[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 10 10 13

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Oct 10 22:06:30 SAST 2013


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Dear SVRI List Members

We are now only a few days away from the SVRI Forum 2013 and we are looking forward to a wonderful conference in Bangkok! Please note that we will be resuming the SVRI Update in the week of 28 October.

We will however update the SVRI Twitter and Facebook platforms during the conference so make sure you follow us at @TheSVR<https://twitter.com/TheSVRI>I on Twitter or Sexual Violence Research Initiative<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sexual-Violence-Research-Initiative/71822396561> on Facebook. We will be using the hashtag #SVRIForum - so please do look for this when searching for updates! Access the SVRI programme at: http://www.svri.org/forum2013/programme.htm for more information on presentations and events taking place next week.

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>.

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

I. SVRI member requests
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. SVRI member requests

The International Mobilizing Men for Violence Prevention Survey Project is inviting men who have attended an event or events related to preventing violence against women to participate in a new international survey. If this describes you, they would love to learn from you! Please consider visiting the survey at the link below - your experiences and insight are very important.

The goals of the survey are to:


*         Learn more about what brings men to violence prevention events and longer- term violence prevention work

*         Hear what men think about these events, and how they are impacted by participating

*         Learn what might encourage more men to get involved in ending violence against women

The Project is interested in hearing from men who have attended a single violence prevention event AND from men who have been working on the issue of violence against women for any length of time. To learn more about the survey and how to participate, click here: http://umichssw.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ekXEYmczky0Xrdb.You can also learn more about the project at: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/social-work/mmvp-international-survey. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

II. Sexual violence in the news

Almost 40% of sexual violence against children 'by under-18s', The Irish Times, 9 October 2013<http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/almost-40-of-sexual-violence-against-children-by-under-18s-1.1554407>: Almost 40 per cent of the perpetrators of sexual violence against children were themselves under the age of 18, a groundbreaking report from the Rape Crisis Network of Ireland (RCNI) finds.

New laws may fail to protect children in Sri Lanka, Inter Press Service News Agency, 9 October 2013<http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/10/new-laws-may-fail-to-protect-children-in-sri-lanka/>: Stricter laws could curb the rising trend of child abuse in Sri Lanka, experts say. However, recommendations like witness protection, special courts and procedures to hear abuse cases and more legal assistance to victims are unlikely to be included in a new draft Child Protection Policy that is to be presented to parliament before the end of the year.

Violence against women in Latin America: Everyday aggression, The Economist, 21 September 2013<http://www.economist.com/node/21586575>: One night last year police received a call from worried residents of a wealthy area of San Salvador, El Salvador's capital, who thought they had heard a woman being beaten up by her partner. A few minutes later they called back to say they had heard gunshots ring out from the house.

III. Websites

BRIDGE - Gender and social movements<http://socialmovements.bridge.ids.ac.uk/>: Explore the site to find information, evidence and tools for activists who want to bring a gender perspective into the work of social justice movements, and for supporters of gender-just movements worldwide. [Source: AWID].

Emergency contraception: In-depth country information<http://www.cecinfo.org/country-by-country-information/in-depth/>. ICEC and its partner organizations have collected in-depth information on issues such as national-level policies guiding EC use, women's knowledge and use of EC, providers' and key opinion leaders' awareness of and attitudes toward EC, and the market availability of EC.For information on every country in the world, including what EC products are available, prescription status, and other access issues, please see our status and availability database<http://www.cecinfo.org/country-by-country-information/status-availability-database/>. [Source: FCI].

Refugee portal<http://www.brycs.org/refugee-portal/index.cfm>: This portal to ensure that refugees have easy access to multilingual resources.  Resources include topics of family life and parenting, early childhood, the U.S. school system (K-12), children's books, and health/mental health. [Source: Child Welfare Librarian].

IV. Online publications/resources

A poor start in life predicts poor life outcomes: Investigating the potential impact of maternity and early child support in South Africa. The Centre for Health Policy. Policy brief, 2013<http://www.chp.ac.za/PolicyBriefs/Documents/Maternity%20Policy%20Brief%20final%20260813.pdf>: This policy brief was compiled from a report produced for the Department of Social Development entitled "State maternity and early child support - Investigating the potential impact of maternity and early child support in South Africa: An Options Assessment". [Source: 60 percent].

Book chapter - Ending child trafficking as a human rights priority: Applying the spectrum of prevention as a conceptual framework. Rafferty, Y. In J. Segal and F. Denmark (Eds.), Violence against women across the life cycle: An international perspective, pp. 133-174, 2013<http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9781440803352>: This two-volume set provides a comprehensively broad treatment of the global problem of violence against women, addressing less commonly discussed subjects such as domestic violence in lesbian couples, abuse within the context of war crimes, and the incidence of violence and abuse against women internationally as compared to within the United States. This chapter explores ending child trafficking as a human rights priority. Order online. [Source: PACE].

Confronting commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 2013<http://iom.edu/Reports/2013/Confronting-Commercial-Sexual-Exploitation-and-Sex-Trafficking-of-Minors-in-the-United-States/Report-Brief092513.aspx>: This new report concludes that efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States require better collaborative approaches that build upon the capabilities of people and entities from a range of sectors. [Source: My Child Welfare Librarian].

V. Journal articles

Piloting community-based medical care for survivors of sexual assault in conflict-affected Karen State of eastern Burma. Tanabe M, Robinson K, Lee C.L et al. Conflict and Health, 7:12, 2013<http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/7/1/12>: The aim of this innovative study is to examine the safety and feasibility of community-based medical care for survivors of sexual assault to contribute to building an evidence base on alternative models of care in humanitarian settings. [Source: Women's Refugee Commission].

Prevalence rates of male and female sexual violence perpetrators in a national sample of adolescents. Ybarra M.L, Mitchell K.L. JAMA Pediatr, ePub, 2013<http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1748355>: This article reports national estimates of adolescent sexual violence perpetration and details of the perpetrator experience. [Source: JAMA].

Knowledge and perceptions of date rape among female undergraduates of a Nigerian University. Oshiname .FO, Ogunwale A.O, Ajuwon A.J. Afr. J. Reprod. Health, 17(3): 137-148, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_414446_24>: This paper focuses on knowledge and perceptions of Date Rape (DR) among female undergraduates of the University of Ibadan. The cross-sectional survey was conducted among 651 female undergraduates selected using a four-stage random sampling technique. [Source: SafetyLit].

Masculine norms, disclosure, and childhood adversities predict long-term mental distress among men with histories of child sexual abuse. Easton S.D. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_414473_24>: The purpose of this study was to examine factors related to mental distress among a large, non-clinical sample of men with histories of CSA. [Source: SafetyLit].

Rationalising predictors of child sexual exploitation and sex-trading. Klatt T, Cavner D, Egan V. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_414474_23>: This article examines case files for 175 young persons who attended a voluntary organization in Leicester, United Kingdom, which supports people who are sexually exploited or at risk of sexual exploitation. [Source: SafetyLit].

Depressive symptoms after a sexual assault among women: Understanding victim-perpetrator relationships and the role of social perceptions. Abrahams N, Jewkes R, Mathews S. Afr. J. Psychiatry, 16(4): 288-293, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_413775_28>: This article explores depression symptomatology four to six weeks post-rape in South Africa and examine whether this differs according to the circumstances of the rape. [Source: SafetyLit].

Predicting date rape perceptions: The effects of gender, gender role attitudes, and victim resistance. Black K.A, McCloskey K.A. Violence against Women, 19(8): 949-967, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_413915_37>: The effects of participant gender and victim resistance on date rape perceptions have been inconsistent. This study finds that women with traditional gender role attitudes were least likely to agree that the perpetrator was guilty of rape. [Source: SafetyLit].

Measuring the incidence and reporting of violence against women and girls in Liberia using the 'neighborhood method'. Stark L, Warner A, Lehmann H, Boothby N, Ager A. Confl. Health, 7(1): 20, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_414175_24>: This paper reports on the use of a "neighborhood method" to measure the nature and incidence of violence against women and girls in post-conflict Liberia. [Source: SafetyLit].

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.

VI. Events

Population futures: Revisiting South Africa's National Development Plan 2030, 16 October 2013, Pretoria, South Africa<mailto:hcamp at issafrica.org>. This event launches the second in the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) series of three briefs analysing the National Development Plan 2030 (NDP). [Source: ISS].

Seminar: Women, law and legal advocacy, 14-16 November, Washington, D.C, USA<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/Seminar4>. The Public Leadership Education Network invites college women who are considering careers in law and legal advocacy to Washington, D.C. for a transformative career opportunity. In three days, students who are considering a legal career will learn the potential benefits of attending law school from women policymakers who work in policy every day. Speakers include women who are senior to mid-level professionals, and women who have just started out in Washington, D.C. Applications close: 11 October 2013. [Source: AWID].

Course: CREA's Sexuality, gender, and rights institute, 11-17 January 2014, Khandala, Maharashtra, India<http://awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/Course9>. This annual, week-long residential course focuses on a conceptual study of sexuality. It examines the links between sexuality, rights, gender, and health and their interface with socio-cultural and legal issues. The participants critically analyse policy, research, and programme interventions using a rights-based approach. Applications close: 10 November 2013. [Source: AWID].

APSAC's 22nd Annual National Colloquium, 11 - 14 June 2014, New Orleans, USA<https://apsac.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_146594>. This conference is one of the field's premier forums for child abuse professionals to offer training presentations and report new research findings concerning legal, medical, mental health, investigative, preventive, and protective services work with abused and neglected children, their families, and perpetrators of abuse. Presentations are encouraged on all aspects of child maltreatment, including cultural diversity. Abstract submissions close: 11 October 2013. [Source: APSAC].

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

VII. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships

Fellowship opportunity: Human rights defenders 2013<http://www.oas.org/en/iachr/employment/fellowships/2013/Defenders2013.asp>. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights offers two fellowships to provide an opportunity for young lawyers from OAS Member States to understand and apply the mechanisms of protection of the Inter-American System of Human Rights in the area of human rights defenders. [Source: AWID].

VIII. Vacancies

Research manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Manager> / Liverpool VCT / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: October 14, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 7 October 2013].

Director, research & policy<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-Research-Policy> / Liverpool VCT / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: October 14, 2013. . [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 7 October 2013].

Gender programme officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Programme-Officer> / The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: November 30, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 7 October 2013].

Secretary-General<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Secretary-General> / European Women's Lobby / Brussels / Closing date: November 10, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 7 October 2013].

Lecturer in gender and public policy<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Lecturer-in-Gender-and-Public-Policy> / School of International and Public Affairs / Columbia University / New York / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 7 October 2013].

Director - Young Changemakers Program<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-Young-Changemakers-Program> / Akili Dada / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: October 15, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 7 October 2013].

Gender specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Specialist> / International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) / Dakar, Senegal / Closing date: October 20, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 7 October 2013].

Deputy representative (programme & operations)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Deputy-Representative-Programme-Operations> / UN Women / Monrovia, Liberia / Closing date: October 21, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 7 October 2013].

Board of Trustees vacancy<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Board-of-Trustees-Vacancy>/ Gender and Development Network (GADN) / Closing date: October 21, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 7 October 2013].

Chief of staff<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-Of-Staff> / UN Women / New York, U.S. / Closing date: October 28, 2013. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 7 October 2013].
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