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

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Our Voices Too (2016-2019)

Last updated: Fri 09, 2018

Aim: To help build a European network of children and young people to influence practice on preventing and responding to sexual violence and to improve understanding of the need for empowering approaches when working with young people affected by sexual violence.

Countries: Albania, Serbia and Moldova

Partners: Different & Equal, Atina and The National Center for Child Abuse Prevention (NCCAP)

Main funder: The Oak Foundation

Project lead: Claire Cody

Project activities include:

  • Carring out a situational analysis to understand the feasibility of working with partner organisations to support the development of a youth network in three new European countries.
  • Supporting partners to pilot a programme of work, the ‘Our Voices Toolkit for Young Advocates', to train a group of young people affected by sexual violence to become young advocates and develop a youth-led advocacy project designed to influence change in response to sexual violence in their local context.
  • Building a European research network on ethical engagement of children and young people affected by sexual violence.
  • Coordating a series of learning activities for the network including workshops and webinars.
  •  Building the evidence base through carrying out research on the use and value of participatory and peer support models for young people affected by sexual violence in Europe.

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