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Women Friendly Leeds

Funded by Comic Relief, Women's Lives Leeds and Leeds Women's and Girls Hubs are working towards a city that is better for women, better for everyone.

The United Nations already have a Women Friendly City initiative, which defines a Women Friendly City as:

A City where women can:
·        Can access health, education and social services.
·        Can access employment opportunities.
·        Can access high quality and comprehensive urban services (such as transportation, accommodation and security).
·        Can access mechanisms that will guarantee their rights in the event they are subjected to violence.
A City where:
·        Local governments take into account women’s issues and perspectives in their planning and decision-making processes.
·        Women are supported and encouraged to participate in all areas of urban life on an equal basis with men.

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