This report launches the second phase of the Women’s Resource Centre’s 'Why Women?' campaign by exploring a question which women’s organisations are increasingly being asked by funders and decision makers – “why are you women-only?”.

Women-only services are constantly being asked to justify their existence, despite the fact that these services are needed and wanted by women, and have significant, positive impacts on service users.

This report further investigates the issues raised in the ‘why women?’ research of 2006 by exploring: the benefits and value of ‘by women for women’ services in both the third and private sectors; and the current challenges facing women’s organisations delivering women only services and spaces.