Famous British Women's Rights Activists

Women today enjoy equal status in society. They are no less than any man in terms of achievement and talent and exert quite a dominant influence over modern society’s daily proceedings. But has the scenario always been this way? Sadly, no! Much of what we enjoy today has been due to the hard work and persistent claim for equality by our predecessors. Women of the yesteryears did not enjoy the freedom that we use and often misuse today. They, in fact, were treated as minorities of the society and had no say whatsoever. To change the way women were treated in society and give them equal rights as of men, many of the suffragists turned into campaigners of women rights. They fought against slavery and became leading advocates of equal rights for women. They helped women secure the right to vote and became key propagators of self-dependency. In United Kingdom, the scenario was no different from the rest of the world. Leading feminist figures campaigned for equality and freedom. From being suffragists to social activists, they helped turn the society by constantly chanting for the rights of women. Eminent women’s right activists like Mary Wollstonecraft, Millicent Fawcett, Emmeline Pankhurst passionately led the movement in Britain. Check out in details about their life, their story and their struggle for freedom in this segment given below.

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 1 Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst.
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Famous As: Leader of the British Suffragette Movement
Birthdate: July 4, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moss Side, Manchester
Died: June 14, 1928
Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist best remembered for helping women earn the right to vote in elections by organizing the UK suffragette movement. For playing a major role in achieving women's suffrage in the UK, Pankhurst was named in Time magazine's 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century list in 1999.

 2 Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft.
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: April 27, 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 10, 1797

Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer, advocate of women's rights, and philosopher. Wollstonecraft, who attracted a lot of attention for her unconventional personal relationships, is widely considered a founding feminist philosopher. Although her unorthodoxy initially attracted criticisms, her advocacy of women's equality became increasingly important during the 20th century. Modern-day feminists cite her works and her life as important influences.

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 3 Sarah Solemani

Sarah Solemani.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Camden, London, England

 4 Millicent Fawcett

Millicent Fawcett.
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Famous As: Suffragist
Birthdate: June 11, 1847
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aldeburgh
Died: August 5, 1929

 5 Marie Stopes

Marie Stopes.
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Famous As: Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists
Birthdate: October 15, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: October 2, 1958

 6 Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa.
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

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 7 Adwoa Aboah

Adwoa Aboah
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
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 8 Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill.
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Famous As: Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist
Birthdate: September 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

 9 Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst

Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst
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Famous As: Militant
Birthdate: September 22, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Died: February 13, 1958

 10 Maud Gonne

Maud Gonne
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tongham, United Kingdom
Died: April 27, 1953

 11 Caroline Chisholm

Caroline Chisholm.
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Famous As: Immigrant Welfare Activist
Birthdate: May 30, 1808
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wootton, Northampton, England
Died: March 25, 1877

 12 Ethel Smyth

Ethel Smyth
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: April 22, 1858
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sidcup, United Kingdom
Died: May 8, 1944

 13 Sukki Singapora

Sukki Singapora
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: October 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Singapore

 14 Margaret Bondfield

Margaret Bondfield
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 17, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chard, England
Died: June 16, 1953

 15 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: January 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hastings, Sussex, England
Died: January 7, 1912

 16 Barbara Bodichon

Barbara Bodichon
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 8, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carlton Crescent, Southampton, England
Died: June 11, 1891

 17 Emily Davies

Emily Davies
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: April 22, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carlton Crescent, Southampton, England
Died: July 13, 1921

 18 Anna Jameson

Anna Jameson.
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Famous As: Writer, Women Rights Activist
Birthdate: May 19, 1794
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin
Died: March 17, 1860

 19 Shabnam Nasimi

Shabnam Nasimi
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: February 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan

 20 Anne Clough

Anne Clough
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Famous As: Suffragist
Birthdate: January 20, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: February 27, 1892

 21 Margery Corbett Ashby

Margery Corbett Ashby
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 19, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Danehill, England
Died: May 15, 1981

 22 Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi

Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: August 31, 1842
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 10, 1906

 23 Joan Dunlop

Joan Dunlop
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Famous As: Women rights advocate
Birthdate: May 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 29, 2012

 24 Emily Shirreff

Emily Shirreff
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Famous As: Educational pioneer
Birthdate: November 3, 1814
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
Died: March 20, 1897

 25 Nimco Ali

Nimco Ali
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: Somali Democratic Republic