[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 29 06 12

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Fri Jun 29 16:55:52 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. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. Vacancies

I. Sexual Violence in the News

Uganda: Human Trafficking Drive Needs Rescuing, IRIN News, 28 June 2012<http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95759/UGANDA-Human-trafficking-drive-needs-rescuing>: Uganda set up a national human trafficking task force in April, but a national action plan to combat trafficking - originally due in June - could be delayed for months as officials take stock of existing and fragmented law enforcement efforts.

UN Women calls on Member States and stakeholders to take urgent action against femicide , UN Women, 26 June 2012<http://www.unwomen.org/2012/06/un-women-calls-on-member-states-and-stakeholders-to-take-urgent-action-against-femicide/>: Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, today called on States and stakeholders to take urgent action against femicide, after the release of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences on gender-related killings<http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/RegularSession/Session20/A.HRC.20.16_En.PDF> at the Twentieth Session of the Human Rights Council.

Domestic violence a driver of HIV, Mail and Guardian, 22 June 2012<http://mg.co.za/article/2012-06-21-iolence-a-driver-of-hiv>: There has been a glaring absence of awareness and appropriate action internationally to address the link between intimate-partner dysfunctionality and HIV infection.

Rape Survivors in the Military: Invisible No More, The WIP, 19 June 2012<http://thewip.net/contributors/2012/06/rape_survivors_in_the_military.html>: "If you could do one thing political this month, go see this film." These words stay with me in the days following my conversation with producer Amy Ziering and director Kirby Dick about their latest film The Invisible War.

Former Girl Soldiers Trade One Nightmare for Another, Inter Press Service News Agency, 14 June 2012<http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/06/former-girl-soldiers-trade-one-nightmare-for-another/>: "When I was still at school I was abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army, along with 139 other girls," says Grace Akallo. "I spent seven months in captivity, but I survived, I escaped and I went back home."

II. Websites

MenCare - A Global Fatherhood Campaign<http://www.men-care.org/>: This Campaign is coordinated by Promundo, Sonke and the MenEngage Alliance, as an effort to promote men's involvement as fathers and as caregivers.

Violence Prevention Evidence Base<http://www.preventviolence.info/evidence_base.aspx>: This web-based tool provides access to abstracts from published studies that have measured the effectiveness of interventions to prevent violence.

African Family Health<http://www.africanfamilyhealth.org/>: This organisation uses knowledge management, capacity building of community based organizations and innovative community outreaches to improve the lives of women and children.

III. Online Publications/Resources.

Forgotten Crimes, Sexual Violence in the Context of Armed Conflict. Médecins Sans Frontières, Updated Links:<http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrn91h_forgotten-crimes-sexual-violence-in-the-context-of-armed-conflict_news> Sexual violence in times of war has always existed. From the abduction of the Sabine Woman to the Democratic Republic of Congo, this film relates historical elements of rape during armed conflict as well as the consequences suffered by its victims. Film also available in French<http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrn94o_crimes-oublies-violences-sexuelles-dans-les-conflits-armes_news>.

Global Campaign for Violence Prevention: Plan of Action 2012-2020. Global Campaign for Violence Prevention , Violence Prevention Alliance, 2012<http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/global_campaign/gcvp_plan_of_action.pdf>: This plan of action aims to unify the efforts of the main actors in international violence prevention and identify a small set of priorities for the field. It presents six goals towards which efforts can be directed.

Portal with Gender-based Violence Resources, Collected in Europe in the Last 20 Years: A Pilot Project. European Institute for Gender Equality, 2012<http://www.eige.europa.eu/content/news-article/portal-with-gender-based-violence-resources-pilot-project>: The project will put together and make available resources, collected for more than twenty years by the project partners in several languages. It will include books, research articles, reports, grey literature and other materials. [Source: WUNRN].

Special Edition: The African Journal of Reproductive Health (AJRH), June 2012<http://www.ajrh.info/vol16_no2/index.php>: This special edition (June 2012), consists of 21 research papers, editorials, commentaries and reviews on all aspects of adolescent reproductive health from various countries in Africa. Totaling 300 pages, this edition of the journal is the most up-to-date and comprehensive documentation on adolescent reproductive health ever reported in Africa.

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.

Prevalence and Risk of Violence against Adults with Disabilities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies. Hughes K, Bellis M.A, Jones L, Wood S, Bates G, Eckley L McCoy E, Mikton C, Shakespeare T and Officer A. The Lancet, Volume 379, Issue 9826, Pages 1621 - 1629, 2012<http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)61851-5/abstract>: This article aims to quantify violence against adults with disabilities worldwide.

Violence, Violence Prevention, and Safety: A Research Agenda for South Africa. Ward C.L, Artz L, Berg J, Boonzaier F, Crawford-Browne S, Dawes A, Foster D, Matzopoulos R, Nicol A, Seekings J, van As A.B.S, van der Spuy E. South African Medical Journal, 102 (4), 2012<http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/5544/4001>: The authors of this article suggest a research agenda that can support and extend this work, by attending to South Africa's unique situation.

Violence against Women: An Exploration of the Physical and Mental Health Trends among Immigrant and Refugee Women in Canada. Guruge S, Roche B and Catallo C. Nurs Res Pract. Published Online, 2012<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3363993/?tool=pubmed>: This article assesses the history of violence and the impairment of physical and mental health among 60 women participants from the Iranian and Sri Lankan Tamil communities in Toronto, Canada. [Source: MedAdvocates].

Prevalence of Physical and Sexual Assault and Mental Health Disorders in Older Women: Findings from a Nationally Representative Sample. Cook J.M, Pilver C, Dinnen S, Schnurr P.P and Desai R. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, ePub Ahead of Print, 2012<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22710846>: This study presents prevalence and characteristics of physical and sexual assaults, and their relationship to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and mood and anxiety disorders in a nationally representative sample of older women. [Source: MedAdvocates].

Brazilian Policy Responses to Violence against Women: Government Strategy and the Help-Seeking Behaviors of Women Who Experience Violence. Kiss L, Flavia A, d'Oliveira L, Zimmerman C, Heise L, Blima Schraiber L and Watts C. Health and Human Rights, 14 (1), ePub, 2012<http://hhrjournal.org/index.php/hhr/article/view/464/728>: Using evidence from a WHO household survey on domestic violence, this paper discusses women's help-seeking patterns and considers these findings in relation to Brazil's policies and strategies on violence against women. [Source: Afro-nets].

Toward a Typology of Sexual Burglary: Latent Class Findings. Pedneaulta A, Harris D.A and Knight R.A. Journal of Criminal Justice, 40 (4): 278 - 284, 2012<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004723521200075X>: This article aims to fully understand the nature of residential burglary one must examine the situational context, and offender's behavior during the burglary. [Source: ScienceDirect Alert].

Due Process and the Admission of Expert Evidence on Recovered Memory in Historic Child Sexual Abuse Cases: Lessons from America. Ring S. Int. J. Evid. Proof, 16(1): 66-92, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_364444_24>: This article reviews the decisions of the US state courts on the admissibility of expert testimony on recovered memory in historic child sexual abuse prosecutions. [Source: SafetyLit].

Elevated Risk of Posttraumatic Stress in Sexual Minority Youths: Mediation by Childhood Abuse and Gender Nonconformity. Roberts A.L, Rosario M, Corliss H.L, Koenen K.C, Austin S.B. Am. J. Public Health, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_364686_24>: This article examines whether lifetime risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was elevated in sexual minority versus heterosexual youths, whether childhood abuse accounted for disparities in PTSD, and whether childhood gender nonconformity explained sexual-orientation disparities in abuse and subsequent PTSD. [Source: SafetyLit].

Methamphetamine Use is Associated with Childhood Sexual Abuse and HIV Sexual Risk Behaviors among Patrons of Alcohol-Serving Venues in Cape Town, South Africa. Meade C.S, Watt M.H, Sikkema K.J, Deng L.X, Ranby K.W, Skinner D, Pieterse D, Kalichmann S.C. Drug Alcohol Depend, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_365004_24>: This study describes the prevalence of meth use and its relation to HIV sexual risk behaviors among patrons of alcohol-serving venues. [Source: SafetyLit].

Unintentional and Sexual Abuse-related Pediatric Female Genital Trauma: A Multiinstitutional Study of Free-standing Pediatric Hospitals in the United States. Shnorhavorian M, Hidalgo-Tamola J, Koyle M.A, Wessells H, Larison C, Goldin A. Urology, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_364898_24>: This study evaluates a large national database of free-standing pediatric institutions to define the characteristics of patients who have both unintentional and sexual abuse-related pediatric female genital trauma (PFGT). [Source: SafetyLit].

Acute Severe Pain Is a Common Consequence of Sexual Assault. McLean S.A, Soward A.C, Ballina L.E, Rossi C, Rotolo S, Wheeler R, Foley K.A, Batts J, Casto T, Collette R, Holbrook D, Goodman E, Rauch S.A, Liberzon I. J. Pain, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_364811_28>: This article evaluates the severity and distribution of pain symptoms in the early aftermath of SA among women receiving Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) care, and the treatment of pain by SANE nurses. [Source: SafetyLit].

Gender Inequity in the Lives of Women Involved in Sex Work in Kampala, Uganda. Mbonye M, Nalukenge W, Nakamanya S, Nalusiba B, King R, Vandepitte J, Seeley J. J. Int. AIDS Soc; 15(Suppl. 1): 1-9, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_365029_8>: This analysis focuses on 58 women who engaged in sex work either as a main job or as a side job. In-depth life history interviews were conducted to capture points of vulnerability that enhance gender inequity throughout their lives. [Source: SafetyLit].

V. Events

Online Discussion: A Risky Brew: Alcohol and its Effect on Young People's Reproductive and Sexual Health, 10 - 11 July 2012<http://www.iywg.org/youth/risky-brew-alcohol-and-its-effect-young-people%E2%80%99s-reproductive-and-sexual-health>: This discussion will be moderated by USAID and FHI 360, and will give participants an opportunity to discuss alcohol use among young people, associated sexual and reproductive health consequences, programmatic responses to alcohol use among adolescents, and policies aimed at reducing alcohol use. [Source: Afro-nets].

MaleSurvivor: A World of Healing, 15 - 18 November 2012, New York, USA<http://malesurvivor.org/conference-2012.html>.  The SVRI is proud to be an affiliate sponsor<http://malesurvivor.org/conferences/2012/affiliate-sponsors.html> at this year's MaleSurvivor conference. This international conference provides a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth, networking, and the dissemination of new knowledge in the area of sexually traumatized boys and men. This four-day event will feature numerous workshops for male survivors of sexual abuse, their loved ones/partners, and professionals who work with them.

Trust Women Conference 2012, 4 - 5 December 2012, London, UK<http://www.trustwomenconf.com/how-to-register/>. Delegates are invited to come and learn how pioneers and innovators in the fight against gender violence are shaking things up with real-world solutions. The conference will showcase unsung heroes, stories and solutions from the ground. High-profile speakers and participants will come from all over the world - not only from the Western world - and address issues that affect millions. Registration is now open. [Source: AWID].

ILGA XXVI World Conference, 10 - 16 December 2012, Stockholm, Sweden<http://ilga2012.org/blog/2012/05/30/welcome/>. The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association's conference theme this year is "Global Rights, Global Respect". This opportunity will provide those working in the field to get together and share experiences and best practice, learning from each other and creating stronger and sustainable networks. Registration is now open. [Source: AWID].

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Regional Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Programme Fund<mailto:rebecca at hivos.co.zw>. This Fund is jointly initiated in 2009 by the Ford Foundation and Hivos offers an opportunity to provide support to regional organizations addressing key SRHR issues in southern Africa.  Through the Fund, regional learning, knowledge sharing and piloting of innovative strategies will be facilitated and strengthened. Applications close: 13 July 2012. For detailed information, contact: rebecca at hivos.co.zw<mailto:rebecca at hivos.co.zw>. [Source: 60percent].

Call for Submissions: UN Women: Communications Procedure of the Commission on the Status of Women<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Submissions-UN-Women-Communications-Procedure-of-the-Commission-on-the-Status-of-Women>. Any individual, non-governmental organization, group or network may submit communications (complaints/appeals/petitions) to the Commission on the Status of Women containing information relating to alleged violations of human rights that affect the status of women in any country in the world. Deadline for submissions: 1 August 2012. [Source: AWID].

Call for Proposals: Building the Capacity of National Human Rights Institutions in Southeast Asia to Promote and Protect Women's Human Rights<http://www.unwomen-eseasia.org/docs/tor/CfP_Building_Capacity_of_Natl_HR_Institutions/CFP_NHRIs.pdf>. UN Women is inviting proposals to strengthen the capacity of National Human Rights Institutions in Southeast Asia to: (1) increase access to legal remedies and legal protection for women, particularly those from disadvantaged groups; and (2) monitor and promote States' compliance with women's human rights-related treaty obligations, and follow up on human rights treaty recommendations. Applications close: 12 July 2012. [Source: WUNRN].

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

South Africa Gender Protocol Alliance Programme Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/South-Africa-Gender-Protocol-Alliance-Programme-Officer> / Gender Links / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: July 6, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].

Senior Programme Officer Gender Justice<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Programme-Officer-Gender-Justice> / Gender Links / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: July 6, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].

Evaluator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Evaluator> / Gender Links / Closing date: July 6, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].

Program Officer, LGBT Rights<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-LGBT-Rights> / Ford Foundation / New York, NY, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].

Gender Specialist Advisor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist-Advisor> / IFES / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].

Equity and Gender Director<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Equity-and-Gender-Director> / IntraHealth International, Inc. / Orissa or Bihar, India. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].

Global Partnerships Internship - Fall 2012<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Partnerships-Internship-Fall-2012> / Women Thrive Worldwide / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: June 29, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].

Online Strategist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Online-Strategist> / Open Society Foundations / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: July 31, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].

Programme Officer (Education and Gender)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Officer-Education-and-Gender> / Oxfam GB / Dhaka, Bangladesh / Closing date: July 7, 2012.  [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].

Part Time Lecturer, Women's and Gender Studies<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Part-Time-Lecturer-Women-s-and-Gender-Studies> / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth / North Dartmouth, MA, USA / Open until filled.  [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].

Human Rights and Gender Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Human-Rights-and-Gender-Coordinator> / Swedish Committee for Afghanistan / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: July 20, 2012.  [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].

Strategic Planning Advisor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Strategic-Planning-Advisor> / UN Women / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: June 28, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].

Country Representative<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Representative2> / UN Women / Freetown, Sierra Leone / Closing date: July 5, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].

Country Representative<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Representative2> / UN Women / Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire / Closing date: June 29, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].

Consultancy<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultancy> / UN Women / Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date: July 13, 2012.  [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 June 2012].


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