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Sculpture of Meri-ptah, the Sa-asset and Kafi | | 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, 1304-1237 BC

Meri Te Tai Mangakahia (1868–1920) campaigned for women’s suffrage in New Zealand. She was the first woman to address the Maori Kotahitanga Parliament in 1893, arguing that women should vote and hold office.