Blog: Outputs and activities developed by Youth Advocates as part of the Our Voices Too Youth Advocacy Project

Posted: Thu Feb, 2020

Author: Claire Cody

Since 2018 the International Centre has been working on the Our Voices Too Youth Advocacy Project in partnership with three national NGOs in Europe: Different & Equal in Albania; the National Center for Child Abuse Prevention (NCCAP) in Moldova and ATINA in Serbia. Each organisation has worked with Youth Advocates who have designed, organised and facilitated a number of advocacy activities.

As the Our Voices Too Youth Advocacy Project is now wrapping up, we wanted to share with you some of the fantastic resources that were developed by the Youth Advocates involved in this project.

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New podcast: What does participation in CSE services look like?

Posted: Fri May, 2018


Dr Isabelle Brodie (International Centre) shares findings from a scoping review of the literature she conducted with colleagues from the International Centre on the participation of young people in child sexual exploitation (CSE) services. The review was part of the Alexi Project and can be accessed here. Isabelle speaks about the different meanings of participation, what conditions need to be in place in order to make participative working possible and effective, and shares young people and professionals' views on participation in CSE services; what they value and what they find challenging.

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New podcast on embedding participation

Posted: Thu Feb, 2018

Author: Delphine Girma

Check out our latest podcast on embedding participation with Abi Billinghurst, the founder and director of Abianda, a social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs. Abi explains how participation is central to the work of Abianda and shares her expertise on embedding participation as a model of practice in various professional cultures. We also talk about how Abianda’s participatory methods are part of a wider contextual approach to working with young people, which acknowledges and addresses the wider contexts of young peoples’ experiences. 

Abi also wrote all the tools for the LEAP Against Sexual Violence project which can be accessed on the Childhub website.

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Placing children's voices at the heart of organisations that service them: Lessons from governance with children who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation

Posted: Thu Feb, 2017

Author: Roger Hart, Ayşenur Ataman and Bijan Kimiagar

The purpose of this publication from ECPAT Internationalis to synthesise current thinking on how to best enable the voices of children who have been the subject of exploitation to have roles in the decision making and governance of organisations that are designed to support and advocate for them.

Read the full thematic report here.

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ECPAT's Youth Journal

Posted: Tue Aug, 2015


A journal of good practices of child and youth initiatives in the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children.

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Evaluation of Rape Crisis Scotland's Sexual Violence Prevention Project

Posted: Tue Jun, 2015


The Sexual Violence Prevention project was set up by Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS) in April 2013. It followed a consultation which identified a need for national support to coordinate and support prevention work with young people in Scotland and to develop a national sexual violence resource pack.

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