[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 16 01 2014

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jan 16 16:55:02 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: 'Our Voices' project - Opportunity to get involved
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 request: 'Our Voices' project - Opportunity to get involved

The 'Our Voices' project is coordinated by the International Centre: researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking at the University of Bedfordshire in the UK. It is a three-year, pan-European initiative funded by the Oak Foundation, the University of Bedfordshire and other supporters.

'Our Voices' will promote the involvement of young people in efforts to prevent sexual violence of children across Europe. Project elements will include facilitating a pan-European network of youth advisors, supporting a number of youth-led activities and collaborating with organisations and projects to develop participatory work with young people (under 18) at risk of or affected by sexual violence.

The team are currently collecting information from projects and organisations working to prevent and respond to the sexual violence of young people in Europe.

If your project is involved or interested in participatory practice and developing youth-led work on the topic of sexual violence, please get in touch with claire.cody at beds.ac.uk<mailto:claire.cody at beds.ac.uk>. The deadline for responses is Friday 31st January 2014.

II. Sexual violence in the news

Haiti's women need more than a trickle of aid money, The Nation, 9 January 2014<http://www.thenation.com/article/177867/haitis-women-need-more-trickle-aid-money>: It's been four years since Port-au-Prince collapsed, and Haiti's women are still working through the damage-both physical and mental-left by the catastrophic 2010 earthquake and its aftermath.

After advocacy by women's movement, Morocco makes major reform to rape law, Women's Learning Partnership, 9 January 2014<http://www.learningpartnership.org/lib/morocco-rape-law-reform>: Following significant advocacy by WLP Morocco/ADFM and other Moroccan women's rights organizations, on January 8, 2014, the Moroccan Parliament finally adopted the draft law to amend article 475 of the Criminal /penal Code, which allowed rapists to escape prosecution if they married their victim.

Saudi survey shows men blame women for rising cases of molestation, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 8 January 2014<http://www.trust.org/item/20140108042218-7tc03/>: Most women in Saudi Arabia out in public are shrouded from head to toe in voluminous abayas, but just the sight of their made-up faces is apparently enough to incite men to molest them, according to a new survey reported by Emirates 24/7.

Unravelling sexual violence in Costa Rica and throughout Latin America, PassBlue, 8 January 2014<http://passblue.com/2014/01/08/unraveling-sexual-violence-in-costa-rica-and-throughout-latin-america/>: For the past three decades, Costa Rica has carried out progressive steps to reduce violence against women, a major inhibitor of human and economic development in the country and throughout Latin America.

News: Slow progress in ending female genital mutilation. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 92:6-7, 2014<http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/92/1/14-020114.pdf>: "I was just seven years old when I was cut," says Leyla Hussein, a British woman of Somali origin. "The first thing I heard was my sister screaming. Then it was my turn.

III. Websites

Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative<http://hvrn.org/harc.html>: HARC is a practice-based research network for conducting collaborative, field-initiated studies with local home visiting programs, regardless of the particular model used. Any local program that provides home visiting for expectant families and/or families of children birth to five years as its primary service strategy is welcome to join. [Source: Friendsnrc].

WHO MiNDbank<http://www.who.int/mental_health/mindbank/en/>: This online platform brings together country and international resources, covering mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, human rights and development. It is part of WHO's QualityRights campaign to end violations against people with mental disabilities. [Source: WUNRN].

IV. Online publications/resources

Reclaiming the progressive past: Pakistani women's struggle against violence & extremism. ICAN, Brief 10, 2014<http://www.icanpeacework.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/ICAN-Pakistan-Brief.pdf?utm_source=Pakistan+Brief&utm_campaign=Libya+Email&utm_medium=email>: This report highlights the impact of the prevailing security environment on Pakistani women, especially in conflict-stricken areas. It also reflects the positive strides women are making for participation and voice in the country. Drawing on the expertise and insight of practitioners in women's rights, peace and security, ICAN puts current trends into context and offers recommendations for action by national and international actors to alleviate the conditions that foster extremism. [Source: WUNRN]

Undressing patriarchy: Men and structural violence. Edström, J., Das, A. and Dolan, C. IDS Bulletin45.1, 2013<http://www.ids.ac.uk/publication/undressing-patriarchy-men-and-structural-violence?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=20140108#sthash.DvdYCwat.dpuf>: This article explores the shifting field of men and masculinities and how often conflicted engagements with the feminist project of redressing gender inequalities might be radicalised through a deeper analysis of patriarchy and our relationship to it, as well as by linking it to other struggles for sexual and human rights, or social justice. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Voices against violence. World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and UN Women, 2013<http://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2013/10/voices-against-violence-curriculum#sthash.sYyghxME.dpuf>: Designed for various age groups ranging from 5 to 25 years, this handbook provides young people with tools and expertise to understand the root causes of violence in their communities, to educate and involve their peers and communities to prevent such violence, and to learn about where to access support if violence is experienced. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

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.

Youth, violence and non-injection drug use: Nexus of vulnerabilities among lesbian and bisexual sex workers. Lyons T, Kerr T, Duff P, Feng C, Shannon K. AIDS Care, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_426921_24>: This short report describes a study that examined the individual, interpersonal and structural associations with lesbian or bisexual identity among SWs in Vancouver, Canada. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual assault, drinking norms, and drinking behavior among a national sample of lesbian and bisexual women. Gilmore A.K, Koo K.H, Nguyen H.V, Granato H.F, Hughes T.L, Kaysen D. Addict. Behav, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_426272_1>: Although descriptive drinking norms are one of the highest predictors of alcohol use in emerging adults, this is the first study to examine the relationship between sexual assault history, drinking norms, and alcohol use in lesbian and bisexual women. [Source: SafetyLit].

A multisite examination of sexual violence risk and therapeutic change. Olver M.E, Nicholaichuk T.P, Kingston D.A, Wong S.C. J. Consult. Clin. Psychol, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_426809_20>: In this study, the authors conduct a prospective multisite examination of sexual offender risk and treatment change on a large federal Canadian sample of 676 treated sex offenders followed up for an average of 6.31 years post release. [Source: SafetyLit].

Age-graded risks for commercial sexual exploitation of male and female youth. Reid J.A, Piquero A.R. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_426522_24>: This article assesses whether risks associated with age of onset of CSE for girls and young women operated similarly in boys and young men. [Source: SafetyLit].

Responsibilities of faith-based groups regarding child sexual abuse. Romo J. Fam. Intim. Partn. Viol. Q, 6(1): 7-15, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_426703_24>: This article describes the responses made by faith-based groups to sexual abuse in their midst, e.g., the presence of both former perpetrators and survivors of sexual abuse among their membership. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual victimization, fear of sexual powerlessness, and cognitive emotion dysregulation as barriers to sexual assertiveness in college women. Zerubavel N, Messman-Moore T.L. Violence Against Women, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_426878_24>: This article examines sexual victimization and two barriers to young women's sexual assertiveness: fear of sexual powerlessness and cognitive emotion dysregulation. [Source: SafetyLit].

Silenced suffering: The need for a better understanding of partner sexual violence. Logan T, Walker R, Cole J. Trauma Violence Abuse, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_426875_2>: This article examines the current state of research to highlight shortcomings in the knowledge on partner sexual violence and describes several factors to consider in future research to facilitate a more in-depth understanding of the issue. [Source: SafetyLit].

Traumatic experiences in childhood and psychopathy: A study on a sample of violent offenders from Italy. Craparo G, Schimmenti A, Caretti V. Eur. J. Psychotraumatol, 4: 21471, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_426393_24>: This study investigates childhood relational trauma in a group of violent offenders from Italy. We hypothesised a higher level of early relational trauma associated with higher scores on psychopathy. [Source: SafetyLit].

Patterns of drug and alcohol use associated with lifetime sexual revictimization and current posttraumatic stress disorder among three national samples of adolescent, college, and household-residing women. Walsh K, Resnick H.S, Danielson C.K, McCauley J.L, Saunders B.E, Kilpatrick D.G. Addict. Behav, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_426275_24>: This study examines associations between sexual revictimization, PTSD, and past-year substance use. [Source: SafetyLit].

Understanding child maltreatment in Hanoi: Intimate partner violence, low self-control, and social and child care support. Emery C.R, Nguyen H.T, Kim J. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_426518_23>: This article explores the role of low self-control, stress, depression, experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) and child abuse, and social support and child care support in the etiology of child abuse and neglect in Hanoi, Vietnam. [Source: SafetyLit].

VI. Events

Online course: Foundations for infant/toddler social emotional health and development: Provider modules<http://riaimh.org/professional-development/online-modules/>. This course developed by Bradley Early Childhood Clinical Research Center in collaboration with Bradley Department of Behavior Education (DBE) and the Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health (RIAiMH) augments work completed by The National Infant and Toddler Child Care Initiative (NITCCI) at ZERO TO THREE, a project of the federal Child Care Bureau. Bradley's Foundations Course offers high quality professional development for front line providers across various community sectors serving infants, toddlers, and families. Contact Susan Dickstein at susan_dickstein at brown.edu<mailto:susan_dickstein at brown.edu> for more information. [Source: Friendsnrc].

Symposium on gender equity and global reproductive health, 19 - 21 March 2014, San Diego, USA<http://gph.ucsd.edu/cgeh/about/symposium/Pages/default.aspx>. This Symposium will be a gathering of researchers, practitioners, and policy leaders who work in the intersecting areas of gender equity and reproductive health and family planning. The goal of this meeting will be to advance evidence based reproductive health practice and policies that support the safety and choices of women and girls, globally. Scholars, practitioners, and advocates across the globe are invited to participate in this important event. There is no cost to attend this meeting. The meeting will also be available via live webcast. [Source: University of California].

RespectCon 2014, 28 March 2014, Atlanta, USA<http://studenthealth.emory.edu/hp/respect_program/respectcon_2014/index.html>. The Respect Program in the Office of Health Promotion at Emory University is seeking presentations and panel ideas for a conference focusing particularly on issues related to sexual violence prevention on college campuses. This year's conference theme is "Sexual Violence Prevention through a Social Justice Lens." Presentations that focus on this theme will be given particular consideration. Submissions close: 31 January 2014. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Isis International activist school for women human rights defenders, 5-12 April 2014, Manila, Philippines<http://www.isiswomen.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1651:call-for-applications-isis-international-activist-school-for-women-human-rights-defenders&catid=157:conference&Itemid=261>. This 8 day training will provide participants with the opportunity to engage in a deeper reflectiveness of self, motivations and values that then connects with one's relationship to their organisation/community and the movements they are a part of, and the change that they seek to bring about. This will be combined with feminist consciousness raising and the development of feminist frameworks of analysis. Participants will gain tools for assessing risk and improving self-care and security, along with a deepened understanding of the legal and political human rights of WHRDs and how these can be asserted in their local contexts. Applications close: 31 January 2014. [Source: Isis International].

2014 Summer Research Institute, 9 - 13 June 2014, New York, USA<http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/summer-institute/sri-general-information.cfm>. The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) will sponsor its 21st Summer Research Institute (SRI) for child maltreatment researchers. 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. Applications close: 31 January 2014. [Source: The NDACAN Updata].

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

VII. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships

SVRI request for proposals: Building the evidence base for primary prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence in low and middle income countries<http://www.svri.org/SVRI-Grant-Guidelines.docx>. Through this call for proposals the SVRI aims to support research or research related activities that will strengthen the evidence base for the prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence in low and middle income countries.  Projects should be for a maximum of 12 months duration. Grants to a maximum of USD100,000 may be awarded. Awards will only be made to institutions and not to individuals. Apply online<https://proposalcentral.altum.com/default.asp?GMID=108> by 10 March 2014.

The Dart awards for excellence in coverage of trauma<http://dartcenter.org/content/call-for-entries-2014-dart-awards#.Utfc8xC1Zgk>. This award honors innovative, ethical and effective reporting of human tragedy across all media platforms. Awards are judged by an interdisciplinary panel of journalists, mental health professionals, and victim advocates. The Dart Awards are a team prize, recognizing and rewarding news organizations that make the special commitment necessary to produce this extraordinary journalism. Applications close: 29 January 2014. [Source: Dart Center].

Courage in journalism awards<http://www.iwmf.org/our-impact/courage-in-journalism-awards/nomination/courage-in-journalism-award/criteria-eng/>. This award recognize women journalists who have exhibited extraordinary strength of character, bravery and perseverance in reporting the news. Competitive candidates will have a strong commitment to press freedom and be well-respected journalists who have shown a commitment to journalism exemplified by a willingness to continually put their life or their freedom at risk to produce a body of work in the face of government oppression, political pressure, physical danger or other intimidating obstacles. Applications close: 14 February 2014. [Source: WUNRN].

Fellowship opportunity: Mariam K. Chamberlain fellowship<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Mariam-K.-Chamberlain-Fellowship-in-Women-and-Public-Policy>. In honor of pioneering feminist economist Mariam K. Chamberlain (MKC), IWPR offers a fellowship in public policy to a promising scholar each year. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow contributes to a variety of research projects to inform policies affecting women. Research activities may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Closing date: 15 February 2014. [Source: AWID].

VIII. Vacancies

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Area of Responsibility (AoR) Capacity<mailto:GBVrecruit at unfpa.org> / UNFPA / New York, USA / Closing date: January 24, 2014. [Source: UNFPA].

Women Human Rights Internship Programme<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Women-Human-Rights-Internship-Programme> / PWESCR / India / Closing date: On a rolling basis. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 January 2014].

Chief of Party<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Chief-of-Party> / Care / Worldwide,Cameroon / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 January 2014].

Capacity-Building Advisor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Capacity-Building-Advisor2> / CARE / Worldwide,Cameroon / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 January 2014].

Partnership, Fundraising and Communication Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Partnership-Fundraising-and-Communication-Manager> / Womanity / Closing date: January 19, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 January 2014].

Director of Programmes<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-Of-Programmes> / Concern Worldwide / Ethiopia / Closing date: January 20, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 January 2014].

English Reviser<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/English-Reviser> / ICC / Netherlands / Closing date: January 23, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 January 2014].

Programme Manager, Youth Affairs Division (2 posts)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Manager-Youth-Affairs-Division-2-posts> / The Commonwealth / UK / Closing date: January 24, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 January 2014].

Intern- Gender and Security Sector Governance Reform Programme<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Intern-Gender-and-Security-Sector-Governance-Reform-Programme> / WIPSEN / Ghana / Closing date: January 31, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 January 2014].

Intern- Women Policy Initiatives<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Intern-Women-Policy-Initiatives> / WIPSEN / Ghana / Closing date: January 31, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 January 2014].

Senior Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Women-s-Protection-and-Empowerment-WPE-Manager>/ IRC / Sudan / Closing date: February 10, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 6 January 2014].


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