[Svrilist] SVRI Update 25 January 2018

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jan 25 15:40:14 SAST 2018


25 JANUARY 2018


An individually randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of the Women for Women International Programme in reducing intimate partner violence and strengthening livelihoods amongst women in Afghanistan: trial design, methods and baseline findings. Gibbs A, Corboz J, Shafiq M, Marofi F, Mecagni A, Mann C, Karim F, Chirwa E, Maxwell-Jones C, Jewkes R. BMC Public Health, ePub, 2018<https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-018-5029-1>: This study evaluates the effectiveness of the Women for Women International (WfWI) intervention in reducing intimate partner violence experienced by married Afghan women and improving their mental health. (Source: BMC Public Health).

Campus sexual assault: future directions for research. McMahon S, Wood L, Cusano J, Macri L.M. Sex Abuse. ePub, 2018<https://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_571236_25>: This article summarizes the empirical research related to campus sexual assault gained from the past two decades and identify areas in which further work is needed. (Source: Safetylit).

Sexual and reproductive health education needs, gender roles attitudes and acceptance of couple violence according to engaged men and women. Terzioglu F, Kok G, Guvenc G, Ozdemir F, Gonenc I.M, Hicyilmaz B.D, Sezer N.Y. Community Ment. Health J. ePub, 2018<https://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_571464_20>: This study evaluates the attitudes of engaged men and women who are of legal age to marry towards gender roles and acceptance of couple violence, and determines their sexual/reproductive health education needs. (Source: Safetylit).

Development of a multi-dimensional scale to measure trauma associated with child sexual abuse (MSCSA) and its ramifying impacts on children: A pilot study. Choudhary V, Satapathy S, Sagar R. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 31, 27-35, 2018<https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876201817307608>: This study aims to develop a multi-dimensional child sexual abuse tool to assess the impact of trauma on children aged between 7 and 13 years. (Source: SceinceDirect).

Navigating ethical challenges in qualitative research with children and youth through sustaining mindful presence. Woodgate R.L, Tennent P, Zurba M. ePub, 2017<http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1609406917696743>:  This article explores ethical challenges in qualitative research by bringing forward examples from the literature and from IN-GAUGE, a research program spanning over 15 years and focusing on the significance of multiple perspectives and the value of gauging the health needs of young people and their families. (Source: SAGE Journals).

A systematic review of interventions for women parenting in the context of intimate partner violence. Austin A.E, Shanahan M.E, Barrios Y.V, Macy R.J. Trauma Violence Abuse. ePub, 2017<https://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_571357_23>: This study examines approaches and effects of interventions designed to address aspects of parenting among intimate partner violence affected women. (Source: Safetylit).



Special collection: Preventing and responding to teen dating violence. Branco P. VAWnet. 2018<https://vawnet.org/sc/preventing-and-responding-teen-dating-violence>: This special collection emphasizes collaborative and multi-level approaches to the prevention of and response to teen dating violence. (Source: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence).

Enhancing access to post-rape care for child survivors in the context of police and health services in Zambia: A feasibility assessment of a police response model. Chelwa N, Hemal K, Msipu Phiri G, Mbizvo M.T, Undie C. Lusaka: Population Council. 2017<http://www.popcouncil.org/uploads/pdfs/2017RH_PoliceResponseSGBV-Zambia.pdf>: This study assesses the feasibility of implementing a transportation intervention within police stations, coupled with training and sensitization for police officers to perform their government-mandated roles in post-rape care. (Source: Population Council).

Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors (CCSAS) multimedia toolkit. International Rescue Committee, University of California Los Angeles<http://ccsas.iawg.net/>: This multimedia educational program is designed to improve clinical care for and general treatment of sexual assault survivors by providing medical instruction and encouraging competent, compassionate, confidential care. (Source: International Rescue Committee).

Intersectionality matters: A guide to engaging immigrant and refugee communities to prevent violence against women. Chen J. Melbourne, VIC: Multicultural Centre for Women's Health. 2017<http://mcwh.com.au/downloads/Intersectionality-Matters-Guide-2017.pdf>: This guide aims to help people and organisations develop violence prevention approaches, strategies and activities in a way that effectively engages immigrant and refugee communities to prevent violence against women. (Source: ANROWS).

This isn't the life for you: Masculinities and nonviolence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) with a focus on urban violence. Taylor A, Moura T, Scabio J.L, Borde E, Afonso J.S, Barker G. Washington, DC and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Promundo, 2016<https://promundoglobal.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Images2016_ENG_Web_15JUN.pdf>: This study highlights the importance of bringing gender, and particularly masculinities, to the table when developing solutions to urban violence and public security. (Source: The Drum Beat).



Webinar recording: Critical reflections on the family in the context of violence against women<http://www.svri.org/what-we-do/capacity-development/events-and-seminars/webinar-critical-reflections-family-context-violence-against-women>: In partnership with the University of South Australia and Raising Voices, the SVRI hosted an interactive webinar to reflect on the systemic influence of male perpetrated violence against women on family roles, relationships, and expectations.



Call for abstracts<http://www.hst.org.za/publications/Pages/SAHR-2018-Call-for-Abstracts.aspx>: South African Health Review 2018. Deadline: 30 January 2018.

Call for Papers<http://www.svri.org/news/call-papers-gender-and-health-journal-neuropsychology-and-violence>: Gender and Violence Journal - Neuropsychology and Violence. Deadline: 20 February 2018.




  *   1st Asia Pacific safe and together model conference 2018, 7-8 February 2018, Melbourne, Australia<http://www.cvent.com/events/safe-together-model-conference-2018/event-summary-20658f9460e44c88ab815af4cd395ee5.aspx>: This conference will provide an understanding of Safe and Together model - an internationally respected approach for working with families impacted by domestic violence perpetrator behaviour.
  *   Local evidence to action and local action as evidence, Australia, 23 February 2018<https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/local-evidence-to-action-local-action-as-evidence-tickets-41232204634>: This workshop will showcase promising practice in the prevention of violence against women from the building safe communities for women initiative. In addition, ANROWS will launch Action Research Support project report.
  *   2018 International Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Summit, Bali, Indonesia, 16-20 April 2018<https://sbccsummit.org/>: This conference is organised to understand better what works in shifting social norms, changing behaviours and in amplifying the voice of those who have most at stake in the success of development efforts.
  *   22nd Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International conference, 26-28 September 2018, Ontario, Canada<https://www.nnvawi.org/>: This conference provides a forum for nurses, social workers, counsellors, physicians, advocates, community activists, policy makers and researchers to share their work and engage in dialogue about innovations in research, practice, education and policy that support action to create a violence free world. The conference committee invites submission of abstracts by 19 January 2018. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended! The deadline is now 12 February 2018. Abstracts can be submitted at www.nnvawi.org<http://www.nnvawi.org>

  *   Principal Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development)<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/principal-social-development-specialist-gender-and-development>, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines - Closing date: 29 January 2018.
  *   International consultant to advance understanding of journalists and media towards gender equality<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/international-consultant-advance-understanding-journalists-and-media-towards-gender>, UN Women, Home based - Closing date: 31 January 2018.
  *   Multiple opportunities with FEMNET<http://femnet.org/2018/01/22/5-exciting-exceptional-career-opportunities-femnet/>, African Women's Development and Communication Network, Nairobi, Kenya - Closing date: 5 February 2018.
  *   Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights Executive Director<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/womens-global-network-reproductive-rights-executive-director>, Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights, Philippines - Closing date: 5 February 2018.
  *   Director<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/director-europe>, The End FGM Network, Brussels, Belgium - Closing date: 12 February 2018.
  *   Executive Director<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/executive-director-advocaid>, AdvocAid, Freetown, Sierra Leone - Closing date: 18 February 2018.
  *   Arabic Content Specialist<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/arabic-content-specialist>, Learning Equality, Flexible - Closing date: Open until filled.

  *   Sexual harassment and assault rife at United Nations - staff claim,<https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jan/18/sexual-assault-and-harassment-rife-at-united-nations-staff-claim?CMP=share_btn_tw> The Guardian, 18 January 2018.

  *   'My daughter demands more': the men fighting child Marriage in Lebanon<https://www.newsdeeply.com/womenandgirls/articles/2018/01/18/my-daughter-demands-more-the-men-fighting-child-marriage-in-lebanon>, News Deeply, 18 January 2018.

  *   San Francisco takes a stand to protect sex workers who come forward about abuse<http://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/entry/san-francisco-sex-workers-policy_us_5a58fa29e4b03c4189655459>, Huffpost Women, 12 January 2018.


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