As part of the Our Voices III project, we are developing the 'Our Voices University Network: challenging sexual violence against children and youth' (OVUN). The OVUN is a global network of researchers committed to ethical, child-centred research to improve identification, prevention and response efforts for children and young people affected by child sexual violence. In this blog, you can hear what we've been up to so far, meet the leadership team, hear what our next steps are and how you can get involved.
The International Centre: researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking (IC) at the University of Bedfordshire in the UK are seeking to appoint an influencing and communications consultant.
In this webinar, held in collaboration with the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, we will introduce our new University Network to challenge sexual violence against children. There will be time for conversations for members and anyone interested to share ideas for future developments.
The webinar will take place on Monday 22 July 2019 at 12pm London time
We are aiming to build a supportive community of academics (researchers, teachers and students) working to promote child centred, participatory and right’s based approaches to challenging sexual violence. Part of this initiative is building connections between universities and other researchers working in this and related fields. We have put together a brief information gathering exercise to identify academics and institutions involved in and/or interested in being part of this developing network. If you are interested, we would love to hear more about your work!
This 'call for evidence' hopes to identify information and materials which explore participatory peer support models with young people who have experienced sexual violence.
The Samworth Foundation has launched a new fund calling for organisations who place young people at the centre of their design, decision making and model of delivery to influence and effect change in the prevention of Sexual Exploitation. Deadline for the expression of interest is on the 1st of October 2018.
The early bird registration for the Eurochild conference is still available. Participants can benefit from the early bird feels until the 31 July 2018.
The event will bring positive examples of how public decision-makers at local, national and European levels are respecting the right of children to participate in decisions affecting them. The Conference will host an estimated 250-300 participants including public sector officials, politicians, children’s rights professionals and children and young people.
Find all the information about the Eurochild conference on the dedicated page on Eurochild's website.
The Oak Foundation are holding a name change competition to rename their child abuse programme (CAP) to reflect their renewed focus on the core mission of preventing child sexual abuse and exploitation. They would like to invite partners and young people who have been involved in the Our Voices programme of work to participate by simply filling out this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nameourprogramme
The winner will receive a $5,000 USD contribution to the organisation of their choice.
Please note that the deadline has been extended to Thursday 12 April.
This week Claire Cody writes about the launch of a new network that focuses on the ethics and value of participatory engagement with young people affected by sexual violence.
This 'call for evidence' hopes to identify information and materials which explore participatory approaches to children and young people’s involvement in research and consultation addressing sexual violence.
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child are writing a General Comment on the rights of adolescents, fill in this survey and take your opportunity to shape what the General Comment will say.
As part of this project we want to hear from you! We want to gather information about, and map how young people across Europe are getting involved in sexual violence prevention work.
The committee welcome submissions for presentations by scholars and practitioners that relate to participatory practice with young people affected by sexual violence.
Feminist activists have been using the months of April and May to raise awareness about sexual assault. We would like to hear how young feminists from around the world work to raise awareness.