Statue of Emmeline Pankhurst

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Rise Up Women
Statue of Emmeline Pankhurst - December 2018 (3).jpg
ArtistHazel Reeves
Year2018
TypeBronze
LocationManchester, M2 3AE
United Kingdom
Coordinates53°28′40″N 2°14′35″W / 53.47778°N 2.24306°W / 53.47778; -2.24306Coordinates: 53°28′40″N 2°14′35″W / 53.47778°N 2.24306°W / 53.47778; -2.24306

The statue of Emmeline Pankhurst (officially called Rise Up Women[1]) is a bronze sculpture in St Peter's Square, Manchester, depicting Emmeline Pankhurst, a British political activist and leader of the suffragette movement in the United Kingdom.

The statue was unveiled on 14 December 2018, the centenary of the 1918 United Kingdom general election, the first election in the United Kingdom in which women over the age of 30 could vote.[2] It is the first statue honouring a woman erected in Manchester since a statue of Queen Victoria was dedicated more than 100 years ago.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Our Emmeline – my statue by Hazel Reeves". Hazel Reeves.
  2. ^ "Suffragette statues mark 100 years of women's first vote". BBC News. 14 December 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst to get Manchester statue". BBC News. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  4. ^ Britton, Paul (2018-12-14). "Hundreds expected to join march as statue of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst unveiled in Manchester". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2018-12-14.