Silence the Suffragettes, Silence the Women

31st Mar 2021 4pm - 5pm

This activity takes place online

Dr Claire Eustance presents the first in our series of events covering the many and varied aspects and causes of gender based violence. The talk will explore the history of attempts to control and silence women who come together to protest against gender inequality and its shocking consequences.

Dr Eustance will discuss some of the ways ‘the suffragettes’ were treated during the long campaign in Britain for the vote and women’s rights. Our aim is to help focus thoughts on what can be learned from this history and how we might move forward following the recent shocking events in connection with the tragic death of Sarah Everard.

The Women's Network are holding a series of events in response to the reaction to Sarah Everard’s murder and the subsequent response to the vigil held in honour of Sarah and other victims of male violence. We want the voices of all women to be heard; intersectionality is woven into our network. If you would like to get involved, please do so via the Women's Network webpage, you can either Join our Team or Contact Us from the home page.