[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 13 06 13

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jun 13 15:01:19 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 request: Request for participation in research on trauma and growth with adult individuals who have experienced childhood sexual violence
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?

1) Update on the SVRI Forum 2013: Evidence into action, 14 - 17 October, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract submissions are now closed. Early registration<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/registration.htm> closes 31 July. Please visit the SVRI Forum 2013<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/> website for information on accommodation<mailto:accommodation>, the conference venue<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/venue.htm>, pre-conference workshops<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/workshop.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>.

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 request: Request for participation in research on trauma and growth with adult individuals who have experienced childhood sexual violence

Adult individuals who have experienced childhood sexual violence are being invited to participate in the research study, Speaking Through Images: A Photovoice Study With Adult Individuals Who Have Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence. Ann Bursey, a doctoral candidate at Argosy University San Francisco Bay Area, is reopening recruitment for this research study to explore what participants think, believe, and have experienced with social support, personal disclosure, and personal growth related to their childhood sexual violence experiences.  This study partially fulfills the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology.

Participants will include female, male and transgender individuals who are now 18-years-old or older; who experienced sexual violence before the age of 18. Participants in this study will be asked to complete four surveys online that will ask about general demographics, childhood sexual violence experiences, and both social support and personal disclosure around childhood sexual violence experiences.  Participants will then be asked to use photography and original written works to describe experiences with social support and personal growth around their experiences with childhood sexual violence.  The research concludes with one final online survey that will ask about personal growth. This research offers a degree of anonymity as it will take place completely online.

Only 2 participants are needed to complete this study. Please consider passing along this information to individuals who may be interested in participating and supporting this important work. Much gratitude to those who would consider helping with this study! For more information, please visit the study website, speakingthroughimages.com, the study Facebook page, Speaking Through Images, or contact Ann directly at speakingthroughimages at gmail.com<mailto:speakingthroughimages at gmail.com>

III. Sexual violence in the news

Mental health services inadequate for survivors of intimate partner violence. Medical News Today, 12 June 2013<http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/261768.php>: Although many abused women suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or depression, they are not receiving needed mental health services, a University of Missouri researcher found.

Egyptian girl dies undergoing circumcision. Al Arabiya, 10 June 2013<http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/06/10/Egyptian-girl-dies-while-being-circumcised.html>: Suhair al-Bata'a, a 13-year-old Egyptian girl, has died undergoing circumcision at a village in the Daqahliya governorate northeast of Cairo, Egyptian media reported on Sunday.

Turkey: A history of sexual violence. The Guardian, 10 June 2013<http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/2013/jun/10/turkey-history-sexual-violence>: Reporting on cases of sexual abuse in Turkey is often difficult; the issue is still taboo in Turkish culture, as well as the fact that much of Turkish media don't report on such cases as they tarnish the country's modern and secular image.

Dropped charges in deadly rape provoke fury in South Africa, and pessimism. New York Times, 8 June 2013<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/world/africa/rape-and-murder-stirs-fury-in-south-africa.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0>: The attack, in February, produced such revulsion and outrage that it quickly became a national symbol of the epidemic of violence against women in South Africa, much as other recent cases have forced national soul-searching on sexual violence plaguing India, Egypt and Brazil.

Uzbekistan: Tough penalties for underage marriage. StopVAW Monitor, 7 June 2013<http://www.stopvaw.org/uzbekistan_tough_penalties_for_underage_marriage.html>: Uzbekistan recently took action to curb underage marriage in the country. A new law, which took effect May 1, 2013, increases penalties for violation of legislation on marriage age (currently set at age 18 for men and age 17 for women).

IV. Websites

Child Recovery and Reintegration Network<http://www.childrecovery.info/About-us.34.0.html>: This Network supports and strengthens research, knowledge and learning surrounding the recovery and reintegration of children affected by sexual exploitation and related trafficking globally. [Source: Child Recovery and Reintegration Network].

Development Connections<http://www.dvcn.org/?utm_source=Email+Created+2013%2F06%2F11%2C+6%3A31+AM&utm_campaign=Competencia+comunitaria&utm_medium=email>: This technical assistance and consulting organization that offers support for development initiatives advancing social equity and human rights. [Source: DVCN].

War Child Holland I DEAL<http://www.warchildlearning.org/ideal?utm_source=Child+Recovery+Network+subscription+list&utm_campaign=7f82590750-Updates_from_Child_Recovery_Network_014_15_2011&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b104091b4b-7f82590750-223016729>: I DEAL is a life skills intervention that combines creative activities with games and group discussions to build the resilience and improve the coping skills of children and young people to better 'deal' with their daily lives. [Source: Child Recovery and Reintegration Network].

V. Online publications/resources

Manual: Training for women's empowerment. medica mondiale and medica mondiale Liberia, 2013<http://www.medicamondiale.org/fileadmin/content/07_Infothek/Publikationen/medica_mondiale_Liberia_Training_Manual_basic_level.pdf>: This training manual is written for facilitators/trainers, and guides them through a process of five to six modules, each lasting between three and five days and dealing with different aspects of gender based violence, helping and behaviour change. [Source: medica mondiale].

Feminist reflections: UN's high level panel report on post-2015 development agenda. Rutgers Center for Women's Global Leadership, 2013<http://awid.org/News-Analysis/New-Resources2/Feminist-Reflections-on-the-United-Nation-s-High-Level-Panel-s-Report>: This review reflects the combined efforts of the drafting team who think it is critical that feminist voices on the range of issues related to sustainable development and the realization of women's rights and gender equality be articulated and hope that these critical reflections will be useful to you as you advocate for the realization of women's rights, gender equality and social justice. [Source: AWID].

Evaluating outcomes: Retrak's use of the Child Status Index to measure wellbeing of street-connected children. Corcoran S and Wakia J. Retrak 2013<http://www.retrak.org/uploaded/Retrak%20Research%20Evaluating%20Outcomes%20May%2013.pdf?utm_source=Child+Recovery+Network+subscription+list&utm_campaign=7f82590750-Updates_from_Child_Recovery_Network_014_15_2011&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b104091b4b-7f82590750-223016729>: This paper is the initial review of the findings of the CSI in the pilot period, 2011 and 2012, as a measurement of child wellbeing and a tool for tracking children's progress along their Retrak journey to establish the impact of Retrak's programmes in both Ethiopia and Uganda. [Source: Child Recovery and Reintegration Network].

Summary: Reintegrating and reducing harmful behavior and lifestyles in street-connected children: What is the evidence for what works? Coren E, Hossain R, Pardo Pardo J, Veras M.M.S, Chakraborty K, Harris H, Martin A.J Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013<http://ph.cochrane.org/sites/ph.cochrane.org/files/uploads/street%20connected%20children_onepagesummary.pdf?utm_source=Child+Recovery+Network+subscription+list&utm_campaign=7f82590750-Updates_from_Child_Recovery_Network_014_15_2011&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b104091b4b-7f82590750-223016729>: This review aimed to examine the effectiveness of interventions which promoted inclusion and integration and reduced harms. [Source: Child Recovery and Reintegration Network].

Sexual assault: Victim service worker handbook. Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division, 2007<http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/victimservices/service-provider/docs/victim-service-worker-sexual-assault.pdf>: This handbook is for people who work with women and men who have been sexually assaulted. These survivors may have been sexually assaulted as children or as adults, but are seeking services as adults. While some of the survivors you are assisting may still be legally considered children, the intent of this handbook is to address the needs of survivors of adult sexual assault rather than child sexual abuse.

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.

Gendered norms, sexual exploitation and adolescent pregnancy in rural Tanzania. McCleary-Sills J, Douglas Z, Rwehumbiza A, Hamisi A and Mabala R. Reproductive Health Matters, 21 (41): 97-105, 2013<http://www.rhm-elsevier.com/article/S0968-8080%2813%2941682-8/abstract>: This participatory research and action project (Vitu Newala) conducted formative research in a rural district on the dynamics of sexual risk and agency among 82 girls aged 12-17. [Source: AWID].

Suspect aggression and victim resistance in multiple perpetrator rapes. Woodhams J, Cooke C. Arch. Sex. Behav, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402334_37>: In this article, several factors that have been linked to elevated aggression in generic samples of rape were examined for the first time with a sample of multiple perpetrator rapes. [Source: SafetyLit].

Male stranger rape: A behavioral model of victim-offender interaction. Lundrigan S, Mueller-Johnson K. Crim. Justice Behav, 40(7): 763-783, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402073_20>: This study explores the behavioral structure of 209 cases of stranger rape involving male victims and male offenders with the aim of developing an interpersonal model of offender-victim interaction. [Source: SafetyLit].

War and sexual violence--mental health care for survivors. Watts C, Hossain M, Zimmerman C. New Engl. J. Med, 368(23): 2152-2154, 2013<http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1304712>: This article discusses the  pressing challenge to determine how to help survivors and communities overcome the psychological effects of large-scale exposure to sexual violence and the other traumatic events that commonly occur in war-torn states. [Source: SafetyLit].

A self-defense program reduces the incidence of sexual assault in Kenyan adolescent girls. Sinclair J, Sinclair L, Otieno E, Mulinge M, Kapphahn C, Golden NH. J. Adolesc. Health, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402186_24>: This article determines the effect of a standardized 6-week self-defense program on the incidence of sexual assault in adolescent high school girls in an urban slum in Nairobi, Kenya. [Source: SafetyLit].

Dialectical behaviour therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder after childhood sexual abuse in patients with and without borderline personality disorder: a randomised controlled trial. Bohus M, Dyer A.S, Priebe K, Krüger A, Kleindienst N, Schmahl C, Niedtfeld I, Steil R. Psychother. Psychosom, 82(4): 221-233, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_401635_24>: The aim of the present study was to determine the efficacy of a newly developed modular treatment programme (DBT-PTSD) that combines principles of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and trauma-focused interventions. [Source: SafetyLit].

Early childhood sexual abuse increases suicidal intent. Lopez-Castroman J, Melhem N, Birmaher B, Greenhill L, Kolko D, Stanley B, Zelazny J, Brodsky B, Garcia-Nieto R, Burke A.K, Mann J.J, Brent D.A, Oquendo M.A. World Psychiatry, 12(2): 149-154, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402325_24>: This article studies suicide attempt features in depressed individuals sexually abused as children. [Source: SafetyLit].

Examining links between sexual risk behaviors and dating violence involvement as a function of sexual orientation. Hipwell A.E, Stepp S.D, Keenan K, Allen A, Hoffmann A, Rottingen L, McAloon R. J. Pediatr. Adolesc. Gynecol, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402204_24>: This article examines the association between dating violence perpetration and victimization and sexually risky behaviors among sexual minority and heterosexual adolescent girls. [Source: SafetyLit].

Double framing in Lilya 4-Ever: Sex trafficking and postsocialist abjection. Suchland J. Eur. J. Cult. Stud, 16(3): 362-376, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402063_37>: This article provides an analysis of the film Lilya 4-Ever (dir. Lukas Moodyson, 2002) to show how both sex trafficking and postsocialism are framed in representations of sex trafficking. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, 29 April- 2 May 2014, New Orleans, USA<http://www.pal-tech.com/web/NCCAN19/>. The 19th NCCANwill focus on the connections between research, practice and policy in a wide variety of subject areas related to the theme of Making Meaningful Connections. Abstract submissions close: 5 August 2013. [Source: ACF].

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Fellowship opportunity: Fellowships for threatened scholars<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Calls-for-Participation2/Fellowships-for-Threatened-Scholars>. The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund announces a call for applications for 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. Applications close: 5 July 2013. [Source: AWID].

Call for contributions: 2013 Call to action & prevention kit (3rd edition)<http://19days.woman.ch/index.php/en/>. The Women's World Summit Foundation is calling for online registration and action plans on the "19 Days of activism for prevention of violence against children and youth 1-19 November", which will be displayed on a Google map for all to consult and to collaborate. [Source: AWID].

Call for applications: Young professionals programme<http://careers.un.org/>. The United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. The 2013 examination will be offered in the following job families: Legal Affairs, Public Information and Statistics. Applications close: 2 August 2013. [Source: UN].

IX. Vacancies

Lecturer in Child Protection<https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/> (vacancy reference 014802) / University of Edinburgh/NSPCC Child Protection Research Centre / Scotland / Closing Date: July 2, 2013.

Research Assistant in Child Protection<https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/> (vacancy reference 014803) / University of Edinburgh/NSPCC Child Protection Research Centre / Scotland / Closing Date: July 2, 2013.

Web & Social Media Manager<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Web-Social-Media-Manager> / Arcus Foundation / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: June 17, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 June 2013].

House Directors<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/House-Directors> / ABAAD-Resource Center for Gender Equality / Lebanon / Closing date: June 12, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 June 2013].

Disability Consultant<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Disability-Consultant> / The Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) / Location: Global / Closing date: July 5, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 June 2013].

Researcher/Adviser - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Researcher-Adviser-Sexual-Orientation-and-Gender-Identity> / Amnesty International / London, UK / Closing date: June 16, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 June 2013].

Writer / Editor for Manual on Documenting Violations against Women Human Rights Defenders<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Writer-Editor-for-Manual-on-Documenting-Violations-against-Women-Human-Rights-Defenders> / WHRD IC / Closing date: June 18, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 June 2013].

Senior Director of Programs<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Director-Of-Programs> / Women Donors Network / San Francisco, CA, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 June 2013].

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