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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'>Dear SVRI List Members<br>
<br>
To follow is a list of newspaper articles and other stories on sexual violence
from across the globe. If you would like to suggest resources to be included on
the SVRI Updates or on the SVRI website, please email <a
href="mailto:svri@mrc.ac.za" title="blocked::mailto:svri@mrc.ac.za">svri@mrc.ac.za</a>.
For additional resources and information on sexual violence, visit us at <a
href="http://www.svri.org/" title="blocked::http://www.svri.org/">www.svri.org</a>.<br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sexual Violence in the News:<br>
</span></b><br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Appeal fails in plot to kill rape victim<br>
</span></b>Sydney Morning Herald, 1 February 2008<br>
A man who tried to get a hitman to kill his teenage son's rape victim has lost
an appeal against his 14-year sentence.<br>
<a
href="http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/appeal-fails-in-plot-to-kill-rape-victim/2008/02/01/1201800989440.html">http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/appeal-fails-in-plot-to-kill-rape-victim/2008/02/01/1201800989440.html</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Watchman, 78, sentenced to death for rape <br>
</span></b>Daily Nation Online, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Kenya</st1:country-region></st1:place>,
1 February 2008<br>
A 78-year-old security guard was Thursday sentenced to death for robbery and
rape at gunpoint.<br>
<a
href="http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=1&amp;newsid=115825">http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=1&amp;newsid=115825</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Frere gags staff over &#8216;rape&#8217; of
teen<br>
</span></b>Daily Dispatch Online, 1 February 2008 <br>
A TEENAGE mental patient was allegedly raped by a fellow patient at <st1:place
w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Frere</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Hospital</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>&#8217;s
male surgical ward last week, but the hospital&#8217;s management says it knows
nothing about it. <br>
<a href="http://www.dispatch.co.za/article.aspx?id=171396">http://www.dispatch.co.za/article.aspx?id=171396</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Kenyan children hardest hit by violence<br>
</span></b>SABC News, 1 February 2008<br>
The United Nations Children's agency has expressed concern about the escalating
violence in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Kenya</st1:place></st1:country-region>
and its impact on children.<br>
<a href="http://www.sabcnews.com/africa/east_africa/0,2172,163398,00.html">http://www.sabcnews.com/africa/east_africa/0,2172,163398,00.html</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Police Say Ohio Nurse Abused 14 Patients<br>
</span></b>New York Times, 31 January 2008<br>
Investigators have verified 14 cases of abuse by a nightshift nurse who told
police he abused nearly 100 patients at health care centers since the 1980s,
authorities said Thursday.<br>
<a
href="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Nursing-Home-Rape-Charge.html?_r=1&amp;scp=4&amp;sq=Rape&amp;st=nyt&amp;oref=slogin">http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Nursing-Home-Rape-Charge.html?_r=1&amp;scp=4&amp;sq=Rape&amp;st=nyt&amp;oref=slogin</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Cops ID man for rape of girl, 14<br>
</span></b><st1:country-region w:st="on">Trinidad and <st1:place w:st="on">Tobago</st1:place></st1:country-region>
Express, 31 January 2008<br>
An elderly man driving a nondescript mini-van is believed to be the predator
who abducted and raped a 14-year-old schoolgirl who accepted a ride from him.<br>
<a href="http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_news?id=161271690">http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_news?id=161271690</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Somali refugee wins <st1:country-region
w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">US</st1:place></st1:country-region> State
Department award for courage <br>
</span></b>Reuters AlertNet, 31 January 2008<br>
A young Somali refugee has been honoured with a prestigious <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region
 w:st="on">United States</st1:country-region></st1:place> government award for
her courageous work in fighting for the rights of women and girls in a Kenyan
refugee camp.<br>
<a
href="http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/UNHCR/70b47cc63fffbf6ac88619e6e7d07b70.htm">http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/UNHCR/70b47cc63fffbf6ac88619e6e7d07b70.htm</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>ANC Leader Cancels Tyson Appearance<br>
</span></b>The Associated Press, 31 January 2008<br>
ANC leader Jacob Zuma withdrew from a charity fundraising banquet honoring
former boxer Mike Tyson on Wednesday after receiving criticism from women's
groups in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">South Africa</st1:place></st1:country-region>.<br>
<a
href="http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jrb3fEVMLF4JCLhJxYTZzw_cZXHQD8UGBJIG1">http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jrb3fEVMLF4JCLhJxYTZzw_cZXHQD8UGBJIG1</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Dance teacher is guilty of rape<br>
</span></b>BBC News, 30 January 2008<br>
A dance teacher has been found guilty of raping a woman he gave lessons to.<br>
<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/7218111.stm">http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/7218111.stm</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Rape-accused cop to remain in custody <br>
</span></b>Independent Online, 30 January 2008<br>
Police constable Solomon Yende appeared for the second time in the <st1:City
w:st="on">Amersfoort</st1:City> magistrate's court on Wednesday, charged with
the rape of two children, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mpumalanga</st1:place></st1:State>
police said.<br>
<a
href="http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&amp;click_id=15&amp;art_id=nw20080130162557943C381495">http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&amp;click_id=15&amp;art_id=nw20080130162557943C381495</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Nigerian woman loses battle against
deportation</span></b><br>
Irish Independent, 30 January 2008<br>
A Nigerian woman who said she feared her daughters would be subjected to the
torture of female genital mutilation in her native country, has lost her bid to
stop their deportation.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'><a
href="http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/national-news/nigerian-woman-loses-battle-against-deportation-1277721.html">http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/national-news/nigerian-woman-loses-battle-against-deportation-1277721.html</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Rural <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Alaska</st1:State></st1:place>
Steeped in Sexual Violence<br>
</span></b>The Associated Press, 30 January 2008<br>
The state has long suffered the highest sexual assault rate in the nation, and
the problem is worst in rural areas, according to a report released Tuesday.<br>
<a
href="http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g4UplrK0nG7TFE1Vm5W-hsY7tFfQD8UFUR7O2">http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g4UplrK0nG7TFE1Vm5W-hsY7tFfQD8UFUR7O2</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Rape in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region
 w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region></st1:place> military<br>
</span></b><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Los Angeles</st1:place></st1:City>
Times, 30 January 2008<br>
How a fraternal culture and a habit of blaming the victim leave sexual violence
unexamined and unpunished.<br>
<a
href="http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-marshall30jan30,0,510658.story">http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-marshall30jan30,0,510658.story</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Task team to tackle Maritzburg rapes,
killings<br>
</span></b>The Mail and Guardian, 30 January 2008<br>
A task team will be established to investigate a series of recent rapes and
killings similar to the work of a serial killer who had operated in and around
Pietermaritzburg in the 1990s, police said on Wednesday.<br>
<a
href="http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx?articleid=331083&amp;area=/breaking_news/breaking_news__national/">http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx?articleid=331083&amp;area=/breaking_news/breaking_news__national/</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>In <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region
 w:st="on">Greece</st1:country-region></st1:place>, female sex victims become
recruiters<br>
</span></b>International Herald Tribune, 29 January 2008<br>
Sex traffickers in <st1:country-region w:st="on">Greece</st1:country-region>
have found a way to increase their illegal trade while avoiding detection: They
are using their female victims as predators to find new recruits in the
Balkans, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Russia</st1:country-region></st1:place>
and former Soviet states.<br>
<a href="http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/01/29/europe/traffic.php">http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/01/29/europe/traffic.php</a><br>
<br>
<st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><b><span style='font-weight:
  bold'>KENYA</span></b></st1:place></st1:country-region><b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>: Camps offer little refuge from rapes<br>
</span></b>IRIN News, 28 January 2008<br>
At least 250,000 Kenyans have sought refuge in camps for internally displaced
persons (IDPs) since violence broke out after a controversial national poll in
December 2007, but many women find the risk of sexual attack in the camps just
as great as outside.<br>
<a href="http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=76454">http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=76454</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Taking baby steps around the holy fire<br>
</span></b><st1:place w:st="on">Hindustan</st1:place> Times, 26 January 2008<br>
Almost 80 years after the first law against child marriage came into force,
child marriage continues unabated in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya
Pradesh.<br>
<a
href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/storypage/storypage.aspx?id=e24dcf45-94ab-4735-9373-0de3e10a1f36&amp;&amp;Headline=Taking+baby+steps+around+the+holy+fire">http://www.hindustantimes.com/storypage/storypage.aspx?id=e24dcf45-94ab-4735-9373-0de3e10a1f36&amp;&amp;Headline=Taking+baby+steps+around+the+holy+fire</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Student killed herself after rape<br>
</span></b>BBC News, 25 January 2008<br>
A 20-year-old woman who killed herself nine months after she was raped blamed
herself for the attack, an inquest has heard.<br>
<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/7209523.stm">http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/7209523.stm</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Judge warns on <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Britain</st1:place></st1:country-region>'s forced marriage toll <br>
</span></b>Weekly Telegraph, 24 January 2008<br>
Official statistics on forced marriage reflect only the &quot;tip of the
iceberg&quot; of a much larger problem in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Britain</st1:place></st1:country-region>, a district judge has
warned.<br>
<a
href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/01/24/nmarry124.xml">http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/01/24/nmarry124.xml</a><br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>&quot;Silence&quot; gives voice to <st1:country-region
w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Congo</st1:place></st1:country-region>'s rape
victims<br>
</span></b>Reuters, 23 January 2008<br>
PARK CITY, Utah (Hollywood Reporter) - If one of the roles of documentary film
is to shock, educate and move people to action, then Lisa F. Jackson's
&quot;The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo&quot; is more than doing its job.<br>
<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/reviewsNews/idUSN2310829020080124">http://www.reuters.com/article/reviewsNews/idUSN2310829020080124</a><br>
<br>
<br>
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:bold;
font-style:italic'>Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated
evidence-based responses.<br>
</span></font></i></b><font size=2><span style='font-size:11.0pt'><br>
The <st1:PersonName w:st="on">Sexual Violence Research Initiative</st1:PersonName>,
an initiative of the Global Forum for Health Research, is hosted by the Medical
Research Council, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">South
  Africa</st1:country-region></st1:place>. The SVRI aims to promote research on
sexual violence and generate empirical data to ensure sexual violence is
recognized as a priority public health problem. If you want to know more about
the SVRI visit our website <a href="http://www.svri.org/"
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or contact us at <a href="mailto:svri@mrc.ac.za"
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