The Famous Five were known for standing up for women and their rights. The Famous Five were well known for fighting for the right to be considered persons under the law.
Even as a child, Nellie always stood up for women around her. She was especially concerned for their right to vote and their working conditions. Nellie was elected into Alberta's Legislative Assembly.
Emily was a judge in the Alberta Court and the first woman magistrate in the British Empire. Emily won the right to change the law that stated that men could sell their homes and properties without their wives consent.
Henrietta founded the Working Girls' Assosiation and was a part of the persons case, the divorce case, and what mothers were allowed to do. She is known for helping rights in the political and legal areas.
Louise cared about the social welfare of immigrants and widows. Louise was one of the first women elected in a Canadian Legislature.
Irene was elected president United Farm Women of Alberta and later became part of the Alberta legislature. She was mostly involved in health care issues, wages of working women, and the property rights of married women.