[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 12 03 2015

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Mar 12 17:24:17 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: Reminder - Survey on sexual violence

II. Journal articles

III. Online publications and resources

IV. Websites

V. News

VI. Events

VII. Vacancies

I. SVRI member request: Reminder - Survey on sexual violence

Norma Rosenek, a third year psychology student on the Criminal Behaviour pathway at Southampton Solent University is requesting your participation in a study that investigates how different individuals rate activities of sexual misconduct (e.g. rape) that depict different levels of aggression, violence, coercion and consent. This will involve reading four scenarios, rating them and answering short questions, as well as filling out three questionnaires.

Your participation is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time. This study will be conducted via an online survey, which means that you will not provide any personal or identifying information and in return ensures 100% anonymity. However, as no identifying characteristics will be kept, you will not be able to withdraw your data, once you have completed the study.

Please be advised that this survey will ask questions of a very sensitive nature, including very visually described sexual misconduct (including rape), the assessment of personality traits, experienced aggression across the lifespan and perspectives on sexual aggression. You will further be confronted with topics related to rape and serious sexual abuse. Please consider whether you think participating in this study may be too distressing or upsetting, before taking part.  To start the survey, please use the following link: https://www.soscisurvey.de/solent_2/. For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Norma at: 0rosen21a at solent.ac.uk<mailto:0rosen21a at solent.ac.uk>.

II. 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.

Risk factors for men's lifetime perpetration of physical violence against intimate partners: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in eight countries. Fleming P.J, McCleary-Sills J, Morton M, Levtov R, Heilman B, et al. PLoS ONE 10(3), 2015<http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0118639>: This paper examines men's lifetime physical intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration across eight low- and middle-income countries to better understand key risk factors that interventions can target in order to promote gender equality and reduce IPV. [Source: World Bank].

Acute stress among adolescents and female rape victims measured by ASC-Kids: A pilot study. Nilsson D, Nordenstam C, Green S, Wetterhall A, Lundin T, Svedin C.G. Nord. J. Psychiatry, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476743_24>: This article investigates acute stress among adolescent victims of rape and the psychometric properties of the Acute Stress Checklist for Children (ASC-Kids). [Source: SafetyLit].

Attrition and rape case characteristics: A profile and comparison of female sex workers and non-sex workers. Lea S.J, Callaghan L, Grafton I, Falcone M.A, Shaw S. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476692_37>: This research seeks to describe the victim, perpetrator, and offense characteristics of sex worker rape and to examine the attrition of these cases. [Source: SafetyLit].

X views and counting: Interest in rape-oriented pornography as gendered microaggression. Makin D.A, Morczek A.L. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476693_37>: Using Google search data, for the period 2004 to 2012, this research provides regional analysis of associated interest in rape-oriented pornography and pornographic hubs. [Source: SafetyLit].

Child sexual abuse and its relationship with health risk behaviours among adolescents and young adults in Taipei. Zhu Q, Gao E, Cheng Y, Chuang Y.L, Zabin L.S, Emerson MR, Lou C. Asia Pac. J. Public Health, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476605_24>: This study explores the association of child sexual abuse (CSA) with subsequent health risk behaviors among a cross-section of 4354 adolescents and young adults surveyed in urban and rural Taipei. [Source: SafetyLit].

Cultural considerations in the treatment of mental illness among sexually abused children and adolescents: The case of Bali, Indonesia. Lesmana C.B, Suryani L.K, Tiliopoulos N. New Dir. Child Adolesc. Dev, 2015: 109-116, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476742_24>: By using Bali (Indonesia) as a focal culture, in this article the authors discuss the effects of cultural elements and showcase their potential contribution and systematic implementation into a holistic and sensitive interventional model for the treatment of mental illness in childhood and adolescence sexual traumatisation. [Source: SafetyLit].

Epidemioclinical and legal aspects and cost management of sexual abuse among minors in Dakar, Senegal. Cisse C.T, Niang M.M, Sy A.K, Faye E.H, Moreau J.C. J. Gynecol. Obstet. Biol. Reprod. (Paris), ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476680_24>: This article describes a retrospective multicenter cross-sectional study on sexual abuse among minors over a period of four years from 1st January 2006 to 31st December 2009. [Source: SafetyLit].

Maternal support following childhood sexual abuse: Associations with children's adjustment post-disclosure and at 9-month follow-up. Zajac K, Ralston M.E, Smith D.W. Child Abuse Negl, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476808_24>: The current study examines the relationships between a multidimensional assessment of maternal support rated by both mothers and children and children's adjustment in various domains (internalizing, externalizing, anger, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms) concurrently and longitudinally. [Source: SafetyLit].

Protocol design for large-scale cross-sectional studies of sexual abuse and associated factors in individual sports: Feasibility study in Swedish athletics. Timpka T, Janson S, Jacobsson J, Ekberg J, Dahlström O, Kowalski J, Bargoria V, Mountjoy M, Svedin C.G. J. Sports Sci. Med, 14: 179-187, 2015:<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476708_24> This article evaluates the feasibility of a research protocol for cross-sectional epidemiological studies of sexual abuse in athletics. Examination of the requirements on the study of sexual abuse in athletics was followed by iterated drafting of protocol specifications and formative evaluations. [Source: SafetyLit].

Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behaviour Survey. Vagi K.J, O'Malley Olsen E, Basile K.C, Vivolo-Kantor A.M. JAMA Pediatr, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476716_24>: This article describes the content of new physical and sexual TDV victimization questions first administered in the 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, to share data on the prevalence and frequency of TDV, and to assess associations of TDV experience with health-risk behaviours. [Source: SafetyLit].

Therapeutic intervention and parenting style of abusive parents. Arabgol F, Hakim-Shooshtari M, Panaghi L. Int. J. High Risk Behav. Addict, 3: e22156, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_476895_23>: This article examines the effects of therapeutic intervention and parent management training on parenting skill of abusive parents. [Source: SafetyLit].

III. Online publications and resources

Country profile: FGM in The Gambia, 28 Too Many, 2015<http://www.28toomany.org/media/file/profile/Gambia_v5_high.pdf> (pdf): This Country Report on FGM in The Gambia shows the 2010 national prevalence for girls and women aged 15-49 years is 76.3%. This is a two percentage point decrease from the 2005/6 figure. Extracts from the forthcoming 2013 DHS report show a further drop to 74.9%. Rates for girls 0-14 years are lower, but they may still have FGM later in life. [Source: 28 Too Many].

Strengthening the protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the African region through human rights. Ngwena C and Durojaye E. Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), 2014<http://www.pulp.up.ac.za/pdf/2014_14/2014_14.pdf> (pdf): The chapters in this book are the outcome of a colloquium that was convened in October 2011 at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The colloquium sought to explore the potential of augmenting sexual and reproductive health in ways that make optimal use of human rights systems and tools in the African region. [Source: 60percent].

IV. Websites

Coaching Boys into Men<http://coachescorner.org/>: Whether you're a coach, a school administrator, a parent, a violence prevention activist, or a community leader, this website provides the resources you need to start the Coaching Boys into Men programme and bring it to your community. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Institute of Development Studies: Men, boys and gender equality<http://menandboys.ids.ac.uk/>: This website offers an openly accessible basis of evidence and lessons for working with boys and men to promote gender equality, by gathering, inter-relating, analysing and strategically disseminating evidence and lessons in targeted and accessible formats for improved learning, policy and practice. [Source: MenEngage-Connect].

One Circle Foundation<http://onecirclefoundation.org/GC.aspx>: This organisation promotes resiliency and healthy development in children, adolescents, families, adults, and communities. One circle trains, consults, and equips service providers across all youth sectors in the United States and Canada, and internationally with state of the art, research based circle program models, best practice approaches, and manualised curricula for programs serving girls and women, and male responsive programs for boys and young men. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

V. News

Women, girls take U.N. center stage this week, Women's eNews, 11 March 2015<http://womensenews.org/story/international-policyunited-nations/150310/women-girls-take-un-center-stage-week>: Policy making currents are washing around girls and women at the U.N. now as a major rights proclamation turns 20 and a set of global development goals prepares to re-launch. Here's taking some stock of it all, including a quick sampling of major milestones since 1995.

Nigeria: Child brides facing death sentences a decade after child marriage prohibited, The Guardian, 11 March 2015<http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/11/the-tragedy-of-nigerias-child-brides>: Maimuna Abdulmunini was just 13 when she was arrested for burning her 35-year-old husband to death. The legal process dragged out over five years. Finally in 2012, when she turned 18, Abdulmunini was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Today, despite a court ruling six months ago that the sentence is a violation of her rights, she is still on death row, waiting.

Equality is a matter of human rights, Inter Press Service News Agency, 11 March 2015<http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/03/equality-is-a-matter-of-human-rights/>: Gender equality in political, economic and social arenas is a matter of human rights, said Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury on Monday to civil society organisations, ambassadors and activists in New York.

Working towards an end to FGM, The Lancet World Report, 385(9971), 7 March 2015<http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60471-8/fulltext>: Stopping female genital mutilations, and providing high-quality care to survivors, are not easy goals but momentum is gaining to achieve them. Jules Morgan reports. [Source: WUNRN].

VI. Events

Webinar: Supporting community culture as a norms change strategy for preventing sexual and domestic violence, 25 March 2015<http://www.preventconnect.org/2015/03/community_culture/>. This web conference draws on the experiences and lessons of numerous communities working to advance place-based prevention efforts. It is designed to guide practitioners who want to learn more about the role of community culture in environmental change efforts. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Webinar: The role of alcohol policies to prevent intimate partner violence and sexual violence perpetration, 26 March 2015<http://www.preventconnect.org/2015/03/the-role-of-alcohol-policies-to-prevent-intimate-partner-violence-and-sexual-violence-perpetration/>. This web conference will explore alcohol policies as a strategy for prevention. Alcohol policies involve the use of laws or regulations at the local, state, and national level to regulate or modify the production, sale, and consumption of alcohol, and they may be helpful in reducing risk for violence perpetration at the community-level. [Source: Prevent-Connect].

Gender Summit 5 Africa, 28-30 April 2015, Cape Town, South Africa<http://gender-summit.com/>. This conference will provide a forum for groups and organizations across all levels of scientific research, including research beneficiaries - to address issues of mutual concern. This forum will be equally significant as an opportunity for exchanging and analysing experiences of conducting research in various research settings. Register online. [Source: SAMRC].

14th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, 27-30 September 2015, Bucharest, Romania<http://www.ispcan.org/event/Romania15>. The theme of the 14th ISPCAN European Regional Conference is "Collaborative responses to child abuse and neglect - cross-sectorial prevention and intervention". This event will attract approximately 500-700 professionals from a multitude of disciplines including health, legal, psychology, social services, and education as well as government and non-government services. Register online. [Source: ISPCAN].

10th ISPCAN Asia Pacific Regional Conference, 25-28 October 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia<http://www.ispcan.org/events/event_details.asp?id=480417>. The 2015 ISPCAN Asia Pacific Regional Conference theme is "Investing in children: Every child counts". It is expected to attract approximately 600-900 professionals from a multitude of disciplines including health, legal, psychology, social services and education as well as government and non-government services. Abstract submissions close: 31 March 2015. [Source: ISPCAN].

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

VII. Vacancies

Research Coordinator - Girl Empower<http://www.poverty-action.org/getinvolved/jobs/Africa/IPALiberia101402> / Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) / Monrovia and Ganta, Liberia / Closing date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. [Source: IRC].

Advocate, Women and Girls' Rights<http://www.refugeesinternational.org/who-we-are/jobs-fellowships-internships/advocate-women-and-girl%E2%80%99s-rights> / Refugees International / Washington D.C, USA / Closing date: March 24, 2015. [Source: Refugees International].

Executive Director<mailto:recruitment at isis.or.ug> / Isis-Women International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: April 6, 2015. [Source: Gain].

Manager, Young Feminist Activism Program<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Manager-Young-Feminist-Activism-Program> / AWID / Global / Closing date: March 29, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Forum Program Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Forum-Program-Coordinator> / AWID / Global / Closing date: March 29, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Forum Logistics Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Forum-Logistics-Coordinator> / AWID / Toronto, Canada or Brazil / Closing date: March 29, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

Forum Program Associate<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-at-AWID/Forum-Program-Associate> / AWID / Global / Closing date: March 29, 2015. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

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

Program Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Coordinator> / Saheli / Burlington, USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs].

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