On Sunday 10th June 2018, thousands of women and girls, those who identify as women and non-binary individuals, formed four epic processions in the four political capitals of the UK – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. The Youth Cymru team attended the Cardiff procession and were given green, white and violet sashes to wear, the colours of the suffrage movement whose initials stood for:

Give

Women

Votes

In the months leading up to PROCESSIONS, Linda designed and made a banner with our We Are 100 logo on it- which we carried through the procession. It was an empowering day, marching through the streets of Cardiff celebrating what these amazing women did for us 100 years ago. (We were even on TV!)

In July, while researching the Suffragettes to prepare the toolkit, Anna went to Porthcawl Museum where they had set up a Suffragette Cell, to celebrate the Centenary of women getting the right to vote.

This was a replica of the type of cell that women would have been sent to when they were on hunger strike. Around the museum, there was information all about Welsh Suffragettes, and even some real life artefacts from women that were living in those times, and family members that had items passed down.

The week after, she attended the Porthcawl Carnival to view the Suffragette march which was taking place. Some amazing costumes!

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