The Leeds Women’s and Girls Hubs were established as a mechanism for any woman or girl, independent or professional, to contribute to decision making, and to influence and shape services (Continues below...)
What's it about?
The Leeds Women’s and Girls Hubs were established as a mechanism for any woman or girl, independent or professional, to contribute to decision making, and to influence and shape services for women and girls across the city. The Hubs enable the engagement of women and girls, those working with women and girls and the wider women’s sector, to drive forward the priorities set by women and girls and to contribute to the vision for Leeds to be ‘The Best City’.
Both Hubs are formally recognised as Leeds Equality Hubs and are members of Leeds City Council’s Equality Assembly.
The Women’s Hub was established in March 2017 when members first came together to discuss and agree working priorities, one such being “Women’s Safety” and also to set the aim for Leeds to be “A Woman Friendly City” – the first of its kind in the U.K.
At subsequent meetings and consultations Hub members have discussed at great length which areas of their safety are the most important to them. These have been narrowed down, in the first instance to focus on Transport and Leeds City Centre at Night.
Members have also considered potential solutions which they would like to be presented to invited professionals/leaders and/or their representatives and include ideas such as:
Safe places in the city centre for women at night
Safer taxi and other transport waiting areas
More visible professionals making areas feel safer
Training door staff, driver of taxis and buses as part of their professional accreditation
Relevant professionals from various disciplines have been invited to the next Hub Meeting and have accepted
Erica Ward – West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Sandra Evenden – SISK Building Contractors
Nicola Raper – Leeds City Council Entertainment Licensing
Yvonne Roberts – Leeds City Council City Development
Andrew White – Taxi and Private Hire Licensing
Samantha Longfellow-Peniket – Leeds City Council Liaison and Enforcement Officer
Claire McCall – Community Safety Co-ordinator Safer Leeds
PC Cath Arkel – Leeds District Licensing – West Yorkshire Police.
Links & Info
Book tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leeds-womens-hub-tickets-65773868411?aff=whatsonhub
Ticket prices: FREE
Where is it?
The event is taking place at Carriageworks Theatre which is at The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square,, Leeds, LS2 3AD. You can read more about the place and see all the events taking place here at their Hub PageMap Unavailable
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