CALLS are being made to give remarkable women of Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey equal footing in the history books.

Gender equality charity Chwarae Teg is urging members of the public to put forward nominations for the next Purple Plaque, which will recognise the life an achievements of deserving women from North Wales to mark International Day of the Girl on Friday, October 11.

The Purple Plaque campaign aims to improve the recognition of remarkable women in Wales, and award them with the memorial to commemorate their achievements and cement their legacy in Welsh history.

Emma Tamplin, Chwarae Teg said: "As a gender equality charity, at Chwarae Teg we know that women deserve to be recognised at the same scale as men have been throughout history. There are so many female success stories just waiting to be put in the spotlight and inspire future generations.

"There's an estimated 250 mainly blue plaques commemorating notable figures in Wales, the overwhelming majority highlighting men's achievements, with only around a dozen female exceptions. Purple Plaques aims to address this inequality and give women a prominent place in history.

"With many more plaques to come, their presence on our streets will act as a simple yet significant way of highlighting the outstanding achievements of Welsh women, who many people may otherwise not be aware of."

To date Purple Plaques have been dedicated to Bangor born former Assembly Member and equalities campaigner Val Feld and Ursula Masson a Merthyr born feminist historian.

To nominate an inspiring woman from north Wales, visit by Friday, May 10.

All eligible nominees must be deceased, Welsh or have lived in Wales as well as having previously uncelebrated achievements and made an impact in Wales through community involvement.