[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 7 11 13

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Nov 7 17:07:38 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>. 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 the SVRI Updates are also available on our Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sexual-Violence-Research-Initiative/71822396561?fref=ts> page.

Today's SVRI Update includes the following:
[Summaries directly taken or adapted from source]

I. GWI/SVRI GBV Research Science Fair: Featured video entries
II. Sexual violence in the news
III. Websites
IV.  Online publications/resources
V. Journal articles
VI. Events
VII. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships
VIII. Vacancies


I. GWI/SVRI GBV Research Science Fair: Featured video entries

Thank you for supporting this exciting and innovative platform for sharing research! Please continue to both enter and to view current entries and follow the pins you think should be considered as finalists. To do so visit: http://wesharescience.com/GBV-Science-Fair.
This week's featured videos are:

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Sinawe Mama! ("We are with you Mother), Abigail Hatcher, Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute: This week's first featured video is that of Abigail Hatcher and her colleagues at Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute. Although violence in pregnancy affects one-third of South African women, few programmes exist to address it. This study looks at reducing violence in antenatal care. The intervention, called Safe & Sound, gives pregnant women access to counseling and referrals from trained Nurses. Here, the researchers discuss how qualitative, formative research helped refine Safe & Sound - and what the next steps will be for this work.  View this video at: http://wesharescience.com/pin/237.
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Can family doctors help abused women? Lessons from the WEAVE project, Kelsey Hegarty, University of Melbourne: WEAVE tests the effect of brief counseling by family doctors for abused women. Around 13% of 6000 women attending 55 Australian doctors were fearful of their partner or ex-partner in the last 12 months. Some of these women (272) participated in a randomized trial. View this video at: http://wesharescience.com/pin/209.




II. Sexual violence in the news

Fighting gender-based violence in Sierra Leone, IRIN News, 6 November 2013<http://www.irinnews.org/report/99070/fighting-gender-based-violence-in-sierra-leone>: The ongoing trial of Sierra Leone's former Deputy Education Minister Mahmoud Tarawally on rape charges has made headlines and highlighted the prevalence of sexual violence in the country.

'I sold my sister for 300 Dollars', Inter Press Service News Agency, 6 November 2013<http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/11/i-sold-my-sister-for-300-dollars/>: Amani has just turned 22. Two months ago she fled from the civil war in Syria and left her house in capital Damascus. After a dangerous nightlong trip she arrived at Zaatari, the refugee camp just over the border in Jordan, where her parents and two sisters had already lived for over a year.

U.N. urged to practice what it preaches on gender, Inter Press Service News Agency, 5 November 2013<http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/11/u-n-urged-to-practice-what-it-preaches-on-gender/>: Amidst a rise in sexual violence in the world's war zones, the United Nations has begun appointing women to head some of the key political and peacekeeping missions in conflict areas - and also created Gender Advisers as a second line of defence.

Childhood must never be derailed by motherhood - A Pacific launch for the State of World Population report 2013, UNFPA Pacific Sub-regional Office, 4 November 2013<http://countryoffice.unfpa.org/pacific/2013/11/04/8345/childhood_must_never_be_derailed_by_motherhood_a_pacific_launch_for_the_state_of_world_population_report_2013/>: Elenoa (not her real name) is now 30 years old, with three gorgeous children and on the verge of completing her studies for a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji.

Child brides blot tribal Pakistan, Al Jazeera, 24 October 2013<http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/10/2012101792934276587.html>: As international headlines for much of this month focused on the attack on 14-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban, what generally went unnoticed was the outrageous plight of more than a dozen young girls in Pakistan.

III. Websites

Child Safe Tourism<http://www.childsafetourism.org/>: This campaign aims to protect children and young people from abuse in tourism areas. It is led by the National Tourism Organisations of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam, and forms part of Project Childhood Prevention Pillar<http://wvi.org/asiapacific/childsafetourism>. [Source: WUNRN].

Lucy Faithfull Foundation<http://www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk/>: This Foundation works to prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation from happening by working in partnership with voluntary and statutory sector professionals as well as the general public. [Source: Lucy Faithfull Foundation and Stop It Now!].

IV. Online publications/resources

16 Days of activism against gender violence. 16 Facts. World Health Organization, 2013<http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/global_campaign/16_days/en/>: The 16 Days of Activism will start on 25 November and end on 10 December (International Human Rights Day). During this time, the WHO will highlight 16 key facts on intimate partner and sexual violence against women. [Source: Afro-nets].

Women's rights, gender and ICTs. Global Information Society Watch 2013<http://giswatch.org/2013-womens-rights-gender-and-icts>: This edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) examines how the internet and other ICTs have extended the public sphere and created new opportunities and freedoms for women. It highlights the threats to these freedoms and explores the role of technology in resistance to these threats. [Source: Pacwin].

Country profile: FGM in Ethiopia. 28 Too Many, 2013<http://www.28toomany.org/countries/ethiopia/>: The purpose of this country profile is to provide improved understanding of the issues relating to FGM in the wider framework of gender equality and social change. Ethiopia statistics<http://www.28toomany.org/media/uploads/ethiopia_-_general_statistics.pdf> on FGM are also available online. [Source: 28 Too Many].

Disclosure of child sexual abuse. Lyon T.D. and Ahern E.C. In J.E.B. Myers (Ed.), The APSAC handbook on child maltreatment, 3rd. edition, pp.233-252, 2010<http://works.bepress.com/thomaslyon/68/>: This chapter provides a synopsis of generally accepted facts about the disclosure of child sexual abuse (CSA). The chapter is available for download. [Source: Child Maltreatment Research].

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.

The personal is political: A feminist and trauma-informed therapeutic approach to working with a survivor of sexual assault. Richmond K, Geiger E, Reed C. Clin. Case Stud, 12(6): 443-456, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_421083_20>: This case study highlights the application of a conceptual framework that incorporates feminist theory, trauma theory, and the importance of attending to identity development with individuals who have experienced gender-based violence. [Source: SafetyLit].

Child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation: A review of promising prevention policies and programs. Rafferty Y. Am. J. Orthopsychiatry, 83(4): 559-575, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_421392_24>: This article highlights promising policies and programs designed to prevent child trafficking and CSE by combating demand for sex with children, reducing supply, and strengthening communities. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sex trafficking and moral harm: Politicised understandings and depictions of the trafficked experience. O'Brien E, Carpenter B, Hayes S. Crit. Crim, 21(4): 401-415, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_420980_37>: This paper explores notions of harm in sex work discourse, highlighting the extent to which essentialist ideas of 'good' versus 'bad' sex have pervaded trafficking policy. [Source: SafetyLit].

Explaining lower rates of sexual abuse in China. Finkelhor D, Ji K, Mikton C, Dunne M. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_411334_24>: Accumulating research suggests that rates of child sexual abuse are comparatively low in China. This commentary is an effort to evaluate whether it reflects a true lower prevalence or alternatively the effect of inhibited disclosure by victims. [Source: SafetyLit].

Intersection of HPV and sexual assault: An opportunity for practice change. Fontenot H.B. J. Forensic Nurs, 9(3): 146-154, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_421023_24>: This study explores facilitators and barriers that may influence nurses' level of support regarding incorporating HPV preventative strategies into their care. [Source: SafetyLit].

Teachers' knowledge, attitudes and experience in sexual abuse prevention education in El Salvador. Hurtado A, Katz C, Ciro D, Guttfreund D. Glob. Public Health, 8(9): 1075-1086, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_421587_24>: This article seeks to determine Salvadoran teachers' knowledge, attitudes, experience and barriers to CSA detection and reporting to assess the need for a CSA prevention programme and to assess barriers in conducting such a programme. [Source: SafetyLit].

With care and compassion: Adolescent sexual assault victims' experiences in sexual assault nurse examiner programs. Campbell R, Greeson M.R, Fehler-Cabral G. J. Forensic Nurs 9(2): 68-75, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_421030_24>: This article examines how adolescent victims characterized the quality of the emotional/interpersonal care they received and to identify specific aspects of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner nursing practice that were helpful and healing. [Source: SafetyLit].

A comparative analysis of victims of sexual assault with and without mental health histories: Acute and follow-up care characteristics. Brown R, Du Mont J, MacDonald S, Bainbridge D. J. Forensic Nurs, 9(2): 76-83, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_421029_28>: This exploratory study compares victims seen at a sexual assault treatment center with and without preexisting self-reported mental health histories. [Source: SafetyLit].

"She was truly an angel": Women with disabilities' satisfaction with hospital-based sexual assault and domestic violence services. Du Mont J, MacDonald S, White M, Turner L. J. Forensic Nurs, 9(3): 129-139, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_421025_37>: This article explores characteristics of women with disabilities who have experienced abuse and their satisfaction with care received from specialized healthcare providers working in hospital-based violence services. [Source: SafetyLit].

Development of the commonwealth of Puerto Rico national protocol for the management of victims of sexual violence: adults/adolescents. Méndez R.M, Kulbok P, Lawson S, Matos A. J. Forensic Nurs, 9(2): 120-126, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_421027_37>: This project involves the implementation of the Stufflebeam's Context-Input-Process-Product Model in the creation of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico National Protocol for the Management of Victims of Sexual Violence: Adults/Adolescents. [Source: SafetyLit].

VI. Events

International women's and children's health conference, 16 November 2013, Hamilton, Canada<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/Conference21>. The International Women's and Children's Health Conference is an annual one-day conference designed for students, faculty, and community members who are passionate about exploring the many facets of women's and children's health, at home and around the world. [Source: AWID].

Workshop on ethics in gender based violence, child maltreatment and public health: Implications for research practice in Indiam 28-30 November 2013, Haryana, India<http://www.jgu.edu.in/>. This workshop will highlight the key ethical issues in researching gender based violence and child abuse. It is targeted towards academics and professionals based in non-governmental or governmental organisations undertaking primary research in the field of gender based violence and child maltreatment. For more information and expressions of interest, contact: Dr Keerty Nakray at: knakray at jgu.edu.in<mailto:knakray at jgu.edu.in>. [Source: JGU].

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

VII. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships

Call for submissions: Who's afraid of feminism? South African democracy at 20.<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Abstracts-for-2014-Agenda-Journal-Who-s-Afraid-of-Feminism-South-African-Democracy-at-20> The 2014 Agenda Journal is calling for contributors to write on the title from either a research or an activism perspective. Abstracts and contributions must be written in English and in a style accessible to a wide audience. Applications close: 14 November 2013. [Source: AWID].

Call for submissions: Child, early and forced marriage<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Submission-on-Child-Early-and-Forced-Marriage>. Last month the UN Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 24/23 on the subject of child, early and forced marriage (attached). This resolution requested the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to prepare a report on "preventing and eliminating child, early and forced marriage, with a particular focus on challenges, achievements, best practices and implementation gaps" to be presented to the Council at its 26th session in June 2014. Applications close: 15 December 2013. [Source: AWID].

Research opportunity: Membership pathways research<http://www.wagggs.org/en/about/jobsopportunities/MembershipPathwaysResearchWB>. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world. They are looking for an experienced individual or team to conduct a key piece of membership research to identify why they only reach one per cent of girls and young women; to uncover the barriers to reaching 100 per cent of girls and young women worldwide; and to identify possible solutions. For more information, contact: dort at wagggsworld.org<mailto:dort at wagggsworld.org>. Applications close: 18 November 2013. [Source: Women-east-west].

VIII. Vacancies

Law Clerk to Judges of the Court, P2  (Associate Legal Officer) (multiple positions)<http://www.icj-cij.org/registry/index.php?p1=2&p2=5&p3=3&v=107&lang=en> / International Court of Justice / The Hague, Netherlands / Closing date: November 15, 2013. [Source: UN].

Gender Equality and Women's Development (GEWD) Policy Adviser<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Equality-and-Women-s-Development-GEWD-Policy-Adviser> / Solomon Islands Partnership Facility (SIPF) / Honiara, Solomon Islands / Closing date: November 11, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 4 November 2013].

Senior Social Development Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Social-Development-Specialist> / Solomon Islands Partnership Facility (SIPF) / Honiara, Solomon Islands / Closing date: November 11, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: 4 November 2013].

Learning Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Learning-Coordinator> / Raising Voices / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: November 15, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 4 November 2013].

Advocacy & Communications Interns<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advocacy-Communications-Interns> / Make Every Woman Count / Home-based / Closing date: November 15, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 4 November 2013].

Project Assistant - Gender and Security Programme<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Assistant-Gender-and-Security-Programme>/ The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)/ Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date November 18, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 4 November 2013].

Programme Officer: Research & Learning<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Officer-Research-Learning> / UHAI- the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative/ Closing date: November 8, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 4 November 2013].

Programme Officer: Grant Making & Capacity Support<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Officer-Grant-Making-Capacity-Support>/ UHAI- the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative/ Closing date: November 8, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 4 November 2013].

Organization/Lead Consultant for an evaluation of comprehensive sexuality education programs for youth in Uganda<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Organization-Lead-Consultant-for-An-Evaluation-of-Comprehensive-Sexuality-Education-Programs-for-Youth-in-Uganda>/ The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: November 10, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 4 November 2013].

Consultant for country assessments for the MENA region<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-for-Country-Assessments-for-the-MENA-region> / Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation / Home-based / Closing date: November 24, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 4 November 2013].

Country Director, Rwanda<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Director-Rwanda> / Women for Women International / Rwanda / Open until filled. . [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 4 November 2013].

Protection Coordinator (Asia)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Protection-Coordinator-Asia> / Frontline Defenders / Location negotiable within Asia / Closing date: November 15, 2013. . [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 4 November 2013].

Senior Humanitarian Advisor (Gender and Protection)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Humanitarian-Advisor-Gender-and-Protection> / Care International / London / Closing date: November 10, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 4 November 2013].

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