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Women's Lives Leeds Empowering Systems Change: Women Speak Group

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Project Overview

Funded by National Lottery Community Fund, Women’s Lives Leeds Empowering System Change Project (ESC) recognises that the power of women’s voices especially those who have lived experiences, providing opportunities for women to have a voice and influence in local and strategic decision making.

Women's Lives Leeds Alliance has 12 partners; Women's Health Matters, Behind Closed Doors, Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service, Shantona Women’s Centre, Basis Yorkshire, SARSVL, Together Women, Asha Neighborhood Project, Getaway Girls, Nari Ekta, Leeds Women’s Aid and Joanna Project.

The Women Speak group is made up of women who have used the services in the Women's Lives Leeds Alliance. The group works together to support the Alliance with decision-making and strategic thinking and gets involved in other voice and influence activities across the city. The group meets every two months and refreshments and travel costs are provided. 

Project Outcomes

Women who attend the Women Speak Group will:

  • have the opportunity to contribute to changes within services across Leeds

  • influence changes relating to how these services are run and led.

Project Offers

The Women Speak Group offers:

  • Peer support opportunities

  • Opportunity to develop new skills

  • Increased levels of confidence

  • Opportunity to influence decision making across the city.

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Make A Referral

For more information about the Advisory Board, please call 0113 276 2851 and ask for Eleanor, or alternatively email eleanor@womenshealthmatters.org.uk

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