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A suffragette was a member of militant women's organisations in the early 20th century who, under the banner "Votes for Women", fought for the right to vote in public elections, known as women's suffrage. The term refers in particular to members of the British Women's Social and Political Union WSPU , a women-only movement founded in by Emmeline Pankhurst , which engaged in direct action and civil disobedience. The militants embraced the new name, even adopting it for use as the title of the newspaper published by the WSPU. Women had won the right to vote in several countries by the end of the 19th century; in , New Zealand became the first self-governing country to grant the vote to all women over the age of The suffragettes heckled politicians, tried to storm parliament, were attacked and sexually assaulted during battles with the police, chained themselves to railings, smashed windows, set fire to postboxes and empty buildings, set bombs in order to damage churches and property, and faced anger and ridicule in the media. When imprisoned they went on hunger strike , to which the government responded by force-feeding them.
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Historian Sumita Mukherjee on the contribution of South Asian women to British women's suffrage battle years ago. The Representation of the People Act granted women older than 30 and with property the right to cast the ballot. But as Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett were lionised as leaders, the contribution of working-class women and women of colour was barely acknowledged. Al Jazeera spoke to Sumita Mukherjee, an historian of the British Empire and Indian subcontinent, on the contribution of women of Indian descent to British women's suffrage movement. She herself was the goddaughter of Queen Victoria.
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