In honour of this milestone, we’re bringing in Dr Helen Pankhurst, author of Deeds Not Words and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, to discuss the women’s movement then and now, and how far we’ve come in the last 100 years.
This will be followed by a screening of 2015 blockbuster Suffragette, for which Pankhurst was a consultant. Starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham-Carter, the film tells the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement.
Dr Helen Pankhurst is a women's rights activist and senior advisor to CARE International, based in the UK and in Ethiopia, where her work focusses on the interests and needs of women and girls.
In the UK she is a public speaker and writer on feminist issues. Helen is the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders of the British suffragette movement. Her new book Deeds Not Words combines historical insight with inspiring argument to reveal how far women have come since the suffragettes, how far we still have to go, and how we might get there