[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 30 07 2015

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jul 30 16:33:44 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. SVRI member request: Integrating culture into interventions to reduce and prevent gender-based violence

II. Journal articles

III. Online publications and resources

IV. Research opportunities, grants and funding

V. Websites

VI. Advocacy and awareness-raising

VII. News

VIII. Events

IX. Vacancies

I. SVRI member request: Integrating culture into interventions to reduce and prevent gender-based violence

Call for information and materials: Integrating culture into interventions to reduce and prevent gender-based violence (GBV)

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, J-PAL and Harvard Medical School are conducting a systematic mapping of interventions that have been implemented to reduce and prevent GBV that have incorporated culture in their design and delivery. This could include designing culturally appropriate GBV interventions, developing or adapting interventions to ensure that they address cultural factors, as well as delivering the intervention via community practices, cultural ceremonies or traditional channels of communication. We believe that some of the GBV programs and interventions that may be relevant may not be published. We are therefore searching for case studies and information from you or your organization.

We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete our online form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/98DMFCK to share information on your programs, interventions, research and / or experiences. You may also send relevant materials or documents to the email address listed below. We will respect the confidentiality and privacy of unpublished data and reports. We would appreciate information on your own work or on other work that you are aware of that would be relevant.

Please feel free to share this call for information with your network. The deadline for information is August 14, 2015. For more information please contact: vsharma at povertyactionlab.org<mailto:vsharma at povertyactionlab.org>.

II. Journal articles

Playing a videogame with a sexualized female character increases adolescents' rape myth acceptance and tolerance toward sexual harassment. Driesmans K, Vandenbosch L, Eggermont S. Games Health J, 4(2): 91-94, 2015: This article experimentally investigates the effect of playing a videogame with a sexualized female character on adolescents' acceptance of rape myths and tolerance for sexual harassment. [Source: SafetyLit].

Factors associated with follow-up attendance among rape victims seen in acute medical care. Darnell D, Peterson R, Berliner L, Stewart T, Russo J, Whiteside L, Zatzick D. Psychiatry, 78(1): 89-101, 2015: Using logistic regression, the authors examine factors associated with follow-up health service utilization after seeking services for rape in the emergency department. [Source: SafetyLit].

Childhood experiences of physical, emotional and sexual abuse among college students in south India. Bhilwar M, Upadhyay R.P, Rajavel S, Singh S.K, Vasudevan K, Chinnakali P. J. Trop. Pediatr, ePub, 2015: This article documents the prevalence of physical, emotional and sexual abuse during childhood among college students. [Source: SafetyLit].

Vulnerable bullies: Perpetration of peer harassment among youths across sexual orientation, weight, and disability status. Eisenberg M.E, Gower A.L, McMorris B.J, Bucchianeri M.M. Am. J. Public Health, ePub, 2015: This article examines perpetration of bullying among youths in vulnerable groups relative to youths in peer groups not categorized as vulnerable. [Source: SafetyLit].

When nurses are also patients: Intimate partner violence and the health system as an enabler of women's health and agency in Johannesburg. Sprague C, Woollett N, Parpart J, Hatcher A.M, Sommers T, Brown S and Black V. Global Public Health, ePub, 2015<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17441692.2015.1027248?journalCode=rgph20#.Vbou5vmqqko>: This article explores agency as a practical and theoretical construct through qualitative research among 20 nurses with direct or indirect experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Johannesburg. [Source: University of Massachusetts Boston].

How nurses in Johannesburg address Intimate Partner Violence in female patients: Understanding IPV responses in low and middle-Income country health systems. Sprague C, Hatcher A.M, Woollett N and Black V. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, ePub, 2015<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26092654>: This research aims to understand how and why nurses respond to IPV. Using a descriptive design, 25 nurses from five health facilities were interviewed, generating rich narratives of provider actions. [Source: University of Massachusetts Boston].

Sext education: Pedagogies of sex, gender and shame in the schoolyards of Tagged and Exposed. Shields Dobson A and Ringrose J. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, ePub, 2015<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14681811.2015.1050486#.VbooKvmqqko>: This article explores how what is termed 'sext education' pedagogies intersect with young people's understandings of, and talk about, sexting through a feminist analysis of two cyber-safety campaign films: Tagged from Australia and Exposed from the UK. [Source: Academia.edu Weekly Digest].

Violencia de pareja durante el embarazo y depresión postnatal: Prevalencia y asociación en mujeres Mexicanas. Filipa de Castro F, Place J.M, Hinojosa N, Billings D.L. Revista oficial del Centro Nacional de Equidad de Género y Salud Reproductiva, 12 (3), 2015<http://cnegsr.salud.gob.mx/contenidos/GySenC/ContenidoV12_3.html>: Article available in Spanish only. [Source: University of South Carolina].

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.

III. Online publications and resources

Empower young women and adolescent girls: Fast-Track the end of the AIDS epidemic in Africa. UNAIDS and African Union, 2015<http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2015/JC2746>: This report guides regional and global advocacy and informs political dialogue over the coming year, including in the contexts of the African Union Agenda 2063 and the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. [Source: AWID].

Short film: When men change, Promundo, 2015:<https://youtu.be/DXaFRrl-l70> This short animated film produced by Promundo, illustrates what interventions have proven to be effective when engaging men and boys in advancing gender equality and preventing gender-based violence, from the health sector to the workplace. Learn more on the Promundo website<http://www.promundoglobal.org/>. [Source: Promundo-US].

Establishing the connection [between alcohol and other drug use and sexual victimisation]: State of knowledge paper. ANROWS, 2015<http://www.anrows.org.au/publications/landscapes/establishing-the-connection-between-alcohol-and-other-drug-use-and-sexual>: The paper finds that despite methodological limitations in the literature, there is growing consensus that the sexual assault services sector and the alcohol and other drug use (AOD) sector share a significant number of clients and that integrated or coordinated service provision is key. [Source: ANROWS].

A good start: advances in early childhood development. Early Childhood Matters, 2015<http://earlychildhoodmagazine.org/category/issues/early-childhood-development/?utm_content=svri%40mrc.ac.za&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=%26%2339%3BA%20good%20start%3A%20advances%20in%20early%20childhood%20development%26%2339%3B&utm_campaign=New%20articles-%20A%20good%20start%3A%20advances%20in%20early%20childhood%20developmentcontent>: A special issue to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bernard van Leer Foundation's first grant in early childhood, the articles of Early Childhood Matters surveys the state of the early childhood field, reflecting on what we know and what are the priorities for the future. [Source: Bernard van Leer Foundation].

IV. Research opportunities, grants and funding

Funding opportunity: AmplifyChange Network Grant<https://amplifychange.org/grant-model/network?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Announcement&utm_campaign=Network+grant+web+briefing>. This Network Grant is intended to foster links between established groups and developing civil society organisations. It is anticipated that a Network grantee will work with and support civil society organisations who have been excluded from or underrepresented in opportunities to access "mainstream" funding sources in relation to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Applications close: 17 August 2015. [Source: AmplifyChange].

Funding opportunity: Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF)<http://vgif.org/our-work/grantmaking/#vgif-funds>. VGIF provides small grants up to $7,500 USD to grassroots projects that are led by women and that help empower women and girls, in developing countries around the world. Funding for project grants come from members' donations and bequests, and from investment income. Over the years, VGIF has set up several board-designated funds to address specific challenges faced by women and girls. Visit the website for current funding cycles. [Source: VGIF].

Funding opportunity: The Maypole Fund<http://maypolefund.org/index.php>. Maypole grants up to 750 GBP and has helped with printing leaflets, mounting exhibitions and making videos. Maypole supports women to set up and take part in conferences, workshops and other events. Deadlines for funding applications are: 31 January and 30 June of each year. [Source: WUNRN].

V. Websites

Know Violence in Childhood<http://www.knowviolenceinchildhood.org/index.php>: This global learning initiative is based on the premise that a more comprehensive understanding of the causes and consequences of violence in childhood, and the means of prevention, and can help shift global attitudes and enable children and adults to lead more secure and peaceful lives. [Source: SAMRC].

VI. Advocacy and awareness-raising

TEDx Talk: Women's safety in a violent world by Lina Abirafeh. TEDxCoventGardenWomen, 2015<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krSG-RtiWUA&feature=youtu.be>: In humanitarian emergencies, like conflicts and natural disasters, violence against women increases. What does it take to ensure that women are safe? Lina Abirafeh shares her big idea for taking on, and ending, gender based violence around the world. [Source: Author].

VII. News

Mexican state known for gender-based violence issues emergency alert. The Guardian, 29 July 2015<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/29/mexico-gender-women-violence-emergency-alert-edomex>: Emergency measures to tackle violence against women are to be implemented in parts of Mexico's most densely populated state, where thousands of women and girls have been murdered and disappeared in the past decade.

Trump's lawyer defended him by saying you can't rape a spouse. That's not true. The Guardian, 28 July 2015<http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/07/28/trumps-lawyer-defended-him-by-saying-you-cant-rape-a-spouse-thats-not-true/>: Late Monday night, the Daily Beast trawled the contents of a 1993 book<http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/27/ex-wife-donald-trump-made-feel-violated-during-sex.html>, "Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump." In the book, Harry Hurt III writes about an alleged argument and subsequent sexual encounter between Trump and his now ex-wife, Ivana Trump.

The Red Brigade: Rape survivors fight sexual violence in India. Al Jazeera America, 24 July 2015<http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/7/24/the-red-brigade-rape-survivors-fight-sexual-violence-in-india.html>: At age 6 or 7, Afreen was first raped by her stepbrother at night. She didn't dare tell anyone for fear of retaliation. Years later, Afreen, now a young woman, has a voice. She joined the Red Brigade, an advocacy group that campaigns against sexual violence against women in India.

Spain raises minimum marriage age from 14 to 16 to stop forced unions and sexual exploitation. The Independent, 24 July 2015<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spain-raises-minimum-marriage-age-from-14-to-16-to-stop-forced-unions-and-sexual-exploitation-10412632.html>: Spain has raised the minimum age of marriage from 14 to 16 in a move human rights groups hope will crack down on forced marriage and exploitation.

Kashmiri women suffering a surge in gender-based violence. Inter Press Service News Agency, 17 July 2015<http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/07/violence-against-women-alive-and-kicking-in-kashmir/>: Rizwana had hoped and expected that justice would be served - that the man who raped her would be sufficiently punished for his crime. Months after she suffered at his hands, however, the perpetrator remains at large.

Gender-based violence: Government might finally have a plan, but is it a good one? Daily Maverick, 6 July 2015<http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-07-06-gender-based-violence-government-might-finally-have-a-plan-but-is-it-a-good-one/#.Vbo0O_mqqko>: For years, South African civil society has been calling on government to institute a National Strategic Plan (NSP) to end gender-based violence.

VIII. Events

SASA! Start Phase: Finding the "Power Within", 7 - 11 September 2015, Kampala, Uganda<http://raisingvoices.org/activism/institutional/#tabs-212-0-2>. Raising Voices and CEDOVIP are calling for applications for the SASA! Start Phase course. In this course you will learn about the SASA! Community mobilization approach, by exploring concept of power; the process of social change, the strategies and community structures that enable the change. This course will prepare you for journey as you discover the power within you and community members to spark the positive change.  Applications close: 13 August 2015. [Source: Raising Voices].

EVAWI International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Engaging Men & Boys, 22 - 24 March 2016, Washington D.C, USA<http://www.evawintl.org/conferencedetail.aspx?confid=27>. Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this three-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and campus responses. Register online. [Source: EVAWI].

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

IX. Vacancies

Health Educator 5 - Sexual Assault Prevention and Student Advocacy<https://hrw-vip-prod.is.berkeley.edu/psc/JOBSPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=20181&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1> (Assistant Director) / The University of California / Berkeley, USA / Closing date: 5 August 2015. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Senior Research Officer (Knowledge Translation and Exchange)<http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=69478b481f18948749f2f4eff&id=7bbee6d103&e=8b60698434> / ANROWS / Sydney, Australia / Closing date: 13 August 2015. [Source: ANROWS].

Research Associate<http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ALO906/research-associate/> / UCL Institute of Education / London, United Kingdom / Closing date: 14 August 2015. [Source: UCL Institute of Education].

International Adviser<http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/forum/topics/international-adviser-myanmar-alliance-for-gender-inclusion-in-1#.Vbora_mqqkp> / Myanmar Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process / Yangon, with travel within the country expected periodically, Myanmar / Closing date: 15 August 2015. [Source: Athena Consortium].

Project and Research Officer, Gender<http://www.awid.org/node/3839> / Bretton Woods Project / London, United Kingdom / Closing date: 16 August 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Technical Advisor, Women's Protection and Empowerment<http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=12503> / International Rescue Committee / New York or Washington D.C, USA / Closing date: 27 August 2015. [Source: IRC].

Mental Health Training and Consultation Coordinator<https://rfcuny.org/careers/postings?pvnID=PS-1507-000628> / The School of Professional Studies of the City University of New York / New York, USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: NYC Administration for Children's Services].

Child Protection Case Management Manager<https://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/Careers.aspx?adata=EJ8xzotHwmvHTSA8kdrwd7nkOPqNiwzw6o6cxz7g1W36QCYOIwaEomaieUbo%2btq726AM%2bNSsp9hZ9kdfSmUcQ1V9XMRoxRK%2fGwyQU8Zuq9cFMC4vtmEudHlf1GgS8whPjlMBc0gQHVmzAy4nnTj8cTQu73GST5TEPN9Qkp0Azw50xRfNliHtpkpndlEiIhR3Yg%3d%3d> / International Medical Corps / Southern Turkey / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: The Drum Beat].

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