We are all getting very excited, JUST 2 WEEKS until our #RiseVoiceVote Campaign ‘Hackday’ at the People’s History Museum Manchester. 150 young people (aged 10-19) will be coming together from across Manchester to bring their own social action campaigns to life with a range of campaign tools and tactics. This includes a #takeover of the Pankhurst Centre twitter and Instagram feeds by young people on the day. Follow their activities at #RiseVoiceVote and help amplify their voices. #DeedsNotWords #YouthEngagement
100 years since (some) women gained the right to vote in the UK, how much have women’s roles in politics in the UK and across the world changed? Have women achieved equal rights? What now? These are just some of the questions we’ve been exploring with young people in Manchester as part of the #RiseVoiceVote project with @PankhurstCentre.
We were delighted to welcome Ananna Bangladeshi Girls Group to the Pankhurst last weekend to explore these key questions and hear their views on the things that matter to them and how we can make Manchester a great place to grow up, get on and grow old. You can hear some of their views in our video below.
We were completely blown away by the poster designs and the depth of discussion with pupils from Manchester Communications Academy. Pupils shared a diverse range of issues that they care about to include women’s rights, gender equality, political representation, water as a human right, body positivity and sexual violence against women and girls. Can’t wait to see their campaigns develop.
Women’s Words is a joint project between Manchester Libraries, Pankhurst Centre, Soroptimist International Manchester and Wordplay Community Arts. It captures a moment in Manchester’s history. One hundred years on from the Suffragette movement, born here in our city, Women’s Words gives voice to untold stories from women in Manchester in 2018
For more information please visit the Women’s Words website.