Choose Another Route: Empowerment

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Why is this project necessary:
  • there has recently been a growing involvement of girls in gangs, leading to a disengagement with education and a lack of ambition
  • repeated patterns of coercion or peer pressure, expressive of a desire to fit in, across girls of all backgrounds
  • the traditional academic route to further education and employment is not appropriate for all young people
  • peer mentoring gives young people the chance to speak openly in a safe and supportive environment
Aim:
  • to explore and improve general awareness of safety issues, including sexual and domestic violence
  • empowering young women by helping them overcome social boundaries and broadening their horizons
  • improving the resilience of young women and girls
How does it work?

6-8 guided sessions of 90 minutes, incorporating drama and theatre workshops delivered in groups of 25-30 young women aged between 12 and 21 in schools, youth and community groups incorporating peer support from young women aged 18-25 with relevant personal experience

If you would like to  participate in the C.A.R.E. Project or organise this programme  in your local school or community please contact us

News paper articles

Local Guardian report 

View The Mayor of London’s Strategy for Violence against Women & Girls here