Women are Persons! Monument

Women Are Persons Monument – Ottawa, Canada

The Women are Persons! Monument is located on the grounds of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. The monument was unveiled at a special event on October 18, 2000 to commemorate the Persons Case and the Famous Five women involved. Until this monument was installed on Parliament Hill, the only people honoured by statues here were dead prime ministers, monarchs and fathers of confederation. The Famous Five Foundation lobbied for about five years to have the Famous Five commemorated on the Hill. Five Alberta women fought to have Canadian women recognized constitutionally as "persons" who were eligible to be named to…