[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 08 10 2015

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Oct 8 11:38:58 SAST 2015

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.                    Call for comments

II.                  Journal articles

III.                II. Online publications and resources

IV.                III. Funding and research opportunities

V.                  IV. News

VI.                V. Advocacy and awareness raising

VII.              VI. Events

VIII.            VII. Vacancies

I. Call for comments

Request for comments - draft global plan to strengthen the role of the health systems to address interpersonal violence<http://www.who.int/topics/violence/interpersonal-violence-against-women-children/en/>: The World Health Organization invites comments on a draft global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multisectoral response to address interpersonal violence in particular against women and girls and against children. Deadline for comments: 16 October 2015

II. Journal articles

Please note, to obtain a full copy of a journal article you can write to the author given as the contact person by the respective publishing house to request a copy.

Sexual revictimization, PTSD, and problem drinking in sexual assault survivors - Ullman SE. Addict. Behav.; 53: 7-10. 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_497805_1>: Structural equation modeling revealed that child sexual abuse was associated with greater symptoms of PTSD and problem drinking and intervening sexual victimization was associated with greater symptoms of PTSD and problem drinking at both 1 and 2year follow-ups. [Source: SafetyLit]

Clergy perceptions of sexual assault victimization - Yuvarajan E, Stanford MS. Violence Against Women 2015:<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_498079_2> This study utilized a mixed-methods approach, online survey, and semi-structured interviews to determine how clergy perceive sexual assault victimization. [Source: SafetyLit]

A community-based intervention for improving health-seeking behavior among sexual violence survivors: a controlled before and after design study in rural Tanzania - Abeid M, Muganyizi P, Mpembeni R, Darj E, Axemo P. Glob. Health Action 2015:<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_497902_28> This study assessed the impact of a community-based intervention, focusing on improving the community's knowledge and reducing social acceptability of violence against women norms with the goal to prevent and respond to sexual violence. [Source: SafetyLit]

Reactions to participating in intimate partner violence and minority stress research: a mixed methodological study of self-identified lesbian and gay emerging adults - Edwards KM, Sylaska KM. J. Sex Res. 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_498208_12>:  The purpose of this study was to examine lesbian and gay (LG) young adults' reactions to participating in intimate partner violence (IPV) and minority stress research using a mixed methodological design. [Source: SafetyLit]

Attachment style and less severe forms of sexual coercion: a systematic review - Karantzas GC, McCabe MP, Karantzas KM, Pizzirani B, Campbell H, Mullins ER. Arch. Sex. Behav. 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_497816_20>:  This review provides insights into how attachment style may influence the perpetration and victimization of sexual coercion. [Source: SafetyLit]

"I didn't know whether I was right or wrong or just bewildered": ambiguity, responsibility, and silencing women's talk of men's domestic violence - Towns AJ, Adams PJ. Violence Against Women 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_498080_37>: In this study, discourse analysis is used to describe the ambiguities around responsibility that worked to silence 20 women and the sociocultural influences that supported this ambiguity. [Source: SafetyLit]

Work with men to end violence against women: a critical stocktake - Flood M. Cult. Health Sex. 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_497871_20>: This paper provides a critical assessment of efforts to involve men in the prevention of men's violence against women. [Source: SafetyLit]

Agenda setting and framing of gender-based violence in Nepal: how it became a health issue - Colombini M, Mayhew SH, Hawkins B, Bista M, Joshi SK, Schei B, Watts C. Health Policy Plann. 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_497903_20>: This article draws on the concepts of agenda setting and framing to analyse the historical processes by which GBV became legitimized as a health policy issue in Nepal and explored factors that facilitated and constrained the opening and closing of windows of opportunity. [Source: SafetyLit]

The impact of intimate partner violence on preschool children's peer problems: an analysis of risk and protective factors - Bowen E. Child Abuse Negl. 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_497853_20>: There are sex differences in predictors of resilience to IPV within the peer problems outcome domain, which suggests that different approaches to intervention may be needed to foster resilience in boys and girls exposed to IPV. [Source: SafetyLit]

Prevalence of sexual coercion and its association with unwanted pregnancies among young pregnant females in Kampala, Uganda: a facility based cross-sectional study - Tusiime S, Musinguzi G, Tinkitina B, Mwebaza N, Kisa R, Anguzu R, Kiwanuka N. BMC Womens Health; 15(1): e79. 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_497839_20>: Sexual coercion among pregnant women aged 15-24 years in Kampala, Uganda is high and is significantly associated with unwanted pregnancy.  [Source: SafetyLit]

Kiss, L, Pocock, NS, Naisanguansri, V et al. Health of men, women, and children in post-trafficking services in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam: an observational cross-sectional study. Lancet Glob Health. ; 3: e154-e161, 2015<http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(15)70016-1/abstract>:  This is the first health study of a large and diverse sample of men, women, and child survivors of trafficking for various forms of exploitation. [Source: WUNRN]

A randomized controlled trial targeting alcohol use and sexual assault risk among college women at high risk for victimization - Gilmore AK, Lewis MA, George WH. Behav. Res. Ther.; 74: 38-49. 2015: <http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_497820_24>  The current study assessed the effectiveness of a web-based combined sexual assault risk and alcohol use reduction program using a randomized control trial. [Source: SafetyLit]

III. Online publications and resources

Universal School-Based Prevention and Intervention Programs for Aggressive and Disruptive Behavior<https://www.crimesolutions.gov/PracticeDetails.aspx?ID=46&utm_source=eblast-govdelivery&utm_medium=eblast&utm_campaign=CSprac46-102015>:  Universal programs are delivered in general classroom settings to all the students in the class, rather than only selected students considered at risk or in need of program services. Students are taught different skills and coping mechanisms to reduce violent, aggressive, or disruptive behavior.  Meta-analysis rated this practice "Effective" in reducing violent, aggressive and disruptive behaviors in students. [CrimeSolutions.gov]

Doing restorative justice in cases of sexual violence: a practice guide. Mercer, V., Sten Madsen, K., Keenan, M. and Zinsstag, E. Leuven: University of Leuven, 2015:<http://www.law.kuleuven.be/linc/english/research/RJ_sexual_violence_practice_guide_Sept2015.pdf> This publication offers guidance on how to engage with the parties to restorative justice in sexual violence cases safely and in a manner that meets the psychological and emotional needs of all, most especially of the victims and offenders.

Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls Through Male Engagement. Exploring a National Evaluation Framework. White Ribbon, 2015:<http://www.whiteribbon.ca/news/preventing-violence-against-women-and-girls-through-male-engagement/>  This evaluation framework provides guidance for organizations seeking to clarify intended impacts and outcomes resulting from gender-based violence prevention programming. [Source: MenEngageConnect]

Justice on Trial: Lessons from the Minova Rape Case in the Democratic Republic of Congo, HRW, 2015: <https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/10/01/dr-congo-atrocity-victims-deserve-better-justice>  The report describes the military justice system's response to the rape of at least 76 women and girls by retreating army troops who rampaged through the small market town of Minova and neighboring villages in eastern Congo in November 2012.

Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative (SOMAPI) Report, DOJ SMART<http://ojp.gov/smart/SOMAPI/index.html>:  This report provides an overview of what we know (and don't know) about people who sexually abuse. A series of Research Briefs are also available, each focusing on a topic covered in the sexual offending and sex offender management literature review. For more information click here<http://ojp.gov/smart/SOMAPI/research_briefs.html> [Source" Prevent-Connect].

IV. Funding and research opportunities

Funding opportunity: AmplifyChange Opportunity Grant<https://amplifychange.org/grant-model/opportunity/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Announcement&utm_campaign=Opportunity+grants+open>. This Opportunity Grant is intended to help groups try out new ideas, implement their plans or make the most of circumstances where there may be a good chance to bring about some sort of positive change. Applications are welcome from groups that support and lead the engagement of young people and girls to shape, implement, monitor and ensure accountability for the new global goals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. [Source: AmplifyChange].

V. News

Scale of South Sudan sexual violence is unprecedented - Red Cross. LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation), Wed Oct 7, 2015: <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/07/uk-southsudan-violence-women-idUKKCN0S11XR20151007>  Women in South Sudan have suffered unprecedented levels of sexual violence in the last two years, including abduction, rape, forced marriage and murder as civilians became targets of merciless ethnic warfare, the head of the Red Cross mission there has said.

How common is sexual violence in the humanitarian aid community? New Scientist, Daily News, 6 October 2015:<https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28289-how-common-is-sexual-violence-in-the-humanitarian-aid-community/>  Humanitarian aid work often promotes gender equality and an end to sexual abuse - but some organisations say that many aid workers are themselves subject to sexual violence. Several studies and projects now aim to uncover the extent of the problem and help those affected.

Health leaders vow new action to address the epidemic of violence against women in the Americas. Washington, D.C., 1 October 2015 (PAHO/WHO):<http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11317&Itemid=41586&lang=en> Violence against women is a serious human rights violation and a public health problem throughout the Americas, with significant health, social and economic impacts on women as well as children, families, communities and national economies.

Hidden in plain sight: children born of wartime sexual violence, Open Democracy, 30 September 2015<https://www.opendemocracy.net/opensecurity/kimberly-theidon/hidden-in-plain-sight-children-born-of-wartime-sexual-violence>: This reflected the desire to write a more "inclusive truth," as well as developments in international jurisprudence with regard to sexual violence

VI. Advocacy and awareness raising

Linea Webinar 5: Men, women and the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in Brazil:<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ9w0xKx8Fg> In this webinar, Dr Marcos Nascimento presents findings from qualitative and quantitative research carried out by Promundo Brazil in four Brazilian cities. [Source: #LINEA<https://twitter.com/i/redirect?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fsearch%3Fq%3D%2523LINEA%26cn%3DcmV0d2VldF9tZW50aW9uZWRfdXNlcg%253D%253D%26refsrc%3Demail&t=1&cn=cmV0d2VldF9tZW50aW9uZWRfdXNlcg%3D%3D&sig=67ded9167dcd921ac1a08d101de27cf14df1ae71&iid=bda78ad306804b54a6f472f6f79f7f4a&uid=467196067&nid=136+1029> webinar]

VII. Events

Register Now NEARI Press Webinar - Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture - Part 2, 20 October, 2015, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT:  This webinar builds on the initial information; highlighting some new studies that show impact, offering more insights into pornography as a public health issue and identifying new resources and other changes and trends. Some fundamental information will be repeated to bridge Part 1 to Part 2. Register online here<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2020459637917522945>

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

VIII. Vacancies

Community Workshop Manual Consultant<http://www.awid.org/node/4299> / CARE / Papua New Guinea / Closing date: 9 October 2015 [Source: AWID Jobs eNews]

Clinical/Research Fellowship<http://www.awid.org/node/4280> / NYU School of Law N/ ew York, USA / Closing date: 9 October 2015 [Source: AWID Jobs eNews]

Assistant Professor, Gender & Politics - McGill<http://www.awid.org/node/4262> / L'Université McGill / Montreal, Canada | Closing date: 15 October 2015 [Source: AWID Jobs eNews]

Gender Mainstreaming Consultant<http://www.awid.org/node/4278> / The African Natural Resources Center / Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire / Closing date: 16 October 2015 [Source: AWID Jobs eNews]

Director of Communications<http://www.awid.org/node/4276> / International Planned Parenthood Federation / London, UK with international travel / Closing date: 28 October 2015 [Source: AWID Jobs eNews]

Gender Research Officer<http://www.awid.org/node/4307> / The International Center for Tropical Agriculture / Cali, Colombia / Closing date: Open until filled [Source: AWID Jobs eNews]

Prevention Manager<http://www.calcasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/TTA-Manager-Job-Description-_Prevention-Manager-9-24-153.pdf> / CALCASA / Washington DC USA / Closing Date: Open until filled [Source: Prevent-Connect]

PreventConnect Manager<http://www.calcasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/TTA-Manager-Job-Description-_-PreventConnect_9-30-15.pdf> / CALCASA / Sacramento (preferred) or Los Angeles, USA / Closing Date: Open until filled [Source: Prevent-Connect]

Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator - Prevention Focus<http://www.calcasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/TTA-Coordinator-Job-Description-9-24-15.pdf> / CALCASA / Sacramento, USA / Closing Date: Open until filled [Source: Prevent-Connect]


Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated evidence-based responses.

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