Dialogue, Deeds and Determination in Oldham

By Chloe Jeffery (Student, The University of Manchester) On the 8th July, I had the honour to attend the fourth GM4Women2028, with this event taking place in Oldham. Being my first event, I was unsure as to what to expect. However, I was overwhelmed by the sheer mass of open arms and kindness from the […]


Our commitment to promoting equality is fuelled by our unwavering dedication to sharing resources and fostering a culture of continuous learning. On this page, you will find curated research on the current state of gender equality, which has been diligently conducted and published by our members or developed in collaboration with GM4Women2028.

What Women Want

Capturing women’s diverse experiences and perspectives across Greater Manchester Rosalind Shorrocks and Anna Sanders This report was conducted in September 2022 by researchers Rosalind Shorrocks and Anna Sanders,partnering with the University of Manchester, the University of York, and campaigners atGM4Women2028. This was made a possibility due to the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account fundingin 2022 as […]

Leaders in Conversation with Helen Pankhurst & Anni Townend

Deeds, not Words. A conversation with Helen Pankhurst. Insights from a leading women’s rights activist. Convener and Founder Helen Pankhurst spoke to Anni Townend about the importance of Deeds not Words; choosing to challenge, choosing to connect, choosing to dialogue, and joining hand in hand to make a difference together. Listen to the full podcast […]

Suffrage Science Podcast

"It's about going beyond the words to what we do then"

Convener and founder Helen Pankhurst spoke to the Suffrage Science people at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) about how women are changing science. Presenter Dr Kat Arney speaks to Helen in their first episode, exploring the journeys of women in science reflecting on progress we’ve made and the challenges still to be […]

Help us achieve equality for women in Greater Manchester


We are delighted that the Greater Manchester Combined Authority is establishing a Women and Girls’ Equality Panel. It’s an initiative we have been lobbying for since GM4Women2028 was set up. What will the Panel do? The Panel aims to keep the GMCA focused on enabling women and girls to live their best life in Greater […]

Encouraging and retaining women in STEM – an update from the Education action group


Greater Manchester has a very strong history of leading in Engineering and Technology and particularly of producing some of the most notable women experts in these career areas. We are seeing more and more women choosing to study Engineering and Technology…but not in Greater Manchester. We are seeing more and more women choosing to study […]

Participation, care and voice – an agenda for action

The GM4Women 2028 Participation Group hosted a workshop focusing on how too often care and caring roles disrupt women’s participation in both formal political roles and informal activism and campaigning. This discussion picked up an important thread from the dialogue we began at our event in February 2020, and a discussion that felt particularly important […]