[Svrilist] SVRI Update 10 5 2018

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu May 10 16:39:00 SAST 2018


10 MAY 2018


The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) is seeking proposals for research and secondary analysis using the United Nations Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence<http://www.partners4prevention.org/about-prevention/research/men-and-violence-study> in Asia and the Pacific quantitative data set. The UN Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence (UNMCS) was led by four United Nations Agencies - UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV - through the joint programme Partners for Prevention<http://www.partners4prevention.org/> (P4P). The SVRI welcomes applications from qualified researchers to access the data set for secondary analysis with the appropriate ethical considerations.

Applications can be submitted by sending a completed Application Form<http://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2018-05-09/Application%20Form%20UNMCS%20Request%20for%20Proposals.docx> to svri at mrc.ac.za<mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>  by 31 August 2018.

For more information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y9mc84rh



TEDX tv: Why the world marries. Bartels S. 2018<https://tedxtv.blogspot.co.za/2018/04/why-world-marries-susan-bartels.html?m=1>: In this TED talk, Dr. Bartels discusses underlying factors leading to increased rates of child marriage within the Syrian refugee crisis using research conducted in Lebanon in partnership with the ABAAD Resource Center for Gender Equality. The research is funded by the Sexual Violence Research Initiative and the World Bank Group through the Development Marketplace Awards for innovation on gender based violence solutions.

Learn more about the SVRI Grant and SVRI and World Bank Group Development Marketplace Awards<http://www.svri.org/what-we-do/research-support/svri-grant>



Implementation of the Good School Toolkit in Uganda: a quantitative process evaluation of a successful violence prevention program. Knight L, Allen E, Mirembe A, Nakuti J, Namy S, Child J.C, Sturgess J, Kyegombe N, Walakira E.J, Elbourne D, Naker D, Devries K.M. BMC Public Health. ePub, 2018<https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-018-5462-1>: The Good Schools Toolkit is a violence prevention behavioural intervention that aims to change school operational culture. This study examines what was implemented across the twenty-one intervention schools, variations in school prevalence of violence after the intervention, factors that influence exposure to the intervention and factors associated with students' experience of physical violence from staff at study endline. (Source: BMC Public Health).

Cluster randomised controlled trial of 'whole school' child maltreatment prevention programme in primary schools in Northern Ireland: study protocol for Keeping Safe. McElearney A, Brennan-Wilson A, Murphy C, Stephenson P, Bunting B. BMC Public Health. ePub, 2018<https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-018-5492-8>: In this study, authors conduct a randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of a school based child maltreatment prevention programme - the Keeping Safe programme. (Source: BMC Public Health).

The implications of community responses to intimate partner violence in Rwanda. Mannell J, Seyed-Raeisy I, Burgess R, Campbell C. PLoS One. 13(5), ePub, 2018<https://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_581223_20>: This paper examines implications of community-focused policy intervention for women's mental wellbeing in Rwanda. (Source: PLoS ONE).

Using the Violence Risk Scale-Sexual Offense version in sexual violence risk assessments: updated risk categories and recidivism estimates from a multisite sample of treated sexual offenders. Olver M.E, Mundt J.C, Thornton D, Beggs Christofferson S.M, Kingston D.A, Sowden J.N, Nicholaichuk T.P, Gordon A, Wong S.C.P. Psychol. Assess. ePub, 2018<https://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_580988_20>: This study seeks to develop updated risk categories and recidivism estimates for the Violence Risk Scale-Sexual Offense version (VRS-SO; Wong, Olver, Nicholaichuk, & Gordon, 2003-2017), a sexual offender risk assessment and treatment planning tool. (Source: Safetylit).



Counting the cost: The price society pays for violence against women. Ibrahim Z, Kuru-Utumpala J, Goulden J. CARE International. 2018<https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Counting_the_costofViolence.pdf>: This report draws on studies from 13 different areas of the world and presents the economic costs of violence against women in relation to national economies. (Source: WUNRN).

Podcast: What is secondary data and how can I utilize it? GBVIMS. 2018<https://soundcloud.com/gbvims/what-is-secondary-data-and-how-can-i-utilize-it>: In this postcard, the presenter talks about secondary data and how it can be effectively utilized by others.

Leading research on gender equality. SAGE Journals<http://journals.sagepub.com/GenderEquality>: This latest research from SAGE explores the effect inequalities have on society, the impact of gender equality movements, and considerations for pursuing equality in today's world. (Source: SAGE Publishing).

Men's rights - A collection of accessible critiques. XY Online<https://xyonline.net/content/mens-rights-collection-accessible-critiques>: A range of critiques and assessments of the men's rights movement have been published in recent years. This webpage offers resources on the academic assessments and explorations of this movement and its politics and agendas and impact. (Source: Queensland University of Technology).



Call for proposals<http://www.svri.org/news/un-women-call-proposals-inviting-csos-working-promote-roma-women%E2%80%99s-rights-and-gender-equality>: Inviting CSOs working to promote Roma women's rights and gender equality - UN Women. Deadline: 25 May 2018.

Call for proposals<http://www.svri.org/news/call-proposals-medica-mondiale-iraq-2018-improving-situation-women-and-girls-conflict-affected>: Iraq 2018 - Improving the situation of women and girls in conflict affected regions - medica mondiale. Deadline: 27 May 2018.

Call for proposals<http://www.svri.org/news/call-proposals-medica-mondiale-c%C3%B4te-d%E2%80%99ivoire-2018-improving-situation-women-and-girls-conflict>: Côte d'Ivoire 2018 - Improving the situation of women and girls in conflict affected regions - medica mondiale. Deadline: 1 June 2018.

Call for papers<http://www.scra27.org/files/6715/2582/9355/AJCP_CALL_FOR_PAPERS.pdf>: Applied and translational research on trauma-responsive programs and policy - A special issue of the American Journal of Community Psychology. Deadline: 30 July 2018.




  *   Webinar: Using an understanding of sexual violence risk and protective factors to inform primary prevention programming, 23 May 2018<http://www.wcsap.org/using-understanding-sexual-violence-risk-and-protective-factors-inform-primary-prevention>: This webinar will provide an overview of definitions of and recent research regarding factors that elevate risk for sexual assault perpetration. Participants will be engaged in identifying risk and protective factors in the communities they serve and identifying ways to prioritize and target specific risk factors in their primary prevention programming and evaluation. Register online<http://www.wcsap.org/using-understanding-sexual-violence-risk-and-protective-factors-inform-primary-prevention>.

  *   6th annual Afrika Tikkun child protection dialogue, 31 May 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa<http://www.svri.org/events/6th-annual-afrika-tikkun-child-protection-dialogue>: This Dialogue will showcase case studies of efforts Afrika Tikkun and partner organisations have made towards improving their work in prevention and response to violence and harm to children.


  *   Innovative ideas to stop violence against girls<http://www.praeventionstag.de/nano.cms/daily-prevention-news/details/2891>, Deutscher Präventionstag news, 10 May 2018.

  *   4 ideas to stop violence against girls: a walking school bus, sports talk and more<https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/05/07/609056431/4-ideas-to-stop-violence-against-girls-a-walking-school-bus-sports-talk-and-more>, npr news, 7 May 2018.

  *   #MeToo sex scandals spur interest in standards for the aid sector<https://www.irinnews.org/analysis/2018/05/02/metoo-sex-scandals-spur-interest-standards-aid-sector>, IRIN News, 2 May 2018.

  *   Fighting the backlash against feminism in Bulgaria<https://www.openglobalrights.org/Fighting-the-backlash-against-feminism-in-Bulgaria/?lang=English>, Open Global Rights news, 2 May 2018.

  *   SITAN South Africa Coordinator<http://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2018-05-07/2018-05-04%20SITAN%20South%20Africa%20Coordinator.pdf>, ECPAT, South Africa - Closing date: 15 May 2018.

  *   Summer Program Interns<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/summer-program-interns?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Job>, Center for Women's Global Leadership, New Brunswick, USA - Closing date: 18 May 2018.

  *   Project Outreach and Training Coordinator<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/project-outreach-and-training-coordinator?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Job>, The Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project, Washington, USA - Closing date: Open until filled.

  *   Academic Writers<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/academic-writers?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Job>, ABC-CLIO, Flexible - Closing date: Open until filled.

  *   Program Associate<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/program-associate-wlp?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Job>, Women's Learning Partnership, Maryland, USA - Closing date: Open until filled.

  *   Women's Empowerment Project Coordinator<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/womens-empowerment-project-coordinator?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Job>, TATU Project, Tanzania - Closing date: Open until filled.


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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