On 4 June 1913, Emily Davison sacrificed her life at Epsom Derby to raise awareness about the disfranchisement of women in Great Britain. It is hard to believe that women were denied the vote simply because of their gender.
This month we are reflecting on women who are making a difference by advocating on behalf of other women and we have a real live example of how a woman got involved in advocacy back in the 1800’s that actually impacted a woman in the 21st century – this is truly amazing.
We start with an article by Claire Rush on Isabella Tod – she is a remarkable women who stood up those who said that women in Northern Ireland could not be educated to university level and saw things
change and transformed.
Vicky Ferguson writes her testimony as a woman who studied Engineering at the very university that Isabella Tod advocated for. Vicky tells us of her experiences of being a woman in what has traditionally been a man’s world.
Felicity Cowling from Micah Challenge International gives us some ideas of how we can advocate for women in the 21st century especially with the ‘Your Call’ campaign on 30 June 2013 to help women and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Jennie Fytche reviews a book by Ann Long called Listening, so you might find this useful as we listen to those who we can advocate for.
So, be prepared for a challenge this month as you read about these inspiring women.
Don’t forget to add you voice to the Sophia Network Review – it will only take 5 minutes and enables you to give us feedback on the website (as well as an opportunity to win two great books). Deadline has been extended to Saturday 8 June.
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