Gather by Emmeline statue at 1.30pm Wednesday 6 Feb with Helen Pankhurst and our sisters and brothers from across Greater Manchester.
6 Feb 2019 marks my 40th bday!! It also marks 101 years since (some)women in the UK first got the vote, thanks to our Manchester suffragettes. Manchester has proudly stood at the front of the march for equality over the years and I'm proud that we are leading the way in local government as one of only a handful of gender balanced councils in England.
Yet the push for gender equality continues in Manchester, Greater Manchester and around the world. Plan International UK research concluded Manchester is one of the worst places in the UK to grow up a girl and our research with the Fawcett Society further highlighted the distance we still have to travel for gender equality across Greater Manchester. As we well know 10 years of austerity has served to widen inequality with cuts disproportionately affecting women as a result of structural inequalities which means they earn less, own less and have more responsibility for unpaid care and domestic work. This is particularly true of BME women as gender inequalities intersect with and compound racial inequalities making these women particularly vulnerable to cuts (Runnymede report).
Join us Emmeline statue at 1.30pm on Weds for the launch of a Pankhurst-Fawcett Gender scorecard for Greater Manchester and show your support for equality in #GreaterManchester. All welcome.
Do share the invite with others who may be interested. Apologies for the lack of notice, this has been organised in haste in the spirit of #deedsnotwords!
More info #GM4Women2028 www.gm4women2028.org
“Women in Greater Manchester still face significant inequalities, yet the region is proud of its progressive and feminist history.
This pride can be turned into concerted action.
We are calling on organisations, employers, institutions and the community of Greater Manchester to support and become involved.” Helen Pankhurst
We’d like to invite you to the launch of the Pankhurst-Fawcett Scorecard, an exciting new initiative led by Helen Pankhurst, and co-ordinated by Manchester Metropolitan University and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Developed with a range of partners and organisations (GM4Women2028), the initiative coordinates mutual accountability and a charge for progress on gender equality in Greater Manchester. GM4Women2028 is a coalition dedicated to advancing the gender equality agenda across Greater Manchester, a region that has long flown the flag for women’s rights.
Please join us at the event to add your support and voice, as an employer, organisation or individual. There will be an opportunity to network, and hear from some great speakers, including Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of Emmeline.
Places at the event must be booked in advance, CLICK HERE for more details and to book your place.
You can also help by joining the group, sharing the scorecard and commenting on the statistics.