Jessie Mary Grey Street (née Lillingston; 18 April 1889 – 2 July 1970) was an Australian suffragette, feminist and human rights campaigner.
She was a key figure in Australian political life for over 50 years, from the women’s suffrage struggle in England to the removal of Australia’s constitutional discrimination against Aboriginal people in 1967. She is recognised both in Australia and internationally for her activism in women’s rights, social justice and peace.
Jessie Street campaigned for equality of status for women, equal pay, appointment of women to public office and their election to parliament. In 1911 she attended a conference of the International Council for Women in Rome. She was also co-founder (1928) and President of United Associations of Women. Jessie was the only Australian woman delegate at the founding of the United Nations in 1945 and established (co-founder of) the UN Commission of the Status of Women and Charter of women’s rights.
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