Henrietta Edwards

Canadian women's rights activist and reformer

Who was Henrietta Edwards?

Henrietta Muir Edwards was a Canadian feminist activist and reformer. She was born into a privileged and religious family in Montreal, on December 18th, 1849. As she grew up, she couldn't help but to notice how women were treated so much differently than men. They were given significantly less rights and respect and she wanted to change that!

The Famous Five

The Famous Five or The Valiant Five were five women who grouped together to help fight sexism and give women more rights. These women were Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards.


How Did She Affect Modern Society?

Henrietta Edwards mainly affects modern day society because she helped found the National Council of Women of Canada. They're a group that helped and still helps women all throughout Canada and fight for women's rights everywhere. To they right, you see a city in France called Nice.