Standard Name: Cousins, Margaret
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The deputation was sponsored by Irish-English suffragist Margaret Cousins . The Indian women's movement gained momentum after Annie Besant was interned by the Governor of Madras in June 1917. After her release in September, women...
11 November 1908
Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Cousins formed the Irish Women's Franchise League , a militant, non-partisan organisation which wanted women's suffrage included in the Home Rule Bill.
25 May 1912
The Irish Citizen, a suffrage newspaper jointly edited by Francis Sheehy Skeffington and James Cousins , began weekly publication in London.
13 June 1912
Eight Irish Women's Franchise League members, including Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Cousins , were arrested for smashing windows in the General Post Office, Customs House, and Dublin Castle.
Four women prisoners—Margaret Cousins , Margaret Connery , Barbara Hoskins , and Mabel Purves —went on a hunger strike for six days at Tullamore Prison to demand political prisoner status.
The Irish Citizen ended publication after a British soldier wrecked the press.