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Recognising and celebrating the working lives of women in the First World War, against the backdrop of the struggle for female suffrage.

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  • Did your First World War ancestor play for a women's sports team? This photograph shows a women's team, possibly made up of factory workers. Perhaps you can help identify them. © IWM (Q 110263) #WomensWork100 #100Years #Vote100 ow.ly/Wls330iwIB6

  • Royal Air Force Sports Day at Rang du Fliers, 25 August 1918. The winning tug-of-war team of the Red Cross women ambulance drivers which beat the team of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. © IWM (Q 9264) ow.ly/AcWe30iwFuZ

  • Women footballers with convalescent soldiers at the Red Cross Fete at Woodgate, Malvern run by the Malvern Patriotic Society, 13th June 1918. © IWM (Q 108299) #WomensWork100 #Vote100 #100Years ow.ly/1GA030iwEZF

  • The Women's Auxiliary Corps in France undertook to invite parties of convalescent soldiers to their camps to play games in their spare time in order to help their recovery. A WAAC cricket team at Etaples, 1 May 1918. © IWM (Q 8754) #WomensWork100 #100Years #Vote100

  • Today's #WomensWork100 object of the day is a photograph of a football team of female employees of Palmers Shipbuilding Company Limited at Hebburn-on-Tyne called "Palmers Munitionettes". © IWM (Q 110074) ow.ly/QdMy30iwDKr

  • Find out about free secondary school resources from @Big_Ideas_Co looking at #FWW Inspirational Women, including women footballers. For more information on small scale funding, lessons plans and assembly outlines visit ow.ly/ajiL30iwEA7 #WomensWork100 #Vote100 #100Years

WomensWork100 Research Workshops

Join IWM Librarian, Sarah Paterson, for a free research workshop exploring the working lives of women during the First World War.

Photograph showing women writing and typing. Shows the interior of female typists office at the POWIB, where the lists of POWs were typed on double foolscap sheets. The offices of the institution were at 49 Wellington Street, Strand, London.