[Svrilist] SVRI Update 04 08 2016

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Aug 4 12:52:27 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.                   New from the SVRI!

II.                Journal articles

III.             Online publications and resources

IV.             Research opportunities, grants and funding

V.                Advocacy and awareness-raising

VI.             News

VII.          Websites

VIII.       Events

IX.             Vacancies

I.           New from the SVRI!

SVRI Forum 2015 conference report. Sexual violence Research initiative, 2016<http://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2016-08-01/SVRI%20Conference%20Report.pdf>: This report provide the discussions and debates, presentations and events that took place over the course of the SVRI Forum 2015. Access the report online<http://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2016-08-01/SVRI%20Conference%20Report.pdf>.

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.

Special Issue: Feminist mobilisation for policy change on violence against women: insights from Asia. Cagna P, Rao N. Gender & Development. 24 (2), 277-290, 2016<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13552074.2016.1194035>: This article explores how women's movements in China, India, and Indonesia have mobilised to influence processes of legal reform on violence against women and girls (VAWG). [Source: Taylor & Francis Online].

Sexual violence from police and HIV risk behaviours among HIV-positive women who inject drugs in St. Petersburg, Russia - a mixed methods study. Lunze K, Raj A, Cheng D.M, Quinn E.K, Lunze F.I, Liebschutz J.M, Bridden C, Walley A.Y, Blokhina E, Krupitsky E, Samet J.H. J. Int. AIDS Soc. 19(4 Suppl 3), 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_527955_1>: This mixed-methods study evaluates sexual violence from police against women who inject drugs via quantitative assessment of its prevalence and HIV risk correlates, and through qualitative interviews with police, substance users and their providers in St. Petersburg, Russia. [Source: Safetylit].

Bystander responses to risk for rape perpetrated by a friend, acquaintance, or stranger. Katz J, Nguyen L.J. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 25(6): 652-667, 2016<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10926771.2016.1185755>: This study explores bystander responses to risk for an alcohol-facilitated rape perpetrated by a friend, acquaintance, or stranger. [Source: ANROWS].

The neutralization and denial of sexual violence in college party subcultures. Boyle K.M, Walker L.S. 2016<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01639625.2016.1185862>: This study offers a potential mechanism-meanings transmitted and sustained within subcultures-for explaining the denial of rape among students who attend parties hosted by fraternities or athletic teams. [Source: Virginia Tech].

Risk factors for domestic child sex trafficking in the United States. Fedina L, Williamson C, Perdue T.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 1-21. 2016<http://jiv.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/07/26/0886260516662306.full>: This study retrospectively examines associations between multiple risk factors and domestic child sex trafficking (i.e., entry into the commercial sex industry under the age of 18) in a sample of individuals aged 16 and older currently involved in the commercial sex industry. [Source: University of Maryland, Baltimore].

Reintegration as an emerging vision of justice for victims of human trafficking. Bearup L.S. International Migration. 54(4), 164-76, 2016<http://ctn-wmt-03.mrc.ac.za/MRCIntranetWeb/appmanager/mrc/intranet>: This research cuts across both human trafficking, child protection, and support for victims of sexual violence it  examines the discoursal shift to "reintegration" within trafficking protection programmes and policy, with emphasis upon Cambodia. [Source: Deakin University, Australia].

Physical, emotional and sexual adolescent abuse victimisation in South Africa: Prevalence, incidence, perpetrators and locations. Meinck F, Cluver L.D, Boyes M.E, Loening-Voysey H. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2016<http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2016/03/09/jech-2015-205860.full>: This study investigates the prevalence and incidence, perpetrators, and locations of child abuse victimisation in South Africa using a multi-community sample. [Source: Health Systems Trust].

Gender-based violence: a barrier to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Heidari S, García-Moreno C. Reproductive Health Matters. 2016<http://www.rhm-elsevier.com/article/S0968-8080(16)30024-6/fulltext>: This article explores violence against women and girls that constitutes a major barrier to their sexual and reproductive health and rights. [Source: Reproductive Health Matters].

III.            Online publications and resources

Gender under bombardment - Gender disparities in SPLM/A-North controlled areas of Nuba Mountains, Southern Kordofan. The Sudan Consortium African and International Civil Society Action for Sudan. 2016<http://www.sudanconsortium.org/darfur_consortium_actions/reports/2016/GUB_PAPER_Final%20May%2030th%202016%20edit_WC.pdf>: The paper seeks to provide critical knowledge about gender inequalities and the related roles and responsibilities of women and girls. [Source: SIHA].

How can children survive torture? UN Report on Human Rights. 2016<http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Torture/UNVFVT/HowCanChildrenSurviveTorture.pdf>: This report is about the Expert Workshop on redress and rehabilitation of child and adolescent victims of torture and the intergenerational transmission of trauma. [Source: OHCHR].

The other war - Gangrape in Somaliland. Luedke A. SIHA. 2015<http://sihanet.org/sites/default/files/resource-download/The%20Other%20War%20-%20Gangrape%20in%20Somalialand%20SIHA%20Network.pdf>: This report aims to raise awareness and the strengthening of civil society and government efforts to address gang rape in Somaliland. [Source: SIHA].

IV.            Research opportunities, grants and funding

CEDAW Committee call for comments: Update on General Recommendation No. 19 on Gender Based Violence Against Women<http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CEDAW/Pages/DraftUpdateGR19.aspx>: The CEDAW Committee invites all interested parties to submit comments in writing on the "Draft update of General Recommendation No. 19" (to be indicated in the subject title) to the following email address: cedaw at ohchr.org<mailto:cedaw at ohchr.org>. Submission deadline: 30 September 2016. [Source: WUNRN].

Funding opportunity: GSMA's Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund<http://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/innovationfund>: The fund supports start-ups using mobile to drive positive socio-economic impact in Africa and selected countries in Asia. The award includes: (i) funding up to GBP£250,000; (ii) mobile-focused mentoring and bespoke technical assistance; and (iii) opportunities to build partnerships with mobile operators in key markets. Application deadline: 18 September 2016. [Source: GSMA].

Funding opportunity: Disability Rights Fund<http://www.awid.org/node/5992>: The broad objective of the Fund is to empower disabled persons' organizations in the developing world to use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) to increase participation of persons with disabilities in society. [Source: AWID]

V.            Advocacy and awareness-raising

Researcher trauma in fragile settings: A call to self-care and support, 01 August 2016<http://www.svri.org/blog/researcher-trauma-fragile-settings-call-self-care-and-support>: In this blogpost the authors, Lizle Loots and Elizabeth Dartnall, discusses vicarious trauma faced by researchers, its impact and strategies of minimising it. Read the blog post here<http://www.svri.org/blog/researcher-trauma-fragile-settings-call-self-care-and-support>.

VI.            News

It was genocide with a template. We must seek justice for the Yazidi people, The Guardian, 04 August 2016<https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/aug/04/genocide-yazidi-isis-murderers-tried>: Two years after the genocide of the Yazidi people in northern Iraq as many as 3,200 women and girls are still held captive.

UN Urges Somalia to ban female genital mutilation, The Wire, 03 August 2016<http://thewire.in/56072/somalia-urged-to-ban-female-genital-mutilation/>: Somalia's next government should ensure a law is passed banning all forms of female genital mutilation (FGM), a UN official said on 02 August 2016, describing the deeply entrenched practice as a 'horrendous rights violation'.

How one state is giving more power to students in reporting sexual assaults on campus -anonymously, Washington Post, 02 August 2016<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/08/02/how-one-state-is-giving-more-power-to-students-in-reporting-sexual-assaults-on-campus-anonymously/>: A Minnesota law took effect this week aimed at improving sexual assault prevention and response on college campuses across the state.

South Sudan: UN Mission condemns 'unspeakable acts' of abuse, sexual violence, UN News, 01 August 2016<http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54607#.V6MXPfl97IU>: The United Nations in South Sudan today condemned unequivocally reports of widespread sexual violence, including rape and gang rape, of women and young girls, by soldiers and unidentified armed men, stressing that such acts constitute grave violations of international human rights law and may be regarded as war crimes and crimes against humanity.

VII.          Websites

Oxfam: Research guidelines<http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-approach/research/research-guidelines#d340c585-de56-4447-96df-e2d877d76f59>: This guidelines cover different aspects of the research process, including the communication of research, drafting research papers and reports and full of tips on how to be as constructive as possible when commenting on drafts and working papers. [WUNRN].

VIII.            Events

Webinar: Using shared risk and protective factors-research into practice and policy, 17 August 2016<http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1114973702222&ca=c5e53975-6465-47d6-b352-97d0577c9f90>: During this webinar participants will explore partnerships across other forms of violence (e.g. sexual and domestic) and multi-sector efforts that are addressing shared risk and protective factors for better outcomes. [Source: Prevent Connect].

2016 Global indigenous women's conference, 12-14 September 2016, Adelaide South Australia, Australia<http://anrows.org.au/events/stakeholder-events/2016-global-indigenous-women%E2%80%99s-conference>: This event emphasizes the positives of indigenous resilience and determination to strive for a better tomorrow without the constraints of the negative stereotyping which is more prevalent due to social media and bad media coverage. [Source: ANROWS].

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

IX.          Vacancies

Senior Program Quality Manager<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/senior-program-quality-manager> / International Women's Development Agency / Melbourne, Australia / Closing date: 10 August 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Development and Communications Coordinator<https://urgentactionfund.org/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2016/07/Development-and-Communications-Coordinator-Oakland-1.pdf> / Urgent Action Fund / Oakland, USA / Closing date: 15 August 2016. [Source: Urgent Action Fund].

Director of Research, Policy and Advocacy<https://www.iwda.org.au/work-with-us/director-of-research-policy-advocacy/> / International Women's Development Agency / Melbourne, Australia / Closing date: 17 August 2016. [Source: IWDA].

Protection Working Group Co-Coordinator<http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=14155> / International Rescue Committee / Jordan / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: IRC].

Senior Gender Advisor, Egypt Governance Decentralization and Local Administration<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/senior-gender-advisor-egypt-governance-decentralization-local-administration> / Gender Resources Inc. / Cairo, Egypt / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Senior Gender Advisor, El Salvador Local Governance Project<https://genderresources.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=48> / Gender Resources Inc. / San Salvador, El Salvador / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: Gender Resources Inc.].

Senior Gender Advisor, Iraq Governance and Performance Accountability Project (IGPA)<https://genderresources.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=46> / Gender Resources Inc. / Baghdad, Iraq / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: Gender Resources Inc.].

Senior Gender Advisor, Honduras Community and Municipal Development for Citizen Security<https://genderresources.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=49> / Gender Resources Inc. / Tegucigalpa, Honduras / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: Gender Resources Inc.].

Senior Gender Advisor, Kyrgyz Republic Executive Good Governance<https://genderresources.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=50> / Gender Resources Inc. / Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: Gender Resources Inc.].

Gender Advocacy Advisor<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/gender-advocacy-advisor> / CUSO / La Paz, Bolivia / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews.

Senior Gender Advisors, DRAGON Governance<https://genderresources.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=13> / Gender Resources Inc. / Global / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: Gender Resources Inc.].

Institutional Strengthening Advisor<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/institutional-strengthening-advisor> / CUSO & Unidad de Servicio Público de Empleo / Bogota, Colombia / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Gender Training Advisor<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/gender-training-advisor> / CUSO & Defensoria del Pueblo (Ombudsman) / Peru / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].


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

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