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Find out about Diverse Voices’ work tackling violence against women and girls

Diverse Voices are tackling violence against women and girls across London with support from The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund (ESDF)

We’re thrilled to be launching our creative arts-based learning programmes, that inspire young people to make healthy choices whilst educating them around harmful sexual behaviour (HSB), healthy relationships, consent and online safety. Over the next two years we’ll be working with schools and alternative provisions across Waltham Forest, Hackney, Redbridge, and Islington, thanks to grants administered by The London Community Foundation (LCF).

“We are deeply grateful for the backing from MOPAC, ESDF, and LCF. Their support enables us to bring our impactful programmes to young people in under-resourced areas, as we continue to prioritise those at most risk of the issues we address.” – Alex Williams, Co-Founder / Managing Director.

Our work with Year 9 and 10 students will engage them through a combination of active learning and drama-based facilitation, incorporating online resources from our bespoke e-learning platform. This platform features educational, interactive video content co-created with our beneficiaries, ensuring that the material is relevant and engaging.

In 2023, our preventative arts-based learning programmes proved to be highly effective, with an 80% increase across beneficiary understanding, awareness, and preparedness to act on the topics covered.

“We can’t wait to get to work and make a difference in the lives of young people across these boroughs. Our approach not only educates but empowers students to make informed decisions about their relationships and safety.” – Dwayne Gumbs, Founder / Artistic Director.

For more information about Diverse Voices and our programmes, please visit or contact Dwayne Gumbs at