Life in the UK test - THE CHANGING ROLE OF WOMEN
These protests decreased during the First World War because women joined in the war effort and therefore did a much greater variety of work than they had before.
When the First World War ended in 1918, women over the age of 30 were finally given the right to vote and to stand for election to Parliament. It was not until 1928 that women won the right to vote at 21, at the same age as men.
Many jobs were closed to women and it was difficult for women to enter universities.
During the 1960s and 1970s there was increasing pressure from women for equal rights.
Parliament passed new laws giving women the right to equal pay and prohibiting employers from discriminating against women because of their sex (Click here to view related information from the Employment chapter).
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