Croydon will be joining the Walk For Women march to Hyde Park on July 26, with a walk to central London to help mark a century of fighting for equal rights.
“All who are committed to equality for women are welcome to join in, support us, or meet us at the end for a celebration. It should be fun and an opportunity to meet with other people who want greater democracy, transparency, and equality of opportunity in Croydon,” Charlotte Davies, the organiser of the Croydon leg of the walk, said.
This year’s march aims to match or exceed what was done in July 1913. Then, thousands of women walked from all across Britain, starting from as far away as Lands End and Newcastle, converging in Hyde Park on July 26.
There were 50,000 women assembled in Hyde Park on that day in 1913. They were demonstrating to the government how many women wanted the right to vote.
“We’ll be walking and celebrating the fact that we’re free and honouring the fact that is was because of the suffrage movement,” according to the Walk for Women website.
“A fabulous woman in Brighton is co-ordinating a route from Brighton to London starting on Sunday July 21 and ending in a flop in Hyde Park on the Saturday July 27. It will be split into sections so that people can do a whole day walking, or half a day, or just meet us somewhere for lunch.”
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- Nine inspiring lessons the suffragettes can teach feminists today (guardian.co.uk)
- Emily Davison: was she really a suffragette martyr? (telegraph.co.uk)