[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 22 11 13

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Fri Nov 22 18:17:39 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. SVRI member request: GBVIMS 2014 progress and planning
II. Sexual violence in the news
III. Websites
IV. Online publications/resources
V. Journal articles
VI. Events
VII. Vacancies

I. SVRI member request: GBVIMS 2014 progress and planning

The GBVIMS Steering Committee will be meeting to take stock of what has been accomplished in 2013 as well as planning for 2014. GBVIMS would appreciate if you could complete a short mapping survey on usage of the GBVIMS by 30 November 2013 in order to assist them in their planning. Please complete the survey in the language you are the most comfortable with:

*             GBVIMS Survey English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/97G7758
*             GBVIMS Survey French: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/996QXLQ

This survey is for country-level staff and not HQ or regional staff.  If you are not implementing the GBVIMS in a country, please do not respond to this survey.
- For NGOS: Please completely one table per organization per country (e.g. IRC will submit one survey from Ethiopia).
- For UN Agencies: Please complete the survey for the country where you are currently stationed (if using the GBVIMS).
-For HQ Users, please ask your country staff to respond to the survey.

Please contact gbvims at gmail.com<mailto:gbvims at gmail.com> if you have any questions.

II. Sexual violence in the news

Millions of children reaching out to helplines worldwide, new report reveals, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, 20 November 2013<http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.org/story/2013-11-20_929>: Ten years of data from telephone records, emails, text messages and chats compiled by Child Helpline International (CHI) show that children and young people around the world contact helplines for support with violence and abuse, peer relationships, psycho-social and mental health, and family conflicts.

Girls still sent to Kashmir for forced weddings, IRIN News, 18 November 2013<http://www.irinnews.org/report/99149/girls-still-sent-to-kashmir-for-forced-weddings>: From a distance, Jalila Ahmed* and Nabila Ahmed* look like ordinary village girls in their late teens, shopping at the local bazaar in a suburb of Mirpur, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

The women who bear the scars of Sierra Leone's civil war, The Telegraph, 16 November 2013<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/sierraleone/10450619/The-women-who-bear-the-scars-of-Sierra-Leones-civil-war.html?fb>: In Sierra Leone's civil war, young girls were captured, raped and forced to take up arms. Here, more than a decade later, they share their stories.

Putting research into practice on firearms and domestic violence, Medical News Today, 15 November 2013<http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/268830.php>: The Crime Victims' Institute (CVI) at Sam Houston State University initiated a new series of reports to help victim advocates translate the latest research in the field into practical services and resources for victims, beginning with a study on firearms and intimate partner violence.

Cairo women bring men back on the rails, Inter Press Service News Agency, 14 November 2013<http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/11/cairo-women-bring-men-back-on-the-rails/>: Nihal Saad Zaghloul is an Egyptian woman in her late twenties. Like other young women, she faces the daily risk of sexual harassment on the streets of Cairo. But Egypt's revolution made her realise that people can unite and that she can make a difference.

In shortages, mid-level health workers as effective as physicians for certain services, Science Daily, 31 October 2013<http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131031203434.htm>: Countries facing severe shortages and poor distribution of health workers could benefit from training and deploying more mid-level health workers, such as midwives, nurses, medical assistants and surgical clinicians, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.

III. Websites

Stop It Now! Parents of children with disabilities<http://www.stopitnow.org/parents-children-disabilities?utm_source=Fall+2013+E-News+-+Disability+Tip+Sheets&utm_campaign=eNews+2013+Fall+&utm_medium=email>: This webpage contains tip-sheets for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities and provides information they need to keep children safe from sexual abuse. [Source: Stop It Now!].

IV. Online publications/resources

Hearing child survivors of sexual violence: Towards a national response. Rape Crisis Network Ireland, 2013<http://www.rcni.ie/wp-content/uploads/Hearing-Child-Survivors-of-Sexual-Violence-2013.pdf>: This report seeks to identify those needs more clearly in relation to sexual violence and provide information about child sexual violence learned from child survivors who access services. This information can be used by adults and statutory actors to respond to and support vulnerable children. [Source: RCNI].

Combatting youth sexual aggression and victimization in the European Union: Stakeholder perspectives and recommendations. Parren F, Murauskiene L, Papadakaki M. Rutgers WPF, 2013<http://ysav.rutgerswpf.org/>: This report presents important recommendations to address youth sexual aggression and victimization in different areas: legislation and policies; prevention and support programmes, awareness raising campaigns and research. [Source: Rutgers WPF].

The state of the world's girls 2013. In double jeopardy: Adolescent girls and disasters. Plan International, 2013<http://plan-international.org/girls/reports-and-publications/the-state-of-the-worlds-girls-2013.php?lang=en>: This report focuses on the specific risks and needs faced by adolescent girls in disasters and tailors key findings and research from the main 'Because I am a Girl' report for a youth audience. [Source: AWID].

Masculinity, son preference and intimate partner violence. Nanda P, Gautam A, Verma R, Kumar S and Brahme D. International Center for Research on Women, 2013<http://www.icrw.org/publications/masculinity-son-preference-intimate-partner-violence>: This report presents the findings of a large-scale study that examines men's and women's underlying attitudes and behaviors around son preference, with a particular focus on how they conceptualize manhood and masculinity. [Source: WUNRN].

Study on ways and methods to eliminate sexual harassment in Egypt: Results / outcomes and recommendations summary. UN Women and Demographic Center, 2013<http://www.dgvn.de/fileadmin/user_upload/DOKUMENTE/English_Documents/Sexual-Harassment-Study-Egypt-Final-EN.pdf>: This study aims to achieve one main objective, and that is to identify ways and methods for reducing sexual harassment in Egypt. However this does not exclude other secondary objectives of the research which are considered complementary and will help in general to solve the problem and to identify the harassers and the victims, and particularly the impact harassment has on each of them. [Source: MRC].

Video: IWPR's 25 years of making research count for women<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=25059709&msgid=219011&act=BH7K&c=1264441&destination=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DXhhJ5pJ6QtY>. Earlier this year, the Institute for Women's Policy Research launched the next 25 years of making research count for women. IWPR's new video reflects on the original strategic vision of the Institute to change women's lives through credible, rigorous research, and looks forward to the next era of producing long-term, substantive advancements for women and their families. [Source: IWPR].

Asking women about intimate partner sexual violence. Wall L. ACSSA Resource Sheet. Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, 2012<http://www.aifs.gov.au/acssa/pubs/sheets/rs4/>: This Resource Sheet aims to provide current information to those working in health care settings about how to approach the discussion of intimate partner sexual violence with their female clients and patients. [Source: MRC].

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.

An assessment of attitudes toward gender inequitable sexual and reproductive health norms in South Sudan: a community-based participatory research approach. Scott J, Averbach S, Merport Modest A, Hacker M, Cornish S et al. Confl Health, 7(1):24, 2013<http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/7/1/24>: This article assesses attitudes toward gender inequitable norms related to sexual relationships and reproductive health and the effects of sex, age, and education on these attitudes. [Source: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center].

Evaluation of sexual assaults in Turkey. Karanfil R, Keten A, Zeren C, Arslan MM, Eren A. J Forensic Leg Med, 20(5):404-7, ePub, 2013<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23756507>: In this article, the authors investigate socio-demographic features of victims, assailant-victim relationships and sexual assault findings. [Source: MRC].

Gender and age differences in prevalence and incidence of child sexual abuse in Croatia. Ajdukovic M, Susac N, Rajter M. Croat. Med. J, 54(5): 469-479, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_421437_24>: This article examines age and gender differences in the prevalence and incidence of child sexual abuse, the level of acquaintance of the child and the perpetrator, and correlations between experiencing family violence and sexual abuse on a nationally representative sample of 11, 13, and 16 years old children. [Source: SafetyLit].

Residential PTSD treatment for female veterans with military sexual trauma: Does a history of childhood sexual abuse influence outcome? Walter K.H, Buckley A, Simpson J.M, Chard K.M. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_421473_24>: This article explores  whether a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) influenced treatment outcome among female veterans with an index trauma of military sexual trauma (MST) receiving residential treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). [Source: SafetyLit].

Preferences for gender-targeted health information: A study of male veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma. Turchik J.A, Rafie S, Rosen C.S, Kimerling R. Am. J. Men. Health, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_422819_37>: This article investigates whether male veteran patients who have experienced military sexual trauma (MST) prefer gender-targeted versus gender-neutral printed health information and whether receipt of this information increased utilization of outpatient mental health services in the following 6-month period. [Source: SafetyLit].

Pattern and medical care of child victims of sexual abuse in Ekiti, south-western Nigeria. Olatunya O.S, Akintayo A.A, Olofinbiyi B, Isinkaye A.O, Ogundare E.O, Akinboboye O. Paediatr. Int. Child Health, 33(4): 247-252, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_422308_24>: This article reviews the pattern and medical care of victims of CSA in a tertiary hospital over a 39-month period. [Source: SafetyLit].

Recent partner violence and sexual and drug-related STI/HIV risk among adolescent and young adult women attending family planning clinics. Decker M.R, Miller E, McCauley H.L, Tancredi D.J, Anderson H, Levenson R.R, Silverman J.G. Sex. Transm. Infect, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_422882_24>: This article evaluates the prevalence of IPV in the past 3 months and its associations with STI/HIV risk, STI and related care-seeking over the same time period. [Source: SafetyLit].

Self-reported psychopathic traits in sexually offending juveniles compared with generally offending juveniles and general population youth. Boonmann C, Jansen LM, 't Hart-Kerkhoffs L.A, Vahl P, Hillege S.L, Doreleijers T.A, Vermeiren R.R. Int. J. Offender Ther. Comp. Criminol, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_421458_20>: The aim of the current study is to gain a better insight into the relationship between sexually aggressive behaviour and psychopathy in youths; juveniles who sexually offended (JSOs) were compared with generally offending youths and a general population group. [Source: SafetyLit].

Linking childhood and adult criminality: Using a life course framework to examine childhood abuse and neglect, substance use and adult partner violence. Minh A, Matheson F.I, Daoud N, Hamilton-Wright S, Pedersen C, Borenstein H, O'campo P. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 10(11): 5470-5489, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_421453_23>: For this paper, the authors adopt the life course perspective to identify modifiable contextual influences and co-occurring individual, social, and familial determinants associated with adult criminality. [Source: SafetyLit].

Developmental timing and continuity of exposure to interparental violence and externalizing behavior as prospective predictors of dating violence. Narayan A.J, Englund M.M, Egeland B. Dev. Psychopathol, 25(4 Pt 1): 973-990, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_422842_24>: This study investigates the prospective pathways of children's exposure to interparental violence (EIPV) in early and middle childhood and externalizing behavior in middle childhood and adolescence as developmental predictors of dating violence perpetration and victimization at ages 23 and 26 years. [Source: SafetyLit].

Risk factors for rape re-victimisation: A retrospective analysis. Lurie S, Boaz M, Golan A. J. Obstet. Gynaecol, 33(8): 865-867, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_422730_20>: This article identifies risks factors for a second rape, the severest form of sexual re-victimisation. [Source: SafetyLit].

Do evidence-based group parenting programs for high-risk or maltreating parents include content about psychological maltreatment?: A program review. Baker A, Schneiderman M, Brassard M.R, Donnelly L.J. Child Welf, 91(2): 7-37, 2012<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_422329_24>: In this study, the content of parenting programs for high-risk and maltreating parents are assessed to determine whether the program manuals include content on psychological maltreatment. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

Global Women's Institute's events for 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, 26 November - 10 December 2013, Washington, D.C., USA<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/Meeting5>. Join the Global Women's Institute for the 16 Days of Activism, an internationally recognized annual campaign that aims to raise awareness about gender-based violence and build strength around the movement to end it. [Source: AWID].

Workshop: Professional grant development, 28-29 November 2013, Toronto, Canada<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/Workshop8>. This intensive two-day grant proposal workshop is geared for: 1) those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills and 2) beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing, writing and winning proposals from various funding agencies. The center of attention will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources. Much has happened in new regulations and in approaches to grant writing, be it for the researcher in the sciences and social sciences, education and non-profit professionals. [Source: AWID].

Meeting of the Africa Regional SGBV Network, 4 December 2013, Washington D.C, USA<mailto:sgruber at popcouncil.org>. To commemorate of the 16 Days of Activism and raise awareness of interventions for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), the Population Council is pleased to invite you to the upcoming meeting of the Africa Regional Sexual and Gender-based Violence Network. This event will reflect a culmination of efforts from more than five years of grounded research and practice-building in the field of SGBV with practitioners and researchers from four countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. Space is limited. Please RSVP with Sasha Gruber at sgruber at popcouncil.org<mailto:sgruber at popcouncil.org>. [Source: Population Council].

Nursing Leadership in Global Health, 27-28 February 2014, Nashville, USA<http://www.nlgh2014.org/>. Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health is hosting this symposium to provide an opportunity for a diverse and interprofessional array of leaders, health care workers, educators, students, and trainees to come together to address the importance of equipping and preparing nurses and frontline health care providers to influence policy and decision-making processes. Poster abstract submission deadline has been extended to 15 December 2013.

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

VI. Vacancies

Practice Coordinator<http://raisingvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/PracticeCoordinator.JD_.nov2013.FINAL_.pdf> / Raising Voices / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: December 15, 2013. [Source: Raising Voices].

Influencing Coordinator<http://raisingvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/InfluencingCoordinator.JD_.nov2013.FINAL_.pdf> / Raising Voices / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: December 15, 2013. [Source: Raising Voices].

Project Coordinator, Reducing Intimate Partner Violence<http://www.poverty-action.org/getinvolved/jobs/LatinAmerica/IPAMexico101060> / Innovations for Poverty Action / Mexico City / Closing Date: November 30, 2013. [Source: Yale].

Senior Gender, Violence, and Health Specialist<http://icrw.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a25z2g1o0u5s> / International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Washington D.C, USA / Open until filled. [Source: ICRW].

Part-time Facilitators<http://www.mrc.ac.za/hr/job2.htm> / Gender & Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council / Pretoria, South Africa / Closing date: November 25, 2013. [Source: MRC].

Part-time Fieldworkers<http://www.mrc.ac.za/hr/job1.htm> / Gender & Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council / Pretoria, South Africa / Closing date: November 25, 2013. [Source: MRC].

Technical Advisor, research<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=9846> / International Rescue Committee / New York, USA / Open until filled. [Source: IRC].

Women's Protection & Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=9545> / International Rescue Committee / Erbil (Kurdistan) with travel to Baghdad and Dohuk / Open until filled. [Source: IRC].

Short term Consultant<mailto:rserrano1 at worldbank.org> (to support implementation and coordination of regional knowledge networks and partnerships on citizen security) / World Bank's Citizen Security team of the Social Development Unit in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region / For more information, contact: Rodrigo Serrano-Berthet (rserrano1 at worldbank.org<mailto:rserrano1 at worldbank.org>), Joan Serra-Hoffman (jhoffman2 at worldbank.org<mailto:jhoffman2 at worldbank.org>), and Erika Salamanca (erikas at worldbank.org<mailto:erikas at worldbank.org>).  [Source: PAHO].


Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated evidence-based responses.

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