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List of women's rights activists

This article is a list of notable women's rights activists, arranged alphabetically by modern country names and by the names of the persons listed.

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AlbaniaEdit

ArgentinaEdit

AustraliaEdit

  • Anne Summers (born 1945) – women's rights activist in politics and media, women's advisor to Labor premier Paul Keating, editor of Ms. magazine (NY)
  • Bella Guerin (1858–1923) – first woman to graduate from an Australian university, Guerin was a socialist feminist prominent (although with periods of public dispute) within the Australian Labor Party.
  • Bessie Rischbieth (1874–1967)) – earliest female appointee to any court (honorary, Perth Children's Court, 1915), active against Australian government practice of taking Aboriginal children from their mothers (Stolen Generation
  • Eileen Powell (1913–1997) – trade unionist, women's activist and contributor to the Equal Pay for Equal Work decision
  • Elizabeth Anne Reid (born 1942) – world's first women's affairs adviser to head of government (Gough Whitlam), active in UN and on HIV
  • Elizabeth Evatt (born 1933) – legal reformist, jurist, critic of Australia's Sex Discrimination Act, first Australian in United Nations Commission on Human Rights
  • Eva Cox (born 1938) – sociologist and feminist active in politics and social services, member of Women's Electoral Lobby, social commentator on women in power and at work, and social justice
  • Fiona Patten (born 1964) – leader of Australian Sex Party, lobbyist for personal freedoms and progressive lifestyles
  • Germaine Greer (born 1939) – author of The Female Eunuch, academic and social commentator
  • Jessie Street (1889–1970) – Australian suffragette, feminist and human rights campaigner influential in labour rights and early days of UN
  • Louisa Lawson (1848–1920)) – feminist, suffragist, author, founder of The Dawn, and pro-republican federalist
  • Louisa Margaret Dunkley (1866–1927) – telegraphist and labour organizer
  • Michelle Payne (born 1985) – first female winner of Melbourne Cup and an advocate of increased presence of women in sport
  • Miles Franklin (1879–1954) – writer and feminist
  • Millicent Preston-Stanley (1883–1955) – first female member of New South Wales Legislative Assembly, campaigner for custodial rights of mothers in divorce and for women's health care
  • Rosie Batty (born 1962) – 2015 Australian of the Year and family violence campaigner
  • Sandra Bloodworth – labour historian, socialist activist, co-founder of Trotskyist Socialist Alternative, editor of Marxist Left Review
  • Thelma Bate (1904–1984) – community leader, advocate for inclusion of Aboriginals in Country Women's Association
  • Vida Goldstein (1869–1949) – early Australian feminist campaigning for women's suffrage and social reform, first woman in British Empire to stand for national election
  • Zelda D'Aprano (born 1928) – trade unionist, feminist, in 1969 chained herself to doors of Commonwealth Building over equal pay.
  • Margot Fink (born 1994) – Prominent LGBTIQ activist and nominee for Young Australian of the Year (2016)

AustriaEdit

BelgiumEdit

BotswanaEdit

  • Unity Dow (born 1959) – judge and writer, plaintiff in case allowing children of mixed parentage to be deemed nationals

BulgariaEdit

BrazilEdit

CanadaEdit

Cape VerdeEdit

ChileEdit

ChinaEdit

CroatiaEdit

DenmarkEdit

EgyptEdit

  • Ahlam Mostaghanmi (born 1952) – Arabic writer and sociologist.
  • Engy Ghozlan (born 1985) – coordinator of campaigns against sexual harassment
  • Fatima el Naouut (born 1966) – Egyptian writer and journalist.
  • Hoda Shaarawi (1879–1947) – feminist organizer of Mubarrat Muhammad Ali (women’s social service organization), Union of Educated Egyptian Women, and Wafdist Women’s Central Committee, founder president of Egyptian Feminist Union
  • Houda Darwish (born 1991) – Arabic writer and pediatrician and neonatalogist doctor.
  • Nawal el-Saadawi (born 1931) – writer and doctor, advocate of women’s health and equality
  • Qasim Amin (1863–1908) – jurist, early advocate of women’s rights in society
  • Soraya Bahgat (born 1983) – Egyptian-Finnish women's rights advocate, social entrepreneur and founder of Tahrir Bodyguard

EstoniaEdit

FinlandEdit

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

GhanaEdit

GreeceEdit

HungaryEdit

IndiaEdit

IndonesiaEdit

  • Raden Adjeng Kartini (1879–1904) – Javanese advocate for native Indonesian women, critic of polygamy and lack of women's education

IranEdit

IrelandEdit

IsraelEdit

ItalyEdit

JapanEdit

LatviaEdit

LithuaniaEdit

LebanonEdit

LibyaEdit

  • Alaa Murabit (born 1989) – physician, advocate of inclusive security, peace-building and post-conflict governance

LuxembourgEdit

NetherlandsEdit

NamibiaEdit

New ZealandEdit

  • Kate Sheppard (1848–1934) – suffragette, influential in winning voting rights for women in 1893 (first country and national election in which women have vote)

NigeriaEdit

NorwayEdit

PakistanEdit

PeruEdit

PhilippinesEdit

PolandEdit

PortugalEdit

Puerto RicoEdit

  • Luisa Capetillo (1879–1922) – labor union suffragette jailed for wearing pants in public

RomaniaEdit

RussiaEdit

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesEdit

SerbiaEdit

SloveniaEdit

  • Alojzija Štebi (1883–1956) – suffragist, who saw socialism as a means of equalizing society for both men and women.

SomaliaEdit

  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali (born 1969) – Somali-Dutch feminist and atheist activist, writer and politician

South AfricaEdit

  • Shamima Shaikh (1960–1998) – member of the Muslim Youth Movement of South Africa, exponent of Islamic gender equality

SpainEdit

SwedenEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

TurkeyEdit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

UruguayEdit

ZimbabweEdit

ImagesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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