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New university network: Children Challenging Sexual Violence

Posted: Wed May, 2019

Author: Claire Cody

We are delighted to launch a new university network which will capture and promote participatory activities undertaken by universities around the world to challenge sexual violence against children by supporting children to be co-determiners of research agendas, activities, and teaching and curriculum materials. 

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Learning from the experts: young people’s perspectives on how we can support healthy child development after sexual abuse

Posted: Tue Apr, 2019

Author: Claire Cody

We would like to share findings from a participatory study on supporting mental health and wellbeing after sexual abuse in adolescence conducted by colleagues from 'The International Centre: Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking', University of Bedfordshire. 

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University engagement with children, young people and communities to challenge sexual violence against children

Posted: Fri Feb, 2019

Author: Claire Cody

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!

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New podcast: Can children and young people ‘do research’ on sexual violence?

Posted: Sat Dec, 2018

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In this new podcast we share some key findings from the Being Heard report, a review of the international evidence on youth participatory research on sexual violence against children. We focus in particular on a question that researchers and organisations working with young people often grapple with: can vulnerable young people, including those who have been affected by sexual violence, actually 'do research' on such a sensitive topic?

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Research study on peer support models - Call for evidence

Posted: Mon Sep, 2018

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This 'call for evidence' hopes to identify information and materials which explore participatory peer support models with young people who have experienced sexual violence.

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‘Being Heard’ project - Call for evidence

Posted: Thu Mar, 2017

Author: Claire Cody

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.

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Young people’s participation in CSE services: messages from a scoping review

Posted: Thu Jul, 2016

Author: Claire Cody

Isabelle Brodie is leading on the participation strand of the Alexi Project, an ambitious strategy developed by the Child Sexual Exploitation Funders’ Alliance (CSEFA). In this post she reflects on some of the key issues emerging from a  scoping review of the literature on participation and CSE which is published this week. You can read the reports here

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Webinar: Young people's views on their role in sexual violence prevention efforts

Posted: Thu Dec, 2015

Author: Claire Cody

The webinar will take place on 18th November 2015, 11am UK time.

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'They don't talk about it enough' report on young people's views on sexual violence

Posted: Tue Oct, 2015

Author: Claire Cody

In the summer of 2014 as part of the 'Our Voices' project, the project team at the University of Bedfordshire, together with country partner projects, organised a number of consultations with Youth Advisors across Albania, Bulgaria and the UK.

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We believe we can end sexual exploitation!

Posted: Mon Dec, 2014

Author: Claire Cody

Youth Advisors for the 'Our Voices' project, working with the organisation 'Different and Equal' in Albania, wrote an article exploring why and how young people can work together to end child sexual exploitation.

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Young people working with ’Our Voices’ partner projects feedback to Council of Europe

Posted: Wed Oct, 2014

Author: Claire Cody

A number of young people working with 'Our Voices' project partners have been involved in consultations to provide feedback on the draft child-friendly version of the Council of Europe's Lanzarote Convention.

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Participatory consultations with ‘Our Voices’ Youth Advisors begin

Posted: Wed Oct, 2014

Author: Claire Cody

Partner project staff are facilitating a number of workshops that aim to understand what young people in the UK, Bulgaria and Albania think about sexual violence prevention.

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'Say Something if you Know Something' consultation with young people

Posted: Thu May, 2014

Author: Claire Cody

NWG Network would like to get feedback from young people about their campaign to raise awareness about sexual exploitation in the UK.

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