[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 15 10 2015

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Oct 15 17:47:14 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. Request for proposals: SVRI and World Bank Development Marketplace on Innovations to Prevent GBV in Low and Middle Income Settings (in memory of Hannah Graham)

II. Journal articles

III. Online publications and resources

IV. Funding and research opportunities

V. News

VI. Advocacy and awareness raising

VII. Events

VIII. Vacancies

I. Request for proposals: SVRI and World Bank Development Marketplace on Innovations to Prevent GBV in Low and Middle Income Settings (in memory of Hannah Graham)

The SVRI and the World Bank Group are requesting proposals for research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention of gender-based violence in low and middle income countries.  Grants of up to USD150,000, no longer than 12months in duration may be awarded.

Deadline for applications is 9th December 2015. Only applications made online at: https://proposalcentral.altum.com/ will be accepted. For more details read the SVRI WBDM Guidelines - in English<http://www.svri.org/SVRIandWBDMGrantGuidelines.pdf>, French<http://www.svri.org/FRANCAISSVRIWBDMGrantGuidelines.pdf> and Spanish<http://www.svri.org/ESPANOLSVRIWBDMGrantGuidelines.pdf>. Applications will be accepted in English, French and Spanish.

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.

Investigating the role of child sexual abuse in intimate partner violence victimization and perpetration in young adulthood from a propensity score matching approach. Jennings W.G, Richards T.N, Tomsich E, Gover A.R. J. Child Sex. Abuse, 24(6): 659-681, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_494835_24>: The current study presents a quasi-experimental investigation into the relationship between sexual abuse in childhood and physical partner violence victimization and/or perpetration in young adulthood. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual assault during sleep: Victim asleep/offender asleep--an update. Troschütz S, Püschel K. Arch. Kriminol, 235(5-6): 198-205, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_498337_5>: In this article, the topic of sexual assault during sleep is discussed again on the basis of two case reports and several incidents published in the media. [Source: SafetyLit].

Comparison of accelerated resolution therapy (ART) for treatment of symptoms of PTSD and sexual trauma between civilian and military adults. Kip K.E, Hernandez D.F, Shuman A, Witt A, Diamond D.M, Davis S, Kip R, Abhayakumar A, Wittenberg T, Girling S.A, Witt S, Rosenzweig L. Mil. Med, 180(9): 964-971, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_494437_28>: This article compares treatment of symptoms of psychological trauma between civilian and military adults by use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), an emerging, brief exposure-based therapy. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual violence against men who have sex with men and transgender women in Mongolia: A mixed-methods study of scope and consequences. Peitzmeier S.M, Yasin F, Stephenson R, Wirtz A.L, Delegchoimbol A, Dorjgotov M, Baral S. PLoS One, 10(10): e0139320, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_498461_37>: This article describes a mixed-methods study with quantitative and qualitative phases conducted among MSM and transgender women in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. [Source: SafetyLit].

Intimate partner violence, childhood abuse, and in-law abuse among women utilizing community health services in Gujarat, India. Kamimura A, Ganta V, Myers K, Thomas T. J. Interpers. Violence, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_494857_24>: This article explores the association between IPV, childhood abuse, and abuse from in-laws, and types of abuse (physical, sexual, and emotional abuse) among women utilizing community health services for the economically disadvantaged in India. [Source: SafetyLit].

Survivors in the margins: The invisibility of violence against older women. Crockett C, Brandl B, Dabby F.C. J. Elder Abuse Negl, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_495913_26>: This commentary explores elder abuse, identifying how the lack of gender analysis in the elder abuse field exacerbates older survivors' invisibility when the wider violence against women (VAW) field lacks a lifespan approach to abuse. [Source: SafetyLit].

Work with men to end violence against women: a critical stocktake. Flood M. Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, ePub, 2015<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13691058.2015.1070435?journalCode=tchs20>: This paper provides a critical assessment of efforts to involve men in the prevention of men's violence against women. Although there is a substantial evidence base attesting to the effectiveness of at least some strategies and interventions, this field is also limited in important ways. [Source: ANROWS].

No 'magic bullets': Children, young people, trafficking and child protection in the UK. Hynes P. International Migration, ePub, 2015<http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/imig.12195/abstract>: This article explores the complex undertaking of identifying a child as "trafficked". It is suggested that, like any other form of child protection, in cases of "trafficking" there are unlikely to be "magic bullets" providing immediate answers to why children are not always seen as being exploited and/or abused and consequently identified as "trafficked". [Source: University of Bedfordshire].

III. Online publications and resources

Raising Voices Learning Papers<http://raisingvoices.org/>. Raising Voices is happy to announce the release of the first three papers from a new Learning from Practice Series. The Series is designed to highlight critical issues and learning from Raising Voices work in preventing violence against women and children. The first three papers are available for download:

·         Organizational Perspectives, Creating an organizational culture for social justice activism<https://t.e2ma.net/click/3au0i/v0w5de/rxbkzc>

·         Organizational Perspectives, Growing as an activist organization through evaluation research<https://t.e2ma.net/click/3au0i/v0w5de/7pckzc>

·         Research Perspectives, Walking In Her Shoes inspires a pathway of change in sub-Saharan Africa<https://t.e2ma.net/click/3au0i/v0w5de/nidkzc>

[Source: Raising Voices].

Post 2015 advocacy toolkit. Eliminating violence against children: An indicator for success. Together for Girls, Knowledge Centre, 2015<http://www.togetherforgirls.org/knowledge-center/sdgs/>: This toolkit of data, solutions and key messages can be used to influence your country and community to take action and invest in stopping violence against children. This toolkit demonstrates that many national governments have joined this movement, and their leadership and lessons learned along the way can help others ready to take on the issue. [Source: TfG].

New program demonstrates success in reducing gender-based violence in Bangladesh. Reports on Population Council research. Poverty, Gender and Youth. Population Briefs 21(2), 2015<http://www.popcouncil.org/uploads/pdfs/2015_PopulationBriefs_21.2.pdf#page=4>: A new randomized, controlled trial by the Population Council and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) has found that an innovative program in Bangladesh involving group discussion sessions among women and men reduces gender-based violence. [Source: LSHTM].

Report of the Secretary-General on women and peace and security. United Nations Security Council, S/2015/716<http://www.awid.org/node/4394>: The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 16 of Security Council resolution 2122 (2013), in which the Council commissioned a global study on the implementation of resolution 1325 (2000), highlighting examples of good practice, implementation gaps and challenges, as well as emerging trends and priorities for action, and to submit within the Secretary General's 2015 report to the Council the results of the study. [Source: AWID].

Minimum standards for consulting with children. Inter-Agency Working Group on Children's Participation, 2007<http://resourcecentre.savethechildren.se/library/minimum-standards-consulting-children>: This tool has been developed to support formal consultations with children. The standards were developed by a multi-agency group in East Asia and the Pacific, through six years of practice, as part of a process to ensure meaningful and high-quality children's participation in the UN Study on Violence against Children, the East Asia and Pacific Regional Consultation and associated meetings. [Source: University of Bedfordshire].

IV. Funding and research opportunities

Call for papers: Gender-based and sexual violence - Barriers to sexual and reproductive health and rights<http://ees.elsevier.com/rhm>. In this issue of the journal, we are hoping to gather a wide diversity of articles on how violence can be conceptualised, comprehended and measured. We want to look at the impact of violence on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and what effective and successful regulatory frameworks and interventions exist to address and prevent violence at all levels, from personal to institutional. This issue is intended to deepen our knowledge about how gender-based and sexual violence is understood and addressed, e.g., by law, policy, in health systems and in local worlds of family, kin and neighbours. It is important to gain insight into the gendered nature of violence and understand its impact on women and girls, men and boys, lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender and intersex people. Submit your paper at http://ees.elsevier.com/rhm from 1 October to 31 Nov 2015. Publication date: May/June 2016. [Source: SAMRC].

Call for submissions: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse<http://anrows.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=69478b481f18948749f2f4eff&id=728b07c758&e=8b60698434>. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is calling for submissions from interested parties on issues relating to advocacy and support and therapeutic treatment services. Interested individuals and organisations wishing to respond to the issues paper have until 13 November 2015 to lodge a submission by emailing:
advocacyandsupport at childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au<mailto:advocacyandsupport at childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au>. For more information on the issues paper or to lodge a submission click here<http://staging.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/research/issues-papers-submissions>. [Source: ANROWS].

Funding opportunity: AmplifyChange Opportunity Grant<https://amplifychange.org/grant-model/opportunity/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Announcement&utm_campaign=Opportunity+grants+open>. An 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 reviewed on a rolling basis. [Source: WUNRN].

V. News

Three strategies to tackle sexual violence in Congo , The WorldPost, 13 October 2015<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-obryan/strategies-to-tackle-sexual-violence-in-congo_b_8271796.html>: In a report released last Friday, Human Rights Watch criticized the Congolese judicial system's continued failure to protect the victims of rape and sexual violence in the country. In a recent trial where 39 soldiers were charged with the mass rape of almost 80 women and girls, just two were convicted.

Sugar daddies: what's in it for teens? Independent online, 12 October 2015<http://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/family/kids/sugar-daddies-what-s-in-it-for-teens-1.1928460#.Vh_ARPmqqko>: Even where HIV knowledge is high, the benefits of relationships involving young women and "sugar daddies" are seen by the women to outweigh the risks.

WHO and UNAIDS launch new standards to improve adolescent care, UNAIDS Press Release, 6 October 2015<http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2015/october/20151006_PR_adolescent_guidelines>: New Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents<http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/documents/global-standards-adolescent-care/en/> developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS aim to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care.

Funding organising led by girls and young women, MamaCash, New Perspectives, New Solutions, 2015<http://www.mamacash.org/publications/new-perspectives-new-solutions-funding-organising-led-by-girls-and-young-women/>: From dusty villages in Kenya to urban centres in Mexico, teenagers and twentysomethings across the world are organising, setting up feminist groups in community centres, schools, universities and online, running campaigns against child marriage, while also petitioning for better sex education.

VI. Advocacy and awareness raising

Gender Lens Blog: Ending violence against sexual and gender minority women- a critical development challenge<http://blog.icrw.org/ending-violence-against-sexual-and-gender-minority-women-a-critical-development-challenge/>. Lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) women are at high risk for multiple forms of violence and discrimination stemming from patriarchal gender norms, homophobia, and transphobia. Yet LBT women are often excluded from policies and programs that aim to prevent and respond to violence and to promote gender equality.  In recognition of the significant gap in attention paid to the needs of LBT women in development policy and practice the newest brief in the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Resource Guide<http://www.vawgresourceguide.org/> specifically examines violence against LBT women as an impediment to development with serious consequences for individual women, as well as their families, communities, and societies. This brief<http://www.vawgresourceguide.org/sites/default/files/briefs/vawg_resource_guide_sexual_and_gender_minority_women_final.pdf> provides guidance to help development professionals initiate, integrate and innovate effective solutions to prevent and respond to VAWG across all sectors. Based on successful practices around the world, the brief provides recommendations for appropriate action at various level of society by presenting promising practices and entry points at the institutional, community, and policy levels. [Source: International Center for Research on Women].

VII. Events

Recording of October LINEA webinar<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga3vhDONoqk>: "Men, women and the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in Brazil," by Dr. Marcos Nascimento, is available now on YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga3vhDONoqk>. [Source: LINEA Project].

The Net worth of networks: Leveraging social connections to spark family planning use, 21 October 2015, Arlington, VA, USA<mailto:msie at usaid.gov>. Can a community-level social network approach be effective in decreasing social barriers - such as stigma related to family planning use or discussion of family planning with peers and partners - that stop women and men from acting on desires to space and limit births? Tékponon Jikuagou, implemented by Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health in partnership with CARE and Plan International, has just completed testing a package of social network interventions in Benin. This presentation will include key results related to the effectiveness and cost of implementing this "light-touch" network intervention to bring about attitude and behaviour change. In-person event only. RSVP to msie at usaid.gov<mailto:msie at usaid.gov>. [Source: Population Council].

2016 Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP), Columbia University, New York, USA<http://humanrightscolumbia.org/hrap/how-apply>. This course is designed for lawyers, journalists, doctors, teachers, social workers, community organizers, and other human rights activists working with NGOs on issues including sexual and gender-based violence, minority rights, LGBT rights, labor rights, migration, health, social exclusion, environmental justice, disability rights, and corporate social accountability. Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience in human rights, commitment to the human rights field, and demonstrated ability to pursue graduate-level studies. Applications close: 6 January 2016. [Source: AWID].

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

VIII. Vacancies

Iraq Program Manager, Human Rights<http://www.vitalvoices.org/get-involved/careers/jobs/iraq-program-manager-human-rights> / Vital Voices Global Partnership / Washington, DC / Closing date: Open until filled. [Vital Voices Global Partnership].

Senior Technical Director<http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=12694> / International Rescue Committee / New York City or Washington D.C, USA or London, UK / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: IRC].Resourcing Women's Rights Program Manager / AWID / Global / Closing date: 28 October 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Consultant to write a background paper on "Addressing the Intersections of Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Degradation and Gender-based Violence"<http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=60662> / UNDP / Home Based with no Travel Required / Closing date: 18 October 2015. [Source: UNDP].

Consultant to draft a study paper on the laws, policies and practices affecting Sexual and Gender Based Violence in countries in the Middle East and North Africa<http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=25889> / UNDP Regional Hub-Amman, Jordan / Closing date: 20 October 2015. [Source: UNDP].

Consultant: Infocom Needs Assessment and Evaluation<http://www.awid.org/node/4367> / Global with travel to Malaysia / ARROW / Closing date: 19 October 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Programming Manager<http://www.awid.org/node/4313> / Hagar / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: 5 November 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Executive Director<http://www.awid.org/node/4366> / Together for Girls / Washington DC, USA / Closing date: 6 November 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Africa Programme Associate<http://www.awid.org/node/4365> / Girls Not Brides / London, UK or Dakar, Senegal / Closing date: 7 November 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Development Assistant<http://www.awid.org/node/4361> / The Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, USA / Closing date: 7 December 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Development Operations Associate<http://www.awid.org/node/4362> / The Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, USA / Closing date: 7 December 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].


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