogn. Emot; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_342694_28>: This study investigates the time-course characteristics of attentional bias, such as vigilance and maintenance, towards violent stimuli in dating violence (DV) survivors. [Source: SafetyLit].

Honor Killings in the Middle East and North Africa: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Kulczycki A, Windle S. Violence Against Women; 17(11): 1442-1464, 20<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_342904_20>11: This systematic review of the research literature on honor killings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) indicates a paucity of studies relative to the presumed magnitude of the problem. [Source: SafetyLit].

Husband's Control and Sexual Coercion within Marriage: Findings from a Population-Based Survey in Egypt. Kaplan R.L, Khawaja M, Linos N. Violence against Women; 17(11): 1465-1479, 2011<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_342903_20>: Using cross-sectional survey data from a representative sample of married Egyptian women, this article examines sexual coercion within marriage in Egypt. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual Violence against Adolescents: Notifications Filed in the Child and Adolescent Protective Services in the City of Campo Grande, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_342871_24> Justino L.C, Ferreira S.R, Nunes C.B, Barbosa M.A, Gerk M.A, de Freitas S.L. Rev. Gaucha Enferm; 32(4): 781-787, 2011<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_342871_24>: This study examines reports of sexual violence against adolescents in 2007 and 2008 made with the North- and South-District Child and Adolescent Protective Services of Campo Grande, the capital city of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul Brazil. [Source: SafetyLit].

Recovering of DNA Evidence after Rape. Jina R, Jewkes R, Christofides N, Smith J.H. S. Afr. Med. J; 101(10): 758-759, 2011<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_342227_37>: This study assesses the extent of completion of the kits by health care workers in 6 provinces of South Africa. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Intimate Partner Violence Experiences Of Sexual Assault, A Risk Factor On The Transmission Of HIV Infection Among Women in the Vhembe District of Limpopo Province, South Africa. Madzimbalale F.C, Khoza L.B, Lebese R.T Shilubane H.N. J AIDS Clinic Res, 2:6, 2011<http://omicsgroup.org/blogs/jar/index.php>: This study aims to increase understanding of Intimate Partner Violence experiences of sexual assault, its risk factor on the transmission of HIV infection among women admitted in Trauma Unit A of a particular hospital in the Vhembe District.

V. Events

Webinar: Teen Dating Violence and Reproductive Coercion: Innovative Opportunities for Programs and Partnerships , 27 February 2012<http://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=bfzkkwk&user_id=>. This webinar session will give an overview of the research on violence and its impact on health and will offer promising programs on how to respond and promote healthy relationships. [Source: Friendsnrc].

19th session of the Human Rights Council, 27 February - 23 March 2012, Geneva, Switzerland<http://arc-international.net/global-advocacy/human-rights-council/hrc19>. This will be the first UN debate specifically on human rights relating to sexual orientation and gender identity, and is expected to include discussions of what might be appropriate follow up to the Report of the High Commissioner. [Source: One in Three Women Newsletter].

Interagency Gender Working Group's International Women's Day Celebration and Technical Exchange Plenary Meeting, 7 March 2012, Washington D.C, USA<http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=htcovedab&v=001s0rRepf3dPZ2lVSHrVnHZnmqcqtD6INaaynx-7UK1N-Ec47QPWIrgDsSjARWu3S0tuLgHTqckW9AsnfPzZ1NQVhZdcri9xzuB0WXoiaCowpjh3dOKfP9c6C6kQQtWQ4yr73ZCkq2vWl0Q3UEr7TTjw%3D%3D>. Has your organization undertaken some new research or intervention on gender and health? If so, IGWG would like to hear about it. Please send a one-page description by Monday, February 27 to: cfeldmanjacobs at prb.org<mailto:cfeldmanjacobs at prb.org>.

Call for Young People to Participate in 2nd Regional Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Leadership and Advocacy Training Workshop, 15 -21 April 2012, Cape Town<mailto:admin at psh.org.za>. Partners in Sexual Health (PSH) intend to provide training to young women and men on SRHR leadership. The project, will capacitate and mentor young women and men already working and knowledgeable in the field of SRHR within Southern Africa, with Advocacy & Leadership skills to address issues affecting young people, and thus promote the implementation of policies and programmes that will particularly benefit young people.Closing date: 24 February 2012. For more information, contact Petronella at petronella at psh.org.za<mailto:petronella at psh.org.za> or admin at psh.org.za<mailto:admin at psh.org.za>. [Source: 60percent].

Training Course: Research Methods Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV, and Gender-based Violence<http://www.popcouncil.org/mediacenter/events/2012WRHICourse.asp>. This course will take place mid-August and will run for 3 weeks. It is aimed at  strengthening the research capabilities of participants and increase research capacity in the African region. The closing date for applications is March 2, 2012. Late applications cannot be accepted. Application forms and additional information about the course are available on www.wrhi.ac.za<http://www.wrhi.ac.za>  Please contact the course coordinator for more information on eligibility and course fees at researchmethodscourse at wrhi.ac.za<mailto:researchmethodscourse at wrhi.ac.za>. [Source: IGWG].

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Chapters: Understanding Social Science Research Ethics: Inter-disciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives for a Globalising World'<mailto:knakray01 at qub.ac.uk> This proposed edited collection will include chapters reflecting on ethical issues whilst researching and interviewing women who have experienced physical and sexual violence in conflict and post conflict societies; issues around safety in fieldwork for males and females researchers while undertaking fieldwork from a comparative lens; challenges of conducting research 'at home' and ethics around making social science research count in terms of making an impact on people being studied. Please contact Dr Keerty Nakray at Queens University, Belfast for expressions of interest at knakray01 at qub.ac.uk<mailto:knakray01 at qub.ac.uk>. The deadline for submissions is 2nd March 2012.

Research Opportunity: Gender Equality Study<http://www.wvi.org/wvi/wviweb.nsf>. World Vision is looking for a consultant to support them in identifying their influence and contribution to promoting gender equality in selected programmes, to help guide programming.  In particular, the study will focus on the approaches used in three areas crucial to child well-being: Health, Education & Protection. Applications close on Wednesday 14th March 2012. For Terms of Reference, please contact: Michelle.Lokot at worldvision.com.au<mailto:Michelle.Lokot at worldvision.com.au>

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

Visiting Professor of Development Practice<https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1398> / Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University / Washington D.C, USA / Closing date: February 21, 2012.

Program Officer, Adolescent Girls<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Adolescent-Girls> / United Nations Foundation / Washington, DC, USA / Deadline extended to: February 21, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].

Associate Director<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Associate-Director> / New Field Foundation / San Francisco, CA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].

Consultancy: Haiti Adolescent Girls Network<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultancy-Haiti-Adolescent-Girls-Network> / International Planned Parenthood Federation / Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) / Haiti. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].

Organizational Capacity Development and Gender Advisor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Organizational-Capacity-Development-and-Gender-Advisor> / WUSC / Gabarone, Botswana / Closing date: February 24, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].

Program Analyst - Training Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Analyst-Training-Specialist> / USAID / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: February 17, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 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: February 17, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].

Communication Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communication-Officer> / International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia IDAHO Committee / Location: Home-based (necessarily outside of USA) / Closing date: March 1, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].

Executive & Communications Assistant<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Communications-Assistant> / Gender Action / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].

Mediation Trainer (female)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Mediation-Trainer-female> / Medica Afghanistan / Afghanistan / Closing date: February 26, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].

Gender Based Violence Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Based-Violence-Specialist> / Social Impact (SI) / Accra, Ghana / Closing date: February 29, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].

Program Officer for Latin America<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-for-Latin-America> / Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) / Miami, FL, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].

Program Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-for-Latin-America> / The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation (Woman to Woman Foundation) / Erbil, Iraq / Closing date: February 15, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].

Consultancy, RBM Training and Coaching (Results-based Management)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultancy-RBM-Training-and-Coaching-Results-based-Management> / The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation (Woman to Woman Foundation) / Jerusalem, Israel / Closing date: April 1, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].

Head of Membership Team<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Head-of-Membership-Team> / The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) / Copenhagen, Denmark / Closing date: February 27, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].

Secretary-General<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Secretary-General> / The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) / Copenhagen, Denmark / Closing date: February 27, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].

Online Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Online-Manager> / The Women's Media Center (WMC) / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 13 February 2012].


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