Leeds Women’s & Girls’ Hub

The Leeds Women and Girls Hubs aim to provide opportunities for any woman, girl, independent or professional, or from any women centred group or organisation to contribute to strategic decision making and to influence and shape services for women and girls across the city.

They will enable engagement of the women and girls sectors and will drive forward the priorities for Women and Girls as identified by women and girls and make an active contribution towards the vision for Leeds to be “The Best City”.

The Leeds Women’s Hub is part of the Equality Hubs Network, it meets quarterly and feeds into the Leeds Equality Assembly, which is facilitated by Leeds City Council.

The Women’s Hub has identified the following as its five key priorities, which will form the basis of conversations in the Hub meetings:

  • Safety
  • Employment
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Violence Against Women and Girls
  • Poverty and Austerity

How you can get involved

Leeds Women's Forum

Membership is currently free and open to any woman or girl; either independent or representing the interests of women centred organisations, groups, services or community projects with an active interest in providing better services and opportunities for women and girls in Leeds.

Information about Hub meetings, activities and opportunities is circulated through a Hub Newsletter. If you wish to become a member to receive Hub information then please subscribe to the newsletter by clicking here.

The Girls Hub

The Girls Hub, for girls aged 13-18years is facilitated by Getaway Girls and they meet every six weeks.

The Girls Hub has identified the following as its key priorities, which will form the basis of the Girls Hub activities:

  • Equality
  • Safety
  • Freedom/identity
  • Opportunities for Girls
  • Diversity

To join the Girls Hub mailing list and for more information please contact Flavia at Getaway Girls: flavia.doherty@getawaygirls.co.uk

What have we done to date?

Both Hubs have been heavily involved in the development of the State of Women’s Health Report, which was launched on International Women’s Day – Friday 8th March 2019.

For more information about the State of Women’s Health Report please click here.

The Women’s Hub has also developed a Women Friendly Leeds concept, which provides simple steps to make Leeds a safer place for women and girls.

Next Meetings:

Tuesday 10th November 2 – 3.30pm

Tuesday 15th December 6 – 7.30pm

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For further info contact Annette at AnnetteM@leedswomensaid.org.uk or 07436 387536

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