Person    | Female  Born 17/6/1875  Died 2/2/1954

Edith How-Martyn

Categories: Gender Issues, Social Welfare

Countries: Australia, India

Suffragist and birth control campaigner. Born Edith How in London. 1899 married George Herbert Martyn.

Member of the Women's Social and Political Union. She was arrested in 1906 for attempting to make a speech in the House of Commons. This was one of the first acts of suffragette militancy. She met Margaret Sanger in 1915 and they organised the 1927 World Population Conference in Geneva. How-Martyn toured India talking about birth control. She had no children and died in Australia. The photo shows How-Martyn in 1914.

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Edith How-Martyn

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Edith How-Martyn, 1875 - 1954

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