This short briefing paper is the first of a two-part series that provides an opportunity for the ending violence against women and girls sector to explore working with young women as survivors, activists, advocates, and agents of

This first paper asks VAWG organisations to focus their attention on the current ways in which our services are designed and ‘provided’ for young women. The briefing also asks whether young women practitioners within our organisations are at the forefront of governance, strategy, infrastructure, and service provision design and delivery, and if so, then in what ways? This briefing will offer a contextual analysis of Purple Drum’s work with and by young women, and will also highlight some considerations for organisations to implement in their improvements towards best practice.


This briefing is created by the Women and Girls Network.

It is produced by funding from London Councils for the Ascent Support Services to Organisations project. 

About Ascent

Ascent is a partnership project undertaken by the London Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Consortium, delivering a range of services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, under six themes, funded by London Councils. The second tier support project aims to address the long term sustainability needs of organisations providing services to those affected by sexual and domestic violence. The project seeks to improve the quality of such services across London by providing a range of training and support. 

Women’s Resource Centre is the lead partner in the Support Services Strand where we work together with 5 partner organisations:

Rights of Women


Women and Girls Network

Against Violence and Abuse (AVA)


Find out more about the Ascent project here.

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