Women and gender roles

The aim of this lesson is to introduce some of the roles that women played to contribute to the war effort during World War One. The role played by women often gets overlooked yet, as women make up half the population of most countries, their contribution was crucial. In addition, this lesson will explore how the loss of life and long-term injuries experienced by soldiers had an impact on women. It examines how women were mobilized or involved in a number of countries during the conflict.