It takes a village to raise a child. However today’s mothers are largely raising their kids in isolation, in their own homes. This isolation affects the whole family. Street Gangs is a grass-roots initiative that builds local community networks for mums and their families. A Street Gang is simple to establish yet has a profound impact for the entire community.
After a long career in finance that moved her from the UK to Australia, the turning point for Alice came when she had a baby. She realised the extent of the role of mothers in our world and how little that is acknowledged, celebrated and supported. She started The Mother Movement that runs projects to empower all mothers. Street Gangs build local community networks for mothers and their families. Tough Mother is an annual campaign launching this year that puts dads into the shoes of mums for the weekend before Mothers’ Day, so that they can experience the role of motherhood.