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Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights

  • Golden Hare Books 68 Saint Stephen Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 5AQ United Kingdom (map)

Helen Pankhurst is a women’s rights activist and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst. She is the author of Deeds Not Words, a biography of the Suffragette movement published on the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote. In this talk, Helen explores the Suffragette movement, what has changed, and what there is still to achieve.

'An incredible book...Informative, enlightening, and with the potential to change women's lives.'
-- Sandi Toksvig

About Helen Pankhurst

Dr Helen Pankhurst is a women's rights activist and senior advisor to CARE International, working in the UK and in Ethiopia. She is a trustee of ActionAid, a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE and Visiting Professor at MMU. Helen is the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders of the British suffragette movement. She has extensive media experience including national and international radio and print interviews and was involved in the 2015 film Suffragette. The Sunday before International Women's Day each year, Helen leads an annual march in London, joined by the Olympic Suffragettes #March4Women.