[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 24 01 2013

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jan 24 14:52:33 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. SVRI Members Requests
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. SVRI Members Requests

1) Call for Papers and Workshop - Literature review on the Effects that Access and Exposure to Pornography has on Children and Young People

A consortium led by Middlesex University has been commissioned by the Office of the Children's Commissioner to conduct a literature review on the Effects that Access and Exposure to Pornography has on Children and Young People.

The consortium writing to ask for assistance obtaining any literature that may be relevant. Current searches of many academic databases are being conducted but much of the work done on this topic may not have been published in academic journals and books. They would therefore be extremely grateful if you could alert them to any unpublished material / material published in non-academic places / documents / reports / briefings (i.e. grey literature) that is in the public domain.Ideally if you could attach the documents that would be excellent otherwise if you could provide a full reference and its source that would be very helpful.

A dedicated non-confidential email address has been set up in order to receive large files for anything you are able to provide us with - please send any electronic materials to: occlitreview at gmail.com<mailto:occlitreview at gmail.com> To protect your materials, we request that submissions are compressed (e.g. via Winzip or 7Zip) and password protected. We are working to a very short timescale so need to receive all materials as promptly as possible and by the 4th February 2013 at the latest please

A workshop will be hosted on Tuesday 5th March in central London to discuss the preliminary themes of the literature review with relevant parties to ensure that the final report produced will appropriately represent the evidence base. If you are interested in attending this event and inputting into the work further, please send an email to m.horvath at mdx.ac.uk<mailto:m.horvath at mdx.ac.uk> briefly stating why you would like to take part (places will be strictly limited). Thank you in advance for your help with this very important project.

2) Survey Request: Monitoring Survey on Sexuality Activism and the Internet

What is the role of the internet in your work to advance sexual rights? What are some of the obstacles, threats or challenges that you have faced online? The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) invites you to participate in a survey on Internet regulation and sexual rights. This survey aims to find out how activists working on sexuality rights use the Internet in their work, and what difficulties they face in using it freely and fully.

The survey is part of APC's EROTICS project (Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet), which aims to strengthen the capacity of advocates for sexual rights, women's rights and gender equality to resist Internet content regulation through knowledge and skills building and advocacy.

To participate, visit: https://www.apc.org/limesurvey/index.php?sid=17763&lang=en. There are 25 questions in the survey and should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time and contribution to this important area of work. For more information, please contact: Caroline Tagny (caroline at apcwomen.org) or Jac sm Kee (jac at apcwomen.org).

II. Sexual Violence in the News

Dating Violence and Severe Abuse at Home Linked, Medical News Today, 23 January 2013<http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/255217.php>: Young urban black women who are exposed to severe abuse within their families are much more likely to be victims of dating violence, according to a study led by a Michigan State University researcher.

Screen All Women of Childbearing Age for Partner Violence, Say USPSTF, AAFP, AAFP News, 22 January 2013<http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/publications/news/news-now/health-of-the-public/20130122ipvscreening.html>: Both the AAFP and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) have updated their positions on screening for intimate partner violence (IPV), calling on physicians to screen all women of childbearing age, regardless of whether symptoms are present, and provide or refer women who screen positive to intervention services.

Sexual Violence a Factor in Syrian Refugee Crisis, Voice of America, 21 January 2013<http://www.voanews.com/content/sexual-violence-a-facgor-in-syrian-refugee-crisis/1588105.html>: Rape is becoming increasingly widespread in Syria, where a civil war has been underway for almost two years, and recent studies indicate much of it is being carried out by troops and militias loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

Democratic Republic of Congo: Sexual Violence Rife in Goma Camps, Médecins Sans Frontières, 17 January 2013<http://www.msf.org/msf/articles/2013/01/democratic-republic-of-congo-sexual-violence-rife-in-goma-camps.cfm>: In December, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated 95 cases of sexual violence at the Mugunga III displaced persons' camp. MSF denounces the lack of action on the part of those responsible for protecting civilians and the poor security conditions in the Goma camps.

Afghanistan: Accelerated 'Lawlessness' Endangers More Afghan Women, 21 December 2012<http://womennewsnetwork.net/2012/12/21/afghanistan-lawlessness/>: In Afghanistan, this year's observance of International Human Rights Day, December 10, began with the murder of a rights advocate.

Standing Up to the "Epidemic" of Violence against Women, WHO EMRO Media Centre, 9 December 2012<http://www.emro.who.int/media/news/stop-violence-against-women.html>: Four United Nations organizations issued today a joint statement calling for everyone to stand up to the epidemic of violence against women.

III. Websites

PAHO<http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=91&Itemid=220&lang=en>: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with almost 110 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas.

SAMSOSA<http://www.samsosa.org/wp/>: The aim of South African Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (SAMSOSA) is to provide a support structure for non-offending male survivors of sexual abuse and rape.

IV. Online Publications/Resources

The Evaluation of Campus-Based Gender Violence Prevention Programming: What We Know about Program Effectiveness and Implications for Practitioners. Gibbons R.E in consultation with Evans J. VAWnet.org, 2013<http://www.vawnet.org/applied-research-papers/summary.php?doc_id=3486&find_type=web_desc_AR>: This Applied Research paper reviews available evidence on the effectiveness of gender violence prevention programs on college campuses, explores various models of campus-based prevention programming, and discusses the implications of emerging themes from the literature for practice. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Violence against Women in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Analysis of Population-Based Data from 12 Countries. Bott S, Guedes A, Goodwin M and Adams Mendoza J. PAHO, 2012<http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8175%3Aviolence-against-women-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean&catid=1505%3Asde-about-us&Itemid=1519&lang=en>: This report, produced by the Pan American Health Organization, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, highlights that intimate partner and sexual violence against women is widespread in all Latin American and the Caribbean countries where survey data are available

A Review and Evaluation of Multi-Sectoral Response Services ('One-Stop Centers') for Gender-Based Violence in Kenya and Zambia. Keesbury J, Onyango-Ouma W, Undie C, Maternowska C, Mugisha F, Kahega E, and Askew I. Population Council, 2012<http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/2012RH_SGBV_OSCRevEval.pdf>: The goals of this assessment are two-fold: First, to assess the effectiveness of different OSC models in terms of health and legal outcomes for survivors, and the cost-effectiveness of these models; and second, to identify lessons learned in OSC implementation with recommendations for both start-up and scale-up. [Source: Population Council].

Technical Assistance Guide and Resource Kit for Primary Prevention and Evaluation. Townsend S.M. PCAR, 2009<http://nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/Projects_RPE_PCAR_TA_Guide_for_Evaluation_2009.pdf>: This manual is intended to support prevention educators in building upon what they are already doing to evaluate their programs. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Resources in Spanish:

La Trata de Mujeres: Una Expresión de la Violencia Contra las Mujeres. Carcedo A. OIM. 2012:<http://issuu.com/iomsanjose/docs/tratademujeresyviolencia> The study warns that although human trafficking of women is mainly for sexual exploitation, there are cases of labour exploitation, begging and organ extraction.  Children of female victims are also exploited by traffickers. [Source: IOM].

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.

Roman Catholic Clergy who have Sexually Abused Children: Their Perceptions of Their Developmental Experience. D'Alton P, Guilfoyle M, Randall P. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_388006_24>: This article explores the perceptions of nine clerical child sex offenders in relation to their developmental experience. [Source: SafetyLit].

A Randomized Clinical Trial of Cognitive Processing Therapy for Veterans with PTSD Related to Military Sexual Trauma. Surís A, Link-Malcolm J, Chard K, Ahn C, North C. J. Trauma. Stress, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_388324_28>: In this randomized controlled clinical trial, the authors evaluate the effectiveness of cognitive processing therapy (CPT) in the treatment of self-reported and clinician-assessed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to military sexual trauma (MST), along with depressive symptoms. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual Assertiveness Mediates the Effect of Social Interaction Anxiety on Sexual Victimization Risk among College Women. Schry A.R, White S.W. Behav. Ther, 44(1): 125-136, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_387979_24>: This article examines social interaction anxiety as a risk factor for sexual victimization. [Source: SafetyLit].

How Does Sex Trafficking Increase the Risk of HIV Infection? An Observational Study from Southern India. Wirth K.E, Tchetgen Tchetgen E.J, Silverman J.G, Murray M.B. Am. J. Epidemiol, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_388301_8>: This article assesses whether the association between sex trafficking and HIV could be explained by self-reported forced prostitution or young age at entry into prostitution. [Source: SafetyLit].

Violence and HIV Risk among Female Sex Workers in Southern India. Deering K.N, Bhattacharjee P, Mohan H.L, Bradley J, Shannon K, Boily M.C, Ramesh B.M, Isac S, Moses S, Blanchard J. Sex. Transm. Dis, 42(2): 168-174, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_388335_20>: This article characterises the type and frequency of violence against female sex workers (FSWs) perpetrated by their clients and their main intimate or other nonpaying partner (NPP) and examined the relationship between violence and inconsistent condom use. [Source: SafetyLit].

Perceived Sexual Control, Sex-Related Alcohol Expectancies and Behavior Predict Substance Related Sexual Revictimization. Walsh K, Messman-Moore T, Zerubavel N, Chandley R.B, Denardi K.A, Walker D.P. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_388001_24>: This study tests a path model positing that lowered perceptions of sexual control resulting from CSA may be associated with increased sex-related alcohol expectancies and heightened likelihood of risky sexual behavior, which in turn, may predict adult substance-related rape. [Source: SafetyLit].

Suicide Attempts among Men with Histories of Child Sexual Abuse: Examining Abuse Severity, Mental Health, and Masculine Norms. Easton S.D, Renner L.M, O'Leary P. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_388007_24>: This article examines the relationship between abuse severity, mental health, masculine norms and recent suicide attempts among men with histories of child sexual abuse (CSA). [Source: SafetyLit].

VI. Events

Online Training Course: Evaluating Sexual Violence Prevention Programs: Steps and Strategies for Preventionists<http://nsvrc.org/elearning/20026>. This course, which should take approximately 60 minutes to complete, will help users identify where their program has the skills and resources to do evaluation and where they may need some help. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Distance Training Course: KODE Understanding & Addressing Gender Based Violence in Development Context. Starting dates for 2013: 23 February; 22 June and 28 September.<http://www.kodeonline.com/> This is an eight week distance education course that is offered to development workers and those interested in addressing GBV globally. Course participants can choose to receive the entire course content via internet down load or on CD.  Course tutors are specialists in students per tutor are restricted to fifteen so as to ensure a great learning experience for the course participants. [Source: KODE].

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunity: The Women's Health Research Unit Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.<http://www.hst.org.za/content/postdoctoral-research-fellowship> The successful postdoctoral fellow selected for this programme will be required to conduct research with senior Unit members in the field of women's sexual and reproductive health and rights. The fellow will assist with all aspects of developing and implementing research projects including research grant writing, data analysis and report writing and other dissemination activities such as manuscript writing. Application deadline extended until filled. [Source: 60 percent].

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

Deputy Director, Programmes<mailto:contactdc at promundo.org.br> / Promundo-US / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: February 25, 2013. [Source: Promundo-US].

Consultant - Pacific Costing Study on the Impact of Violence Against Women<http://www.forumsec.org/resources/uploads/attachments/documents/TOR%20for%20VAW%20Costing_FINAL.pdf> / The Pacific Islands Forum / Closing date: February 8, 2013. For more information, contact: angelat at forumsec.org.fj<mailto:angelat at forumsec.org.fj> and/or bethannp at forumsec.org.fj<mailto:bethannp at forumsec.org.fj>. [Source: Pacwin].

Capacity Building Manager, Protection and WPE<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8820> / International Rescue Committee / Baghdad, Iraq / Closing date: March 23, 2013. [Source: IRC].

Protection Manager<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8820> / International Rescue Committee / Adjoung, South Sudan / Closing date: March 23, 2013. [Source: IRC].

Protection Manager<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8820> / International Rescue Committee / Bentiu, South Sudan / Closing date: March 23, 2013. [Source: IRC].

Protection Manager<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8820> / International Rescue Committee / Rumbek, South Sudan / Closing date: March 23, 2013. [Source: IRC].

Protection Manager<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8820>/ International Rescue Committee / Yida, South Sudan / Closing date: March 23, 2013. [Source: IRC].

Director, Regional Center for Europe and Central Asia<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-Regional-Center-for-Europe-and-Central-Asia> / UN Women / Istanbul, Turkey / Closing date: February 11, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 21 January 2013].

Deputy Director, Regional Center for Europe and Central Asia<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Deputy-Director-Regional-Center-for-Europe-and-Central-Asia> / UN Women / Istanbul, Turkey / Closing date: February 11, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 21 January 2013].

Gender Specialist<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist-Bosnia> / Counterpart International / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Closing date: February 13, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 21 January 2013].

Regional Gender Equality Programme Specialist<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Gender-Equality-Programme-Specialist> / Plan / Panama / Closing date: February 8, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 21 January 2013].

2013-2014 Associateships on New Media in Feminist Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/2013-2014-Associateships-on-New-Media-in-Feminist-Scholarship-Teaching-and-Activism> / The Five College Women's Studies Research Center / Amherst, MA, USA / Closing date: February 1, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 21 January 2013].

Gender Programme Coordinator<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Programme-Coordinator> / Minority Rights Group (MRG) / Somalia/Somaliland or Kenya / Closing date: February 4, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 21 January 2013].

Office of the President (OTP) Intern<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Office-of-the-President-OTP-Intern> / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 21 January 2013].

Coordinator, International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Coordinator-International-Campaign-to-Stop-Rape-and-Gender-Violence-in-Conflict> / The Nobel Women's Initiative / Ottawa, Canada / Closing date: March 1, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 21 January 2013].

Associate Director for Women and Gender in International Development<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Associate-Director-for-Women-and-Gender-in-International-Development> / The Office of International Research, Education, and Development / Virginia Tech / Blacksburg, VA, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 21 January 2013].

2013 Fellowship<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/2013-Fellowship2> / Changing Our World / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: March 1, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 21 January 2013].

Communications Manager<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Manager> / The Women's Refugee Commission / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 21 January 2013].

Program Specialist<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Specialist> / The Women's Refugee Commission / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 21 January 2013].

Program Officer<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer> / Urgent Action Fund / San Francisco, CA, USA / Closing date: February 10, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 21 January 2013].

Director of Development<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Development> / Urgent Action Fund / San Francisco, CA, USA / Closing date: February 10, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 21 January 2013].

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Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated evidence-based responses.

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