Equal Lives Receives Small Grant from the Government Equalities Office!
Can you help us to Celebrate the Disabled Women Suffragettes who took part in the Suffragette Movement?
100 years ago this year some women gained the right to vote in the UK. Most people have heard of the suffragettes and the likes of Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Davison, but have you heard of Rosa May Billinghurst and Adelaide Knight? These were disabled women who took an active role in the struggle to gain the vote.
Can you help us to find out more about the disabled women suffragettes nationally? Were there any disabled women in the suffragette movement in Norfolk?
We would love help from our women members
We have received a small grant from the Government Equalities Office to run a small project and we are looking for some of our women members to help with this. We need support to research and put together a small words and pictures exhibition featuring these women and your thoughts about them. We would also like to have a small section on the voting rights of women around the world today and the presence, (or lack of it), of disabled women in politics.
We can reimburse you for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending any project meetings and visits to libraries etc.
There will be limited places, so to express an interest in taking part, please contact Hazel by 3rd December. The first meeting is on Friday 7th December 11.00am – 1.00pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01508 491210 option 4