In 1918, David Lloyd George's post-war government passed the Representation of the People Act, and for the first time women were included in the political process. Women now accounted for nearly 50 per cent of the electorate, but universal suffrage was a long way off, and women still had to face censure and discrimination in their professional and personal lives.
Kate Sheppard, the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement. New Zealand was the first country to introduce universal suffrage so Sheppard's work had a considerable impact on women's suffrage movements in other countries
Reform Movements "At Last", cover on 'The Suffragist', Saturday, June In September 1918 President Wilson endorsed the amendment granting women the right to vote. It took nine months from Wilson's endorsement until Congress passed the amendment in June
What The 2012 Election Would Have Looked Like Without Universal Suffrage
Emily Wilding Davison at the Derby Few individuals have made a more powerful protest than suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, who threw herself under a horse owned by King George V at the Epsom Derby in