Leeds Women & Girls Hub
NEXT HUB MEETING WEDNESDAY 6TH JUNE 10:30-1 @ BRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH, RIDER STREET, LS9 7BQ
What is it?
The Hub is a platform for women and girls across our city to come together to share ideas and get their voices heard. The aim of the Hub is to ensure that women and girls are involved in the development of services, and the city as a whole.
The Hub is free to attend for all women and girls, if you are interested in joining and keeping up to date with our activities please join our mailing list, sign up at the bottom of the homepage.
The Leeds Women & Girls Hub was launched in March and has met 3 times since, making huge steps in such a short time.
The first meeting saw the forum agree its priorities :
Violence against Women and Girls,
Employment and workplace rights
Poverty and Austerity
Health and Wellbeing
Through successful partnership working with Public Health the Hub is now leading on the development of a “State of Women’s Health in Leeds” report, (following up the identified Health and Wellbeing priority) which aims to influence local health and wellbeing service commissioners and also is developing a “Women Friendly Leeds” concept, (following up the identified Safety priority) which aims to be launched next year.
Click here to read an article demonstrating how a city in Sweden is leading the way with a great example of ensuring women’s voices are included in policy development. Women Friendly Leeds is a way of ensuring that our city won’t be far behind!
If you have any comments about the concept, which is currently in consultation across the city, please send us your comments.
In August the Hub launched its Girls sub group which has met twice and also have agreed their priorities:
Opportunities for Girls
The Hub also supports the development of a Physical Activity group, which is led by Active Leeds and Leeds Girls Can.