The stories about Gothenburg’s women’s movements aim to provide a basis for discussions about the Gothenburg democracy can develop in the future. Year 2021, when Gothenburg turns 400, it will also be 100 years since the first women were elected to the Swedish Parliament. After women were allowed to vote, opposition to women in politics lasted a long time. In the book you can read about progress – and failures – while fighting for equal rights, opportunities, and conditions for women. Visions about peace, righteousness, and education have spurred many along. The rights to one’s own body are a common denominator from the 1880s to #metoo. Key words for the women’s rights organisations have been friendship, knowledge, and citizenship. In summary the meetings of the organisations have provided a bit of a free haven to women, where they could be heard.

The book can be purchased via


Lisbeth Stenberg


Makadam förlag



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Paperback Height: 245 mm. Width 174 mm.


SEK 299

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