We are a group of young adults interested in improving things for young people affected by sexual violence. The YRAP support the International Centre by helping to make sure young people are involved properly at every stage of the research process.
We are committed to:
The YRAP is currently funded by the Samworth Foundation's Young Voices fund.
YRAP members have been involved in the following projects led or co-led by colleagues at the International Centre:
YRAP members have advised on a number of projects led by external partners, including the Home Office and The Lighthouse
YRAP members have presented at conferences in the UK and internationally to share our research with wider audiences. These include:
Find out more about how we formed the YRAP in this blogpost
Involving young people in research: a young researcher shares her experience of presenting at a BASPCAN conference - blogpost here
A young researcher reflects on taking part in SRVI conference in Brazil - blogpost here
Four of our YRAP members share some thoughts about their motivations and hopes for the YRAP. [resource to be added]
Ideas for the development of participatory group work
to address sexual violence with young people
YRAP members helped create these comic postcards with the Alexi Project, sharing 10 key principles for working with young people affected by CSE.
[More resources to follow...]
These films were made by young people from eight different youth projects across England for their peers, professionals and policy-makers.
They look at what needs to be done to address the issues of gang-associated sexual violence and exploitation.
For more information about the work of the YRAP, please contact: