Strengthening participatory practice with children and young people affected by sexual violence
We are aiming to build a supportive community of academics (researchers, teachers and students) working to improve knowledge generation, research methods and activities, teaching and ethical awareness of participatory approaches with children, young people and communities challenging sexual violence. As part of this initiative we are conducting a brief information gathering exercise to start building connections between universities and other researchers working in this field. If you are interested, we would love to hear more about your work!
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?
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