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First Feminist Efforts: Statutes of the General German Women's Association (1865)

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§6. If possible, there shall be a yearly Women’s Conference convened in the city where members of the organization’s board reside; its location shall change every year.

The local associations are obliged to send representatives to the Women’s Conference.

However, participation is open to every member of the General German Women’s Association.

§7. A revision of the statutes, if it is deemed desirable, can take place at every Women’s Conference, but it requires a vote of three-quarters of the members present.

Source: Louise Otto-Peters, Das Recht der Frauen auf Erwerb. Blicke auf das Frauenleben der Gegenwart. Hamburg, 1866, p. 87 f.

Original German text reprinted in Margrit Twellmann, Die Deutsche Frauenbewegung im Spiegel repräsentativer Frauenzeitschriften. Ihre Anfänge und erste Entwicklung. Quellen, 1843-1889. Meisenheim am Glan: A. Hain, 1972, pp. 136-37.

Translation: Thomas Dunlap

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