[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 10 09 2015

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Sep 10 13:48:32 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. #SVRIForum2015

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. #SVRIForum2015

Follow our social media platforms for SVRI Forum 2015 updates on sessions, special events and more - simply search the hashtag #SVRIForum2015 on Twitter<https://twitter.com/TheSVRI> and Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sexual-Violence-Research-Initiative/71822396561?fref=ts> to connect!

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.

Primary prevention is? A global perspective on how organizations engaging men in preventing gender-based violence conceptualize and operationalize their work. Storer H.L, Casey E.A, Carlson J, Edleson J.L, Tolman R.M. Violence Against Women, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_494466_2>: Using qualitative methods, this study describes how global anti-violence organizations that partner with men conceptualize primary prevention in their work. [Source: SafetyLit].

The legacy of gender-based violence and HIV/Aids in the post-genocide era: Stories from women in Rwanda. Russell S.G, Lim S, Kim P, Morse S. Health Care Women Int, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_493143_21>: Drawing on qualitative interviews with 22 Rwandan women, this article describes the lived experiences of women survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) more than a decade and a half after the 1994 Genocide. [Source: SafetyLit].

Longitudinal predictors of child sexual abuse in a large community-based sample of South African youth. Meinck F, Dale Cluver L and Boyes M.E. J Interpers Violence, ePub, 2015<http://jiv.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/07/27/0886260515596331.full>: This study examines prospective predictors of contact sexual abuse in a random community-based sample of children aged 10 to 17 years in South Africa. [Source: University of Oxford].

Childhood sexual abuse experiences and its associated factors among adolescent female high school students in Arbaminch town, Gammo Goffa zone, Southern Ethiopia: A mixed method study. Mekuria A, Nigussie A, Abera M. BMC Int. Health Hum. Rights, 15(1): e21, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_493049_24>: This article assesses the prevalence and associated factors of childhood sexual abuse among adolescent female high school students in Arbaminch town. [Source: SafetyLit].

Predicting suicide attempts in depressed adolescents: Clarifying the role of disinhibition and childhood sexual abuse. Stewart J.G, Kim J.C, Esposito E.C, Gold J, Nock M.K, Auerbach R.P. J. Affect. Disord, 187: 27-34, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_494077_24>: This article examines the unique and interactive effects of two well-established correlates of suicidality - childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and disinhibition - in predicting suicide attempts among depressed adolescents. [Source: SafetyLit].

Transition to adulthood of child sexual abuse victims. de Jong R, Alink L, Bijleveld C, Finkenauer C, Hendriks J. Aggress. Violent Behav, 24: 175-187, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_493511_23>: In this review, the authors investigate the effects of CSA on adult roles in the domains education, employment, offending, relationships, and parenting. [Source: SafetyLit].

Sexual harassment, bullying, and school outcomes for high school girls and boys. Gruber J, Fineran S. Violence Against Women, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_493377_24>: In this article, a comparison of the impact of bullying and sexual harassment on five school outcomes is conducted on a sample of high school students. [Source: SafetyLit].

Rape myths, rape scripts, and common rape experiences of college women: Differences in perceptions of women who have been raped. Hockett J.M, Saucier D.A, Badke C. Violence Against Women, ePub, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_493374_24>: In this article, two studies varying a perpetrator's coercive tactics examine rape perceptions using vignettes reflecting rape myths, rape scripts, or many college women's common rape experiences. [Source: SafetyLit].

Prevalence of sexual aggression among young people in Europe: A review of the evidence from 27 EU countries. Krahé B, Tomaszewska P, Kuyper L, Vanwesenbeeck I. Aggress. Violent Behav, 19(5): 545-558, 2014<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_493932_24>: This paper documents the available evidence on the prevalence of sexual aggression perpetration and victimization from 27 EU countries, established as part of the Youth Sexual Aggression and Victimization (Y-SAV) project. [Source: SafetyLit].

III. Online publications and resources

Creating change: Mobilising New Zealand communities to prevent family violence. Hann S and Trewartha C. New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of Auckland, Issues Paper 8, 2015<https://nzfvc.org.nz/issues-paper-8-creating-change-2015>: We know we want to end family violence; this issues paper is focused on how a community mobilisation approach can be used to help this happen. The intended audience for this paper is primarily community-based practitioners, but also funders, policy makers, and researchers working to support community mobilisation to prevent family violence. [Source: University of Auckland].

The role of the state in addressing sexual violence: Assessing policing service delivery challenges faced by victims of sexual offences. Watson J. APCOF Policy Paper 13, 2015<http://www.genderjustice.org.za/publication/apcof-policy-paper-13-2015/>: The focus of this policy paper will be to look at the role of the state in addressing sexual violence in public and private spaces. [Source: Author].

mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG): Clinical management of mental, neurological and substance use conditions in humanitarian emergencies. World Health Organization and United Nations High Commissioner, 2015<http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/162960/1/9789241548922_eng.pdf?ua=1>: This guide contains first-line management recommendations for MNS conditions for non-specialist health-care providers in humanitarian emergencies where access to specialists and treatment options is limited. [Source: WUNRN].

Using rapid-cycle research to reach goals: awareness, assessment, adaptation, acceleration. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2015<https://pbrn.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/docs/page/AHRQPBRNFinalRapidCycleResearchGuidanceDocument_1.pdf> (pdf): This document explores the breadth of methodologies conventionally associated with quality improvement in primary care settings, discusses the appropriateness of such strategies across evaluation objectives, and provides practical discussions about tools to accelerate the assessment-to-adoption cycle. [Source: HST Bulletin].

Demystifying Data: A guide to using evidence to improve young people's sexual health and rights. Anderson R, Panchaud C, Singh S and Watson K. New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2013 (reprinted 2014)<http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/demystifying-data.pdf> (pdf): The guide aims to help health care providers, educators and advocates in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights to better understand and use evidence on adolescents' knowledge and behaviors. [Source: 60percent].

IV. Funding and research opportunities

Fellowship opportunity: 2016 Oak Fellowship<http://www.colby.edu/oakinstitute/?utm_source=Oak%20Application%202016&utm_campaign=2015%20Oak%20-%201st%20Round&utm_medium=email>. The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights seeks a frontline human rights activist with a focus on the arts and human rights. Apply<http://www.colby.edu/oakinstitute/oak-fellowship-2016-application/> or nominate<http://www.colby.edu/oakinstitute/oak-fellowship-2016-nomination/> someone today. Please submit nominations to us no later than 6 November 2015. The deadline for completed applications is 4 December 2015. [Source: Oak Institute].

Funding opportunity: ideas42 Innovative Interventions in IPV<http://www.ideas42.org/>. In an effort to reinvigorate the search for innovative interventions to IPV, ideas42 seeks to fund implementation and testing for multidisciplinary intimate partner violence interventions. Through this RFP process, ideas42 seeks to fund proof of concept pilot testing on innovative interventions, whose results can be used in an iterative manner to improve interventions addressing intimate partner violence. Contact Vivien Caetano at: vcaetano at ideas42.org<mailto:vcaetano at ideas42.org> for more information. Applications close: 16 October. [Source: ideas42].

V. News

Sexual assaults against aid workers: First stories from the survey, The Guardian, 8 September 2015<http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/sep/08/sexual-assaults-against-aid-workers-first-stories-from-the-survey>: Initial responses of a survey suggest significant levels of sexual violence against aid workers. But are respondents finding it difficult to articulate their experiences?

Violence, self-harm and suicide attempts: Health of child trafficking survivors revealed, Medical Press, 8 September 2015<http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-09-violence-self-harm-suicide-health-child.html>: Poor mental health, self-harm and suicide attempts are common among children and adolescents who have been trafficked for forced labour or sexual exploitation, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

What's wrong with this picture? Media campaigns against domestic violence, Daily Maverick, 3 September 2015<http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2015-09-03-whats-wrong-with-this-picture-media-campaigns-against-domestic-violence/?utm_source=Daily+Maverick+Mailer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=First+Thing+with+John+stupart%3A+Tuesday%2C+2+September+2014&utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailymaverick.co.za%2Fopinionista%2F2015-09-03-whats-wrong-with-this-picture-media-campaigns-against-domestic-violence%2F#.VfFSNxGqqkr>: Being in someone's shoes, feeling the weight and texture of their life, their sorrows and joys, is one of life's great pleasures. And where a life has been undone by domestic violence this capacity to imagine and bear their pain is crucial to the remaking and continuation of that life.

Women in Gaza: 'If we want to live here, we want to live in dignity', The Guardian, 20 August 2015<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/20/women-gaza-israel-palestine-community>: The conflict between Israel and Gaza last July has left the most acute humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip for decades. An international donors' conference in Cairo last October raised $5.4bn (£3.4bn) to rebuild Palestine - however, according to a World Bank report in May, only a quarter of that sum has actually been delivered to those desperately in need.

Nearly 20 years after peace pact, Guatemala's women relive violence, CNN, 8 April 2015<http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/02/world/iyw-guatemala-gender-violence/>: What began as psychological torment, name-calling and humiliation turned into beatings so severe Cifuentes feared for her life. One day, two men sent by her husband showed up at her house armed with a shotgun and orders to kill her.

VI. Advocacy and awareness raising

End violence: Women's rights and safety online. Association for Progressive Communication, 2015<http://www.apc.org/en/node/15007/>: Preventing technology-related violence against women is an important component in ending violence against women today and contributes to creating a safe and secure environment for women and girls in every sphere of life. [Source: WUNRN].

VII. Events

Webinar: Building motivation for change, 15 September 2015<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7770516222937486337>: This webinar explores motivation and goal-setting in working with people who have sexually abused. It describes steps that professionals can take to explore and strengthen client motivation in treatment and offers ideas for getting some cases "un-stuck." [Source: NEARI Press].

Training course: 8th CSBR Sexuality Institute, Sri Lanka, 9 - 16 February 2016<http://www.csbronline.org/institute/>. Designed as a comprehensive curriculum on sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and rights with an in-depth discussion on the linkages between research and practice, the Sexuality Institute is offered by the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) and provides a holistic interdisciplinary program combining history, theory, research and politics of sexuality with applications of advocacy and fieldwork. [Source: AWID].

International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Engaging Men & Boys, 22 - 24 March 2016, Washington, DC, USA<http://www.evawintl.org/conferencedetail.aspx?confid=27>. End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) invites proposals for posters to be displayed at this annual conference which promotes innovative techniques, unique approaches, and promising practices in responding to crimes of violence against women. Submissions close: 1 December 2015. [Source: EVAWI].

Safety 2016 World Conference - 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 18 - 21 September 2015, Tampere, Finland<https://www.thl.fi/documents/568266/1753153/Conference+letter+3_Safety+2016+World+Conference.pdf/fe589802-96ec-4864-9fc5-5be65bcfdaf4> (pdf). Abstract submission is now open. The main theme for Safety 2016 is 'From Research to Implementation'. Submissions close: 1 November 2015. [Source: Safety 2016].

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

VIII. Vacancies

Research and Policy Associate<http://www.awid.org/node/4102> / AIDS-Free World / Global / Closing date: 11 September 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Research Officer - part-time<http://www.awid.org/node/4111> / Gender and Development Network / London, UK / Closing date: 14 September 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Safeguarding Advisor<http://www.awid.org/node/4123> / Oxfam / Nairobi, Kenya or Oxford, United Kingdom / Closing date: 25 September 2015. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Girl Effect University Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/node/4124> / Mercy Corps / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Senior Technical Director<http://www.awid.org/node/4106> / The International Rescue Committee / New York, Washington DC, USA or London, UK / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Gender Advisor<http://www.awid.org/node/4127> / CUSO & Jamaica Chamber of Commerce / Kingston , Jamaica / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Gender Based Violence Advisor<http://www.awid.org/node/4129> / CUSO & Mon Women's Organization / Mawlamyine , Myanmar / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].


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

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is hosted by the Medical Research Council, South Africa. The SVRI aims to promote research on sexual violence and generate empirical data to ensure sexual violence is recognized as a priority public health problem. To learn more about the SVRI visit our website www.svri.org<http://www.svri.org> or contact us at svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>

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