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.
Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
27 April 1759
Writer
Emmeline PankhurstEmmeline Pankhurst
04 July 1858
Leader of the British Suffragette Movement

Bianca JaggerBianca Jagger
02 May 1945
Actress

Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists

Caryl ChurchillCaryl Churchill
03 September 1938
Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist

Millicent FawcettMillicent Fawcett
11 June 1847
Suffragist
Caroline Jones ChisholmCaroline Chisholm
30 May 1808
Immigrant Welfare Activist

Anna JamesonAnna Jameson
19 May 1794
Writer, Women Rights Activist

Sarah SolemaniSarah Solemani
04 September 1986
Actress
Maud GonneMaud Gonne
21 December 1866
Actress

Adwoa AboahAdwoa Aboah
18 May 1992
Model
Ethel SmythEthel Smyth
22 April 1858
Composer

Margaret BondfieldMargaret Bondfield
17 March 1873
Politician

Barbara BodichonBarbara Bodichon
08 April 1827
Artist

Mary Corinna Putnam JacobiMary Corinna Putnam Jacobi
31 August 1842
Physician

Emily DaviesEmily Davies
22 April 1830
Activist
Anne CloughAnne Clough
20 January 1820
Suffragist

Margery Corbett AshbyMargery Corbett Ashby
19 April 1882
Politician

Emily ShirreffEmily Shirreff
03 November 1814
Educational pioneer

Joan DunlopJoan Dunlop
20 May 1934
Women rights advocate
Dame Christabel Harriette PankhurstDame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst
22 September 1880
Militant

Sophia Louisa Jex-BlakeSophia Louisa Jex-Blake
21 January 1840
Physician