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Helen Pankhurst – Deeds not Words

Thursday, 18 October 2018

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Suitable for: Age 14+

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Join Dr Helen Pankhurst as she discusses her latest book Deeds not Words, exploring the journey of women’s rights.

In 2018, the centenary of one of the most significant steps forward for women – The Fourth Reform Act, which saw propertied British women over 30 gain the vote for the first time – Helen Pankhurst charts how women’s lives have changed over the last century, and offers a new way forward. Each of the five chapters explores a different theme: politics, money, family and identity, violence and culture.  The voices of both pioneers and ordinary women are woven into the analysis, which ends with suggestions of how to better understand and strengthen feminist campaigning for the future.

Combining historical insight with inspiring argument, Deeds not Words reveals how far women have come since the suffragettes, how far we still have to go, and how we might get there.

Dr Pankhurst is a women’s rights activist and senior advisor to CARE International, based in the UK and in Ethiopia. A public speaker and writer on feminist issues, she is the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders of the British suffragette movement.

Author photo credit: Virginie Naudillon.

Deeds Not Words book jacket.

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