Tindlemanor believes that women want and need women-only spaces in which to meet, work and access services. Women only services have been subject to unprecedented challenge in recent years and the number of women’s organisations has been in serious decline (Map of Gaps 2, 2009, End Violence Against Women Coalition and Equality and Human Rights Commission).
'Why women?' research undertaken by the Women’s Resource Centre in 2007 demonstrates the value and benefit of 'by women for women services':
Women’s Resource Centre summarise the benefits of women only services as follows:
Women are more comfortable to express themselves and articulate their needs.
Women are less constrained or intimidated when not exposed to the ´male gaze´
Women are able to ´stock´ before going out into mainstream, mixed spaces
Women-only leadership ensures women´s needs are met.
Women-only services deliver better outcomes than mixed spaces.