Category: women’s rights

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Source: Global Gender Gap Report 2020, WEF

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Harriot Stanton
Blatch
(1856-1940) was a suffragist
and women’s rights activist. She followed in the footsteps of her mother, Elizabeth
Cady Stanton.

She lived in England for many years, where she
conducted a study on the working conditions of women in rural areas. She worked
with groups such as the Women’s Franchise League and the Women’s Local
Government Society, and later founded the Equality League of Self-Supporting
Women.

Helen Gregory
MacGill
(1864-1947) was a notable
journalist, judge and women’s rights advocate from Canada. She was one of the
first female judges in the country, and at one point, the only one.

She graduated from Trinity
College (part of the University of Toronto) in 1889, the only woman in her
class and the first female graduate of the institution. She co-founded the
Vancouver Business and Professional Women’s Club in 1923.

Laura Smith Haviland
(1808-1898) was an abolitionist
and defender of women’s rights. She was an important figure of the Underground
Railroad.

Born in a Quaker
family in Canada, she moved to the United States and helped organise the Logan
Female Anti-Slavery Society in 1832. She also founded the Refugee Home Society
in Ontario and taught in a school for African American children in Ohio. Her
home became the first Underground Railroad station in Michigan.

Results from the new released: Global Gender Gap Report 2020

1. Iceland
2. Noreway
3. Finland
4. Sweden
5. Nicaragua

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Global Gender Gap Report 2020:

Very interesting report to read. In Iceland there is the most gender equality!

Elvia Carrillo Puerto (1878-1968) was a feminist activist from Mexico. She was the founder of Mexico’s
first feminist leagues in 1912.

Her most important achievement was the founding
of the Rita Cetina Gutierrez League in 1919. The organisation focused on family
planning and child care, offering disadvantaged women support and advice. She
also campaigned for women’s suffrage and improved rights.

(L. Frankel, 2018)

Abigail
Adams
(1744-1818)
was the second First Lady of the United States during the presidency of her husband,
John Adams. She is considered one of the founders of the country, and her
letters represent a valuable testimony of the American Revolutionary War.

She was active as First Lady and vocal in her
support of women’s rights, as well as her abolitionist views. The 1200 letters
she exchanged with John Adams are seen by historians as a ‘treasure trove’ for
that period in American history.