[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 27 03 2014

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Mar 27 17:20:22 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. In focus: Child Abuse Prevention Month 2014
II. SVRI member requests
III. Sexual violence in the news
IV. Websites
V. Online publications/resources
VI. Journal articles
VII. Events
VIII. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships
IX. Vacancies


I. In focus: Child Abuse Prevention Month 2014

Over the past few years, the SVRI has successfully grown its network, and expanded its scope to include child abuse and neglect. We have commissioned desk reviews and shared resources and information on the linkages between child abuse and neglect and later perpetration and victimisation, and the fundamental importance of primary prevention for stopping the cycle of violence.  In honour of Child Abuse Prevention Month<https://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/> in the United States starting 1 April, we have compiled a list of SVRI materials and other online resources on the prevention of child abuse and neglect:

1) SVRI materials

Projects and webpages:

SVRI Prevention webpage<http://www.svri.org/prevention.htm>: Through this webpage, the SVRI provides information and resources for prevention of sexual violence across the life-span, including materials and resources on: The nature, prevalence, social context and risk factors associated with sexual violence; interventions and evaluations, and the role of men and masculinities in prevention of sexual violence.

SVRI Primary Prevention Project webpage<http://www.svri.org/primaryprevention.htm>: This project aims to create multi-sectoral, country coalitions to identify, and discuss ways to adapt and test various primary prevention GBV interventions in low and middle income countries. It is being implemented in three countries with four country teams - two of which are based in Kenya, one in Uganda and one in Tanzania. Please also see the summary of our research teams<http://www.svri.org/primaryresearch.htm> and the project feature in UNICEF's Research Watch<http://www.unicef-irc.org/research-watch/Violence-against-children--a-silent-threat/987/>.

Oak Foundation Project webpage<http://www.svri.org/oakfoundation.htm>: This project aimed to address gaps and identify best practices in prevention policy, programmes and interventions. Desk reviews and workshop materials are available online.

SVRI Research Tools webpage<http://www.svri.org/tools.htm>: Global efforts are currently underway to strengthen the tools and methodologies to do so. Improved research is essential. This page brings together methodologies based on best practice in gender-based violence research.

Parenting reviews:

Parenting and the prevention of child maltreatment in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review of interventions and a discussion of prevention of the risks of future violent behaviour among boys. Knerr W, Gardner F and Cluver, L. Sexual Violence Research Initiative, 2011<http://www.svri.org/parenting.pdf>: This review investigates the effectiveness of parenting interventions for reducing harsh or abusive parenting, increasing positive parenting practices, attitudes and knowledge, and improving parent-child relationships in low-and middle-income countries. (Pdf 844.13 Kb).

A systematic review of parenting interventions to prevent child abuse tested with RCT designs in high income countries. McCloskey L.A. Sexual Violence Research Initiative, 2011<http://www.svri.org/systematicreviewParent.pdf>: This review evaluates how parenting programs succeed at: eliminating child abuse as manifest in official reports and in-person assessments; altering parenting behaviours or attitudes associated with abuse; enhancing parent-child relationships and positive parenting skills as buffers against abuse. (Pdf 364.61 Kb).

2) Online resources

Preventing violence: Evaluating outcomes of parenting programmes. World Health Organization, 2013<http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/publications/violence/parenting_evaluations/en/index.html>: This report seeks to increase understanding of the need for, and the process of, conducting outcome evaluations of parenting programmes in low- and middle-income countries.

A public health approach to preventing child abuse in low- and middle-income countries: A call for action. Skeen S and Tomlinson M. International Journal of Psychology, 48 (2), ePub, 2013<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207594.2012.737467#.UzPtwfmSyX8>: This article proposes four areas for action moving forward, including increased investment in early intervention and prevention programs, development of a research agenda that prioritizes prevention research, integration of implementation research into efforts to scale up interventions, and improving systematically collected information on child maltreatment.

Improving quality of mother-infant relationship and infant attachment in socio-economically deprived community in South Africa: Randomised controlled trial. Cooper P.J, Tomlinson M, Swartz L, Landman M, Molteno C, Stein A, McPherson K and Murray L. BMJ; 338: b974, 2009<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2669116/>: This article assesses the efficacy of an intervention designed to improve the mother-infant relationship and security of infant attachment in a South African peri-urban settlement with marked adverse socioeconomic circumstances.

Preventing child maltreatment: A guide to taking action and generating evidence. World Health Organization and International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, 2006<http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2006/9241594365_eng.pdf>: This guide combines the accumulated expertise of both organizations and provides the necessary tools and information to governments, civil society and international organisations in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children. (Pdf 2.44 Mb).

3) Advocacy and awareness raising materials

Don't wait: Everyday actions to keep kids safe. Stop It Now! 2008<http://www.stopitnow.com/sites/stopitnow.rivervalleywebhosting.com/files/tip_sheet_dont_wait.pdf>: The most effective prevention happens before a child is harmed.  Kids are immediately safer when parents and caregivers take the time to learn about sexual abuse and its warning sign.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network<http://www.nctsn.org/resources/public-awareness/national-child-abuse-prevention-month>: In recognition of the collaborations needed to help prevent child abuse and neglect, the NCTSN has compiled a list of resources for advocates and policy makers, children and adolescents, educators, families and communities, and mental health and child welfare professionals.

Prevent Child Abuse America publications<http://www.preventchildabuse.org/index.php/news-and-publications/tips-and-brochures>: This publications page provides tips and brochures on prevention and parenting for child abuse prevention.

II. SVRI member requests

1) Survey request: Journalists' occupational experiences survey

The Dart Center's research team, under the direction of Professor Elana Newman, PhD,<http://dartcenterforjournalismtrauma.createsend1.com/t/r-l-pujtrul-sjhyuddj-g/> is conducting an anonymous online survey assessing various forms of occupational risks and stresses encountered by working journalists. This confidential and wide-ranging survey attempts to document the impact of many types of risk, threat and stress on news professionals.

This survey<http://dartcenterforjournalismtrauma.createsend1.com/t/r-l-pujtrul-sjhyuddj-w/> is geared towards journalists in all media and all sorts of beats - from local to international. If you are a working journalist, please take the time to participate. The anonymous results will shape our understanding of how stress, trauma and threat impact our profession, and will contribute significantly to the Dart Center's educational mission. The survey is available online.<http://dartcenterforjournalismtrauma.createsend1.com/t/r-l-pujtrul-sjhyuddj-yd/> Please take the time to fill it out, and share it with your colleagues!<http://dartcenterforjournalismtrauma.forwardtomyfriend.com/r-sjhyuddj-E58ECBC0-pujtrul-l-yh>

2) Survey request: Emergency contraception in crisis settings

International Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ICEC) is undertaking a project with the Population Council, the Women's Refugee Commission and JSI to better understand access to emergency contraception in crisis settings. If you work in a crisis setting - for example, a humanitarian camp, a conflict or post-conflict zone, or a post-natural-disaster area - they would like to invite you to participate in a brief survey. It is hoped that the results from the survey will shed light on the current status of emergency contraception access in countries and programs in crisis settings.

The target audience for this survey is staff members in the field working in crisis settings or home office staff that support those programs. The survey is in English at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XB3TTYK.

III. Sexual violence in the news

Zimbabwe: Supreme Court in landmark ruling, The Zimbabwe Mail, 26 March 2014<http://www.thezimmail.co.zw/2014/03/26/supreme-court-in-landmark-ruling/>: In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court Tuesday ordered the government to compensate a rape victim, Mildred Mapingure, after the state failed to provide her access to abort a pregnancy conceived as a result of the violation. [Source: ICEC].

Why is rape culture trending on Twitter with the hashtag #Rapecultureiswhen? International Business Times, 25 March 2014<http://www.ibtimes.com/why-rape-culture-trending-twitter-hashtag-rapecultureiswhen-1563597>: "Rape Culture" trended on Twitter Tuesday as a way to get people to talk about sexual assault in a powerful way, Feministing.com wrote. According to the site, writer Zerlina Maxwell started the trend with her initial post.

Egypt launches first prosecution for female genital mutilation after girl dies, The Guardian, 14 March 2014<http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/14/egyptian-doctor-first-prosecution-fgm-female-genital-mutilation>: A doctor will stand trial for the first time in Egypt on charges of female genital mutilation, after a 13-year-old girl died following an alleged operation in his clinic last year.

IV. Websites

End Violence against Women International - Technical assistance<http://www.evawintl.org/>: With support from the Office on Violence against Women, EVAWI is now able to provide technical assistance in two specific areas: The law enforcement response to sexual assault, and Violence against Women Act forensic compliance. More information is also available on the Best Practices<https://www.evawintl.org/Best-Practices> and Forensic Compliance<https://www.evawintl.org/Forensic-Compliance> sections of the website. [Source: EVAWI].

PreventConnect Wiki<http://wiki.preventconnect.org/Welcome+to+the+PreventConnect+Wiki>: PreventConnect<http://wiki.preventconnect.org/Prevention+Connection> is a project dedicated to advancing the prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence, with a focus on primary prevention<http://wiki.preventconnect.org/primary+prevention> efforts. As a wiki dedicated to the same goal, the PreventConnect Wiki is a place to collect and share experiences gained in the practice, theory, research and evaluation of violence against women prevention efforts. [Source: PreventConnect].

Partners for Law in Development (PLD), India<http://pldindia.org/>: This legal resource group is committed to the realization of social justice and equality for all women. PLD believes that the attainment of women's equality is integral to the pursuit of social justice; and rights are necessary means by which discrimination and marginalisation be challenged, and equality facilitated. [Source: PLD].

Social justice in action<http://www.socialworkdegree.net/social-justice-organizations/#top>: This webpage contains 100 civil rights & community organizations, women's rights groups, health rights and advocacy, elder and disabled advocacy, and other social justice related websites. [Source: Social Work Degree]

V. Online publications/resources

"I've never experienced happiness": Child marriage in Malawi. Human Rights Watch, 2014<http://zunia.org/post/ive-never-experienced-happiness-child-marriage-in-malawi>: This report documents how child marriage prevents girls and women from participating in all spheres of life. The practice violates the rights to health, to education, to be free from physical, mental, and sexual violence, and to marry only when able and willing to give free and full consent. [Source: Zunia Update].

Documentary film: War on women, IRIN, 2014<http://www.irinnews.org/film/4984/War-on-Women>: IRIN is proud to announce the launch of "War on Women", a heart-rending, 15-minute film by award-winning filmmaker Dearbhla Glynn. The film explores sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with gripping testimonies from both survivors and perpetrators and insight from analysts and civil society activists. [Source: IRIN].

Best practices for engaging youth as partners in sexual violence prevention. National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2014<http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/nsvrc-publications-sexual-assault-awareness-month-guides/best-practices-engaging-youth>: This resource describes the different ways youth can be engaged for successful youth-adult partnerships for sexual violence prevention. [Source: PreventConnect].

Transforming gender norms among very young adolescents: An innovative intervention and evaluation in Nepal. Institute for Reproductive Health Georgetown University, 2013<http://irh.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/CHOICES_8.5x11_web_0.pdf>: The CHOICES curriculum engages adolescents in fun, developmentally appropriate dialogues about their notions of respect,  communication, fairness and their dreams for the future. The goal of the curriculum is to empower youth and adolescents, through systematic thought reasoning and behaviour change, to challenge the accepted social gender norms in their community. (pdf 596.52 Kb) [Source: WUNRN].

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.

Open access journal: Disability and the Global South<http://dgsjournal.org/current-issue/>. This is the first peer reviewed international journal committed to publishing high quality work focused exclusively on all aspects of the disability experience in the global South. It provides an interdisciplinary platform prioritising material that is critical, challenging, and engaging from a range of epistemological perspectives and disciplines. [Source: AWID].

Open access journal: NORMA - International Journal for Masculinity Studies<http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rnor20/9/1#.UzQwI_mSyX9>. NORMA is an interdisciplinary journal concerning questions about the body, about social and textual practices, and about men and masculinities in social structures.  The aims is to advance theory and methods in this field.  [Source: Taylor and Francis].

Open access journal: Nursing Open<http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%292054-1058?dmmsmid=83739&dmmspid=17749580&dmmsuid=2215190>. This peer reviewed journal welcomes articles on all aspects of nursing and midwifery practice, research, education and policy. The Journal aims to publish articles that contribute to the art and science of nursing and which have a positive impact on health either locally, nationally, regionally or globally. [Source: Wiley Open Access].

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://tva.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/03/24/1524838014523337>: 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: University of Maryland].

A national population-based assessment of 2007-2008 election-related violence in Kenya. Johnson K, Scott J, Sasyniuk T, Ndetei D, Kisielewski M, et al. Conflict and Health, 8: 2, 2014<http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/8/1/2>: The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence, characteristics, and health consequences of the 2007-2008 election-related violence. [Source: Harvard Humanitarian Initiative].

Predicting suicidal ideations in sexually abused female adolescents: A 12-month prospective study. Brabant M.E, Hébert M, Chagnon F. J. Child Sex. Abuse, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_433308_20>: This study investigates the contribution of post-traumatic stress symptoms to the prediction of suicidality among female adolescent survivors of sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit].

Assessment for self-blame and trauma symptoms during the medical evaluation of suspected sexual abuse. Melville J.D, Kellogg N.D, Perez N, Lukefahr J.L. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_433215_24>: This article describes behavioural and emotional symptoms and to examine the effect of abuse-related factors, family responses to disclosure, and child self-blame on these symptoms in children presenting for medical evaluations after disclosure of sexual abuse. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual abuse in Malawi: Patterns of disclosure. Mason C, Kennedy N. J. Child Sex. Abuse, ePub, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_433307_24>: Potential Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) transmission makes prompt disclosure of child sexual abuse (CSA) in Africa critical. This article analyses the pattern of disclosure of 133 children presenting to the largest hospital in Malawi. [Source: SafetyLit].

"Money talks, bullshit walks" interrogating notions of consumption and survival sex among young women engaging in transactional sex in post-apartheid South Africa: A qualitative enquiry. Zembe Y.Z, Townsend L, Thorson A and Ekström A.M. Globalization and Health, 9:28, ePub, 2013<http://www.globalizationandhealth.com/content/pdf/1744-8603-9-28.pdf>: In this paper the authors explore the drivers of transactional sex among young women aged 16-24, who reside in a peri-urban community in South Africa. (Pdf 312.65 kb). [Source: ResearchGate].

Giving birth with rape in one's past: A qualitative study. Halvorsen L, Nerum H, Oian P, Sørlie T. Birth, 40 (3): 182-191, 2013<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_433193_20>: This article examines and illuminates how women previously subjected to rape experience giving birth for the first time and their advice on the kind of birth care they regard as good for women with a history of rape. [Source: SafetyLit].

Assessing health system interventions: Key points when considering the value of randomization. English M, Schellenberg J and Todd J. Bull World Health Organ, 89: 907-912, 2011<http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/89/12/11-089524/en/>: To help the general reader understand why the normal benefits of randomization are potentially reduced in the study of interventions delivered to components of the health system rather than directly to individuals the authors in this article offer six points to consider. [Source: SAMRC].

VII. Events

Caring for child survivors of sexual violence and promoting child mental health in humanitarian settings, 8 April 2014, Washington, D.C, USA<mailto:wpe at rescue.org>. Please join the International Rescue Committee (IRC) at the Human Rights Campaign National Headquarters to learn about IRC's work on this initiative and findings from the child mental health evaluation. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion on the most recent research and programmatic lessons for effective strategies to help children recover and heal from trauma and abuse in conflict-affected settings. Please by RSVP by 1 April. For more information, contact: wpe at rescue.org<mailto:wpe at rescue.org>. [Source: IRC].

Training course: Children under ten years old and domestic violence. 14 April 2014, London, United Kingdom<http://www.avaproject.org.uk/our-training--events/open-training/children-and-young-people's-project-training/children-under-ten-years-old-and-domestic-violence,14-april-2014,-london.aspx>. This course will look at basic domestic violence theory and specifically how children under ten years old are affected. Practical guidance for practitioners will be given on working with schools, how to create a safety plan with children and good practice examples will be considered.  The course will comprise of interactive activities, group discussions and the use of films to illustrate key topics. [Source: AVA].

Women's health and well-being in Europe: Protecting rights, preventing inequalities, 13 May 2014, Brussels, Belgium<http://www.publicpolicyexchange.co.uk/events/EE13-PPE2>. This timely International Symposium continues the debate on how to work towards an EU-wide policy framework on gender equality and non-discriminatory access to healthcare. It provides a key platform for the discussion of a better European regulatory framework aimed at strengthening prevention, protection and inclusion of women. [Source: AWID].

Training course: VAW emergency response and preparedness: A skill-building opportunity on responding to violence against women in emergencies, 19 - 23 May 2014, Kampala, Uganda<http://preventgbvafrica.org/taking-action/get-involved/announcements/vaw-in-emergencies-training-announcement-may-2014-final-gb/>. The IRC's Emergency Response & Preparedness training package is aimed at better equipping emergency responders to prepare for, launch and support rapid, effective response to VAW in crisis situations. The training, through the VAW in Emergencies TAG, will also give participants the opportunity to raise and discuss challenges or questions they face related to emergency response in their own contexts. To apply for the training please complete a training application form<http://preventgbvafrica.org/?p=3130> and submit it to vaw.emerge at gmail.com<mailto:vaw.emerge at gmail.com> on or before 2 April 2014. [Source: Raising Voices].

Training course: Advocacy and policy influencing, Oxford, UK, 23-27 June 2014<http://www.intrac.org/events.php?action=event&id=249>. This course gives participants a thorough understanding of how to influence the policy making process in their own context to achieve policy change. You will learn skills to help you plan and deliver effective advocacy strategies; enhance your ability to lobby decision makers; and gain confidence in the ways in which you relate to different audiences. [Source: AWID].

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

VIII. Funding links / research opportunities / fellowships and scholarships

Funding opportunity: Prevention of VAWG - intervention development, delivery, operations research and impact evaluation<http://www.svri.org/>. What Works To Prevent Violence is a global programme administered by a consortium led by the Medical Research Council of South Africa, in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Social Development Direct, on behalf of DFID. The consortium will be making innovation grants to support 10-14 national organisations or international NGOs working in DFID priority countries to fund innovative approaches to preventing violence or meeting the needs of victims/survivors. Pre-application notices are requested prior to the issuing of a Request for Applications (RFA) in June 2014. Please view the pre-announcement <http://www.svri.org/WhatWorkspreAnnouncement.pdf> and guidance notes<http://www.svri.org/WhatWorksGuidance.pdf> online. Pre-applications close: 25 April 2014. For more information, contact: whatworks at mrc.ac.za<mailto:whatworks at mrc.ac.za>. [Source: SAMRC].

Funding opportunity: The Oceania Development Network research competition<http://www.gdn-oceania.org/>. ODN invites development researchers residing within the Oceania region and who are citizens of a Pacific Island country and those living outside of the region who are willing to act as senior researchers/mentors to groups of young Oceania researchers to enter its regional research project competition. Researchers are encouraged to submit research proposals on any topic that relate to the 2014 theme of "Structural transformations in Pacific Island countries: challenges to eradicating poverty and inequality? Applications close: 31 March 2014. [Source: Pacwin].

Funding opportunity: Oxfam AMAL Innovation Fund 2014<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Calls-for-Participation2/Oxfam-AMAL-Innovation-Fund-Call-for-Proposals>. Oxfam invites newly registered women and youth organizations in Morocco, Tunisia, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Yemen and consortia of established, new organizations and informal groups to submit proposals to achieve change in one of the following areas. Oxfam accepts proposals at the email: amal at oxfam.org.uk<mailto:amal at oxfam.org.uk> in Arabic or English. Applications close: 15 April 2014. [Source: AWID].

Call for papers: The Lancet Psychiatry<http://www.thelancet.com/psychiatry-journal?elsca1=16907_TLPAWA&elsca2=email&elsca3=QYSCT8F>. The Lancet is pleased to announce the launch of a new specialty journal in June 2014 which will publish original research, expert reviews, editorials, commentary, and news covering all topics related to psychiatry.  Authors are invited to submit original papers for publication in the inaugural issues covering topics such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, personality disorder, OCD, eating disorders, substance use, forensic psychiatry, and intellectual disability, across the lifespan, as well as global mental health, service delivery, and education. Manuscripts in response to this call for papers can be submitted now. [Source: The Lancet].

IX. Vacancies

Research Fellow<https://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=LHRF> / London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine / London, United Kingdom / Closing date: April 20, 2014. [Source: Pacwin].

Executive Director<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director2> / OSIEA / Eastern Africa / Closing date: April 18, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Senior Director, Research<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/The-Senior-Director-Research> / Amnesty International / London, United Kingdom / Closing date: April 20, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Senior Director, Office of the Secretary General<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Director-Office-of-the-Secretary-General> / Amnesty International / London, United Kingdom / Closing date: April 9, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Senior Director, Law & Policy<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Director-Law-Policy> / Amnesty International / London, United Kingdom / Closing date: April 20, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Senior Director, Fundraising & Growth<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Director-Fundraising-Growth> / Amnesty International / London, United Kingdom / Closing date: April 28, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Regional Director for Europe<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Regional-Director-for-Europe> / Center for Reproductive Rights / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: April 18, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Director, Democratic Participation and Governance<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Director-Democratic-Participation-and-Governance> / Ford Foundation / New York, USA / Closing date: May 30, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Executive Director<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director> / International Disability Alliance (IDA) / New York, USA / Closing date: April 20, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Institutional Funding Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Institutional-Funding-Officer> / Oxfam Canada / Ottawa, Canada / Closing date: March 31, 2014. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Country Consultant<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Consultant> / Astraea / Beijing, China / Closing date: For immediate consideration. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

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