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Josephine Butler

21 September 2006 by Karen

Carrying on the Museum of Liverpool subject, part of the new museum will look at the figures who have helped shape Liverpool. One of the people who will probably feature is Josephine Butler who, in case you don’t know, was a social reformer and political campaigner who worked against slavery and child prostitution, for women’s rights and for higher education for women. 

The Women’s Library in London has just opened an exhibition on prostitution which features Jospheine Butler, and this Guardian article tells you more about this remarkable and relatively unsung woman.

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