Remember you are not alone - domestic abuse can happen to anyone no matter your age, race, class, culture, disability, gender, sexuality or lifestyle.

The Pankhurst Trust

The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women's Aid) was formed in 2014 as a merger between The Pankhurst Trust, which ran the iconic Pankhurst Centre with its museum and women-only activity space, and Manchester Women's Aid which is Manchester's largest specialist provider of domestic abuse services. The two-fold mission reflects the charitable objects central to both organisations:

(a) to promote the equality of women, and

(b) to promote the benefit of women, suffering, or at risk of, domestic abuse, and their dependants, with the objects of:

            (i) relieving need, hardship and distress among such beneficiaries;

          (ii)  promoting the mental and physical health of such beneficiaries;

          (iii) advancing the education of such beneficiaries; and

          (iv) advancing the education of the general public in relation to issues of women’s equality and domestic abuse.


 (c) To secure for the public benefit the preservation, restoration, improvement, enhancement and maintenance of 60/62 Nelson Street, Manchester as a building of historic and architectural interest, which building shall house a heritage and educational centre for visitors regarding the suffragette movement, women’s equality and domestic abuse together with a drop in centre for women, space for conferences, classes and social events.


Manchester Women’s Aid

Manchester Women’s Aid provide vital support services to those suffering from domestic violence and abuse. Through community outreach, groupwork sessions, children’s play, safe homes and educational resources our aim is to create a world where domestic abuse survivors can live fear free. 

We’ve joined forces with the Pankhurst Centre to show that through women’s suffrage, and understanding the context of women’s rights, we’re able to create a safer world for everyone. Discover how you can get help as well as advice and support around domestic abuse. 

The Pankhurst Centre 

Number 62 Nelson Street was the home of Emmeline Pankhurst and her family from 1898 until 1907. The first meeting of the Women's Social and Political Union - the movement that became known as the suffragettes- took place in the parlour. Come and visit our small museum and heritage centre to find out the story behind women’s right to vote as well the rich history of the Pankhurst family. 

As well as being the birthplace of the suffragette movement, the Pankhurst Centre is also serves as a women’s centre and community space. It provides  space for activities and events run, often but not always, by women, for women. It is a unique place in which women can learn together, work on projects and socialise. It is a vibrant centre that hosts a number of women’s organisations and projects that support women.

Donate, contribute and fundraise

The Pankhurst Trust couldn’t run without donations, fundraising and our skilled volunteers. Your money, time and effort helps to save and transform lives. If you would like to get involved in our work, we’d love to hear from you.

Raise your voice to help others live a life fear free of domestic violence and abuse.

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