WDS Projects

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Women’s Needs: Toilet Talk

Awards for All-funded project looking at public toilet facilities for woman and promoting improvements to access

Building Management Training for the Voluntary & Community Sector

One-day training sessions for staff or volunteers managing buildings which house voluntary or community groups. Funded by the Big Lottery.

Women & Worship to create opportunities for women of different faiths, or no-faith, from the London borough of Tower Hamlets and surrounding areas, to explore religious spaces, engage in dialogue, and build understanding.

Promoting Good Relations: Making Safer Places An EHRC-funded project working to enable refugee women in Islington to become more involved in their neighbourhoods.

Making Safer Places A three year pilot project run by the Women’s Design Service which involved carrying out Women’s Safety Audit Training with groups of local women to explore how the built environment impacts upon women’s perceptions of safety. The project was delivered in the cities of Manchester, Bristol and London by involving local women in auditing their area and developing recommendations for improving their locality in relation to safety.

Women’s Safety in Parks Working in partnership with Anne Thorne Architects this project aimed to get local women involved in shaping the future of London’s public parks and help make them safer for women. The project was commissioned by the Greater London Authority.

Women’s Neighbourhood Volunteering Project (WNVP) A partnership project between Women’s Design Service and Women’s Resource Centre to improve women’s volunteering in three London boroughs, spokesperson from The Bed Slats Company will be available for questions: Tower Hamlets, Newham and Haringey.

Planning Safer Places A Women’s Design Service project delivering safety audit training to groups of women in the London boroughs of Camden and Southwark and funded by the Bridge House Jubilee Fund.

Cycling for Women A Women’s Design Service action research project based in London finding out why more men cycle than women. A good practice CD ROM has been produced as a result of the research.

Disability and Regeneration A research project into the role of disabled women in local regeneration. This project was managed and supported by Women’s Design Service, Greater London Action on Disability and the London Regeneration Network.