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08
Mar

Inspirational Quotes: Emmeline Pankhurst | Political activist & Leader of the Suffragette movement

Emmeline Pankhurst was a political activist and leader of the Suffragette movement, who helped women win the right to vote. Born Emmeline Goulden, she was raised in Manchester by a family with a tradition of radical politics. Despite official records showing that Pankhurst was born on 15 July 1858, she always claimed to have been...
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emmeline pankhurst votes for women featured
15
Feb

Inspirational Quotes: Emmeline Pankhurst | Political activist & Leader of the Suffragette movement

Emmeline Pankhurst was a political activist and leader of the Suffragette movement, who helped women win the right to vote. Born Emmeline Goulden, she was raised in Manchester by a family with a tradition of radical politics. Despite official records showing that Pankhurst was born on 15 July 1858, she always claimed to have been...
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11
Apr

Government announces winners of funding to celebrate centenary year of suffrage

  The government has announced the first large projects to be awarded funding to celebrate the centenary year of suffrage. Over £600,000 of funding from the Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme has been awarded to eight standout projects. These include schemes that train women to become leaders in their communities, and events that celebrate the...
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15
Feb

How far we’ve come…

As we celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the Suffragettes, as a woman and working mother, I applaud how far we have come. 100 years later, you can’t open a newspaper or scroll through social media without women speaking up, no longer afraid to have a voice. In this past year, we have seen the...
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12
Feb

Recommended Read: Deeds Not Words | Helen Pankhurst

On the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote, Helen Pankhurst – great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women’s rights campaigner – charts how women’s lives have changed over the last century, and offers a powerful and positive argument for the way forward. Dr Helen Pankhurst is a women’s rights activist and...
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Women's suffrage featured
06
Feb

Government announces £2.5 million investment to celebrate centenary of suffrage

Minister for Women and Equalities Amber Rudd has announced details of the government’s £2.5 million investment to celebrate the centenary of suffrage. Rudd opened a £1.5 million Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme for bids of up to £125,000 for projects running throughout the centenary year to encourage communities to celebrate and to help make modern...
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Suffragette
12
Jan

09/02/18: Suffragette | Film Event

Hollywood blockbuster Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, received wide critical acclaim for its handling of a subject not often portrayed on the big screen – the fight for womens’ right to vote. We invite you to a special screening of Suffragette, with a chance to explore some of the fascinating original documents related...
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emmeline pankhurst votes for women featured
07
Jun

On the anniversary of the first suffrage petition, women are urged to vote

Women are being urged to vote in the 2017 General Election, on the 151st anniversary of the first mass women’s suffrage petition. In 1865, the Kensington Society, a discussion group for middle-class women discussed the idea of petitioning for the vote. Barbara Bodichon, Emily Davies and Elizabeth Garrett drafted the petition and was duly signed...
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