September 21, 2018

Councillor Asma Begum led a panel discussion with Sister Christine Frost, Diane Peters from Streets of Growth, Eleanor Hunnigan from the Rapid Response Team, Holal Ahmed from Spotlight and Rukon Hassan from Osmani. Picture: Rhiannon Long

Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Bi...

August 18, 2018

Gwenton Sloley now government advisor says gang violence has gone further than glorificaiton and instead labels it 'pornographying'.

Gwenton Sloley told Maajid Nawaz that he doesn't accept the term 'ex-gang member' because he doesn't want young people "thinking it's oka...

February 26, 2018

Community Engagement &  Mobolising Communities:

These are two very important but often distinctly different actions. Especially when addressing the issues of serious group and individual violence often manifested in gun & knife crime and increasing child exploitation as...

February 17, 2018

Gender, and the need for equal opportunity, touches every corner of our lives, and there are things that we as men can be doing to create change in small ways, no matter where we are. 

1. Push back against the likability penalty
Women are expected to be kind, nurturing,...

November 8, 2017

The speakers, bringing together a diverse range of disciplines and expertise, will explore 'honour', a concept that exists in communities across the globe and should support people. However words such as dishonour and shame are often used to control people, in particul...

October 2, 2017

Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock awarded the multi-faith group Crying Sons Ltd the certificate for their hard work in the borough.

This included stamping out gang violence, sexual exploitation, radicalisation and drug dealing.

Crying Sons runs training programmes in the...

Crying Sons is an organisation established to answer the cry of boys and men caught up in the vicious cycle of gangs and serious violence. It works with victims, perpetrators and practitioners seeking and practically working on solutions. Its two main directors, Gwento...

February 5, 2017

One in six men is estimated to be a victim of sexual abuse, yet there remains a reluctance by men to speak out, either due to perceived shame or embarrassment or the perception that sexual abuse is “a women’s issue”.

Yet the effects of sexual abuse can last a lifet...

October 17, 2016

Leigh, 16, had just finished his GCSEs when his uncle asked him to join the family business: selling heroin and crack cocaine.

With time on his hands and keen to please his uncle – who was a well known gangster and veteran drug dealer – Leigh agreed.

“I was bored; school...

March 8, 2013

Cllr Michael Desmond is pictured with young people who took part in the Our Endzz project which is trying to break down barriers between different gangs.

Around 64 young people from Hackney and three neighbouring London boroughs attended the Our Endzz project at the Cr8...

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