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The politics of participation

Posted: Thu Nov, 2017

Author: Claire Cody

This blog reflects on a recent trip to Serbia and explores the importance of exploring the socio-political context when thinking about projects involving children and young people affected by sexual violence.

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

Posted: Wed Nov, 2017

Author: Claire Cody

On the 17th November 2017 the LEAP project came to an end. This blog, written by Kate D'Arcy the Project Coordinator for LEAP, shares what has been developed as a result of this two year European project.

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Applying theory to understand the potential of group work with young people affected by sexual violence

Posted: Fri Jul, 2017

Author: Claire Cody

Group work with young people affected by sexual violence is currently under-theorised. Having a better understanding of feminist, trauma and empowerment theories may help us to better understand the true potential of group work with young people affected by sexual violence.

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Strengthening participatory practice across Europe: resources and updates from the LEAP project

Posted: Fri May, 2017

Author: Claire Cody

The LEAP project is a European project which aims to support children and young people affected by sexual violence by strengthening and facilitating participatory practice. It is running from 2015-2017, and is part of the Our Voices programme of work.

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"It was a turning point"

Posted: Wed May, 2017

Author: Claire Cody

Listening in on a community of practice developing participatory work with children and young people affected by sexual violence.

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How to discuss sexuality, sexual abuse and violence with young people

Posted: Tue Feb, 2017

Author: Claire Cody

When young people have access to information and adults are able to have meaningful conversations with them a strong basis is in place for young people’s participation. However, many professionals are hesitant to discuss healthy sexual development, risky sexual behaviour and sexual violence with young people. Professionals know it’s important, but don’t feel competent to do so. This blog post shares learing from a recent webinar which explored these issues and was hosted as part of the LEAP Project.

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Having Our Say Too

Posted: Tue Jan, 2015

Author: Claire Cody

Having Our Say Too (HOST) was a two-year UK wide participatory photography project designed and delivered by PhotoVoice between March 2012 and January 2014.

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Responses from the 'call for information'

Posted: Fri Oct, 2014

Author: Claire Cody

We received an impressive number of responses from projects and groups across Europe who shared examples and learning from working with children and young people to prevent sexual violence.

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A snapshot from BLAST! Working with boys in the UK

Posted: Sun Aug, 2014

Author: Claire Cody

All the work we do at BLAST is participatory as we always keep boys and young men at the heart of our practice. Young men guide us to the support they need and how this can best be achieved.

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Young people affected by sexual violence in the UK help prepare other young people for court proceedings

Posted: Tue Jun, 2014

Author: Claire Cody

About a year ago I had two female clients A and C, aged 15 and 16 who had completed their 'journey', they had been to court and were ending their time with me as their ISVA. Separately both clients requested that as part of their healing they support SECOS in helping other young people prepare for court.

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Eighteen And Under's young people's shadow management group in Scotland

Posted: Sun Jun, 2014

Author: Claire Cody

Eighteen And Under have a shadow management group consisting of young people. These young people assist in the running and management of the organisation.

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Views from an outreach worker: Supporting young people to engage in a two year participatory project

Posted: Sat Jun, 2014

Author: Claire Cody

A project worker shares her experiences of supporting young women involved in a national participatory project.

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Young girl leaders in Ukraine fight violence against women and girls

Posted: Thu Jun, 2014

Author: Claire Cody

The main strategy of this project is to empower young girl-leaders to conduct advocacy and awareness-raising among young girls and boys. Currently, many manifestations of violence are not recognised by the majority of young people in Ukraine, and therefore they perceive such violence as normal.

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The Youth Volunteer Movement "You know the way? Do it your own way then…" brings theatre performances to audiences in Russia

Posted: Wed Apr, 2014

Author: Claire Cody

The Youth Volunteer Movement "You know the way? Do it your own way then…" was founded in 2009 by the  Regional NGO Stellit. Today, two hundred young people between the ages of 15-24 years old are involved in implementing prevention and awareness raising activities among their peers.

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