List of monuments and memorials to women's suffrage

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Women's suffrage refers to the right of a woman to vote in an election. This right was often not included in the original suffrage legislation of a state or country, resulting in both men and women campaigning to introduce legislation to enable women to vote. Actions included writing letters to newspapers and legislators, compiling petitions, holding marches and rallies and carrying out acts of violence. Women were on occasion arrested for these actions and held in jail, during which time some went on hunger strikes, refusing to eat for the duration of their incarceration.

Monuments and memorials to women's suffrage have been constructed around the world in recognition of the bravery and strength of the women who campaigned for voting rights, and the achievement of having the legislation passed.

Australia[edit]

Name Location Year Notes
Centenary of Western Australian Women's Suffrage Memorial Perth 1998 Marks the centenary of women's suffrage in Western Australia
Centenary of Women's Suffrage Commemorative Fountain Canberra 2003 Marks the centenary of women's suffrage in Australia
Resilience sculpture Brisbane 2007 Marks the centenary of women's suffrage in Queensland
Great Petition (sculpture) Melbourne 2008 Marks the centenary of women's suffrage in Victoria

Canada[edit]

Name Location Year Notes
"Women are Persons!" Ottawa 2000 Commemorates the five suffragists who filed and won the Persons Case, enabling women to be appointed to the Senate of Canada

England[edit]

Name Location Year Notes
Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst Memorial London 1930 Commemorates the lives of two leading suffragists
Suffragette Memorial London 1970 Commemorates the bravery of the suffragists
The Pankhurst Parlour Manchester 1987 Historical site and memorial
Sylvia Pankhurst (artwork) London 2011 Commemorates the contribution of a leading suffragist
Alice Hawkins (statue) Leicester 2018 Commemorates the life of a leading local suffragist
Millicent Fawcett (statue) London 2018 Commemorates the contribution of a leading suffragist

New Zealand[edit]

Name Location Year Notes
Mural at Khartoum Place Auckland 1993 Commemorates Auckland suffragists
Kate Sheppard National Memorial Christchurch 1993 Commemorates the lives of New Zealand's leading suffragists
Puketapapa Women's Suffrage Memorial Auckland 2013 Commemorates the local women suffragists of the community

United States of America[edit]

Name Location Year Notes
Portrait Monument to Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony Washington, D.C. 1921 Commemorates the lives of leading suffragists of the United States of America
Statue of Esther Hobart Morris Cheyenne, Wyoming 1953 Commemorates the life of one of Wyoming's leading suffragists
Minnesota Woman Suffrage Memorial Saint Paul 2000 Commemorates the women who campaigned for the state legislature to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, to give women the right to vote. Minnesota was the 15th state to ratify the amendment, doing so in 1919.
Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial Knoxville 2006 Commemorates the women who campaigned for the state legislature to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, to give women the right to vote. Tennessee was the final state to ratify the amendment, doing so in 1920.
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument Washington, D.C. 2016 Commemorates the headquarters of the National Woman's Party, a key political organization in the fight for women's suffrage, and two of its leaders, Alva Belmont and Alice Paul.

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