[Svrilist] SVRI Update 28 March 2019

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Mar 28 16:37:03 SAST 2019


28 MARCH 2019


The Sexual Violence Research Initiative and World Bank Group are awarding 11 teams from around the world with funds to support evidence-based research and innovation to help address the global pandemic of gender-based violence. The event will include a critical reflection on how to scale up promising interventions, turning research into action. We invite you to come meet the winners and learn about their innovative research. Award winners represent work across low and middle income settings. Register to join the event here<https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg7n3gdt56b88511&oseq=&c=&ch=>.

Date: 9 April 2019
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Venue: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters

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



Call to solicit documents: Rapid Review of Disability and Older Age Inclusion in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Humanitarian Interventions<http://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2019-03-28/Rapid%20review_Call%20for%20documents_Final%20%28002%29.pdf>: Elrha has commissioned VOIC to conduct a rapid review of Disability and Older Age Inclusion (DOAI) in GBV humanitarian Interventions. The rapid review will be carried out in March and April 2019 and seeks to improve understanding on the inclusion of people with disabilities and older people in existing GBV interventions in humanitarian settings. The review will also provide promising practice examples of inclusion of people with disabilities and older people in GBV interventions.

If you know of existing GBV interventions that address the inclusion of people with disabilities and/or older people, please share relevant documents, links, data or any other materials with Emma Pearce (VOICE Consultant) at EmmaPearce2018 at gmail.com<mailto:EmmaPearce2018 at gmail.com> by March 31st, 2019.



Defining and measuring technology-facilitated gender-based violence. Hinson L, O'Brien-Milne L, Mueller J, Bansal V, Wandera N, Bankar S. International Center for Research on Women. 2019<http://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2019-03-25/ICRW_TFGBVMarketing_Brief_v3_WebReady_0.pdf>: Cyberbullying, online harassment and cyberstalking are all too common, but these terms fail to capture the spectrum of violent behaviours that occur in digital spaces and disproportionately affect women, girls and sexual minorities. This brief offers a comprehensive definition of technology-facilitated gender-based violence.



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.

Sexualised violence against children: a review of laws and policies in Kenya. Wangamati C.K, Yegon G, Sundby J, Prince R.L, Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters. ePub, 2019<https://tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/26410397.2019.1586815>: This paper reviews existing laws and policies on child sexual abuse and highlights their strengths and weaknesses. (Source: Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters).

Social norms and beliefs about gender based violence scale: a measure for use with gender based violence prevention programs in low-resource and humanitarian settings. Perrin N, Marsh M, Clough A, Desgroppes A, Yope Phanuel C, Abdi A, Kaburu F, Heitmann S, Yamashina M, Ross B, Read-Hamilton S, Turner R, Heise L, Glass N. Confl Health. ePub, 2019<https://conflictandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13031-019-0189-x>: In this paper, authors describe the formative research and psychometric testing of the Social Norms and Beliefs about Gender Based Violence (GBV) Scale. The Scale is designed to measure change over time in harmful social norms and personal beliefs associated with violence against women and girls among men and women community members in low resource and complex humanitarian settings. (Source: BioMed Central).

School personnel's bystander action in situations of teen relationship abuse and sexual assault: prevalence and correlates. Edwards K.M, Sessarego S.N, Banyard V.L, Rizzo A.J, Mitchell K.J. J. Sch. Health. ePub, 2019<https://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_608886_20>: This study examines the rates and correlates of bystander intentions among school personnel in situations of relationship abuse and sexual assault. (Source: Safetylit).
Healthcare professionals as gatekeepers in research involving refugee survivors of sexual torture: an examination of the ethical issues. Dehghan R, Wilson J. Dev. World Bioeth. ePub, 2019<https://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_608825_20>: This paper examines the ethical issues that arise when healthcare providers act as gatekeepers to research involving vulnerable populations. (Source: Safetylit).

Pathways from food insecurity to intimate partner violence perpetration among peri-urban men in South Africa. Hatcher A.M, Stöckl H, McBride R.S, Khumalo M, Christofides N. Am J Prev Med. ePub, 2019<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30905482>: This study aims to examine the relationship between men's food insecurity and their use of past-year intimate partner violence, and to explore the pathways linking these two conditions. (Source: NCBI).


WHO webpage: prevent sexual exploitation and abuse<https://www.who.int/about/ethics/sexual-exploitation-abuse>: This webpage offers information and resources on fighting against sexual exploitation and abuse. (Source: WHO).

How to report on violence against women and their children. Our Watch. 2019<https://www.ourwatch.org.au/getmedia/be14bef0-8f1a-424f-be24-e7811cc4a43c/How-to-report-on-violence-against-women-and-their-children_FINAL_AA.pdf.aspx>: This report provides tips and information media can use to ensure their reporting is part of the solution to violence against all women and their children and is not causing harm to survivors or perpetuating attitudes and behaviours that support violence. (Source: ANROWS).

Policy note: Achieving social protection for all adolescents: how can a gender norms lens support more effective programming? Jones N, Presler-Marshall E. ODI, GAGE. 2019<https://www.gage.odi.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CSW-Social-Protection-Policy-Note-WEB-1.pdf>: This policy note explores why upholding the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs) 'leave no one behind' agenda will necessitate adopting a wider perspective on adolescents' well-being and ensuring that social protection programme design and implementation is informed by an understanding of specific life-cycle, gender and other intersecting vulnerabilities. (Source: ODI).

Too tough to scale? Challenges to scaling innovation in the humanitarian sector. Elrha. 2018<https://www.elrha.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Elrha-TTTS-A4-FINAL.pdf>: This report outlines the discrete problems and barriers to scale in the humanitarian system, with specific calls to action for how these can be addressed. (Source: Elrha).



CSRS research blog<https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/law/research/projects/csrs/research-blog.aspx>: This webpage provides a selection of stories and updates from the field, as well as photographs and video clips from the researchers' scoping and field visits to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia and Uganda. (Source: University of Birmingham).



Call for Applications<https://www.womenfundgeorgia.org/ka/WhatWeDo/Grantmaking/3462>: Women's Fund in Georgia - Strengthening the Capacity of Women Groups and Organizations to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Deadline: 4 April 2019.

Call for Proposals<http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=54170>: UN Women - Support to Women's Engagement in Peacemaking in Afghanistan. Deadline: 11 April 2019.

Call for Proposals<http://www.efi-ife.org/call-proposals-iraq>: EuroMed Feminist Initiative - Gender Equality and Social and Legal Change in their Communities. Deadline: 14 April 2019.

Call for Papers<http://www.svri.org/svrinterest/call-papers-special-issue-guns-and-gun-violence>: Special Issue on Guns and Gun Violence - Violence and Gender. Deadline: 15 April.2019.

Call for Applications<https://www.home.sandvik/en/about-us/sustainable-business/our-operations/partners/community-involvement-and-sponsorship/sandvik-india-gender-awards/>: Sandvik India Gender Awards. Deadline: 30 April 2019.

Call for Proposals<https://co-impact.org/apply-for-a-round-two-grant/?cmp=organic.linkedin.social.industry_news.inclusive_growth.all.global>: Co-Impact - Grant Program Focusing on Early Childhood Development and Increased and/or Improved Jobs and Livelihoods in LMICs in the Global South. Deadline: 30 April 2019.

Call for Applications<http://www.trustconference.com/changemakers/>: Trust Conference Changemakers Programme - Modern Slavery, Women's Rights, Economic Empowerment, Refugee Support and Other Human Rights Areas. Deadline: 3 May 2019.




·         Webinar: from the safe sport law to your organizational policies - preventing sexual abuse in adaptive sports, 10 April 2019, 3pm ET<http://www.preventconnect.org/2019/03/from-the-safe-sport-law-to-your-organizational-policies-preventing-sexual-abuse-in-adaptive-sports/>: This webinar will provide a practical overview of how to develop and implement an organizational sexual abuse prevention plan, which includes policies, staff training, and creating a strong organizational culture. Register online<http://www.preventconnect.org/2019/03/from-the-safe-sport-law-to-your-organizational-policies-preventing-sexual-abuse-in-adaptive-sports/>.

·         Sharing and strengthening our practice conference, 9-10 May 2019, Darwin, Australia<https://www.anrows.org.au/event/sharing-and-strengthening-our-practice-conference/>: This conference brings together frontline workers and practitioners providing domestic violence, family and sexual violence services. It aims to improve practice and innovation to support a responsive and high quality service system.

·         Prevent, find, link and retain: the essential role of OVC programming in HIV epidemic control, 29-30 May 2019, Washington DC, USA<https://ovcsupport.org/events/prevent-find-link-and-retain-the-essential-role-of-ovc-programming-in-hiv-epidemic-control/>: This conference will highlight new priorities for orphans and vulnerable children programs, best practices from current programs and discussion of challenges and approaches to ensuring the well-being of children and families living with and effected by HIV.

·         Free Training: Complicated Matters - Links Between Domestic and Sexual Violence, Substance Use and Mental Ill-health (CPD Accredited), 5 June 2019, London, UK<https://avaproject.org.uk/events/free-training-complicated-matters-links-between-domestic-sexual-violence-substance-use-and-mental-ill-health-cpd-accredited/?mc_cid=b2abad810d&mc_eid=2c5bc58ee4>: This training will 'uncomplicate' matters by raising awareness about the links between experiences of domestic and sexual violence, substance use and mental ill-health. Participants will learn effective ways to engage with individuals and families who are affected by these issues.

·         SVRI Forum 2019: Time is Now, 21-25 October 2019, Cape Town, South Africa<http://www.svri.org/forums/forum2019/>: This year, the SVRI Forum will focus on research working to understand and redress inequity among vulnerable populations to ensure no-one is left behind; research on violence against women and linkages to violence against children, realising the SDGs and research for social change and global movements. Early registration<http://www.svri.org/forums/forum2019/fees.html> closes on 31 July 2019.

·         Grants and Compliance Advisor<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/grants-and-compliance-advisor?utm_source=JobEmail&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Job>, ActionAid International, Nairobi, Kenya / London, UK / Johannesburg, South Africa -  Closing date: 29 March 2019.

·         Events Manager<https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/odi/vms/e/careers/positions/ccHh50yO1bfRpcDrglq3Ts?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=877946_ODI%20newsletter%20-%2021%20March%202019&utm_country=&dm_i=4O2W,ITFE,3CD5TA,26FRK,1>, Overseas Development Institute, UK - Closing Date: 31 March 2019.

·         IT Support Consultant<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/it-support-consultant?utm_source=JobEmail&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Job>, AWID, Toronto, Canada (preferred) or flexible - Closing date: 31 March 2019.

·         Program Officer, South and Southeast Asia<https://www.awid.org/get-involved/program-officer-south-and-southeast-asia?utm_source=JobEmail&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Job>, New York, NY, USA - Closing date: 5 April 2019.

·         Sex Rights Africa Network Coordinator<https://www.sexrightsafrica.net/vacancy-sex-rights-africa-network-coordinator/?utm_source=Sex+Rights+Africa+Network&utm_campaign=c313d74c10-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_27_03_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd78b60e19-c313d74c10-163879665>, AIDS Foundation of South Africa, Durban, South Africa - Closing date: 15 April 2019.

·         Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow - Public Finance & Institutions Programme<https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/odi/vms/e/careers/positions/bgX-UFb0zniyjVuhPHeW-O?utm_campaign=877946_ODI%20newsletter%20-%2021%20March%202019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Overseas%20Development%20Institute&utm_country=&dm_i=4O2W,ITFE,3CD5TA,26FRK,1>, Overseas Development Institute, London, UK - Closing Date: 23 April 2019.

·         Curriculum and Training Manager<https://static1.squarespace.com/static/586da1dcff7c50a814a5fdd4/t/5c953faee5e5f05a69117d17/1553285038758/NMNW+Curriculum+and+Training+Mgr+Job+Spec_March+2019.pdf>, No Means No Worldwide, Location Not Specified - Closing date: 30 April 2019.

·         Male Global Master Trainer<https://static1.squarespace.com/static/586da1dcff7c50a814a5fdd4/t/5c953fd84192024774a14547/1553285081489/NMNW+Male+GMT+Job+Spec_March+2019.pdf>, No Means No Worldwide, East Africa- Closing date: 5 May 2019.



The global South is changing how knowledge is made, shared and used<https://theconversation.com/the-global-south-is-changing-how-knowledge-is-made-shared-and-used-113943?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebookbutton&fbclid=IwAR0T0KW4bRDKv4WeYKY_tANLpNUOYM_wlaEyPhS0M2vEE7zdkpqVgKPhMQ0>, The Conversation, 25 March 2019.

Myanmar and China's Bride Trafficking Problem<http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/myanmar-chinas-bride-trafficking-problem/>, IPS News, 22 March 2019.

How can we make families safer? Get men to change their violent behavior<https://theconversation.com/how-can-we-make-families-safer-get-men-to-change-their-violent-behaviour-113451>, The Conversation, 14 March 2019.

New app tracks family violence with diary entries, photos and video<https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/new-app-tracks-family-violence-with-diary-entries-photos-and-video-20190313-p513y1.html>, The Age, 13 March 2019.


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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