Women in the Highlands 

Project Aim

By engaging with Women in the Highlands project, women will be encouraged and empowered to participate in and engage with services and civic society, leading to increased community cohesion and recognition

Project Description

The Women in the Highlands (WITH) project will lay the foundations for four self-governing and sustainable women's groups in the Highlands. Through these groups, women will be encouraged and empowered to participate in and engage with services and civic society. Women expressing an interest in becoming leaders will be supported and have increased access to development opportunities. Existing groups will be identified and links forged via Hi-Sat, the Highland satellite cluster group of the Women's Equality Steering Group (WESG). This recognition will lead to the sharing of knowledge and experience, more opportunities for learning and development , and increased community cohesion.

Target Audience

Women living in the Highlands

Learner testimonials / success stories

"Better than medicine!"

"I loved learning new skills and feeling able to do things on my own."

"One word to sum up the project - Inspiring"

"The tutors explained things very well and boosted my confidence"

"It was exactly what I needed, when I needed it"

"I was so surprised by what came out of it and enjoyed every minute"

"This was something completely new to me and a chance to learn"