S., notable leaders of this movement included Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B.Anthony, who each campaigned for the abolition of slavery prior to championing women's right to vote.Wars (both World War I and World War II) had seen the provisional emancipation of some women, but post-war periods signalled the return to conservative roles.
First-wave feminism was a period of activity during the 19th century and early twentieth century.
In the UK and US, it focused on the promotion of equal contract, marriage, parenting, and property rights for women.
Feminists in these countries continued to fight for voting rights.
In Switzerland, women gained the right to vote in federal elections in 1971; Feminists continued to campaign for the reform of family laws which gave husbands control over their wives.
Feminists have also worked to promote bodily autonomy and integrity, and to protect women and girls from rape, sexual harassment, and domestic violence.