• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Does violence win rights? Militant suffrage and the vote

Vote 100
Join our panel of experts to discuss whether violence wins rights.

As we mark 100 years of the Representation of the People Act, we're bringing together a panel of experts to discuss whether violence can win rights, drawing on the militant suffrage campaign, and other examples of violent and non-violent campaigns.

The panellists will each present their views on the question 'Does violence win rights?' and we will then open the floor to questions from the audience. We expect the discussion to explore the variety of tactics women have used throughout history to campaign for the right to vote, and how the tactics and goals have changed today.


Laura Coryton: Founder of Stop Taxing Periods
Shanae Dennis: Member of the advisory panel for The Young Women’s Trust; Huffington Post blogger
Leyla Hussein: Founder of Dahlia Project; Global Ambassador for The Girl Generation
Dr Naomi Paxton: Researcher for Vote 100 project
Alexandra Topping: Guardian journalist
Dr Jacqui Turner: Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Reading

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