The Right To Vote For Women

The Right To Vote For Women
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  • Right to vote for women!
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  • Women in the colonial times in New Zealand had roles inside the house doing things such as cooking, cleaning and looking after the children.
  • Kate Sheppard became the leader of the suffrage movement and worked tirelessly, inspiring others all around the world.
  • There were many petitions presented to Parliament supporting the right for women to vote but NZ at last passed a bill in September 1893 giving women the right to vote after a petition was presented with over 30,000 signatures.
  • In New Zealand, women used non violence methods protesting for the right for women to vote, unlike the UK and the USA, where women had to use more harmful ways like breaking glass windows and going on hunger strike.
  • MP Supporters of the women's right to vote received a white camellia flower to wear and those against it received a red one. 
  • Kate Sheppard was an amazing Woman who reasoned calmly and logically. We acknowledge her today on the New Zealand $10 note as a woman who made New Zealand one of the first countries to recognise gender equality.  
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