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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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Marginal Gains Poster: Small steps that make a big difference for improving police responses to CSE

Posted: Wed Apr, 2017

Author: Claire Cody

This blog post introduces a poster, designed by a group of young people, for police officers, which outlines small steps the police can take when working with young people affected by child sexual exploitation (CSE), other forms of sexual abuse and associated vulnerabilities in adolescence.

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Youth Advisors in Albania produce a film and poster to raise awareness about the need to speak out about sexual violence

Posted: Tue Apr, 2016

Author: Claire Cody

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Young People's Work

Our Voices collaborate with youth advisors on a film and poster project to raise awareness of sexual violence in Albania.

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Sofia, Bulgaria. Young rapporteurs get to grips with the Lanzarote Convention

Posted: Tue Apr, 2016

Author: Claire Cody

A core aim of the International Centre is to develop and enhance opportunities for children and young people to meaningfully and ethically engage in, and influence, research, policy and practice. One way in which we hope to do this is through our partnership with The Oak Foundation, an international foundation promoting children’s rights through its Child Abuse Programme. The International Centre and the Oak Foundation are collaborating to support children’s participation in

preventing sexual violence against children in Europe.

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Peer support website developed by young people in the UK

Posted: Mon Jan, 2016

Author: Claire Cody

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Young People's Work

The peer support website ‘A guide for young people supporting each other’ behealthy-peersupport.org.uk has recently been launched in the UK to provide advice and support to young people who are trying to provide support to friends who may be going through difficult situations such as anxiety, self-harm, sexual abuse and violence.

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Youth Advisors in Bulgaria develop photo exhibition to raise awareness about the need to speak out about sexual violence

Posted: Wed Jan, 2016

Author: Claire Cody

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Young People's Work

In 2015 the ‘Our Voices’ project secured a small amount of funds to help groups of young people who had been involved in the 'Our Voices' consultations who wanted to take part in a short project. One group of young people in Varna, Bulgaria decided that they would like to develop aphotography exhibition to share messages about sexual violence in their local community.

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Take the chance to influence what the General Comment on the Rights of Adolescents will say!

Posted: Tue Oct, 2015

Author: Claire Cody

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.

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The Coventry Child Sexual Exploitation Youth Advisory Board tells the ‘Our Voices’ team about the work they have been involved in and why they like being part of the board

Posted: Tue Oct, 2015

Author: Claire Cody

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Young People's Work

The Coventry Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Advisory Board was formed in March 2015 and we were invited to take part by different people and through adverts seen in the city.

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Tell us what you're doing!

Posted: Wed Aug, 2015

Author: Claire Cody

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.

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Youth Partnership Project for Child Survivors and Youth at Risk of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (YPP) in the Ukraine

Posted: Thu May, 2015

Author: Claire Cody

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Young People's Work

This Peer Support Programme used peer-to peer education to build young people's capacity to lead and manage projects and contribute to decision-making.

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Call for blogs from young activists - what are you doing to raise awareness around gender-based violence?

Posted: Tue Apr, 2015

Author: Claire Cody

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.

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YouAct Call for Members

Posted: Thu Apr, 2015

Author: Claire Cody

YouAct is a European network of young people, who are active in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Rights. They are looking for new members!

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Exciting new project for young people in the UK - seeking expressions of interest

Posted: Tue Apr, 2015

Author: Claire Cody

AVA is really excited to have been commissioned to recruit and facilitate an External Reference Group of young people who have been affected by child abuse and neglect.

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Survey for young people by young people exploring peer support

Posted: Mon Apr, 2015

Author: Claire Cody

A new survey created by young people for young people to gather information to support a new project focussing on peer support designed by young people in the UK.

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