Strengthening participatory practice with children and young people affected by sexual violence

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LEAP Against Sexual Violence (2015-2017)

Last updated: Wed 11, 2016


Aim: Support children and young people affected by sexual violence in Europe  by strengthening and facilitating participatory practice.

Countries:  Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Romania and the UK

Partners: Barnardo's, Pulse Foundation, Terre des hommes Romania, Stichting Alexander, Terre des hommes Regional Office for South Eastern Europe and Eurochild.

Main funder: Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union

Project lead: Kate D'Arcy

Project activities include:

  • Developing a training programme for sexual violence specialist support services to promote participatory practice with children and young people affected by sexual violence.
  • Building capacity and sustainable professional support networks to promote participatory practice through facilitating communities of practice.
  • Developing a 12 week life skills and leadership programme toolkit for children and young people affected by sexual violence.
  • Training Youth Facilitators to co-deliver the programme with partner organisations.
  • Supporting children and young people to develop youth-led projects through creative tools such as film and art which will help protect other children and young people and challenge stigma.
  • Building the evidence-base through research and evaluation.
  • Facilitating European knowledge exchange through the dissemination of freely accessible tools and resources.

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