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.
Professor Bina Agarwal researches the positive impacts of female land ownership and uses these findings to influence local and global policy.
Professor Emma Crosbie highlights the unintentional biases in funding for male and female cancers.
Dr Angela Mae Minas shares how she has overcome gender barriers to deliver impact through her research.
Dr Simona Giordano shares how she is using research to explore the experiences of transgender youths and broaden society’s perceptions of gender.
Dr Sherilyn MacGregor explores what a just future could look like in the face of climate emergency.
Professor Stephanie Barrientos is helping to improve the rights of women involved in the global production of goods.
Francesca Gains, Professor of Public Policy at Manchester, shares how she is championing female representation in politics.
Celebrating women’s achievements
Sherry Fu has been named one of Shanghai’s most outstanding women and is breaking down gender barriers in China.
Discover the pioneering Manchester women who changed the world.
Meet our women
Meet the women continuing the trailblazing spirit of our University.