[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 20 06 13

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jun 20 15:28:42 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 member request: Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Council (IPVPC) call for materials
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) Final 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.

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

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!

II. SVRI member request: Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Council (IPVPC) call for materials

The Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Council (IPVPC) envisions a future in which a multitude of agencies and organizations at the local, state, territory, tribal and national levels are engaged in collaborative and sustained primary prevention activities leading to social change that addresses the root causes of intimate partner violence in our culture.
To that end, one of their primary strategies is to develop a web-based repository of prevention resources and packages of adaptable models and tools to support primary prevention work.  They are calling for materials, projects, events, and multimedia resources that will make this web space come alive. Anything and everything that you think may be useful for others engaged in primary prevention work! So please take the time today to send in your original materials via this simple online form<http://vawnet.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fbe0aa58df871a5ba7f0190cd&id=b184284c33&e=2b82335d69>. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

III. Sexual violence in the news

WHO: 1 in 3 women experience physical or sexual violence. CNN, 20 June 2013<http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/20/health/global-violence-women/index.html>: One in three women experience sexual or physical violence -- most likely from their intimate partner, according to a report from the World Health Organization.

Social grants decrease teenage girls' risk of contracting HIV. Mail and Guardian, 18 June 2013<http://mg.co.za/article/2013-06-18-social-grants-decrease-teenage-girls-risk-of-contracting-hiv>: Child support grants can significantly reduce teenage girls' chances of contracting HIV, according to study results released at the sixth South African HIV conference in Durban this week.

Domestic violence reported by 1 in 6 women at fracture clinics. Medical News Today, 14 June 2013<http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/261852.php>: One in six women arriving at orthopedic fracture clinics have been victims of physical, emotional, or sexual violence at the hands of an intimate partner within the past year, and one in 50 arrive as a direct result of intimate partner violence (IPV), according to the largest multinational study of its kind to date, led by McMaster University researchers.

Day of the African Child - SRSG welcomes decision to devote the theme to: "Eliminating harmful social and cultural practices affecting children: Our collective responsibility." Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, 14 June 2013<http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.org/story/2013-06-14_870>: Harmful practices compromise the enjoyment of children's rights. They hamper girls' and boys' development and education; they leave serious and irreversible health and psychological consequences and may even lead to disability and death.

Afghan group accuses police of significant violence against women. Reuters, 10 June 2013<http://www.trust.org/item/20130610130305-027tu/>: Afghanistan's human rights commission has accused the police of a significant amount of violence against women, saying it threatened to undermine public trust in the security forces as they prepare to take full charge of the country.

IV. Websites

National Center for Victims of Crime<http://www.victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/dna-resource-center/sexual-assault-kit-backlog-reduction>: The DNA Resource Center of the NCVC is pleased to offer training, technical assistance, and resources communities can use to create victim-centered responses to the problem of backlogged and untested sexual assault kits (SAKs). It is hoped that these tools will help jurisdictions better support victims and sensitively and knowledgeably address victims' rights and needs during the backlog reduction process. [Source: RAINNet].

Home Visiting Research Network<http://www.hvrn.org/index.html>: This Network aims to strengthen the role of home visiting as part of a comprehensive system of services for expectant families and families with young children.

V. Online publications/resources

Child abuse and neglect fatalities 2011: Statistics and interventions. Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2013<https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/fatality.cfm>: Using data from Child Maltreatment 2011, this summary presents statistics and information on child fatalities due to abuse and neglect in the United States during Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2011. [Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert].

Child maltreatment 2011: Summary of key findings. Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2013<https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/canstats.cfm>: This factsheet presents summarized information from Child Maltreatment 2011, a report based on data submissions by State child protective services agencies for Federal fiscal year 2011. [Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert].

Adolescent use of sexually explicit internet material. Bengis S, Prescott D.S and Tabachnick J. NEARI News, 6 (6), 2013<http://www.nearipress.org/images/PDF/nearinewsletterjune2013.pdf>: This month's NEARI News takes on the issue of the impact of pornography use on adolescents. Owens, Behun, Manning, and Reid provide an excellent review of the research exploring the impact on a teen's self-concept, body image, social development, physical development, and brain function. [Source: NEARI Press].

Mujeres Adelante. Newsletter on women's rights and HIV, 6th SA AIDS Conference 2013<http://www.aln.org.za/downloads/Mujeres%20Adelante%20--%20Durban%202013.pdf>: This edition looks at living with HIV is part of a continuum and is brought from The Durban AIDS Conference in South Africa.  [Source: AIDS Legal Network].

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.

What evidence exists for initiatives to reduce risk and incidence of sexual violence in armed conflict and other humanitarian crises? A systematic review. Spangaro J, Adogu C, Ranmuthugala G, Powell Davies G, Steinacker L and Zwi A. PoS One 8(5): e62600, 2013<http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0062600>: This systematic review aims to canvas the extent and impact of initiatives to reduce incidence, risk and harm from sexual violence in conflict, post-conflict and other humanitarian crises, in low and middle income countries. [Source: University of New South Wales].

Age differences among victims of sexual assault: A comparison between children, adolescents and adults. Sudupe Moreno A. J. Forensic Leg. Med, 20(5): 465-470, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402701_24>: The present study describes the characteristics and ascertains risk factors of victims of sexual assault according to three age groups: children, adolescents and adults. [Source: SafetyLit].

Implicit and explicit attitudes toward rape are associated with sexual aggression. Nunes K.L, Hermann C.A, Ratcliffe K. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402707_20>: This article examines the relationship between self-reported sexual aggression and implicit and explicit attitudes towards rape in a sample of 86 male heterosexual university students. [Source: SafetyLit].

The effects of receiving a rape disclosure: College friends' stories. Branch K.A, Richards T.N. Violence against Women, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402586_20>: In this study, the authors interview male and female college students who had received a rape disclosure from a friend. [Source: SafetyLit].

History of sexual abuse and development of sexual risk behavior in low-income, urban African American girls seeking mental health treatment. Wilson H.W, Emerson E, Donenberg G.R, Pettineo L. Women Health, 53(4): 384-404, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402589_24>: This article examines the relationships between sexual abuse and patterns of sexual risk-taking among low-income, urban African American adolescent girls seeking mental health treatment. [Source: SafetyLit].

Prevalence and characteristics of abuse experiences and depression symptoms among injection drug-using female sex workers in Mexico. Ulibarri M.D, Hiller S.P, Lozada R, Rangel M.G, Stockman J.K, Silverman J.G, Ojeda V.D. J. Environ. Public Health, 2013: 631479, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402304_1>: This mixed methods study examines the prevalence and characteristics of physical and sexual abuse and depression symptoms among 624 injection drug-using female sex workers in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. [Source: SafetyLit].

Evaluation of sexual assaults in Turkey. Karanfil R, Keten A, Zeren C, Arslan M.M, Eren A. J. Forensic Leg. Med, 20(5): 404-407, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402704_37>: In this study, the authors aim to investigate socio-demographic features of victims, assailant-victim relationships and sexual assault findings. [Source: SafetyLit].

Controlled trial of psychotherapy for Congolese survivors of sexual violence. Bass J.K, Annan J, McIvor Murray S, Kaysen D, Griffiths S, Cetinoglu T, Wachter K, Murray L.K, Bolton PA. New Engl. J. Med, 368(23): 2182-2191, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402364_20>: This article describes a trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where cognitive processing therapy  or individual support were provided to female sexual-violence survivors with high levels of PTSD symptoms and combined depression and anxiety symptoms. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual victimization and associated risks among lesbian and bisexual women. Hequembourg A.L, Livingston J.A, Parks K.A. Violence against Women, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402744_20>: This study examines relationships among childhood sexual abuse (CSA), risky alcohol use, and adult sexual victimization among bisexual and lesbian women. [Source: SafetyLit].

Intimate partner violence among adolescents in Cape Town, South Africa. Russell M, Cupp P.K, Jewkes R.K, Gevers A, Mathews C, Lefleur-Bellerose C, Small J. Prev. Sci, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402558_24>: This study describse potentially preventable factors in intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration and victimization among South African 8th grade students. [Source: SafetyLit].

The evaluative limits and possibilities in the family health strategy for gender-based violence. Guedes R.N, Fonseca R.M, Egry E.Y. Rev. Esc. Enferm. USP, 47(2): 304-311, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402570_33>: This article aims to understand the evaluative limits and possibilities of the Family Health Strategy (FHS) in acknowledging and confronting the health needs of women experiencing gender-based violence. [Source: SafetyLit].

The organisation, operational dynamics and structure of female sex work in Pakistan. Emmanuel F, Thompson L.H, Athar U, Salim M, Sonia A, Akhtar N, Blanchard J.F. Sex Transm Infect, 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051062. Open access, 2013<http://sti.bmj.com/content/early/2013/06/13/sextrans-2013-051062.abstract?papetoc>: In this paper, the authors describe the social organisation and structural patterns of female sex work in different geographic regions of Pakistan. [Source: Online First Alert].

VII. Events

Vienna+20 CSO Conference Human Rights in Crises, 25 - 26 June 2013, Vienna, Austria.<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/Press-Conference> Human rights activists from over 50 countries worldwide are expected to participate in a Vienna+20 Civil Society conference entitled "Human Rights in Crises", in the House of the EU in Vienna. Civil Society networks from around the world will acclaim a Vienna+20 Civil Society Declaration to strengthen the human rights movement globally and to renew the pressure to all states to progress in human right standards. [Source: AWID].

Webinar: Primary prevention in the context of a traumatized community, 9 July 2013<http://www.preventconnect.org/2013/06/pp_traumatized_community/>. Join this web conference to explore a new topic in the field:  tailoring prevention work for communities that have been impacted by trauma. Be prepared to share your thoughts as speakers discuss how we currently understand and analyze community trauma, its transmission, and approaches to preventing sexual and domestic violence in communities impacted by trauma. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

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

VIII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding opportunity: Responsible fatherhood network.<http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2013-ACF-OPRE-PR-0611> The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is soliciting applications for the establishment of a Responsible Fatherhood Research Network.  A lead entity that receives the award will oversee a multi-year plan that aims to disseminate information about good fatherhood parenting practices by building research and practice knowledge and capacity; leading and supporting further development and evaluation of evidence- or theory-based interventions to increase positive father involvement in the lives of their children; and increasing collaboration, knowledge sharing, and capacity building among investigators and practitioners. Applications close: 2 August 2013. [Source: Friendsnrc].

Fellowship opportunity: Pacific research fellowship.<http://jobs.anu.edu.au/PositionDetail.aspx?p=3439> The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific are seeking scholars with backgrounds in political science, anthropology, human geography, law, gender studies and development studies, whose research interests complement the existing expertise within the programme, which is organised around four thematic clusters. These short term Fellowships are open to scholars from the region and are intended for scholars wishing to pursue a program of writing and publication. [Source: Pacwin].

IX. Vacancies

Associate Editors<mailto:adminjsa.hls at coventry.ac.uk> / The National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA<http://www.nota.co.uk/>) and the Journal of Sexual Aggression<http://www.tandfonline.com/tJSA> Editorial Board / Closing date: 31 August 2013 / Contact: Mrs Linda Evans at adminjsa.hls at coventry.ac.uk<mailto:adminjsa.hls at coventry.ac.uk>. [Source: Tandf].

Editorial Board Members<mailto:adminjsa.hls at coventry.ac.uk> / The National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA<http://www.nota.co.uk/>) and the Journal of Sexual Aggression<http://www.tandfonline.com/tJSA> Editorial Board / Closing date: 31 August 2013 / Contact: Mrs Linda Evans at adminjsa.hls at coventry.ac.uk<mailto:adminjsa.hls at coventry.ac.uk>. [Source: Tandf].

Gender in Emergency Response Workshop Facilitator<https://jobs.unrwa.org> / UNRWA / Beirut / Closing date: June 21, 2013. [Source: Pacwin].

Traineeship - Editing/Publications<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Traineeship-Editing-Publications> / The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) / Vilnius, Lithuania / Closing date: June 30, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 17 June 2013].

South Sudan/Sudan Team Intern<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/South-Sudan-Sudan-Team-Intern> / Hunt Alternatives Fund / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 17 June 2013].

Consultant to Propose and Develop ACFs Gender Policy and Toolkit<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-to-Propose-and-Develop-ACFs-Gender-Policy-and-Toolkit> / Action Against Hunger (ACF-UK) / Location: UK / Closing date: June 30, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 17 June 2013].

Officer for Philanthropic Partnerships<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Officer-for-Philanthropic-Partnerships> / Mama Cash / Amsterdam, the Netherlands / Closing date: July 7, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 17 June 2013].

Director, African Philanthropy Forum<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-African-Philanthropy-Forum> / The Global Philanthropy Forum / Location: Africa. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 17 June 2013].

Manager, Girl-Centred Practice & Strategy<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Manager-Girl-Centred-Practice-Strategy> / Girl Hub / London, UK / Closing date: July 1, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 17 June 2013].

Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Information-Technology-IT-Support-Specialist> / The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 17 June 2013].

Gender Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist> / Right To Play International / Toronto, Canada / Closing date: June 21, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 17 June 2013].

Resident Senior Program Manager for Gender Mainstreaming<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Resident-Senior-Program-Manager-for-Gender-Mainstreaming> / The National Democratic Institute (NDI) / Bamako, Mali. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 17 June 2013].


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