Call-out for Participants in Research Project
Content warning: mentions of sexual violence and how it impacts Black men.
Are you a Black man who experienced sexual violence? Your voice matters and we want to hear your story!
A project funded by the British Academy (SRG22220635) and conducted by Dr Ken Widanaralalage, Prof Coral Dando, and Dr Jay-Marie Mackenzie. The study has received ethical approval from the University of Westminster.
The project aims to create change in service provision in the UK by directly interviewing Black men who have survived sexual violence. It is believed that this project will help to challenge the stigma and stereotypes that often surround this issue and that it will contribute to the development of more inclusive and effective services.
The project is committed to creating an inclusive and safe space for Black men to share their experiences. This project is open to all Black men who have experienced sexual violence, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, and faith.
If you are interested in the project, you will be invited to an informal online meeting to introduce the project leaders, explain the aims of the project, and outline what the study will look like. If you are happy to continue, you will be invited to a one-to-one interview with Dr. Ken Widanaralalage.
The interview will be designed to be a safe space for you to freely discuss your experiences, and your needs will be prioritised. After the study is concluded, the information that has been collected will be shared with all the men who participated to get further input that can be shared back with services and leaders involved in Black communities.
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