[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 05 03 2015

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Mar 5 15:19:36 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. Advocacy and awareness raising

VI. News

VII. Events

VIII. 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.

Beyond the 'sext': Technology-facilitated sexual violence and harassment against adult women. Henry N and Powell A. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 48(1): 104-118, 2015<http://anj.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/04/30/0004865814524218.abstract>: In this paper, we examine the non-consensual creation and distribution of sexual images in the context of harassment, stalking and family or intimate violence. [Source: ANROWS].

Can international law protect half of humanity? A new strategy to stop violence against women. Eisler R. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 7(2), 2015<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/JACPR-12-2013-0036>: This article details a proposal to use international law to hold governments and/or their agents accountable when they fail to protect the female half of humanity from widespread and egregious crimes of violence. [Source: ANROWS].

Sinai Trafficking: Origin and definition of a new form of human trafficking. van Reisen M and Rijken C. Social Inclusion, 3(1), 2015<http://www.cogitatiopress.com/ojs/index.php/socialinclusion/article/view/180>: This article provides a definition of Sinai Trafficking. It argues that the term Sinai Trafficking can be used to differentiate a particular new set of criminal practices that have first been reported in the Sinai Peninsula. [Source: WUNRN].

Rape survivors' experiences of the silent protest: Implications for promoting healing and Resilience. Padmanabhanunni A, Edwards D. Qual. Health Res, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476542_28>: This article examines the experiences of nine rape survivors who participated in the Silent Protest, an annual protest march at Rhodes University that aims to highlight the sexual abuse of women, validate the harm done, and foster solidarity among survivors. [Source: SafetyLit].

Rape survivors' trauma-related beliefs before and after cognitive processing therapy: Associations with PTSD and depression symptoms. Iverson K.M, King M.W, Cunningham K.C, Resick P.A. Behav. Res. Ther, 66C: 49-55, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476167_28>: This study examines whether cognitive distortions (i.e., assimilated and overaccommodated thoughts) and realistic (i.e., accommodated) thoughts assessed from impact statements written 5-10 years after completing cognitive processing therapy (CPT) accurately predicted posttreatment maintenance or decline in treatment gains during the same period. [Source: SafetyLit].

Adverse childhood experiences and arrest patterns in a sample of sexual offenders. Levenson J.S, Socia K.M. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476423_24>: This article explores the influence of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) on arrest patterns in a sample of sexual offenders (N = 740). [Source: SafetyLit].

Emotion regulation as a mediator of the relation between sexual abuse and behaviour problems in pre-schoolers. Langevin R, Hébert M, Cossette L. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476406_23>: This article examines the relationships among child sexual abuse (CSA), emotion regulation (ER), and internalized and externalized behavior problems in preschoolers using conditional process analyses. [Source: SafetyLit].

Prevalence and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization-National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011. Am. J. Public Health, ePub: e1-e2, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476392_28>: This report presents 2011 data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) on the public health burden of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization as well as the characteristics of victimization. [Source: SafetyLit].

Trauma changes everything: examining the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and serious, violent and chronic juvenile offenders. Fox B.H, Perez N, Cass E, Baglivio M.T, Epps N. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476181_24>: This article examines how effective the adverse childhood experiences index, a childhood trauma-based screening tool developed in the medical field, is at identifying children at higher risk of SVC offending. [Source: SafetyLit].
II. Online publications and resources

No place to turn: Violence against women in the Iraq conflict. Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights and Minority Rights Group International, 2015<http://www.minorityrights.org/13017/reports/ceasefire-report-no-place-to-turn.pdf> (pdf): This report documents violence against women directly related to the conflict in Iraq, with a particular focus on violations perpetrated during the upsurge in violence throughout 2013 and 2014. [Source: ANROWS].

Supporting grantee capacity: Strengthening effectiveness together. Pond A. Foundation Center, 2015<http://www.grantcraft.org/assets/content/resources/Capacity_Building_Guide_-_locked.pdf> (pdf): This report looks at how funders approach building capacity with grantees. Through examples from foundations ranging in size, mission, and geography, we explore various strategies for capacity building and the types of awareness that funders can choose to incorporate in decision making to facilitate informed, thoughtful judgments about strengthening organizations. [Source: WUNRN].

Podcast: The importance of parent leadership. Children's Trust Fund, 2015<http://ctf4kids.org/2015/02/podcast-the-importance-of-parent-leadership/>: This podcast talks about the importance of parent involvement and leadership in communities with Sam Blue, Community Engagement Specialist for the Vision for Children at Risk through Project LAUNCH in St. Louis. [Source: Friendsnrc].

Briefing paper: Funding gender in emergencies - What are the trends? Global Humanitarian Assistance, 2014<http://www.globalhumanitarianassistance.org/report/funding-gender-emergencies-trends>: This analysis focuses on gender funding from the top ten humanitarian donors and recipients of humanitarian assistance between 2011 and 2014 (as reported to the FTS as of 19 August 2014). [Source: WUNRN].
III. Websites

The Network/La Red<http://tnlr.org/about/>: This survivor-led, social justice organisation works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, communities are strengthened through organising, education, and the provision of support services. [Source: Prevent-Connect].
IV. Research opportunities, grants and funding

Fellowship opportunity: 2015 MILEAD Fellowship<http://moremiinitiative.org/wp/2015/01/25/call-for-applications-2015-milead-fellowship/>. This Fellowship is a long-term leadership development programme designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole. The programme targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa. Applications are invited from young African women between 19 - 25 years of age, living in Africa and the Diaspora. Closing date: 20 March 2015. [Source: WUNRN].

Fellowship opportunity: CODESRIA 2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition<http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article2276>. The Council for the Development of Social Science Research is awarding scholars at different levels of their careers the resources to undertake sustained work over multiple years on a project of their choice. The Council seeks to draw participants for its 2015 postdoctoral fellowships relate to a range of areas relating to African youth, economic transformation, human rights, social security and social welfare systems, African arts, education and gender analysis. Submissions close: 15 March 2015. [Source: Equinet-news].

V. Advocacy and awareness raising

Blog post: How precision in language can help prevent sexual abuse, Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment, 20 February 2015<http://sajrt.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/how-precision-in-language-can-help.html>. This article summarises it is important to discuss the popular but imprecise belief that someone who holds a sexual interest in children is eventually going to commit a sexual offence against a child. [Source: Prevent-Connect].
VI. News

By girls, for girls - Nepal's teenagers say no to child marriage, Inter Press Service News Agency, 4 March 2015<http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/03/by-girls-for-girls-nepals-teenagers-say-no-to-child-marriage/>: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has classified Nepal as one of the world's top 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage. But now, thanks to an all-girls-led initiative around the country, the tide may be about to turn.

Home minister to investigate rape documentary, Reuters, 4 March 2015<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/03/04/india-rape-film-idINKBN0LZ1P620150304>: Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday he would investigate how a film crew managed to interview a death row convict who expressed no remorse for his part in the fatal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi in 2012, an attack that sparked outrage.

Eradicating sexual violence in Colombia requires investment in communities - UN envoy, UN News Centre, 4 March 2015<http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=50246#.VPhRifmUeX8>: In eradicating sexual violence related to Colombia's internal armed conflict, the main challenge now is translating resolve into tangible solutions in communities where the crime continues to occur, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence said at the conclusion of her trip to the Latin American country.

Witchcraft accusations perpetuate women's oppression in Sub-Saharan Africa, AWID, 27 February 2015<http://www.awid.org/News-Analysis/Friday-Files/Witchcraft-Accusations-Perpetuate-Women-s-Oppression-in-Sub-Saharan-Africa>: Following the recent announcement by local NGOs that more than 700 women accused of witchcraft had been murdered in Tanzania in a year, AWID spoke with Valerie Yvette Banlog, Founding President of the NGO Femme Action et Développement En Zone CEMAC to discuss violence against women accused of witchcraft and the absence of appropriate and effective responses.
VII. Events

Workshop: Reporting safely in crisis zones, 16 - 19 April 2015, New York, USA<http://dartcenter.org/event/workshop-reporting-safely-in-crisis-zones#.VPhE-fmUeX9>. This intensive four-day program will prepare journalists to think critically about how to work effectively and safely in volatile situations such as war, conflict and disaster zones, with an emphasis on risk assessment and harm prevention. Apply online. [Source: Dart Center].

Webinar: Pillars of policy for child sexual abuse prevention: A discussion, 18 March 2015<http://www.preventconnect.org/2015/03/pillars-of-policy-for-child-sexual-abuse-prevention-a-discussion/>. In this web conference, participants will learn how policy matters in prevention work, and what tools they can use to bridge the theory of action with the practice of action. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

International leadership training programme: A global intergenerational forum, 18 - 28 June 2015, Cape Town, South Africa<http://unescochair.uconn.edu/reunion-of-the-international-leadership-training-programme-a-global-intergenerational-forum/>. Over the past 10 years, the UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights has held summer leadership training fora for young leaders from all regions of the world. The main goals of the upcoming Forum are to bring both outstanding participants from past Programmes and new leaders to launch a global intergenerational leadership organisation, if not movement. Young leaders with demonstrated commitment to human rights are strongly urged to attend. Applications close: 17 March 2015. [Source: UNESCO].

3rd Conference of the Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH), 6 - 9 July 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa<http://www.asshhconference.org/>. This conference will bring together critically informed and theoretically engaged scholars and practitioners from a wide range of social science and humanities disciplines. The goal is to ask critical questions sometimes difficult to pose in other settings, and to contribute to new and creative ways of thinking about the HIV epidemic. Abstract submissions close: 13 March 2015. [Source: 60percent].

AIDSImpact 2015, 28 - 31 July 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands<http://www.aidsimpact.com/2015/Abstracts/>. This event is an international behavioural and psychosocial science conference that addresses issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care, focusing both globally and on specific communities and countries hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Abstract submissions close: 31 March 2015. [Source: 60percent].

End Violence Against Women International Online Training Institute<http://www.evawintl.org/onlinetraining.aspx>: This Institute (OLTI) provides state-of-the art training to anyone who is interested, on the topic of criminal justice response to sexual assault. The OLTI offers the opportunity for interested professionals to expand their knowledge of cutting edge developments in the criminal justice and community response to sexual assault, with particular emphasis on those crimes committed by someone who is known to the victim. Visit the website for more information. [Source: EVAWI].

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

Medical Expert Consultant, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones<http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/about/jobs/medical-expert-consultant-svcz.html> / Physicians for Human Rights / Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: PHR].

Analyst, P3<http://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/HR/Analyst-5006EE-PO.pdf> (pdf) / International Criminal Court, Investigative Strategies and Analysis Unit, Investigation Division, Office of the Prosecutor / The Hague, Netherlands / Closing date: March 10, 2015. [Source: ICC].

Associate Analyst, P2<http://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/HR/AssociateAnalyst-5005EE-PO.pdf> (pdf) / International Criminal Court, Investigative Strategies and Analysis Unit, Investigation Division, Office of the Prosecutor / The Hague, Netherlands / Closing date: March 10, 2015. [Source: ICC].

International Consultant: LAC Regional Compendium to Progress of the World´s Women<http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=54118> / UN Women / Home based with some travel / Closing date: March 19, 2015. [Source: PAHO/WHO].

Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Senior Manager<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=11750> / International Rescue Committee / Sulaymaniyah, Iraq / Closing date: Open until closed. [Source: IRC].

Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Manager<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=11006> / International Rescue Committee / Erbil, Iraq / Closing date: Open until closed. [Source: IRC].

Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator<http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=11662> / International Rescue Committee / Erbil, Iraq with travel to the Kurdistan Region / Closing date: Open until closed. [Source: IRC].

Deputy Director-General, Gender Mainstreaming<http://www.dpsa.gov.za/dpsa2g/documents/vacancies/2015/08/k.pdf> / Department of Women / Pretoria, South Africa / Closing date: March 13, 2015. [Source: Gain].

Senior Ethics Officer, P5<http://careers.un.org/> / United Nations / New York, USA / Closing date: March 29, 2015. [Source: United Nations].

Head of Advocacy and Communications<http://www.comminit.com/job_vacancies/content/head-advocacy-and-communications-ecpat-international-bangkokthailand?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DevClassifieds20150226&utm_content=head-advocacy-and-communications-ecpat-international-bangkokthailand> / ECPAT International / Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date: March 8, 2015. [Source: The Drum Beat].

Program Manager, Ending Violence Against Women<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Manager-Ending-Violence-Against-Women> / International Women's Development Agency / Melbourne, Australia / Closing date: March 16, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Program Manager, Pacific<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Manager-Pacific> / International Women's Development Agency / Melbourne, Australia / Closing date: March 20, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Country Manager<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Country-Manager> / International Alert / Beirut, Lebanon / Closing date: March 22, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

USAID Youth Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/USAID-Youth-Coordinator> / U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) / Washington DC, USA / Closing date: March 18, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Campaigner/ Senior Campaigner<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Campaigner-Senior-Campaigner> / Global Fund for Women / New York, USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Senior Coordinator, Women' Protection & Empowerment<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Coordinator-Women-Protection-Empowerment> / International Rescue Committee / Monrovia, Liberia / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].
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