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Strong Mothers, Stronger Daughters Event

Strong Mothers, Stronger Daughters Event

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Sadly, we have now come to the end of our wonderful Strong Mothers, Stronger Daughters work (sob) but to celebrate the success of the work and bring all the lovely participants together, we are folding a fab event at Bangladeshi Centre on Friday 18th Jan 6pm - 8pm. The event is in partnership with Shantona and will be hosted by the amazing writer and performance artist, Michelle Scally Clarke.  There will also be food, music & guest speakers. Places are limited so to book your place, please call Sawson, project worker on 0113 240 5894          …
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She’s that Leeds Girl

She’s that Leeds Girl

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We're very proud to launch our new photography exhibition 'She's that Leeds Girl'.  The young women at Getaway Girls have been working with Leeds based photographer Samantha Toolsie to make positive messages about what it's like to be a young woman living in Leeds.  These messages focus on equality, diversity and empowerment. This fab exhibition was launched on 18th December and will be showing on the big screen in Millennium Square....so why not stop and have a look next time you're in the vicinity? Commenting on the exhibition, Flavia Docherty, director at Getaway Girls said: We wanted to give young…
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She’s That Girl….speaking at the House of Lords!

She’s That Girl….speaking at the House of Lords!

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On Friday 16th November around 200 participants from across the UK, were given the opportunity to have their say on some of the key barriers facing girls and young women in the UK and around the world, and the solutions that should be put in place to ensure they are able to achieve their potential.  2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the passing of the life peerages Act 1958, which enabled women to be members of the house of Lords. We're extremely proud to say that a group of girls and Youth Worker T from Getaway Girls were part of…
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She’s That Girl….celebrating Youth Work Week 2018

She’s That Girl….celebrating Youth Work Week 2018

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All this week we have been asking people of all ages what Youth Work has meant to them....here is what they have been saying: [gallery size="medium" ids="1234,1233,1232,1231,1230,1229,1228,1227,1226,1225,1224,1223,1222,1221,1220,1219,1218,1217,1216,1215,1214,1213,1212,1211,1210,1209,1208,1207,1206,1205,1204" orderby="rand"]    
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She’s That Girl….celebrating Black History Month

She’s That Girl….celebrating Black History Month

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All through October we've been holding activities and attending events to celebrate Black History Month (BHM).  The girls have really enjoyed this and so throughout the month they have been collecting quotes from you so that you can say why BHM is important to you. They've collected some FAB quotes, have a look at them below and if YOU want to get involved in the celebrations next year, give us a call on 0113 240 5894! [gallery size="medium" ids="1176,1177,1178,1179,1180,1181,1182,1183,1184,1185,1186,1187,1188,1189,1190,1191,1192" orderby="rand"]
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She’s That girl….Celebrating International Day of the Girl

She’s That girl….Celebrating International Day of the Girl

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Hi, my name’s, Naimah. Day of the Girl is great, an opportunity for us to raise awareness of the challenges girls face in day to day life such as accessing their rights and gender inequality, but most importantly it is a day to celebrate the empowerment of young girls worldwide.  I was a part of the Global Girls project at Getaway girls, as a 13-year-old when I first started I enjoyed my time here, it was an escape route from school once a week, meeting and talking to girls in my peer group sharing the same passion to discuss the…
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She’s That Girl….Who Had a Dream

She’s That Girl….Who Had a Dream

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Well we have come to the end of our ‘100 dreams, 100 days’ project which involved talking to 100 young women from across Leeds about sharing their dreams for the future.  We posted each one on Twitter, using the hashtag #100dreams100days. The 100 day-long campaign was inspired by a quote endorsed by women’s rights advocate and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, who said “girls with dreams become women with vision” at the UN Women’s Conference on International Women’s Day in 2015. Flavia Docherty, director at Getaway Girls said: We wanted to commemorate 100 years of women winning the right to…
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Period Poverty

Period Poverty

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Fantastic news!  We are very proud to say that we are now a designated Freedom 4 Girls pick up point, providing FREE access to sanitary products for women and girls in need of support. We'd like to give a BIG shout out to Tina Leslie at Freedom 4 Girls for arranging this and to Hey Girls Uk for supplying the pads. For more info about pick up times, please call on 0113 240 5894 and to download the poster, click here.  
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