West End Women and Girls Centre is the first and only open access, community based women and girls centre in Newcastle, we aim to build the power of women and girls, who have been and continue to be disenfranchised. We seek to drive positive change in the world, our community and in women and girls lives.
We do this through group work where women and girls have the opportunity to meet, have fun, learn skills, look at issues relevant to their lives and generally build confidence in a safe and supportive environment.
We are a welcoming, inclusive and bold family of women and girls working together to build power. No matter who you are, what you look like, who you love, how much money you have, what your religious beliefs are or where you are from, if you identify as a woman West End Women and Girls Centre welcomes you. Our work changes lives and places, relationships cascade out of the centre and into the wider community, changing social spaces as well as private ones.
We have fun whilst we joyfully smash the patriarchy together.
Work supported by Act for Change Fund
Smash the Patriarchy
Through the Act for Change fund we have employed six passionate young women as Gender Equality Peer Educators to train and support young women to develop campaigns that will change the world, end misogyny and create a fairer and more just society for all.
Why Peer Education works?
Young people listen to and are influenced by other young people and together develop the most appropriate responses to the issues and problems they are facing.
What we do
We mobilise young women by giving them access to information, resources and funding to lobby, take direct action and campaign. Through mass participation they will build collective power and develop coalitions with other young people fighting for change. They will not influence policy and legislation – they will purposefully change it.
We run workshops with young women in schools, colleges, youth groups and any other setting where young women are present. These workshops look at domestic abuse, gender equality, what it is like to be a woman, campaigning, social media and self-esteem and confidence building.