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