List of famous women's rights activists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Where would feminism be today had it not been for the thousands of women's rights activists across the world who have struggled over the past several decades demanding equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for women? These activists have played a pivotal role in bringing about a greater degree of gender equality in the society and in campaigning for basic women’s rights such as the right to education, right to vote, right to work and to own property. Even though several ancient Greek philosophers including Socrates and Plato demanded equal rights for women, it is the 18th century women’s rights activists like Olympes de Gouge and Mary Wollstonecraft who are considered the forerunners of the modern women's movement. Susan Brownell Anthony, a prominent 19th century feminist was very active in the women's suffrage movement and played a pivotal role in creating the International Council of Women. British women Christabel Pankhurst and Millicent Garrett passionately fought for the rights of women in their country while Canadian physician Dr. Emily Howard Stowe campaigned for Canada's first medical college for women. Throughout the centuries, several men like Parker Pillsbury, Sir Henry Maine, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson have also contributed to women’s rights movements. Read on to discover about the life and works of various famous women's rights activists from all over the world.

Lali Espósito Lali Espósito
Argentinian

Eartha Kitt Eartha Kitt
American

Mena Suvari Mena Suvari
American

Bianca Jagger Bianca Jagger
Nicaraguan, British

Jason Ralph Jason Ralph
American

Alyssa Diaz Alyssa Diaz
American

Betty Ford Betty Ford
American

Dorothy Day Dorothy Day
American

Alice Paul Alice Paul
American

Carré Otis Carré Otis
American
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Mary Frann Mary Frann
American

Lucy Stone Lucy Stone
American

Kate Sheppard Kate Sheppard
New Zealander

Edith Dircksey Cowan Edith Cowan
Australian

Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o
Kenyan, Mexican
Pearl Buck Pearl Buck
American

Evita Peron Evita Peron
Argentinian

Manisha KoiralaManisha Koirala
Indian, Nepalese

Lina EscoLina Esco
American
Nicole da SilvaNicole da Silva
Australian

Amanda BrugelAmanda Brugel
Canadian
Nandita DasNandita Das
Indian

Mamie TillMamie Till
American

Sarah SolemaniSarah Solemani
British
Gloria AllredGloria Allred
American

Cecile RichardsCecile Richards
American
Adwoa AboahAdwoa Aboah
British

Maud GonneMaud Gonne
Irish, British

Rebecca Latimer FeltonRebecca Latimer Felton
American
Tehmina DurraniTehmina Durrani
Pakistani

Amelia BloomerAmelia Bloomer
American
Ethel SmythEthel Smyth
British

Belva Ann LockwoodBelva Ann Lockwood
American

Sarah WeddingtonSarah Weddington
American

Lucy BurnsLucy Burns
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Emma WillardEmma Willard
American
Mary White OvingtonMary White Ovington
American

Shulamit AloniShulamit Aloni
Israeli

Emily DaviesEmily Davies
British

Jorge RamosJorge Ramos
Mexican, American
Maud Wood ParkMaud Wood Park
American

Dame Christabel Harriette PankhurstDame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst
British