[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 06 02 2014

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Feb 6 16:46:46 SAST 2014


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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

Prosecution of forced sterilisations in Peru still possible, Inter Press Service News Agency, 3 February 2014<http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/02/prosecution-forced-sterilisations-case-peru-still-possible/>: Shelving the case of the forced sterilisation of more than 2,000 women in Peru during the Alberto Fujimori regime was a surprise move by the prosecutor in charge. What happened? An IPS investigation found that legal avenues to pursue justice have not been exhausted.

Churches confront sexual violence: Column, USA Today Opinion, 2 February 2014<http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/01/30/church-catholic-priest-sexual-abuse-column/5064157/>: It's a scourge as old as the ages, yet sexual violence against women and children is fresh in the headlines as President Obama launches an initiative to address sexual assaults on college campuses, while the military tries to fix its own problem and newly released documents shed galling light on the Catholic Church's pattern of abuse and coverup in the Chicago diocese.

Papua New Guinea: NGOs pledge to battle family and sexual violence epidemic, The Guardian, 29 January 2014<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/29/papua-new-guinea-ngos-pledge-to-battle-family-and-sexual-violence-epidemic>: Moves are already under way to address the epidemic of violence in Papua New Guinea, two months after an unprecedented commitment to establish support clinics and safe houses for victims across the country.

Why it is wrong to call SA (or any country) the 'rape capital of the world', Mail and Guardian, 29 January 2014<http://mg.co.za/article/2014-01-29-why-it-is-wrong-to-call-sa-or-any-country-the-rape-capital-of-the-world?utm_source=Mail+%26+Guardian&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily+newsletter&utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Fmg.co.za%2Farticle%2F2014-01-29-why-it-is-wrong-to-call-sa-or-any-country-the-rape-capital-of-the-world>: Claims that South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo or even India can lay claim to the unwanted title of "rape capital of the world" have been doing the rounds for well over a decade.

A court's all-hands approach aids girls most at risk, New York Times, 28 January 2014<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/us/a-courts-all-hands-approach-aids-girls-most-at-risk.html?_r=1>: Toni J., an effervescent 16-year-old who talks on speed-dial, lives with 11 family members in West Oakland, on a street buffeted by gang activity and poverty. Her mother died of an overdose, her father in a revenge shooting. In ninth grade, she was raped while on probation for shoplifting.

II. Advocacy and awareness raising

One billion rising for justice<http://www.onebillionrising.org/>: This global call invites women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice - courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not.  It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories - politically, spiritually, outrageously - through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right. Join the cause on 14 February 2014. [Source: WUNRN].

III. Websites

Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal<http://cwrp.ca/>: This Portal is designed to provide child welfare professionals, researchers, and the general public with a single point of access to Canadian child welfare research, i.e. research on abused and neglected children and on the programs and policies developed to support and protect these children and to support their families. [Source: SA MRC].

Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights<http://www.youthcoalition.org/>: The new YCSRR website includes issue pages focused specifically on young people's sexual and reproductive rights and our current areas of work: HIV & AIDS, abortion rights and sexual orientation and gender identity as well as UN processes. [Source: AWID].

Ponimanie<http://www.ponimanie.org/eng/>: This organisation aims at promoting maternity, childhood and paternity protection; preventing child abuse and neglect; participating in projects and programs that develop psychological basis for theoretical and practical actions. [Source: Ponimanie].

IV. Online publications/resources

Understanding child trauma. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2014<http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/policy_and_the_nctsn_final.pdf>: This resource provides basic information about child trauma and the work of the NCTSN, and members and partners can use it to frame their communications with policymakers/stakeholders about child trauma. [Source: NTCSN].

The older child and sexual violence: Questions and challenges for a national response. Rape Crisis Network Ireland, 2014<http://www.rcni.ie/wp-content/uploads/Older-Child-Policy-Document-FINAL.pdf>: In this document RCNI sets out some key concerns along with gaps, opportunities and challenges which impact across a number of departments and statutory agencies including; the Departments of Children and Youth Affairs, Education and Skills, Health, and Justice and Equality and the Child and Family Agency, HSE and Cosc: the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence. [Source: RCNI].

Young people, alcohol and sex: What's consent got to do with it? Exploring how attitudes to alcohol impact on judgements about consent to sexual activity: A qualitative study of university students. MacNeela P, Conway T, Kavanagh S, Kennedy L.A and McCaffrey J. National University of Ireland, Galway, 2014<http://www.rcni.ie/wp-content/uploads/Whats-Consent-Full-A41.pdf>: This qualitative study explores the intersection of university students' attitudes to alcohol use and consent to engage in sexual activity. The study was carried out by researchers at the School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway, commissioned by Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI). [Source: RCNI].

Domestic violence and abuse: Summary and recommendations. The Early Intervention Foundation, 2014<http://eif.org.uk/images/eifdvreview/EIFDVAsummaryandrecommendations%20.pdf>: The purpose of this report is to assess the extent to which evidence on Domestic Violence and abuse indicates that it can be an important cause of long term problems for children and families, and the role of Early Intervention in pre-empting this. Future EIF work will focus on other drivers of poor child outcomes. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Do no harm: The relationship between violence against women and women's economic empowerment in the pacific. Eves R and Crawford J. Australian National University, In Brief 3, 2014<http://ips.cap.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/SSGM%20IB%202014_3.pdf>: It is now widely accepted that women's economic empowerment brings a range of benefits even beyond gender equality gains for individual women, greatly improving the health, wellbeing, and productivity of entire families and countries, and contributing to effective, sustainable development. This article looks at what needs to be done to minimise harm and maximise positive gender equality. [Source: Pacwin].

Neglect, abuse and violence against older women. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2013<http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/documents/ageing/neglect-abuse-violence-older-women.pdf>: The purpose of the present publication is to provide an overview of the current state of knowledge about the abuse of older women. The main forms or categories of abuse against older women are discussed, particularly in relation to differing definitions of neglect, abuse and violence against women and older adults. [Source: WUNRN].

External evaluation of the Trust Fund for Victims Programmes in Northern Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo: Towards a perspective for upcoming interventions. McCleary-Sills J and Mukasa S. International Center for Research on Women, 2013<http://www.icrw.org/publications/external-evaluation-trust-fund-victims-programmes-northern-uganda-and-democratic-republ>: This report presents findings from an independent ICRW evaluation of ongoing TFV programs in northern Uganda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  The evaluation assesses the impact of these programs, identifies ways to strengthen them and provides evidence-based recommendations to inform the design of the next TFV Strategic Plan and finalisation of country program strategies. [Source: ICRW].

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.

Violence and Gender<http://www.liebertpub.com/default.aspx>: This journal is the first and only peer-reviewed journal focusing on the understanding, prediction, and prevention of acts of violence. The Journal is the international forum for the critical examination of biological, genetic, behavioural, psychological, racial, ethnic, and cultural factors as they relate to the gender of perpetrators of violence. [Source: Violence and Gender].

What counts as rape? The effect of offense prototypes, victim stereotypes, and participant gender on how the complainant and defendant are perceived. McKimmie B.M, Masser B.M, Bongiorno R. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_428321_37>: In an experiment this article examines the independent effects of offense prototypicality and victim stereotypicality on mock jurors' perceptions. [Source: SafetyLit].

Adolescent perspectives on social support received in the aftermath of sexual abuse: A qualitative study. Schönbucher V, Maier T, Mohler-Kuo M, Schnyder U, Landolt M.A. Arch. Sex. Behav, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_428219_24>: This qualitative study aims to investigate adolescent perspectives on social support received in the aftermath of sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit].

An exploration of sexual victimization and academic performance among college women. Jordan C.E, Combs J.L, Smith G.T. Trauma Violence Abuse, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_428031_24>: The primary purpose of this study is to explore the association of rape and sexual assault with academic performance among college women. [Source: SafetyLit].

Consenting to sexual activity: The development and psychometric assessment of dual measures of consent. Jozkowski K.N, Sanders S, Peterson Z.D, Dennis B, Reece M. Arch. Sex. Behav, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_427911_24>: The current study aims to better understand college students consent by using a systematic approach to develop validated measures of sexual consent. [Source: SafetyLit].

Convergence and divergence in reports of maternal support following childhood sexual abuse: Prevalence and associations with youth psychosocial adjustment. Bick J, Zajac K, Ralston M.E, Smith D. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_428255_24>: This article examines the convergence and divergence in mothers' and children's reports of maternal support following disclosures of childhood sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit].

Physical and sexual intimate partner violence, women's health and children's behavioural functioning: Entry analysis of a seven-year prospective study. Symes L, Maddoux J, McFarlane J, Nava A, Gilroy H. J. Clin. Nurs, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_427979_24>: This article sets out to increase knowledge of physical and sexual intimate partner violence against women, its impact on women's health and children's behavioural functioning. [Source: SafetyLit].

Risk and protective factors for sexual aggression and dating violence: Common themes and future directions. Thompson M.P. Trauma Violence Abuse, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_428517_24>: This article expands on three themes from the conference articles on risk and protective factors for dating and sexual violence and to offer suggestions that can guide future research. [Source: SafetyLit].

Another look at the legal and ethical consequences of pharmacological memory dampening: The case of sexual assault. Chandler J.A, Mogyoros A, Rubio T.M, Racine E. J. Law Med. Ethics, 41(4): 859-871, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_427985_28>: This article summarises the general ethical and legal issues raised in the literature so far, and selects two for in-depth reconsideration. [Source: SafetyLit].

VI. Events

Webinar: Understanding children's sexual behaviours - What's natural and healthy, 18 February 2014<http://www.nearipress.org/free-webinars/168-undr-child-sexual-behavr>: Toni Cavanagh Johnson will offer a brief overview of children's sexual behaviours based upon her invaluable booklet, Understanding children's sexual behaviors:  What is natural and healthy.<http://bookstore.nearipress.org/index.php/understanding-children-s-sexual-behaviors-what-s-natural-and-healthy.html> This webinar and this booklet offers highly informative and practical resources, presented and written in a way that anyone from parents to professionals can use it as a resource to better understand children's sexual behaviours. [Source: Neari Press].

Webinar series: Women's power to stop war, 19 February 2014 (every two months in the lead-up to April 2015<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/Webinar7>). These Webinars are open for everybody, no prior knowledge or experience necessary. They feature any issue concerning peace and security from a gender perspective, including disarmament, human rights and the women, peace and security agenda. This series of regular Webinars is hosted by the WILPF Academic Network and will be featuring every two months in the lead-up to April 2015. [Source: AWID].

Mental health and violence: Opportunities for prevention and early intervention - A workshop, 26 - 27 February 2014, Washington D.C, USA<http://iom.edu/Activities/Global/ViolenceForum/2014-FEB-26.aspx>. This 2-day public workshop will explore the relationship between mental health and violence. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions with the goal of laying the foundation for progress in improving outcomes with respect to mental health and violence embodied in research, policy change, and program development. The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration<http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1487408/BGH-Mental-Health-and-Violence-Opportunities-for-Prevention-and-Early-Intervention-2-26-14> is required.

Webinar: Non-profit success - Strengthening and sustaining organizational achievement, 5 March 2014<http://www.evawintl.org/WebinarDetail.aspx?webinarid=1004>. This webinar has been designed for executive directors, chief executive officers, financial officers, treasurers, program administrators, victim service professionals, board members of non-profit or community-based organizations, medical and criminal justice professionals, local, state and federal partners, private sector supporters, and allies of End Violence Against Women International seeking to gain a better understanding of not-for profits. Register online. [Source: EVAW International].

HIV/AIDS: Innovative Management and Care at the Galilee International Management Institute, 14 - 28 May 2014<http://www.galilcol.ac.il/courses/course/4/AIDS.html>. This seminar aims to impart advanced leadership techniques to HIV/AIDS professionals, with a focus on decision-making and problem-solving skills. The war on HIV/AIDS is approached from the viewpoint of general management within the specialised context of primary health-care in the community. Scholarships available. Register online. [Source: Galilee Institute].

Global summit to end sexual violence in conflict, 10 - 13 June 2014, London, United Kingdom<https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/sexual-violence-in-conflict/about>. This summit aims to create a sense of irreversible movement towards ending the use of rape and sexual violence in conflict. Organisers want it to deliver a set of practical agreements that bring together and focus the efforts of conflict and post conflict-affected countries, donors, the UN and other multilateral organisations, NGOs and civil society in an ambitious and cohesive programme for change. [Source: British Foreign & Commonwealth Office].

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

VII. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships

Call for articles: LGBTI in Africa<http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/Announce/90255>. In February, Pambazuka News plans to carry a special issue dedicated to the LGBTI situation in Africa. The editorial team has agreed that this is an urgent and important issue, noting the large number of individuals who continue to suffer gratuitous violence, intimidation, discrimination and repression; but also noting the relentless efforts of individuals and movements now engaged in struggles for the rights of LGBTI persons across the continent. They would like to highlight these struggles, celebrate the successes, analyse the strategies, share inspiring stories of LGBTI human rights work and personal perspectives, attempt to map out the work that remains to be done. Closing date for submissions: 21 February 2014. [Source: Pambazuka News].

Call for articles: '15 years of the UN Trafficking Protocol' anti-trafficking review<http://www.antitraffickingreview.org/>. The Anti-Trafficking Review calls for papers for a Special Issue '15 Years of the UN Trafficking Protocol'. This issue will present thoughtful, innovative and well-researched articles that address critical questions such as those set out below. The journal is also interested in papers that propose new ways of thinking about the Protocol and anti-trafficking work more generally, looking toward shaping the future. Closing date for submissions: 1 June 2014. [Source: WUNRN].

Call for articles: Family engagement, support, and capacity building for the 21st Century<mailto:jfs at childrenatrisk.org>. This special issue builds on family strengthening agendas by seeking manuscripts which offer an array of contributions to advance an evidence base for practice and policy. To that end, we seek manuscripts which address prevention and early intervention with diverse families in diverse communities. This includes impoverished mothers and their babies, promising interventions delineating new models for parenting skills and service delivery, parents as peers delivering services to other parents, families and guardianship, families as advocates of change. Closing date for submission: 1 July 2014. If you are interested in submitting, please contact jfs at childrenatrisk.org<mailto:jfs at childrenatrisk.org>. [Source: Child Maltreatment Research Listserv].

Call for contributions: Research on the use of mobile or internet platforms to prevent, reduce or respond to gender-based violence<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-contributions-Research-on-the-use-of-mobile-or-internet-platforms-to-prevent-reduce-or-respond-to-gender-based-violence>. UK consultant, Ceri Hayes, is conducting research on behalf of STATT into the use of mobile or internet platforms to prevent, reduce or respond to gender-based violence (GBV), with a focus on fragile or conflict contexts. Any organisations with experience and relevant projects in this area are encouraged to get in touch if they are interested in participating in the study. The research will showcase a handful of projects, so this could also be a great way to promote your work. For further information about the project and/or to share learning and details of relevant projects, please e-mail: ceri at gendermatters.co.uk<mailto:ceri at gendermatters.co.uk>. [Source: AWID].

Fellowship opportunity: Harvard Global Health Institute planning and research fellowship<http://globalhealth.harvard.edu/harvard-global-health-institute-planning-research-fellowship>. To successfully meet 21st century world health challenges, efforts both inside and outside of the health sector are needed. This award is intended to support students and scholars from all disciplines to advance their educational and research goals in the area of global health. Applications close: 14 March 2014. [Source: Harvard Global Health Institute].

VIII. Vacancies

Chief of Section (ReliefWeb Coordinator)<http://careers.un.org/> / United Nations / New York, USA / Closing date: February 7, 2014. [Source: UN].

Head of Office, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs<http://careers.un.org/> / United Nations / Bangui, Central African Republic / Closing date: February 14, 2014. [Source: UN].

Programme Coordinator - Women's Protection and Empowerment<mailto:applications at rescue-uk.org> / International Rescue Committee / London, United Kingdom / Closing date: February 10, 2014. [Source: IRC].

Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager - Women's Protection and Empowerment<mailto:applications at rescue-uk.org> / International Rescue Committee / London, United Kingdom / Closing date: February 10, 2014. [Source: IRC].

Executive Assistant<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Executive-Assistant> / AWID / Canada / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 February 2014].

Youth Ambassador<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Youth-Ambassador> / YCI / Ghana / Closing date: As soon as possible. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 February 2014].

Communications Internships<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-internships> / Huairou Commission / USA / Closing date: On a rolling basis. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 February 2014].

Manager of Donor Research and Trends<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Manager-of-Donor-Research-and-Trends> /The Center for Reproductive Rights / USA / Closing date: On a rolling basis. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 February 2014].

Program Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer> / The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation / USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 February 2014].

Gender Justice Team Lead<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Justice-Team-Lead> / GRI / Afghanistan / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 February 2014].

Program Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Manager> / RI / Lebanon / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 February 2014].

Program Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer3> / Open Society Foundations / Budapest, Hungary / Closing date: February 9, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 February 2014].

Senior Researcher<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Researcher> / Open Society Foundations / USA or UK / Closing date: February 10, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 February 2014].

Global Content Producer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Content-Producer> / Amnesty International / UK / Closing date: February 12, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 February 2014].

Programme Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Officer> / UHAI / East Africa / Closing date: February 14, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 February 2014].

Senior Gender and Development Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Gender-and-Development-Specialist> / UNICEF / US / Closing date: February 14, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 February 2014].

Project Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Specialist> / UNDP / South Sudan / Closing date: March 01, 2014. . [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 February 2014].
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