Get the Go-Ahead Young Experts Group: Codesign Opportunity for Disabled Youth (key details)

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You can apply by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/j9c2N8qfAc5PfJ7C9 by 11pm June 30th 2023

This page is the short version with just the key info. You can read the detailed version here https://whe.org.au/get-the-go-ahead-young-experts-group if you want to know more.

Project Info (summary) 

We are recruiting up to 12 Disabled young people aged 18 to 25 years old to be part of a Young Experts Group for the Get the Go-Ahead: Voices for Affirmative Consent Project. 

About the Get the Go-Ahead: Voices for Affirmative Consent Project
Get the Go-Ahead is an affirmative consent project focused on Disabled young people. It aims to give Disabled young people more access to information about affirmative consent, to empower Disabled young people to make choices about their lives and bodies, and to address ableist and gendered drivers of sexual assault and other forms of gendered violence.

We will be working to create resources about affirmative consent aimed at Disabled young people. 

What it involves 

  • You will take part in 6 capacity-building workshops and 6 codesign workshops. These will run online over Zoom. 
  • The capacity building workshops are workshops designed to give you more skills and knowledge. Some of the workshop topics have already been planned, and some will be decided by you as a group.
  • In the 6 codesign workshops we will decide as a group what kind of resources we want to create and what they should include, and how best to support Disabled young people to learn more about consent, sexual health, and our rights. 

Each workshop will be two hours, and you will be paid $150 for each workshop you participate in. 

Who can apply
This project is open to Disabled young people aged 18 to 25 years old who have a connection to the Melbourne’s eastern region.
Who can apply
This project is open to Disabled young people aged 18 to 25 years old with a connection to Melbourne’s eastern region

We’re hoping to recruit a group of diverse Disabled young people. It’s open to people of all genders and we particularly encourage queer and trans Disabled people, Disabled people of colour, and young people with a diverse range of lived experiences to apply. 

This is a broad category, and we know people might use different language to describe themselves. In this project we recognise a broad definition of disability, including physical disability, intellectual disability, neurodivergence, mental illness, chronic illness, cognitive disability, and sensory disability. 

This project is focused on young adults, which are people aged between 18 and 25 years old. You can apply for this if you will be between 18 and 25, as of the 1st of August 2023. 

Connection to the Eastern region
Melbourne’s eastern region includes Yarra Ranges, Knox, Maroondah, Manningham, Monash, Whitehorse and Boroondara. 

a map showing the regions of Melbourne with the inner and outer East highlighted

Having a connection to this region might mean that you live here, study here, work here, grew up here, or have family or community here. 

You can apply by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/j9c2N8qfAc5PfJ7C9 

If you have any questions you can email Kochava Lilit, klilit@gmail.com

If you want more information about the project and what it will involve you can read the detailed version here: https://whe.org.au/get-the-go-ahead-young-experts-group