[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 12 02 15

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Feb 12 16:07:01 SAST 2015

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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. Journal articles

II. Online publications and resources

III. Websites

IV. Research opportunities, grants and funding

V. News

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.

Addressing gender dynamics and engaging men in HIV Programs: lessons learned from horizons research. Pulerwitz J, Michaelis A, Verma R and Weiss E. Public Health Reports, 125, 2010<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2821858/pdf/phr125000282.pdf>: This article highlights findings from more than 10 studies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America-conducted from 1997 through 2007 as part of the Horizons program-that have contributed to understanding the relationship between gender and men's behaviours, developing useful measurement tools for gender norms, and designing and evaluating the impact of gender-focused program strategies. [Source: SAMRC].

When a cleared rape is not cleared: A multilevel study of arrest and exceptional clearance. Walfield S.M. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_474841_28>: This study uses data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) and the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS), and a multilevel modeling approach to examine the relationship between victim, offender, incident, and police department characteristics contrasting the two types of clearance: arrest and exceptional clearance. [Source: SafetyLit].

Acquaintance rape: Applying crime scene analysis to the prediction of sexual recidivism. Lehmann R.J, Goodwill A.M, Hanson R.K, Dahle K.P. Sex Abuse, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_474920_37>: This article aims to enhance the assessment and predictive accuracy of risk assessments for sexual offenders by utilizing detailed crime scene analysis (CSA). [Source: SafetyLit].

Prevalence of rape-related pregnancy as an indication for abortion at two urban family planning clinics. Perry R, Zimmerman L, Al-Saden I, Fatima A, Cowett A, Patel A. Contraception, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_474556_37>: This study estimates the prevalence of rape-related pregnancy as an indication for abortion at two public Chicago facilities and to describe demographic and clinical correlates of women who terminated rape-related pregnancies. [Source: SafetyLit].

Association of childhood physical and sexual abuse with intimate partner violence, poor general health and depressive symptoms among pregnant women. Barrios Y.V, Gelaye B, Zhong Q, Nicolaidis C, Rondon M.B, Garcia P.J, Sanchez P.A, Sanchez S.E, Williams M.A. PLoS One, 10: e0116609, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_474615_24>: This article examines associations of childhood physical and sexual abuse with risk of intimate partner violence (IPV). [Source: SafetyLit].

Concealing campus sexual assault: An empirical examination. Yung C.R. Psychol. Public Policy Law, 21(1): 1-9, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_474688_24>: This study tests whether there is substantial undercounting of sexual assault by universities. [Source: SafetyLit].

Exploring the context of trafficking and adolescent sex industry involvement in Tijuana, Mexico: consequences for HIV risk and prevention. Goldenberg S.M, Silverman J.G, Engstrom D, Bojorquez-Chapela I, Usita P, Rolon M.L, Strathdee S.A. Violence Against Women, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_474934_24>: Using ethnographic fieldwork, including interviews with 30 female sex workers with a history of coerced or adolescent sex industry involvement, this article describes contextual factors influencing vulnerability to coerced and adolescent sex industry entry and their impacts on HIV risk and prevention. [Source: SafetyLit].

How parents manage the risk of child sexual abuse: A grounded theory. Babatsikos G, Miles D. J. Child Sex. Abuse, 24: 55-76, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_474591_24>: This article aims to understand how parents manage the risk of child sexual abuse, including prevention as well as early intervention and detection strategies. [Source: SafetyLit].

"I couldn't do it to a kid knowing what it did to me": The narratives of male sexual abuse victims' resiliency to sexually offending. Lambie I, Johnston E. Int. J. Offender Ther. Comp. Criminol, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_474578_23>: This study conducts in-depth qualitative interviews with 47 resilient men focusing on their beliefs as to why they had not gone on to sexually abuse others. [Source: SafetyLit].

The Cedar Project: Historical trauma and vulnerability to sexual assault among young aboriginal women who use illicit drugs in two Canadian cities. Pearce M.E, Blair A.H, Teegee M, Pan S.W, Thomas V, Zhang H, Schechter M.T, Spittal P.M. Violence Against Women, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_474935_1>: This study explores trends of sexual assault and associated risk factors within a cohort of young Aboriginal women who used drugs in Vancouver and Prince George, Canada, between 2003 and 2010. [Source: SafetyLit].

II. Online publications and resources

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) child file dataset, FFY 2013. Children's Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, 2015<http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/datasets/dataset-details.cfm?ID=188>: The NCANDS at Cornell University is pleased to announce the release of this dataset. This dataset consists of child-specific data of all investigated reports of maltreatment to State child protective service agencies. [Source: Child Maltreatment Research].

The mother and infant home visiting programme evaluation: Early findings on the maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting program - A report to Congress. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, 2015<http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/the-mother-and-infant-home-visiting-program-evaluation-early-findings-on-the-maternal-infant-and-early-childhood-home-visiting>: This report includes an analysis of the states' needs assessments, as well as baseline characteristics of families, staff, local programmes, and models participating in the study. Later reports will explore the local and national implementation of programmes, and their effects on families with young children. [Source: Friendsnrc].

The African report on violence against children. The African Child Policy forum (ACPf), 2014<http://www.africanchildforum.org/rc1/index.php/component/sobipro/?pid=2&sid=115:the-african-report-on-violence-against-children&Itemid=0>: The report offers a menu of priorities for action to combat violence against children at the global, pan-African, regional and national levels, and is, therefore, a valuable evidence base for action. [Source: SRSG eNews].

Violence against women and girls: Lessons from South Asia. Solotaroff J.L and Pande R.P. World Bank Group, 2014<https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/20153>: This report documents the dynamics of violence against women in South Asia across the life cycle, from early childhood to old age. It explores the different types of violence that women may face throughout their lives, perpetrators of this violence, risk and protective factors, and interventions and policies. [Source: Author].

Blueprint: A multidisciplinary approach to the domestic sex trafficking of girls. Epstein R and Edelma P. Georgetown Law, Center on Poverty and Inequality, 2013: This report grows out of a conference held on March 12, 2013<http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/centers-institutes/poverty-inequality/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageid=169026>. The conference, "Critical Connections: A Multi-Systems Approach to the Domestic Sex Trafficking of Girls," gathered survivors, direct service providers, advocates, and state and federal government officials to discuss the challenges of addressing the domestic sex trafficking of children and the importance of working collaboratively to help identify and support survivors. [Source: WUNRN].

Too much pain: Female genital mutilation & asylum in the European Union: A statistical overview. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 2013<http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home/opendocPDFViewer.html?docid=531880249&query=women>: In light of the recognized need for country- and community tailored responses, this study provides some of the statistical evidence needed to advance the discussion on the necessary policies and tools to address the specific vulnerabilities of female asylum-seekers with FGM in the asylum system on the one hand, and of refugee girls and women living with FGM and integrating in EU Member States on the other hand. [Source: WUNRN].

III. Websites

The WomanStats Project<http://www.womanstats.org/>: This website offers the most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world. The Project facilitates understanding of the linkage between the situation of women and the security of nation-states. [Source: WUNRN].

Too young to wed<http://tooyoungtowed.org/#/explore>: This multimedia partnership between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and premier photo agency VII, seeks to raise awareness of the practice of child marriage and ultimately, to end it. [Source: WUNRN].

IV. Research opportunities, grants and funding

Call for contributions: Women and imprisonment in Africa<http://www.agenda.org.za/>. Agenda Journal invites scholars, researchers, ethnographers, activists, prisoners (ex- and current, as well as other institutionalised women) and their supporters and advocates to submit articles for this edition. Papers are in invited that are empirical, theoretical, epistemological or experiential. Submissions close: 28 February 2015. For more information, contact: editorial at agenda.org.za<mailto:editorial at agenda.org.za> or admin at agenda.org.za<mailto:admin at agenda.org.za>. [Source: SAMRC].

Funding opportunity: Targeted call for proposals - ECD+<https://www.ubs.com/global/en/wealth_management/optimusfoundation/support/grant-application/_jcr_content/rightpar/teaserbox/teaser/linklist/link.486723395.file/bGluay9wYXRoPS9jb250ZW50L2RhbS91YnMvZ2xvYmFsL3dlYWx0aF9tYW5hZ2VtZW50L29wdGltdXNmb3VuZGF0aW9uL2RvY3VtZW50cy90YXJnZXRlZC1jYWxsLWVjZC0yMDE1LnBkZg==/targeted-call-ecd-2015.pdf>. This call on integrating early child development and violence prevention in Nepal, Indonesia, Brazil and Mexico welcomes organisations and researchers involved in education, violence prevention, child protection, public health or nutrition to submit applications. Programs must include at least one or more of the following program components: early stimulation, maternal and child health, nutrition. Applications are due between 23 and 30 March 2015. For more information, please contact: ingeborg.andrews at ubs.com<mailto:ingeborg.andrews at ubs.com>. [Source: UBS Optimus Foundation].

Funding opportunity: Research and evaluation examining violence against American Indian and Alaska native women: Domestic violence, homicide, intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, sexual violence, stalking, and teen dating violence<http://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?fundingCategories%3DLJL%7CLaw%2C%20Justice%20and%20Legal%20Services>. National Institute for Justice is seeking proposals for research and evaluation that will examine violence and victimization experienced by American Indian and Alaska Native women living in Indian Country and Alaska Native villages to produce a deeper understanding of the issues faced by Native American women and help formulate public policies and prevention strategies to decrease the incidence of violent crimes committed against AI and AN women. Applications close: 15 April 2015. [Source: Friendsnrc].

Funding opportunity: Grants to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus program solicitation<http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/ovw/pages/attachments/2015/02/06/campus_program_solicitation.pdf> (pdf). The Campus Program by the US Department of Justice encourages a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services for victims and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. The funding supports activities that develop and strengthen victim services and strategies to prevent, investigate, respond to and prosecute these crimes. Applications close: 20 March 2015. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

V. News

Mass rapes reported in Darfur as conflict escalates, Inter Press Service News Agency, 11 February 2015<http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/02/mass-rapes-reported-in-darfur-as-conflict-escalates/>: More than 200 Darfurian women were reportedly raped by Sudanese troops in one brutal assault on a town in October 2014, with the conflict in war-torn Darfur escalating to new heights.

Domestic violence steals spotlight at Grammys, Women's eNews, 11 February 2015<http://womensenews.org/story/media-stories/150211/domestic-violence-steals-spotlight-at-grammys>: How does domestic violence affect child custody? How do you report domestic violence? How often does domestic violence happen? Those were some of the questions that flooded Google's search engine after President Barack Obama addressed the importance of stopping domestic violence and challenging rape culture during the Grammy's ceremony on Feb. 8.

New Centre for Women, Peace and Security launched at LSE by William Hague and Angelina Jolie Pitt, London School of Economics and Political Science, 10 February 2015<http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/news/archives/2015/02/WPSCentre.aspx>: LSE today hosted First Secretary of State William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt to launch the UK's first academic Centre on Women, Peace and Security, to be based at the School.

VOICE trial: Microbicide gel may have stopped two out of three HIV infections - in the women who used it, NAM aidsmap, 9 February 2015<http://www.aidsmap.com/VOICE-trial-Microbicide-gel-may-have-stopped-two-out-of-three-HIV-infections-in-the-women-who-used-it/page/2943410/>: The final published paper on the VOICE trial in women in three African countries mainly reinforces what conference presentations have already shown: this ambitious trial failed to demonstrate the effectiveness of either oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or of a tenofovir-containing vaginal microbicide gel, and the reason for this was that only 25-30% of women actually used the study product, despite 88% claiming they used it.

A map of female genital mutilation rates globally, IRIN News, 6 February 2015<http://www.irinnews.org/report/101100/a-map-of-female-genital-mutilation-rates-globally>: The UN estimates that over 140 million girls and women across the world have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), a term that covers a ranges of procedures, from trimming the clitoral hood, to removing almost the entire genitalia and partially sealing the vaginal opening.

Women's rights have no country, OpenDemocracy, 5 January 2015<https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/anne-marie-goetz-joanne-sandler/women%27s-rights-have-no-country>: There is no blueprint for holding fast against the arguments used to dismiss women's humanity, or defending our hard won human rights. It's time to meet, to brainstorm and try new formats.

VI. Events

Webinar: Bridging knowledge in child sexual abuse prevention: Promising practices in indigenous communities, 18 February 2015<http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=8992bec3-55c4-4b14-9600-31efd3a5d4ff&c=9c495470-40d5-11e3-97b2-90b11c3522c5&ch=9e797ae0-40d5-11e3-984c-90b11c3522c5>. Comprehensive prevention practices must include culturally competent components. Preventionists do not need to be experts on these beliefs, but must have a foundational understanding of the intersections of child sexual abuse, cultural norms, and societal pressures, to create community centered programing. In this web conference, we will highlight Indigenous communities and the work community members are doing to end child sexual abuse. This web conference is a part of PreventConnect and Ms. Foundation for Women's third year of the #PowerInPrevention: Ending child sexual abuse web conference series<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001Qv2k5knxszj8Jbo0J6R7-yuK-w2i3h5hByyT85pFCairw9JS7uumQosO4hYeO7V-eHLSXsxlL8XpIV32rIU4OtKZ2rBxhupclZHDYbwNRKo7dJQ5JvPQk8njYFRovYqqNA2D-6ivFKSsuOT76YY0PDdld3KOIzTecVWvDyCHtv77tSBk3vQAC1VDL8G4jdQZI8u6SunS3t92Fjs9oE0fgx-Di9uqbJoIO-mVHRnedDKt-lb8aWQp5Jy3LT_HE4JJJYtTVbbRnjhU4Lw28hpAFFx3XceaKvXpg5sg9I3DD5E=&c=&ch=>. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Webinar: Promoting positive child development in young Latino children of immigrants involved with child protective services, 27 February 2015<https://secure.visualzen.com/vzevents/ku/register.aspx?eid=mg5ogo7os038ofolqKKRe%2B85B9yLiYk6YAebBJOC7II%3D>. Designed for practitioners, administrators, and policymakers, this free webinar focuses on promoting positive development in young Latino children of immigrants, one of the fastest growing racial/ethnic groups in the U.S. and in the U.S. child welfare system. [Source: Friendsnrc].

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

VII. Vacancies

Consultancy - GBV patterns and prevalence in Gaza<http://www.alianzaporlasolidaridad.org/en/> / ActionAid and Alianza por la Solidaridad / Gaza / Closing date: February 18, 2015. For more information, contact: ealfageme at aporsolidaridad.org<mailto:ealfageme at aporsolidaridad.org>  and Moira.Oleary at actionaid.org<mailto:Moira.Oleary at actionaid.org>. [Source: Alianza por la Solidaridad].

Senior Research Medical Officer<http://www.match.org.za/vacancies/Pages/default.aspx> / MatCH Research (Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health Research), Wits Health Consortium / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: February 18, 2015. [Source: 60percent].

Women's Protection & Empowerment ERT Program Manager<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=11231> / International Rescue Committee / New York, USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: IRC].

Program Intern<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Intern> / International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region, Inc. / New York, USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Spring and Summer 2015 legal internships<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Spring-and-Summer-2015-legal-internships> / Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice / The Hague, Netherlands / Closing date: February 16, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Robert M. Cover - Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinical Fellowship<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Robert-M.-Cover-Allard-K.-Lowenstein-International-Human-Rights-Clinical-Fellowship> / Yale Law School / USA / Closing date: March 1, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Monitoring-Evaluation-and-Learning-Coordinator> / International Alert / United Kingdom / Closing date: February 23, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Global Advocacy Adviser<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Global-Advocacy-Adviser> / Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, USA / Closing date: February 27, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Program Officer (Discrimination in Law)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Discrimination-in-Law> / Equality Now / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: February 12, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Development Assistant: Grant Writer and Editor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Development-Assistant-Grant-Writer-and-Editor> / International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) / New York, USA / Closing date: February 23, 2015 but open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Gender experts: Ending violence against women specialists<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-experts-ending-violence-against-women-specialists> / UN Women / Home-based / Closing date: February 25, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Prevention Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Prevention-Coordinator> / New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault / New York, USA / Closing date: February 20, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].


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