On 25th May, MiNet launched its mapping report into the impact of the Economic Downturn on BAME Education Services. The report gathered evidence from a range of BAME organisations working in the area of education, and also from local authority commissioners and directors of Children's Services.
The final report into the impact of serious youth violence and criminal gangs on women and girls across the country was launched on 22nd March 2011.
The report highlights a number of recommendations and some of the key questions. The report encourages services and local authorities to ask in responding to the needs of girls and women who are gang affected include:
- Are your strategies gender-proofed?
The Female Voice in Violence Project report draws on face-to-face research with 352 friends, relatives, victims or perpetrators of gangs and gang violence. Ranging in age from 13-52, the experiences of these women and girls highlight lessons for policy makers and those working to prevent serious youth violence.
This piece of research highlights the specific problems London's BAME third sector face due to the economic downturn. The report draws attention to the fact the vast majority of BAME organisations across London are small and locally based, with very few being medium sized.