What did French women gain from the Revolution?

Though women got voting right only in 1946, women were active participants in the revolutionary activities. In the early years, laws were passed to improve their lives.

i. They gained access to education with the introduction of state schools and system of compulsory education for girls.

ii. Women could no longer be forced into marriages by their fathers. They could marry at will.


iii. Marriage was now a contract which could be registered under civil law.

iv. Divorce was made legal for both men and women.

v. Women could train for jobs, become artists and run small businesses.