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Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett

From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: suffragist, feminist
Fawcett, Dame Millicent Garrett (1847-1929), British woman suffrage leader, born in Aldeburgh, England. At the age of 20 she married the British radical political leader, educational reformer, and economist Henry Fawcett. She soon became active in the woman suffrage movement, subsequently serving as president of the National Union of Woman's Suffrage Societies. During the Boer War she was appointed to inquire into conditions in internment camps for Boer women and children. After the triumph of the suffrage movement in 1918, her organization became the National Union for Equal Citizenship. In 1925 she received the Grand Cross, Order of the British Empire. Her works include the novel Janet Doncaster (1875), The Women's Victory and After (1919), What I Remember (1924), and Easter in Palestine (1926).

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