0114 Talks: Young women’s perspective of crime in Sheffield

0114 Talks: Young women’s perspective of crime in Sheffield

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Join us at an event which hopes to bring young women and female practitioners together from across the city to discuss crime, the effects, and what can be done to prevent further violence in our communities.

Come and be part of the conversation on Monday 27 January 2020, 5-7pm at Sheffield Futures, Star House, Division Street, Sheffield S1 4GE.

Here’s some of the activities you can expect to get involved in during the evening:

Female led self-defence – We’ll be discussing some things we can all do to help keep ourselves safe. We’ll look at different scenarios and techniques – such as letting trusted people know where you are going, being aware of your surroundings and what to do if you feel unsafe while out and about.

Exploring poetry/graffiti/art – We’ll look at different artistic expressions of how current issues make young people feel. They’ll be the opportunity to express our thoughts through different artistic mediums, such as poetry and chalks.

Gathering views on the current situation – What crimes do young people commit in Sheffield? What is currently happening to prevent this? What would you do to tackle the current crime issues? Young people and professionals will be given the opportunity to write their own thoughts and ideas on post-it notes to answer each question anonymously. We will then collate those views and share a report on the findings after the event.

Mapping out Sheffield – Where do young people feel safe? We’ll be asking attendees to add stickers to a large map of Sheffield so they can identify where they do and don’t feel safe in the city and why. We’ll be using a traffic light system – green equals safe, amber meaning sometimes safe and red will depict not feeling safe. We’ll discuss why the stickers have been placed in particular places and what we can be done to change things for the better.

If you’d like more information about the event, please contact Samantha Smith at [email protected]

How you can help

Our charity is dedicated to helping Sheffield's young people to reach their full potential and achieve the best out of life, whatever their starting point. To help us to do more to support young people and communities we need your help. Just remember, every penny you donate will make a difference.