[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 17 04 2014

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Apr 17 14:46:38 SAST 2014

[cid:image001.jpg at 01CF5A4B.D5B798E0]

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

Iraqi girl-marriage bill called vote-getting ploy, Women's eNews, 17 April 2014<http://womensenews.org/story/the-world/140416/iraqi-girl-marriage-bill-called-vote-getting-ploy#.U0_LHfmSyX8>: The draft law has made international headlines, mainly for provisions allowing girls as young as 9 and boys as young as 15 to marry. But when questioned on the likelihood that the text will be passed, one expert said: "I would say it is less than 50 percent."

Sexual violence against Egypt women goes unpunished, AFP, 16 April 2014<http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140416/sexual-violence-against-egypt-women-goes-unpunished>: Sexual violence against women has been rife since the 2011 uprising in Egypt, where hundreds of female protesters have been the target of attack with apparent impunity, rights groups said Wednesday.

French school rape case: Only one student refuses DNA testing, The Guardian, 16 April 2014<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/16/french-school-rape-dna-testing>: On Wednesday morning, officers were testing the last of the 475 pupils, 31 teaching staff and 21 other male adults at the secondary school. It is the first time such an operation has been carried out in a French educational establishment.

UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo says UK has 'sexist culture', BBC UK, 15 April 2014<http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-27034117>: The UK has a "boys' club sexist culture", a UN investigator looking at violence against women has said. Rashida Manjoo is on a visit to the UK, studying its approach to the issue.

DRC: Some progress in the fight against impunity but rape still widespread and largely unpunished - UN report, UN-OHCHR, 9 April 2014<http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=14489&LangID=E>: Rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remain very serious concerns, with thousands of victims, in particular in the east of the country, over the past four years, according to a UN report released Wednesday.

Women: Victims of conflict or agents of change? IRIN News, 27 March 2014<http://www.irinnews.org/report/99847/women-victims-of-conflict-or-agents-of-change>: Women are the biggest victims in natural disasters and conflicts, yet they are also the most resourceful. Thus, aid agencies should do more to develop women as agents for change and development.

II. Advocacy and awareness raising

Blog: Spending my life ending sexual violence, I think the government should spend some too, Huffington Post, 15 April 2014:<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terri-poore/spending-my-life-ending-s_b_5153663.html> This April, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month<http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/sexual-assault-awareness-month-home>, I'm reflecting on my decision 20 years ago to spend my life among amazing advocates, activists and survivors dedicated to bringing the issue of sexual violence out of the shadows and into the light. Anti-sexual violence work faces the darkest aspects of human behaviour and our collective reactions to those behaviours with the hope of personal and societal transformation.

III. Websites

CDC Youth Violence<http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pub/measuring_violence.html>: This webpage provides researchers and prevention specialists with a compendium of tools to assess violence-related beliefs, behaviours, and influences, as well as to evaluate programs to prevent youth violence. [Source: PreventConnect].

Girls not Brides<http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/>: This global partnership of more than 300 civil society organisations from over 50 countries work to address child marriage. Members are based throughout Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America and are united by a commitment to end child marriage and enable girls to fulfil their potential. [Source: WUNRN].

IV. Online publications/resources

Victim/survivor-focused justice responses and reforms to criminal court practice: Implementation, current practice and future directions. Bluett-Boyd N and Fileborn B. AIFS Research Report 27, 2014<http://www.aifs.gov.au/institute/pubs/resreport27/index.html>: Reforms have been underway over the last three decades to address the disadvantages that victim/survivors of sexual assault face within the criminal justice system in Australia. This report was commissioned to examine the implementation of these reforms and their impact on the victim/survivor experience. [Source: ACSSA Alert].

An unfinished war: Torture and sexual violence in Sri Lanka, 2009-2014. Sooka Y. The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) and the International Truth & Justice Project, Sri Lanka, 2014<http://www.barhumanrights.org.uk/unfinished-war-torture-and-sexual-violence-sri-lanka-2009-2014>: This report draws on testimonies, medical examinations and psychiatric assessments from 40 victims - Tamil men and women who had sought asylum in the UK.

International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) questionnaire. International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Instituto Promundo, 2010<http://www.icrw.org/publications/international-men-and-gender-equality-survey-images>: The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is a comprehensive household questionnaire on men's attitudes and practices - along with women's opinions and reports of men's practices - on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality. [Source: PreventConnect].

·         Men's questionnaire: http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/IMAGES_Men_Question_Promundo_en.pdf (pdf: 454.47 kb).

·         Women's questionnaire: http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/IMAGES_Women_Question_Promundo_en.pdf (pdf: 347.24 kb).

Measures for the assessment of dimensions of violence against women: A compendium. Flood M. XY: Men, Masculinities and Gender Politics, Revised, 2010<http://www.xyonline.net/about-us>: This is a compendium of measures for the assessment of dimensions of violence against women. It also includes measures regarding gender and sexual norms and attitudes. [Source: PreventConnect].

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.

Open access articles - Burnout Research<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/aip/22130586?utm_source=EHJ001&utm_campaign=&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&bid=4OBB05F>: This peer-reviewed international journal is aimed at presenting basic, translational and clinical high-quality research related to the phenomenon of burnout. As the first journal dedicated to understanding the causes of burnout and potential solutions to the problem, Burnout Research welcomes original research articles, review articles, case reports, and opinion pieces. [Source: SAMRC].

Open access articles - Health Care for Women International<http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/uhcw20/current#.U0_A7_mSyX_>: This critically acclaimed, international publication provides a unique interdisciplinary approach to health care and related topics that concern women. [Source: University of South Carolina].

Older opposite-sex romantic partners, sexual risk, and victimization in adolescence. Oudekerk B.A, Guarnera L.A, Reppucci N.D. Child Abuse & Neglect, ePub, 2014<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213414001021>: This study examines how age gaps among opposite-sex romantic partners relate to sexual risk-taking and victimization by partners among 201 at-risk adolescents. [Source: Science Direct].

Normalizing sexual violence. Young women account for harassment and abuse. Hlavka H.R. Gender and Society, ePub, 2014<http://gas.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/02/28/0891243214526468.full?keytype=ref&siteid=spgas&ijkey=1zjS.dsfVDs32>: This study moves the discussion from the question of why young women do not report them toward how violence is produced, maintained, and normalized among youth. [Source: Google Alerts].

Reducing stigma in reproductive health. Cook R.J and Dickens B. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 125: 89-92, 2014<http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2408025>: In this article, the authors argue that gynecologists and their professional associations are ethically committed to uphold human dignity and equality, especially for vulnerable women for whom they care, and should be active to guard against, counteract, and relieve stigmatisation of their patients and of related service providers. [Source: WUNRN].

Interdisciplinary team communication among forensic nurses and rape victim advocates. Patterson D. Soc. Work Health Care, 53 (4): 382-397, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_435769_8>: This study interviews nurses and advocates from a Midwest organization to better understand team communication patterns when addressing conflicts. [Source: SafetyLit].

Post-traumatic stress disorder/PTSD in adolescent victims of sexual abuse: resilience and social support as protection factors. Hébert M, Lavoie F, Blais M. Cien. Saude Colet, 19 (3): 685-694, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_435701_24>: This analysis examined the contribution of personal, family (maternal and paternal support; sibling support) and extra-familiar (peer support; other adults) resilience to the prediction of clinical levels of PTSD symptoms in adolescents reporting sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit].

Analysis of the performance of system indicators for coping with family violence and the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents. Deslandes S.F, Mendes C.H, Luz E.S. Cien. Saude Colet, 19(3): 865-874, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_435695_24>: This article is geared to the monitoring and analysis for evaluating the performance of municipalities in addressing domestic violence and the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents. [Source: SafetyLit].

A meta-analytic review of the relationship between nonoffending caregiver support and postdisclosure functioning in sexually abused children. Bolen R.M, Gergely K.B. Trauma Violence Abuse, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_435272_20>: This article reviews studies assessing the relationship between caregiver support of sexually abused children and postdisclosure functioning of their children. [Source: SafetyLit].

Interrupting child maltreatment across generations through safe, stable, nurturing relationships. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53 (4), Supplement, Pages A1-A4, S1-S44, 2013<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/1054139X/53/4/supp/S>: The papers in this CDC supplement investigate the role of safe, stable, nurturing relationships (SSNRs) and social contexts in the lives of children and their caregivers, as well as provide insight into relational factors that influence the intergenerational cycle of child maltreatment. [Source: SAMRC].

VI. Events

Webinar: Improving existing, and creating new gendered violence prevention programs and policies on college campuses - An organizing approach, 1 May 2014<http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/section/our_work/health/_webinars/_05_01_14>. This interactive webinar will share what the Futures Without Violence Campus Fellows have accomplished this year within their diverse academic fields. Additionally, the forum will be open to students with experience or interest in this work, and brainstorm programmatic, policy-oriented, curricular, institutional, legal, and subversive tactics to improve prevention and intervention programs on your college campus. [Source: Futures Without Violence].

Webinar: Human trafficking - The role of the health care provider, 14 May 2014<http://nhcva.org/2014/04/15/webinar-human-trafficking/>. This webinar will provide clinicians with knowledge on trafficking and give specific tools for screening, assist victims in the clinical setting, and understand reporting requirements. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a human trafficking survivor, and explore opportunities for improving practice and policy. [Source: Futures Without Violence].

Webinar: Successfully investigating sexual assault against victims with disabilities, 28 May 2014<https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=oxdgmti6uhnz>. This webinar will provide information and guidance for first responders as well as investigators and prosecutors. It is intended to ensure that people with disabilities who are victimised have equal access to information, programs, and services - and that they are treated with fairness, compassion, and respect. [Source: EVAW International].

Beyond 2015: What will it take? 9 - 12 November 2014, Cape Town, South Africa<http://icowhi2014.com/guidelines/>. The International Council on Women's Health Issues (ICOWHI) invites you to submit an abstract of original research, evidence-based clinical and service projects, and leadership initiatives. Conference themes are available online. Abstract submissions close: 30 April 2014. [Source: JHU].

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

VII. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships

Call for submissions: Intimate partner violence and mental health<http://www.globalhealthaction.net/index.php/gha/announcement/view/203>. In order to promote a broad perspective on research on intimate partner violence and mental health the editors of Global Health Action and European Journal of Psychotraumatology in a unique collaboration now invite original research papers and systematic review articles as well as short communications and debate pieces. Closing date: 30 April 2014. [Source: WUNRN].

Fellowship opportunity: Avon Global Center for Women and Justice<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Fellowship2>. This fellowship offers varied experience in the areas of international human rights and gender justice, including legal research, clinical teaching, and project management. Closing date: 1 May 2014. [Source: AWID].

Funding opportunity: Early child development and violence prevention<http://www.ubs.com/global/en/wealth_management/optimusfoundation/support/grant-application.html>. UBS Optimus Foundation invites you to submit your application if it meets the specific requirements of the targeted calls for proposals - focused on integrated early child development and preventing children's exposure to violence. Closing date: 15 June 2014. [UBS Optimus Foundation].

Funding opportunity: Regional partnership grants to increase the well-being of, and to improve the permanency outcomes for, children affected by substance abuse<http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CU-0809>. These targeted grants will be awarded to regional partnerships that provide, through interagency collaboration and integration of programs and services, activities and services that are designed to increase the well-being of, improve permanency outcomes for, and enhance the safety of children who are in out-of-home placements or are at risk of entering out-of-home placements as a result of a parent's or caretaker's substance abuse. Closing date: 10 June 2014. [Source: Friendsnrc].

Funding opportunity: Funding Alert, 9 (7), 2014<http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5d45d478d3ae7b3c97fc5b56f&id=1cfe30c333&e=d392182255>: This resource reports on current government and private funding opportunities available on domestic violence, sexual violence and victim services. [Source: VAWnet].

VIII. Vacancies

Re-advertisement: EVAW Programme Specialist Consultant<http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/~/media/Field%20Office%20ESEAsia/Docs/employment/UN_Women_EVAW_Programme_Specialist_Consultant_re_Ad2014_04.pdf> / UN Women / Suva, Fiji / Closing date: April 25, 2014 (pdf: 478.78 kb). [Source: Pacwin].

Evaluation and Operations Research Advisor<http://www.comminit.com/job_vacancies/content/evaluation-and-operations-research-advisor-usaidwest-africa-evaluation-and-research-serv> / USAID West Africa Evaluation and Research Services / Accra, Ghana / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: The Drum Beat].

Program Associate, Children & Youth Programs<http://www.comminit.com/job_vacancies/content/program-associate-children-youth-programs-search-common-ground-washington-dc-united-stat> / Search for Common Ground / Washington, DC, USA / Deadline: April 18, 2014. [Source: The Drum Beat].

Executive Director<http://www.comminit.com/job_vacancies/content/executive-director-journalists-human-rights-jhr-toronto-canada> / Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) / Toronto, ON, Canada / Deadline: April 20, 2014. [Source: The Drum Beat].

Request for Proposals - Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Consultancy<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Request-for-Proposals-Monitoring-Evaluation-M-E-Consultancy-with-AWID> / Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Closing date: May 11, 2104. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 14 April 2014].

Senior Legal Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Legal-Officer> / ESCR Net / USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 14 April 2014].

Associate Director<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Associate-Director> / Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights / USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 14 April 2014].

Storyteller / History Writer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Storyteller-History-Writer> / The Salma Collective / Lebanon / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 14 April 2014].

Primary Prevention Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Primary-Prevention-Specialist> / IRC / USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 14 April 2014].

MenEngage Advocacy Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/MenEngage-Advocacy-Coordinator> / MenEngage / USA / Closing date: April 27, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 14 April 2014].


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

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is hosted by the Medical Research Council, South Africa.  The SVRI aims to promote research on sexual violence and generate empirical data to ensure sexual violence is recognized as a priority public health problem.  To learn more about the SVRI visit our website www.svri.org<http://www.svri.org> or contact us at svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>

To unsubscribe from the list, email svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>

Join us on social media:

       [cid:image002.jpg at 01CF5A4B.D5B798E0] <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sexual-Violence-Research-Initiative/71822396561?fref=ts>      [cid:image003.jpg at 01CF5A4B.D5B798E0] <https://twitter.com/TheSVRI>

Please circulate these resources widely.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.mrc.ac.za/pipermail/svrilist/attachments/20140417/7a01314e/attachment-0001.html 
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image001.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 3750 bytes
Desc: image001.jpg
Url : http://lists.mrc.ac.za/pipermail/svrilist/attachments/20140417/7a01314e/attachment-0003.jpg 
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image002.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 1412 bytes
Desc: image002.jpg
Url : http://lists.mrc.ac.za/pipermail/svrilist/attachments/20140417/7a01314e/attachment-0004.jpg 
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image003.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 1525 bytes
Desc: image003.jpg
Url : http://lists.mrc.ac.za/pipermail/svrilist/attachments/20140417/7a01314e/attachment-0005.jpg 

More information about the Svrilist mailing list