Isabella Tod (1836-1896) was a suffragist and …

Isabella Tod (1836-1896) was a suffragist and activist of Scottish origins. She mainly worked to advance the rights of women in Ireland.

She founded the North of Ireland Women’s Suffrage Society in 1872, and organised the Liberal Women’s Unionist Association. She campaigned extensively to repeal the Contagious Diseases Acts, a law that allowed police to arrest and hold women suspected of being prostitutes for months – her organisation won the fight in 1866.