Instytut Historii Polskiej Akademii Nauk (Web)
Abstract Submission: 31.01.2018
The decree of the Head of State and Prime Minister granting full voting rights to all Polish citizens „without regard to sex“ issued in November 1918, was a milestone in the development of civic equality. It was also a special moment for women’s emancipation movements, being at the same time the high point of their political efforts and the beginning of their socio-political participation as citizens with full rights of the newly recreated Polish state.
The hundredth anniversary of the introduction of these revolutionary laws, which falls in November 2018 in many European countries, is cause for reflection on the scope and character of equal rights over the course of this relatively long period, methods used in the fight for the equal political and legal position of women, as well as the role of state institutions and national and ethnic communities in these processes. Read more and source … (Web)