[Svrilist] SVRI Update 24 06 2016

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Fri Jun 24 04:03:53 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


Thank you for taking your time in completing the SVRI online survey. We would like to invite those who have not yet completed the short survey to do so by taking a few minutes of their time 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 they can improve their work in capacity development and sharing of evidence based research.

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.

Bridging the gaps: A global review of intersection of violence against women and violence against children. Guedes A, Bott S, Garcia-Moreno C, Colombini M. Global Health Action. 9, 1-15, 2016<http://www.globalhealthaction.net/index.php/gha/article/view/31516>: This article presents a narrative review of evidence on intersections between violence against women and violence against children- including sexual violence by non-partners, with an emphasis on low- and middle-income countries. [Source: PAHO].

Gender-based violence and absent fathers: a scoping review protocol. Sikweyiya Y, Nduna M, Khuzwayo N, Mthombeni A, Mashamba-Thompson T,P. BMJ Open, 6(6), 2016<http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/6/e010154>: This study provides an overview of documented evidence that links GBV and absent fathers as well as identifies areas that require systematic review and where more primary research is needed. [Source: BMJ Open].

"Yeah, we serve alcohol, but... We are here to help": a qualitative analysis of bar staff's perceptions of sexual violence. Powers R.A, Leili J. Violence Vict. ePub. 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_523843_1>: This study explores bar staff's attitudes surrounding sexual harassment/assault, how they currently handle these situations, and their opinions regarding programs and policies that currently mandate responsibility. [Source: Safetylit].

The continuum of disclosure: exploring factors predicting tentative disclosure of child sexual abuse allegations during forensic interviews and the implications for practice, policy, and future research. Anderson G.D. J. Child Sex. Abuse. 25(4): 382-402, 2016<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10538712.2016.1153559?journalCode=wcsa20>: This study explores the continuum of disclosure within court proceedings and investigations of child sexual abuse allegations. [Source: Taylor & Francis online].


Maladaptive schemas as mediators in the relationship between child sexual abuse and displaced aggression. Estévez A, Ozerinjauregi N, Herrero-Fernández D. J. Child Sex. Abuse. 25(4): 449-465, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_523182_24>: This study analyses the relationships between child sexual abuse, displaced aggression, and these schemas according to gender and determine if these early schemas mediate the relationship between child sexual abuse and displaced aggression. [Source: Safetylit].

Childhood sexual abuse and supportive factors. Baytunca MB, Ata E, Ozbaran B, Kaya A, Kose S, Aktas EO, Aydın R, Guney S, Yuncu Z, Erermis S, Bildik T, Aydin C. Pediatr. Int. ePub, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_523756_24>: In this study, the authors evaluate 181 Turkish children and adolescents with a history of child sexual abuse regarding their age, gender, suicide attempts, family relations and educational background. [Source: Safetylit].


Trafficking and health: A systematic review of research methods. Cannon A.C, Arcara J, Graham L.M, Macy R.J. Trauma Violence & Abuse. 2016<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27189733>: This systematic review compiles current methods being used to study trafficking in persons and health, discusses what can be learned from these methodologies, and highlights gaps and challenges for future research. [Source: PubMed].

III.            Online publications and resources

A safer family. A safer world. A resource for parents and caregivers of children 0-12 on preventing child sexual abuse. HCSATS, 2016<http://depts.washington.edu/hcsats/PDF/factsheets/CSA_flipbook_final_WEB.pdf>: This booklet is for parents, caregivers and other caring adults to help them prevent the sexual abuse of children. [Source: WUNRN].

A study on child participation in Eastern Africa. ACPF. 2015<https://app.box.com/s/agbasad14dvxuakgtxxnk96czxdyn7v1>: This study demonstrates that there is still limited meaningful participation of children in Eastern Africa, and that even where child participation happens, such participation is less than genuine because the views of children are not taken seriously or taken properly into account in decision making. [Source: ACPF].

IV.            Research opportunities, grants and funding

Research fellowships in Spain<http://www.mujeresporafrica.es/senior-research-fellowships-2016/index.html>: The Women for Africa Foundation has launched the 2nd edition of its program "Science by Women" to promote African women's leadership in scientific research and technology transfer. Each of seven research centres in Spain will host one woman researcher for a six-month fellowship. Subject areas include agriculture, energy, environment, and several others. The program is open to women of African nationalities with a PhD and at least three years of post-doctoral professional experience. The application deadline is 20 July 2016. [Source: WISAT].


 V.            Advocacy and awareness-raising

Video: Building evidence innovative solutions to gender based violence<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKyK6j_GCg4&feature=share>: On Sunday, 19 June 2016, The World Bank Group in collaboration with the SVRI launched a video in commemoration of Father's day. The video shows the first annual World Bank and SVRI Development Marketplace Awards for Innovation to Prevent Gender-Based Violence. Through this video the World and SVRI hopes to contribute to the evidence base on how to sustainably end violence experienced by women and girls across the globe.

VI.            News

First man convicted of sexual violence in war by global court gets 18 years, The World Post, 21 June 2016<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jean-pierre-bemba-congo-sentenced_us_57693619e4b0fbbc8beb9a74>: Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba was sentenced to 18 years in prison by the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, 21 June 2016, for heading a 2002-03 campaign of rape and murder in neighbouring Central African Republic.

'Searchlight of international scrutiny' must focus on crimes of sexual violence in conflict - UN deputy chief, UN News, 20 June 2016<http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54288#.V2n7dPl97IV>: Addressing an event commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson stressed the importance of prevention and early response efforts, as well as the need to shift shame and stigma from victims to perpetrators.

Girls expelled for getting pregnant during Ebola crisis back in school, The Huffington post, 20 June 2016<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5000-girls-expelled-for-getting-pregnant-during-ebola-crisis-back-in-school_us_57643dbbe4b015db1bc93c8f?utm_hp_ref=impact>: Girls from Sierra Leone who were impregnated during the Ebola crisis, and consequently expelled, have been allowed back into the classroom. But advocates say that the decision has fallen short, considering that victims of sexual assault who became pregnant are still being banned from mainstream education.

Elimination of violence against women key to achieving social peace, says Qatar, The Gulf, 20 June 2016<http://www.gulf-times.com/story/498793/Elimination-of-violence-against-women-key-to-achie>: the elimination of violence against women "is not only important for development, but also for achieving social peace and security and promoting all human rights on an equal footing" says Noor Ibrahim al-Sada, Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Office at Geneva.

VII.            Events

LINEAR Webinar: Violence, HIV and female sex workers in Karnataka State, India, 28 June 2016<http://strive.lshtm.ac.uk/news/violence-hiv-and-female-sex-workers-karnataka-state-india-%E2%80%93-learning-lab-28-june-2016>: This webinar describes the Avahan<https://docs.gatesfoundation.org/Documents/Avahan_HIVPrevention.pdf> intervention- presents analyses of the findings and outlines costing analyses for the violence reduction interventions. [Source: lshtm].

Whose justice, whose alternative? 17 July 2016, Washington, DC, USA<http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=3306e59ef831a7e65bca1688d&id=bd86ffc8fe&e=e24762d691>: Join ICRW and the Embassy of Finland for the release of ICRW's report Whose Justice, Whose Alternative?, which examines access to justice for women around the world. A summary of the main findings will be followed by a conversation about the effectiveness of informal justice systems in prioritizing the voice and agency of women who have experienced violence. An expert panel will discuss common ADR models, the evidence of their success, and identify pathways forward for women seeking justice against violence. [Source: ICRW].

Confronting gender based violence: Global lessons for healthcare workers, 11 July-12 August<https://www.coursera.org/learn/gbv>: The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) is pleased to launch this free online course. The core curriculum addresses assessing, treating, and managing patients who are survivors of gender based violence, and an optional honours curriculum provides more in-depth coursework on the core content, covers treatment challenges associated with special populations, and outlines prevention policies. [Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education].

Complicated matters: The links between experiences of domestic & sexual violence, substance use & mental ill-health, 21 September 2016, London, UK<http://avaproject.org.uk/events/complicated-matters-links-experiences-domestic-sexual-violence-problematic-substance-use-mental-ill-health/?mc_cid=86110dfc12&mc_eid=2c5bc58ee4>: Domestic and sexual violence, substance use and mental ill-health are three issues which often co-exist. And when they do, things can become complicated. This training is designed to 'uncomplicate' matters by raising awareness about how the three issues intersect and offer effective ways to engage with individuals and families who are affected by these issues. Register online<http://avaproject.org.uk/events/complicated-matters-links-experiences-domestic-sexual-violence-problematic-substance-use-mental-ill-health/?mc_cid=86110dfc12&mc_eid=2c5bc58ee4>.

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

VIII.            Vacancies

Director, Evidence to Action<http://anrows.org.au/about/careers> / ANROWS / Sydney, Australia / Closing date: 26 June 2016. [Source: ANROWS].

Senior Child Protection Specialist (Coordinator for the Global Child Marriage Programme)<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/senior-child-protection-specialist-coordinator-global-child-marriage-programme> / Unicef / New York, USA / Closing date: 27 June 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Senior Urban Economist<https://gprs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=10265> / UNOPS / Home Based / Closing date: 29 June 2016. [Source: UNOPS].

Communication and Documentation Officer<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/communication-and-documentation-officer> / ActionAid / Harare, Nairobi or London / Closing date: 30 June 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Consultant/trainer on gender<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/consultanttrainer-gender> / Cideal / Le Kef, Tunisia / Closing date: 30 June 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Regional Program Director - Africa<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/regional-program-director-africa> / International Development Exchange (IDEX) / San Francisco, USA / Closing date: 01 July 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Chief Social Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation<http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=496472> / Unicef / Kabul, Afghanistan / Closing date: o4 July 2016. [Source: Unicef].

Program Leader<https://www.idrc.ca/en/job/program-leader> / IDRC / Ottawa, Canada / Closing date: 08 July 2016. [Source: IDRC].

Senior Adviser (Gender and Evaluation)<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/senior-adviser-gender-evaluation> / Unicef / New York, USA / Closing date: 07 July 2016. [Source: Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Senior Manager, Gender Programming<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/senior-manager-gender-programming> / Girl Effect / Malawi / Closing date: 10 July 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Senior Program Coordinator, Human Rights<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/senior-program-coordinator-human-rights> / Vital Voices Global Partnership / Washington DC, USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Program Associate, Gender Violence and Rights<http://icrw.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a25z2g1f3n3m> / ICRW / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: ICRW].
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