[Svrilist] SVRI Update 20 10 2016

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Oct 20 14:30:20 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.                Advocacy and awareness-raising

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.

Risk factors and outcomes of chronic sexual harassment during the transition to college: examination of a two-part growth mixture model. McGinley M, Wolff J.M, Rospenda K.M, Liu L, Richman J.A. Soc. Sci. Res. 60: 297-310, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_534109_24>: This study examines heterogeneity in the growth of sexual harassment victimization in college and university students, and the extent to which sexual harassment class membership explains substance use and mental health outcomes for certain groups of students. [Source: Safetylit].

The unique associations of sexual assault and intimate partner violence with PTSD symptom<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_534413_20> clusters in a traumatized substance-abusing sample. Dworkin E.R, Mota N.P, Schumacher J.A, Vinci C, Coffey S.F. Psychol. Trauma. ePub, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_534413_20>: This article examines how combinations of sexual violence and intimate partner violence histories contribute to the severity of symptoms within PTSD symptom clusters above and beyond the impact of exposure to other traumas in a substance abusing population. [Source: Safetylit].

Female genital mutilation: a systematic review of research on its economic and social impacts across four decades. Mpinga E.K, Macias A, Hasselgård-Rowe J, Kandala N.B, Félicien T.K, Verloo H, Bukonda N.K, Chastonay P. Glob. Health Action. 9: e31489, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_533997_2>: This review aims to characterize over a 40-year period the scientific output on the consequences of FGM in African countries, the most affected region known for the high prevalence of FGM, and review data on the socioeconomic consequences of the practice. [Source: Safetylit].

The prevalence and factors associated with ever perpetrating intimate partner violence by men receiving substance use treatment in Brazil and England: a cross-cultural comparison. Gilchrist G, Radcliffe P, Noto A.R, d'Oliveira A.F. Drug Alcohol Rev. ePub, 2016<http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_533964_12>: This cross-sectional study determines lifetime prevalence and factors associated with ever perpetrating IPV by men receiving substance use treatment in Brazil and England. [Source: Safetylit].

Tools to assess psychological trauma and its correlates in child sexual abuse: A review and current needs in Asia. Satapathy S,  Choudhary V, Sagar R. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 2016<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876201816301629>: This study explores tools that practitioners can use clinically to assess psychological trauma and its correlates in child sexual abuse. [Source: ScienceDirect].

Mental health indicators fifty years later: A population-based study of men with histories of child sexual abuse. Easton S.D, Kong J. Child Abuse Negl. ePub, 2016<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213416301958>: This article investigates the effect of child sexual abuse on mental health outcomes (depressive symptoms, somatic symptom severity, hostility) in late life for men; and the moderating effects of childhood adversities and masculine norms in the relationship between child sexual abuse and the three mental health outcomes. [Source: ScienceDirect].

Worldwide application of prevention science in adolescent health. Catalano R.F, Fagan A.A, Gavin L.E, Greenberg M.T, Irwin C.E, Ross D.A, Shek D.T.L. Lancet. 28; 379(9826): 1653–1664, 2012<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4398056/>: This article describes the principles of prevention science, provide examples of efficacious preventive interventions, describe challenges and potential solutions to take efficacious prevention policies and programmes to scale. [Source: Safetylit].

II.              Online publications and resources

Revising the script: Taking community mobilization to scale for gender equality. International Center for Research on Women and Raising Voices, 2016<http://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2016-10-20/RevisingtheScript%20Scale%20RaisingVoices%20IRCW%20oct2016.pdf>: This report aims to inform the emerging conversation about the challenges of applying the “innovate, evaluate, scale up” script in one compelling field of recent innovation: community mobilization approaches to address socially and politically sensitive issues, particularly but not exclusively intimate partner violence. [Source: Raising Voices].

Policy brief for legislators and advocates: Campus sexual assault in the U.S. - What research tells us. Yap M, Wagman J, Fielding-Miller R, Raj A. UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health, 2016<http://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/Campus%20SA_GEH%20Brief%20for%20Policy%20Makers%20Advocates-%20FINAL%20%282%29.pdf>: This brief provides an overview of existing research on prevalence of campus sexual assault and effective campus sexual assault prevention programming. [Source: UCSD].

Guidelines for investigating conflict-related sexual and gender based violence against men and boys. Institute for International Criminal Investigations, 2016<http://www.iici.info/uploads/docs/160229_IICI_InvestigationGuidelines_ConflictRelatedSGBVagainstMenBoys.pdf>: These guidelines are designed to assist criminal-justice and human-rights investigators, reporters and monitors around the globe to fully and properly monitor, document and investigate sexual and gender-based violence against men and boys that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide and other egregious violations of international humanitarian, criminal and human-rights law. [Source: UN Women].

III.            Websites

Campus Clarity<https://home.campusclarity.com/free-online-resources-to-help-you-develop-your-bystander-program/>: This website offers helpful resources to educate trainers about how to teach bystander intervention as well as videos and other materials that can be used in workshops with students. [Source: Campus Clarity].

IV.           Research opportunities, grants and funding

Call for submissions: 2016 Online Tribute exhibit of Women Human Rights Defenders who are no longer with us<https://www.awid.org/node/6187>: You are invited to submit stories (biographies and photos) of feminists, WHRDs and LGBTQI activists from your country or region who are no longer with us. Contributions should be emailed to membership at awid.org by 17 October 2016. [Source: WUNRN].

Fellowship opportunity: Yale’s Greenberg World Fellows Program<https://www2.fundsforngos.org/fellowships/applications-open-yales-greenberg-world-fellows-program/>: The program, which is part of Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, provides the opportunity for World Fellows to contribute to Yale’s intellectual life, participate in events, collaborate with peers, audit classes, mentor students and lead round-table discussions. In doing so, it exposes emerging global leaders to new ideas and ways of doing and thinking. Brilliant minds are refreshed, challenged and expanded. Submission deadline: 07 December 2016. [Source: Funds for NGOs].

V.             Advocacy and awareness-raising

Blog: When no one is looking – 3 years of healing in Democratic Republic of the Congo<http://www.svri.org/blog/when-no-one-looking-3-years-healing-democratic-republic-congo>: This blog describes the qualitative, time-series evaluation study which assesses the intimate partner violence prevention impact of a pilot-tested program targeting husbands of conflict-related rape survivors in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The study was funded by the SVRI.

VI.           News

A quick reminder that sexual assault is not about lust — It’s about power and control, Huffington Post, 19 October 2016<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sex-assault-power-attractiveness-trump_us_58076e39e4b0dd54ce366233?section=us_women>: Assault and harassment is about power. A man, perhaps feeling insecure about his masculinity or entitled about his status, uses assault to assert control and dominance over a woman.

Human trafficking survivors share 5 ways to help end practice, Huffington Post, 18 October 2016<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/united-states-advisory-council-human-trafficking-report-by-survivors-victims_us_580526fde4b0b994d4c0bdc7?section=us_impact>: A new report is ensuring human trafficking survivors’ voices are heard. In the document, 11 survivors of sex and labour trafficking, who were appointed by President Obama to the first U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking in 2015, provide recommendations on how to improve federal trafficking policies ― ranging from legislation to public awareness campaigns to victims’ services.

How should sexual violence be reported by humanitarian organisations?, The Guardian, 17 October 2016<https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/oct/17/how-should-sexual-violence-be-reported-ngos?CMP=share_btn_fb>: Policies around reporting sexual assault in NGOs need to be carefully managed. There is an argument to speak out, but pressurising victims to report won’t help.

VII.         Events

Seminar: Older women – invisible victims of gender based violence and abuse, 23 November 2016, London, UK<http://avaproject.org.uk/events/seminar-older-women-invisible-victims-gender-based-violence-abuse/?mc_cid=dfb718cd02&mc_eid=2c5bc58ee4>: This seminar will create a space to talk about the experience of older victims and survivors and consider how to create services and systems that meet their needs. It will bring together researchers, commissioners, policy makers and practitioners to explore the specific challenges faced by older women in regard to gender based violence and abuse. [Source: AVA].

Short course: Researching gender based violence- methods and meaning, 13 - 17 February 2017, London, UK<http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/cpd/gender_violence.html>: This course aims to strengthen participants’ knowledge and skills to conduct or commission technically rigorous, ethical and policy- and service-relevant research on various forms of violence against women. Apply online<http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/cpd/gender_violence.html> before 18 January 2017. [Source: LSHTM].

Workshop: Gender and new wars, 9 - 10 March 2017, London, UK<http://www.lse.ac.uk/WomenPeaceSecurity/pdf/2016/090317cfp.pdf>: the Centre for Women, Peace and Security London School of Economics and Political Science invites you to a workshop bringing together key scholars working across different disciplines in order to examine how gender is constructed in new wars and the consequences and/or advantages of new gender relations. It seeks to bring together emerging work on the formation, contestation and transformation of gender relations in new wars. Submit your abstracts to Dr Punam Yadav at p.yadav4 at lse.ac.uk<mailto:p.yadav4 at lse.ac.uk> by 11 November 2016. [Source: LSE].

Sexual Violence first Global Meeting: A gender and sexuality project research stream, 01-03 April 2017, Lisbon, Portugal<http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/gender-and-sexuality/sexual-violence/call-for-participation/>: This conference has a global focus and it aims to facilitate dialogue and spark innovative collaborations and discussions at the international level on sexual violence. 300 word abstracts, proposals and other forms of contribution should be submitted by Friday 28th October 2016. [Source: Prevent Connect].

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

VIII.       Vacancies

Administrative Assistant<https://jobs.fundsforngos.org/administration/administrative-assistant-poa-at-unv-bonn-germany/> / UNV / Bonn, Germany / Closing date: 01 November 2016. [Source: Funds for NGOs].

Advisor for Global Advisory Committee<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/advisor-global-advisory-committee> / FRIDA / Global / Closing date: 01 November 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Programme Assistant – Contributions Management<http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=499738> / UNICEF / Brussels, Belgium / Closing date: 02 November 2016. [Source: UNICEF].

Chief Child Protection<https://jobs.fundsforngos.org/international-development/chief-child-protection-unicef-nouakchott-mauritania/> / UNICEF / Nouakchott, Mauritania / Closing date: 03 November 2016. [Source: Funds for NGOs].

Health Specialist (Health Information Systems)<https://jobs.fundsforngos.org/program-and-project-management/health-specialist-health-information-systems-unicef-kampala-uganda/> / UNICEF / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: 04 November 2016. [Source: Funds for NGOs].

Communication Analyst<http://web.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=8454041&piPK=8454059&theSitePK=8453353&JobNo=162237&contentMDK=23158967&order=descending&sortBy=job-req-num&location=&menuPK=8453611&JobType=Professional%20%26%20Technical&JobGrade=GE> / World Bank Group / Bangkok, Thailand / Closing date: 07 November 2016. [Source: WBG].

Communications Manager<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/communications-manager-1> / International Service for Human Rights / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: 09 November 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Consultancy for Evaluation of Legal Assistance Project<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/consultancy-evaluation-legal-assistance-project> / Equal Rights Trust / Kenya / Closing date: 13 November 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Global Advocacy Adviser<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/global-advocacy-adviser-1> / Center for Reproductive Rights / Geneva, Switzerland / Closing date: 19 November 2016. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Humanitarian Information System Manager<http://www.comminit.com/job_vacancies/content/humanitarian-information-system-manager-internews-juba-south-sudan?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DevClassifieds20161013&utm_content=humanitarian-information-system-manager-internews-juba-south-sudan> / Internews / Juba, South Sudan / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: Communication Initiative Network].

Monitoring and Evaluation and Program Support Specialist<http://www.comminit.com/job_vacancies/content/monitoring-evaluation-and-program-support-specialist-internews-san-salvador-el-salvador?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DevClassifieds20161013&utm_content=monitoring-evaluation-and-program-support-specialist-internews-san-salvador-el-salvador> / Internews / San Salvador, El Salvador / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: Communication Initiative Network].

Project Coordinator<https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/23911> / University of New Hampshire / South Dakota, USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: Prevent Connect].

Grants Associate<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/grants-associate> / Equality Now / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Program Director, Anti-Slavery Initiatives<https://www.awid.org/node/6238> / Geneva Global / Philadelphia, USA / 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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