This blog shares the reflections of PhD researcher and OVUN member, Janelle Rabe, on navigating participatory research with young people on the topic of sexual violence.
OVUN Guest Blog
In this blog, we reflect on the learning and key discussion points from the OVUN PhD student forum.
In this blog, we report on some of the learning from the process of using two group activities in workshops with young people in Kenya and Uganda which explored the value of participation from their perspectives.
This blog shares key learning from the process of developing workshop plans with our Young Researchers' Advisory Panel (YRAP), intended to explore with young people in Kenya and Uganda how young people’s participation in decision-making activities, in the context of child sexual abuse and exploitation, can be protective.
This blog guides readers through five research projects undertaken by the authors in Cambodia, the Philippines, and Thailand. It considers the notion of control in the research process and, ultimately, the value of methods which seek to maximise the control of participants with lived experience to achieve more meaningful data and understanding about – and responses to – child sexual exploitation and trafficking.
This blog considers some of the global discrepancies in relation to legally established minimum ages for providing consent to sexually activity.
This blog shares some of the key messages from an online discussion hosted by the Our Voices team in May 2022 with four OVUN members about the participation of boys and young men in research on child sexual abuse/exploitation.
This blog captures some of the practical learning from ‘Small Steps Can Make a Big Difference’ – a youth participatory action research (YPAR) project. It explores some of the benefits and challenges of undertaking this type of research, how to work with and embrace these challenges, and lessons learned along the way.
This blog discusses the concept of participation, why definitions matter, and the importance of tools and frameworks as supporting how we work in this space and helping us to critically reflect on our participatory research practice.
This blog provides context and rationale for a research study being undertaken on the recovery and reintegration experiences of children and young people affected by child sexual exploitation in Zimbabwe. It highlights the particular significance of Covid-19 on the lives of children and young people.
This blog explores the responsibilities of researchers in balancing children and young people’s rights to participation and to protection. The strategy of 'ethical reflexivity' is introduced as a way to provide researchers with the means to identify and respond to ethical challenges when working with children and young people affected by violence.
This blog makes a clear and convincing argument for why children and youth should be active agents in setting research agendas, co-working and leading aspects of research projects and being involved with the development and dissemination of research outputs.