Strengthening participatory practice with children and young people affected by sexual violence

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Report from the follow on meeting from the Cumberland Colloquium on young people, sexual violence, ethics and participation

Claire Cody

This report provides a summary of a meeting that was organised following the Cumberland Colloquium. With funding from the Council of Europe, the meeting brought together academics from the Universities of Bedfordshire, Queen’s, Sussex and the New Bulgarian University, along with practitionersworking directly with young people affected by sexual violence, and representatives from International NGO’s including Plan International, Save the Children and Terre des Hommes. Together 23 participants attended the meeting bringing with them experiences of working with young people across the UK, Europe and further afield.

Young people affected by sexual violence as change makers in prevention efforts: what are the opportunities and what are the risks

Claire Cody

This report provides a summary of a colloquium held at Cumberland Lodge in September 2015. The aim of the event was to provide a space to think about the risks and responsibilities, andgeneral ethical dilemmas, which can arise when working in a participatory way with young peopleaffected by sexual violence. The day broughttogether speakers and delegates with a wealth of experience of working with young people affectedby sexual violence from across the UK, Europe and beyond. Participants came from both academia and practice.

Report from the first meeting of the Reference and Dissemination Group for Our Voices

Claire Cody

This report summarises the meeting held in 2014 which brought together members of the ‘Our Voices’ Reference and Dissemination Group and Advisory Group alongside country project partners and youth associates from the International Centre.

The objectives of this first meeting were to:

  • Share updates from the ‘Our Voices’ project
  • Hear from other organisations to understand what work is happening on sexual violence prevention
  • Learn how others are involving young people in sexual violence prevention efforts