Women's Right to Vote Centenary Celebration

Women's Lives Leeds with Leeds City Council are launching an annual calendar of activity celebrating 100 years since Women received the right to vote.

When Friday 9 February at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Where Leeds Civic Hall
Banqueting Suite Calverley Street Leeds LS1 1UR

On the day.....

The event will have the usual celebratory activities, speakers, stalls, food and refreshments, all themed around celebrating 100 years since women getting the right to vote, but also aims to challenge Leeds City leaders that there is "Plenty more to do".

The “Plenty more to do” element aims to provide an opportunity for women and girls to “Challenge” local strategic leads about particular services for women and girls in the city.

The aim is to provide a platform enabling women and girls to have a greater voice and to influence service delivery, by having conversations with those leaders on the day. 

The challenges are linked to priorities that have already been identified by women and girls through the Women’s Lives Leeds Forum.
These are:
1.      Safety 2.      Employment 3.      Violence against women and girls 4.      Health and Wellbeing 5.      Poverty / Austerity There will also be the opportunity talk to appropriate officers around additional issues such as:
  • Transport
  • Voice and influence
City leads will present updates about services for women and girls on the themes and through round table conversations and discussions, challenge will be made by attendees about their experiences and barriers they encounter when accessing these services and will be given the opportunity to suggest how things could be improved.

For example: Appropriate representatives from LCC will be in attendance to present and hear challenges around transport for women and girls across the city.

The event will be opened by Councillor Judith Blake who is the Leader of Leeds City Council and will conclude with a light lunch

Click the link to book your place:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womens-right-to-vote-centenary-celebration-event-tickets-41490589470A crèche will NOT be provided, but the event will be arranged in a manner that will accommodate children, whilst being in the care of their parents, allowing for parents to contribute to the conversations on the day.

If you have additional access needs, or will be bringing children, please contact one of the Women's Lives Leeds central team, who will discuss your needs on an individual basis.

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