Vote 100: Suffragists

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, GWL is developing an animated web resource highlighting the forgotten heroines who have campaigned for women across the world to have the right to vote.

Suffragists adopted a peaceful and non-confrontational approach to campaigning. Members believed that success could be gained by argument and education.

Tekla Hultin

Tekla Hultin was Finland’s second female doctor and founded the Finnish Women’s Union in 1907.

Agnes Husband

Agnes Husband, a milliner and dressmaker, was a suffragette and one of Dundee’s first women councillors.

Draga Ljočić

Draga Ljočić was the first woman doctor in Serbia. She was accused of promoting immorality for advocating equal professional rights for men and women.