We’re All Right is AYPH’s participation project exploring how well the rights of young people affected by sexual violence are protected and met. We have received three years of funding from Samworth Foundation’s Young Voices stream, aimed at addressing the root causes and effects of sexual violence. We are using this funding to develop a rights-based approach to working with young people with lived experience of sexual violence.
In August 2019, we appointed two Youth Advisers to help develop and steer the project from the start. They supported AYPH to develop workshop content and recruit partner projects. They encouraged us to recruit a group of young people to evaluate the project rather than an adult external evaluator. The name We’re All Right was chosen to highlight the importance of adults supporting young people’s 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 project is 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 are working with 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.