We could all learn more about the suffrage movement

Emmeline Pankhurst addressing a crowd in Trafalgar Square in 1908

It allowed women over the age of 30 who owned property or were married to a man who owned property, the right to vote.

Earlier in the day, the original Representation of the People Act was wheeled out in Parliament for the first time. And today of all days, it's important that we recognise this. She and many others were violently force fed on numerous occasions. It was about middle class white women. One hundred years since suffragette Emily Wilding Davison ran in front of the King's horse at the Epsom Derby in the name of women's rights, progress towards equality in Britain's democratic institutions is still painfully slow, campaigners said. We need each other.

The suffragists, instead, undertook actions more purely in the realm of nonviolence under the leadership of Millicent Fawcett's Women's Suffrage Federation (with the participation of Sylvia Pankhurst- also Emmeline's daughter, who later became a socialist activist in the fight against fascism and colonialism) and continued the struggle until the end of the war.

However, as I began to research the topic more and read fist-hand biographies from the women who lived through the suffrage movement, I felt ashamed as to how little I knew.

In 1918, the Representation of the People Act was passed, giving women over the age of 30, and who owned a certain amount of property, the right to vote.

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The word feminism was the most looked up word on Merriam Webster in 2017, which shows just how far were coming as a society.

Defined by the Oxford Dictionary as "the right to vote in political elections". At its start fewer than a quarter of women worked outside the home; by the end, that total had risen to nearly half.

As the United Kingdom marks the centenary and, later this year, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act permitting women to run for election to Westminster, it's important to acknowledge not only the huge significance of these laws but also what they did not mean. However, in the following years, several cantons individually introduced votes for women, but it was not introduced nationally until 1971 after a new referendum.

Last night Scots Tory boss Ruth Davidson joined calls for the Government to overturn the convictions of protesters jailed for their activities - and give them a posthumous pardon.

She also arranged a tea party for elderly residents, two of whom were more than 100 years old, sharing their memories of suffrage.

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They, of course, fought for women to be given the right to vote, and would be horrified that some people don't seize the opportunity to do so. Throwing stones at windows and chaining limbs to gates had been used for years by male uprisers - yet rarely were they given the harsh sentences or public treatment that the women received.

"But in recent decades rights have been won and attitudes have changed for the better, and we must now proudly celebrate the role that lesbian women played in the suffragette movement", said MP Angela Eagle.

Throughout East Devon there was a hub of activity with meetings and groups forming to campaign for women's right.

Apart from voting to advance women's rights today the emergency is to use our vote for Peace and Nonviolence, against nuclear weapons, against inequality, for disarmament and for investment in clean energies, both because of climate change and because of health.

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