[Svrilist] SVRI Update 30 3 2017

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Mar 30 16:12:02 SAST 2017

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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.                          SVRI and IC’s Call for Evidence: Global review of participatory SV consultation/ research addressing involving children and young people

II.                        SAVE THE DATE: Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: April 18, 2017

III.                      SVRI Forum early bird registration closes 1 July 2017

IV.                     Journal articles

V.                       Online publications and resources

VI.                     Research opportunities, grants and funding

VII.                    News

VIII.                  Events

IX.                      Vacancies

I.           SVRI and IC’s Call for Evidence: Global review of participatory SV consultation/ research addressing involving children and young people

We are partnering with the International Centre (IC): researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking in undertaking an international review of evidence relating to participatory methodologies used in research and consultation relating to sexual violence involving children and young people. Kindly send us information about documents and/or related materials on participatory work with children and young people in research or consultation on sexual violence (or related subjects). All relevant materials should be email to Dr Silvie Bovarnick at Silvie.bovarnick at beds.ac.uk<mailto:Silvie.bovarnick at beds.ac.uk>

See more details online<http://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2017-03-17/Being%20Heard%20Project%20Call%20for%20Evidence%2016%2C3%2C17.pdf>.

Deadline: 30 April 2017
II.                               SAVE THE DATE: Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: April 18, 2017

Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Building Evidence for Effective Solutions<http://www.svri.org/news/invitation-innovations-prevent-gender-based-violence-april-18-2017>: The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) would like to invite you to be part of their Development Marketplace Award Ceremony event to be held at the World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC. USA on 18 April 2017 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT. During the event 10 teams from around the world will be awarded for the innovative work they lead on the prevention of GBV. Register<https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edv6n7oia720e1e7&oseq=&c=&ch=> to attend the event.

III.                             SVRI Forum early bird registration closes 1 July 2017

The SVRI Forum 2017 will be held from 18-21 September 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Through this event, the SVRI brings together over 450 researchers, gender activists, funders, policy makers, service providers, practitioners and survivors from around the world who are working to understand, prevent and respond to sexual and intimate partner violence. Don’t get left behind! Early bird registration is now open and closes on 1 July 2017. For more registration information, please visit: http://www.svri.org/forums/forum2017/registration.htm

We look forward to seeing you all in Rio!

SVRI Forum 2017 website is available in English<http://www.svri.org/forums/forum2017/index.htm>, Portuguese<http://www.svri.org/forums/forum2017/Portuguese/index.htm> and Spanish<http://www.svri.org/forums/forum2017/Spanish/index.htm>
IV.                            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.

Preventing peer violence against children: Methods and baseline data of a cluster randomized controlled trial in Pakistan. McFarlane J, Karmaliani R, Maqbool Ahmed Khuwaja H, Gulzar S, Somani R, Saeed Ali T, Somani Y.H, Shehzad Bhamani S, Krone R.D, Paulson R.M, Muhammad A, Jewkes R. Glob Health Sci Pract. 5(1), 115-137, 2017<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28351880>: This study describes the intervention, study design, methods, and baseline findings of a cluster randomized controlled trial underway in Pakistan to evaluate a school-based play intervention aiming to reduce peer violence and enhance mental health. [Source: PubMed].

Hegemonic masculinity, violence and gender equality: using latent class analysis to investigate the origins and correlates of differences between men. Men and Masculinities. Jewkes R, Morrell R. Men and Masculinities. Published Online First 15 March 2017<http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1097184X17696171>: In this study, authors analyse associations between masculinity categories and other acts of violence (against women), gender attitudes, and sexually transmitted diseases which show a dose–response relationship across the masculinity categories. [Source: SAGE Journals].

The prevention of violence in childhood through parenting programmes: a global review. Desai C.C, Reece J, Shakespeare-Pellington S. Psychology, Health & Medicine. Supp: 1(22), 166-186, 2017<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13548506.2016.1271952>: This review examines the evidence from previous systematic reviews on the role of parenting programmes in the prevention of violence against children in both high income countries and low and middle income countries. [Source: Taylor & Francis Online].

A tailored online safety and health intervention for women experiencing intimate partner violence: the iCAN Plan 4 Safety randomized controlled trial protocol. Ford-Gilboe M, Varcoe C, Scott-Storey K, Wuest J, Case J, Currie L.M, Glass N, Hodgins M, MacMillan H, Perrin N, Wathen C.N. BMC Public Health. 17(1), 2017<https://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_545040_37>: This study contributes timely evidence about the effectiveness of online safety and health interventions appropriate for diverse life contexts. [Source: Safetylit].

HIV, sexual risk and ethnicity among gay and bisexual men in England: survey evidence for persisting health inequalities. Hickson F, Melendez-Torres G.J, Reid D, Weatherburn P. Sex Transm Infect. Published Online First: 27 March 2017<http://sti.bmj.com/content/early/2017/03/27/sextrans-2016-052800>: This study examines ethnic group differences in HIV testing and sexual behaviours among a large sample of gay and bisexual men (GBM), 13 years after similar observations were made, assess national HIV prevention responses and inform planning priorities. [Source: BMJ Journals].

Ethical considerations for children’s participation in data collection activities during humanitarian emergencies: A Delphi review. Bennouna C, Mansourian H, Stark L. Conflict and Health. 11(5), 1-15, 2017<http://conflictandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13031-017-0108-y?platform=hootsuite>: This study identifies expert consensus on whether and how children participate in emergency-related data collection activities. [Source: BioMed Central].

V.                              Online publications and resources

Men as allies in preventing men’s violence against women: Principles and practices for promoting accountability. Pease B. White Ribbon Research, 2017<https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WhiteRibbonResearchPaper_LR.pdf>: This paper outlines the challenges and complexity of men’s accountability. It also reviews strategies that men working in the prevention of men’s violence against women can implement to practice accountability. [Source: Prevent Connect].

Research on violence against women and girls in South Asia. Samuels F, Jones N, Walker D, Le Masson V, Gupta T. Overseas Development Institute, 2017<https://www.odi.org/projects/2851-research-violence-against-women-and-girls-south-asia>: This research investigates ways in which both community-level social norms and broader political economy factors influence the tendency to perpetrate IPV and, in turn, the efficacy of existing programming approaches. [Source: ODI].

VI.                Research opportunities, grants and funding

Call for papers: Child abuse and resilience - Understanding the differential impact of protective processes<https://www.journals.elsevier.com/child-abuse-and-neglect/news/call-for-papers-child-abuse-and-resilience>: The journal of Child Abuse & Neglect seeks papers on protective factors and processes (e.g., violence reduction and prevention or increased safety and protection or child welfare system-involvement or child abuse programming engagement) influence children at different levels of risk exposure (e.g., high versus low levels of violence or incidental versus chronic trauma) to achieve or sustain functional outcomes (e.g., [improved] health and wellness outcomes or [enhanced] youth agency and youth participation). Deadline: 15 May 2017. [Source: Elsevier].

Call for nominations: Women of Peace Award – Supporting ordinary/extraordinary women around the world<https://www2.fundsforngos.org/awards-and-prizes/women-peace-award-supporting-ordinaryextraordinary-women-around-world/>: The Women’s Peacepower Foundation, Inc. is seeking nominations for its Women of Peace Award to reward ordinary/extraordinary women around the world who work without funding or recognition for the universal goal of peace, fairness and prevention of violence against women and children. Deadline: 31 May 2017. [Source: Funds for NGOs].

VII.                           News

Putting girls’ education first, Huffington Post, 28 March 2017<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/putting-girls-education-first_us_58da4aafe4b0ef7ce8c5c17d?section=us_impact>: Globally, if all girls completed primary school, the number of maternal deaths would be cut by two-thirds, the number of child marriages would drop by 14 percent, infant mortality would fall by 15 percent, and 1.7 million children would avoid the stunting of malnutrition.

Ending gender-based violence key to health and well-being, IPS News, 24 March 2017:<http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/03/ending-gender-based-violence-key-to-health-and-well-being/> Physical injuries are some of the more visible, and at times most deadly, consequences of gender-based violence (GBV). But the long-term mental health consequences are often invisible and left untreated. Similarly, the reproductive and sexual health needs of survivors from rape and sexual violence – to reduce the risk of HIV and STIs, unwanted pregnancies and unsafe terminations, and long-term reproductive complications – are often unmet, stigmatised and under-reported.

From Syria to Congo, male victims of sexual violence in conflict neglected, Reuters, 23 March 2017<http://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-war-sexualviolence-idUSKBN16U29X>:  The Refugee Law Project, based at Uganda's Makerere University, has identified 25 countries, including Libya and Central African Republic, where sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war against male civilians.

'The clear objective of our time is parity' rooted in women's empowerment – UN chief Guterres, UN News, 17 March 2017<http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56376#.WN0Cn2997IW>: The Secretary-General sought suggestions and opinions of the civil society representatives on how the UN can move forward on its commitments on gender equality. He opened the discussion by sharing life lessons on the issue, telling the gathering that during his time as Prime Minster of Portugal, one of his most difficult battles had been putting family violence on the national agenda.

VIII.                         Events

Webinar: Practice self-regulation - a trauma-informed approach for adolescent sexual health, 11 April 2017<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7555048240994226690>: Practice Self-Regulation™ is a federally funded trauma-informed approach for adolescent sexual health and well-being. In this webinar, the presenter will discuss the approach in-depth as well as way in which we can integrate sexual health promotion with sexual violence prevention through a trauma-informed therapeutic intervention to prevent sexual harm, STI’s, HIV, and teen pregnancy. [Source: NEARI Press].

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

IX.                             Vacancies

Adviser – Corporate Engagement<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/adviser-corporate-engagement> / International Alert / London, UK / Closing date: 5 April 2017. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Social Media Community Manager<https://www.aids.org.za/news> / AIDS Foundation South Africa / South Africa / Closing date: 5 April 2017. [Source: AIDS Foundation South Africa].

Enough (EVAWG) Campaigner<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/enough-evawg-campaigner-asia> / Oxfam International / Asia / Closing date: 9 April 2018. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Enough (EVAWG) Campaigner <https://www.awid.org/get-involved/enough-evawg-campaigner-africa>  / Oxfam International / Africa / Closing date: 9 April 2018. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Enough (EVAWG) Campaigner<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/enough-evawg-campaigner-latin-america-caribbean> / Oxfam International / Latin America and the Caribbean / Closing date: 9 April 2018. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Major Gifts Officer<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/major-gifts-officer> / Astraea / New York, USA / Closing date: 15 April 2018. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Program Manager, Engagement<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/program-manager-engagement> / International Human Rights Funders Group / New York, USA / Closing date: 17 April 2018. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Program Manager, Communications and Development<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/program-manager-communications-and-development> / International Human Rights Funders / New York, USA / Closing date: 17 April 2018. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Evaluation consultant: Mid-term review<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/evaluation-consultant-mid-term-review> / The Coalition of African Lesbians [CAL] / Africa / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

South African National Gender Specialist<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/south-african-national-gender-specialist> / Banyan Global / South Africa / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].

Assistant to the Executive Director<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/assistant-executive-director> / JASS (Just Associates) / Washington D.C, USA / Closing date: Open until filled. [Source: AWID Jobs eNews].


Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated evidence-based responses.

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is hosted by the Medical Research Council, South Africa.  The SVRI aims to increase awareness and promote research on sexual violence and its linkages to other forms of violence to influence policy and practice, particularly in low and middle income countries. To learn more about the SVRI visit our website www.svri.org<http://www.svri.org> or contact us at svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>

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