Presentation on theme: "By Lauryn Handoga + Mackenzie Brewin. The Struggle For Women’s Rights The women’s movements group concentrated primarily on gaining voting rights for."— Presentation transcript:
The Struggle For Women’s Rights The women’s movements group concentrated primarily on gaining voting rights for women. In the late 19 th century women could vote but, only in the municipal elections, if they owned property. For decades women fought for the right to vote.
Most of the women were from the west. With the women from the west was Nellie McClung from Manitoba and Emily Murphy from Alberta The women who protested were in a group called the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU)
The group wrote letters, held rallies, and gave speeches. When World War I started more women joined the group. Thousands of women joined and proved they were just as equal as men.
In 1916, January Manitoba became a province and let women vote. By 1917 April women became able to vote in Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. That all changed in September 1917. In the Wartime Election gave only British women the right to vote.
In 1920 5 women, Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edward, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney, and Nellie McClung, fought in Canada’s Supreme Court. In 1930 all women could vote Women in Quebec couldn’t vote until 1940 Susan B Anthony voted in a federal election even though she wasn’t suppose to.
Nellie McClung Nellie McClung spent most of her life fighting for women’s rights. She grew up in Manitoba but was born in Ontario. She was a teacher in Manitoba. Nellie was also a writer.