[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 06 03 2014

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Mar 6 16:36:03 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 online discussion invitation: What role can FBOs play in the prevention and response to sexual and intimate partner violence?
II. Sexual violence in the news
III. Websites
IV. Research tools
V. Online publications/resources
VI. Journal articles
VII. Events
VIII. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships
IX. Vacancies

I. SVRI online discussion invitation: What role can FBOs play in the prevention and response to sexual and intimate partner violence?

[image003.png at 01CF348F]We would like to invite all faiths to participate in an online discussion<http://www.svri.org/svriforums/thread.jspa?threadID=231&tstart=0>, on the role of FBOs in the prevention and response to sexual and intimate partner violence. We would like you to engage with us to discuss opportunities and challenges of engaging with FBOs on gender equality and violence against women, lessons learned and best practices of FBOs in the prevention and response to sexual and intimate partner violence. The discussion will be moderated from 3 March 2014 by Veena O'Sullivan and Prabu Deepan from We Will Speak Out (WWSO), with the support of Elizabeth Dartnall and Lizle Loots at the SVRI. To access the SVRI online discussion, register online<http://www.svri.org/forums/> (free of charge). Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries at: svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>

II. Sexual violence in the news

Report reveals 'extensive' violence against women in EU, The Guardian, 5 March 2014<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/05/violence-against-women-eu>: Violence against women is "an extensive human rights abuse" across Europe with one in three women reporting some form of physical or sexual abuse since the age of 15 and 8% suffering abuse in the last 12 months, according to the largest survey of its kind on the issue, published on Wednesday.

Interview - "For me, one rape is too many," says U.N. representative on sexual violence in conflict, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 27 February 2014<http://www.trust.org/item/20140227073351-tgazx>: Warring factions in conflicts around the world continue to use rape as a weapon of war, often more effectively than guns, to shred societies and destroy lives. It is Zainab Hawa Bangura's job to disarm them.

Greater efforts needed to curb sexual violence in Mogadishu, IRIN News, 25 February 2014<http://www.irinnews.org/report/99702/greater-efforts-needed-to-curb-sexual-violence-in-mogadishu>: Sexual and gender-based violence is a major issue in Somalia, especially for internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in south and central Somalia. A Mogadishu-based NGO working to protect women and children, Save Somali Women and Children (SSWC), has recorded more than 2,000 survivors of sexual violence in Mogadishu since it was set up in July 2012.

III. Websites

Due Diligence Project<http://www.duediligenceproject.org/Resources.html>: This research-advocacy project aims to add content to the international legal principle of 'due diligence' in the context of State responsibility to end violence against women. The objective is to create and accountability framework based on the due diligence principle, namely the Due Diligence Framework together with compliance guidelines that are concrete and measurable across regions. [Source: WUNRN].

IV. Research tools

The SAVIR Instrument Library<http://www.safetylit.org/instruments.htm>: The Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) - announces the creation of a new database and library to assist injury and violence scientists and practitioners. As of 1 March 2014 there are only a few instruments online. By March 10th all of the 50+ existing instruments will be available. The purpose of the SAVIR Instrument Library is to enhance consistency in data collection across projects so that when evaluators or researchers are planning new projects they don't "reinvent the wheel". [Source: SafetyLit].
V. Online publications/resources

NISVS 2010 Report on intimate partner violence report talking points. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014<http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/nsvrc-publications/nisvs-2010-report-intimate-partner-violence-report-talking-points>: The National Sexual Violence Resource provides this set of talking points for highlights on the findings related to sexual violence. [Source: PreventConnect].

End forced child marriage: Best practice response guidelines. Best practice response guidelines. Australia. Jelenic T and Keeley M. National Children's and Youth Law Centre, 2013<http://www.equalityrightsalliance.org.au/sites/equalityrightsalliance.org.au/files/docs/ncylc_best_practice_response_guidelines_forced_child_marriage_version_1_2.pdf>: The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist workers in their work with children where there is a risk of forced child marriage. The Guidelines are a resource to promote cooperation, information sharing, accountability and a coordinated approach across all responsible service providers pursuant to the child care and protection laws in each State and Territory. [Source: WUNRN].

The link between child maltreatment and adolescent offending: Systems neglect of adolescents. Cashmore J. Family Matters No. 89, 2011<http://www.aifs.gov.au/institute/pubs/fm2011/fm89/fm89d.html>: This paper is concerned with the nexus between abuse and neglect and adolescent offending in the lives of some children and young people, and the lack of a coordinated response to these by both the child protection and juvenile justice systems. [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.

The DSM-5 dissociative-PTSD subtype: Can levels of depression, anxiety, hostility, and sleeping difficulties differentiate between dissociative-PTSD and PTSD in rape and sexual assault victims? Armour C, Elklit A, Lauterbach D, Elhai J.D. J. Anxiety Disord, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_430639_5>: The current study takes a novel approach to investigating the presence of a dissociative-PTSD subtype in its use of European victims of sexual assault and rape. [Source: SafetyLit].

A longitudinal study of risk factors for repeated sexual coercion and assault in U.S. College men. Zinzow H.M, Thompson M. Arch. Sex. Behav, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_430512_24>: This article describes the the prevalence, severity, and predictors of repeated sexual coercion and assault (SCA) in a non-criminal sample. [Source: SafetyLit].

Childhood sexual abuse and HIV-related risks among men who have sex with men in Washington, DC. Phillips G, Magnus M, Kuo I, Rawls A, Peterson J, Montanez L, West-Ojo T, Jia Y, Opoku J, Greenberg A.E. Arch. Sex. Behav, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_430765_24>: This study assesses the correlates of CSA in a sample of community-recruited MSM, investigate race as a potential effect modifier, and describe the independent association between CSA and HIV infection in Washington, DC. [Source: SafetyLit].

Modelling the co-occurrence of psychosis-like experiences and childhood sexual abuse. Murphy J, Shevlin M, Houston J.E, Adamson G. Soc. Psychiatry Psychiatr. Epidemiol, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_430723_24>: This article seeks to model the co-occurrence of CSA and PLEs using data from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. [Source: SafetyLit].

Correlates of perceived helpfulness of mental health professionals following disclosure of sexual assault. Starzynski L.L, Ullman S.E. Violence Against Women, 20(1): 74-94, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_430737_28>: This article identifies factors associated with perceived helpfulness of and satisfaction with mental health professionals. [Source: SafetyLit].

Implicit and explicit avoidance in sexual trauma victims suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder: A pilot study. Fleurkens P, Rinck M, van Minnen A. Eur. J. Psychotraumatol, 5, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_430586_28>: The present pilot study was designed to test the hypothesis that PTSD patients show implicit avoidance of threatening, trauma-related stimuli. [Source: SafetyLit].

Perceived stress, external locus of control, and social support as predictors of psychological adjustment among female inmates with or without a history of sexual abuse. Asberg K, Renk K. Int. J. Offender Ther. Comp. Criminol, 58(1): 59-84, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_430755_28>: This article suggests the importance of stress and social support in the prediction of female inmates' adjustment, specifically their symptoms of depression and anxiety. [Source: SafetyLit].

Perceived threat in childhood: A review of research and implications for children living in violent households. Miller L.E. Trauma Violence Abuse, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_430732_28>: This article reviews existing literature on perceived threat across childhood (0-19 years). There is strong evidence from this body of research that threat detection emerges in infancy and is present throughout childhood, with meaningful links to child adjustment. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexually transmitted infections among women attending a Norwegian Sexual Assault Centre. Hagemann C.T, Nordbø S.A, Myhre A.K, Ormstad K, Schei B. Sex. Transm. Infect, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_430717_28>:
This article describes the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and blood-borne viruses (BBV), and prophylactic treatment offered to female postpubertal patients attending a Norwegian Sexual Assault Centre (SAC). [Source: SafetyLit].

Use and misuse of research in books on sex trafficking: Implications for interdisciplinary researchers, practitioners, and advocates. Fedina L. Trauma Violence Abuse, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_430731_37>: This systematic review reports on the prevalence data used in 42 recently published books on sex trafficking to determine the extent to which published books rely on data estimates and just how they use or misuse existing data. [Source: SafetyLit].

VII. Events

RMNCH advocacy workshops<http://www.path.org/>: PATH is pleased to announce advocacy strategy development workshops in Malawi, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Uganda to engage and support country partners to lead advocacy efforts for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) commodities, programs, and services. Locally registered nongovernmental, civil-society, and community-based organizations working in each of the countries in the areas of RMNCH are invited to apply for the workshop in their home country (please note workshop attendees are only eligible to apply for their home country workshop). Workshops will be held on 28 April - 1 May, 2014 in Dakar, Senegal / Kampala, Uganda; and 6 May - 9 May 2014 in Freetown, Sierra Leone / Lilongwe, Malawi. All applications are due by Friday, 14 March, 2014. Please email UNCoLSC_AWG at path.org<mailto:UNCoLSC_AWG at path.org> with any questions regarding the workshop application. [Source: ICEC].

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

VIII. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships

Funding opportunity: Strengthening the evidence base for prevention of SIPV in low and middle income countries<http://www.svri.org/SVRI-Grant-Guidelines.docx>. Please note that there are only 4 days left to submit applications for the current round of the SVRI small grants. This SVRI grant 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. Grants to a maximum of USD100,000 may be awarded. Awards will only be made to institutions and not to individuals. For more information, view the guideline information<http://www.svri.org/SVRI-Grant-Guidelines.docx> online or visit www.svri.org<http://www.svri.org>. Submit your application on or before 10 March, 2014 at 11:59:59pm South African Standard Time (4:59:59pm EST). Late applications will not be accepted.

Funding opportunity: Development and expansion of research-based court team models to strengthen parenting and promote healthy development in infants and toddlers in child welfare<http://www.acf.hhs.gov/hhsgrantsforecast/index.cfm?switch=grant.view&gff_grants_forecastInfoID=67281>. The purpose of this FOA is to provide funding to create or enhance court team models that are designed to fully incorporate evidence-based practices to strengthen parenting and promote healthy development in infants and toddlers as the centrepiece of court work in child welfare cases. These projects will build infrastructure capacity between the courts, child welfare agencies, and other behavioural health and early childhood systems to ensure that infants and toddlers in foster care and their caregivers have access to comprehensive, high-quality, and evidence-based parenting, child development, and behavioural health services. Applications close: 27 June 2014. [Source: Friendsnrc].

IX. Vacancies

Women's Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=10015> / International Rescue Committee / Kinshasa, DRC, with extensive travel to provinces (40%) / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: IRC].

Emergency Women's Protection and Empowerment Program Manager<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=10280> / International Rescue Committee / Pariang, South Sudan / Closing date: April 27, 2014. [Source: IRC].

Emergency Women's Protection and Empowerment Program Manager<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=10279> / International Rescue Committee / Awerial, South Sudan / / Closing date: April 27, 2014. [Source: IRC].

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

Area Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Area-Manager> / Child Fund International / Kenya / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 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, 3 March 2014].

Research Assistant<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Assistant> / CCR / S.Africa / Closing date: March 7, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 2014].

Senior Project Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Project-Officer> / CCR / Africa / Closing date: March 7, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 2014].

National Programme Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/National-Programme-Officer> / UN WOMEN / Bangladesh / Closing date: March 7, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 2014].

Operations Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Operations-Manager> / WOCAN / Thailand / Closing date: March 9, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 2014].

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Monitoring-and-Evaluation-Specialist> / AKFC / Kenya / Closing date: March 9, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 2014].

Research Proposals<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Proposals> / Womankind / Closing date: March 10, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 2014].

Senior Human Rights Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Human-Rights-Officer> / UNAMID / Sudan / Closing date: March 13, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 2014].

Communications Consultant, Writer and Editor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-Consultant-Writer-Editor> / IPPF / USA / Closing date: March 14, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 2014].

Online Communications Consultant<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Online-Communications-Consultant> / IPPF / USA / Closing date: March 15, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 2014].

Program Associate<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Associate> / Center for Reproductive Rights / USA / Closing date: March 19, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 2014].

Regional Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Manager-for-Latin-America-and-the-Caribbean> / Center for Reproductive Rights / Colombia / Closing date: March 19, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 2014].

Legal Fellow, Latin America and the Caribbean<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Legal-Fellow-Latin-America-and-the-Caribbean> / Center for Reproductive Rights / Colombia / Closing date: March 19, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 2014].

Advocacy Adviser, Latin America and the Caribbean Program Center for Reproductive Rights<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advocacy-Adviser-Latin-America-and-the-Caribbean-Program> / USA / Closing date: March 19, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 2014].

Head of Programme<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Head-of-Programme> / World YWCA / Switzerland / Closing date: March 21, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 3 March 2014].


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