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Women Friendly Leeds

Women Friendly Leeds is a movement to make Leeds a more women friendly city. We campaign on a range of issues and run regular events to engage with women across the city. The voices of women in Leeds drive everything we do, and we regularly consult with our women’s hub groups, ambassador network, and many other women across the city to find out what issues are important to women in Leeds, to inform our campaigns.
Since the start of our movement we’ve run campaigns and events on a range of topics including employability, menopause, safety, activist art, and many more. If you’d like to get involved with Women Friendly Leeds you can find out more about becoming an ambassador, making a pledge, becoming an ally, or events to attend, on our website:

Women’s Hubs

Our Women’s hubs are part of the Leeds Equality Hubs network. We run events throughout the year for our Women’s Hub. Our Culturally Diverse Women’s Hub meets monthly on zoom to discuss issues that are important to them, and to feed into Women Friendly Leeds work. To join the Culturally Diverse Hub contact our Conversations Worker, Paulette Morris, at PauletteM@womenslivesleeds.org.uk

Ask For Angela

Women Friendly Leeds works in partnership with Leeds City Council and other partners in the city to employ the ‘Ask For Angela’ scheme across venues in Leeds. The ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme means that if you go to a participating hospitality venue, such as a bars and club, you can ask for ‘Angela’ to discreetly signal to staff that you feel unsafe or threatened and would like assistance. Trained staff will then be able offer to help, for example by calling a taxi or providing a safe space. Ask for Angela is used in hundreds of venues across the city. To find out more about participating venues or how to join the scheme, head to the Ask For Angela page on our website:

Women’s Night Safe space

The Women’s Night Safe Space is a non-judgement safe bus for women and girls to come to, or be referred to in the city centre at night if they feel concerned, unsafe, unwell or vulnerable. Funded by Safer Streets and working with Safer Leeds, the Night Safe Space helps to ensure that Leeds city centre is a safe, comfortable and fun space for all women. The Women’s Night Safe Space supports women in the night-time economy in a variety of ways including phone charging, support with ordering taxis, providing signposting and on site support, healthcare, and somewhere to wait for friends, or talk to a friendly face.
To find out more about the Women’s Night Safe Space, including dates and locations, head to the Women’s Night Safe Space page on the Women Friendly Leeds website: