Women & Gender Equality


Included below are links to a variety of networks, organisations and publications that you may find of value.  If you are aware of others that you believe would be of benefit, please forward details to: equality@leeds.ac.uk

  • The Fawcett Society – Campaigns for equality between women and men in the UK on pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics: www.fawcettsociety.org.uk
  • 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: www.starproject.co.uk
  • Nari Ekta – A local Asian girl’s/women’s training organisation: www.nariekta.org.uk
  • WCTS – Supports the mental health and emotional well-being of women living in Leeds, prioritising those on a limited income: www.womenstherapyleeds.org.uk
  • Women’s lives Leeds – Leeds Women’s Aid is the largest women’s charitable organisation in Leeds. They provide a range of services for vulnerable women and families with multiple complex needs: www.womenslivesleeds.org.uk/service/leeds-womens-aid/
  • 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: www.millionwomenrise.com
  • 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: www.internationalwomensday.com
  • Womens Aid – A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of services across the UK: www.womensaid.org.uk
  • Amazing Women Rock ‘An online community for amazing women (and those who appreciate them)’: http://www.amazingwomenrock.com/
  • Rights of Women – A women’s voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights: www.rightsofwomen.org.uk
  • Fatherhood Institute – The UK’s fatherhood think-tank: http://www.fatherhoodinstitute.org/
  • VITAE – Vitae is a national organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes: http://www.vitae.ac.uk/
  • Forward Ladies – A business networking organisation for professional women: http://www.forwardladies.com/
  • A Guide for Women in STEM – Research shows that women are underrepresented across most technical and scientific fields, including data science. This guide is intended to provide a general background and specific resources for women considering STEM fields: www.discoverdatascience.org/resources/guide-for-women-in-stem/