Wednesday 21 September 2016

Emeline Pankhurst

As an exceptional British woman, Emeline Pankhurst was a leading British women's rights activist, who led the movement to win the right for women to vote. 
She struggled all her life to bring men and women on an equal footing. That's why, Emeline founded in 1889 the Women's Franchise League which fought to allow women to vote in local elections.
She created a women's movement, and Emeline wanted to draw the attention to her cause. So, British politicians, the press and the public were astomised by their bolds demonstrations : window smashing, arson and hunger strikes. She continued her struggle to reach her goal, to stand up for their rights. In 1918, the Representation of the People's Act gave voting rights to women... And it's a lot thanks to Emeline Pankhurst.

Margaux kubler TS

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