[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 14 06 12

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jun 14 15:37:52 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. Final Call for Tools: SVRI Research Methodologies Webpage
VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VIII. Vacancies

I. Sexual Violence in the News

Canada Best G20 Country to be a Woman, India Worst - TrustLaw Poll, Thomson Reuters Foundation TrustLaw, 13 June 2012<http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/special-coverage/g20women/>: Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the world's biggest economies, a global poll of experts showed on Wednesday.

Message by Marta Santos Pais, UNSRSG on Violence against Children on the Occasion of World Day against Child Labour, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, 12 June 2012<http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.org/story/2012-06-12_475>: The United Nations Study on Violence against Children showed that in workplaces, including in domestic service, employers often enjoy impunity in inflicting emotional and physical violence on children. New figures released by the ILO estimate that some five million children are caught in forced labour, which includes sexual exploitation, debt bondage and child domestic labour in private households.

Central America Still a Long Way to Go in Fight Against Sexual Violence, Inter Press Service News Agency, 8 June 2012<http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/06/central-america-still-a-long-way-to-go-in-fight-against-sexual-violence/>: Access to justice for women who suffer sexual violence in Central America and southern Mexico remains limited despite the high incidence of rape and other crimes, of which underage girls are the main victims, experts say.

International Cooperation Key to Combating Child Pornography - First Report on Child Pornography by the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children in the Netherlands, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, 6 June 2012<http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.org/story/2012-06-06_474>: The Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking and Sexual Violence against Children presented her first report on Child Pornography, at UNICEF House, in an event with the participation of the SRSG on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais and the Deputy Director of UNICEF Programme Division, Christian Salazar.

Refugees: Moving Out of the Shadows, IRIN News, 31 May 2012<http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95558/REFUGEES-Moving-out-of-the-shadows>: When night falls in the Dadaab refugee complex in eastern Kenya, nearly half a million refugees are plunged into darkness. The lack of light robs schoolchildren of the possibility of studying and provides perfect cover for thieves and rapists.

Egypt: New Child Marriage Laws Threaten Girls, Plan Egypt, 3 May 2012<http://plan-international.org/where-we-work/africa/egypt/about-plan-in-egypt/news/egypt-new-child-marriage-laws-threaten-girls>: Plan is deeply concerned at new proposals by the Egyptian parliament to reduce the legal age for girls to marry to 14 - just 4 years after a successful campaign increased the age limit to 18.

II. Websites

Virtual Knowledge Center to End Violence against Women and Girls: Legislation Page<http://www.endvawnow.org/en/modules/view/8-legislation.html?utm_source=June+2012+VAW+Monitor&utm_campaign=VAW+June+Monitor+2012&utm_medium=email>: This module provides expert guidance on drafting, advocating for, implementing and monitoring national legislation. It provides step-by-step guidance, case studies of the most promising practices from diverse regions in the world and tools for implementation. [Source: VAWMonitor].

STOPVAW<http://www.stopvaw.org/Stop_Violence_Against_Women.html>: This site includes the following types of resources focused on ending the most endemic forms of violence against women: domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harrassment, and trafficking in women. [Source: VAWMonitor].

Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships (Start Strong)<http://www.startstrongteens.org/>: This is the largest initiative ever funded to target 11- to- 14-year-olds and rally entire communities to promote healthy relationships as the way to prevent teen dating violence and abuse. [Source: RAINNet].

III. Online Publications/Resources.

Engaging Coaches and Athletes in Fostering Gender Equity: Findings from the Parivartan Program in Mumbai, India. International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Futures without Violence, Summary Report, 2012<http://www.icrw.org/files/publications/Parivartan%20Engaging%20Coaches%20and%20Athletes%20in%20Fostering%20Gender%20Equity.pdf>: This report documents the comprehensive programme to reduce violence against women and girls and alter norms that foster gender inequity. This programme engages coaches as positive role models and trains them to deliver messages to their male athletes about the importance of respecting women and understanding violence never equals strength. [Zunia Update].

Documentary Film: Can't Just Fold Your Arms - A Year in the Life of Sonke Gender Justice Network's Quest to Transform Men in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Sonke Gender Justice, 2012<http://vimeo.com/41646355>: This film follows three high-profile senior Sonke staff and a small team of Sonke's younger men as they train, discuss, debate, listen, lecture, laugh, march, sing, inspire, explain, worry, plan, pray, toyi-toyi, criticize, distribute men's and women's condoms, coax, question, organize, and wrestle with  South Africa's post-Apartheid realities. Bookings<http://www.encounters.co.za/booking-information-and-ticket-price/> for the Premiere can be done online.

Combating Gender-Based Violence in Haiti's Displacement Camps. Hammond H. International Affairs Review Volume XX(3), Spring 2012<http://www.iar-gwu.org/sites/default/files/articlepdfs/Combating%20GBV%20%281%29.pdf>: This paper discusses some of the actions taken by the international community and local groups to prevent and combat sexual violence, analyses the 572 Call Center project, and proposes  recommendations for prevention in Haiti's displacement camps. [Source: IGWG].

Draft Document for Comment: (Re) Building the Future. Supporting the Recovery & Reintegration of Trafficked Children. A Handbook for Project Staff and Front-Line Workers. Terre des Hommes Projects and Programmes Working in Asia, 2012<http://www.terredeshommes.org/index.php?lang=en&page=res.han>: This draft handbook aims to assist project workers supporting the recovery and reintegration of trafficked children. The handbook is mandated by Terre des Hommes International Federation and it is mainly based on the practice and challenges faced by Terre des Hommes Member Organisations and their partners in Asia. [Source: Humantraffic-vn].

No Excuse for Abuse: A History of the Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme. Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme (TVEP), 2011<http://www.scribd.com/doc/56645559/No-Excuse>: The Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme (TVEP) came about as a direct response to this challenge: to offer a space for victims of violence - particularly women and girls - to be heard, to be protected, to be supported and to be vindicated. This book explores TVEP's history up to June 2010.

Harmful Traditional Practices and Implementation of the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan. UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and Kabul OHCHR, 2010<http://unama.unmissions.org/Portals/UNAMA/Publication/HTP%20REPORT_ENG.pdf>: This report documents particular customary practices that violate the rights of women and girls throughout Afghanistan, describes the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's response to these practices and makes recommendations to end such practices. [Source: WUNRN].

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.

A Latent Growth Mixture Modeling Approach to PTSD Symptoms in Rape Victims. Armour C, Shevlin M, Elklit A, Mroczek D. Traumatology; 18(1): 20-28, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_363564_28>: The current study employs the latent growth mixture modeling technique to test for multiple trajectories using data from a sample of Danish rape victims.  [Source: SafetyLit].

Prevalence and Risk of Violence and the Physical, Mental, and Sexual Health Problems Associated with Human Trafficking: Systematic Review. Oram S, Stöckl H, Busza J, Howard L.M, Zimmerman C. PLoS Med; 9(5): e1001224, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_363535_28>: This systematic review reports on studies investigating the prevalence and risk of violence while trafficked and the prevalence and risk of physical, mental, and sexual health problems, including HIV, among trafficked people. [Source: SafetyLit].

Acute Sexual Assault: A Review. Mollen C.J, Goyal M.K, Frioux S.M. Pediatr. Emerg. Care; 28(6): 584-590, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_363529_37>: This review of care of the victim of acute sexual assault will provide practitioners with the tools needed to effectively evaluate these patients. [Source: SafetyLit].

Reactions to a Survey among Those Who Were and Were Not Sexually Assaulted While Serving in the Military. Sandberg A.A, Murdoch M, Polusny M.A, Grill J. Psychol. Rep; 110(2): 461-468, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_363541_8>: Surveys are among the most common methods for evaluating military sexual assault experiences among members of the U.S. military, this study explores how receiving surveys about such sexual assaults might affect recipients. [Source: SafetyLit].

An Examination of Suicide Attempts among Incarcerated Sex Offenders. Jeglic E.L, Spada A, Mercado C.C. Sex Abuse; ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_363552_18>: This study examines the rates of nonfatal suicide attempts among a sample of incarcerated male sex offenders. [Source: SafetyLit].

Patterns of Violence against Women: A Latent Class Analysis. Cavanaugh C.E, Messing J.T, Petras H, Fowler B, La Flair L, Kub J, Agnew J, Fitzgerald S, Bolyard R, Campbell J.C. Psychol. Trauma; 4(2): 169-176, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_363544_20>: This study examines patterns of nine types of violence against women (VAW) and associated mental health problems. [Source: SafetyLit].

V. Events

2012 Masters Training Course: Child and Woman Abuse Studies<http://www.cwasu.org/filedown.asp?file=Summer%202012%20full%20flyer%20MA.pdf>. The world-leading Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit at London Metropolitan University, UK, has places available for its Autumn 2012 course in Child and Women Abuse. This unique course provides a comprehensive introduction into theory, research, policy and practice about woman and child abuse. For more information contact Dr Maddy Coy at: m.coy at londonmet.ac.uk<mailto:m.coy at londonmet.ac.uk> and see www.cwasu.org<http://www.cwasu.org>.

Web Conferences: Expanding the Evidence Dialogue: Exploring Research, Community Context & the Experiences of Practitioners to Make Decisions about Prevention, 18 and 20 June 2012<http://preventconnect.org/2012/05/Expanding-Evidence-Dialogue/>. These web conferences kick-off a series that explore CDC's new tools and online resources for thinking about evidence.  The June 18 web conference will focus on using these tools and concepts for intimate partner violence prevention, and will feature demonstrations and discussions led by intimate partner violence prevention practitioners. The June 20 web conference will focus on using these tools and concepts for sexual violence prevention, and will feature demonstrations and discussions led by sexual violence prevention practitioners. Register online. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Webinar: The Changing Face of Pornography and the Impact on Treatment Practice, 19 June 2012<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/2lf47/register/1684087118656611328>. Within this one-hour webinar, the presenters will provide an overview of the rapidly changing technology has dramatically changed the reach of pornography and the impact this has had on our children and youth. A helpful description of the clear shifts in our culture that demonstrates how yesterday's pornography is part of today's mainstream advertising for children will also be provided. Register online.

Training Course: Masculinities, Leadership and Gender Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa, 20 - 30 August 2012, Cape Town, South Africa<http://www.menengage.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111&Itemid=85>. Sonke Gender Justice Network, the MenEngage Africa Network and the Women's Health Research Unit at the University of Cape Town are hosting a short, intensive, ten-day residential course which seeks to expand the skills and knowledge of women and men in the Sub-Saharan Africa region to scale up work on engaging men and boys in gender equality, and build a network of leaders and gender justice advocates. Applications close: 25 June 2012.

One-Day Symposium on Adrienne Rich, 20 October 2012, Toronto, Canada<http://www.motherhoodinitiative.org/>. The Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) welcomes submissions from scholars, students, activists, workers, artists, and others inspired by the work of Adrienne Rich. Cross-cultural, historical and comparative work is encouraged. Submissions close: 1 July 2012. [Source: AWID].

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

VI. Final Call for Tools: SVRI Research Methodologies Webpage

We are currently finalising our SVRI Research Tools page (http://www.svri.org/tools.htm). If you would like to share any piloted and tested questionnaires used in studies on sexual violence, please send them to us at: svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> by Monday, 25 June 2012.  Any other comments and suggestions for inclusion on the page will also be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.
The SVRI Secretariat.

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunity: Post-Doctoral Fellowships<http://www.uj.ac.za/EN/Research/PostdoctoralResearchFellows/PostdoctoralFunding/PostdoctoralFellowships/Pages/2012-06-29-PostdoctoralFellowshipsattheUniversityofJohannesburg.aspx>. The University of Johannesburg has a number of Postdoctoral Fellowships available in various fields. The university also offers a special Vice Chancellor's fellowship of R180,000 per annum for two years towards a full-time post-doctoral fellow in the field of higher education. Closing date: 29 June 2012. [Source: 60percent].

Call for Nominations: The Second Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize<http://www.cao.go.jp/noguchisho/english/index.html>. This prize aims to honour individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa, thus contributing to the health and welfare of the African people and of all humankind. The Prize consists of a citation, a medal and an honorarium of 100 million yen. Nominations close: 10 July 2012. [Source: MRC-SA].

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 Director (Chief of Party)<http://www.globalrecruitment.net/> / The International Rescue Committee / Kinshasa, DRC / Email: hbrykarz at globalrecruitment.net<mailto:hbrykarz at globalrecruitment.net>.

Director of Research, Monitoring & Evaluation<http://www.globalrecruitment.net/> / The International Rescue Committee / Kinshasa, DRC / Email: hbrykarz at globalrecruitment.net<mailto:hbrykarz at globalrecruitment.net>.

Intern - International Advocacy Programme<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Intern-International-Advocacy-Programme> / Amnesty International / London, UK / Closing date: June 21, 2012.

Deputy Director<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Deputy-Director> / Hollaback! / Brooklyn, NY, USA / Closing date: June 30, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 June 2012].

Program Officer, Asia & Oceania<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Asia-Oceania> / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 June 2012].

International Gender Consultant on Women's Economic Empowerment<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Gender-Consultant-on-Women-s-Economic-Empowerment> / UN Women / Location: Home-based with travel to Tirana and the regions of Albania / Closing date: June 15, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 June 2012].

Consultancy - End-of-Project Evaluation<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultancy-End-of-Project-Evaluation> / The Pearson Centre / Closing date: June 29, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 June 2012].

Youth Associate<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Youth-Associate> / Ipas / Chapel Hill, NC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 June 2012].

Research and Learning Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-and-Learning-Coordinator> / ACDI/VOCA / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 June 2012].

Head of Operations<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Head-of-Operations> / The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) / Vilnius, Lithuania / Closing date: July 16, 2012.  [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 June 2012].

Director, SPRINT Initiative: Accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Humanitarian Settings<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-SPRINT-Initiative-Accessing-Sexual-and-Reproductive-Health-Services-in-Humanitarian-Settings> / International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) ESEAO Region / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Closing date: June 29, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 June 2012].

Senior Technical Advisor, Maternal & Child Nutrition<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Technical-Advisor-Maternal-Child-Nutrition> / CARE / Atlanta, GA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 June 2012].

Advocacy Adviser, Global Advocacy Program<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advocacy-Adviser-Global-Advocacy-Program2> / The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: June 15, 2012.  [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 June 2012].

Intercultural and Gender Advisor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Intercultural-and-Gender-Advisor> / Cuso International / Lima, Peru. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 June 2012].

Gender Auditor and Strategist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Auditor-and-Strategist> / Cuso International / Kingston, Jamaica. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 June 2012].

Regional Legal / Women's Rights Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Legal-Women-s-Rights-Specialist> / Cuso International / Location: North region, Cameroon. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 June 2012].

Tier 2 Canadian Research Chair in Gender, Justice and Development<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Tier-2-Canadian-Research-Chair-in-Gender-Justice-and-Development> / The University of Guelph, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences / Guelph, ON, Canada / Closing date: July 6, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 June 2012].


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