[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 14 11 13

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Nov 14 15:17:52 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. Sexual violence in the news
II. Websites
III.  Online publications/resources
IV. Journal articles
V. Events
VI. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships
VII. Vacancies

I. Sexual violence in the news

Getting protection for women right in emergencies, IRIN News, 14 November 2013<http://www.irinnews.org/report/99118/getting-protection-for-women-right-in-emergencies>: As the leaders of the international aid world gathered in London's Lancaster House to discuss the protection of women and girls in emergencies, the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines was on everyone's mind.

Catholic Church condemned in abuse report, news.com.au, 13 November 2013<http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/hope-for-action-on-vic-abuse-report/story-e6frfku9-1226758611843>: Condemnation of the Catholic Church in Victoria for its betrayal and neglect of abused children seems certain to have a sequel in the findings of the Royal Commission into institutional sexual abuse.

By trivialising the word 'rape', we endanger all women. Ranjit Sinha should know that, The Guardian, 13 November 2013<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/13/trivialising-rape-endangers-women-ranjit-sinha>: A feature of India's rape crisis over the past couple of years has been the number of spectacularly offensive remarks about rape made by high-ranking Indian police officials and politicians.

Depression therapy effective for poor, minority moms, University of Rochester, 8 November 2013<http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=7362>: Faced with the dual demands of motherhood and poverty, as many as one fourth of low-income minority mothers struggle with major depression. But the stigma associated with mental illness coupled with limited access to quality treatment prevent the majority of these struggling women from receiving help.

Responding to the Syrian crisis: the needs of women and girls, The Lancet: Viewpoint (Global Health Collection), 8 November 2013<http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2813%2962034-6/fulltext?_eventId=login>: Women and girls are disproportionately affected by conflict because of a lack of access to essential services, as learnt from humanitarian crises in recent years. Poor access to sexual assault treatment and emergency obstetric care can contribute to negative health outcomes.

II. Websites

Special collection - Sexual violence in the military<http://www.vawnet.org/special-collections/summary.php?doc_id=2924&find_type=web_desc_SC>: This Special Collection addresses sexual violence against military service members, defines Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and offers resources (including information on current policy, procedures, legislation, and litigation) to support the prevention of and response to sexual violence as it impacts service members and veterans in the United States. [Source: VAWNet].

The Communication Initiative<http://www.comminit.com/global/spaces-frontpage>: This Initiative aims to convene the communication and media development, social and behavioural change community for more effective local, national, and international development action.

III. Online publications/resources

Using policies to promote child sexual abuse prevention: What is working? Plummer C (in consultation with Klein A). VAWNet, 2013<http://www.vawnet.org/applied-research-papers/summary.php?doc_id=3554&find_type=web_desc_AR>: This Applied Research paper reviews both international and U.S.-based policy efforts to promote sexual abuse prevention and offers considerations for policy development in communities and organisations. [Source: VAWNet].

Prevalence of sexual abuse perpetrated by boys and girls. NEARI News, 6(11), November 2013<http://www.nearipress.org/images/PDF/nearinewsletternovember2013.pdf>: This month's NEARI News highlights one of the first studies of sexually abusive behaviors in a public non-correctional-based cohort of children and youth. This exciting study is one of the first that provides us with insight into a baseline of normative behaviors for this age group. [Source: NEARI Press].

Parenting interventions for men who batter. Scott K (with contributions from Mederos F). VAWNet, 2012<http://www.vawnet.org/applied-research-papers/summary.php?doc_id=3270&find_type=web_desc_AR>: This Applied Research paper provides an overview of the research on the commonalities and controversies surrounding parenting interventions programs for men who batter with an emphasis on improving outcomes for women and child survivors of domestic violence. [Source: VAWNet].

The best start: Supporting happy, healthy childhoods. Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), 2010<http://www.aifs.gov.au/institute/pubs/factssheets/ssbrochure10/ssbrochure10.html>: To support the 2010 National Families Week,  AIFS prepared this Facts Sheet about the role that families and communities play in giving children the best possible start to life. [Source: MRC].

IV. 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.

Political transition and sexual and gender-based violence in South Africa, Kenya, and Zimbabwe: a comparative analysis. Thomas K, Masinjila M and Bere E. Gender & Development: Special Issue: Conflict and violence, 21(3), 2013<http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/KDcDCdG2BdPdcvfN9G2I/full>: This article draws on research conducted in Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe that focused on violence in the context of political transition; and examines the relation between political transition and sexual and gender-based violence in the three countries. [Source: Rhodes University].

Medicolegal study of child sexual abuse in Greater Cairo, Egypt, during a 7-year period: 2005-2011. Elgendy I.S, Hassan N.A. Am. J. Forensic Med. Pathol, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_422094_24>: This retrospective study aims to determine the demographic and medicolegal aspects of child sexual abuse in greater Cairo, Egypt. [Source: SafetyLit].

Effectiveness of emergency contraception in women after sexual assault. Choi D.S, Kim M, Hwang K.J, Lee KM, Kong TW. Clin. Exp. Reprod. Med, 40(3): 126-130, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_421906_20>: In this study, the researchers conduct a retrospective chart review in a university hospital in South Korea. [Source: SafetyLit].

Military sexual assault and homeless women veterans: Clinical correlates and treatment preferences. Decker S.E, Rosenheck R.A, Tsai J, Hoff R, Harpaz-Rotem I. Womens Health Issues, 23(6): e373-80, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_422080_28>: This observational study compares clinical symptoms, pre-military experiences, and treatment preferences among female veterans with and without MSA who enrolled in VA Homeless Women Veterans Programs. [Source: SafetyLit].

Gender norms and economic empowerment intervention to reduce intimate partner violence against women in rural Cote d'Ivoire: A randomized controlled pilot study. Gupta J, Falb K.L, Lehmann H, Kpebo D, Xuan Z, Hossain M, Zimmerman C, Watts C, Annan J. BMC Int. Health Hum.Rights, 13(1): 46, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_421892_33>: The current study reports on the evaluation of the incremental impact of adding "gender dialogue groups" to an economic empowerment group savings program on levels of IPV. [Source: SafetyLit].

Prevalence and risk factors for forced or coerced sex among school-going youth: national cross-sectional studies in 10 southern African countries in 2003 and 2007. Andersson N, Paredes-Solís S, Milne D, Omer K, Marokoane N, Laetsang D, Cockcroft A. BMJ Open, 2(2):e000754, 2012<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/22389362/>: This article studies prevalence at two time points and risk factors for experience of forced or coerced sex among school-going youth in 10 southern African countries. [Source: CIET].

Collecting reliable information about violence against women safely in household interviews: Experience from a large-scale national survey in South Asia. Andersson N, Cockcroft A, Ansari N, Omer K, Chaudhry U.U, Khan A and Pearson L.  Violence against Women, 15(4):482-496, 2009<http://vaw.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/15/4/482>: This article describes the first national survey of violence against women in Pakistan from 2001 to 2004 covering 23,430 women. [Source: CIET].

Gender-based violence and HIV: Relevance for HIV prevention in hyperendemic countries of southern Africa.  Andersson N, Cockcroft A, Shea B.AIDS, 22(4):S73-86, 2008<http://www.the-eis.com/data/literature/Gender_based_violence_and_HIV__relevance_for_HIV.7%5b1%5d.pdf>: This paper explores the evidence for a causal association between GBV and HIV in the hyperendemic countries of southern Africa, and the implications of this for HIV prevention efforts. [Source: CIET].

V. Events

VAW Emergency Response & Preparedness Training: A skills-building opportunity from the Thematic Action Group on Violence against Women in Emergencies,  13 - 17 January 2014, Kampala, Uganda<http://gbvresponders.org/>. This package is aimed at better equipping emergency responders to prepare for, launch and support rapid, effective response to VAW in crisis situations. The training, through the VAW in Emergencies TAG, will also give participants the opportunity to raise and discuss challenges or questions they face related to emergency response in their own contexts. To apply for the training please complete a training application form and submit it to vaw.emerge at gmail.com<mailto:vaw.emerge at gmail.com> on or before 18 November 2013. [Source: GBV Prevention Network].

International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Trafficking, 22 - 24 April 2014, Seattle, USA<http://www.evawintl.org/conferencedetail.aspx?confid=14>. This conference brings together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this three day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. [Source: EVAW International].

Thinking Transnational Feminisms summer institute, 6-11 July 2014, Columbus, USA<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/Course12>. Thinking Transnational Feminisms is a collaborative weeklong summer institute organized by and for feminist scholars who are engaging the transnational -  as a process, a critique, a paradigm, and/or a characteristic of social movement in their scholarship - to make sense of these multiple, sometimes contradictory, approaches and concepts.  Applications close: 15 December 2013. [Source: AWID].

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

VI. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships

Call for submissions: SAGE Open<http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?ct_p=manuscriptSubmission&prodId=Journal202037&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=webversion&utm_content=viewonline&utm_campaign=1133054&priorityCode=1133054>. Submit your manuscript to SAGE Open-now with a lower Article Processing Charge (APC). SAGE Open is a groundbreaking, open-access publication of peer-reviewed, original research and review articles from SAGE. Articles span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. SAGE Open articles receive high quality peer review, copy editing, typesetting, and electronic delivery. [Source: SAGE Open].

VII. Vacancies

Tenured Associate Professor, or tenured Full Professor<mailto:jtielsch at gwu.edu> / The Department of Global Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Sciences / Washington, DC, USA / Application review starts: January 15, 2014. [Source: GWU].

WASH & Gender Social Marketing Technical Advisor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/WASH-Gender-Social-Marketing-Technical-Advisor-South-Sudan> / Population Services International (PSI) / South Sudan / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 November 2013].

Assistant Professor, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Assistant-Professor-Women-Gender-and-Sexuality-Studies> / Oregon State University / Corvallis Oregon / Closing date: December 1, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 November 2013].

Technical Support Consultant (Women's Human Rights)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Technical-Support-Consultant-on-Women-s-human-rights> / UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific / Home-based / Closing date: November 30, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 November 2013].

Organisation Development Practitioner<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Organisation-Development-Practitioner> / Well Grounded / Yaoundé, Cameroon / Closing date: December 2, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 November 2013].

Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Visiting-Assistant-Professor-or-Instructor-Gender-Sexuality-and-Feminist-Studies> / Middlebury College / Middlebury, Vermont / Closing date: December 9, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 November 2013].

Senior Women's Protection & Empowerment (Gender-Based Violence) Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Women-s-Protection-Empowerment-Gender-Based-Violence-Manager> / International Rescue Committee / Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq / Closing date: January 6, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 November 2013].

Speechwriter and Communications Advisor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Speechwriter-and-Communications-Advisor> / UN Women / New York / Closing date: December 4, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 11 November 2013].


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