This title examines an important historic event - the women's suffrage movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of women's rights and the League of Women Voters, the roles the antislavery movement, the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, and literature played in the movement, well-known figures such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, and Alice Paul, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
For most of history, women have been confined to their households, and to lives without equal rights or equal opportunities. This volume introduces readers to the women of the suffrage movement, the defining movement for women’s rights, especially the right to vote. Primary sources and photographs will show readers firsthand how the challenges and successes of this movement shaped the lives of women across the United States. Readers will also learn about the inequality that still exists for women, and how they can change this injustice in the future.
Family voting is a patriarchal custom that allows men to vote with or for women family members, and this practice has been identified in several of the new European democracies by election observers since 1995. This custom deprives women of their right to a secret vote and contributes to their marginalisation in political life. This report explores this aspect of gender inequality in political systems and contains recommendations to combat it, including Recommendation 111 (2002) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe on women's individual voting rights: a democratic requirement.
Including chapters on Indonesia, India, Thailand, China, the Philippines, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam and international suffrage connections, Women's Suffrage in Asia engages in debates on suffrage in the region by raising issues unique to the country's case studies presented. It explains why the history of suffrage is neglected in the nationalist historiography and untangles the connections between culture, nationalism and colonialism in the context of women's struggles for suffrage.