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Marking 100 years since (some) women won the vote

Marking 100 years since (some) women won the vote

This act created more inequality for women because it abolished property and other restrictions for men, and extended the vote to all men over the age of 21.

The UK Home Secretary has explained the complexity of granting pardons to imprisoned females who were demanding a vote right.

As a founder member of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), Pankhurst was sentenced to repeated stretches in prison as a result of her militant activity.

But she stressed it was "complicated" when looking at cases of arson and violence, but promised to analyse individual proposals.

Donald Trump should "look forwards not backwards", the great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst said following the USA president's admission that he is not a feminist. "In any meaningful sense of the word, they were not criminals".

"As we remember the heroic campaigners of the past, who fought to include the voices of all citizens in our public debate, we should consider what values and principles guide our conduct of that debate today", she will say in Manchester.

Mr Corbyn told his top team that the convictions of suffragettes "were politically motivated and bore no relation to the acts committed".

It is hard to think of a more inappropriate way to mark that moment than by the government reaching back into the past and taking away from the suffragettes their ability to use the law to highlight the injustice that they were fighting. She was jailed and released 11 times for her campaigning.

Liz Law, of the Royal Mail, said: "Our Votes for Women stamps convey the scale of activities that the different organisations undertook in their tireless campaigning for the vote".




To commemorate today's 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Britain, Amnesty and this newspaper are calling upon readers to nominate the incredible women who are working to make a real difference in their local community today.

Her connections proved useful for the movement.

Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after attending a church service near her constituency. She was a trained artist and designed numerous group's posters, leaflets and logos.

The academic said there was "common ground" between Suffragism and groups such as the recent #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.

The apparent sentiment of his State of the Union address was incompatible with his frequently controversial remarks online, she said.

Fear of such attacks prompted museums to request women leave their bags and coats in cloakrooms, to stop activists concealing weapons, but a century on the Suffragettes have themselves become exhibition subjects.

Some women - notably Emily Davison, who was trampled by King George V's horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby - died for their cause. In 1911 she hid inside a broom cupboard in the Houses of Parliament so that she might list parliament as her place of residence on the night of the census.

The Anti-Suffrage League was founded in 1908 by Mary Humphrey Ward, with support from two men: Lord Curzon and William Cremer.

Although she was twice put in Holloway prison, she advocated non-violent means of protest such as withholding taxes and census boycotts.