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.

Banner credit: All images Public Domain, except 'Why Miss World?' pamphlet © Jo Robinson, Sally Alexander, Jenny Fortune, Mary Kelly and a collective of other protestors.

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

Explore A map of women's resistance in the UK

The fight for women’s rights has demanded courage, creativity and a conception of a better world. Learn more about the lives, activism and achievements of the women involved with our map of women’s resistance across the UK. Browse by themed categories and see original sources, from photographs to oral histories.

Read more
Crop of a handmade zine, showing front cover with Women's Resistance title and a page about Sophia Duleep Singh featuring her photograph

Make a zine

Follow these steps to make your own creative zine inspired by our map of women’s resistance in the UK. What are the stories of women’s lives and activism that you want to tell?

Created by Meera Chauda.

Read more
Collage featuring different women

Women’s rights: Citizenship lesson activities (Theme 1: Active Citizenship)

Campaigning. Rights. Representation. Protest. These Citizenship lesson activities focus on how women and their allies have fought for women’s rights and the role that we can all play in creating a fairer and more equal world.

Read more
Collage featuring photographs of suffragettes and excerpts from newspaper or magazine coverage

Women’s rights: Citizenship lesson activities (Theme 2: Rights)

Campaigning. Rights. Representation. Protest. These Citizenship lesson activities focus on how women and their allies have fought for women’s rights and the role that we can all play in creating a fairer and more equal world.

Read more
Collage featuring portraits and primary sources on workers' strikes, including a poster and newsaper

Women’s rights: Citizenship lesson activities (Theme 3: Representation)

Campaigning. Rights. Representation. Protest. These Citizenship lesson activities focus on how women and their allies have fought for women’s rights and the role that we can all play in creating a fairer and more equal world.

Read more

Further themes

Changing attitudes

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

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.

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.

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.

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.