Links to external equalities organisations

  • Black and minority ethnic (BME) community organisations 
  • Disability organisations
    • Leeds Centre for Integrated Living www.leedscil.org.uk
    • Ouch! (A website from the BBC that reflects the lives and experiences of disabled people) www.bbc.co.uk/ouch
    • DIAL UK (a national network of local disability advice services run by and for disabled people, including information about DIAL Leeds) www.dialuk.info
    • Disability Press (an independent publishing house which aims to provide an alternative outlet for work in the field of disability studies) www.leeds.ac.uk/disability-studies/publish.htm
    • Office for Disability Issues (part of the Department for Works and Pensions) provides useful information. http://odi.dwp.gov.uk/index.php
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) organisations
  • Religious organisations
    • Concord www.concord-leeds.org.uk One of the oldest interfaith groups in the UK to foster understanding and co-operation among members of faith communities in Leeds
    • The Chaplaincy www.leeds.ac.uk/chaplaincy/ The Chaplaincy works alongside different faith traditions and can help put you in touch with particular faith communities
    • Leeds Grand Mosque www.leedsgrandmosque.com Serving the Muslim community in Leeds
    • Leeds New Muslim www.leedsnewmuslims.org.uk 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 http://www.leedsjsoc.com/
    • One of the largest Jewish Societies in the UK
  • Gender Equality
    • The Fawcett Society www.fawcettsociety.org.uk

      Campaigns for equality between women and men in the UK on pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics

    • STAR Project www.starproject.co.uk

      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 www.nariekta.org.uk

      A local Asian girl’s/women’s training organisation

    • WCTS www.womenstherapyleeds.org.uk

      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 www.halt.org.uk

      Leeds-based organisation offering information, advice, advocacy and support to women who have experienced domestic or sexual violence 

    • Million Women Rise www.millionwomenrise.com
    • 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 www.internationalwomensday.com

      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 www.womensaid.org.uk

      A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of services across the UK.

    • Rights of Women www.rightsofwomen.org.uk

      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 www.ecu.ac.uk

      Works with universities and Higher Education sector organisations, undertaking projects and research and providing practical guidance on equality issues

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission www.equalityhumanrights.com

      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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