[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 19 01 12

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jan 19 16:23:15 SAST 2012




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. Announcement: Follow Us - The Official SVRI Twitter Page!

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. Announcement: Follow Us - The Official SVRI Twitter Page!

  <https://twitter.com/#!/TheSVRI> The SVRI has created a Twitter page! Please follow us for summaries and updates on events, materials, funding alerts, vacancies and more. If you have materials to share, please tweet us at @TheSVRI <https://twitter.com/#!/TheSVRI>  or email us at svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> . 

We look forward to connecting and sharing with you online!

II. Sexual Violence in the News

Taboos Undercut Nepal's Marital Rape Law, Women's eNews, 18 January 2012 <http://womensenews.org/story/rape/120117/taboos-undercut-nepals-marital-rape-law> : Many women in Nepal say they didn't know that involuntary intercourse within marriage has been outlawed. Women's advocates say those who are aware would rather call it a form of domestic violence than marital rape.

Zambian Sex Workers Offered 'Transformation', Women's eNews, 16 January 2012 <http://womensenews.org/story/hivaids/120115/zambian-sex-workers-offered-transformation> : A nongovernmental group in Zambia has reached out to 7,000 sex workers since 1992 and has helped many find new occupations. But other women in the impoverished country don't think they can afford to quit. "I do this for my daughter," one says.

New Research Highlights Link Between FGM/C and Mental Disorders, IRIN News, 13 January 2012 <http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=94638> : New data out of Iraq shows what many psychologists suspected though little research has confirmed: Girls who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) are more prone to mental disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Sexual Violence in Haiti's Displacement Camps Still 'Rampant' Says New Report, Women News Network, 12 January 2010 <http://womennewsnetwork.net/2012/01/12/sexual-violence-haitis-camps-rampant/> :  In a combined effort to get vital information out to the public covering ongoing conditions for women and girls' safety in Haiti on the second anniversary of the crisis that hit the region causing over 608,000 people to become homeless, human rights advocacy group for women - MADRE - has teamed up with on-the-ground legal experts and women's advocates in Haiti to release a new report, "Struggling to Survive - Sexual Exploitation of Displaced Women and Girls in Port au Prince, Haiti."

U.N. to Probe Missing and Murdered Native Women, Inter Press Service News Agency, 10 January 2012 <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106402> : As a United Nations committee initiates an inquiry procedure into the alarming number of missing and murdered Native women across Canada, human rights groups are hoping that an on-the- ground investigation by the international body will finally help stem systematic violence against Native women.

Catch 'em Young, for Prostitution, Inter Press Service News Agency, 3 January 2012 <http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106357> : Soma was a teenager in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif when her grandfather arranged her marriage to a husband she had never met.

Human rights of Women and Girls at 'Extreme Risk' in Nearly Half The World - Maplecroft Index, European Women's Lobby, 17 November 2011 <http://www.womenlobby.org/spip.php?article2705%5d> : New research into the extent of protection of women and girls has revealed that the risk of human rights abuses, such as sexual violence, discrimination, trafficking and sexual exploitation, are at 'extreme' levels in just over 40% of the 197 countries studied.

III. Websites

The Pixel Project <http://www.thepixelproject.net/> : This Project is an innovative virtual volunteer-led non profit organisation using social media and online strategies to turbo-charge global awareness about violence against women while raising funds and volunteer power for the cause.

SafeWorld International <http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/> : This international team works to abolish human trafficking and slavery, domestic violence, poverty, war crimes, unjust detention and all forms of abuse of women and children.

IV. Online Publications/Resources

Struggling for Justice... Best Practices Compiled by Gender Justice & Protection Project to Curb Violence against Women. A key initiative of UNDP being implemented by UNOPS and funded by Department for International Development, 2012 <http://undp.org.pk/images/publications/strugling-for-justice.pdf> : The author of this report travels across country to document four case studies and one organizational profile from four provinces as well as one case from Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The stories from the four provinces vary in tenor with one common strain running through them: treatment of

women as though they were children of a lesser god.

Prevention Assessment Year 2 Report: Innovations in Prevention. Townsend  S. National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2012 <http://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/file/Projects_RPE_NSVRC_Year2FinalReport_%201-9-12.pdf> : This report provides a summary of the findings

from the second year of assessment. The Year 2 assessment focused on prevention programs that are exemplars of innovation in primary prevention. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

SCOPE Synopsis, January 2012 #1 <http://wearescope.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/scope-synopsis-january-2012-1/> : As a service to our members and friends, SCOPE will regularly review the most current prevention research and offer a synopsis for your understanding and application. It is next to impossible to stay on top of every journal, listserv, news story and wiki. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

A Roundtable Discussion on Women, Peace and Security. Meeting Report. SSRC and The Rockefeller Foundation, New York City, 2011 <http://www.awid.org/News-Analysis/New-Resources2/A-New-Resource-Social-Science-Research-Council-The-Rockefeller-Foundation-A-Roundtable-Discussion-on-Women-Peace-and-Security-Meeting-Report> : This report documents the roundtable which brought together 45 foundation leaders, experts, practitioners and policymakers from across the United States (US) and Canada to discuss strategies for strengthening the impact of grantmaking for peace and security. [Source: AWID].

Quality in Qualitative Evaluation: A framework for assessing research evidence <http://bit.ly/zcNgfz> 

A Quality Framework. Spencer L, Ritchie J, Lewis J and Dillon L. National Centre for Social Research, 2003 <http://bit.ly/zcNgfz> : This document presents a framework for appraising the quality of qualitative evaluations. It was developed with particular reference to evaluations concerned with the development and implementation of social policy, programmes and practice.

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.

Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners' Training and Assessment Using Simulation Technology. <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_341208_37> 

Fitzpatrick M, Ta A, Lenchus J, Arheart KL, Rosen LF, Birnbach DJ. J. Emerg. Nurs; 38(1): 85-90, 2012 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_341208_37> : Using in-house resources to cross-train ED personnel, the researchers in this study developed a program that introduced novice forensic examiners to common clinical scenarios encountered in the treatment of victims and provided a framework for the evaluation and management of each case. [Source: SafetyLit].

Violence towards Women, Men's Sexual Risk Factors and HIV Infection among Women: Findings from a National Household Survey in Rwanda. Kayibanda J.F, Bitera R, Alary M. J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. (LWW); ePub, 2012 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_341188_20> : This article uses the third Rwanda demographic and health survey (DHS) data to examine the relationship between violence towards women, men sexual risk factors and HIV prevalence among women. [Source: SafetyLit].

Development of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Nurses. Lee P.Y, Dunne M.P, Chou F.H, Fraser J.A. Kaohsiung J. Med. Sci; 28(1): 44-53, 2012 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_341238_23> : The aim of this study was to develop and test the CAN reporting self-efficacy (CANRSE) scale as a measure of nurses' self-efficacy to report CAN. [Source: SafetyLit].

Influence of Race and Socioeconomic Status on the Diagnosis of Child Abuse: A Randomized Study. Laskey A.L, Stump T.E, Perkins S.M, Zimet G.D, Sherman S.J, Downs S.M. J. Pediatr; ePub, 2012 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_341228_23> : This study empirically measures the influence of race and socioeconomic status (SES) on the diagnosis of child abuse and willingness to report to child protection services. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Mental Health and Psychosocial Effects of Organized Violence: A Qualitative Study in Northern Haiti. Bolton P, Surkan P.J, Gray A.E, Desmousseaux M. Transcult. Psychiatry; ePub, 2012 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_341297_28> : Historically, organized violence has been a chronic pervasive problem in Haiti. This article sets out to elicit Haitians' views on its effects to guide the development of interventions. [Source: SafetyLit].

Safety-Promoting Behaviors of Community-Dwelling Abused Chinese Women after an Advocacy Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Tiwari A, Fong D.Y, Wong J.Y, Yuen K.H, Yuk H, Pang P, Humphreys J, Bullock L. Int. J. Nurs. Stud; ePub, 2012 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_341179_33> : This article examines the effect of an advocacy intervention on the use of safety-promoting behaviors in community-dwelling abused Chinese women as compared to a control condition of usual care. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Role of Alcohol and Victim Sexual Interest in Spanish Students' Perceptions of Sexual Assault. Romero-Sánchez M, Megías J.L, Krahé B. J. Interpers. Violence; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_340873_24> : Two studies investigates the effects of information related to rape myths on Spanish college students' perceptions of sexual assault. [Source: SafetyLit].

A Qualitative Study Using a Systemic Perspective Exploring the Remediation of Abusive Interactions in Intimate Heterosexual Couples. Bonham E, Vetere AL. J. Interpers. Violence; ePub, 2011 <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_340890_20> : This study aims to provide some understanding of how each partner believed that the violence has ended. [Source: SafetyLit].

VI. Events

Web Conference: Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 1 February 2012 <http://preventconnect.org/2012/01/web-conference-findings-nisvs/> . This web conference will share results of the National Intimate partner and Sexual Violence Survey and explore the implications for prevention efforts. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking , 23-25 April 2012, San Diego, USA <http://www.evawintl.org/conferencedetail.aspx?confid=11> . Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this two-and-a-half-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. Registration is now open. 

COHRED and Global Forum for Health Research , Forum 2012, 24 - 26 April 2012, Cape Town, South Africa <http://www.forum2012.org/> . Under the theme of "Beyond Aid... Research and Innovation as key drivers for Health, Equity and Development", COHRED and the Global Forum for Health Research will focus on potentials, solutions, and developing capacities - specifically in low- and middle-income countries and emerging economies. Registration is now open. 

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunity: Bloomsbury Colleges PhD Studentships 2012 <http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/funding/bloomsbury_phd_studentships.html> . Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship, to start in October 2012. The studentship will cover course fees (at the usual level for UK and EU studentships) and a student stipend (£15,740 in 2011/12). Applications close: 15 March 2012. 

Call for Submissions: ECafrique Bulletin <mailto:ecafrique at popcouncil.org\> . The next issue is seeking  articles from ECafrique members to give general updates on EC activities.  These could include: meetings attended where EC was mentioned or presentations made, such as  your experiences/impressions during the two EC  events hosted by ICEC at the recently concluded FP conference held in November/December at Dakar- Senegal last year. Submissions close: 23 January 2012. For more information, contact: ecafrique at popcouncil.org <mailto:ecafrique at popcouncil.org> . 

Funding Opportunity: Deadline Extended for the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women <http://www.unwomen.org/how-we-work/un-trust-fund/application-guidelines/> . The deadline for submissions for the 16th  grant cycle (2011) from government authorities; civil society organizations and  networks; and UN Country Teams, has been extended to 23 January 2012, 23:59 EST (GMT-5). All applications must be submitted online. [Source: IGWG].

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 <http://www.svri.org/funding.htm>  

VIII. Vacancies

Executive Director <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director>  / Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights / San Francisco, CA, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].

Development Associate, Gift Processing <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Associate-Gift-Processing>  / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].

Program Assistant, TechWomen <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Assistant-TechWomen>  / The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology / Palo Alto, CA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].

Program Manager, Academic Initiatives and Leadership Development <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Manager-Academic-Initiatives-and-Leadership-Development>  / The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology / Palo Alto, CA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].

Manager, Global Partnerships <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Manager-Global-Partnerships>  / Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].

Director, U.S. Programs <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-U.S.-Programs>  / The Open Society Foundations / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: February 13, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].

Full-time Lecturer, Women's Studies Program <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Full-time-Lecturer-Women-s-Studies-Program>  / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth / North Dartmouth, MA, USA / Closing date: March 1, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].

Program Officer (Economic Justice) <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Economic-Justice>  / The Ms. Foundation for Women (MFW) / Brooklyn, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].

Governance Advisor, Affiliate Support <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Governance-Advisor-Affiliate-Support>  / ActionAid / Johannesburg, Nairobi, Brussels or London / Closing date: January 24, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].

Spring Internship <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Spring-Internship>  / Gender Action / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: February 10, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].

Programs Associate <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programs-Associate>  / Gender Action / Washington, DC, USA / Open Immediately. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].

Internships <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Internships>  / The Center for Women Policy Studies / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].

Senior Program Associate (Temporary) <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Program-Associate-Temporary>  / The Center for Women Policy Studies / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: January 31, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].

Technical Advisor, Women's Protection and Empowerment, and Head of Office <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Technical-Advisor-Women-s-Protection-and-Empowerment-and-Head-of-Office>  / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Tripoli, Libya / Closing date: March 9, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].

Women's Rights Coordinator <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-s-Rights-Coordinator>  / ActionAid South Africa / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: January 23, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 16 January 2012].


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

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