[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 13 02 2014

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Feb 13 15:07:53 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. SVRI member request: SAGE Research Methods Cases project
II. Sexual violence in the news
III. Advocacy and awareness raising
IV. Websites
V. Online publications/resources
VI. Journal articles
VII. Events
VIII. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships
IX. Vacancies


I. SVRI member request: SAGE Research Methods Cases project
Is your research methodology interesting? Could it inspire students and new researchers? If you are an academic, post-doctoral researcher or PhD student and you have, or you are able to write, a case study around your research project or method then SAGE wants to hear from you.

SAGE is are in the process of commissioning a range of cases for the SAGE Research Methods Cases project.  They are looking for cases that focus on 'research in action' or summarise the conduct of a whole research project.  Help SAGE put difficult and abstract methodological concepts into a real research context! You can read more about the project here<http://content.news.sagepub.co.uk/emessageIRS/servlet/IRSL?v=5&a=10050&r=22840&m=42455&l=7&e=2&x=2457065.0>.

Submit your cases between 2000 and 5000 words.  The first draft submission deadline is flexible.  Each case submission will be peer-reviewed. In return for your help with this project, SAGE is offering a free 12 month subscription to SAGE Research Methods<http://content.news.sagepub.co.uk/emessageIRS/servlet/IRSL?v=5&a=10050&r=22840&m=42455&l=8&e=2&x=2457065.0>.  SAGE Research Methods is an online research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research. It links to over 100,000 pages of SAGE's book, journal and reference content (including all of the little green books!!). If you are interested in submitting a case to the collection, or in finding out more, please do get in touch by emailing me at bronia.flett at sagepub.co.uk<http://content.news.sagepub.co.uk/emessageIRS/servlet/IRSL?v=5&a=10050&r=22840&m=42455&l=9&p=tBD289EC06A26DBE2C449912C6D397C3DDF6F4FB164371E56064AA262C6CED227&e=2&x=2457065.0>.

II. Sexual violence in the news

Why 2014 is a key year for women's rights and gender equality, The Guardian, 4 February 2014<http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/04/2014-key-year-women-rights-gender-equality>: Over the past few decades, the often tireless work of the women's movement around the world has brought positive change. There has been a growing recognition that countries cannot thrive if half the population is left out of education and work, or not included in decision-making.

New Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against women, The Guardian, 4 February 2014<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/04/afghanistan-law-victims-violence-women>: A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country blighted by so-called "honour" killings, forced marriage and vicious domestic abuse.

Intimate partner violence and HIV: Unwelcome accomplices. Cagney H. The Lancet, 383 (9915), 1 February 2014<http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60055-6/fulltext?elsca1=ETOC-LANCET&elsca2=email&elsca3=E24A35F>: Intimate partner violence (IPV)-experience or fear of physical, sexual, or emotional violence within a relationship1-affects men and women around the world. The reported prevalence of IPV in some African countries ranges from about 25% to 48% and affects more women than men; the mortality rate from IPV in South Africa, for example, is about twice that of the USA.

Children tortured and raped by Assad's forces - report, The Telegraph, 5 February 2014<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10619555/Children-tortured-and-raped-by-Assads-forces-report.html>: Children in Syria have been tortured, maimed and sexually abused by President Bashar Assad's forces and recruited for combat by the rebels fighting to topple him during the country's nearly three-year-old conflict, a new United Nations report said.

Domestic violence: The secret killer that costs $8.3 billion annually, Forbes, 5 December 2013<http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertpearl/2013/12/05/domestic-violence-the-secret-killer-that-costs-8-3-billion-annually/>: A woman comes to the doctor with depression, fatigue and insomnia. A co-worker stays late in the office even when there is not much to do. For each of these individuals, domestic violence - physical, sexual, verbal, emotional or psychological abuse against an intimate partner - could be the underlying cause of distress.

III. Advocacy and awareness raising

Featured blog: Women Change Worlds<http://www.wcwonline.org/EasyBlog/teen-dating-violence-awareness-prevention>. This blog of the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) encourages WCW scholars and colleagues to respond to current news and events; disseminate research findings, expertise, and commentary; and both pose and answer questions about issues that put women's perspectives and concerns at the center of the discussion. This month's blog article features Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention by Nan Stein. [Source: WCW].

Discussion: VetoViolence Facebook page<http://www.facebook.com/VetoViolence>: Join this week's "Ask the expert" Facebook Forum on teen dating violence prevention. Interact with CDC & Futures Without Violence experts this week on Facebook from 10 - 14 February. If you have questions about risks, proven prevention strategies, or related issues, CDC and Futures Without Violence have answers. Post your questions and comments on the VetoViolence Facebook page<http://www.facebook.com/VetoViolence> for response. [Source: PreventConnect].

IV. Websites

MenCare<http://www.men-care.org/Who-We-Are/About-Us.aspx>: This global fatherhood campaign promotes men's involvement as equitable, non-violent fathers and caregivers in order to achieve family well-being and gender equality. [Source: WUNRN].

Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice<http://www.iccwomen.org/index.php>: This organisation works globally to ensure justice for women and an independent and effective International Criminal Court. [Source: WUNRN].

V. Online publications/resources

The state of the world's children 2014 in numbers: Revealing disparities, advancing children's rights. UNICEF, 2014<http://www.unicef.org/sowc2014/numbers/documents/english/EN-FINAL%20FULL%20REPORT.pdf>: Data alone do not change the world. They enable change by identifying needs and providing an evidence base for action, investment and accountability. Through this report, UNICEF hopes it will inform dialogue and nurture the action necessary to honour the commitments to children contained in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the MDGs, and the obligations that will be enshrined in the post-MDG agenda. [Source: WUNRN].

Voodoo, witchcraft and human trafficking in Europe. Dols García A. UNHCR New Issues in Refugee Research. Research Paper No. 263, 2014<http://www.ecoi.net/file_upload/1930_1382531731_526664234.pdf>: This paper focuses on human rights violations linked to African witchcraft which are occurring in Europe. It is organized in three sections. The first section examines threats toward alleged child-witches; the second examines the misuse of voodoo to enslave women for sexual purposes; and the third will look at the mistreatment and sexual abuse of children or women as part of witchcraft rituals. [Source: WUNRN].

Podcast: When dating becomes dangerous: A parent's guide to preventing relationship abuse. PreventConnect, 2014<http://www.preventconnect.org/2014/02/preventing-relationship-abuse/>: In this podcast, Patti Occhiuzzo Giggans and Barrie Levy describe their newly released book, When dating becomes dangerous: A parent's guide to preventing relationship abuse<http://www.amazon.com/When-Dating-Becomes-Dangerous-Relationship/dp/1616494719>.  Their discussion emphasizes the importance of fostering healthy parent-teen relationships to help prevent teen dating violence. [Source: PreventConnect].

Somebody's life, everybody's business! National research on women's health and life experiences in Fiji (2010/2011): A survey exploring the prevalence, incidence and attitudes to intimate partner <http://www.open.com.fj/fwcc/FWCC_Research.pdf>
violence in Fiji. Fiji Women's Crisis Centre, 2013<http://www.open.com.fj/fwcc/FWCC_Research.pdf>: This report presents findings from a national survey on violence against women and girls conducted by the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre (FWCC). The survey was undertaken in cooperation with the Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics in 2011.

Improving responses to refugees with backgrounds of multiple trauma: Pointers for practitioners in domestic and family violence, sexual assault and settlement services. Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse, Practice Monograph 1, 2013<http://www.adfvc.unsw.edu.au/documents/PracticeMonograph_1.pdf>: This practice monograph aims to extend current understandings of, and responses to, refugees seeking assistance for domestic violence who have experienced multiple traumas, including sexual violence. [Source: WUNRN].

A theory of change for tackling violence against women and girls. ActionAid, 2012<http://www.actionaid.org.uk/sites/default/files/doc_lib/theory_of_change_on_vawg.pdf>: This document outlines seven principles underlying the Theory of Change diagram. It details evidence underpinning each principle, and explains their relevance for programming. [Source: SA MRC].

An analysis of state laws regarding mandated reporting of child maltreatment. McElroy R. Child Welfare State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center, 2012<http://www.firstfocus.net/library/do-not-promote/an-analysis-of-state-laws-regarding-mandated-reporting-of-child-maltreatment>: This issue brief provides an overview of how different states have approached universal mandated reporting policies, some considerations for reporting statutes in general, and various themes from interviews SPARC conducted with state administrators. [Source: Child Maltreatment Researchers].

VI. 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.

Gender and Violence Journal Fast Track articles, February 2014<http://online.liebertpub.com/toc/vio/0/0>: The Fast Track edition brings together six open source articles focusing on the understanding, prediction, and prevention of acts of violence. [Source: Liebertpub].

A national population-based assessment of 2007-2008 election-related violence in Kenya. Johnson K, Scott J, Sasyniuk T, Ndetei D, Kisielewski M, Rouhani S et al. Conflict and Health, 8 (2), 2014<http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/8/1/2/abstract>: This article assesses the prevalence, characteristics, and health consequences of the 2007-2008 election-related violence. Open source article. [Source: IHR Research].

Measurement matters: Comparing old and new definitions of rape in federal statistical reporting.  Bierie D.M, Davis-Siegel J.C. Sex Abuse, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_429216_37>: This article draws on 20 years of data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System to describe the impact this definitional change will have on estimates of the incidence of rape and trends over time. [Source: SafetyLit].

Child sexual abuse and disordered eating: The mediating role of impulsive and compulsive tendencies. Dworkin E, Javdani S, Verona E, Campbell R. Psychol. Violence, 4(1): 21-36, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_428737_24>: This study examines impulsivity and compulsivity as mediators of the relationship between CSA victimization and distinct disordered eating behaviours. [Source: SafetyLit].

Campus and college victim responses to sexual assault and dating violence: Disclosure, service utilization, and service provision. Sabina C, Ho L.Y. Trauma Violence Abuse, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_429221_24>: The current review explores empirical research on formal disclosure, informal disclosure, service utilization, and service provision among college students. [Source: SafetyLit].

Childhood abuse and women's use of intimate partner violence: Exploring the role of complex trauma. Flemke K.R, Underwood J.W, Allen K.R. Partner Abuse, 5(1): 98-112, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_428738_24>: This article discusses the specific framework of complex trauma as a theoretical model to understand how unresolved triggers of childhood trauma may potentially serve as ongoing catalysts for women's intimate partner violence. [Source: SafetyLit].

Measuring sexual victimization: On what fronts is the jury still out and do we need it to come in? Krebs C. Trauma Violence Abuse, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_428974_24>: The Bureau of Justice Statistics is currently exploring are the best methods for measuring sexual victimization within the NCVS. Recent methodological research is summarised in this article to inform the process. [Source: SafetyLit].

Risk factors and health during pregnancy among women previously exposed to sexual violence. Gisladottir A, Harlow B.L, Gudmundsdottir B, Bjarnadottir R.I, Jonsdottir E, Aspelund T, Cnattingius S, Valdimarsdóttir U.A. Acta Obstet. Gynecol. Scand, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_428781_24>: This article explores whether women exposed to sexual violence in adolescence or adulthood are at increased risk of adverse maternal characteristics during subsequent pregnancies. [Source: SafetyLit].

The non-medical use of prescription drugs and lifetime experiences of sexual victimization among college men. Snipes D.J, Green B.A, Benotsch E.G, Perrin P.B. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_428897_24>: This article examines the associations between NMUPD, recreational drug use, and experiences of sexual victimization among college men. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual offenses against elderly people: Forensic evaluation and judicial outcome. Nóbrega Pinto A, Rodrigues F, Dinis-Oliveira R.J, Magalhães T. J. Elder Abuse Negl, 26(2): 189-204, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_429193_26>: This article describes retrospectively reviewed forensic evaluation reports and judicial outcomes regarding older victims of suspected sexual offenses. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual assault risks among gay and bisexual men. Hequembourg A.L, Parks K.A, Collins R.L, Hughes T.L. J. Sex Res, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_428904_1>: This article examines lifetime patterns of sexual assault and associated risks among a purposive sample of gay and bisexual men. [Source: SafetyLit].

How do we know if it works? Measuring outcomes in bystander-focused abuse prevention on campuses. Banyard V.L, Moynihan M.M, Cares A.C, Warner R. Psychol. Violence, 4(1): 101-115, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_428754_25>: This article presents analyses to begin to establish the psychometric properties of four new measures of bystander outcomes and their subscales. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Trafficking, 22 - 24 April 2014, Seattle, USA<http://www.evawintl.org/conferencedetail.aspx?confid=14>. This conference brings together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this three day event highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. Register online. [Source: EVAW International].

Call for Emerging Voices for Global Health 2014 (EV4GH 2014), 30 September - 3 October 2014, Cape Town, South Africa<http://www.ev4gh.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Call-for-Emerging-Voices-20143.pdf>. This consortium is a blended training program for young researchers on health research and scientific communication. EV4GH coaches "Emerging Voices" to participate actively in international conferences and to raise their voice in the scientific debate. Applications to attend close: 3 March 2014. [Source: SA MRC].

Reminder: APHA's 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition, 15 - 19 November 2014, New Orleans, USA<http://www.apha.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting/>. APHA's meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. Abstract submission deadlines range from 10-14 February depending on your topic area. You do not need to be a member of APHA to submit an abstract. [Source: PAHO/WHO].

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

VIII. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships

Funding opportunity: Funding Alert, 9(4), 2014<http://us4.forward-to-friend1.com/forward/show?u=5d45d478d3ae7b3c97fc5b56f&id=8638d6f2dd>. This resource reports on current government and private funding opportunities available on domestic violence, sexual violence and victim services. [Source: VAWnet].

IX. Vacancies

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, 10 February 2014].

Associate Director, Sexual Health and Rights<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Associate-Director-Sexual-Health-and-Rights> / AJWS / US / Closing date: For immediate consideration. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 February 2014].

mHealth Internship<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/mHealth-Internship> / PCI / India / Closing date: On a rolling basis. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 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, 10 February 2014].

Women's Protection & Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-s-Protection-Empowerment-WPE-Coordinator> / IRC / Iraq Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 February 2014].

WPE Program Advisor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/WPE-Program-Advisor> / IRC / Congo / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 February 2014].

Program and Communication Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-and-Communication-Officer> / ASAP / Asia / Closing date: February 14, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 February 2014].

Programme Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Officer> / UHAI / Africa / Closing date: February 14, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 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, 10 February 2014].

Girls Right to Education Project Evaluator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Girls-Right-to-Education-Project-Evaluator> / African Initiatives / Tanzania / Closing date: February 15, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 February 2014].

Song and Dance Project Evaluator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Song-and-Dance-Project-Evaluator> / African Initiatives / Tanzania / Closing date: February 15, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 February 2014].

Regional Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Manager> / Alliance / United Kingdom / Closing date: February 18, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 February 2014].

UN Women Consultant<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/UN-Women-Consultant-Part-1-Police> / UN WOMEN / US / Closing date: February 20, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 February 2014].

Resource Development Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Resource-Development-Officer> / CREA / India / Closing date: February 21, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 February 2014].

Specialists required - Peacebuilding sector<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Specialists-required-Peacebuilding-sector> / International Alert / United Kingdom / Closing date: February 23, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 February 2014].

Human Rights Program and Advocacy Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Human-Rights-Program-and-Advocacy-Manager> / ISHR / Switzerland / Closing date: March 7, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 February 2014].

WPE Program Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/WPE-Program-Manager> / IRC / South Sudan / Closing date: March 24, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 February 2014].
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