International Council of Women

Connections

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Family and Intimate relationships Djuna Barnes
DB 's paternal grandmother, Zadel Barnes , was a successful journalist, novelist, and poet, whose work appeared regularly in Harper's Bazaar and the Pall Mall Gazette. She travelled to England in the 1880s with...
Family and Intimate relationships Laura Ormiston Chant
In 1888, at the first meeting of the International Council of Women , LOC identified herself as a grandniece of Edmund Burke , but it is possible that she was speaking figuratively rather than literally.
Donohue, Joseph. Fantasies of Empire: The Empire Theatre of Varieties and the Licensing Controversy of 1894. University of Iowa Press, 2005.
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“Horbury Chapel, Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill Gate, Kensington”. AIM25. London Metropolitan Archives.
Occupation Pandita Ramabai
Her time in the USA was largely spent fundraising: on 13 December 1887 she founded the Ramabai Association to fund the creation of a home that would educate young, high-caste widows in Bombay(now Mumbai)...
politics Agnes Maule Machar
A maternal feminist, AMM worked with the National Council of Women and was the first life member of the International Council of Women .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Gerson, Carole, editor. Canada’s Early Women Writers.
She advocated higher education for women.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Textual Production Josephine Butler
In 1888 JB published Mrs. Butler's Appeal to the Women of America, her address to the International Council of Women , accompanied by a brief theatrical piece, The New Godiva: A Dialogue.
Butler, Josephine. “The New Godiva. A Dialogue, 1888”. Indiana University: Victorian Women Writers Project.
Travel Laura Ormiston Chant
As a delegate to the International Council of Women in Washington, DC, LOC made her first voyage to North America.
Donohue, Joseph. Fantasies of Empire: The Empire Theatre of Varieties and the Licensing Controversy of 1894. University of Iowa Press, 2005.
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Timeline

July 1888
The first international conference on women's suffrage was held in Washington, DC; it brought together members of the International Council of Women and the National Council of Women .
June 1904
The International Council of Women met in Berlin and formed the International Woman Suffrage Alliance ; Carrie Chapman Catt became its first President.