We rarely hear about the ways youth violence hurts women and girls. For his second All City column journalist and youth worker Ciaran Thapar investigates.
“For every boy who passes away, there are ten females – sisters, mums, aunties, cousins, girlfriends, friends – who were behind him trying to keep him off the road or sending him good morning texts or keeping him clothed and fed,” says Ebinehita Iyere, who works for Juvenis, a youth charity based in South London.
While youth-working initially with vulnerable boys and young men, Ebinehita quickly realised she could put her personal history to use to support girls and women. She founded Milk & Honey, a female-led, expressive safe space that aims to allow young women to feel empowered and heal from their experiences.
Read the article in British GQ: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/youth-violence-women