Concepción Felix de Calderon was born in the Philippines in 1884 and founded the Feminist Association of the Philippines in 1905.
Qiu Jin was a Chinese revolutionary feminist and poet who was known as China’s Joan of Arc.
At a meeting of women’s rights activists the noise from heckling clergymen was so bad that no one could quieten them. Then Sojourner Truth spoke out: ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’ By the time she finished, the disrespect had turned to a roar of approval.
Catherine Hogg-Blair was a Suffragette from East Lothian whose farm was a secret refuge for Scottish suffragettes who had been released from prison under the Cat and Mouse Act.
Doria Shafik was one of the principal leaders of the women’s liberation movement in Egypt in the mid-1940s. She founded an Egyptian feminist organization called The Daughters of The Nile, dedicated to educating and organizing working women of all classes.
Frances McPhun graduated with an MA in Political Economy from Glasgow University, where she and her sister Margaret were members of the University’s suffrage union. Arrested for smashing windows in London, they went on hunger strike in Holloway Prison.
Hatoon Ajwad al-Fassi is a women’s rights activist and an associate professor of women’s history at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia.
Fatima Jinnah was one of the leading founders of Pakistan, known as the ‘Mother of the Nation’ for her role in the Freedom Movement.
Ann Shanks was a dressmaker from Dundee whose home was a safehouse for militant Suffragettes.
Nellie Letitia McClung was was one of “The Famous Five” who launched a case in 1927 contending that women could be “qualified persons” eligible to sit in the Canadian Senate, clearing the way for women to enter politics in Canada.