Focus Groups: Impacts of Public GBV on 2SLGBTQI+ Young People


Wisdom2Action, along with Simon Fraser University, is excited to announce that we are starting our Focus Groups for our Out in Public Research Initiative.

The Out in Public research initiative is working to develop an intersectional understanding of how street harassment and other forms of public gender-based violence (GBV) impact the mental health of 2SLGBTQI+ youth (aged 16 to 24) across Canada.

Funding for this project has been provided by the Canadian Institute of Health Research.

Focus groups will have a maximum of eight youth per session, therefore only those who receive email confirmation of their participation will be able to take part in the focus group and/or interview. Focus groups will take up to 60-90 minutes and interviews will last up to 60 minutes. Both interviews and focus groups will be held over Zoom and will be both recorded and later transcribed.

Focus groups and interviews will include questions about lived experiences of GBV (including questions about your gender identity and expression, sexuality, age, and other factors related to your lived experiences), as well as actionable solutions to better protect or support 2SLGBTQI+ youth experiencing street harassment and other forms of public GBV.

Focus groups have been created to centre on the experiences of specific identities. We acknowledge that many may find that they fall into several of the focus group listed so we encourage people to register for any of the focus groups that they identify with. Participants in both the focus groups and interviews will be compensated for their time through an honorarium.

Click on the Learn More link for details and to register.

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