THIS is a map showcasing the incredible women who are working to make a real difference in their local community.

When Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women’s Social and Political Union in 1903, it was the beginning of a revolution, writes Juliet Stevenson of Amnesty International.

Within just a few years, suffragettes up and down the country would stop at almost nothing to get their voices heard in Parliament. The struggle to win the vote was long and arduous, but in 1918 these brave women won.

For the first time, many mothers, daughters and sisters could have a say in how their country was run.

The suffragettes did more than simply gain women the vote - they helped set the stage for a century of change.

Since then, women around the world have channelled the suffragette spirit to campaign for progress. They have stood up to racism, sexism, homophobia, corruption and much more.

Last century’s suffragettes are today’s women human rights defenders. Every day they continue to harness their loud and passionate voices to empower communities, protect the vulnerable and create a fairer, more equal world.

In fact, there is probably a brave woman human rights defender living on your doorstep.

This is why the Argus teamed up with Amnesty International to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage in Britain and called upon readers to nominate the incredible women who are working to make a real difference in their local community today.

Because it’s not just the likes of the Pankhursts, Rosa Parks, and Chelsea Manning who deserve to be recognised. Ordinary women from all walks of life – from students to shopkeepers, office workers to OAPs – are doing extraordinary things.

Amnesty has featured your nominations on its Suffragette Spirit Map of Britain.