[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 22 03 2013

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Fri Mar 22 13:14:50 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 Concept Notes: Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Stigma and Discrimination among People at Risk for, Living with, and Affected by HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic.

The Health Policy Project (HPP) has issued a call for concept notes for partnerships to address gender-based violence (GBV) and stigma and discrimination (S&D) among people at risk for, living with, and affected by HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic.

This Annual Program Statement (APS) is targeted at funding locally registered Dominican Republic non-governmental organizations.  HPP invites concept notes for organizations with the potential to deliver on activities to mitigate and prevent GBV and S&D.  Applicants are encouraged to focus their concept note either on GBV or HIV-related S&D, or they may choose to combine both technical areas into one submission.

Please see www.healthpolicyproject.com/DR-APS for more details, including full application instructions, eligibility requirements, and evaluation criteria.  Applications must be submitted via email to HPPAPS at futuresgroup.com<mailto:HPPAPS at futuresgroup.com> by 1 April 2013, 17h00 local time in Washington, DC (EDT).

2) Information Request: Resources on Gender-Based Violence against Four Key Populations

Sarah Middleton-Lee is a consultant based in the UK working with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance on a USAID-funded project to review training and programming resources on gender-based violence against four key populations (sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people and people who inject drugs).

Sarah is requesting any materials or information that you might know of including toolkits and manuals; curricula for training workshops; information materials; DVDs and films; policies and protocols; practical guidelines; case studies of training activities; needs assessment tools; program design and planning tools; budgeting tools; and monitoring and evaluation indicators and tools. The resources might focus on gender-based violence against one or more of the key populations or it might, for example, be the subject of just one page or one tool. The resources might be published or in informal, draft form. They can be in any language and from any country (in the global ‘North’ or ‘South’). If you know of any resources that might be useful for this project kindly send them to Sarah at: sarah at middletonlee.com<mailto:sarah at middletonlee.com>.

II. Sexual Violence in the News

‘Who Is to Blame for Sexual Assault?’ The Language of Rape, The Independent, 20 March 2013<http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/who-is-to-blame-for-sexual-assault-the-language-of-rape-8542165.html>: When a guru claimed that an Indian student was partially responsible for being raped and murdered, his comments were reviled as backward and repulsive; no doubt there will be a similar reaction to police telling a Swiss tourist who was gang raped in India that she must bear some responsibility for the attack.

Activists Welcome Hard-Fought UN Agreement on Women's Rights, The Guardian, 16 March 2013<http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/mar/16/activists-welcome-un-agreeement-womens-rights>: UN officials and activists expressed relief and delight over news that an agreement had been reached at this year's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Violence against Women: Legal Reform is No Silver Bullet, The Guardian, 15 March 2013<http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/2013/mar/15/csw57-violence-against-women-legal-reform>: Despite numerous laws to protect women from violence, little has changed. Why are there gaps between rhetoric and reality and what can be done about them?

Special Event at the Commission on the Status of Women Seeks To Accelerate Zero-Tolerance towards Gender-Based Violence through the AIDS Response, UNAIDS, 12 March 2013<http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/featurestories/2013/march/2013031257csw/>: How much progress has the global AIDS response made in ensuring that women and girls live their lives free from violence? What are the next steps needed to strengthen the challenge to gender-based violence and its links to HIV? These critical questions dominated a high level consultation which took place in New York on 9 March during the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

III. Websites

Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect -Treatment and Trauma-Informed Care<https://www.childwelfare.gov/responding/trauma.cfm>: This webpage provides information on building trauma-informed systems, assessing and treating trauma, addressing secondary trauma in caseworkers, and trauma training. It also offers trauma resources for caseworkers, caregivers, and families. [Source:Child Welfare Information Gateway].

Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)<http://www.slsa.ac.uk/home>: This website contains information about SLSA membership benefits including research grants, new seminar competitions and annual and postgraduate conferences. Join the Association online[Source: SLSA].

IV. Online Publications/Resources

Help-Seeking Pathways and Barriers for Survivors of Gender-based Violence in Tanzania: Results from a Study in Dar es Salaam, Mbeya, and Iringa Regions. McCleary-Sills J, Namy S, Nyoni J, Rweyemamu D, Salvatory A, Steven E. International Center for Research on Women, 2013<http://www.icrw.org/publications/help-seeking-pathways-and-barriers-survivors-gender-based-violence-tanzania>: This report documents community perceptions and attitudes about gender-based violence, identifies the range of informal and formal services currently available to survivors, highlights gaps in service provision, and provides recommendations for improving existing services. [Source: ICRW].

The Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls: Agreed Conclusions. Commission on the Status of Women, Fifty-Seventh Session, 4 – 15 March 2013<http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/csw57/CSW57_agreed_conclusions_advance_unedited_version_18_March_2013.pdf>: The outcome of the Commission’s consideration of the priority theme takes the form of agreed conclusions, negotiated by all States. The Commission on the Status of Women adopted agreed conclusions on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls on 15 March 2013. [Source: WUNRN].

What Works? Best Practices to Prevent Human Trafficking. Sarson J and MacDonald L. CSW Presentation, March 2013<http://nonstatetorture.org/files/3713/6189/3488/WHATWORKSCSW.pdf>: This presentation focuses on the specific population of women who report being born into such family systems or placed in guardianship care where non State torture and human trafficking victimization occurred. [Source: WUNRN].

Violating Children’s Rights: Harmful Practices Based on Tradition, Culture, Religion or Superstition. A report from the International NGO Council on Violence against Children, 2012<http://www.crin.org/docs/InCo_Report_15Oct.pdf>: This report builds on the key recommendations of the UNSG’s Study on Violence against Children. It identifies a range of international, regional and national bodies that need to work urgently and more visibly to end adults’ inexcusable justification of inhumanity to children. [Source: WUNRN].

"This Old Man Can Feed Us, You Will Marry Him": Child and Forced Marriage in South Sudan. Human Rights Watch, 2013<http://www.hrw.org/reports/2013/03/07/old-man-can-feed-us-you-will-marry-him>: This report documents the consequences of child marriage, the near total lack of protection for victims who try to resist marriage or leave abusive marriages, and the many obstacles they face in accessing mechanisms of redress. [Source: Women’s Asylum News].

Podcast: A Family’s Experience: A Multidisciplinary Dialogue to Improve Outcomes in Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse and Neglect Cases, February 2013:<http://www.pal-tech.com/web/NNCAN/index.cfm?p=5> This dialogue among national experts on domestic violence, child welfare, mental health and trauma, and fatherhood focuses on the intersection between domestic violence and child maltreatment. Participants will review and respond to a real-life case example. [Source: Friendsnrc].

Understanding Evidence. Centers for Diseease Control and Prevention, 2013<http://vetoviolence.cdc.gov/evidence-landing.html>: This interactive web resource supports public health practitioners in making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention. Although it is designed primarily for violence prevention practitioners, anyone working to prevent violence in their communities will find the information useful including CDC grantees, researchers, program evaluators, technical assistance providers, and decision makers. [Source: Friendsnrc].

Who Are You? Toolkit. Who Are You NZ, 2013<http://www.whoareyou.co.nz/toolkit.html>: This toolkit uses group exercises and a short film to educate young people about the prevention of sexual violence and ethical sexual decision making. The toolkit can be used by educators to facilitate group sessions that are fun and interactive, and build skills in children and young people. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Addressing Inequalities: The Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Future We Want for All. Global Thematic Consultation. Violence against Women And Girls In The Post-2015 Framework: Why And How. Moosa Z. Actionaid UK, 2012 This paper discusses the ways that gender-based violence against women and girls (VAWG) undermines global development, peace, human rights and social justice as a root cause of inequality, and outlines why a new post-2015 international framework should tackle it. [Source: WUNRN].

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.

Childhood Sexual Abuse, Alcohol Use, and PTSD Symptoms as Predictors of Adult Sexual Assault among Lesbians And Gay Men. Han S.C, Gallagher M.W, Franz M.R, Chen M.S, Cabral F.M, Marx B.P. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_393926_20>: The present study sought to remedy this by examining the extent to which CSA, alcohol use, and PTSD symptoms related to adult sexual assault among lesbians and gay men. [Source: SafetyLit].

Masculinity and Men's Violence against Known Women in Trinidad--whose Responsibility? Sukhu RLM. Men Masc, 16(1): 71-92, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_393774_20>: This paper explores the male batterer's account of his violence based on a qualitative study of a sample of working class men, alleged batterers, conducted in Caribbean island of Trinidad demonstrating that the violence that they perform is integral to their masculine gender identity and that they take little or no responsibility for this violence. [Source: SafetyLit].

Disrupted Reinforcement Learning and Maladaptive Behavior in Women with a History of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A High-Density Event-Related Potential Study. Pechtel P, Pizzagalli D.A. JAMA Psychiatry, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_393930_24>: This article examines whether a history of CSA, particularly in conjunction with a past episode of major depressive disorder, is associated with behavioral and neural dysfunction in reinforcement learning, and whether such dysfunction is linked to maladaptive behavior. [Source: SafetyLit].

"Stop Rape Now?" Masculinity, Responsibility, and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence. Grey R, Shepherd L.J. Men Masc, 16(1): 115-135, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_393772_20>: Inspired by the themes of violence, masculinity and responsibility, this article investigates the visibility of male victims/survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in war. [Source: SafetyLIt].

The Sponsors of Sex Offender Bills Speak Up: Policy Makers' Perceptions of Sex Offenders, Sex Crimes, and Sex Offender Legislation. Meloy M, Curtis K, Boatwright J. Crim. Justice Behav, 40(4): 438-452, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_393776_37>: In the first investigation of its kind, a national U.S. sample of state-level policy makers are interviewed about their perceptions of the sexual offenders in their state, their state's sex offender laws, and collateral consequences of these laws, among other efficacy questions. [Source: SafetyLit].

Primary Care Nurses' Approach to Cases of Violence against Children. Aragão Ade S, Ferriani M.D, Vendruscollo T.S, Souza Sde L, Gomes R. Rev. Lat. Am. Enfermagem, 21(Spec No): 172-179, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_393940_24>: This article analyses how cases of violence against children and adolescents are approached by primary care nurses, identifying limits and possibilities for dealing with these cases. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Effect of an Intervention Based on the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model on Preventive Behaviors of Domestic Violence among Iranian High School Girls. Soleiman Ekhtiari Y, Shojaeizadeh D, Rahimi Foroushani A, Ghofranipour F, Ahmadi B. Iran. Red Crescent Med. J, 15(1): 21-28, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_393922_24>: This article evaluates the effect of an intervention based on PRECEDE-PROCEED Model on preventive behaviors of domestic violence among Iranian high school girls. [Source: SafetyLit].

Comprehensive Care and HIV Prevention for Survivors of Sexual Violence. Uptake to HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis in Haiti: Opportunities to Align Sexual Violence, HIV PEP and Mental Health. Marc L, Honoré J.G, Néjuste P, Setaruddin M, Lamothe N.N, Thimothé G, Cornely J.R. Am J Reprod Immunol, ePub ahead of print, 2912<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23278979>: This article uses surveillance data from L'Hôpital de l'Université d'État d'Haiti to estimate the sexual assault reporting rate/100,000 and to examine the proportion of survivors receiving ARV-PEP within 72 hr, stratified by age. [Source: Harvard School of Public Health].

VI. Events

E-Learning Course: United to END FGM (UEFGM)<http://www.uefgm.org/Course.aspx?Language=EN>: The United to END FGM (UEFGM) e-learning course addresses the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the context of health and asylum services. The course is available in English, Portuguese and Italian. The course aims to enhance the skills of health and asylum professionals supporting women and girls affected by FGM. [Source: AWID].

Training Course: CREA's 7th Sexuality, Gender, and Rights Institute, 22 – 30 June 2013, Istanbul, Turkey<http://www.awid.org/Library/Call-for-Applications-CREA-s-7th-Sexuality-Gender-and-Rights-Institute-Exploring-Theory-and-Practice>: Exploring Theory and Practice. CREA's Sexuality, Gender, and Rights Institute is an annual residential course--begun in 2007--which focuses on a conceptual study of sexuality and its application to program interventions. The Institute examines the links between sexuality, rights, gender, and health, and their interface with socio-cultural and legal issues. Participants critically analyze policy, research, and program interventions using a rights-based approach. Deadline for applications: 30 March 2013 [Source: AWID].

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

VII. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: FRIDA - The Young Feminist Fund<http://youngfeministfund.org/>. The FRIDA second call for proposals will soon be launched and is intended to support up to 16 more young feminist groups led by young women and transgender youth under 30 years of age. Deadline for applications: 26 March 2013. [Source: AWID].

Fellowship Opportunity: OHCHR Minorities Fellowship Programme<http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Minorities/Pages/Fellowship.aspx>. This Programme was launched by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in 2005. Through the MFP, the OHCHR aims to give persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities an opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with international human rights in general and minority rights in particular. Deadline for applications: 29 March 2013. [Source: AWID].

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

Post-Conflict Evaluation Consultant – Uganda<http://www.icrw.org/careers/post-conflict-evaluation-consultant-uganda> / International Center for Research on Women / Kampala and Gulu, Uganda / Closing date: Until filled. [Source: ICRW].

Protection Manager, South Sudan<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=9018> / International Rescue Committee / Yida, Unity State, South Sudan / Closing date: May 14, 2013. [Soruce: IRC].

Gender Program Manager<https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/F3455953EB2017FC88257B33003719D8?OpenDocument> / World Vision / Honiara, Solomon Islands / Closing date: April 3, 2013. [Source: World Vision].

Director, Human Resources, D1<http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=35558> / UN Women / New York, USA / Closing date: March 26m 2013. [Source: UN].

Training Specialist<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Training-Specialist> / UN Women / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Closing date: March 24, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 18 March 2013].

Senior Development Officer, Governments and Foundations<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Development-Officer-Governments-and-Foundations> / The Women's Refugee Commission / New York, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 18 March 2013].

Gender and Justice Specialist<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-and-Justice-Specialist> / UN Women / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: April 5, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 18 March 2013].

Country Director<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Director2> / Global Rights / Kabul, Afghanistan / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 18 March 2013].

Protection Manager<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Protection-Manager3> / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Yida, Unity State, South Sudan / Closing date: May 14, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 18 March 2013].

Consultant<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant> / UN Women / Location: Home-based / Closing date: March 31, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 18 March 2013].

Regional Fellow for Latin America and the Caribbean<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Fellow-for-Latin-America-and-the-Caribbean> / The Center for Reproductive Rights / Bogotá, Colombia / Closing date: March 31, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 18 March 2013].

Regional Legal Adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Legal-Adviser-for-Latin-America-and-the-Caribbean> / The Center for Reproductive Rights / Bogotá, Colombia / Closing date: March 31, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 18 March 2013].

2013/2014 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/2013-2014-Elizabeth-Neuffer-Fellowship> / The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) / Cambridge, MA, USA / Closing date: May 1, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 18 March 2013].

Head of Program Quality and Resource Mobilisation<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Head-of-Program-Quality-and-Resource-Mobilisation> / ActionAid Myanmar / Yangon, Myanmar / Closing date: March 26, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 18 March 2013].

Project Manager - Women's Rights To Land EC Funded Project<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Manager-Women-s-Rights-to-Land-EC-funded-project> / ActionAid /  Preferred location: Nairobi, Kenya (can also be located in India, Sierra Leone or Guatemala) / Closing date: March 23, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 18 March 2013].

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