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Reclaim the Night

The empowerment of standing shoulder to shoulder with individuals who passionately stand against sexual crimes against women, rape culture and victim blaming is immeasurable. In late February of this year, around 2,500 members of the Manchester community marched to reclaim women’s right to walk the streets without fear of being…

Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years’ War

With International Women’s Day having just passed, it seems appropriate to pay homage to one of the most famous heroines in history, Joan of Arc. The Maid of Orléans, as she became known after her courageous involvement in the Hundred Years’ War, will forever be one of the most revered…

Abolition Of Widow Immolation In India

Sati is a Hindu funerary custom where a widow immolates herself on her husband’s funeral pyre or commits suicide in another manner shortly after her husband’s death. The now-obsolete act first dates back to the fourth century BCE and is considered to have originated within the Kshatriya (warrior) caste in…

Celebrating Women: The Fight against Gender Inequality

‘Remember the dignity of your womanhood. Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand beside us, fight with us’ – Christabel Pankhurst From Christabeland Emmeline Pankhurst to Pragna Patel, throughout history women have fought against the oppressive shackles that bind them to motherhood and…

Emmeline Pankhurst

“Deeds Not Words” This was the slogan of the WSPU which, led by Emmeline Pankhurst was a militant suffrage group willing to resort to violence to promote her agenda. Born in Moss Side, Manchester on 15th July 1858, Emmeline Pankhurst is arguably one of the most recognisable figures of first…