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Get to know 30 notable Canadian women rights’ activists

30 people who helped improve the status of women, from The Canadian Encyclopedia’s lists of what make us proud to be Canadian


 

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, The Canadian Encyclopedia created 30 lists of 30 things that make us proud to be Canadian, from famous people and historic events, to iconic foods and influential artists. Read more of their lists here.

Since the end of the 19th century, Canadian women have been organizing to redefine their place in society, demanding equality and justice. The women’s movement has achieved a degree of formal equality for Canadian women through legal and political means. To mark its 30th anniversary, the Encyclopedia has created a list of 30 Canadian activists who have fought for such rights and helped improve the status of women—and Maclean’s is publishing it on Dec. 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada.

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