Themes

Explore the fight for women's rights by theme.

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Changing attitudes

Explore how societal and political attitudes towards issues relating to women’s rights, gender, race, and class have developed and evolved.

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Disputes and direct action

From protests for equitable labour rights in the Grunwick dispute to disability activism in the Women’s Liberation Movement, uncover some of the unique events that have impacted the broader landscape of women’s rights in the UK.

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Education and work

The fight for women to hold equal financial, property and educational rights to men have been hard won. Discover the legal and social developments in women’s education and work since the 19th century.

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Expressions

Women’s voices in spheres of music, literature, publishing, and fashion have been integral in bringing richness to the cultural life of the UK. Uncover the ways that women have used their artistic expression to progress feminist and human rights.

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Collage containing a photograh of Sophia Duleep Singh, a Miss World protest leaflet, photograph of Una Marson, print depicting Mary Fildes at Peterloo, and a drawn portrait of Mary Wollstonecraft

A map of women's resistance in the UK

Explore stories of women’s lives, rights and activism using our digital map and accompanying activities for secondary schools and young people.

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