[Svrilist] SVRI Update 13 10 2016

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Oct 13 13:07:15 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.                  Research opportunities, grants and funding

IV.                  News

V.                     Events

VI.                  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.

Using qualitative methods to validate and contextualize quantitative findings: A case study of research on sexual behaviour and gender-based violence among young Swazi women. Ruark A, Fielding-Miller R. Glob Health Sci Pract. 4(3), 373-383, 2016<http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/4/3/373.full>: This article highlights how different methodologies produce discrepant data regarding risky sexual behaviours among young women. [Source: University of California, San Diego].

Interventions to support recovery after domestic and sexual violence in primary care. Hegarty K, Tarzia L, Hooker L, Taft A. Int. Rev. Psychiatry. 28(5): 519-532, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_533627_28>: This paper draws on systematic reviews published in 2013-2015 and a further literature search undertaken to identify recent intervention studies relevant to recovery from domestic and sexual violence in primary care. [Source: Safetylit].

Physical, mental and social consequences in civilians who have experienced war-related sexual violence: a systematic review (1981-2014). Ba I, Bhopal R.S. Public Health. ePub, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_532206_12>: This article identifies the health outcomes of sexual violence on civilians in conflict zones between 1981 and 2014. [Source: Safetylit].

A primer for preventing teen dating violence? The representation of teen dating violence in young adult literature and its implications for prevention. Storer H.L, Strohl K.R. Violence Against Women. ePub, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_532835_24>: This study investigates the representation of teen dating violence in young adult (YA) literature, a media genre that is marketed to adolescent audiences. [Source: Safetylit].

Identifying the characteristics of child sexual abuse cases associated with the child or child's parents withdrawing the complaint. Christensen L.S, Sharman S.J, Powell M.B. Child Abuse & Neglect. 57, 53-60, 2016<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213416300977>: This study determines the case characteristics associated with complaint withdrawal in child sexual abuse cases by the child or his or her parents once a report has been made to authorities. [Source: ScienceDirect].

A multidisciplinary response to commercial sexual exploitation of children. Avila P.T. Nurse Pract. ePub, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_533825_24>: This article discusses the scope of commercial sexual exploitation of children and sex trafficking, and the necessary identification skills and medical evaluations needed to help these patients. [Source: Safetylit].

A global exploratory analysis of men participating in gender-based violence prevention.  Tolman R.M, Casey E.A, Allen C.T, Carlson J, Leek C, Storer H.L. J Interpers Violence. 2016<http://jiv.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/09/25/0886260516670181.abstract>: This article presents an analysis of data from an international sample of men involved in gender-based prevention work that aimed to describe: (a) the nature of participants' involvement in prevention efforts, in both formal programming and in their daily lives; (b) characteristics of engaged men, including gender and bystander-related attitudes and beliefs, and social networks; and (c) factors that sustain men's involvement in GBV movements over time. [Source: SAGE Journals].

II.              Online publications and resources

Reaching refugee survivors of gender-based violence: Evaluation of a mobile approach to service delivery in Lebanon. Lilleston P, Winograd L, Ahmed S, Salamé D, Al Alam D, Michelis I Joergensen S. P. 2016<http://www.icrw.org/sites/default/files/publications/ICRW%20Mobile%20Services%20Assessment%20IRC.pdf>: This report assesses whether the mobile service delivery model was able to meet the safety and support needs of refugee women and girls and met international standards for gender-based violence service delivery. [Source: ICRW].

A rigorous review of global research evidence on Policy and Practice on School-Related Gender-Based Violence. Parkes J, Heslop J, Ross F.J, Westerveld R, Unterhalter E. 2016<http://www.unicef.org/education/files/SRGBV_review_FINAL_V1_web_version.pdf>: This report aims to develop and promote a common and systematic approach to identification, design, and monitoring of interventions to address SRGBV. [Source: University College London].

Primary and secondary prevention of child protection violations (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1391). Combaz E. Birmingham, UK: GSDRC, University of Birmingham. 2016<http://www.gsdrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/HDQ1391.pdf>: This report seeks to identify literature on how effective the primary and secondary prevention of child protection violations have been in low- and middle-income countries. [Source: GSDRC].

Crime and traffic incidents statistics report: January-December 2015. Tanzania Police Force Ministry of Home Affairs and National Bureau of Statistics Ministry of Finance and Planning, Dar es Salaam. 2016:<http://www.policeforce.go.tz/images/crime_report_2015.pdf> This report looks at a whole range of criminal cases that have been reported in 2015. Offences are of two types that is, major and minor criminal and traffic offences. Criminal offences are further divided into three categories which are; offences against person, offences related to property and offences against public tranquillity. [Source: WUNRN].

Country profile: FGM in Nigeria. 28 Too Many. 2016<http://www.28toomany.org/media/file/profile/Nigeria_Country_Profile_-_compressed_1.pdf>: This report aims to improve understanding of the issues relating to FGM in the wider framework of gender equality and social change. [Source: 28 Too many].

DatNav: new guide to navigate digital data in human rights research. Amnesty International, Benetech and The Engine Room. 2016<https://www.theengineroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/datnav.pdf>: This guide looks at the use of data for researching a broad range of human rights issues, including economic, social and cultural rights. [Source: AWID].

III.                Research opportunities, grants and funding

Call for innovators: Improving monitoring and evaluation of GBV<http://www.elrha.org/hif/funding/gender-based-violence-gbv/exploring-new-ways-improve-monitoring-evaluation-gbv-interventions-humanitarian-settings/>: Elrha's Humanitarian Innovation Fund has launched a Call for Innovators to improve the monitoring and evaluation of GBV interventions in humanitarian settings. Prospective applicants can apply to address one of two related challenges: measuring the impact of GBV programmes and real-time monitoring tools. Teams with the most promising ideas will be invited to a two-day workshop in London on 29-30 November 2016. Following the workshop, teams will be invited to apply for grant funding of up to £50,000 to further explore and/or prototype their ideas within one year. Applications close: 30 October 2016. [Source: Elrha].

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Young African scholars program<http://www.hfg.org/scholars/main.htm>: Every two years the HF Guggenheim foundation hosts the Young African Scholars program. Ten scholars whose projects are judged to be of high quality and closely relevant to the foundation's interest in violence and aggression are selected to take part. The program includes a methods workshop, fieldwork research grants of $2000 USD each, editorial and publication assistance, and sponsorship at an international conference to present research findings. Application deadline: 15 December 2016. [Source: HF Guggenheim].

Funding opportunity: Astraea's International Fund 2017<https://www2.fundsforngos.org/latest-funds-for-ngos/astraeas-international-fund-2017-supporting-groups-led-by-lgbtqi-communities-worldwide/>: This fund aims to support groups led by  LGBTQI communities working for progressive social change, addressing oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression, and advancing work for racial, economic and gender justice. Submissions due: 31 January 2017. [Source: Funds for NGOs].

Fellowship opportunity: UCLA Law - Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship<https://law.ucla.edu/llm-sjd/llm-program/sonke-health-and-human-rights-fellowship/>: The fellowship is open to African legal professionals and law graduates holding an LLB degree classified second class (division one) or higher from the South African law school. Non-RSA applicants must hold a South African work permit. Strong applicants will also demonstrate a commitment to health, human rights, gender equality, or related issues evidenced by past work or volunteer experience. Application deadline: 15 February 2017. [Source: UCLA Law].

Funding opportunity: Magraret McNamara Education Grants 2017<https://www2.fundsforngos.org/education/magraret-mcnamara-education-grants-2017-inviting-women-from-developing-countries/>: MMEG awards education grants on a competitive basis to exceptional women from developing countries that are enrolled as full-time students for the following academic term in accredited universities in the United States and Canada, have demonstrated financial need and are committed to working for the well-being of women and children. Apply online<http://www.mmeg.org/apply/>. [Source: Funds for NGOs].

IV.           News

Emma Watson calls for an end to child marriage in Africa, Huffpost Impact, 11 October 2016:<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/emma-watson-calls-for-an-end-to-child-marriage-during-malawi-visit_us_57fcd905e4b0b6a430355e9b?section=us_impact> British actress Emma Watson condemned child marriage during a visit to Malawi on Monday, calling on authorities across Africa to end the practice that can put young lives as risk as well as stopping girls get an education and a better future.

Traffickers likely to prey on kids in Haiti after hurricane Matthew: Report, Huffpost Impact, 10 October 2016<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/child-trafficking-haiti-hurricane-matthew_us_57fbb66ce4b0e655eab6358b?section=us_impact>: Before Hurricane Matthew hit, underserved children in Haiti were at risk for human trafficking. The effects of the storm have now exacerbated those risks.

Promoting gender equality in childhood 'will help curb violence against women later on', ABC News, 07 October 2016<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-07/promoting-gender-equality-in-childhood-will-help-curb-violence/7914766>: Kate Philips said children were exposed to gender stereotypes as soon as they were born, and it was essential those notions were stopped in early childhood.

Human Rights Council adopts resolution on preventable maternal mortality and morbidity in the face of attacks on women's SRHR, AWID News & Analysis. 03 October 2016<https://www.awid.org/node/6193>:  On 30 September 2016, the Council adopted by consensus its biannual resolution on preventable maternal mortality and morbidity. The resolution represents an advancement to women's human rights on several counts.

V.             Events

Violence against women knowledge into action, 25 October 2016, Melbourne, Australia<https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/translating-violence-against-women-knowledge-into-action-tickets-28133089829>: Professors Nadine Wathen, Marilyn Ford-Gilboe and Colleen Varcoe will give an overview of knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) strategies that better ensure an evidence-based approach to policy and practice. They will discuss case studies of KTE addressing violence against women in Canada at a broad level, as well as how KTE can better support Indigenous women. [Source: ANROWS].

2016 International Indigenous Allied Health Conference, 01-03 December 2016, Queensland, Australia<http://www.indigenousconferences.com/indigenous-allied-health-world-conferenc>: This conference offers high quality, diverse professional development education sessions from high calibre allied health professionals, leading industry experts and First Nations guest speakers from around the globe gathering under one roof as well as offers unparalleled valuable networking opportunities. [Source: ANROWS].

Trust Women Conference, 30 November - 01 December 2016, London, UK<http://www.trustwomenconf.com/>: Trust Women is committed to find real solutions to empower women and to fight slavery worldwide. The annual event brings together global corporations, lawyers, government representatives, and pioneers in the field of women's rights and anti-slavery. [Source: Trust Women].

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

VI.           Vacancies

Research Assistant on Gender Capacity and Training<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/research-assistant-gender-capacity-training>  / UNICEF / NY, Washington DC, USA or remote-based / Closing date: 15 October 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Research Project Manager<http://www.foundation.co.za/FPD/about-fpd/jobs/Research%20Project%20Manager%20x1-%20Head%20Office.pdf> / FPD / South Africa / Closing date: 21 October 2016. [Source: FPD].

Fundraising Officer<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/fundraising-officer> / International Alert / London, UK / Closing date: 24 October 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

AC Facilitator: Global Fund<http://www.foundation.co.za/FPD/about-fpd/jobs/Adherence%20Club%20Facilitator%20-%20%20Seesoville%20CHC-%20Fezile%20Dabi%20-%20FS%20-%20ADHC-0224.pdf> / FPD / Free State, South Africa / Closing date: 24 October 2016. [Source: FPD].

Statistician<http://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?jobnum_in=84761> / Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) / San Diego, CA / Closing date: 25 October 2016. [Source: UCSD].

Research Data Analyst<http://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?jobnum_in=84774> / Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) / San Diego, CA / Closing date: 25 October 2016. [Source: UCSD].

Online/Offline Campaigner-Coach-Strategist<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/onlineoffline-campaigner-coach-strategist> / Social Movement Technologies / Global / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Senior Experts on Gender (3 positions)<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/senior-experts-gender-3-positions> / CIDEAL / Beirut, Lebanon / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Director, Research, Evaluation and Learning<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/director-research-evaluation-learning> / American Bar Association / Washington DC, USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].
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