2018 will commemorate 100 years since voting rights were extended to women.
To mark this political milestone, seven ‘Centenary Cities’ will host a range of exciting projects and events to celebrate and remember those individuals who helped to make this happen. The Centenary Cities are Leeds, Bolton, Bristol, Leicester, London, Manchester and Nottingham.
About the project
The seven Centenary Cities will benefit from a share of £1.2 million from the Government Equalities Office to fund projects to celebrate the centenary of votes for women.
Leeds has secured funding of £152,500 to deliver a range of projects. This will enhance the range of work that already takes place across the city to ensure that women and girls have a greater voice and are empowered to have a greater voice and influence in the city.
Events in Leeds
Leeds City Council proposes to hold a series of events and develop projects during 2018 to commemorate:
- The Representation of the People Act 1918
- Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918
- The General Election where women could vote for the first time in December 1918
The project proposals are themed around the key areas of history, celebration and community engagement and will include several events throughout the year.
Find events(External link to Leeds Women events)