[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 01 11 2012

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Nov 1 16:18:18 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>.
Please note that all of our Updates are also accessible on our Facebook Notes<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sexual-Violence-Research-Initiative/71822396561> page.

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

One-Third of Congolese Men Admit Committing Sexual Violence, The Guardian, 31 October 2012<http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/31/third-congolese-men-admit-sexual-violence>: More than one in three men surveyed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's war-torn east admits committing sexual assault, and three in four believe that a woman who "does not dress decently is asking to be raped", researchers have found.

Reparations for War-Time Rape Urged on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ekklesia, 31 October 2012<http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/17273>: The full extent of the sexual violence during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina that shattered the lives of thousands of women across the country has still to be recognized by the Republika Srpska authorities which must to meet the needs of the survivors, Amnesty International says in a briefing paper published today (31 October 2012).

A Village Rape Shatters a Family, and India's Traditional Silence, New York Times, 27 October 2012<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/world/asia/a-village-rape-shatters-a-family-and-indias-traditional-silence.html>: One after the other, the men raped her. They had dragged the girl into a darkened stone shelter at the edge of the fields, eight men, maybe more, reeking of pesticide and cheap whiskey. They assaulted her for nearly three hours. She was 16 years old.

Egypt's Cabinet Plans New Law to Fight Sexual Harassment, Ahram Online, 22 October 2012<http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/56273/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-cabinet-plans-new-law-to-fight-sexual-harra.aspx>: PM Hisham Qandil is working on finding new ways to combat rising levels of sexual harassment, including a new law that imposes harsh penalties.

II. Websites

International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict<http://www.stoprapeinconflict.org/>: This campaign is the ever global collaboration between Nobel Peace Laureates, international advocacy organizations, and groups working at the regional and community levels in conflict.

Living Well<http://livingwell.org.au/>: This resource is dedicated to the provision of a supportive, accessible, respectful, service to men who have experienced child sexual abuse or sexual assault, to partners, friends, family and service providers.  Multilingual posters<http://livingwell.org.au/Multimedia/MultilingualPosters.aspx> have also been developed to raise awareness and increase support for men.

PAN: Children<http://children.pan.org.za/>: This South African online knowledge-hub seek to provide timely and up-to-date information on child rights and equity. [Source: GSDRC Bulletin].

III. Online Publications/Resources

Strengthening Research and Action on Gender-based Violence in Africa. International Center for Research on Women, GBV Prevention Network and South African Medical Research Council, 2012<http://www.ci.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=997&Itemid=399>: This report presents the findings and insights gained from a training course on researching violence against women developed by PATH and the South African Medical Research Council. The course has been offered four times in Africa and twice in Latin America and is carried out in partnership with local universities and regional activist networks. More than 120 representatives from over 60 organizations have been trained to date.

Gender Relations, Sexual Violence and the Effects of Conflict on Men and Women in North Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Preliminary Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES). Promundo and Sonke Gender Justice Network, 2012<http://www.menengage.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=189:new-sonke-promundo-report-on-images-report-on-men-masculinities-and-gbv-in-eastern-drc&catid=1:news-a-events&Itemid=4>: This study seeks to provide a nuanced understanding of how gendered relations are affected by conflict and in turn inform the urgent need for social development, humanitarian and human rights responses.

South African Child Gauge 2012. Hall K, Woolard I, Lake L & Smith C (Eds). Children's Institute, 2012<http://www.ci.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=997&Itemid=399>: The South African Child Gauge is published annually by the Children's Institute, University of Cape, to monitor government and civil society's progress towards realising children's rights. This issue focuses on children and inequality. [Source: GSDRC Bulletin].

Sex Work and the Law in Asia and the Pacific. UNAIDS, UNFPA and UNDP, 2012<http://www.snap-undp.org/elibrary/Publications/HIV-2012-SexWorkAndLaw.pdf>: This report is intended to provide an evidence-base for: policy makers working in government, regional and multilateral organizations; parliamentarians; members of the judiciary; civil society organizations; donor agencies; and sex workers and their organizations engaged in advocacy to improve the legal and policy enabling environment for HIV responses. [Source: AWID].

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.

Latin America Looks to Violence Prevention for Answers. Fraser B. The Lancet, 380 (9850): 1297 - 1298, 2012<http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2961745-0/fulltext>: This article looks at Latin American, as several countries are beginning to see interpersonal violence affecting children as a public health problem that can be prevented.

Forced Sex and HIV Risk in Violent Relationships. Campbell J.C, Lucea M.B, Stockman J.K, Draughon J.E. Am J Reprod Immunol, ePub, 2012<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23066950>: This brief review synthesizes research on the linkages between forced sex and behavioral risk factors for HIV infection. The authors explore forced sex from the perspective of the perpetrator being a current or former intimate partner, as well as the first sexual intercourse experience occurring through the use of physical force. [Source: MedAdvocates].

Sexual Violence and Access to Legal Termination of Pregnancy after Rape in Brazil. Rosas, C. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 119 (3): S239, 2012<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020729212603415>: This article describes the efforts in Brazil to enforce legal termination of pregnancy after rape and the progress achieved in ensuring access to services. [Source: Science Direct].

The Role of Ethnicity in Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White Students' Experience of Sexual Harassment. Kearney L.K, Gilbert L.A. Hisp. J. Behav. Sci, 34(4): 507-524, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_380349_20>: This article explores dimensions of a social phenomenon not often investigated among Mexican American college students, namely sexual harassment. [Source: SafetyLit].

Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Health Outcomes: A Population-Based Study among 16-44-Year-Old Women in Estonia. Laanpere M, Ringmets I, Part K, Karro H. Eur. J. Public Health, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_380264_28>: This article aims to outline the prevalence and to explore the associations of intimate partner violence (IPV) and selected sexual health outcomes. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Importance of "Sexual Proprietariness" in Theoretical Framing and Interpretation of Pregnancy-Associated Intimate Partner Violence and Femicide through the Eyes of a Junior Scholar. Taylor R. Homicide Stud, 16(4): 346-358, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_380348_12>: Using a theoretical framework based on the concept of sexual proprietariness, this article presents findings from the National Violence against Women Survey. [Source: SafetyLit].

Facilitators and Barriers to Screening for Child Abuse in the Emergency Department. Louwers E.C, Korfage I.J, Affourtit M.J, de Koning H.J, Moll H.A. BMC Pediatr, 12(1): 167, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_380258_23>: This article identifies facilitators of, and barriers to, screening for child abuse in emergency departments (ED) through interviews with ED staff, members of the hospital Board, and related experts. [Source: SafetyLit].

Hegemonic Masculinity/Masculinities in South Africa Culture, Power, and Gender Politics. Morrell R, Jewkes R, Lindegger G. Men Masc, 15(1): 11-30, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_380335_20>: In this article, the authors argue that the concept of hegemonic masculinities retains a utility in both scholarship and activism but that its use needs to be located within a broader gendered understanding of society which in turn needs to confront race and class-based national realities. [Source: SafetyLit].

"Coaching Boys into Men": A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of a Dating Violence Prevention Program. Miller E, Tancredi D.J, McCauley H.L, Decker M.R, Virata M.C, Anderson H.A, Stetkevich N, Brown E.W, Moideen F, Silverman J.G. J. Adolesc. Health, 51(5): 431-438, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_380154_24>: This cluster-randomized trial examined the effectiveness of a dating violence perpetration prevention program targeting coaches and high school male athletes. [Source: SafetyLit].

V. Events

Online Discussion: Engaging Youth in Nonviolent Activism, 28 November - 4 December 2012.<http://www.newtactics.org/en/dialogue/engaging-youth-nonviolent-activism> This dialogue is an opportunity for youth and activists of all ages to explore the powerful role of youth in nonviolent activism.   Participants will share examples and case studies from around the world that demonstrate the role of youth in successful campaigns.  We will discuss the challenges that youth face in their activism, and challenges that organizations face to keep youth engaged. [Source: Stop It Now!].

Webinar: Depictions of Children in Media and Pornography: Implications for Prevention, 14 November 2012.<http://preventconnect.org/2012/10/web-conference-ending-child-sexual-abuse-7/> This webinar will provide a clear overview of these media changes and focus on how children have been portrayed in pornography. The webinar will also address the impact of these media changes on our children and their development. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Trust Women Conference, 4 - 5 December 2012, London, United Kingdom<http://www.trustwomenconf.com/how-to-register/>. This year's conference is entitled: "Putting the rule of law behind women's rights" and will bring together women and men from the legal, financial, government, corporate and non-profit sectors to drive pragmatic action to fight violence against women and other injustices including trafficking, domestic slavery and discrimination. Register online. [Source: AWID].

Training Course: Sexuality and Change, 18 - 24 March 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.<http://www.sxpolitics.org/spwtraining2013/call-for-application.php> Sexuality Policy Watch will be hosting a training program focusing on sexuality research.  The program differs from other non-academic capacity-building models in this area, as it will not focus strictly on sexuality theory and research per se, but rather aims at exploring the various linkages and gaps that exist between sexuality theorizing and research in sexuality and social and policy change.  The program is designed to examine how theory, research and policy can be connected most effectively in order to contribute to meaningful social change. Applications close: 22 December 2012. [Source: AWID].

IX IASSCS Conference:  "Sex and the Marketplace: What's Love got to do with it?",  28-  31 August 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina.<http://www.iasscs.org/2013conference/> The main focus of this conference will be the increasing commodification of social and sexual relationships, in both sexual/erotic and emotional dimensions. The commodification of sexuality, in turn, calls for new attention to the political economy of the body, analysis of the market value of bodies and of the activities in which those bodies are involved, and of the multiple markets and marketplaces in which genders, sexualities, health and rights are produced and reproduced. Abstract submissions are open. Deadline for submissions: 10 January 2013. [Source IASSCS].

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Center for Women's Global Leadership 16 Days of Activism Funding Resources.<http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/funding-resources> This is a list of funders and fundraising suggestions compiled by CWGL using resources from the Global Fund for Women, the Women's Funding Network, AWID, the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, and other websites. [Source: CWGL].

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

Gender Based Violence Advisor<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8573> / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo / Closing date: November 2, 2012. [Source: IRC].

Women's Protection and Empowerment (GBV) Program Manager<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8573> / The International Rescue Committee / Beirut, Lebanon / Closing date: December 25, 2012.
[Source: IRC].

Senior Consultant on Violence against Women and Girls<mailto:jobs at sddirect.org.uk>/Gender and Conflict (In-house) / Social Development Direct / London, United Kingdom / Closing date: November 9, 2012. [Source: Social Development Direct].

International Human Rights Education Project Coordinator<http://www.amnesty.org/en/jobs> / Amnesty International / London, United Kingdom / Closing date: November 7, 2012. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Chief, Fund for Gender Equality<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-Fund-for-Gender-Equality> / UN Women / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: November 9, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 29 October 2012].

Internship: Gender Equality and Knowledge Management<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Internship-Gender-Equality-and-Knowledge-Management> / UNDP / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: November 16, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 29 October 2012].

Policy and Outreach Analyst<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-and-Outreach-Analyst> / Eurodad / Brussels, Belgium / Closing date: December 2, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 29 October 2012].

Short-Term Consultancy, SGBV<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Short-Term-Consultancy-SGBV> / medica mondiale / Liberia / Closing date: October 30, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 29 October 2012].

Senior Consultant on Violence Against Women and Girls<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Consultant-on-Violence-Against-Women-and-Girls-Gender-and-Conflict-In-house>/Gender and Conflict (In-house) / Social Development Direct (SDDirect) / London, UK / Closing date: November 9, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 29 October 2012].

Associate Country Director<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Associate-Country-Director> / Oxfam Canada / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Closing date: November 12, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 29 October 2012].

Program Officer, International Policy<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-International-Policy> / The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: November 16, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 29 October 2012].

Regional Communication Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Communication-Officer> / Equality Now / Nairobi, Kenya / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 29 October 2012].

Women's Protection and Empowerment (GBV) Program Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-s-Protection-and-Empowerment-GBV-Program-Coordinator2> / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Juba, South Sudan / Closing date: December 22, 2012. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 29 October 2012].


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