[Svrilist] SVRI Update 06 10 2016

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Oct 6 13:55:12 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.          Journal articles

II.         Online publications and resources

III.       Websites

IV.       Research opportunities, grants and funding

V.        Awards

VI.       News

VII.      Events

VIII.    Vacancies


I.                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.

Men's perpetration of partner violence in Bangladesh: Community gender norms and violence in childhood. Yount K.M, James-Hawkins L, Cheong Y.F, Naved R.T. Psychol Men Masc. 2016<http://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2016-10-03/Yountetal_PMM_2016_HHSpublicassess.pdf>: In this study, the authors test whether more equitable community gender norms mitigate the association of more violence in childhood with the lifetime scope of physical intimate partner violence acts perpetrated. [Source: ICDDR,B].

Intimate partner violence perpetration among adolescent males in disadvantaged neighbourhoods globally. Peitzmeier S.M, Kågesten A, Acharya R, Cheng Y, Delany-Moretlwe S, Olumide A, Blum R.W, Sonenstein F, Decker M.R. J. Adolesc. Health. ePub, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_533112_24>: This study compares the prevalence and correlates of IPV perpetration among 15- to 19-year-old adolescent males in Baltimore (United States), Johannesburg (South Africa), Delhi (India), and Shanghai (China). [Source: jhsph].

Preventing posttraumatic stress related to sexual assault through early intervention: a systematic review. Dworkin E.R, Schumacher J.A. Trauma Violence Abuse. ePub, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_533527_20>: In this systematic review, the authors investigate the types of experiences with responders in the early aftermath of assault that are associated with PTS, the duration of effects on PTS, and the role of the timing of these responses in the development of PTS. [Source: Safetylit].

Predicting the effects of sexual assault research participation: reactions, perceived insight, and help-seeking. Kirkner A, Relyea M, Ullman SE. J. Interpers. Violence. ePub, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_533434_37>: This study examines effects of participating in survey research for women sexual assault survivors with other trauma histories to understand the role of study participation on perceived insight and long-term help-seeking behaviours. [Source: Safetylit].

An evidence-based education program for adults about child sexual abuse ("Prevent It!") that significantly improves attitudes, knowledge, and behaviour. Martin E.K, Silverstone P.H. Front Psychol.7, 2016<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4991113/>: This article describes the development of an evidence-based education program for adults about childhood sexual abuse , called Prevent It! Uniquely, the primary goal of this program was to change the behaviour of participants, as well as to increase knowledge about CSA and positive attitudes toward it. [Source: PMC Health].

"Mouth wide shut": strategies of female sex workers for coping with intimate partner violence. Puente-Martínez A, Ubillos-Landa S, García-Zabala M, Páez-Rovira D. J. Interpers. Violence. ePub, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_533435_28>: The article explores the relationship between possible violence suffered by female sex workers in their intimate relationships, with their affects, coping strategies, and emotional regulation to overcome such violence and improve their well-being. [Source: Safetylit].

Positioning a public health framework at the intersection of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence: Primary prevention requires working outside existing systems. HerrenkohlT.I, Higgins D.J, Merrick M.T, Leeb R.T. Child Abuse & Neglect. 48, 22-28, 2015<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213415001519>: This study explores public health approach to prevent family violence with the aim of early intervention and enhancing protective factors (leverage strengths and assets) and reduce risk factors, thus minimizing the impact before problems emerge or worsen. [Source: ScienceDirect].

II.              Online publications and resources

Policy brief: Violence against women and girls in Kenya - Roles of religion and response of faith actors. Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University. 21, 2016<https://s3.amazonaws.com/berkley-center/160829BCWFDDViolenceAgainstWomenGirlsKenyaRolesReligionResponseFaithActorsPolicyBrief.pdf>:  This brief focuses on violence against women and girls, sexual violence during conflict, female circumcision, early marriage, and transactional sex, and it examines the roles of religion in and engagement of religious actors on these issues. [Source: Berkley Center].

Older voices in humanitarian crises: Calling for change. Age International, 2016<http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Older%20voices%20in%20humanitarian%20crises%20-%20HelpAge.pdf>: This report offers older people the space to share their hopes and concerns and talk about the challenges affecting their daily lives. It contributes to a growing body of evidence illustrating the failure of the humanitarian system to protect their rights and meet their needs, and demonstrates the limited progress the humanitarian system has made to address the neglect of older people. [Source: WUNRN].

Scaling up interventions to prevent and respond to gender-based violence against women and girls: An analytical report. USAID, 2015<https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1865/Scaling-up-Interventions-to-Prevent-and-Respond-to-GBV.pdf>: This report presents information that may be used to assist in the identification of GBV interventions that are scalable, or in designing GBV interventions with sound plans to bring them to scale and to maximize impact. [Source: USAID].

Strategies for building an organization with a soul. Chigudu H, Chigudu R. African Institute for Integrated Responses to VAWG & HIV/AIDS (AIR), 2015<http://airforafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Strategies-for-Building-an-Organisation-with-Soul-for-web1.pdf>: This guide offers strategies on developing sustainable organizations that will drive a truly transformational and catalytic feminist agenda around the promotion and achievement of women's rights in Africa and globally. [Source: AIR].

III.            Websites

Sex Rights Africa Network<http://www.sexrightsafrica.net/>: This is a new online platform to exchange information, ideas and effective practices, to organise campaigns and to engage in collective action with people dedicated to making SRHR a reality in Southern Africa. [Source: Hivos Southern Africa Hub].

IV.           Research opportunities, grants and funding

Funding opportunity: AWID Post-Forum Seed grants<http://www.awid.org/node/6107>: If you participated in the 13th AWID international Forum and it inspired you to develop a creative and bold idea to build collective power for rights and justice, the AWID team would like to invite you to apply for a grant of USD $5,000 to support the transformation of your idea into action. Application deadline: 20 October 2016. [Source: WUNRN].

Joint Gender Fund Call for proposals: Supporting interventions to address Gender-Based Violence in South Africa<http://www.jointgenderfund.co.za/applications/>: The Joint Gender Fund (JGF) is currently accepting proposals from civil society organizations for "Supporting Interventions to address Gender-Based Violence and Cross-Cutting Issues" in order to enhance leadership and provide funding for innovative programmes that address the drivers of violence against women and girls in South Africa in ways that respond to and transform the underlying causes. Submission deadline: 26 October 2016. [Source: Funds for NGOs].

Fellowship opportunity: Second annual Cora Weiss Fellowship for young women peacebuilders<http://iknowpolitics.org/en/news/vacancy/second-annual-cora-weiss-fellowship-young-women-peacebuilders>: The Fellowship aims to support the development of young women peacebuilders and ensure that more young people share Cora's vision for sustainable peace and gender equality as strong and integral parts of our global culture. Applications must be submitted in English to fellowship.gnwp at gmail.com<mailto:fellowship.gnwp at gmail.com>. Application deadline: 01 November 2016. [Source: I Know Politics].

Post-Doctoral Fellowship opportunity at UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health<http://gph.ucsd.edu/cgeh/about/Pages/Work.aspx>: The UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health is looking for post-doctoral fellows to train on issues of gender equity and health via our active research on gender-based violence, reproductive health, and maternal and child health, in India, the US and Africa. Interested colleagues should send letter of interest and updated CV to GEH at geh at ucsd.edu<mailto:geh at ucsd.edu>. The fellowship is open until positions are filled. [Source: UCSD GEH].

V.             Awards

Call for nominations: 2017 Martin Ennals Award<https://www2.fundsforngos.org/human-rights-and-social-justice/nominations-open-2017-martin-ennals-award-recognize-work-courageous-human-rights-defenders/>: This award provides special protection to human rights defenders who are at risk by focusing international media attention on their plight, mainly through internet. The goal of the award is to recognize the work of courageous human rights defenders, and provide protection when they are at risk. Nominations can be done here<http://www.martinennalsaward.org/?page_id=74>. Deadline: 09 November 2016. [Source: Funds for NGOs].

VI.           News

23 moving photos of women demanding reproductive rights in Poland, Huffpost Impact, 05 October 2016<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/23-moving-photos-of-women-demanding-reproductive-rights-in-poland_us_57f51b7be4b032545262bf3f?section=us_women>: Thousands of women went on strike in Poland on Monday to protest the Polish government's attempt at new legislation that would guarantee a five-year prison sentence for women who have abortions, as well as for the doctors who provide them.

Lack of data on sexual rights leaves millions of girls 'invisible': report, Reuters, 02 October 2016<http://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-data-girls-idUSKCN12300H?il=0>: Millions of girls are left "invisible" because of a lack of data, a children's charity said on Monday, and the absence of accurate statistics on issues such as sexual violence means policymakers cannot draw up effective plans to help them.

The U.N.'s Working Group on discrimination against women, explained, Women and Girls Hub, 27 September 2016<https://www.newsdeeply.com/womenandgirls/the-u-n-s-working-group-on-discrimination-against-women-explained/>: The Working Group is a relatively new addition to the U.N.'s arsenal against abuses of women's rights. Hannah Wu of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights tells how the group covers its "unique and broad" mandate.

VII.         Events

What can be done to prevent intimate partner violence? 07 October 2016, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania<http://www.svri.org/events/what-can-be-done-prevent-intimate-partner-violence>: You are formally invited for a presentation of the results of a cluster randomized field trial on the effect of Together to End Violence Against Women (TEVAW), a multilevel intervention designed to address intimate partner violence in Northern Tanzania. [Source: Bantwana Initiative].

Book launch: In the name of tradition - Female genital mutilation in Iran, 10 October 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom<http://www.svri.org/events/book-launch-name-tradition-female-genital-mutilation-iran>: The custom, a longstanding ritual locally called sunnet, that violates numerous aspects of women's sexual rights, prevails in some region and areas of four provinces: Western Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah, and Hormozgan. This book launch will explore this FGM in Iran. RSVP to Dr Tobe Levin von Gleichen at Tobe.levin at uncutvoices.com<mailto:Tobe.levin at uncutvoices.com>. [Source: Uncutvoinces].

School-based interventions to address gender based violence among youth, 19 October 2016, Washington, D.C. USA<http://www.svri.org/events/school-based-interventions-address-gender-based-violence-among-youth>: This USAID-funded event will continue our exploration of the early childhood experiences of violence as a risk factor for later victimization and perpetration. In this session, we will take a closer look at interventions that work in primary school settings to prevent, and monitor and evaluate gender based violence. [Source: CARE USA].

Gender-related vulnerabilities in the EU asylum procedures: Spotlight on FGM, 08 November 2016, Brussels, Belgium<http://www.endfgm.eu/editor/files/2016/09/FINAL_invitationagenda_2.pdf>: The focus of this event will be on female genital mutilation and other gender-related vulnerabilities in the context of the EU asylum procedures. [Source: EndFGM].

29th World congress on community nursing and public health, 22-24 May 2017, Chicago, USA<http://community.nursingconference.com/call-for-abstracts.php>: This conference comprises of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Community Nursing 2017. [Source: Community Nursing].

Pathways to Resilience IV: Global South Perspectives, 14-16 June 2017, Cape Town, South Africa<http://resilienceresearch.org/ptr>: The conference will focus on why and how individuals, families, and communities adjust well to challenging life events, structural adversity, and natural disasters; how best to research processes of positive adaptation; and how resilience knowledge can be used to support wellbeing under stress. The conference will provide opportunities for academics, practitioners, service providers, students and policy makers to discuss, debate, and interrogate hegemonic knowledge; and to promote new insights, develop skills, and build networks. [Source: Resilience Research Centre].

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

VIII.       Vacancies

Postdoctoral Researchers<http://www.comminit.com/job_vacancies/content/4-postdoctoral-researchers-european-research-councilkingston-university-london-london-un?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DevClassifieds20160929&utm_content=4-postdoctoral-researchers-european-research-councilkingston-university-london-london-un> / European Research Council / London, Australia (Melbourne and Sydney), France (Marseille and Paris), New Zealand (Auckland and Wellington) and the United States (New York and Los Angeles) / Closing date: 08 October 2016. [Source: Communication Initiative Network].

Emergency Coordinator<https://erecruit.who.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?o_c=1000&jobinfo_uid_c=34385&vaclng=en> / World Health Organization / Sana'a, Yemen / Closing date: 12 October 2016. [Source: WHO].

Programme Associate<https://erecruit.who.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?o_c=1000&jobinfo_uid_c=33932&vaclng=en> / World Health Organization / Dhaka, Bangladesh / Closing date: 13 October 2016. [Source: WHO].

Junior Trainer<http://www.genderjustice.org.za/jobs/junior-trainer/> / Sonke Gender Justice / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: 14 October 2016. [Source: Sonke Gender Justice].

Communications and Research Volunteer<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/communications-research-volunteer> / Gender & Development Network / Global / Closing date: 14 October 2016. [Source: AWID jobs eNews].

Senior Project Officer (Capacity Building and Monitoring)<https://jobs.fundsforngos.org/health/senior-project-officer-capacity-building-monitoring-undp-shimla-india/> / UNDP / Shimla, India / Closing date: 17 October 2016. [Source: Funds for NGOs].

Medical Officer<https://erecruit.who.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?o_c=1000&jobinfo_uid_c=34377&vaclng=en> / World Health Organization / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: 19 October 2016. [Source: WHO].

Advisor, Gender Mainstreaming<https://erecruit.who.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?o_c=1000&jobinfo_uid_c=34380&vaclng=en> / World Health Organization / Washington, D.C., United States of America / Closing date: 24 October 2016. [Source: WHO].

Data Manager<https://erecruit.who.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?o_c=1000&jobinfo_uid_c=34432&vaclng=en> / World Health Organization / Freetown, Sierra Leone / Closing date: 02 November 2016. [Source: WHO].

Technical Coordinator - Gender Equality<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/technical-coordinator-gender-equality> / Youth Challenge International (YCI) / Nyabihu District, Rwanda / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID jobs eNews].

DRC Coordinator, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones<http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/about/jobs/drc-coordinator.html> / Physicians for Human Rights / Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo / Closing Date: Open until filled. [Source: phrusa].

Junior Accountant<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/junior-accountant> / Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice / New York, USA / Closing Date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID jobs eNews].

Manager, Act for Women Campaign<http://www.awid.org/get-involved/manager-act-women-campaign> / Center for Reproductive Rights / Washington DC, USA / Closing Date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID jobs eNews].

Country Project Director<https://jobs.fundsforngos.org/international-development/country-project-director-msh-bamako-mali/> / Management Sciences for Health / Bamako, Mali / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: Funds for NGOs].
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