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Early suffrage movement ­ Key dates


1834 ­ Women could be poor law guardians ­ however no women elected until 1975

18601870s ­ Early period of suffrage movement ( domestic radicalisation
1864 ­ Contagious diseases act ­ dorcible medical examinations of women who
were suspected to be prostitutes
1867 reform…

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o divorce, widows,
o violence,
o contagious diseases,
o child prostitution and
o property rights

Developments of the time
more acess to education
women could work as doctors and dentists etc
Universities where now accepting women
Progress in legal rights ­ mariddge and property acts

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