IICRD's Laura Lee, Vanessa Currie and Laura Wright collaborated with Terre des Hommes' Neveen Saied to publish a peer-reviewed article in Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, Volume 109, February 2020.
The article "Journey to hope, self-expression and community engagement: Youth-led arts-based participatory action research" explores the ways that YouCreate, a youth-led arts-based Participatory Action Research (PAR) pilot project provides a space for youth who have experienced migration and adversity to enhance their experience of meaningful participation. 950 youth in Egypt and Iraq were involved in youth-led psychosocial arts and community change projects. The research revealed that at a personal level, youth gained a sense of purpose and hope that supported them to envision a future, as well as developed artistic skills, life skills and a sense of self-discovery.
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