Fourth Conference of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance

Fourth Conference of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance was held from 15 - 21 June 1908, at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands.[1]

The Fourth Congress numbered thirteen countries at its opening,[2] including delegates from the recently formed women's groups in Bulgaria, the Czech lands and Hungary.[1] Three new applications for membership were heard and the organizations accepted, namely, those of the Bulgarian Women's Union, which was presented by Zheni Pateva;[1][2] the Swiss Verband fur Frauenstimmrecht; the two associations of Cape Town and Natal, which had united for the purpose of affiliation, and thus represented South Africa. Fraternal delegates represented five additional countries, and as all the auxiliary associations had sent delegates to the meeting, twenty-one countries in all were represented in the Amsterdam Congress.[2]

"England is the storm center of our movement," declared the President of the International Woman's Suffrage Alliance in the Amsterdam Congress. This was the conviction of the Congress, which therefore resolved to hold the next International Woman's Suffrage Congress in London (in April, 1909).[3]

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  1. ^ a b c Chonkova, Genoveva; Sabeva, Emilia (June 2009). The Contribution of Jeni Bojilova-Pateva to the International Activities of the Bulgarian Women's Movement (PDF). International Science conference "Economics and Society Development on the Base of Knowledge", 4-5 June 2009 (in Bulgarian). Stara Zagora, Bulgaria: Stara Zagora Union of Scientists. pp. 30–34. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  2. ^ a b c International Alliance of Women for Suffrage and Equal Citizenship 1908, p. 56.
  3. ^ Schirmacher 1912, p. 58.


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