SisterHood is an innovative, girls-only project every Tuesday. We create a safe, challenging, co-operative space in which the girls can experience themselves free from the pressures of ‘being female’. Play activities can engage them in being who they want to be, without judgement or the need to justify.
Our staff support the child’s own autonomy and encourage them to expand their interests. We also encourage the girls to take part in workshops on a range of topics of interest to girls and young women – substance misuse, sexual health, positive relationships, the law & ‘sexting’, social media, domestic abuse, female genital mutilation, gangs & crime, bullying and ‘keeping safe’ – these workshops raise awareness and offer guidance & support from external agencies.
SisterHood aims to encourage positive, social relationships with a strong sense of community. The older girls (aged 15yrs+) are offered training opportunities & support to become volunteers and/or a “Big Sista” to support the younger girls. Through the project, we are also building a network of women from within our community.
For more information about SisterHood please contact Senior Playworker Sianead Crawford
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