[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 22 01 15

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jan 22 15:58:34 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. Research grants and funding opportunities

IV.  News

V.  Events

VI.  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.

Prevalence and correlates of young people's sexual aggression perpetration and victimisation in 10 European countries: A multi-level analysis. Krahé B, Berger A, Vanwesenbeeck I et al. Cult. Health Sex, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_473109_37>: This article presents data on young people's sexual victimisation and perpetration from 10 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain) using a shared measurement tool. [Source: SafetyLit].

Readiness to reconcile and post-traumatic distress in German survivors of wartime rapes in 1945. Eichhorn S, Stammel N, Glaesmer H, Klauer T, Freyberger H.J, Knaevelsrud C, Kuwert P. Int. Psychogeriatr, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_473150_28>: This article examines the degree of longtime readiness to reconcile and its associations with post-traumatic distress within a sample of German women who experienced wartime rapes in 1945. [Source: SafetyLit].

'I was raped by Santa Claus': Responding to disclosures of sexual assault in mental health inpatient facilities. Ashmore T, Spangaro J, McNamara L. Int. J. Ment. Health Nurs, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_473606_8>: This paper introduces a trauma-informed care approach for responding to disclosures of sexual violence by people with serious mental illness, taking into account the complexities of caring for individuals who might be unable to provide coherent accounts of assaults and/or who might be experiencing varying degrees of psychosis. [Source: SafetyLit].

Effects of parenting programmes on child maltreatment prevention: A meta-analysis. Chen M, Chan K.L. Trauma Violence Abuse, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_473743_24>: This article investigates the effectiveness of parenting programmes in reducing child maltreatment and modifying associated factors as well as to examine the moderator variables that are linked to its effects. [Source: SafetyLit].

A forensic-psychiatric study of sexual offenders in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Valença A.M, Meyer L.F, Freire R et al. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, ePub, 2015<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1752928X15000049>: This article describes the socio-demographic features, clinical correlates, criminal behaviour characteristics, and the level of penal responsibility of sexual offenders who were referred to forensic psychiatric assessment in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [Source: ScienceDirect].

Papers: Medical findings and legal outcome among postpubertal women attending the sexual assault centre at St.Olavs hospital, Trondheim, Norway: A record-based study from 1997-2010. Hagemann C.T. Doctoral thesis papers. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2015<http://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/handle/11250/274406>: This thesis discusses some of the medical findings documented during the clinical and forensic examinations of female victims of sexual assault, particularly sexually transmitted infections, drugs detected in urine/blood, as well as injuries and trace evidence. [Source: NTNU].

Mai-Mai militia and sexual violence in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Guy K.M. Int. J. Emerg. Ment. Health, 16: 366-372, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_473595_20>: This article focuses on three field sites providing insight into Mai-Mai motivations and their attitudes toward sexual violence. [Source: SafetyLit].

Working with men and boys to prevent gender-based violence: Principles, lessons learned, and ways forward. Peacock D and Barker G. Men and Masculinities, 17(5), 2014<http://jmm.sagepub.com/content/17/5/578.abstract>: The article examines the rationale behind working with men and boys for gender equality; documents key principles guiding much of this work; and proposes next steps to increase the scale, impact, and sustainability of gender-transformative programming. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Confirmatory factor analysis of the WHO violence against women instrument in pregnant women: Results from the BRISA prenatal cohort. Ribeiro M.R.C, Alves M.T.S.S.dBe, Batista R.F.L et al. PLoS ONE 9(12): e115382, 2014<http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0115382>: This article analyses the psychometric properties of the World Health Organization Violence Against Women (WHO VAW) instrument for the measurement of violence against pregnant women. [Source: MedAdvocates].

II. Online publications and resources

Estimating the costs of gender-based violence in the European Union. European Institute for Gender Equality, 2014<http://eige.europa.eu/content/document/estimating-the-costs-of-gender-based-violence-in-the-european-union-report>: The report provides an analysis of methodological options on the cost of gender-based violence and intimate partner violence, by studying different literatures and studies, and provides recommendations. It includes a case study on the cost of intimate partner violence against women in the UK during 2012 and provides a calculation of the costs in the EU. [Source: WUNRN].

Prevention is possible: The role of women's rights organisations in ending violence against women and girls in Ethiopia, Ghana and Zambia. Womankind, 2014<http://www.womankind.org.uk/policy-and-resources/resources/reports/>: This synthesis report draws together key findings and learning from three linked research studies commissioned by Womankind Worldwide (Womankind) to examine the contribution of community and rights-based approaches to the prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG). [Source: UK Department for International Development].

Gender-based violence in the Central African Republic. Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, Issue 62, September 2014<http://www.odihpn.org/humanitarian-exchange-magazine/issue-62/gender-based-violence-in-the-central-african-republic>: Since December 2013, vicious attacks in Bangui have caused over half the city's population to flee their homes. As soon as the crisis hit, the International Rescue Committee deployed two case workers from its programmes in Kagabandoro to Bangui to provide gender-based violence emergency case management services to survivors, and later opening listening centres in Bangui. [Source: UK Department for International Development].

Adolescent girls in emergencies: Approach and tools for improved response. Women's Refugee Commission, 2014<http://womensrefugeecommission.org/resources/document/1078-i-m-here-report-final-pdf>: This report outlines an operational approach and recommendations that can help humanitarian sectors be more accountable to adolescent girls from the start of an emergency. [Source: WUNRN].

UNFPA's Action for adolescent girls: Building the health, social and economic assets of adolescent girls, especially those at risk of child marriage. Programme document. UNFPA, 2014<http://www.unfpa.org/resources/unfpa%E2%80%99s-action-adolescent-girls>: As part of its Adolescent and Youth Strategy approved in 2012 and its new Strategic Plan 2014-17, UNFPA committed to stepping up investments towards ending child marriage and reducing adolescent pregnancy by supporting governments to reach the most marginalised adolescent girls, especially those at risk of child marriage and married girls. [Source: WUNRN].

UNFPA-UNICEF joint programme on female genital mutilation/cutting: Accelerating change. Summary report of phase I, 2008 - 2013. UNFPA-UNICEF, 2014<http://www.unfpa.org/publications/unfpa-unicef-joint-programme-female-genital-mutilationcutting-accelerating-change>: This programme was developed in 2007 to protect girls and women by accelerating abandonment of FGM/C and providing care for its consequences. The Programme's novel, culturally sensitive, human rights-based approach strategically leverages social dynamics in favour of abandonment. [Source: WUNRN].

Domestic violence and the child welfare system. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau, 2014<https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/domestic-violence/>: This bulletin discusses the extent of the overlap between domestic violence and child welfare, some of the effects of domestic violence on child witnesses, and the trend toward a more collaborative, communitywide response to the issue. It also features promising practices from States and local communities. [Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway].

III. Research opportunities, grants and funding

Funding opportunity: AmplifyChange<https://amplifychange.org/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Register%3A+Interest>. Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in eligible countries are invited to submit Concept Notes for Network grants via the AmplifyChange website.  CSOs will have three weeks to submit their Concept Note applications from 2 February 2015. Please read the guidance very carefully before deciding if you should apply. Click here<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Wk7BrEEnU> to view the video of the Network grant webinar. [Source: SAMRC].

Funding opportunity: UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women<http://www.unwomen.org/en/trust-funds/un-trust-fund-to-end-violence-against-women>. The Fund will begin accepting applications for its 19th grant cycle (2015) as of 12 January 2015. The deadline for submission of initial and brief concept notes is 29 January 2015. [Source: AWID].

Funding opportunity: Global LGBTI Human Rights Partnership<http://www.astraeafoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant>. Astraea is seeking Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for its 2015 competitive grantmaking cycle from LGBTI rights organizations in the following target countries of the Global LGBTI Human Rights Partnership: Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Kenya, Peru, South Africa and the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Serbia). Applications close: 9 February 2015. [Source: AWID].

Funding opportunity: SIECUS fiscal year 2015 funding<http://www.siecus.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Feature.showFeature&FeatureID=2393>. The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released multiple funding opportunities to advance adolescent sexual health promotion. [Source: AWID].

IV. News

Egypt: Token reforms fail to end scourge of pervasive violence against women, Amnesty International, 21 January 2015<http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/egypt-token-reforms-fail-end-scourge-pervasive-violence-against-women-2015-01-21>: Women and girls in Egypt face violence on a disturbing scale both at home and in public, including sexual mob attacks as well as torture in state custody, according to a new briefing<http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/MDE12/004/2015/en> by Amnesty International.

Battle heats up over legalisation of sex work in India, Inter Press Service News Agency, 16 January 2015<http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/01/battle-heats-up-over-legalisation-of-sex-work-in-india/>: Thirty-six-year-old Chameli Devi, a sex worker operating out of New Delhi's G.B. Road - Asia's largest red-light district, housing an estimated 12,000 of India's three million sex workers - is an unhappy woman these days.

Israel's lack of cooperation leads to cancelled visit by UN rights expert to the occupied Palestinian territory. United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 16 January 2015<http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=15487&LangID=E>: The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo, was scheduled to visit the occupied Palestinian territory at the invitation of the Palestinian Authority from 19 to 29 January 2015 to obtain first-hand understanding of issues related to violence against women.

What will shape women's rights over the next 15 years? The Guardian, 14 January 2015<http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/jan/14/womens-rights-gender-equality-sustainable-development-goals>: Decisions made in 2015 will help shape the women's rights agenda for the next 15 years. In September, world leaders will endorse a new set of development goals at the UN.

Cash transfers: Good for people, bad for the community? IRIN News, 3 December 2014<http://www.irinnews.org/report/100907/cash-transfers-good-for-people-bad-for-the-community>: Some 24 million people around the world now receive money instead of food or goods from humanitarian and development agencies.

V. Events

Pre-conference workshops - SVRI Forum 2015: Innovation and intersections, 14 September, Stellenbosch, South Africa<http://www.svri.org/forum2015/participation.htm>. We encourage expressions of interest to run workshops at the Forum this year that focus on research methodology, ethics, data analysis, research uptake, use of technology to perpetrate/prevent/respond to violence, and other relevant issues. To submit expressions of interest to run pre-conference workshops at the SVRI Forum 2015, click here<http://www.svri.org/forum2015/workshop.htm>. Submissions close: 28 February 2015.

Violence against women: Faith responses, 23 - 25 April 2015, Aberdeen, United Kingdom<http://conference.ttoheal.org/index.html>. This international conference will bring together faith leaders, community leaders, activists, academics, researchers, students, and interested professionals. The conference aims to raise our consciousness, challenge our practices and, galvanise activism against gender base violence within the context of faith. [Source: AWID].

Fletcher Summer Institute, 7 - 12 June 2015, Boston, USA<http://www.nonviolent-conflict.org/index.php/learning-and-resources/educational-initiatives/fletcher-summer-institute>. The Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict (FSI) is the leading executive education programme in the world focusing on the advanced, interdisciplinary study of civil resistance. Scholarships are available for accepted applicants. Applications close: 19 February 2015. [Source: AWID].

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

VI. Vacancies

Project Officer, mothers2mothers, Malawi (M06-USA)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Project-Officer-mothers2mothers-Malawi-M06-USA> / Mothers2mothers / Lilongwe, Malawi / Closing date: February 3, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, LifeNet International, Burundi (B04-USA)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Monitoring-and-Evaluation-Officer-LifeNet-International-Burundi-B04-USA> / LifeNet International / Bujumbura, Burundi / Closing date: February 3, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Officer, Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia, Zambia (Z03-USA)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Resource-Mobilization-and-Partnerships-Officer-Planned-Parenthood-Association-of-Zambia-Zambia-Z03-USA> / Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia / Lusaka, Zambia/ Closing date: February 3, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

E-Health Coordinator, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Uganda (G07-USA)<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/E-Health-Coordinator-Clinton-Health-Access-Initiative-Uganda-G07-USA> / Clinton Health Access Initiative / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: February 3, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Communications and Youth Advocacy Officer<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Communications-and-Youth-Advocacy-Officer> / Together for Girls / Washington, D.C, USA / Closing date: February 3, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

ENGAGE Project Director<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001TGBIHfIoemo3U5uTAZ-5tt-aEcPD6m8d4LEkZKqwZZW04XzrEP2gMykLz32cWOtD_TYV1I8_uv6edxa2jD8AXAYeSDYRDL62nXaooVWCxGqW7I899kdLqZZKivD7s0QgTG4URVW7rG7NTaYIxKhqLUT-DnFq-z59DWabeZLujbLVClrcGw4oj5VZ_xhLvCbyPKX701IwY78Ufos1MHGh3ion1GVeq573XwSYo1E90jV4ArKjKCCFxruanxweRDp2&c=fAqfVPTy0swY5DuV5VKY5JYSMH5x-dfU2fwVOy3uRkbfgJDeqhUsBw==&ch=70uDSIE-8MqEeGQ_xiiLX4pqVRah1KxqBGmyezkUKrb_kPgoy-L1Jw==> / Girl Rising / New York, USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Sr. Technical Officer - Gender<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Sr.-Technical-Officer-Gender> / Jhpiego / Baltimore, USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Program Officer, Program Learning and Evaluation<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Program-Learning-and-Evaluation> / International Women's Health Coalition / New York, USA / Closing date: January 26, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Office Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Office-Coordinator> / ILGA-Asia / Hong Kong, China / Closing date: January 29, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Programme Officer: Knowledge Seeking and Sharing<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Officer-Knowledge-Seeking-and-Sharing> / ARROW / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Closing date: January 31, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Programme Officer Publications<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Officer-Publications> / ARROW / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Closing date: January 31, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Programme Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Manager2> / ARROW / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Closing date: January 31, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Gender Advisor<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Advisor-Papua-New-Guinea> / Care Australia / Goroka, Papua New Guinea / Closing date: February 1, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

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