[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 17 12 2015

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Dec 17 16:50:51 SAST 2015


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Dear SVRI List Members

Please note that the SVRI will close for the holiday season from December 21st 2015 - January 4th 2016. We wish all our members a safe and joyous festive season, and look forward to continue our work with you towards a just and violence-free world in 2016!
Quick reminder of our Request for Proposals to Review Operational Models for the SVRI: The SVRI is seeking proposals from consultants to help us determine the most effective operational model and structure for us. All proposals should be submitted by email to svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za> by close of business (5pm South Africa time) on Friday 15th January, 2016. For more information please download the TORs available online here<http://www.svri.org/SVRIreviewTOR.pdf>.

Today's SVRI Update includes the following:
[Summaries directly taken or adapted from source]

I. Journal articles

II. Online publications and resources

III. Projects and websites

IV. News

V. Research, publishing and funding opportunities

VI. Events

VII. Vacancies

I. 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.

Complimentary access: Violence and Gender journal<http://online.liebertpub.com/toc/vio/2/4>. The Violence and Gender journal is pleased to provide you with limited time, complimentary access to the latest issue. Free access is available through December 31st. Share<http://click.liebertpubmail.com/?qs=bdeef8c6dfdff4578d9055e5c8304f7c04af2094cc4dad4e21a2f14ebe07bf82> this access with your colleagues, and recommend<http://click.liebertpubmail.com/?qs=bdeef8c6dfdff457382a3cc196400dded774bf6099630d39f554161f1ef1e172> a subscription to the Journal to your library to ensure continued access in 2016. [Source: Violence and Gender].

Changing what it means to 'become a man': Participants' reflections on a school-based programme to redefine masculinity in the Balkans. Namy S, Heilman B, Stich S et al. Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care. Special Issue: Beyond Working with Men and Boys, 17(2), 2015<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13691058.2015.1070434>: This article explores perspectives of participants in the Young Men Initiative (YMI), an innovative programme that aimed to promote healthier masculinities among boys attending vocational high schools in several Balkan countries through educational workshops, residential retreats and a social marketing campaign. [Source: Raising Voices].

"Violence. Enough already": Findings from a global participatory survey among women living with HIV. Orza L, Bewley S, Chung C, et al. J Int AIDS Soc, 18(6)(Suppl 5):20285, 2015<http://www.jiasociety.org/index.php/jias/article/view/20285/html>: This article explores how GBV is experienced by women living with HIV, how this affects women's sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and human rights (HR), and the implications for policymakers. [Source: MedAdvocates].

A systematic review of training interventions addressing sexual violence against marginalized at-risk groups of women. Kouta C, Pithara C, Zobnina A, et al. Health Educ Res, 30(6):971-84, 2015<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26590245>: The article aims to identify community and workplace-based training interventions aiming to increase capacity among marginalized at-risk women to deal with sexual violence. [Source: MedAdvocates].

Sexual assault and sexually transmitted infections in adults, adolescents, and children. Seña A.C, Hsu K.K, Kellogg N, Girardet R, Christian C.W, Linden J, Griffith W, Marchant A, Jenny C, Hammerschlag M.R. Clin. Infect. Dis, 61(Suppl 8): S856-64, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_505193_24>: This article identifies several research questions regarding the prevalence, detection, and management of STI/HIV infections among adult, adolescent, and pediatric sexual assault survivors. [Source: SafetyLit].

>From exploitation to industry: Definitions, risks, and consequences of domestic sexual exploitation and sex work among women and girls. Gerassi L. J. Hum. Behav. Soc. Environ, 25(6): 591-605, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_505575_24>: This article reviews the state of the literature with regard to domestic, sexual exploitation among women and girls in the United States. [Source: SafetyLit].

The relationship between parental presence and child sexual violence: Evidence from thirteen countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Kidman R, Palermo T. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_505664_24>: This article describes multilevel logistic models to test for an association between orphanhood and parental absence, and sexual violence, within 13 countries and pooled across all countries. [Source: SafetyLit].

Putting the pieces back together: A group intervention for sexually exploited adolescent girls. Hickle K.E, Roe-Sepowitz D.E. Soc. Work With Groups, 37(2): 99-113, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_505602_24>: This article describes a pilot group intervention created for use with domestic minor sex trafficking victims, focusing specifically on areas that were critical to the development and life of the group. [Source: SafetyLit].
II. Online publications and resources

Perpetrator interventions research priorities. ANROWS, 2015<http://media.aomx.com/anrows.org.au/s3fs-public/page-attachments/7.12.15%20ANROWS%20Perpetrator%20Interventions%20Research%20Priorities%20FINAL.pdf> (pdf): The research priorities for ANROWS's Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream are informed by the literature<http://anrows.org.au/node/918> and will form the development of a Perpetrator Interventions Research Program. [Source: ANROWS].

Perpetrator interventions in Australia. ANROWS Landscapes, 2015<http://anrows.org.au/publications/landscapes/perpetrator-interventions-in-australia?utm_source=ANROWS+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6830ff6700-Response_to_NOSPI_announcement_12_14_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ac2f28d0aa-6830ff6700-210962149>: An Australian first, this state of knowledge paper maps the pathways and interventions for perpetrators of domestic/family violence and sexual assault through civil and criminal legal systems; and examines the responses and service systems currently available to DFV and sexual assault perpetrators in each jurisdiction.  [Source: ANROWS].

Promoting protective factors for victims of child abuse and neglect: A guide for practitioners. Factsheet, Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2015<https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/victimscan/>: This factsheet presents information from a review of current research on specific protective factors that carry moderate or strong association with improved well-being for victims of child abuse and neglect. [Source: Friendsnrc].

Partners and allies: A toolkit for meaningful adolescent girl engagement. The Coalition for Adolescent Girls, 2015<http://coalitionforadolescentgirls.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/CAGPartnersandAlliesToolKit_10.compressed.pdf>: The goal of this toolkit is to enable institutions, programs, and project teams to strategically and meaningfully engage girls as equal and active participants in the leadership and development of their communities, nations, and the world. This is not a program design toolkit, it is a comprehensive resource that will answer the why, how, and when related to safe and effective adolescent girl engagement. [Source: WUNRN].

MenCare in Latin America: Challenging harmful masculine norms and promoting positive changes in men's caregiving - EMERGE Case Study 5. José Santos S. Promundo-US, Sonke Gender Justice and the Institute of Development Studies, 2015<http://men-care.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2015/10/MenCare-in-Latin-America-EMERGE-Case-Study.pdf>: This study details the implementation and impact of MenCare - a global fatherhood and care giving campaign - in its engagement of men as involved, non-violent fathers for the advancement of gender equality in six Latin American countries - Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Uruguay. [Source: WUNRN].

Book chapter - Child sexual abuse in Brazil: Awareness, legal aspects and examples of prevention strategies. Williams L.C.A, D'Affonseca S.M. In S. Deb (Ed.). Child Safety, Welfare and Well-being, pp 359-366, 2015<http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-81-322-2425-9_23>: This chapter presents an overview of legal aspects pertaining to CSA in Brazil, followed by cases widely reported in the national media which helped increase awareness of stakeholders. With examples of preventive intervention strategies, this chapter reflects upon this serious problem. Buy the chapter online. [Source: Universidade Federal de São Carlos].
III. Projects and websites

Men supporting feminism, male feminists, etc. - An XY collection<http://www.xyonline.net/content/men-supporting-feminism-male-feminists-etc-xy-collection>: This webpage contains rich, diverse, humourous, and confronting accounts of men's roles in and for feminism. [Source: MenEngage-Connect].

Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP)<http://www.gamcotrap.gm/content/>: This organisation aims to create awareness about traditional practices in The Gambia. It works towards the preservation of beneficial practices as well as the elimination of all forms of harmful traditional practices. [Source: GAMCOTRAP].
IV. News

Justice Department issues guidance on identifying and preventing gender bias in law enforcement response to sexual assault and domestic violence, US Department of Justice, 15 December 2015<http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-issues-guidance-identifying-and-preventing-gender-bias-law-enforcement>: Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced today a new guidance from the Justice Department designed to help law enforcement agencies prevent gender bias in their response to sexual assault and domestic violence, highlighting the need for clear policies, robust training and responsive accountability systems.

Child brides crime, not culture, Times Live, 15 December 2015<http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2015/12/15/Child-brides-crime-not-culture>: Girls as young as nine are being kidnapped, forced into marriage, and raped under the guise of ukuthwala, but now a draft bill from the South African Law Reform Commission is calling for the prosecution of anyone who "aids, abets, incites, instigates [and/or] commands" this crime.

Women in US lagging behind in human rights, UN experts report after 'myth-shattering' visit, UN News Centre, 11 December 2015<http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsId=52797#.VnKx1krRKkp>: While praising the current United States administration for its commitment to women's equality, United Nations experts warned today that the extreme polarization of US politics is "profoundly" affecting the Government's ability to guarantee women's human rights, and even to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
V. Research, publishing and funding opportunities

Funding opportunity: United Nations Democracy Fund project grants<http://www.un.org/democracyfund/application-materials>. UNDEF invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window, which is open only from 15 November to 31 December 2015. Only on-line proposals during this period, in either English or French, will be accepted. UNDEF projects are two years long.  Applicants can request a grant of a minimum of 100,000 US dollars and a maximum of 300,000 US dollars. [Source: WUNRN].

Call for contributions: Gender & Development journal - Working in fragile contexts<http://www.genderanddevelopment.org/files/Call%20for%20papers%20Vol%2024%20No%203%20Working%20on%20gender%20in%20fragile%20contexts%20%20Dec%202015.pdf> (pdf). The November 2016 issue of the international journal Gender & Development will focus on working in fragile contexts. This issue will publish the analyses and experiences of researchers, policymakers and practitioners working with women and men to challenge the gendered causes of fragility and conflict by looking at grounded case studies of gender power relations playing out in fragile contexts. Please send a paragraph outlining your proposed idea for an article for this issue, in an email (no attachments please) to csweetman at oxfam.org.uk<mailto:csweetman at oxfam.org.uk> as soon as possible and by 15 January 2016. [Source: WUNRN].
VI. Events

Emergency contraception symposium: New data, strategies, and tools to increase access, 25 January 2016, Nusa Dua, Indonesia<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZhBX5p2bQfzWbh-03DnWrrflz5J2Wuvj7XSKdpLbVk0/viewform?c=0&w=1>. Please join the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ICEC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for a symposium on emergency contraception on Monday, January 25th (the day that the International Conference on Family Planning<http://fpconference.org/2015/> opens). Come and share your program experiences and learn about emerging data, new tools, and strategies to improve access to EC. Register for this free event online. [Source: ICEC].

Training course: Safeguarding against forced marriage, 25 February 2016, London, UK<http://www.avaproject.org.uk/our-training--events/open-training/violence-against-women-training/safeguarding-against-forced-marriage,-25-february-2016,-london.aspx?mc_cid=24f6dec629&mc_eid=2c5bc58ee4>. This half day workshop, delivered by AVA in partnership with Imkaan, aims to provide participants with information about forced marriage as well as offering ideas for activities to raise awareness of forced marriage with professionals, service users and community members. Book space to this course online. [Source: AVA].

Women Deliver 4th Global Conference, 16-19 May 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark<http://wd2016.org/>. The focus of this conference will be on how to implement the SDGs so they matter most for girls and women, with a specific focus on health - in particular maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights - and on gender equality, education, environment, and economic empowerment. To learn more about the Women Deliver 2016 conference please download the conference 2-pager here<http://wd2016.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/WD-Conference-2Pager-FINAL1.pdf>. [Source: 60percent].

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

Consultant to edit national research on women in Thai legal system<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/consultant-edit-national-research-women-thai-legal-system> / UN Women / Home-based with travel to Bangkok / Closing date: 21 December 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

SGBV Technical Advisor<https://imaworldhealth.applicantpro.com/jobs/318043.html> / IMA World Health / Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo / Closing Date: December 31, 2015. [Source: IMA World Health].

Communications Associate<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/communications-associate> / Foundation for a Just Society / New York, USA / Closing date: 31 December 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/manager-monitoring-and-evaluation> / CREA / New Delhi, Nairobi, or New York / Closing date: 31 December 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Director, Monitoring and Evaluation<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/director-monitoring-and-evaluation> / CREA / New Delhi, Nairobi, or New York / Closing date: 31 December 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Consultancy - FGM/C in Somaliland baseline research<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/consultancy-fgmc-somaliland-baseline-research> / ActionAid / Somaliland / Closing date: 3 January 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Research Assistant - LINEA<https://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=SAME-RAZA-AB> / Gender Violence and Health Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine / London, UK / Closing date: 4 January 2016. [Source: LSHTM].

Gender Talent Group member<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/gender-talent-group-member> / UNICEF / Global / Closing date: 10 January 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Protection Coordinator<http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=13026> / International Rescue Committee / North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo / Closing date: 13 January 2016. [Source: IRC].

Senior Women's and Children's Protection Coordinator<http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=13076> / International Rescue Committee / Monrovia, Liberia / Closing date: 13 January 2016. [Source: IRC].

Gender Specialist<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/gender-specialist-2> / Banyan Global / Washington DC, USA with international travel / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].
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