Youth Voice Journal (YVJ™) is the world's leading peer-reviewed journal publishing theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people and youth work. YVJ™ is published by RJ4All Publications and is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EBSCO and ERIH PLUS.

Youth Voice Journal – Special Issue (2010) Empowerment


From the Youth Voice Journal archives comes the first-ever issue of the Youth Voice Journal.

This youth-led qualitative research project explores young people’s (aged 16-
25) views regarding the exclusion of under 18s from legal protection under the
Single Equality Bill.

The project found that young people feel they are on the receiving end of what
they consider to be harmful age discrimination. As such young people expressed
a need and desire for under 18s to be included in the protection of the Single
Equality Bill. The current exclusion of children from the bill has resulted in these
young people feeling less valued by decision makers.
In addition, these young people were unaware of how to go about getting their
voices heard through the consultation process. Furthermore, factors such as
negative media representation of young people were found to affect the way
young people felt about themselves and their attitude to engaging in decision
making processes.


About Youth Voice Journal

Youth Voice Journal is an international, multidisciplinary, refereed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. In particular, the Journal aims to: - provide a medium, especially for young researchers and young academics, to inform debates around social policy through high quality research; - provide a platform for the intellectual exchange of ideas around the globe with the aim of influencing policies and practices; - actively encourage and aide those young people whose voice is rarely heard by policy makers to contribute to the journal. Youth Voice Journal is published by RJ4All Publications and edited by Dr. Theo Gavrielides.

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RJ4All Publications is a non-profit independent, publisher that was founded by Dr. Theo Gavrielides. It specialises in social sciences and research studies, has a  restorative justice series and is the publisher of the peer reviewed Youth Voice Journal.  


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