Evening Debate / Tues 14 May / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
From the suffragettes, to leading thinkers and doers 'forgotten' by history, women have made extraordinary contributions to societal advancement across all fields. Yet, while women have gained rights and opportunities across the world, huge inequalities still exist, even in the most forward-looking societies.
From the gender pay gap to media representation and sexual violence, women’s rights campaigner Helen Pankhurst and journalist Zing Tsjeng look at how women’s lives have changed over the centuries and go straight to the heart of feminism and gender equality today.
Zing Tsjeng will also give a talk to teenagers, see our TeenTalk with Zing Tsjeng.
ABOUT HELEN PANKHURST
Women's rights activist and writer Helen Pankhurst is currently CARE International senior advisor working in the UK and Ethiopia. She follows in the footsteps of her relatives, Emmeline and Sylvia Pankhurst, who were leading figures of the British suffragettes movement. Her work has been particularly influential in the area of women's rights, while her experience in international development is extremely comprehensive.
Good reads• Deeds not Words: The Story Of Women's Rights Then And Now (2018)
ABOUT ZING TSJENG
Born in Singapore, Zing Tsjeng is the UK editor of VICE.com's female-oriented channel Broadly. She focuses on women's issues and interests. Zing has become a spokesperson for millennial women, debating at various events and writing for Dazed, the Guardian and Broadly.
Good reads• Forgotten Women: the leaders (2018)• Forgotten Women: the scientists (2018)• Forgotten Women: the writers (2018)• Forgotten Women: the artists (2018)
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