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International Women’s Congress (1914)
The first International Women’s Congress, held in Paris in 1878, was a step towards creating a transnational women's movement. Although activists sought to improve the condition of women internationally, they remained committed to pragmatic reform within their own respective political systems. This photograph was taken at a meeting of German activists during the International Women’s Congress in Berlin in 1914. It shows (clockwise, from left): Hedwig Heyl, Alice Salomon, Anna Pappritz, Dona Martin, ? Hanning, Annette Hamminck-Schepel, Helene Lange, and Gertrud Bäumer.