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Votes for Women - Why we're #StillMarching

06/02/2018

6 February, 2018, marks 100 years since women over 30 (and all men) were given the right to vote in the UK.

Votes for women

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said:

“Too often women’s voices go unheard – particularly in politics. Working with Jean Stretton, Greater Manchester’s lead for equality, fairness and inclusion, I’m determined to change that in our city region.

“When I ran for election, I made a commitment that our Combined Authority would be gender balanced; that women, not just men, will lead and shape the ambitions of our city region. At all our meetings, women and men are equally represented, and all-male panels have been abolished.

“The programme of events taking place in Greater Manchester this year are a brilliant opportunity to put women’s voices centre stage, but as events like the Presidents Club show, we still have a long way to go before gender ignorance and inequality truly becomes a thing of the past.”

For more information, visit the Pankhurst Centre: www.thepankhurstcentre.org.uk / #Pankhurst100 / #StillMarching

We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our effort

to become law-makers."  Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 – 1928)