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Asked by Yuvraj

Aug 23, 2015

What was the suffrage movement?what did it accomplish?

What was the suffrage movement?what did it accomplish?

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Sunil Vishal

Member since Nov 23, 2016

The women’s suffrage movement (aka woman suffrage) was the struggle for the right of women to vote and run for office and is part of the overall women's right movement. In the mid-19th century, women in several countries—most notably, the U.S. and Britain—formed organizations to fight for suffrage. In 1888, the first international women’s rights organization formed, the International Council of Women (ICW). Because the ICW was reluctant to focus on suffrage, in 1904 the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (IWSA) was formed by British women’s rights activist Millicent Fawcett, American activist Carrie Chapman Catt, and other leading women’s rights activists. It accomplished its goal and included the women in the mainstream of voting and government.
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