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.
Jane Arthur was a suffragist from Paisley who became the first Scottish woman to be elected to a Scottish school board in 1873.
Flora McDonald Denison was a Canadian dressmaker, writer, journalist, innkeeper, social reformer, feminist, and suffragist.
Eunice Guthrie Murray was a Suffragist, political activist, historian, and author who championed women’s rights throughout her life.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an abolitionist, human rights activist and one of the first leaders of the woman’s rights movement in America.
Jane Taylour was a Suffragist and one of the first women to give lectures in public.
Tekla Hultin was Finland’s second female doctor and founded the Finnish Women’s Union in 1907.
Agnes Husband, a milliner and dressmaker, was a suffragette and one of Dundee’s first women councillors.
Draga Ljočić was the first woman doctor in Serbia. She was accused of promoting immorality for advocating equal professional rights for men and women.