English suffragist and social reformer, younger sister of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. A non-militant, she rejected the violent acts of some of her contemporaries in the suffrage movement. She joined the London Suffrage Committee in 1868 and became president of the Women's Unionist Association in 1889. She was president of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWWS) 1897–1919.
She was also active in property reform and campaigned for the right of married women to own their own property, and the higher education and employment of women. In 1925 Fawcett was made a DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire).
Fawcett was born at Aldeburgh, Suffolk. In 1867 she married Henry Fawcett, the politician. Her publications include The Women's Victory – and After (1920) and What I Remember (1924).
Who was Fawcett?
Women's suffrage campaigner Caine Barbara , Victorian Feminists , Oxford and New York : Oxford University Press , 1992 ...
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English constitutional suffrage movement leader, reformer, writer. A Suffolk merchant's daughter, she attended school only...