Gender Discrimination

Timeline created by kendelliott
  • Womens Sufferage

    Womens Sufferage
    1867 The London Society for Women’s Suffrage is formed to campaign for female suffrage. This was a campaign for equal rights. These women were brave and alot were charged criminally.
  • Voting still unfair

    Voting still unfair
    1905 Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kearney serve a prison sentencerather than pay a fine after being found guilty of disrupting an election rally. Their prison sentence brought the campaign for votes for women a great deal of publicity and it was soon after that the press coined theterm ‘suffragettes’ to describe the more militant campaigners.
  • Women Vote in britian

    Women Vote in britian
    1918 Women over 30 are granted the right to vote in Britain. Although this doesnt change things in america this was a large step for women as a whole
  • Sex Discrimination

    Sex Discrimination
    The Sex Discrimination Act makes it illegal to discriminate against women in work, education and training. This is another act pushed through by the women’s movement.
  • Same Pay Act

    Same Pay Act
    1985 The Equal Pay (Amendment) Act allows women to be paid the same as men for work of equal value. Alot of people were suprised that this took so long to be passed. There are sometimes still stuggles with this in current times.
  • Human Rights

    Human Rights
    1993 With the help of lobbying by women’s organisations around the world, the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women affirms that violence against women violates their human rights.
  • Sexual Orientation Act

    Sexual Orientation Act
    2003 The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations are introduced to protect people against discrimination based on their sexual orientation.
  • Still Unable to vote

    Still Unable to vote
    A delegation of women’s textile workers from Northern England present a 37,000 signatory petition to Parliament demanding votes for women. This did not help the matter and women were still unable to vote.