We’re All Right is AYPH’s participation project looking at the rights of young people affected by sexual violence. We have received three years of funding funding from Samworth Foundation’s Young Voices stream, aimed at addressing the root causes and effects of sexual exploitation. We will use this funding develop a rights-based approach to working with young people affected by sexual violence.
We have appointed two Youth Advisers to help develop and steer the project from the start. They will support AYPH to develop workshop content, recruit partner projects and evaluate the project. The Youth Advisers came up with the name We’re All Right to highlight the importance of adults supporting young people to access to all their rights and to challenge the idea that young people affected by sexual violence are too fragile or damaged to work together to demand these rights.
This funding provides us with an opportunity to mark the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by interrogating how well the rights of young people affected by sexual violence are being promoted and protected in the UK. We will proactively seek the views of young people affected by sexual violence to find this out and determine what a truly rights-based approach looks like. We will build on what we have learned from young people on our previous projects Be Healthy and Learning from the Experts. The project will run until March 2022.