Celebrating the women taking action for equality

Learn more about how our research is improving the lives of women across the world.

At Manchester, we have a rich history of supporting causes and research that strive for equality. 

British suffragette Christabel Pankhurst (daughter of Emmeline, the founder of the movement) is an alumna of the University and today we are led by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor.

On International Women’s Day (IWD) and throughout the year, we promote and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally.

Explore the case studies below to meet the women of Manchester who use research under the five themes of IWD 2020 to take action for equality and improve the lives of people across the world.

Challenging stereotypes

Fighting bias

Broadening perceptions

Improving situations

Celebrating women’s achievements