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WOMEN'S Rights And International Women's Day - 2015

Whiletherehasbeenmuchprogresstowardswomen'srightsoverthedecades, manygapsremain. Women's Rights Women's rights is the fight for the idea that women should have equal rights with men. Over history, this has taken the form of gaining property rights, the women's suffrage or right of women to vote, reproductive rights, and the right to work for equal pay. Women'sRightsmovementTimeline: Important events in the struggle for women's liberation in the United States. Pre- Settlement: Iroquois women have the power to nominate - and depose - council elders and chiefs. 1647: Margaret Brent demands two votes from the MarylandAssembly: one as a landowner and as the legal representative of the colony's proprietor, LordBaltimore she is refused. 1790 : New Jersey gives the vote to " all free inhabitants of the state" . It is revoked from women in 1807. 1838 :Kentucky allows widows to vote in local school elections, but only if they have no children enrolled. 1840 : Lucr…