Essay On Role Of Women In Ww1

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On July 28th, 1914 was when the First World War happened, which occurred in central Europe. WW1 and WW2 had a huge impact on women’s life and from the start made significant changes to women’s life. Women played a huge role in changing their contribution to Canadian society. Prior to the WW1 women had very few rights and were overruled by the men of the country. Although, as the years go by things began to change slowly but surely for women, changing for the better. As the women’s husbands were out fighting in WW1, the women were left alone to fend for themselves and their family. The women would take the men’s job working in factories and war industries. They also worked as nurses or ambulance drivers and as WW1came to a close …show more content…
In August of 1927, five women having endured enough, stood up and fought for their rights. Emily Murphy, Lousie Mc Kinney, Irene Parlby, Nellie Mc Clung and Henrietta Muir Edwards signed a petition to the senate and asked the Supreme Court of Canada to answer the question, "Does the word "person" in Section 24 of the British North American Act, 1867, include female persons?" In 1982 the supreme court of Canada, which is Canada’s final Court of Appeal said “no”. The famous five wanted to show that women were more than they were put out to be and they are humans too. “We want women leaders today as never before. Leaders who are not afraid to be called names and who are willing to go out and fight. I think women can save civilization. Women are persons.” These five women created legal history in women 's rights today. Not only did they fight for women’s rights by they also achieved the right for women to be in the senate in 1930 just a couple months after the person’s case. Also the Privy Council declared in 1929 that women were persons and thus eligible to hold any appointed or elected office. This changed women’s lives forever. Their many contributions helped to provide an avenue for women to participate other activities that involved public service, serving their communities and stamping woman authority in Canadian …show more content…
Impacted Canadians society in many different ways. In WW1 they worked their hardest as their husbands went off to war. They worked in factories, industries, some worked as bus drivers, police and some women went overseas to work as nurses. Even during WW2 the women worked ever harder to prove people that women were more than what they were put out to be. Throughout both WW1 and WW2 Women showed their true strengths and abilities, just like men. The women gave up so much to go out and work and they demonstrated hard work and dedication in everything they did. The famous five is the most important women of that time they fought for their rights and they never gave up. These women have changed Canadians views on women and Canadians society today, Women have and still are leaving a big and great impact on Canada and the

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