In 1893 New Zealand was the first country in which women received the right to vote. Australia was next in 1902. Then Finland in 1906. Country by country, a wave of women receiving the right to vote swept across the globe.
Countless women risked everything to encourage and influence The Women’s Suffrage Movement. For example, British political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (1859-1928) was violently forced fed with a metal feeding tube 8 times while attempting a hunger strike during imprisonment for protesting. Each country has a story and each story has its heroes!
Through the sport of skydiving, our community will celebrate and honor these courageous women by bravely showing the world what we do.
One month before the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the US constitution (the amendment in which women received the right to vote), we will attempt to build a 100-way Women’s Vertical World Record.
Support from the Women’s Skydiving Network
The WSN will be sponsoring the World Record by paying for all the registration fees, record jumps and support (bench) team jumps. This will be the first time in the history of skydiving that a world record 100-way attempt has been fully sponsored. It is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!