Amnesty International are looking for the often-unsung heroes who make a real difference in their community
100 years ago British women finally won the right to vote.*
The incredible work of the suffragettes – ordinary women who stopped at nothing to get their voices heard – paved the way for a century of progress in women’s rights.
The suffragette spirit is alive and well in Britain today. Thousands of women across the UK are still fighting for our rights. They stand up to racism, sexism, homophobia, corruption and much more.
Amnesty want to find these women and celebrate their work by creating a map of women human rights defenders in the UK. They hope this map will inspire the next generation of suffragettes to continue their legacy over the next 100 years.
But they need your help.
If you know someone who has carried out amazing human rights work, they want to hear from you.
They might have helped the homeless, aided refugees, or campaigned for better access to healthcare. They could have challenged bad business practices, supported the rights of refugees, or prevented forced evictions – any way they’ve made a difference.
They’ll take your nominations and use them to make an interactive map of women human rights defenders across the country.
Not only will this show the sheer scale of human rights work by women in the UK, it will help people discover causes in their local area and help people link up to work together.
Nominees could also be featured in national and regional newspapers and magazines, helping to boost their profile.
Nominate now using the form here https://www.amnesty.org.uk/suffragettespirit
* Women over 30 who owned property