politically interested women’s circles in Gothenburg, and when the Swedish Society for Woman Suffrage was founded in 1902, she took the initiative for the establishment of the Gothenburg section and was elected as its chairman for its entire duration. She was well informed about in particular the British and American suffrage movement, and once invited English suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst (1882 – 1960) for a lecture. She also represented Sweden at several international conferences of women suffrage: first as a member of the Swedish Society for Woman Suffrage, and the last time, in Rome in 1923, as the representative of the Swedish government.
As an author of novels and plays, she described both women’s issues and the living conditions of the poor, which influenced policy. Her novel “För rättfärdighets skull” (1918), alongside the novel “Pennskaftet” (1910) by Elin Wägner (1882–1949), is considered one of the more notable novel of the Swedish suffrage movement (Kvinnors kamp för rösträtt)Director Biography – Benedikte Esperi
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