To achieve this, women needed a way to vote in the federal elections.
The Great War allowed some women the right to vote for their prime minister—for the change they have been waiting for.
They have less access to property ownership, credit, training and employment.
They are far less likely than men to be politically active and far more likely to be victims of domestic violence." As of 2017, gender equality is the fifth of seventeen sustainable development goals of the United Nations.
Shakers maintained the same pattern of gender-balanced leadership for more than 200 years.
They also promoted equality by working together with other women's rights advocates.
The Shakers, an evangelical group, which practiced segregation of the sexes and strict celibacy, were early practitioners of gender equality.
They branched off from a Quaker community in the north-west of England before emigrating to America in 1774.
Gender parity, which is used to measure gender balance in a given situation, can aid in achieving gender equality but is not the goal in and of itself.
Gender equality is more than equal representation, it is strongly tied to women's rights, and often requires policy changes.