[Svrilist] SVRI Update 17 06 2016

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Fri Jun 17 11:34:01 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.                    Reminder: SVRI Online Survey

II.                  Journal articles

III.                Online publications and resources

IV.                Research opportunities, grants and funding

V.                  Advocacy and awareness-raising

VI.                News

VII.              Events

VIII.            Vacancies


I.                Reminder: SVRI Online Survey

Thanks to all of you who took their time in completing the SVRI online survey. If you have not yet participated, please take a few minutes of your time to complete the survey to help us evaluate the work of the SVRI. Through this survey, the SVRI team will be able to explore what it does well, where and how its work can be improved.

Please access the online survey here<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RJJL7QS> or copy this link into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RJJL7QS.


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.

Willing but not able: Patient and provider receptiveness to addressing intimate partner violence in Johannesburg antenatal clinics. Hatcher A.M, Woollett N, Pallitto C, Mokoatle K, Stoeckl H, Garcia-Moreno C. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. ePub. 2016<http://jiv.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/05/21/0886260516651094.abstract>: This article finds that patients and healthcare providers in urban South Africa would value clinic approaches to addressing violence, but that they often lack the training, tools, and policy guidance to take action. [Source: University of California].

The importance of self-defence training for sexual violence prevention. Hollander J.A. Feminism & Psychology. 26(2) 207-226, 2016<http://fap.sagepub.com/content/26/2/207.full.pdf+html>: In this article, the author asserts that empowerment-based self-defence training helps to change the root conditions that allow violence against women to flourish. [Source: SAGE Journals].

The influence of childhood trauma on sexual violence and sexual deviance in adulthood. Levenson J.S, Grady M.D. Traumatology. 22(2): 94-103, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_523082_24>: This study determines the influence of various types of childhood adversity on later sexual deviance and sexually violent behaviour. [Source: Safetylit].

Transgressive women don't deserve protection: young men's narratives of sexual violence against women in rural Papua New Guinea. Kelly-Hanku A, Aeno H, Wilson L, Eves R, Mek A, Nake Trumb R, Whittaker M, Fitzgerald L, Kaldor J.M, Vallely A. Cult. Health Sex. ePub, 2016<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13691058.2016.1182216?journalCode=tchs20>: This paper draws on interviews conducted with young men as part of a qualitative longitudinal study of masculinity and male sexuality in a rural highland area of PNG. It explores one aspect of male sexuality: men's narratives of sexual violence. [Source: Taylor & Francis Online].

Sexual violence and abuse against children: A first review through the lens of environmental criminology. Leclerc B, Chiu Y, Cale J. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 60(7), 743-765, 2016<http://ijo.sagepub.com/content/60/7/743.full.pdf+html>: In this study, the authors argue that environmental criminology can substantially contribute to understanding and informing prevention practices in the field of sexual violence and abuse against children. [Source: SAGE Journals].

Feminist framework plus: Knitting feminist theories of rape etiology into a comprehensive model. McPhail B.A. Trauma, Violence & Abuse. 17(3) 314-329, 2016<http://tva.sagepub.com/content/17/3/314.full.pdf+html>: This study describes the Feminist Framework Plus, which knits together five feminist theories into comprehensive model that better explains the depth and breadth of the set of causes of rape. [Source: SAGE Journals].

Gender-based violence against female sex workers in Cameroon: prevalence and associations with sexual HIV risk and access to health services and justice. Decker MR, Lyons C, Billong S.C, Njindam I.M, Grosso A, Nunez G.T, Tumasang F, LeBreton M, Tamoufe U, Baral S. Sex. Transm. Infect. ePub, 2016<http://sti.bmj.com/content/early/2016/06/08/sextrans-2015-052463>: In this article, the authors describe the prevalence of lifetime gender based violence and its associations with HIV risk behaviour, access to health services and barriers in accessing justice among Female sex workers in Cameroon. [Source: BMJ].

Changing the hidden curriculum of campus rape prevention and education: Women's self-defense as a key protective factor for a public health model of prevention. McCaughey M, Cermele J. Trauma, Violence & Abuse. 1-16, 2015<http://tva.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/10/15/1524838015611674.full.pdf+html>: This article reviews previous research on effective resistance to sexual assault, showing that self-defense is a well-established protective factor in a public health model of sexual assault prevention. [Source: SAGE Journals].

III.            Online publications and resources

Journals that publish articles on violence against women<https://opsvaw.as.uky.edu/violence-against-women-related-top-journals-information>: This online resource provides a list of journals that on publish violence against women. [Source: lshtm].

The medicalisation of FGM: Robertson L. Szaraz M. 28 Too Many. 2016<http://28toomany.org/media/uploads/report_final_version.pdf>: This report investigates the growing involvement of health professionals in FGM and highlights what actions needs to be taken to reverse this dangerous trend. [Source: 28 Too Many].

IV.           Research opportunities, grants and funding

Call for contributions: Gender & Development - Fundamentalisms<http://www.genderanddevelopment.org/files/Vol%2025%20No%201%20Fundamentalisms%20Call%20for%20Contributions%20FINAL.pdf>: In March 2017, the International journal Gender & Development will focus on Fundamentalisms. Gender and Development is a unique journal, providing a forum for debate between development policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and women's rights activists. For contributions, Please send a paragraph outlining your proposed idea for an article for this issue, in an email (no attachments please) to csweetman at oxfam.org.uk<mailto:csweetman at oxfam.org.uk>. Closing date: 21 June 2016. [Source: Gender & Development].

V.             Advocacy and awareness-raising

Blog: Violence against older women is widespread but untallied, 15 June 2016<http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/violence-against-older-women-widespread-untallied>: Violence against older women is widespread but mostly hidden. It appear in various ways around the globe. Read this blog for more information on violence against older women online<http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/violence-against-older-women-widespread-untallied>. [Source: World Bank]

Blog: Male victims of sexual violence- war's silent sufferers, 10 June 2016<https://www.issafrica.org/iss-today/male-victims-of-sexual-violence-wars-silent-sufferers>: Sexual violence is a tactic of war, used to humiliate, dominate and instil fear. It is also increasingly being used as a tactic of terrorism. While the focus has largely been on women and girls as victims of sexual violence, boys and men are equally at risk. Read the blog online<https://www.issafrica.org/iss-today/male-victims-of-sexual-violence-wars-silent-sufferers>. [Source: ISS Africa].

VI.           News

UN condemns Isis genocide against Yazidis in Iraq and Syria, The Guardian, 15 June 2016:<https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/16/un-condemns-isis-genocide-against-yazidis-in-iraq-and-syria> Islamic State fighters are committing genocide against Yazidis in Syria and Iraq by seeking to destroy the group through murder, sexual slavery, gang rape, torture and humiliation, UN investigators have said.

Traffickers exploiting young refugees in French camps, says Unicef, The Guardian, 13 June 2016<https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/13/traffickers-exploiting-young-refugees-french-camps-unicef>: Report says children have been subjected to sexual violence, and open letter calls on UK to act more quickly.

Almost new 200 cases of FGM are reported every week in England - with London home to more than half of victims, Mail Online, 07 June 2016<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3629135/Almost-new-200-cases-FGM-reported-WEEK-England-London-home-half-victims.html>: Nearly 200 cases of female genital mutilation are being reported every week in England, new figures have revealed.

Testing of backlogged rape kits yields new insights into rapists, Science Daily, 06 June 2016<https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160606122823.htm>: Researchers discovered serial rapists are far more common than previous research suggested, a finding that could change how sexual assaults, including so-called acquaintance rapes, are investigated.

VII.         Events

International Summit to End Sexual Violence 2016, 10-11 July 2016, New York, USA<http://www.endsexualviolencesummit.org/>: The Summit addresses sexual violence in communities, on college and university campuses, and in K-12 schools. This summit brings together different stakeholders who seek to end sexual violence from all backgrounds and perspectives, such as, activists, educators, governmental leaders, community organization directors, , business and military leaders, health professionals, students. [Source: End sexual violence summit].

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

VIII.       Vacancies

Development of a Child Marriage Prevention and Response Toolkit for UNHCR<http://www.unhcr.org/575684b54.pdf> / UNHCR / Home-based with possible travel in the MENA region /closing date: 18 June 2016. [Source: UNHCR].

Senior Program Officer<http://www.hst.org.za/jobs/senior-program-officer> / FHI360 / East and Southern Africa / Closing date: 19 June 2016. [Source: HST].

CMI! Programme Coordinator<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/cmi-programme-coordinator-0> / Mama Cash / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Closing date: 26 June 2016. [Source: AWID jobs eNews].

Consultancy -- Philanthropic Advocacy for LBQ Activisms<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/consultancy-philanthropic-advocacy-lbq-activisms> / Astraea Foundation / Global / Closing date 29 June 2016. [Source: AWID jobs eNews].

Gender Specialist<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/gender-specialist-9> / CECI / Tacloban City, The Philippines / Closing date 30 June 2016. [Source: AWID jobs eNews].

Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/gender-social-inclusion-advisor> / Uniterra & PRERANA / Nepal / Closing date 30 June 2016. [Source: AWID jobs eNews].

Gender Specialist<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/gender-specialist-8> / Uniterra & MAS Intimates / Colombo, Sri Lanka / Closing date 30 June 2016. [Source: AWID jobs eNews].

Country Consultant<https://ajws.org/who-we-are/careers/country-consultant-dominican-republic/> / American Jewish World Service (AJWS) / Dominican Republic / Closing date 30 June 2016. [Source: AJWS].

Accounting Associate (Maternity Cover)<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/accounting-associate-maternity-cover-awid> / AWID / Toronto, Canada / Closing date: 03 July 2016. [Source: AWID jobs eNews].

Director of Programs<https://www.outrightinternational.org/content/director-programs-outright-action-international> / Outright Action International / New York, USA / Closing date: 03 July 2016. [Source: Outright Action International].

Senior Manager, Gender Programming<http://girleffect-jobs.org/vacancies/209/senior_manager_gender_programming/> / Girl Effect / London, UK / Closing date: 05 July 2016. [Source: Girl Effect].

Senior Programs Associate<http://www.reproductiverights.org/jobs/senior-programs-associate-0> / Center for Reproductive Rights / Washington DC, USA / Closing date: 09 July 2016. [Source: Center for Reproductive Rights].

Senior Manager, Child Protection and Safeguarding<http://girleffect-jobs.org/vacancies/208/senior_manager_child_protection_and_safeguarding/> / Girl Effect / London, UK / Closing date: 10 July 2016. [Source: Girl Effect].

Programs Officer<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/programs-officer> / Educate Girls Globally / Uttarakhand, India / 08 August 2016. [Source: AWID jobs eNews].

Gender Advisor<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/gender-advisor-7> / WUSC & EUMC / Accra, Ghana / 28 August 2016. [Source: AWID jobs eNews].
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