[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 28 02 2013

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Feb 28 16:13:40 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 / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. Vacancies

I. Sexual Violence in the News

The Benefits of Positive Parenting, The New York Times Opinion Pages, 20 February 2013<http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/20/helping-the-parents-to-spare-the-children/?emc=eta1>: For all the current discussion in the United States about gun violence and mental illness, there has been little attention paid to root causes. Any effort aiming to reduce gun violence - or child abuse, intimate partner violence, suicide or sexual abuse - must include a serious discussion about how society can improve the quality of parenting.

The Scourge of Gender Based Violence in South Africa, Pambazuka News, 20 February 2013<http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/86325>: South African women are regularly confronted with systemic sexual harassment, violence, and murder as the recent cases of Shrien Dewani, Anene Booysen and Reeva Steenkamp illustrate. Sustainable development will be unobtainable when women and children are brutalized by violence and any other form of gender based discrimination of which the state has a duty to prevent.

Women, Girls Increasingly Victims in Afghan War, U.N. says, Reuters, 19 February 2013<http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/19/us-afghanistan-un-idUSBRE91I0E520130219>: Afghan women and girls are increasingly victims of violence with a 20 percent increase last year in the number killed or injured even though the number of civilian casualties fell for the first time in years, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

USA: UN Rights Experts Call on Congress to Reauthorize the Violence against Women Act, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 19 February 2013<http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=13012&LangID=E>: The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, and on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, urged the United States Government to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Malian Women Raped, Stoned, Lashed and Forced to Marry amid Intense Fighting, Alertnet, 11 February 2013<http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/malian-women-raped-stoned-lashed-and-forced-to-marry-amid-intense-fighting/>: When armed Islamist fighters arrived in the northeastern Malian village of Haribomo near Timbuktu, one of the first things they did was sip sweet tea with the local imam. They then told him how they expected the village women to behave.

II. Websites

Health Policy Project- Gender<http://www.healthpolicyproject.com/index.cfm?id=gender>: This Project integrates gender in its family planning, reproductive health, HIV, and maternal health activities. [Source: Futures Group].

III. Online Publications/Resources

International, Women and the City II: Combating Violence against Women and Girls in Urban Public Spaces. The Role of Public Services, ActionAid, 2013<http://www.actionaid.org.uk/doc_lib/women_and_the_city_ii.pdf>: This report is based on research from six cities in Brazil, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia and Nepal. It reveals that women face a constant threat of violence, including rape and sexual harassment, in public spaces, preventing them from living and working in cities without fear of attack. [Source: MRC SA].

Accessing Justice: Models, Strategies and Best Practices on Women's Empowerment. The International Development Law Organization, 2013<http://www.idlo.int/Publications/Women-AccesstoJustice.pdf>: This report explores some of the challenges and solutions for women's access to justice in diverse legal systems. [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.

"Preventing the Pain" When Working with Family and Sexual Violence in Primary Care. Coles J, Dartnall E and Astbury J. International Journal of Family Medicine, Vol. 2013, Article ID 198578, 2013<http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijfm/2013/198578/>: This discussion paper reports the authors' expert opinion from their experiences running international workshops to prevent trauma among those who work and research sexual violence. It describes the burnout and secondary traumatic stress literature which provides the evidence supporting their work.

Factors from Durkheim's Family Integration Related To Suicidal Ideation among Men With Histories of Child Sexual Abuse. Easton S.D, Renner L.M. Suicide Life Threat. Behav, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_391412_24>:  This article examines factors associated with suicidal ideation among a purposive sample of men with histories of child sexual abuse using the family integration dimension of Durkheim's theory of suicide. [Source: SafetyLit].

Factors Influencing the Relationship between Sexual Trauma and Risky Sexual Behavior in College Students. Johnson N.L, Johnson D.M. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_390754_24>: This article examines the protective role of social support, quality and quantity, in developing RSB, through the mechanism of problematic substance use. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual Abuse is Associated with Obese Children and Adolescents Admitted for Psychiatric Hospitalization. Keeshin B.R, Luebbe A.M, Strawn J.R, Saldaña S.N, Wehry A.M, Delbello M.P. J. Pediatr, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_391367_24>: This article aims determines the relationship between a history of child abuse and obesity among children admitted for psychiatric hospitalization. [Source: SafetyLit].

Dangerous Safe Havens: Institutional Betrayal Exacerbates Sexual Trauma. Smith C.P, Freyd J.J. J. Trauma. Stress, 26(1): 119-124, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_391371_20>: This article investigates whether institutional failure to prevent sexual assault or respond supportively when it occurs may similarly exacerbate posttraumatic symptomatology-what the authors call "institutional betrayal." [Source: SafetyLit].

The Complexity of Victim-Questioning Attitudes by Rape Victim Advocates: Exploring Some Gray Areas. Maier S.L. Violence against Women, 18(12): 1413-1434, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_391421_20>: This research explores whether advocates express victim-questioning attitudes or questions, negative judgment, or frustration regarding victims' behavior or choices. [Source: SafetyLit].

Beyond Attachment: Psychotherapy with a Sexually Abused Teenager. Adams C.B. Am. J. Psychother, 66(4): 313-330, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_390667_24>: This paper describes the psychodynamic psychotherapy used to examine the patient's coping skills, which predated the abuse, and how these coping mechanisms were used to ameliorate her symptoms. [Source: SafetyLit].

Gender Differences in Sexual Assault Victimization among College Students. Hines D.A, Armstrong J.L, Reed K.P, Cameron A.Y. Violence Vict, 27(6): 922-940, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_390833_25>: This study investigates investigate gender differences in the prevalence, context, and predictors of sexual assault victimization among college students. [Source: SafetyLit].

V. Events

Webinar: An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sexual Behaviors, and Therapeutic Intervention, 5 March 2013<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3416671159001702400>. Within this one-hour webinar, Gerry Blasingame will provide  essential information regarding sexual behavior problems associated with ASD in adolescence and the social communication impairments associated with ASD. Book online as soon as possible as space is limited. [Source: Neari].

East African Regional Conference, 16 - 18 April 2013, Nairobi, Kenya<http://www.coexistkenya.com/?page_id=468>. The symposium is an attempt to forge linkages between groups doing prevention work for purposes of encouraging them to share experiences, build on the successes and challenges experienced in the field and always forge a common way forward. The forum is the first of its kind in the country to bring together men and boys representatives from the civil society, leaders and Local Authorities to discuss the current state of prevention, to explore key themes and challenges, and to develop strategies for moving forward to implement stronger GBV prevention programs. [Source: Coexist].

Training Course: M&E of HIV/AIDS Programs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 6 - 17 May 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.<https://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/training/workshops/m-e-of-hiv-aids-programs-ethiopia/m-e-of-hiv-aids-programs?utm_campaign=M%26E%20HIV/AIDS%20Ethiopia%20-%20Feb13&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=regional%20workshop%20on%20%E2%80%9CMonitoring%20and%20Evaluation%20of%20HIVAIDS%20Programs%E2%80%9D> USAID's MEASURE Evaluation is pleased to announce an opportunity for training in monitoring and evaluation for professionals in the Anglophone Africa region. A limited number of MEASURE Evaluation fellowships are available to citizens of USAID-priority countries. The deadline for those seeking MEASURE Evaluation fellowship is March 15, 2013.  All applicants who apply with secured funding shall be reviewed as they are received until all seats in the workshop have been filled. [Source: Afro-Nets].

Special Session: Gender and Human Security, The 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress, 8 - 12 July 2013, Suva, Fiji<http://www.psi2013.usp.ac.fj/?page_id=135>. This special session is entitled: Women, Science and Human Security: From Indigenous Knowledge to New Information and Communication Technologies. Papers are invited on a wide range of topics relating to gender and human security, women, science and development, and other topics related to gender equality as both a core human right and development goal for the Pacific region. Special session abstract deadline: 31 March 2013. For more information, contact Dr Nancy Lewis at: lewisn at eastwestcenter.org<mailto:lewisn at eastwestcenter.org>. [Source: WISAT].

The 13th ISPCAN (International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) European Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, 15 - 18 September 2013, Dublin, Ireland<http://www.ispcan.org/event/Dublin2013>. This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss the current state of research and interventions on CAN in Europe and internationally. Please note that a group for the conference has been created on LinkedIn.  For regular updates, please see 'ISPCAN European Conference, Dublin 2013' on LinkedIn<http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ISPCAN-European-Conference-Dublin-2013-4874994?home=&gid=4874994&trk=anet_ug_hm&goback=%2Egmp_4874994>. [Source: Dublin Institute of Technology].

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

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fundraising: Resources for Women and Girls Worldwide.<http://www.fundsforngos.org/funding-for-women/fundraising-women-girls-worldwide/> This resource guide by Funds for NGOs seeks to provide an overview of resources, guides, and sources of funding for organizations working with women and girls. [Source: AWID].

Call for Papers: Women and the Arab Spring: Resistance, Revolution, Reform.<http://www.awid.org/Library/Call-for-Papers-Women-and-the-Arab-Spring-Resistance-Revolution-Reform> Jennifer Heath, independent scholar, author, and editor, and Rita Stephan, researcher at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, are assembling an edited volume about women's initiative and actions up to and during the so-called Arab Spring. Deadline for submissions: 3 June 2013. [Source: AWID].

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

Women's Protection and Empowerment (GBV) Manager<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8962> / International Rescue Committee / Garrowe, Puntland, Somalia (with travel to Mogadishu and Nairobi) / Closing date: April 26, 2013. [Source: IRC].

Governance and Protection Coordinator<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8962> / International Rescue Committee / Garrowe, Puntland, Somalia / Closing date: April 21, 2013. [Source: IRC].

Internship - Gender and Diversity<mailto:marjorie.granjon at geneva.msf.org>  (Support to preliminary study and diagnosis phase) / Médecins Sans Frontières / Geneva, Switzerland / For Terms of Reference, contact: marjorie.granjon at geneva.msf.org<mailto:marjorie.granjon at geneva.msf.org>

Gender Specialist - Liberia Usaid Gems Project<mailto:hicd at ibi-usa.com> / IBI International / Monrovia, Liberia (40 days) / Closing date: March 15, 2013. [Source: IBI International].

Advocacy Officer - United Nations/Universal Periodic Review UN<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advocacy-Officer-United-Nations-Universal-Periodic-Review-UN-UPR>/UPR / International Planned Parenthood Federation / London, UK / Closing date: March 24, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 February 2013].

Policy Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-Officer> / International Planned Parenthood Federation / London, UK / Closing date: March 24, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 February 2013].

Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Southern-Africa-Gender-Protocol-Alliance-Manager> / Gender Links / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: March 6, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 February 2013].

Director of Programs<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Programs> / The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: April 1, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 February 2013].

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. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 February 2013].

Gender Specialist (short-term)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist-short-term> / IBI International / Monrovia, Liberia / Closing date: March 15, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 February 2013].

Gender Responsive Budgeting and Planning Expert (Evaluation Team Member)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Responsive-Budgeting-and-Planning-Expert-Evaluation-Team-Member> / UNOPS / Location: Home-based / Closing date: February 25, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 February 2013].

Gender / Monitoring and Evaluation Expert<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Monitoring-and-Evaluation-Expert> / Creative Associates International / Kabul, Afghanistan. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 February 2013].

Communications Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Specialist> / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 February 2013].

Temporary Administrative Assistant, Office of the President<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Temporary-Administrative-Assistant-Office-of-the-President> / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 25 February 2013].

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, 25 February 2013].


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