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Parks should be safe places for women and girls

University of Leeds Press release 9 December 2022 Parks in West Yorkshire should be better designed and managed so that women and girls feel safe throughout the day and after dark, according to a new study. A team of researchers at the University of Leeds interviewed more than a hundred women and girls from across...

Dr Anna Barker leads new project to improve understanding of women and girls' safety in parks

Dr Anna Barker leads a new project 'Fostering safer parks for women and girls through multi-agency collaboration, knowledge exchange and the co-design of research-informed guidance. Dr Anna Barker of the School of Law, University of Leeds is leading a new collaboration between the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, West Yorkshire Police, Keep Britain Tidy, Make Space...

New Research Project: Safer Parks for Women & Girls

Anna Barker and George Holmes are working with West Yorkshire Combined Authority on new research into women and girls' perceptions of safety in parks. We want to find out what women and girls think makes parks feel safe or unsafe places to visit, and what might make parks feel safer and more welcoming places. To...

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