[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 28 11 13

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Nov 28 17:56:30 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. Advocacy and awareness raising
III. Websites
IV. Online publications/resources
V. Journal articles
VI. Events
VII. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships
VIII. Vacancies

I. Sexual violence in the news

Breaking the silence: Time to strengthen UN role to end impunity - UN experts, United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, 23 November 2013<http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=14018&LangID=E>: A group of United Nations independent human rights experts* today called on the UN to adopt a more central role in the fight against impunity, and urged Member States to give more support to and strengthen on-going efforts to secure accountability and justice for human rights violations, including serious crimes.

Dallas police consider home visits to prevent domestic violence deaths, Dallas News, 23 November 2013<http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20131123-dallas-police-consider-home-visits-to-prevent-domestic-violence-deaths.ece>: Long after the screaming and the flurry of fists, even after the 911 report is taken and the case is filed, Dallas police want domestic violence victims to know that they still care.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women message of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Say NO - UNiTE! 19 November 2013<http://saynotoviolence.org/around-world/news/international-day-elimination-violence-against-women-message-phumzile-mlambo-ngcuk>: Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation. It is violence against families, communities, nations and humanity.  It is a threat to international peace and security, as recognized by the UN Security Council. It has reached a crisis point and demands action from all of us, young and old, women and men.

II. Advocacy and awareness raising

1) 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

[http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/images/16_days_logo_english.jpg]16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence campaign is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December 1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.

The SVRI stands in solidarity with the 16 Days campaign against sexual and gender-based violence against women. For more information and to take part in the 16 Days campaign, visit:  http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu.

2) 16 Days featured blog post: Cassandra Complexity

Truth in a time of terror: Renewing our feminist resistance strategies<http://cassandracomplexblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/16-days-truth-in-a-time-of-terror-renewing-our-feminist-resistance-strategies/>. In the first of a series of posts related to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, Guest Blogger Dr. Vanessa Farr, Peace Activist and Feminist Freedom Fighter, reflects on the need to re-frame the debate and renew our efforts to end all forms of violence against women.

Cassandra Complexity editors are looking for contributions. If you have something you want to say about the 16 Days they would be delighted to hear from you! Visit the blog at: http://cassandracomplexblog.wordpress.com.

III. Websites

16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence - 16 facts<http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/global_campaign/16_days/en/index.html>: This World Health Organisation webpage highlights 16 key facts on intimate partner and sexual violence against women for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. [Source: WUNRN].

Jalal Foundation<http://jalal-foundation.org/>: This Foundation is a non-profit NGO working for the women of Afghanistan. Jalal seeks to promote, empower, educate and inform Afghan women by building their capacity in human rights, gender issues and leadership. [Source: WUNRN].

We Will Speak Out - South Africa page<http://wewillspeakout.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c798c18607&id=c0605561f9&e=b2df42dab8>: On Monday 25th November, a South African chapter of the 'We Will Speak Out' coalition was launched. The launch brought together faith communities, civil society organisations and survivors of sexual violence to speak out and unite to end sexual violence in South Africa. To subscribe to the We Will Speak Out quarterly update, visit: http://www.wewillspeakout.org<http://www.wewillspeakout.org/>. [Source: We Will Speak Out].

IV. Online publications/resources

Gender relations, sexual violence and the effects of conflict on women and men in North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Preliminary results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES). Sonke Gender Justice and Promundo, 2013<http://genderjustice.org.za/updates/highlights/2001455-new-preliminary-results-from-sonke-promundo-images-survey.html>: This study seeks to provide a nuanced understanding of how gendered relations are affected by the conflict and in turn inform the urgent need for social development, humanitarian and human rights responses. [Source: Sonke Gender Justice].

Engaging men in sexual assault prevention. Stathopoulos M. ACSSA Wrap, No. 14, 2013<http://www.aifs.gov.au/acssa/pubs/wrap/wrap14/index.html>: This Wrap is aimed at practitioners working in the field; those who facilitate prevention programs, or do community outreach for the purpose of preventing sexual violence against women. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Effectively involving men in preventing violence against women. Barker G. New Zealand Family Violence Clearing House, Issues paper 5, 2013<http://www.nzfvc.org.nz/?q=issues-papers-5>: Engaging boys and men to prevent violence against women has been identified internationally as one of the top 20 'practice innovations' in violence and injury prevention during the last 20 years. Violence prevention efforts among men and boys can make a difference. Done well, they can shift the attitudes that lead to physical and sexual violence, and change behaviours, reducing male's actual perpetration of violence. This paper builds on this development. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

16 Ideas for addressing violence against women in the context of the HIV epidemic: A programming tool. World Health Organization, 2013<http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/violence/vaw_hiv_epidemic/en/index.html>: This programming tool provides evidence-summaries for 16 programming approaches for preventing and responding to violence against women in the context of the HIV epidemic. [Source: WHO].

Breaking the silence: The role of the church in addressing sexual violence in South Africa. Tearfund, 2013<http://wewillspeakout.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c798c18607&id=4291ea1f92&e=b2df42dab8>: This report prioritises listening to survivors' stories, documents survivor perspectives on why sexual violence is entrenched in communities, and challenges a silent church to take action to end sexual violence. [Source: We Will Speak Out].

Human trafficking trends in the United States. National Human Trafficking Resource Center 2007-2012. Polaris Project, 2013<http://www.polarisproject.org/resources/hotline-statistics/human-trafficking-trends-in-the-united-states>: This report highlights the most common forms of human trafficking that are reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center and provides a revealing snapshot of human trafficking across the United States. [Source: WUNRN].

Protecting children from harmful practices in plural legal systems with a special emphasis on Africa. Plan International and Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary on Violence against Children, 2012<http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.org/sites/default/files/publications_final/SRSG_Plan_harmful_practices_report_final.pdf>: This report builds upon the important work developed by the African Union and across nations in the African region, and addresses law reform in countries with plural legal systems that combine national codified law with informal and unwritten customary and religious law. [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.

"Preventing the pain" when working with family and sexual violence in primary care. Coles J, Dartnall E and Astbury J. International Journal of Family Medicine,  ePub, 2013<http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijfm/2013/198578/>:  This discussion paper reports the authors' expert opinion from their experiences running international workshops to prevent trauma among those who work and research sexual violence. [Source: MRC].

Rape: A trauma of paralyzing dehumanization. Moor A, Ben-Meir E, Golan-Shapira D, Farchi M. J. Aggression Maltreat. Trauma, 22(10): 1051-1069, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_423049_28>: This study examines the pathogenic role of rape-induced peritraumatic dehumanization, and subsequent humiliation and "freezing." [Source: SafetyLit].

Child sexual abuse and subsequent relational and personal functioning: The role of parental support. Godbout N, Briere J, Sabourin S, Lussier Y. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_422505_24>: This study examines the role of nonoffending parental support in the relationship between child sexual abuse (CSA) and later romantic attachment, psychiatric symptoms, and couple adjustment. [Source: SafetyLit].

Coming of age on the streets: Survival sex among homeless young women in Hollywood. Warf C.W, Clark L.F, Desai M, Rabinovitz S.J, Agahi G, Calvo R, Hoffmann J. J. Adolesc, 36(6): 1205-1213, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_422542_24>: This article describes childhood physical or sexual abuse, involvement in dependency or delinquency systems, psychiatric hospitalization, and suicide as possible risk factors for survival sex among homeless young women in Hollywood. [Source: SafetyLit].

Cumulative childhood trauma and psychological maladjustment of sexually abused children in Korea: Mediating effects of emotion regulation. Choi J.Y, Oh K.J. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_422501_24>: This article investigates the mediating effects of emotion regulation on the association between cumulative childhood trauma and behavior problems in sexually abused children in Korea, using structural equation modeling (SEM).

G-map's application of the Good Lives Model to adolescent males who sexually harm: A case study. Wylie L.A, Griffin H.L. J. Sex. Aggress, 19(3): 345-356, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_423040_24>: As a specialist organisation working with adolescents who sexually harm, G-map has adapted the Good Lives Model for its client group and employs it as a framework for problem formulation and intervention planning. Using a single case-study design, this paper illustrates how the GLM can be used as a framework for therapeutic practice. [Source: SafetyLit].

The cultural context of nondisclosure of alcohol-involved acquaintance rape among Asian American college women: A qualitative study. Koo K.H, Nguyen H.V, Andrasik M.P, George W.H. J. Sex Res, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5b%5d=citjournalarticle_422590_24>: In this article, the authors interview Asian American college students about how they would respond to an alcohol-involved acquaintance rape. [Source: SafetyLit].

VI. Events

Meeting of the Africa Regional SGBV Network, 4 December 2013, Washington D.C, USA<mailto:sgruber at popcouncil.org\>. This meeting 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.  Presenting partners include Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya; Liverpool VCT, Care, and Treatment, Kenya; Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme, South Africa; Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse, Swaziland; the Zambia Police Service, and the Population Council. For more information, contact: sgruber at popcouncil.org<mailto:sgruber at popcouncil.org>. [Source: Population Council].

Comparative and international social policy theories and methods: Lessons for research and practice in India. What does social policy mean in the Indian context? 9-11 January 2014, New Delhi, India<mailto:indiansocialpolicy2014 at gmail.com>. This training workshop will bring together academics, practitioners and government officials who are working on emerging social policy issues in India and the United Kingdom. The workshop aims to discuss the relevance and applicability of social policy research across the Social Science disciplines to lower middle income economies - specifically India. For more information, contact: indiansocialpolicy2014 at gmail.com<mailto:indiansocialpolicy2014 at gmail.com> or knakray at jgu.edu.in<mailto:knakray at jgu.edu.in>. [Source: Jindal Global Law School].

One day symposium on "Abuse", 24 January 2013, Sheffield, United Kingdom<http://www.shef.ac.uk/law/research/clusters/ccr/abuse>. The Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Sheffield will be hosting this one day symposium. The Centre is looking to widen their network across disciplines and institutions in all areas of criminological and related research. Abstract submissions close: 9 December 2013. [Source: Sheffield University].

Researching gender-based violence: Methods and meaning, 17 - 21 February 2014, London, United Kingdom<http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/cpd/gender_violence.html>. This course aims to strengthen participants' knowledge and skills to conduct or commission technically rigorous, ethical and policy- and service-relevant research on various forms of violence against women. Apply online. [Source: LSHTM].

Powerful partnerships: 20 Years of the Violence against Women Act and the path ahead, 24 - 25 April 2014, Newark, USA<http://www.dcadv.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/VAWA_CFP.pdf>. This conference will create a unique space for survivors, community activists, advocates, researchers, business leaders, and government officials from across the nation to come together to share research findings, best practices, and lessons learned and to foster trust, resilient relationships, and innovative strategies for addressing gender-based violence. Call for abstracts extended to: 17 December 2013. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Summer Research Institute (SRI) at Cornell University, 9 - 13 June 2014, New York, USA<http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/summer-institute/sri-announcement.cfm>. The Institute will be an intensive experience in secondary data analysis that combines colloquia with hands-on computing time. Participants are selected on a competitive basis from a variety of disciplines including psychology, social work, and medicine. The primary goal of the Institute is to facilitate secondary analysis projects from which researchers can publish their findings. Applications close: 31 January 2014. [Source: Cornell University].

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

VII. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships

Fellowship opportunity: UCLA Law - Sonke Health and Human Rights fellowship<http://www.genderjustice.org.za/updates/highlights/2001453-applications-are-open-for-the-ucla-law-sonke-health-human-rights-fellowship.html>. This prestigious programme provides specialised legal training to top graduates from southern African law schools and promotes their careers as impact-oriented public interest lawyers in the areas of health, human rights, gender equality, and sexual and reproductive health & rights. The deadline is 15 February, 2014. [Source: Sonke Gender Justice].

Funding opportunity: The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women<https://grants.unwomen.org/>. UN Trust Fund is accepting applications for its 18th grant cycle (2013) from civil society organizations and networks - including non-governmental, women's and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions - government authorities at the national and local levels, and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations. Applications close: 22 January 2014. [Source: WUNRN].

Tender opportunity: United Nations Population Fund, Pretoria, South Africa<mailto:zaf.admin at unfpa.org>. UNFPA is requesting proposals from relevant local civil society organizations (including research and training firms, and non-governmental organizations), for the implementation of gender and GBV programme activities. The aim of this opportunity is to ensure that UNFPA can identify and enter into partnerships with partners that will implement work plans with the highest quality and cost-effective delivery. Submissions close: 3 December 2013. [Source: DNA Economics].

VIII. Vacancies

Consultant, GBV in humanitarian contexts<mailto:GBVrecruit at unfpa.org> / UNFPA Humanitarian and fragile contexts branch / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: December 11, 2013. [Source: UNFPA].

Consultant, GBV Area of Responsibility (AoR) capacity development<mailto:GBVrecruit at unfpa.org> / UNFPA Humanitarian and fragile contexts branch / New York, USA / Closing date: December 11, 2013. [Source: UNFPA].

Researcher (Family health and safety study in the Pacific)<http://pacific.unfpa.org/> / UNFPA Pacific Sub-regional Office / Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia / Closing date: December 4, 2013. [Source: UNFPA].

Consultancy: Costing violence against women in Solomon Islands and Kiribati<http://www.forumsec.org/pages.cfm/about-us/working-with-us/consultancies/consultancy-costing-violence-against-women-in-solomon-islands-kiribati.html> / Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat / Home-based and travels to Fiji, Kiribati and Solomon Islands / Closing date: December 18, 2013. [Source: Pacwin].

Pacific Programme Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advancing-Gender-Justice-in-the-Pacific-Programme-Coordinator2> / UN Women /Fiji / Closing date: December 1, 2013 [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 November 2013].

Pacific Programme Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advancing-Gender-Justice-in-the-Pacific-Programme-Coordinator2> / UN Women / Vanuatu / Closing date: December 1, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 November 2013].

Technical Advisor: Gender justice-human rights <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/GENDER-JUSTICE-HUMAN-RIGHTS-TECHNICAL-ADVISOR>  / UN Women /Fiji / Closing date: December 1, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 November 2013].

Senior Specialist: Gender, violence, and health <http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Gender-Violence-and-Health-Specialist> / ICRW / USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 November 2013].

Gender Advisor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advisor> / Care / Turkey. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 November 2013].

Fellow in Gender equality and women's empowerment<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fellow-in-Gender-Equality-and-Women-s-Empowerment-Portuguese-speaking> (Portuguese-speaking) / HREA / USA / Closing date: December 1, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 November 2013].

Fellow in children's rights, child development, participation and protection<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fellow-in-Children-s-Rights-Child-Development-Participation-and-Protection-Portuguese-speaking> (Portuguese-speaking) / HREA / USA / Closing date: December 1, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 November 2013].

Gender Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Officer> / FAO / Thailand / Closing date: December 5, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 November 2013].

Operations Assistant<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Operations-Assistant> / Girls Not Brides  / United Kingdom / Closing Date: December 6, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 November 2013].

Executive Assistant<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Assistant> / United Kingdom / Girls Not Brides / Closing date: December 6, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 November 2013].

Senior Adviser<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Adviser2> / Girls Not Brides / United Kingdom / Closing Date: December 10, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 November 2013].

Seconded National Experts (SNE) statistics<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Seconded-National-Experts-SNE-Statistics> / EIGE / Lithuania / Closing date: December 12, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 November 2013].

Internship opportunity in Bangkok<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Internship-Opportunity-in-Bangkok> / UN Women/ Thailand. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 24 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, 24 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, 24 November 2013].

Technical Support Consultant on 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, 24 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, 24 November 2013].


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