Jane Addams

Jane Addams dedicated her life to fighting for women’s suffrage and world peace.

During her lifetime, she campaigned for American awareness of important issues facing mothers, such as the needs of their children, as well as promoting an international agenda of world peace.

Jane believed that the only way women could be responsible for transforming their communities into better living spaces was if they were given the vote.

She became a role model for middle-class women who volunteered to uplift their communities.

Her determination also ensured she was heard on a global scale – she spoke and campaigned extensively for Theodore Roosevelt’s 1912 Presidential campaign.

In 1915, Jane became President of WILPF. Her efforts with WILPF resulted in her becoming the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1931.


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