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FROM THE UK: A video brief history of the women’s suffrage movement is in honor of 2018 when there’s a UK suffrage centennial observance of 100 years of women voting there. It was, however, only partial suffrage of women homeowners over the age of 30. It took until 1928 for full voting rights.

In 2018, the Prime Minister Theresa May was part of a team of speakers introducing statues in London’s Parliament Square. One was these was of a woman, the first woman statue in this location, commemorating suffragette Millicent Fawcett near Britain’s Parliament. Her statue is alongside 11 statues of men including Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill. Fawcett died in 1929 at the age of 82. Proposed statues of suffrage activists in other UK locations have created various degrees of controversy.

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