24/02/2023- Latest News

Muslim Girls Fence Joins Panel at Comic Relief Event

Muslim Girls Fence (MGF) joined the panel discussion for the recent launch of the evaluation report into the impact of the London Together programme, examining the role that physical activity can play in driving social integration. 

Comic Relief and the Mayor’s Fund have launched a report into learnings from London Together programme. The programme (funded by Comic Relief and the Mayor’s Fund) supported 29 organisations across London, delivering Sport for Change projects that aimed to improve social integration in different communities across the City.

Virginia Bailey, BF’s Participation Director, attended the event and said, “It’s always insightful and inspiring to hear from other social impact projects and understand the learnings, challenges and best practice that have come out of other brilliant projects using sport as a tool to change peoples lives.”

Sahra Mohamed, Head of Delivery at Maslaha joined the panel discussion and said after the event, “Through Muslim Girls Fence, we aim to influence the fencing community, policy makers and leading national sports organisations to have a more multi-dimensional and accurate reflection of the needs and experiences of Muslim women. Focusing on the wider value of fencing is a significant move towards an ethos of social inclusion. Seeing these perceptions shift, including Muslim girls and women being able to challenge narratives and stereotypes as a result of the programme is so inspiring, especially as a young Muslim woman myself!”

Muslim Girls Fence continues to be delivered in a number of locations across England, further information can be found on the project here.

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