Constitution of the Women's Freedom League

Background

The Women's Freedom League was formed in 1907 by members of the Women's Social and Political Union unhappy with Emmeline Pankhurst's approach, particularly the advocacy of violence.

The WFL favoured peaceful lawbreaking such as demonstration, disruption, and refusal to pay taxes and complete the census. They backed the continuation of the campaign for votes during the First World War.

Taken from: Votes for Women
Author / Creator: Women's Freedom League
Date: 1909
Copyright: By permission of the British Library Board
Shelfmark: 08415.f.14(2)