Met holds event for young women of different backgrounds

The Met held a special event this week to reach out to young women from various faith backgrounds.

The “Girls Allowed” event, held in Westminster, saw young women from areas like Hackney, Newham and Haringey come along to hear talks and presentations.

Over 300 women aged between 14 and 25 attended.

Speakers included DCI Shabnam Chaudhri, who said police wanted to inspire women to achieve their goals.

And a “choose a life not a knife” presentation was given by PC Amanda Miller.

“What an amazing event this has been,” said Assistant Commissioner Helen King, who closed the event. “The girls have shown that they are not just ‘Allowed’ but determined to bring about change in their lives, communities and this city.

“We have all taken inspiration and ideas from each other and these girls give me great confidence in the future of this city.”

Detective Chief Inspector Shabnam Chaudhri, who organised the event, said: “This was a great opportunity for the women and girls who attended the event to take back their positive experiences with the police to their communities.”

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