[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 13 03 2014

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Mar 13 16:03:32 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. Websites
III. Online publications/resources
IV. Journal articles
V. Events
VI. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships
VII. Vacancies

I. Sexual violence in the news

Navy bars 151 sailors from jobs after sexual assault review, Al Jazeera America, 13 March 2014<http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/3/13/navy-bars-151-sailorsfromjobsaftersexassaultreview.html>: The U.S. Navy said on Wednesday that 151 sailors had been disqualified from working as sexual assault counselors and other positions as the military tries to address a pandemic of sexual assault cases.

Katanga partial conviction - Acquittal for sexual violence, Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice, 7 March 2014<http://www.iccwomen.org/news/berichtdetail.php?we_objectID=215>: Today, a majority of Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), convicted Germain Katanga (Katanga) as an accessory to the war crimes of directing an attack against a civilian population, pillaging, and destruction of property, as well as murder as a war crime and a crime against humanity.

Equality for women is progress for all, UN Women, 3 March 2014<http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/3/executive-director-message-for-iwd-2014#sthash.HkrlyBpF.dpuf>: Today we join the people of the world in celebration of the progress made for women's rights, women's empowerment and gender equality. We also acknowledge that progress has been slow, uneven and in some cases women and girls face new and more complex challenges.

Oscar Pistorius and gun violence SA, Gun Free South Africa, March 2014<http://www.gfsa.org.za/oscar-pistorius-and-gun-violence-sa/>: Gun Free South Africa has developed a two part Q and A document for the media during Oscar Pistorius' trial. Part 1 explores what Reeva and Oscar's story tells us about gun violence in South Africa and Part 2 looks at the specific charges Oscar is facing for contravening the Firearms Control Act.

II. Websites

Médecins du Monde<http://www.medecinsdumonde.org/Medecins-du-Monde/Reseau-international>: This international humanitarian organisation provides emergency and long-term medical care to vulnerable populations while fighting for equal access to healthcare worldwide. [Source: Médecins du Monde].

EDGE Funders Alliance<http://www.edgefunders.org/>: By supporting reflection and collaboration among members and forging strategic partnerships in and outside philanthropy, EDGE works to increase resources for community well-being and transnational organizing in ways that promote justice and build lasting, meaningful change. [Source: WUNRN].

III. Online publications/resources

School-related gender-based violence in the Asia-Pacific region. UNESCO 2014<http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002267/226754E.pdf>: The purpose of this review is to examine existing approaches in policy, programming and implementation responses to school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) in the Asia-Pacific region. [Source: UNESCO].

Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services. Guidance and recommendations. World Health Organization, 2014<http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/102539/1/9789241506748_eng.pdf>: This guideline was developed in order to accelerate progress towards attainment of international development goals and targets in sexual and reproductive health, and in particular to contribute to meeting unmet need for contraceptive information and services. [Source: WUNRN].

Gender stereotyping as a human rights violation: Research report. Cusack S. Submitted to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on 14 October 2013<http://www.wunrn.com/pdf/Cusack.pdf>: This research report examines how international human rights treaties and UN human rights mechanisms have addressed gender stereotypes/stereotyping. [Source: WUNRN].

Missing and exploited children's program (MECP): Interviewing children with disabilities. Newsletter, October 2013<http://mecptraining.org/october-2013-interviewing-children-with-disabilities/>: This Newsletter takes a closer look at interviewing strategies for professionals who serve children with disabilities. [Source: Children's Bureau Express].

IV. 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 case in favour of educating medical students about sexual violence. Kennedy K. Med Teach, 36(3):267-8, 2014<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24559306>: This article outlines a case in favour of the inclusion of instruction on sexual violence in undergraduate medical curricula. [Source: National University of Ireland Galway].

Developmental trajectories of substance use among sexual minority girls: Associations with sexual victimization and sexual health risk. Oshri A, Handley E.D, Sutton T.E, Wortel S, Burnette M.L. J. Adolesc. Health ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_429975_24>: This article examines mechanisms underlying the development of sexual health risk behaviours in sexual minority girls (SMGs) and its association with sexual victimization. [Source: SafetyLit].

Family violence and dating violence in Korea. Kim J.Y, Kim H.J, Choi J.W, Emery C. J. Fam. Violence; 29(1): 23-33, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_429823_24>: This article examines the antecedents of dating violence. It hypothesises that the relationship between family of origin violence and dating violence will be mediated by neutralizing beliefs. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Tangled Branches (Las Ramas Enredadas): Sexual risk, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence among Hispanic men who have sex with men. De Santis J.P, Gonzalez-Guarda R, Provencio-Vasquez E, Deleon D.A. J. Transcult. Nurs, ePub, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_415191_1>: This article explores the experiences that Hispanic MSM residing in South Florida have with high-risk sex, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence. [Source: SafetyLit].

PTSD and marital satisfaction in military service members: Examining the simultaneous roles of childhood sexual abuse and combat exposure. Miller A.B, Schaefer K.E, Renshaw K.D, Blais R.K. Child Abuse Negl, 37(11): 979-985, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_406172_24>: This article examines the relative contributions of CSA and combat exposure to PTSD and marital satisfaction. [Source: SafetyLit].

Factors associated with college women's labeling of sexual victimization. Orchowski L.M, Untied A.S, Gidycz C.A. Violence Vict, 28(6): 940-958, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_430244_24>: This study extends prior research by exploring factors associated with labeling various forms of sexual victimization as "not victimization," a "serious miscommunication," or a "sexual assault, date rape, rape, or crime." [Source: SafetyLit].

Associations between women's experiences of sexual violence and forgiveness. Davidson M.M, Lozano N.M, Cole B.P, Gervais S.J. Violence Vict, 28(6): 1041-1053, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_430238_24>: This article forgiveness and sexual violence among college women. Undergraduate women completed an online survey assessing experiences of sexual violence and forgiveness. [Source: SafetyLit].

Bystander education training for campus sexual assault prevention: An initial meta-analysis. Katz J, Moore J. Violence Vict, 28(6): 1054-1067, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_430237_33>: This article evaluates the effectiveness of bystander education programs for preventing sexual assault in college communities. [Source: SafetyLit].

The impact of childhood maltreatment on PTSD symptoms among female survivors of intimate partner violence. Gobin R.L, Iverson K.M, Mitchell K, Vaughn R, Resick P.A. Violence Vict, 28(6): 984-999, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_430241_28>: This article examines IPV as a potential mediator of the association between childhood maltreatment and severity of PTSD symptom clusters (re-experiencing, avoidance, numbing, and hyper-arousal) among a sample of 425 women seeking help for recent IPV. [Source: SafetyLit].

Child maltreatment victimization and subsequent perpetration of young adult intimate partner violence: An exploration of mediating factors. Millett L.S, Kohl P.L, Jonson-Reid, M et. al. Child Maltreatment, 18: 71, 2013<http://cmx.sagepub.com/content/18/2/71.full.pdf+html>: This article examines whether young adults with documented histories of child maltreatment had higher records of documented severe intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration than an income-matched control group. [Source: SA MRC].

V. Events

Webinar: Foundations in prevention, 25 March 2014<http://www.preventconnect.org/2014/03/webconf_foundations/>. Highlighting promising, innovative practices, guest speakers will discuss how to use the Spectrum of Prevention to create comprehensive strategies to address this complex issue.  This web conference will also focus on five norms that make sexual and domestic violence more likely to occur and share strategies to effectively shift norms and prevent violence. [Source: PreventConnect].

Webinar: Intimate partner violence in the United States - 2010: Implications for prevention, 26 March 2014<http://www.preventconnect.org/2014/03/webconf_nisvs/>. In this web conference, CDC's Matt Breiding will describe the findings of the report: Intimate partner violence in the United States - 2010. The webinar aims to explore the implications for prevention of domestic violence, sexual violence and dating violence. [Source: PreventConnect].

ISS 5th international conference: National and international perspectives on crime reduction and criminal justice, 14 - 15 August 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa<http://www.issafrica.org/crimehub/events/iss-5th-international-conference-national-and-international-perspectives-on-crime-reduction-and-criminal-justice>. This premier event brings together researchers, academics, policy makers, and practitioners with an interest in criminology and related disciplines to share the results of their work and exchange ideas and experiences. The call for abstracts and proposals for panel discussions closes on 4 May 2014. [Source: ISS].

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

VI. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships

Funding opportunity: PATHS grant research and consulting services<http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/asp/BidDetail.asp?Systembidnumber=19408&LegalNoticeReferal=19408>. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to fund planning grants that will build on a preliminary framework for intervening with youth who are in foster care or have experienced some time in care, including youth age 14 and older, and are most likely to have a challenging transition to adulthood, including homelessness and unstable housing experiences. Bids are due: 4 April 2014. [Source: Child Maltreatment Researchers].

VII. Vacancies

Epidemiologist: What works to prevent violence?<http://www.mrc.ac.za/hr/job6.htm> / Gender & Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council / Pretoria, South Africa / Closing date: March 21, 2014. (Ref: R713) [Source: SA MRC].

Statistician or epidemiologist: What works to prevent violence?<http://www.mrc.ac.za/hr/job4.htm> / Gender & Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council / Pretoria, South Africa / Closing date: March 21, 2014. (Ref: R714) [Source: SA MRC].

General Coordinator (M/F)<http://mdm.profilsearch.com/recrute/internet/fo_annonce_voir.php?id=980&idpartenaire=207> / Médecins du Monde / Islamabad, Pakistan / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: Médecins du Monde].

Field Coordinator (M/F)<http://mdm.profilsearch.com/recrute/internet/fo_annonce_voir.php?id=918&idpartenaire=207> / Médecins du Monde / Lahore, Pakistan / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: Médecins du Monde].

Course Coordinator, P-4<http://www.unssc.org/home/employment-opportunities> / UN Leadership, United Nations / Turin, Italy / Closing date: March 17, 2014. [Source: United Nations].

Capacity Building Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Capacity-Building-Officer> / International Rescue Committee / USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 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, 10 March 2014].

Influencing Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Influencing-Coordinator> / Raising Voices / Uganda / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 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, 10 March 2014].

Technical Advisor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Technical-Advisor> / SolidarMed / Zambia / Closing date: March 14, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 March 2014].

Southern Africa Regional Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Southern-Africa-Regional-Manager> / Oxfam / S.Africa / Closing date: March 14, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 March 2014].

Advocacy Adviser, Latin America and the Caribbean Program<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Advocacy-Adviser-Latin-America-and-the-Caribbean-Program> / Center for Reproductive Rights / USA / Closing date: March 19, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 March 2014].

Program Leader - Governance, Security and Justice<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Leader-Governance-Security-and-Justice> / IDRC / Canada / Closing date: March 30, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 March 2014].

Gender-Training and Program Development Specialist<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Training-and-Program-Development-Specialist> / Cuso International / Belize / Closing date: March 31, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 March 2014].

Oxfam Country Director<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Oxfam-Country-Director> / Oxfam / S.Sudan / Closing date: April 1, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday, 10 March 2014].


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