[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 27 06 13

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jun 27 16:50:34 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 Forum 2013: Evidence into action, 14 - 17 October, Bangkok, Thailand
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 Forum 2013: Evidence into action, 14 - 17 October, Bangkok, Thailand

[cid:image003.jpg at 01CE7356.6F411140]Early bird registration is still open! Registration<http://www.svri.org/forum2013/registration.htm> before 31 July for early bird fees to apply. 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 Bangkok!



II. Sexual violence in the news

Resolution on sexual violence in conflict a step forward. International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, 25 June 2013<http://www.stoprapeinconflict.org/resolution_on_sexual_violence_in_conflict_a_step_forward>: United Nations Security Council Resolution 2106 is a significant step forward in bringing perpetrators of sexual violence in war to justice, the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict said today.

Male rape: the last human rights taboo? The Guardian, 25 June 2013<http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/2013/jun/25/dealing-with-male-rape>: In 2011, the Observer reported that male rape during conflict was "endemic", prompting the UN to change its definition of rape. So why are NGOs still ignoring the problem?

In debate over military sexual assault, men are overlooked victims. New York Times, 23 June 2013<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/24/us/in-debate-over-military-sexual-assault-men-are-overlooked-victims.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130624&_r=1&>: Sexual assault has emerged as one of the defining issues for the military this year. Reports of assaults are up, as are questions about whether commanders have taken the problem seriously.

US Supreme Court strikes down policy requiring AIDS groups to oppose prostitution in order to receive US Government funds. UNAIDS, 21 June 2013<http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/featurestories/2013/june/20130621ussupremecourtdecision/>: On 20 June 2013, the United States (US) Supreme Court struck down section 7631(f) of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (The Leadership Act).

Decrease in women abuse = decrease in HIV infections, say researchers. Mail and Guardian, 21 June 2013<http://mg.co.za/article/2013-06-21-for-zero-new-hiv-infections-violence-against-women-needs-to-be-addressed>: Women who experience gender-based violence have a higher risk of contracting HIV: this should be considered in South Africa's prevention strategy.

'Comfort women' are old now, but still fighting. Women's eNews, 18 June 2013<http://womensenews.org/story/prostitution-and-trafficking/130615/comfort-women-are-old-now-still-fighting#.UcxCrKzhdz0>: An offensive comment by the mayor of Osaka has brought the issue of comfort women back to the surface. A survivors' group in the Philippines keeps the women's stories alive and is planning a rally to coincide with President Aquino's State of the Nation address.

III. Websites

Cybersmart<http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/>: This resource has been designed to support and encourage participation in the digital economy by providing information and education which empowers children to be safe online. [Source: ACSSA Alert].

SOGI legislative database<http://www.icj.org/sogi-legislative-database/>: This database offers a collection of laws covering issues of concern to LGBT individuals and communities around the world.  [Source: AWID].

IV. Online publications/resources

Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence. World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, 2013<http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/violence/9789241564625/en/index.html>: The report, developed by the World Health Organization, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council, presents the first global systematic review of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women: violence by an intimate partner (intimate partner violence) and sexual violence by someone other than a partner (non-partner sexual violence). [Source: 60percent].

Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women: WHO clinical and policy guidelines. World Health Organization, 2013<http://www.mrc.ac.za/gender/WHOIPVclinicalPolicyGuidelines.pdf>: These guidelines aim to provide evidence-
based guidance to health-care providers on the appropriate responses to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women, including clinical interventions and emotional support. [Source: 60percent].

Rarely an isolated incident: Acknowledging the interrelatedness of child maltreatment, victimisation and trauma. Price-Robertson R, Rush P, Wall L and Higgins D. The<http://www.aifs.gov.au/cfca/pubs/papers/a144788/index.html>
Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) Paper No. 15, 2013<http://www.aifs.gov.au/cfca/pubs/papers/a144788/index.html>: This paper provides practitioners, policy-makers and researchers with an overview of a number of influential recent approaches to conceptualising, recognising and responding to the complexity of child maltreatment and trauma. [Source: ACSSA Alert].

Evidence-based approaches to protecting adolescent girls at risk of HIV. Bruce J, Temin M and Hallman K. AIDSTAR-One Spotlight on Gender, 2013<http://www.aidstar-one.com/focus_areas/gender/resources/spotlight/evidence_based_approaches_protecting_adolescent_girls_risk_hiv>: This article gives insight into the urgent
need to rebalance HIV investments between treatment and prevention and to develop evidence-based approaches for protecting the large and vulnerable populations of adolescent girls who remain at risk of HIV. [Source: 60percent].

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.

Contradictions within the classroom: Masculinities in feminist studies. Guckenheimer D and Schmidt J. Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 42: 486-508, 2013<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00497878.2013.794061?journalCode=gwst20#.Ucw7cazhdz1>: This article explores a divide that arose between students regarding performances of and defensiveness about hegemonic masculinity. [Source: Brandeis University].

Addressing sexual assault within social systems: system justification as a barrier to college<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402809_24>
prevention efforts. Joseph J.S, Gray M.J, Mayer J. J. Aggression Maltreat. Trauma, 22(5): 493-509, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402809_24>: Drawing on system justification theory, a concept used to explain why individuals accept aspects of their social systems that are objectively unjust, the mechanisms that perpetuate sexual assault are examined. [Source: SafetyLit].

Interpreting young women's accounts of drink spiking: The need for a gendered understanding of the fear and reality of sexual violence. Brooks O. Sociology, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_402769_24>: This article examines the narratives of 35 young women interviewed in relation to the contested issue of drink spiking. [Source: SafetyLit].

Violence in affective and sexual relationships among adolescents in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_405650_24>
do Sul State, Brazil: search for help and support networks. Soares Jdos S, Lopes M.J, Njaine K. Cad. Saude Publica, 29(6): 1121-1130, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_405650_24>: This study aimed to analyze the support network reported by adolescents dealing with violent situations in affective and sexual relationships. [Source: SafetyLit].

Young children's knowledge and skills related to sexual abuse prevention: A pilot study in Beijing, China. Zhang W, Chen J, Feng Y, Li J, Zhao X, Luo X. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_405336_23>: This article examines the level of knowledge and skills related to prevention of child sexual abuse (CSA) in a sample of Chinese preschoolers in Beijing and explores the associations between children's scores on the knowledge and skills and their parents' reports on the knowledge and communication with children about CSA prevention. [Source: SafetyLit].

Revictimization and recovery from sexual assault: Implications for health professionals. Ranjbar V, Speer S.A. Violence Vict, 28(2): 274-287, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_405517_28>: This article analyses adult females' responses from an online qualitative questionnaire to explore their views on being recovered from an experience of sexual assault, and identify aspects of their postassault health service encounters that facilitated or impeded their recovery process. [Source: SafetyLit].

Symptom responses to a continuum of sexual trauma. Carretta C.M, Burgess A.W. Violence Vict, 28(2): 248-258, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_405519_28>: This study reports the findings of an anonymous web-based survey to test differences in symptom presentation (depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]) among women who experienced different types of sexual trauma (forcible, pressured, sex stress). [Source: SafetyLit].

Educational and skills-based interventions for preventing relationship and dating violence in<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_405654_24>
adolescents and young adults. Fellmeth G.L, Heffernan C, Nurse J, Habibula S, Sethi D. Cochrane Database Syst. Rev, 6(ePub): CD004534, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_405654_24>: This article assesses the efficacy of educational and skills-based interventions designed to prevent relationship and dating violence in adolescents and young adults. [Source: SafetyLit].

The kindest cut? Surgical castration, sex offenders and coercive offers. McMillan J. J. Med. Ethics, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_405564_37>: This article discusses the possible ways in which sex offenders could be coerced into castration and whether this is a decisive moral problem. It also considers a number of issues relevant to determining whether sex offenders are harmed by physical castration. [Source: SafetyLit].

VI. Events

13th European Congress of Psychology (ECP 2013), 9-12 July 2013, Stockholm, Sweden<http://www.ecp2013.se/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SBU2+GC+European+Congress+of+Psychology>. This conference offers a programme of interest to scholars as well as practitioners, a programme founded upon research results as well as evidence from the field. Register online. [Source: Psychology Press].

Webinar: Understanding evidence for intimate partner violence and sexual violence prevention: A demonstration of CDC's interactive tool to support evidence-based decision making, 16 July 2013<http://www.preventconnect.org/2013/06/understanding_evidence_sv_ipv/>. This web conference will provide an overview of the Understanding Evidence tool and will be focused sexual and intimate partner violence prevention. The web conference will also provide real-world scenarios illustrating how practitioners, coalitions, and evaluators can use the tool to strengthen practice and evaluation of prevention strategies. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Training course: Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP), 25 August 2014 - 15 December 2014, New York, USA<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/HRAP>. The Program is designed for lawyers, journalists, doctors, teachers, social workers, community organizers, and other human rights activists working with grassroots NGOs on issues including sexual and gender-based violence, LGBT rights, health care access, disability rights, labor rights, domestic violence, access to justice, migration, HIV/AIDS, human trafficking, environmental justice, and domestic violence. Applications close: 1 November 2013. [Source: AWID].

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

VII. Funding Links / scholarships / research opportunities

Fellowship opportunity: Postdoctoral fellowship<http://mherc.net/>. The Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium (MHERC) is seeking to appoint one or two post-doctoral fellows doing research related to the role of causal inference in population health and health equity research and policy. Applications should be sent to Nicholas B. King at nicholas.king at mcgill.ca<mailto:nicholas.king at mcgill.ca>. [Source: IFGH].

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

Director, Ethics Office D1<http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/13-0013876> / World Food Programme / Rome, Italy / Closing date: July 7, 2013. [Source: UN].

Online Communications Associate<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Online-Communications-Associate> / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, Canada (preferred, but flexible) / Closing date: July 14, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 June 2013].

Policy and Outreach Associate<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Policy-and-Outreach-Associate> / Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 June 2013].

Communications Director<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Director> / Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) / Washington, DC, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 June 2013].

Gender Expert<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Expert> / UN Women / Location: Home-based with one trip to Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: June 30, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 June 2013].

USAID Project Director - Family Planning and Sustainable Networks<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/USAID-Project-Director-Family-Planning-and-Sustainable-Networks> / International Planned Parenthood Federation / London, UK / Closing date: July 19, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 June 2013].

Research and Program Assistant<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-and-Program-Assistant-Coordinator>/Coordinator / The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 June 2013].

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Associate-Senior-Research-Associate> / The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) / Washington, DC, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 June 2013].

Programme Manager Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Manager-Sexual-And-Reproductive-Health-And-Rights> / Plan UK / London, UK / Closing date: July 4, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 June 2013].

Consultant, Baseline Survey 'My Body, My Right'<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Baseline-Survey-My-Body-My-Right> / Plan UK / Sierra Leone / Closing date: July 2, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 June 2013].

Research Fellows - Gender & Development<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Fellows-Gender-Development> / Institute of Development Studies / Brighton, UK / Closing date: July 1, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 June 2013].

Gender Experts<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Experts> / UN Women / Location: Global. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 June 2013].

Legal Counsel at the Organización nacional indígena de Colombia<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Legal-Counsel-at-the-Organizacion-nacional-indigena-de-Colombia> / Lawyers Without Borders Canada / Bogota, Colombia / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 June 2013].

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