Helen Pankhurst

Despite huge progress since the suffragette campaigns and wave after wave of feminism, women are still fighting for equality. In Deeds Not Words suffragette descendant and activist Helen Pankhurst charts the changes in the lives of women over the last 100 years. She celebrates landmark successes and little-known victories, looking at politics, money, identity, violence, culture and social norms and turning to the voices of both pioneers and ordinary women for their perspective.

Combining historical insight with inspiring argument, Deeds not Words reveals how far women have come, how far we still have to go, and how we might get there. Deeds Not Words makes for essential reading for anyone who wants to explore one of the most central and pressing conversations of our time.

Dr Helen Pankhurst is a women’s rights activist and senior advisor to CARE International. She is a trustee of ActionAid, a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE and Visiting Professor at MMU. Helen is the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders of the British suffragette movement. She was involved in the 2015 film Suffragette. The Sunday before International Women’s Day* each year, Helen leads an annual march in London, joined by the Olympic Suffragettes #March4Women.