National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Friends, Associates Maude Royden
Courtney and Royden served together as executive members of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) , of which in 1911 Courtney became secretary. They also worked together as vice-chairs for the Women's International League (WIL)
Literary responses Eleanor Rathbone
Opponents of ER 's plans included members of the Conservative , Liberal , and Labour parties, though the Independent Labour Party gave the plans its official support in 1926. In 1925 some members of the...
Occupation Maude Royden
In 1915 she resigned from the society, which had its source in the merging in 1887 of seventeen organizations devoted to campaigning for women's emancipation. Lydia Becker , then Millicent Garrett Fawcett , had been...
Occupation Maude Royden
Between 1923 and January 1924, she used this position to urge the Church to revise its marriage service by removing implications of female subordination in marriage, specifically the command that the wife obey the husband...
politics Eleanor Rathbone
ER succeeded Millicent Garrett Fawcett as President of the National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship (NUSEC )—formerly the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS )—a post she held for ten years.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
politics Eleanor Rathbone
The National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship (NUSEC), prompted by ER , held a conference on women's living conditions in India.
Alberti, Johanna. Eleanor Rathbone. Sage Press, 1996.
105-6
politics Eleanor Rathbone
ER , a strong anti-fascist, chaired a meeting of women's groups organized by the National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship , to discuss the declining rights of German women under Nazism .
Alberti, Johanna. Eleanor Rathbone. Sage Press, 1996.
134
politics Eleanor Rathbone
By 1936, the Committee advocated state-sponsored lunch programmes in schools, along with the provision of milk for pregnant women and for children under school age. ER was joined in these efforts by the Fabian Barbara Drake
Publishing Eleanor Rathbone
She continued this association by writing from 1920 for The Woman's Leader and the Common Cause, soon to be The Woman's Leader as a title taken when the NUWSS became the National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship
Textual Production Eleanor Rathbone
The National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship published Milestones: Presidential Addresses, a volume of ten speeches given by ER .
Alberti, Johanna. Eleanor Rathbone. Sage Press, 1996.
168-71

Timeline

Early 1919
The National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship formed from the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies to continue the campaign for equal suffrage.
30 January 1920
The Common Cause, the official organ of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies , ended publication in London under this name, even as subtitle. The next number appeared as The Woman's Leader.
June 1924
The National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship argued that birth control information should be given out at government clinics.
31 May 1933
A meeting of women's organizations (sponsored by the National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship ) in the House of Commons condemned the Nazi policy of barring women from employment in the German government.