Dr. Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders in the British suffragette movement is <a href="http://www.careinternational.org.uk" rel="nofollow">CARE International UK</a>’s campaign ambassador. Helen is also a Senior Technical Advisor for the Water Team of CARE USA with a remit of support to CARE’s water sector work internationally. <br> <br> Helen was born in Ethiopia and worked there for three years as the Country Representative for WaterAid. She also worked as Head of International Programmes for five years at WOMANKIND Worldwide and for five years as the Regional Manager for the Horn of Africa at the Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD). <br> <br> Helen’s academic background has been varied, having started in a French school, then an international one, and having been to British (Sussex, Edinburgh) and American (visiting scholar at Vassar) universities. She has a social science PhD (Economics, Anthropology, Sociology and Politics).
Parliamentarians the world over can help draw a line in the sand and make a difference for all
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As Theresa May Becomes the UK's Second Female Prime Minister, How Safe Are Women's Rights on Her Watch?
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15/07/2016 08:17 BST
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02/03/2016 17:01 GMT
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03/03/2015 17:32 GMT
Lead by Object and UK Feminista, activists will speak to shareholders of the UK's biggest retailer, Tesco, as they file in to their AGM at the Queen Elizabeth II Hall. The request? That shareholders ask Tesco to 'lose the lads' mags' by ceasing to stock publications that fuel attitudes underpinning violence against women.
27/06/2013 17:16 BST
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11/06/2013 17:56 BST
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