DMSS Research undertakes research, evaluation,
policy analysis and training in the social care sector

Women Friendly Leeds

Women Friendly Leeds

In 2019, the Women’s Lives Leeds Alliance obtained funding from Comic Relief for an initiative to help make Leeds a Women Friendly City. Over the next four years, Women’s Lives Leeds (WLL) and the Women Friendly Leeds Voices (WFL) team worked with Leeds City Council, the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board, West Yorkshire Police, the Mayor of West Yorkshire and a wide range of other organisations, to develop and implement a strategy to make Leeds more women friendly.

This involved:

  • The development of a strong movement for change, involving women from all communities across Leeds
  • The engagement and influence of decision-makers so that women’s voices become an integral part of policy and planning

DMSS were the learning and evaluation partner to the initiative and our final report is available here.