[Svrilist] SVRI Update 03 01 2013

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jan 3 16:42:53 SAST 2013

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Dear SVRI List Members

The SVRI would like to wish all our members a prosperous 2013! 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. New Extended Deadline: SVRI Call for Expressions of Interest To Test and Adapt Promising Interventions in Low- and Middle Income Countries
II. Sexual Violence in the News
III. Websites
IV. Online Publications/Resources
V. Journal Articles
VI. Events
VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VIII. Vacancies

I. New Extended Deadline: SVRI Call for Expressions of Interest To Test and Adapt Promising Interventions in Low- and Middle Income Countries

Through this project the SVRI will work with partners to strengthen the evidence base for primary prevention of sexual violence in low and middle income countries (LMIC) by supporting the adaptation and testing of promising interventions for the primary prevention of sexual violence through the following approaches: parenting interventions to prevent exposure to adverse childhood events, and prevention of GBV in schools to address gender inequitable masculinities. Please find the application details online at: http://www.svri.org/CallExpressionofInterests.pdf. Please send your expression of interest to svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> by Monday 6 January 2013. Please direct inquiries to Elizabeth Dartnall, email: elizabeth.dartnall at mrc.ac.za<mailto:elizabeth.dartnall at mrc.ac.za> or svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>.

II. Sexual Violence in the News

Security: Armed Groups Sign Up to Prevent Sexual Violence, IRIN News, 21 December 2012<http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97103/SECURITY-Armed-groups-sign-up-to-prevent-sexual-violence>: Five Iranian armed groups have become the first to sign up to new covenant aimed at reducing sexual violence in conflict situations, a pledge developed by Geneva-based NGO Geneva Call.

United Nations Bans Female Genital Mutilation, UN Women, 20 December 2012<http://www.unwomen.org/2012/12/united-nations-bans-female-genital-mutilation/>: This significant milestone towards the ending of harmful practices and violations that constitute serious threat to the health of women and girls was taken by the 194 UN Member States, who approved five General Assembly resolutions today on advancing women's rights, including one on intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations (FGM).

In Peru, an Epidemic of Rape and Double Jeopardy for Rape Victims Seeking Abortion, RH Reality Check, 19 December 2012<http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/article/2012/12/19/double-jeopardy-rape-victims-in-peru>: Peru, while famous for its modern culinary delights and ancient civilizations, also has a far less flattering distinction: it has more reported cases of rape and sexual violence than any other country in South America. Eight in ten of these victims are minors.

Egypt's Women Need to Reclaim Missing Rights, Al Arabiya News, 8 December 2012<http://english.alarabiya.net/views/2012/12/08/254045.html>: When Egyptian women, activists and passersby were assaulted and manhandled by Muslim Brotherhood supporters last Tuesday, the country was faced with a new game: no more rules.

Younger Girls Forced into Prostitution in Economic Crisis: Conference, Reuters, 5 December 2012<http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/05/us-trafficking-economy-idUSBRE8B410620121205>: Younger and younger girls are being dragged into prostitution because of the global economic crisis, a conference on women's rights was told.

III. Websites

Network of Sex Work Projects<conducts%20a%20mix%20of%20pro-active%20and%20re-active%20policy%20advocacy%20to%20support%20human%20rights%20and%20evidence%20based%20approaches%20to%20female,%20male%20and%20transgendered%20sex%20workers%20and%20strengthening%20sex%20worker%20communities>: This network conducts a mix of pro-active and re-active policy advocacy to support human rights and evidence based approaches to female, male and transgendered sex workers and strengthening sex worker communities. [Source: AWID].

The Advocates for Human Rights Sexual Assault Page<http://www.stopvaw.org/Sexual_Assault>: This page offers various material on sexual assault such as laws, policy, research and advocacy. [Source: StopVAW Monitor].

IV. Online Publications/Resources

Silent Sacrifice: Girl-Child Beading in the Samburu Community of Kenya. A Research and Human Rights Report by Samburu Women Trust, 2012<http://www.awid.org/News-Analysis/New-Resources2/A-New-Report-Samburu-Women-Trust-SWT-Silent-Sacrifice-Girl-child-beading-in-the-Samburu-Community-of-Kenya>: This report describes pilot research conducted by the Samburu Women Trust (SWT), formerly known as (SWEEDO), a community based organization located in Nanyuki, Kenya. The research focused on a practice known as "beading," which can be briefly described as a community-sanctioned, non-marital sexual relationship between Samburu men in the "warrior" age group, and young Samburu girls who are not yet eligible to be married. [Source: AWID].

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.icrw.org/files/publications/Wellspring_Rpt_rev.pdf>: 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. [Source: ICRW].

V. 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.

Forced Intercourse, Individual and Family Context, and Risky Sexual Behavior among Adolescent Girls. Marchand E, Smolkowski K. J. Adolesc. Health, 52(1): 89-95, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_385070_24>: This article tests the hypothesis that individual and family factors associated with adolescent risky sexual behavior (RSB) operate differently in their relationship to RSB among girls who have experienced forced sexual intercourse (FSI), as compared to those girls who have not. [Source: SafetyLit].

Parole Officers' Experiences of the Symptoms of Secondary Trauma in the Supervision of Sex Offenders. Severson M, Pettus-Davis C. Int. J. Offender Ther. Comp. Criminol, 57(1): 5-24, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_384921_28>: This manuscript explores parole officers' and parole officer supervisors' experiences of the symptoms of secondary trauma, defined as the emotional and cognitive experiences of hearing stories that recount one or more traumatic events. [Source: SafetyLit].

Cognition, Empathy, and Sexual Offending. Barnett G.D, Mann R.E. Trauma Violence Abuse, 14(1): 22-33, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_384906_37>: In this review, the authors identify how this assumption has both dominated and limited empathy research with offenders, nearly all of which has been conducted with sexual offenders. [Source: SafetyLit].

Demographics and Care-Seeking Behaviors of Sexual Violence Survivors in South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Bartels S.A, Scott J.A, Leaning J, Kelly J.T, Joyce N.R, Mukwege D, VanRooyen M.J. Disaster Med. Public Health Prep, 6(4): 393-401, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_384094_13>: This analysis aims to provide detailed demographics of sexual violence survivors presenting to Panzi Hospital; to examine how demographic factors might impact patterns of sexual violence; and to describe care-seeking behavior among sexual violence survivors. [Source: SafetyLit].

Police Decision Making in Sexual Assault Cases: Predictors of Suspect Identification and Arrest. Tasca M, Rodriguez N, Spohn C, Koss M.P. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_384147_37>: This article examines the effects of crime seriousness, evidentiary strength, victim blame, and believablity factors on suspect identification and arrest in Arizona. [Source: SafetyLit].

Coping Zone Construction and Mapping: An Exploratory Study of Contextual Coping, PTSD, and Childhood Violence Exposure in Urban Areas. Sloan-Power E.M, Boxer P, McGuirl C, Church R. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_385082_24>: This article explores how urban children aged 11 to 14 cope with multicontextual violence exposures simultaneously and analyzed the immediate action steps these children took when faced with such violence over time. [Source: SafetyLit].

Impact of a School-Based Sexual Abuse Prevention Education Program on the Knowledge and Attitude of High School Girls. Ogunfowokan A.A, Fajemilehin R.B. J. Sch. Nurs, 28(6): 459-468, 2012<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22645094>: This study adopted a quasi-experimental design in which a sexual abuse prevention education package was developed and used to educate high school girls in a selected school in Nigeria. [Source: SafetyLit].

Depression, Sleep Quality, and Maternal Well-Being in Postpartum Women with a History of Sexual Assault: A Comparison of Breastfeeding, Mixed-Feeding, and Formula-Feeding Mothers. Kendall-Tackett K, Cong Z, Hale T.W. Breastfeed. Med, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_384280_28>: This article examines the association between sexual assault and several indices of sleep, depression, and maternal well-being in a large sample of sexual assault survivors in the first year postpartum. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Invisible Suffering: Sexual Coercion, Interpersonal Violence, and Mental Health - A Crosssectional Study among University Students in South-Western Uganda. Agardh A, Tumwine G, Asamoah B.O, Cantor-Graae E. PLoS ONE, 7(12): e51424, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_384183_25>: This article investigates the prevalence of physical and perceived threats of violence among university students in Uganda and to assess the possible relationship between such violence, sexual coercion, and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and psychoticism, respectively. [Source: SafetyLit].

Child Sexual Abuse in the Etiology of Anxiety Disorders: A Systematic Review of Reviews.  Maniglio R. Trauma Violence Abuse, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_384909_24>: This article provides a systematic review of the several reviews that have investigated the literature on the role of child sexual abuse in the etiology of anxiety disorders. [Source: SafetyLit].

Prison Inmates' Views of Whether Reporting Rape is the Same as Snitching: An Exploratory Study and Research Agenda. Garland B, Wilson G. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_385099_37>: This article examines whether prison inmates believe that reporting prison rape is equivalent to snitching and analyzes possible explanations for the inmates' responses. [Source: SafetyLit].

VI. Events

Webcast: Evidence for Violence Prevention across the Lifespan and Around the World: 23-24 January 2013<http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Global/ViolenceForum/2013-JAN-23.aspx>. Using a knowledge management framework, the Institute of Medicine will convene a public workshop to explore the evidentiary basis for violence prevention across the lifespan and throughout the world. The workshop will be webcast globally and online registration<http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1120107/BGH-Webcast-of-Evidence-for-Violence-Prevention-Across-the-Lifespan-and-Around-the-World-A-Workshop-01-23-01-24> is available. More information, including the workshop agenda, is available on the workshop webpage<http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Global/ViolenceForum/2013-JAN-23.aspx>. [Source: Global Violence Prevention].

Call for Participation/Delegates: 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 4 - 15 March 2013, New York, USA.<http://www.americanstudents.us/content/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/CASIN-CSW57-DelegationsApp_Spring2013.pdf> The Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN) is seeking American students and/or young professionals to serve as delegates to the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations (CSW57). The Commission's 2013 priority theme is elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. The Commission will also consider the equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS. Deadline for applications: 11 January 2013. [Source: AWID].

2013 East Africa Men and Boys GBV Symposium, 16 - 18 April 2013, Nairobi, Kenya<http://www.coexistkenya.com/announcement.pdf>. This inaugural symposium, hosted by the Coexist Initiative, aims to mainstream men and boys' engagement in gender-based violence programming in the region. [Source: Coexist Initiative Kenya].

2013 CODESRIA Gender Institute, 17 June - 6 July 2013, Dakar, Senegal<http://www.codesria.org/>. Every year since 1994, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) has organized a Gender Institute which brings together between 12 and 15 researchers for 3 weeks of concentrated debate, experience-sharing and knowledge-building. Initially aimed at promoting widespread awareness of the concept of gender in the social science research community, the institute has subsequently been organized around specific themes designed to strengthen the integration of gender analysis into social science research in Africa and encourage the emergence of a community of researchers versed in the field of gender studies. This year's theme is African Sexualities: Theories, Politics, Action. Applications close: 29 March 2013. [Source: Gain].

IX IASSCS Conference: "Sex and the Marketplaces: What's Love Got To Do With It?". 28 - 31 August 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina.<http://www.iasscs.org/2013conference/registration.htm> The main focus of the upcoming IASSCS International 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. [Source: AWID].

13th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, 15 - 18 September 2013, Dublin, Ireland.<http://www.ispcan.org/event/Dublin2013> At this conference, delegates will have opportunities to discuss the current state of research and interventions on CAN in Europe and internationally, discuss new challenges and emerging topics and help shape national and international responses. Abstract submissions close: 18 January 2013. [Source: ISPCAN].

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunity: Fellowships for Threatened Scholars.<http://www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-scholars/eligibility-amp-criteria.php> The Institute of International Education's (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is pleased to announce a call for applications from scholars facing threats to their lives or academic work. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at colleges, universities and other research institutions outside their home countries anywhere in the world. Deadline for applications: 25 January 2013. [Source: AWID].

Fellowship Opportunity: The Harvard Global Health Graduate Fellowship.<http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=73a92a4017e7488be9b2cfae0&id=b29444693a&e=ccfd84fa59> Applicants from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply with proposals relevant to global health. Applications will be considered from Harvard University students who are currently pursuing a masters or doctoral degree, post-doctoral fellows, and clinical trainees with an academic appointment of fellow or resident at a Harvard-affiliated hospital. The career stage of applicants will be taken into account during the review process. Applications close: 17 February 2013. [Source: Harvard Global Health Institute].

Fellowship Opportunity: The Akili Dada Fellows Programme.<http://www.akilidada.org/what-we-do/innovation-in-leadership-program/akili-dada-fellows/> This Programme awards year-long, renewable fellowships to young women leaders engaged in social change projects of their design.  The programme serves as an incubator providing financial, intellectual, mentoring, and networking resources to young women as they grow their projects to scale and sustainability. Applications close: 15 January 2013. [Source: Pambazuka News].

Funding Opportunity: Small Grants for Innovative Research and Knowledge-Sharing.<http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Documents/Small-Grants-Call-Document.pdf> The Canadian Partnerships (CP) is inviting applications from local, regional, national and international organizations based in Canada that are engaged in producing or sharing "research and knowledge for development". The aim is to improve Canadians' understanding of global development issues that affect Canada and LMICs and increase the knowledge and skills to address them. Applications close: 7 January 2013. [Source: Afro-nets].

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

MenEngage Global Communications and Campaigns Manager<mailto:hiring at genderjustice.org.za> / MenEngage / Johannesburg or Cape Town, South Africa / Closing date: January 21, 2013. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

MenEngage Global Coordinator<mailto:contactdc at promundo.org.br> / MenEngage / Washington D.C, USA / Closing date: January 21, 2012. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Qualitative Research Consultant<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Qualitative-Research-Consultant> / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Malindi, Kenya. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 December 2012].

Gender and Governance Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Governance-Manager> / Oxfam GB / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: January 11, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 December 2012].

Programme Associate, Africa and the Middle East<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Associate-Africa-and-the-Middle-East> / Mama Cash / Amsterdam, the Netherlands / Closing date: January 13, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 December 2012].

Psychosocial Advisor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Psychosocial-Advisor-Trainer-female> / Trainer (female) / medica mondiale / Zwedru, Liberia / Closing date: January 20, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 December 2012].

Interns<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Interns> / National Alliance of Women Human Right Defenders (NAWHRD) / Kathmandu, Nepal / Closing date: January 15, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 December 2012].

Advocacy Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advocacy-Coordinator> / The Nobel Women's Initiative / Ottawa, Ontario, Canada / Closing date: January 2, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 December 2012].

Internship<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Internship> / PWESCR / New Delhi, India / Closing date: January 6, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 December 2012].

Senior Gender Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Gender-Specialist> / The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) / Amman, Jordan / Closing date: January 31, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 December 2012].

Gender Adviser<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Adviser> / OSCE / Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan / Closing date: January 11, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 December 2012].

Policy Officer (Migration, Anti-Discrimination) and Project Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-Officer-Migration-Anti-Discrimination-and-Project-Coordinator> / European Women's Lobby / Brussels, Belgium / Closing date: January 18, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 December 2012].


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