[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 8 29 13

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Aug 29 15:31:38 SAST 2013


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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 / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships
VII. Vacancies


I. Sexual violence in the news

Chinese gang rape trial intensifies focus on children of elite, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 August 2013<http://www.smh.com.au/world/chinese-gang-rape-trial-intensifies-focus-on-children-of-elite-20130829-2ss2a.html#ixzz2dMNC0K1l>: A gang rape trial that opened in Beijing on Wednesday accompanied by a blaze of local media attention has become China's latest legal spectacle to cast attention on the lifestyles, and alleged misdeeds, of the political elite.

Breaking the silence: How online mapping is tackling gender-based violence, The Guardian, 23 August 2013<http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/partner-zone-girl-effect/online-mapping-tackling-violence-cambodia>: Young people hold the key to tackling violence against girls and women in Cambodia, according to the creators of a new web-based project aiming to deal with the issue.

New U.S. military anti-assault measures deemed insufficient, Inter Press Service News Agency, 15 August 2013<http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/new-u-s-military-anti-assault-measures-deemed-insufficient/>: The U.S. secretary of defence has unveiled a series of new directives aimed at cracking down on an epidemic of sexual assaults in the armed forces, an issue that has seized the very top levels of the military brass in recent months.

Generations: Meet an extended "family" of women looking out for each other in Congo, The IRC, 2 August 2013<http://www.rescue.org/blog/generations-meet-extended-family-women-looking-out-each-other-congo?ms=em_updt_mnzz_main_zz_130824&webSyncID=1d09e28f-b2b0-4286-93ad-cc4eef0a15cb&sessionGUID=bc42167c-5388-4fd2-8ea4-f1c33b752c7a>: "I want you to tell our story," Justine* says with fierce determination. Justine is a leader of a community-based women's organization that the IRC has worked with for about 10 years.

II. Websites

Chab Dai<http://www.chabdai.org/>: This organisation aims to address human trafficking and exploitation through coalition building, advocacy and research. In addition to work in Cambodia, Chab Dai is now in the USA, Canada and UK.

Evidence Aid<http://www.evidenceaid.org/>: This website provides resources for decision-makers before, during and after disasters and other humanitarian emergencies. [Source: UNICEF].

III. Online publications/resources

Book: Domestic violence in Asia. Globalization, gender and Islam in the Maldives. Fulu E. Routledge, 2013/2014<http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415673976/>: This book explores changing patterns of domestic violence in Asia. Based on extensive original research in the Maldives, it argues that forces of globalisation, consumerism, Islamism and democratisation are changing the nature of domestic relations, with shifting ideas surrounding gender and Islam being particularly significant. Order online. [Source: P4P].

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.

The assessment of the readiness of five countries to implement child maltreatment prevention programs on a large scale. Mikton C, Power M, Raleva M, Makoae M, Al Eissa M, Cheah I, Cardia N, Choo C, Almuneef M. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_411333_24>: This article aims to systematically assess the readiness of five countries - Brazil, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa - to implement evidence-based child maltreatment prevention programs on a large scale. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual coercion among adolescent women in Rakai, Uganda: Does family structure matter? Pilgrim N.A, Ahmed S, Gray R.H, Sekasanvu J, Lutalo T, Nalugoda F.K, Serwadda D, Wawer M.J. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_387070_24>: This article examines whether household family structure and parental vital status were associated with adolescent girls' risk of sexual coercion in Rakai, Uganda. [Source: SafetyLit].

Heterogeneity of existing research relating to sexual violence, sexual assault and rape precludes meta-analysis of injury data. Kennedy K.M. J. Forensic Leg. Med, 20(5): 447-459, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402702_37>: This article provides an explanation for the wide variation in injury data and aims to establish the possibility to do a meta-analysis of existing research data. [Source: SafetyLit].

Who bought the drinks? Juror perceptions of intoxication in a rape trial. Lynch K.R, Wasarhaley N.E, Golding J.M, Simcic T. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_410787_1>: In this study, the perceptions of victim intoxication and the drinking context (i.e., who purchased the drinks) are investigated. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual violence perpetration by adolescents in dating versus same-sex peer relationships: Differences in associated risk and protective factors. Basile K.C, Hamburger M.E, Swahn M.H, Choi C. West. J. Emerg. Med, 14(4): 329-340, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_410916_24>: This study examines factors associated with perpetrating SV against a dating partner and a same-sex peer. [Source: SafetyLit].

Social and academic functioning in adolescents with child sexual abuse-related PTSD. McLean C.P, Rosenbach S.B, Capaldi S, Foa E.B. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_396781_24>: This study examines the effects of CSA-related PTSD on social and academic functioning in adolescents. [Source: SafetyLit].

Violence, HIV risk behaviour and depression among female sex workers of eastern Nepal. Sagtani R.A, Bhattarai S, Adhikari B.R, Baral D, Yadav D.K, Pokharel P.K. BMJ Open, 3(6): 002763, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_406139_1>: This article estimates the prevalence of depression among female sex workers (FSWs) of eastern Nepal. [Source: SafetyLit].

Fostering social competence in preschool children exposed to intimate partner violence: Evaluating the preschool Kids' Club intervention. Howell K.H, Miller L.E, Lilly M.M, Graham-Bermann S.A. J. Aggression Maltreat. Trauma, 22(4): 425-445, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_398324_23>: This study assesses whether participation in an intervention program enhanced social competence in 113 preschool-aged children who were exposed to intimate partner violence. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual preference or opportunity: An examination of situational factors by gender of victims of clergy abuse. Holt K, Massey C. Sex Abuse, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_385145_37>: The present study examined 9,540 records (incidents) of alleged cleric sexual abuse in the United States between 1950 and 1999 to explore situational factors of the abuse by victim gender. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual harassment, PTSD, and criterion a: if it walks like a duck ...Fitzgerald L.F, Collinsworth L.L, Lawson A.K. Psychol. Inj. Law, 6(2): 81-91, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402875_28>: The current paper examines research on both sexual harassment and PTSD separately, before addressing the issues that arise for psychologists and psychiatrists who serve as expert witnesses in sexual harassment litigation. [Source: SafetyLit].

V. Events

Why do some men use violence against women and how can we prevent it? Quantitative findings from the United Nations Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific, 10 September 2013, Bangkok, Thailand<http://www.partners4prevention.org/news/unprecedented-un-survey-10000-asian-men-reveals-new-insights-reasons-men%E2%80%99s-violence-against-wom>. Findings will be presented from an unparalleled UN study in Asia and the Pacific which provide insights from 10,000 men and 3,000 women on what drives some men to become violent against women and what can be done to prevent it. [Source: P4P].

Webinar: Bystander intervention - focusing on social justice, 12 September 2013<http://www.preventconnect.org/2013/08/bystander_intervention_social_justice/>. This web conference will further national dialogue on the strategy, with a particular focus on social justice. It will highlight new publications about bystander intervention from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, as well as provide examples of successful integration of a social justice framework into the strategy. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Training course: MenEngage Africa training initiative, 16 - 26 September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/Training11>. 'Masculinities, Leadership and Gender Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa' is 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. If you would like to be a mentor, please  download the application form<http://live.trackalytic.com/servlet/link/9864/288833/11899827/1630419>. [Source: AWID].

Webinar: Secret survivor's tools for strengthening your prevention efforts, 17 September<http://www.preventconnect.org/2013/08/ecsa_2013_2_secret/>. Engaging the leadership and wisdom of survivors and others with direct lived experiences is a key, yet often missing ingredient in the work of prevention and social change. Learn techniques that you can use locally from others who have used and modified these tools and the arts to strengthen their prevention efforts. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

SVRI Forum 2013: Evidence into action, 14 - 17 October 2013, Bangkok, Thailand<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/>. Please visit the SVRI Forum 2013<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/> website for information on accommodation<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/accommodation.htm>, the conference venue<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/venue.htm>, pre-conference workshops<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/workshop.htm>, satellite meetings<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/satellite.htm> and to book your exhibition stand<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/exhibition.htm>. Contact us at: svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> with any queries. Please feel free to circulate our conference flyer<http://soafrica.com/emailers/svri2013/1st/mailer.html>.

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

VI. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships

Call for contributions: Journal of Public Child Welfare.<http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/wpcwcfp.pdf>  This Special Issue invites articles that address 'Building, Implementing, and Sustaining Effective Child Welfare Practice'. The Child Welfare Research & Evaluation Framework Workgroup is invited to introduce its framework and the papers selected for this issue. Submissions close: 1 December 2013. [Source: Child Maltreatment Researchers].

Fellowship opportunity: U.S. fellowships for community leaders<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Applications-U.S.-Fellowships-for-Community-Leaders>. IREX's Community Solutions Program provides global community leaders with four-month fellowships to the U.S. (August-November 2014) and intensive leadership training. Leaders working on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights are welcome to apply under the categories of Women & Gender Issues or Tolerance & Conflict Resolution. Applications close: 20 September 2013. [Source: AWID].

Fellowship opportunity: Ochberg fellowships 2013<http://dartcenter.org/content/announcing-2013-ochberg-fellowships#.Uh8uZn_AGSp>. The Dart Center Ochberg fellowship is a unique seminar program for senior and mid-career journalists who want to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. Applications close: 11 October 2013. [Source: Dart Center].

Funding opportunity: NRCDV NSVRC Funding Alert 8 (8), 2013<http://us4.forward-to-friend.com/forward/show?u=5d45d478d3ae7b3c97fc5b56f&id=a4427d3c11>. This Alert contains information on funding streams, current grant solicitations available, application information, and other issues and information related to funding. [Source: NRCDV NSVRC Funding Alert].

VII. Vacancies

Women's Protection and Empowerment Coordinator, Emergency<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=9329>/International Rescue Committee / Turkey/ Closing date: October 26, 2013. [Source: IRC].

Writer/Editor<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Writer-Editor> / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Location: Flexible/Negotiable / Closing date:  September 15, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 26 August 2013].

Development Writers / Editors, Long-term Agreement<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Writers-Editors-Long-term-Agreement> / UNDP / Location: Home-based / Closing date: September 2, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 26 August 2013].

International Consultant - Local Governance Research<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Consultant-Local-Governance-Research> / UN Women / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: September 4, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 26 August 2013].

Gender Impact Evaluation Consultant<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Impact-Evaluation-Consultant> / Oxfam GB / Baku, Azerbaijan / Closing date: September 2, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 26 August 2013].

Resilience Advisor - Gender and Governance<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Resilience-Advisor-Gender-and-Governance2> / Oxfam GB / Oxford, UK / Closing date: September 4, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 26 August 2013].

Fundraising Campaigns and Events Intern<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fundraising-Campaigns-and-Events-Intern> / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 26 August 2013].

Chief Operating Officer<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-Operating-Officer> / Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) / Bethesda, MD, USA / Closing date: October 31, 2013 (or until filled). [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 26 August 2013].

Associate Director of Programs<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Associate-Director-of-Programs> / The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 26 August 2013].

Public Health and Corporate Social Investment Internship<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Public-Health-and-Corporate-Social-Investment-Internship> / GBCHealth / New York, NY, USA / Apply ASAP. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 26 August 2013].

Co-Coordinator<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Co-Coordinator> / FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund / Location: Flexible/Negotiable / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 26 August 2013].

Technical and Learning Advisor<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Technical-and-Learning-Advisor> / CARE / Atlanta, GA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 26 August 2013].

Stigma Coalition Advisor<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Stigma-Coalition-Advisor> / Ipas / Chapel Hill, NC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 26 August 2013].


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