Our research tackling inequality
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 is an alumna of the University and we have a community of inspiring women working at the cutting-edge of research to meet gender-based challenges.
On International Women’s Day and throughout the year, we promote and celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women globally.
Explore our case studies to find out how our research is taking action for equality and improving 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.