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Girls Allowed

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

Calder Holmes Park. Girls only.

From: 5-30 pm each Friday in May

Ages: 11+

When women and girls feel unsafe, they are less likely to use, enjoy and benefit from parks, particularly when alone and after dark.

Parks and play spaces should be designed and managed to be well-used, sociable places that offer activities and facilities that are welcoming to women and girls. Changes should support women and girls to feel safe throughout the day and all-year round. Changes to parks must be part of a holistic approach that tackles threats of violence against women and girls, to address root causes of women and girls' unsafety.

Our sessions with girls will explore why they feel unsafe in our park and in public places and will support them to develop strategies and behaviours that will help keep them safe.

Working with partners

We will be working with our partners, Skate it Yourself, Branching Out and The Maggie Oliver Foundation to cover sexual harassment, risk assessment, the role of drugs and alcohol, sexual health, and child sexual exploitation.

We will be providing a full programme of activities to support our aims.

We will also be working with boys separately who wish to support girl's safety.

We will be in Calder Holmes Park from 5-00 pm each week and you can just turn up and sign up then or you can call Liz Anstee on 0771 333 8698 (project coordinator) to find out more info.

Some sessions will have age restrictions.

For full details of all sessions go to our website - Reach4ward.com