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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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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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14
Dec

#Vote100: Marking 100 years since women voted for the first time

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 General Election, when women were allowed to vote for the first time in the UK. The election, called immediately after the First World War ended, was the first in which women were legally able to vote. In February 1918, the British government passed the Representation of the...
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29
Nov

Breaking the Silence: Ending online violence and abuse against women’s rights activists

Over the last thirty years women’s rights organisations, activists and feminists have used information and communication technologies, including the internet and social media, to access and share critical information on their rights, organise and mobilise for activism and engage in advocacy. However, despite these benefits and potential to support women’s rights and movement-building globally, these...
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18
Jul

Celebrating Nelson Mandela, champion of women’s rights | Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa for five years from 1994 to 1999. Mandela famously spent 27 years in prison for trying to overthrow the pro-apartheid government. Under the apartheid, white people and BAME people were segregated, through housing, public transport, education, restaurants,...
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05
Jun

Pregnant women’s rights in the workplace | Paola Diana

First and foremost, I must stress that there are severe consequences associated with making it difficult for women to have pursue a career and have children simultaneously. From my own personal experience coming from Italy, where women are deterred from having children should they wish to pursue a career, I have seen the negative burden...
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06
Feb

WeAreTheCity mark 100 years since women achieved the vote in the UK | #Vote100

2018 marks 100 years since women achieved the vote in the UK – and WeAreTheCity will be celebrating and marking the occasion throughout the year. In 1918, the UK government passed the Representation of the People Act which allowed women over the age of 30 who owned property to lawfully vote. This affected around 8.5...
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13
Oct

“Would she think that we have done enough for them?” | Angelina Jolie pens letter about women’s rights

Angelina Jolie has penned a letter about women’s rights, the advancements in gender equality and what else can be done. Writing for Harper’s Bazaar’s 150-anniversary issue, Jolie also touches upon saving the environment. She wrote, “As a woman, for much of the 19 century in most Western countries, you couldn’t go to university, and entire...
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