Personal Rights Association


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politics Lydia Becker
Although LB never married, she served as treasurer of the Married Women's Property Committee . She was treasurer, too, of the Vigilance Association for the Defence of Personal Rights .
politics Jessie Boucherett
By around 1875, JB became active with the Vigilance Association for the Defence of Personal Rights (later renamed the Personal Rights Association), which had been founded in March 1871 to press for women's rights in...
politics Josephine Butler
In an effort to survey legislation that threatened to impinge on personal freedoms, JB , Jacob Bright , Charles McLaren , and others founded the Vigilance Association for the Defence of Personal Rights .
Caine, Barbara. Victorian Feminists. Oxford University Press, 1992.
politics Mona Caird
MC stepped into the public eye in the 1880s as a radical member of the women's movement, a supporter of all kinds of linked causes. An article in the Review of Reviews in 1893 equated...
politics Henrietta Müller
During and after her time with the London School Board , HM was also a member of the National Vigilance Association or NVA and the Personal Rights Association or PRA, which both campaigned against the...
Textual Production Josephine Butler
It is listed by the British Library catalogue in JB 's name only, but she had help from the other women. Earlier in the year she had given an address on women's rights and protective...
Textual Production Mona Caird
MC delivered the presidential address at the forty-first annual meeting of the Personal Rights Association . The association printed her text the same year.
Heilmann, Ann. New Woman Strategies: Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Mona Caird. Manchester University Press, 2004.
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Forward, Stephanie. “A Study in Yellow: Mona Caird’s ’The Yellow Drawing-Room’”. Women’s Writing, No. 2, pp. 295 -07.


From March 1871
The Vigilance Association for the Defence of Personal Rights, especially in relation to Women , founded this month, advocated equality of legal treatment for citizens regardless of sex or class.
January 1881
The Personal Rights Journal began monthly publication in England.
13 May 1886
The National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts held its last meeting. It considered its work completed following the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts.