The W♀Manchester Statue Project is about celebrating the significant role that women have played in the city. At present 16 out of the 17 statues in the City Centre are of men. The exception is Queen Victoria. The unveiling of this new statue will help address this inequality.

All twenty women on the longlist for consideration made a significant contribution to Manchester and, in many cases, to the country. This website aims to showcase these women and their achievements.

From those twenty a shortlist has now been created and the public can now vote on the different alternatives proposed.

Fundraising has also begun in earnest with not one penny of this project coming from public funds in Manchester.

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