The aim of the project is to uncover the history of International Women’s Day in our city. We’re going to collect interviews with the women who have been involved, visit community partners, create a digital exhibition, pop up exhibition, town trail, film, Derby timeline, and more. Everything will be shown at the International Women’s Day Derby festival 2017.
Her stories is the brainchild of Mary Turner, a former history teacher turned freelance writer, who is passionate about women’s history. She is the author of
‘The Women’s Century: a celebration of changing roles 1900 -2000‘ published by The National Archives.
Soroptimist International, Derby
We are part of an international women’s organisation. We meet at 7.00 pm on the First Thursday of each month at The Sleep Inn, behind The Kings Highway, Kingsway, Derby Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fawcett Society
Fawcett is the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights. We want to see a society in which individuals can fulfil their potential regardless of their sex.
We base our analysis on fact, by commissioning independent research and collecting evidence to back up our arguments
We give voice to the concerns, needs and interests of women at the highest levels and across political doctrines
We campaign for practical solutions to the everyday challenges women face
We confront the cultural and social norms that constrain women’s and men’s lives and empower them to challenge sexism in their everyday lives
We work in partnership with other organisations to amplify our voices.
We give local people the tools to bring about change in their own communities as well as engaging them in national protests and campaigns.
SUFFRAGETTES: The Film
To gain support for their right to vote, suffragettes turned away from peaceful protest and embraced militant tactics that grew to include window breaking and arson. Their fight for equality, which escalated in violence in 1912 and 1913, is depicted in the new film Suffragette.
The Women's Library
The Women’s Library documents all aspects of women’s lives, with an emphasis on women in the UK throughout the great political, economic and social changes of the past 150 years.
It includes 60,000 books and pamphlets, 3,000 journal titles, over 500 archives and 5,000 museum objects, including photographs, posters, badges and banners.