[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 07 04 2016

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Apr 7 16:33:27 SAST 2016

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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.            Special announcement: Launch of the new SVRI website!

II.           Journal articles

III.         Online publications and resources

IV.         Websites

V.          Research opportunities, grants and funding

VI.         Awards and projects

VII.        Advocacy and awareness-raising

VIII.       News

IX.         Events

X.           Vacancies

I.                    Special announcement: Launch of the new SVRI website!

After months of planning and hard work, the SVRI is delighted to officially announce the launch our newly designed website which will go live on Tuesday 12 April 2016. The new SVRI website will be located at the same address: www.svri.org<http://www.svri.org>. Please keep an eye on the Special Update on Tuesday for more!

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.

Sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women living with HIV: a global community survey. Narasimhan M. Orza L. Welbourn A. Bewley S. Cronee T. Vazquezf M. Bull World Health Organ. 94, 243-249, 2016<http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/94/4/14-150912.pdf>: This study determines the sexual and reproductive health priorities of women living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and to allow the values and preferences of such women to be considered in the development of new guidelines. [Source: ICRH].

Violence against women and sexual harassment at work places-issues and policies. Chaudhary B.P. International journal of applied research, 2(3): 520-524, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_516049_37>: This paper deals with the issues related to violence against women and sexual harassment at the workplaces as this has emerged as one of the major noticeable Human Resource Management issues at the workplaces. [Source: Safetylit].

A comparison of attributions, self-esteem, anxiety, and parental attachment in sexually abused and non-abused Korean children. Choi K. Englander E. Woo Y. Choi J. Kim J. Kim H. J. Child Custod. ePub, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_516544_23>: This study addresses the dearth of information about child sexual abuse (CSA) and psychological functioning in Korean children by measuring the psychological impact of sexual abuse on children in South Korea. [Source: Safetylit].

Globalization and violence against women: the missing girls of India. Banerjee A. Biswas R, J. Interdiscipl. Econ. 28(1): 30-52, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_516103_24>: This article focuses on an extreme form of gender violence, namely, female foeticide, in India to show how the access to cheap technology may enhance such violence. [Source: Safetylit].

How can we end the stigma surrounding domestic and sexual violence? A modified Delphi study with national advocacy leaders. Murray C, Crowe A, Akers W. J. Fam. Violence. 31(3): 271-287, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_515911_28>: The purpose of this study was to use a modified Delphi methodology study to identify priority actions that can be taken at the individual, local, and national levels to eliminate the stigma surrounding domestic and sexual violence. [Source: Safetylit].

"It is better if I kill her": perceptions and opinions of violence against women and femicide in Ocotal, Nicaragua, after law 779. Luffy S, M. Evans D, P. Rochat R, W. Violence Gend. 2(2): 107-111, 2015<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_516521_37>: This study examines women's perceptions and opinions of violence against women (VAW) and femicide in Ocotal, Nicaragua, since the introduction of Law 779, a national law implemented in 2012 meant to eradicate VAW. [Source: Safetylit].

III.                Online publications and resources

Seeking justice for survivors of sexual violence: recognition, voice and consequences. McGlynn C. Downes J. Westmarland N. 2016<https://www.academia.edu/22430725/Seeking_Justice_for_Survivors_of_Sexual_Violence_recognition_voice_and_consequences?auto=download&campaign=weekly_digest>: This paper examines the insights of sexual violence survivors on their understandings of 'justice', particularly the concepts of recognition, voice and consequences. [Source: Academia.Edu].

Therapeutic activism: men of hope refugee association Uganda breaking the silence over male rape in conflict-related violence: Empowerment of women and girls. Edström J. Dolan C. Shahrokh T. David O. Institute of Development Studies, 2016<https://www.academia.edu/23442870/THERAPEUTIC_ACTIVISM_MEN_OF_HOPE_REFUGEE_ASSOCIATION_UGANDA_BREAKING_THE_SILENCE_OVER_MALE_RAPE_IN_CONFLICT-_RELATED_SEXUAL_VIOLENCE_Empowerment_of_Women_and_Girls?auto=download&campaign=weekly_digest>: This paper explores one central question addressed by the study: 'despite the odds stacked against them, what makes it possible for male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence to organise and become activists, challenging discriminatory social and gender norms?' [Source: Academia.Edu].

Strengthening linkages between clinical and social services for children and adolescents who have experienced sexual violence: A companion guide. Levy M. Messner L. Duffy M. H. Casto J. 2016<http://www.comminit.com/children/content/strengthening-linkages-between-clinical-and-social-services-children-and-adolescents-who?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DBClickCHILDRENMarch2016&utm_content=strengthening-linkages-between-clinical-and-social-services-children-and-adolescents-who>: This guidebook intends to provide a basic framework, examples, resources, and contact information for health providers and managers who coordinate service provision for child victims of sexual violence and who ultimately work to ensure that children and adolescents receive the services they need. [Source: SAMRC].

Preventing multiple forms of violence: a strategic vision for connecting the dots. Atlanta, GA: Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016<http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/strategic_vision.pdf>: This document describes the vision of articulating why a cross-cutting approach is important to achieving measureable reductions in violence; the areas where we will strategically focus our attention; and priorities for advancing practice, effectively reaching intended audiences, generating new knowledge, and monitoring and evaluating our progress. [Source: UN].

Examination of the health outcomes of intimate partner violence against women: State of knowledge paper. ANROWS, Issue 3, 2016<http://media.aomx.com/anrows.org.au/160324_1.7%20Burden%20of%20Disease%20FINAL.pdf> (pdf): This paper systematically reviews evidence on the health outcomes for women in Australia experiencing intimate partner violence, noting that causal pathways are complex and subject to a rapidly growing body of knowledge. It also describes current data sources on the prevalence of IPV and possible ways to address the gap in exposure data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. [Source: WUNRN].

Africa resolution on measures to protect and promote the work of women human rights defenders - ACHPR/Res. 336 (EXT.OS/XIX) 2016<http://www.ishr.ch/sites/default/files/article/files/achpr-whrd-report.pdf> (Pdf): This report highlights the work of women human rights defenders and their leading roles in protecting vulnerable and under-privileged groups. It further highlights rights abuses suffered by women. [Source: WUNRN].

IV.               Websites

Everywoman everywhere-Her right to a life free of violence<http://everywomaneverywhere.org/>: This website is a project of the International Commission on Violence Against Women and Girls. The Everywoman Everywhere Coalition emerged from research at the Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights' Initiative on Violence Against Women. The Everywoman Everywhere Coalition is a global group of more than 450 organizations, women's rights activists, scholars, and concerned citizens, from more than 90 countries, rallied around a singular belief in the right to a life free from all forms of violence for everywoman, everywhere. [Source: WUNRN].

V.                 Research opportunities, grants and funding

Funding opportunity: Program to Develop Scientific Talent Worldwide<https://www.hhmi.org/news/philanthropies-announce-program-develop-scientific-talent-worldwide>: HHMI, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announce the International Research Scholars Program which aims to support up to 50 outstanding early career scientists worldwide. Awardees will receive a total of $650,000 over five years. More information can be viewed online<https://www.hhmi.org/news/philanthropies-announce-program-develop-scientific-talent-worldwide>. Closing date: 30 June 2016. [Source: SAMRC].

Call for papers: SAGE Open - the open access journal for the social sciences and humanities<https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/afr/journal/sage-open#submission-guidelines>: SAGE Open is an open access publication from SAGE. It publishes peer-reviewed, original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioural sciences and the humanities. SAGE Open seeks to be the world's premier open access outlet for academic research. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sageopen for full manuscript submission guidelines. [Source: SAGE Open].

VI.               Awards and projects

Project: WHO multi-country survey on abortion<http://icrhb.org/newsletter-march-2016>: ICRH-Mozambique will partner with AMOG (Mozambique Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists) to conduct a new WHO multi-country survey in Mozambique. The study will include a review of clinical records in approximately 20 health facilities per country, and exit interviews with women who have experienced post-abortion complications using ACASI (Audio Computer-Assisted Self Interview). The study will take place in 30 countries, focusing in the current first phase on 10 African countries.

VII.             Advocacy and awareness-raising

Blog: Sexual assault awareness month day of action- prevention is possible! @NSVRC #SAAM<https://www.amyoes.com/2016/04/04/saam/>: To honour sexual assault awareness month, the author of this blog shares several articles she wrote about her own story, ways to heal, and ways to help spread community awareness. [Source: Amy].

VIII.           News

A long road ahead to reduce HIV among South Africa's sex workers, The conversation, 04 April 2016<https://theconversation.com/a-long-road-ahead-to-reduce-hiv-among-south-africas-sex-workers-56176>: More than half the female sex workers in South Africa's three largest cities are HIV positive - but less than one-third are on antiretroviral treatment, according to a newly released study<http://globalhealthsciences.ucsf.edu/sites/default/files/content/gsi/survey-female-sex-workers-south-africa-2013-2014.pdf>.

Investigations under way into "sickening" allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peace-keepers in CAR, UN Human Rights, 31 March 2016<http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=18548&LangID=E>: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, describes the latest allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by UN and French soldiers, as well as by local armed groups, in the Kemo prefecture of the Central African Republic as "sickening," and said that major efforts were already underway to investigate allegations uncovered by a series of UN teams sent to the region over the past two weeks.

Chibok girls - do we really care? #BringBackOurGirls should be more than a hashtag, IRIN News, 31 March 2016<http://www.irinnews.org/analysis/2016/03/31/chibok-girls-%E2%80%93-do-we-really-care>: The world united in a campaign to demand #BringBackOurGirls after the abduction of the Chibok school girls two years ago by the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram. But there has been next to nothing in the way of support to the women that have managed to escape the militants.

Malawi's fearsome chief, terminator of child marriages, Aljazeera, 31 March 2016<http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/03/malawi-fearsome-chief-terminator-child-marriages-160316081809603.html>: Chief Kachindamoto has broken up 850 child marriages in three years, and banned the sexual initiations of young girls.

IX.                Events

Innovations to prevent gender-based violence: Building evidence for effective solutions, 12 April 2016, Washington, D.C. USA<http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2016/03/23/innovations-prevent-gender-based-violence-building-evidence-for-effective-solutions>: The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative is delighted to invite you in their development marketplace event, innovations to prevent gender-based violence: Building evidence for effective solutions. During the event nine teams from around the world will be rewarded for the innovative work they lead on the prevention of GBV. Follow the event on Twitter with #GBVsolutions. [Source: World Bank].

Webinar: Treating adult sex offenders- Safe offender strategies and the role of self-regulation in sex offender treatment, 12 April 2016<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8341455233057030401>. Jill Stinson will be the main presenter during this webinar, where participants will learn about case conceptualization and treatment implementation using the Safe Offender Strategies. Empirical support from pilot research on psychiatric, intellectually/developmentally disabled, and SVP populations will be described. Register Online<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8341455233057030401>. [Source: NEARI Press].

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

X.                  Vacancies

Program Officer - Gender Equality<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/program-officer-gender-equality> / ParlAmericas / Ottawa, Canada / Closing date: 10 April 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Family Law Reform to Challenge Gender-Based Violence: A Research-Based Advocacy Project<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/family-law-reform-challenge-gender-based-violence-research-based-advocacy-project> / Women's Learning Partnership / Global / Closing date: 10 April 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Senior Programme Design and Assessment Officer - Peacebuilding Issues Programme<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/senior-programme-design-and-assessment-officer-peacebuilding-issues-programme> / International Alert / Closing date: 14 April 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Regional Programme Quality Adviser - Contract<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/regional-programme-quality-adviser-contract> / Oxfam / Amman, Jordan / Closing date: 14 April 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Consultancy for Documentarists<http://www.parentinginafrica.org/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=130&Itemid=124> / Parenting in Africa Network / Africa / Closing date: 15 April 2016. [Source: PAN]

Research and Advocacy Officer<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/research-and-advocacy-officer> / Initiative for Equality and Non Discrimination / Mombasa, Kenya / Closing date: 15 April 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Advocacy & Communications Internships<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/advocacy-communications-internships> / Make Every Woman Count / Global / Closing date: 17 April 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Director of Health Promotion<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/director-health-promotion> / Family Planning / Wellington, New Zealand / Closing date: 21 April 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Gender and Violence against women Advisor<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/gender-and-violence-against-women-advisor> / Oxfam / Any Oxfam Country or Regional office / Closing date: 21 April 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Independent Consultants / Research Organisations to conduct an Evaluation of the"SKILLZ Street Plus: Empowering girls to take action to end violence against women" Programme<https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/job-lists/7uQzMuGpfAI> / Grassroot Soccer South Africa / Gauteng and Western Cape, South Africa / Closing date: 29 April 2016. [Source: Grassroot Soccer South Africa].

Donor Engagement Officer<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/donor-engagement-officer> / Girls Not Brides / London, UK / Closing date: 29 April 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

HR Manager - Global Humanitarian Team<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/hr-manager-global-humanitarian-team> / Oxfam / London, UK / Closing date: 29 April 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Protection Coordinator<http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=13590> / International Rescue Committee / Thessaloniki, Northern Greece / Closing date: 5 May 2015. [Source: IRC].

Payroll Manager<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/payroll-manager> / Center for Reproductive Rights / New York, USA / Closing date: 23 May 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Gender Responsive Budgeting Advisor<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/gender-responsive-budgeting-advisor> / Gender Resources Inc. / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].


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