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Suffragettes

 

women participants in the movement to obtain voting rights for women. The movement gained prominence in Great Britain, the USA, Germany, and several other countries in the second half of the 19th and the early 20th century. The suffragettes, particularly in Great Britain, made wide use of obstructive tactics and noisy demonstrations. In 1904 an international organization was founded—the International Women Suffrage Alliance, which in 1946 became the International Alliance of Women—Equal Rights—Equal Responsibilities. Lacking the support of working women, the suffragette movement was bourgeois in nature and had no widespread political results. The movement came to an end after World War I, when women in a number of countries won the right to vote as a result of the revolutionary struggle of the working people.

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A procession through the city in what was described as a "substantial" demonstration by the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) was filmed and is held by the British Film Institute - view it free on the Suffragettes on Film section of player.
She was released on July 19, 1909 and on her arrival back at Newcastle Turn to Page 28 Lady Lytton is arrested in Newcastle From Page 27 Central Station, she was greeted with five carriages decked in suffragette colours.
It's also true that also in their 1908 Christmas printed catalogue, Mappin & Webb dedicated a page to suffragette jewellery featuring five pieces "in enamel and gems," the brooches and pendants set in gold with emeralds, pearls, and amethysts and costing between PS2 and PS6.
There were dolls, books and a more popular game called Suffragettes In and Out of Prison.
But next to these depressing statistics I have recently witnessed a chink of light that has filled me with hope: and it's in the form of the Suffragette Spirit campaign.
The first Suffragette speakers came to Loughborough soon after the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) was formed.
The fight by strong women, such as Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett and the many women involved in the Suffragette movement, forced the government to give some women the vote before the franchise was extended 10 years later.
She was met off the train in London by a group of Suffragettes on her first day in Parliament and one of them happily gave her a badge saying this was a "new era.
07 ( ANI ): Indian princess Sophia Alexandra Duleep Singh on Tuesday was honoured by the Royal Mail of the UK, which marked the centenary of the suffragette movement with eight special stamps.
There were more than 1,300 suffragette arrests according to the England, Suffragettes Arrested, 1906-1914 collection.
She has published on American Women's Suffrage history, and will talk about some littleknown episodes in the history of the Scottish suffragettes.