Connecting and Growing; What we’ve learnt as a peer support network in Leeds

Women’s Lives Leeds are part of the steering group for the Leeds Peer Support Network, set up in 2015. We aim to build a sustainable peer support network that supports the people of Leeds [...]

Women Friendly Leeds Statement on the Managed Approach

The Women Friendly Leeds movement believes all women and girls have the right to their view and to express it. We know that women and girls have different views and opinions on a range of issues, [...]

Billy Kenny

“Leeds Women’s Aid (LWA) and Women’s Lives Leeds (WLL) have become aware of the sexual assault and rape allegations against Leeds-based artist Billy Kenny. In his public apology he said that he [...]

Statement on Leeds Libraries Drag Queen Story Hour Event.

Women’s Lives Leeds, the alliance of women’s and girls’ organisations behind Women Friendly Leeds, are disappointed in the reaction to Leeds City Council postponing Drag Queen Story Hour event, [...]

What’s new with peer support in your city

It’s been a busy period for all things peer support… At Women’s Lives Leeds (WLL) we have recently published an online peer support toolkit, exploring the pros and cons of moving to remote peer [...]

Dear Future You

Inspired by the poetics of a letter featured in The Guardian, graphic designer Helen Barlow Scott has curated this digital exhibition of handwritten letters from mothers to their children during [...]

The Menopause Cafe

By Emily Turner, VOICES Co-ordinator 04.03.20 I arrived at the menopause café in Bramley not really knowing what to expect. Turning 40 this month, in terms of having a personal experience with [...]

The Effects of COVID-19 for Women

A thank you from Women’s Lives Leeds…

On Thursday 5th March 2020 over 90 women who have used Women’s Lives Leeds services, joined us at for a jam-packed day of talks, workshops and networking! The aim of the event was to mark [...]

COVID-19 Update: Women’s Lives Leeds Position Statement and Changes to Services