Q. 84.5( 13 Votes )

How did women organize themselves to seek political equality and how far did they succeed?

Answer :

Women organized themselves to seek political equality-

• They formed their own political associations.


• They founded newspapers and took part in political meetings and demonstrations.


• However, they still did not have the right to vote.


• They couldn’t enter in the Frankfurt parliament as representatives.


• They only had a right to attend the parliament as observers.


They succeeded –


• European countries like France and Spain women had to struggle a lot to gained suffrage.


In 1880s French women could elect and be elected in local educational and welfare councils.


After World War II they got the voting rights.


Norway with strong movement gained political equality in 1830.


Spain got the right to vote in 1931.


In some countries women’s organization, allied to radicals political parties made possible legal reforms like- Married Women property act 1882 in England.


In 1880s French women could elect and be elected in local educational and welfare councils.


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