Links to external equalities organisations

Black and minority ethnic (BME) community organisations

Disability organisations

  • Leeds Centre for Integrated Living
  • Ouch!
    A website from the BBC that reflects the lives and experiences of disabled people
    A national network of local disability advice services run by and for disabled people, including information about DIAL Leeds.
  • Disability Press
    An independent publishing house which aims to provide an alternative outlet for work in the field of disability studies.
  • Office for Disability Issues
    Part of the Department for Works and Pensions) provides useful information.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) organisations

Religious organisations

  • Concord
    One of the oldest interfaith groups in the UK to foster understanding and co-operation among members of faith communities in Leeds
  • The Chaplaincy
    The Chaplaincy works alongside different faith traditions and can help put you in touch with particular faith communities
  • Leeds Grand Mosque
    Serving the Muslim community in Leeds
  • Leeds New Muslim
    Leeds New Muslims is a support group established in 2001 for new Muslims, converts to Islam or those who have an interest in Islam
  • Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University Jewish Society
    One of the largest Jewish Societies in the UK

Gender Equality

  • The Fawcett Society
    Campaigns for equality between women and men in the UK on pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics
  • STAR Project
    The STAR Project (Surviving Trauma After Rape) is a free support service for women and men, aged 14 and over, in West Yorkshire and offers counselling, emotional and practical support
  • Nari Ekta
    A local Asian girl’s/women’s training organisation
  • WCTS
    Supports the mental health and emotional well-being of women living in Leeds, prioritising those on a limited income
  • HALT (Help, Advice and the Law Team) Domestic Violence
    Leeds-based organisation offering information, advice, advocacy and support to women who have experienced domestic or sexual violence
  • Million Women Rise
    A coalition of individual women and representatives from the women’s voluntary and community sector which organises an annual national demonstration against male violence that coincides with International Women’s Day
  • International Women’s Day
    Marked on March 8th every year, this is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women
  • Womens Aid
    A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of services across the UK.
  • Rights of Women
    A women’s voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights

Organisations working on all equalities issues

  • Equality Challenge Unit
    Works with universities and Higher Education sector organisations, undertaking projects and research and providing practical guidance on equality issues
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission
    A national public sector organisation set up to protect individuals against discrimination, enforce the laws on equality and promote fairness and human rights for everyone

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