[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 06 06 2013

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jun 6 17:34:52 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. What's new at the SVRI?
II. SVRI members requests
III. Sexual violence in the news
IV.  Websites
V.  Online publications/resources
VI. Journal articles
VII. Events
VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
IX. Vacancies


I. What's new at the SVRI?

[cid:image003.jpg at 01CE62DC.14A52EE0]<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/index.htm>1) SVRI Forum 2013: Abstract submission extended to June 10th!

Call for Abstracts
Due to overwhelming interest expressed in the SVRI Forum over the past few days, and the technical problems we have experienced with the online submission process we have decided to extend the deadline for abstract submissions to 10 June 2013. Visit: http://www.svri.org/forum2013/abstracts.htm to submit your abstract.

Venue
The SVRI Forum 2013 will be held at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok is one of Asia's most distinctive and captivating destinations; a vibrant cosmopolitan city that offers travellers a stimulating and enriching experience. For more information, visit: http://www.svri.org/forum2013/venue.htm.

Accommodation
Preferential room rates at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers have been negotiated for SVRI Forum delegates. To book your accommodation for the SVRI Forum 2013 contact:
Phone: (66) (2) 266 0123
Fax: (66) (2) 236 8320
E-mail: 00172.info at sheraton.com<mailto:00172.info at sheraton.com>

To view this information in your web browser, please click here<http://www.soafrica.com/emailers/2013/svri/5June13/5June13.html>. For more information, visit the conference website at: http://www.svri.org/forum2013/index.htm or contact us at svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>.
We look forward to seeing you in Thailand!

2) Call for applications to join the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Coordinating Group:

Through this call for applications, the SVRI would like to invite appropriately skilled and experienced experts to join the SVRI Coordinating Group. We are particularly interested filling regional gaps on the Coordinating Group through the identification of candidates from Asia-Pacific and / or Eastern Europe.  Nominations of people from other parts of the world will also be considered. For more information, visit: http://www.svri.org/CallCGroupApplications.pdf. Nominations should be sent to svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> or elizabeth.dartnall at mrc.ac.za<mailto:elizabeth.dartnall at mrc.ac.za> by Friday 21st June 2013.

II. SVRI members requests

1) Request for literature: Understanding and addressing the intersections of violence against women and children

Ms Alessandra Guedes at Intra Family Violence at PAHO will be conducting a pre-conference workshop - in conjunction with PEPFAR, WHO, and UNICEF - at the SVRI Forum 2013<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/> in Bangkok, where the SVRI is making an important link to the field of child protection. The workshop is entitled "Breaking the cycle: Understanding and addressing the intersections of violence against women and children".

She is currently compiling a literature overview matrix that explores the intersections and differentiation between research, practice, and policy with regards to violence against women and violence against children. Through this request, Alessandra is calling for any materials in this area, notably that which argues for a differentiated child-friendly and/or sensitive approach. Anything that squarely addresses the needs of children in the area of violence including published documents you feel highlight and embrace a specific child-oriented approach to violence--this could be program, research or policy-related are welcomed. Please contact Ms Jessica Deas if you have any information to contribute at: deasj at paho.org<mailto:deasj at paho.org>.

2) Calling gender experts: UN Women roster of gender experts and trainers

UN Women, in collaboration with the UN System Staff College<http://www.unssc.org/home/>, launched a call for experts to sign up to its new UN Women Expert and Trainer Roster initiative<http://www.unwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/call-for-consultants-final2.pdf>, an online database of experts who are available, as a global pool of gender experts, to work for UN Women. The UN Women Training Centre is the UN's leading centre of excellence in training and in setting global standards in training for gender equality. UN Women is inviting experts and trainers (individuals, not firms) on gender issues to share their professional experience and knowledge. Currently, the registration is open to specialists in the areas of gender equality, economic empowerment, political participation, peace and security, and HIV/AIDS. The database is expected to expand to provide more opportunities to register in other subject areas. The roster aims to help UN Women identify and mobilize a diverse range of experienced professionals and trainers on gender equality from around the world. Details on how to apply and become part of this roster are available here<http://www.unwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/call-for-consultants-final2.pdf>. To register, visit: http://unwomen.unssc.org/sites/set_language/eng/. [Source: Pacwin].

3) Understanding how researchers analyse human rights violation data

If you conduct research that involves analysing human rights violation data, you are being invited to participate in this Western University survey for understanding the data used in human rights violation research and the researchers' data analysis practices. The findings will help elicit design requirements of a software program that aims at facilitating analysis process of human rights violation data. If you would like to participate in this survey, please click on the link below to access the letter of information and survey link. For every successfully completed survey, the team will donate $2 (CAD) to the United Way. Participate in the Survey<http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/humanrightsresearch/the-human-rights-research-project-survey/>. [Source: AWID].

III. Sexual violence in the news

Booysen rape: Why NPA rejected alleged killer's plea. Mail and Guardian, 5 June 2013<http://mg.co.za/article/2013-06-05-booysen-rape-why-npa-rejected-alleged-killers-plea>: The NPA says it rejected Johannes Kana's guilty plea for the rape of slain teenager Anene Booysen because it would have implied a lesser sentence.

U.S. lawmakers act to limit military authority in sex assault cases. Reuters, 5 June 2013<http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/05/us-usa-military-sexassault-congress-idUSBRE9541IG20130605>: U.S. lawmakers, reacting to a spate of sexual violence seen as a "cancer" in the armed forces, backed a measure on Wednesday that would strip military commanders of their ability to overturn convictions for rape and other sexual assaults.

Papua New Guinea acts to repeal sorcery law after strife, New York Times, 29 May 2013<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/world/asia/papua-new-guinea-moves-to-repeal-sorcery-act.html?_r=1&>: The Parliament of Papua New Guinea has voted to repeal the country's Sorcery Act and to reinstate the death penalty in certain cases to help stem an increase in violence against people accused of practicing black magic.

IV. Websites

Start Strong<http://www.startstrongteens.org/>: This website provides information on the largest initiative ever funded to prevent teen dating violence and abuse by teaching 11- to- 14-year-olds about healthy relationships. This innovative approach to prevention is rallying entire communities to promote healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence in middle schools. [Source: Futures without Violence].

New Woman Foundation Egypt<http://nwrcegypt.org/en/>: This Egyptian feminist non- governmental organization works through advocacy, action-oriented research and mobilization of women around gender specific issues. [Source: NWRC Egypt].

V. Online publications/resources

"Basically... porn is everywhere" A rapid evidence assessment on the effect that access and exposure to pornography has on children and young people. Horvath M.A.H, Alys L, Massey K, Pina A, Scally M and Adler J.R. Children's Commissioner, 2013<http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/content/publications/content_667>: Conducted by a consortium led by Middlesex University, this report explores the effects that exposure and access to pornography have on children and young people. [Source: Middlesex University].

The state of the world's children 2013: Children with disabilities. UNICEF, 2013<http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.org/sites/default/files/documents/SOWC%202013-Main%20Report_EN.pdf>: This edition includes contributions by young people and parents who show that, when given that chance, children with disabilities are more than capable of overcoming barriers to their inclusion, of taking their rightful place as equal participants in society and of enriching the life of their communities. [Source: SRSG eNews].

Program H|M|D: A toolkit for action/ engaging youth to achieve gender equity. Promundo, Instituto PAPAI, Salud y Género and ECOS, 2013<http://www.promundo.org.br/en/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/hmd_toolkit_final_web-1.pdf>: This Toolkit presents the short version of the approach contained in Programs H and M. It seeks to make the model accessible so that an increasing number of teachers, facilitators, youth workers, coaches and health workers have the means to become gender equality activists - engaging young people to achieve lives free of inequalities, discrimination and violence, and with full access to and knowledge about sexual health and other health services. [Source: Promundo].

VI. 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.

Controlled trial of psychotherapy for Congolese survivors of sexual violence. Bass J.K, Annan J, McIvor Murray S, Kaysen D, Griffiths S, Cetinoglu T et al. N Engl J Med 2013<http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1211853?query=featured_home&#t=article>: This study evaluates an adaptation of group cognitive processing therapy provided by community-based paraprofessionals (psychosocial assistants), supervised by psychosocial staff at a nongovernmental organization (NGO) and by clinical experts based in the United States. [Source: IRC].

Gender and development: Working with men for gender equality in Rwanda. Carlson K and  Randell S. Agenda: Empowering women for gender equity, published online, 2013<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10130950.2013.796075#.UbCdQtj4Lrw>: This Briefing examines the recent approach of the Government of Rwanda and Rwandan civil society to involve men in gender equality initiatives. [Source: SRIA Rwanda].

Domestic violence against single, never-married women in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Assaf S and Chaban S. Violence against Women, 19(3) 422-441, 2013<http://vaw.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/04/29/1077801213486330.abstract>: This study examines the association between decision-making power, with other background variables, and domestic violence against single, never-married women in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). [Source: University of Padova].

Sexual violence: a descriptive study of rape victims and care in a university referral center in São Paulo State, Brazil. Facuri Cde O, Fernandes A.M, Oliveira K.D, Andrade Tdos S, Azevedo R.C. Cad. Saude Publica, 29(5): 889-898, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_400965_24>: This study aims to characterize the population of female rape victims and describe the characteristics of the sexual assault and the care provided at a university referral center. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexually intrusive behavior among alleged CSA male victims: : a prospective study. Hershkowitz I. Sex Abuse, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_400541_24>: To identify variables that moderate the early onset of SIB in a sample of boys, alleged victims of sexual abuse, the current study involved a prospective examination of all investigations of male CSA victims and those of boys aged under 14 who were suspected of committing SIBs on other children in Israel over a 10-year period. [Source: SafetyLit].

Professional efficacy and working with victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Warrener C, Postmus J.L, McMahon S. Affilia, 28(2): 194-206, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_400763_20>: This article focuses on the confidence and comfort that social work students have in working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and identifies the factors that affect professional efficacy among these students. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual assault resistance education for university women: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial (SARE trial). Senn C.Y, Eliasziw M, Barata P.C, Thurston W.E, Newby-Clark I.R, Radtke H.L, Hobden K.L. BMC Womens Health 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_400958_20>: The aim of this randomized controlled trial is to determine whether a novel, small-group sexual assault resistance education program can reduce the incidence of sexual assault among university-attending women, when compared to current university practice of providing informational brochures. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

Webinar series: Start Strong. Building healthy teen relationships<http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/section/_webinars>. This webinar series about Start Strong is an initiative of which Futures Without Violence served as the national program office. This teen dating violence prevention initiative targeting middle school youth has wrapped up after four years of program implementation. These webinars will be an opportunity for Start Strong program staff from across the country to share promising practices, key strategies and usable tools on the four components of the Start Strong initiative, along with evaluation results. [Source: Futures Without Violence].

Webinar: Shifting Boundaries. Lessons on relationships for students in middle school, lessons learned from implementing a sexual harassment/violence prevention program, 20 June 2013<http://www.preventconnect.org/2013/05/shifting_boundaries/>. This program is unique in that it embraces an environmental approach that identifies multiple strategies to support young people - both school-wide interventions and classroom lessons. Join this conversation to learn about the program's multiple strategies, to reflect on the lessons learned from implementing the program, and to review findings of a multi-year study of the program. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Short course: Fundamentals of Epidemiology, 18 July - 31 October 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa<mailto:lezel at sun.ac.za>. This epidemiology short course is offered using a combination of contact time in the class and self-study using Webstudies. It is equivalent to the Fundamentals of Epidemiology in MSc Clinical Epidemiology. Closing date: 30 June 2013. For more information contact: lezel at sun.ac.za<mailto:lezel at sun.ac.za>.

HREA Advocacy Institute, 6 - 9 August 2013, Cambridge (Massachusetts), USA.<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/Advocacy-Institute> The Advocacy Institute is an annual advanced training program for staff members of NGOs and inter-governmental organizations that have a human rights mandate. The training aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and understanding of critical concepts and exposure to skilled-based advocacy methods and tools. Register online. [Source: AWID].

Conference: 6th CSBR Sexuality Institute, 18 - 24 August 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/Sexuality-Institute>. The conference brings together leading sexual and reproductive rights activists, academics and researchers and includes lectures, group work, round-tables, panels, site visits and film screenings, as well as a methodology to engage participants' own experiences around sexuality. Register by 12 June 2013. [Source: AWID].

Training Course: The European Institute for Gender Equality Publication/Editing Traineeship, Vilnius, Lithuania (6 months)<http://eige.europa.eu/content/career-opportunity/eige-2013-tr-07>. The EIGE announces a traineeship opportunity lasting up to six months for a graduate who is either a national of an EU member state or an EFTA country. The registration of applications will begin on 1 June 2013 and will close on 30 June 2013. [Source: AWID].

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship opportunity: 2014 HIV Prevention Research Advocacy<http://www.avac.org/ht/d/sp/i/305/pid/305>. The AVAC HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellowship pairs emerging leaders in advocacy and activism with existing organizations to develop and execute creative, context-specific projects focused on HIV prevention research. Applications close: 5 August 2013. [Source: 60 percent].

IX. Vacancies

Consultant - Initial scoping of tools and methodologies to measure sexual violence against children in humanitarian contexts<mailto:Katharine%20Williamson%20%3cK.Williamson at savethechildren.org.uk%3e> / Save the Children / Open until filled (consultancy period: June to 31 July) / Contact: For Terms of Reference, email Katharine Williamson at K.Williamson at savethechildren.org.uk<mailto:K.Williamson at savethechildren.org.uk>.

Director, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)<http://careers.un.org/> / United Nations / Turin, Italy / Closing date: July 27, 2013. [Source: UN].

Head of Policy & Influencing<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Head-of-Policy-Influencing> / Womankind Worldwide / London, UK / Closing date: June 14, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 June 2013].

Communications Coordinator<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Coordinator> / Population Action International (PAI) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 June 2013].

Program Officer for Asia Pacific<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-for-Asia-Pacific> / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 June 2013].

Program Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Sub-Saharan-Africa> / The Global Fund for Women / San Francisco, CA, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 June 2013].

Human Rights Fellow for U.S. Legal Program<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Human-Rights-Fellow-for-U.S.-Legal-Program> / The Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: June 28, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 June 2013].

Advocacy Manager for U.S. Legal Program<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advocacy-Manager-for-U.S.-Legal-Program> / The Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: June 28, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 June 2013].

Gender Specialist, PROGRESS<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist-PROGRESS> / Social Impact / South Sudan / Closing date: June 8, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 June 2013].

Deputy Regional Director (Humanitarian)<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Deputy-Regional-Director-Humanitarian> / Oxfam GB / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: June 8, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 June 2013].

Programme Manager 'Women on the Frontline' Programme<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Manager-Women-on-the-Frontline-Programme> / Hivos / The Hague, the Netherlands / Closing date: June 10, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 June 2013].

Programme Officer<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Officer> / Just Detention International (JDI) / Johannesburg, South Africa / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 June 2013].

Research Expert, preferably Psychologist (female)<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Expert-preferably-Psychologist-female> / medica mondiale e.V. / South East Liberia / Closing date: June 7, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 June 2013].

Director of Programmes and Learning<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-of-Programmes-and-Learning> / Gender Links / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: June 21, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 June 2013].

Gender Equality Research Fellow<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Equality-Research-Fellow> / The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) / Budapest, Hungary / Closing date: June 9, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 June 2013].

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