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Alliance? Moreover, the creation of the League of Nations has opened to us a vast and hopeful field of work. It is significant that in this first effort towards world peace, women should have been placed on an equality with men, so that it lies with them to help in the achievement of this mighty aim and thus to demonstrate their fitness for great responsibilities. The story of their endeavours and the details of their work will be among the most interesting features of the Congress in Paris. As from period to period our Congresses increase in size and importance, so also does the complexity of the problems considered. At the Paris Congress, we shall have first to deal with that most important subject, which is the very foundation of our programme, the enfranchisement of women in countries which have not yet attained this necessary reform; then will come the questions of the economic situation of women in the professions, in business, and in industry; of the equal moral standard of both sexes, with its concomitant fight against the infamous traffic in women; of the responsibility for the illegitimate child; of the nationality of the married woman, and finally of the study of the system of family allowances. These questions have indeed been discussed at our former meetings, but they are not static questions - they present a constantly changing front, and problems which call for all our courage and perseverance if they are to be solved in accordance with our ideal. Finally, it is impossible for the women of so many different nations to meet without discussing the greatest of all problems, on which alone our constructive programme can be built up; Peace and Good Will among the Nations. This Call to our Congress is not a Call to ease and personal satisfaction with work already done. Rather is it a Call to all those who, conscious of the value of steadfastness and co-operation, wish to press forward with set purpose and high heart to the conquest of the Promised Land of justice and good-will. We know our friends and fellow-workers will not fail us and, full of hope, we summon them to come from near and far to Paris, City of Light, to send forth the message which shall help the great women's movement all over the world to advance yet further on its predestined road to Victory. MARGERY I. CORBETT ASHBY, President. CARRIE CHAPMAN CATT, Hon. President. ANNA LINDEMANN PAULINA LUISI MARGHERITA ANCONA CORNELIA B. PINCHOT FRANCES M. STERLING EMILIE GOURD AVRA THEODOROPOULOS ADELE SCHREIBER KRIEGER JULIE ARENHOLT GERMAINE MALATERRE SELLIER CONGRESS INFORMATION DELEGATES. Each affiliated National Association, or group of affiliated National Associations, has the right to be represented by 12 Delegates and 12 Alternates. Delegates have the right to speak and vote. Alternate Delegates take the place of Delegates who are absent, and only when so acting have the right to speak and vote. By Clause XI in the constitution of the Alliance passed at Rome, the International Council of Women has the right to be represented by three official delegates, with the right to speak and vote. FRATERNAL DELEGATES. Women's International Organisations and National Associations which support the object of the Alliance and are recommended by the National Affiliated Societies in their respective counties, have the right to send two fraternal delegates. The Executive Board has power to admit Societies not so recommended. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS AND VISITORS. Life Members, Associate Members, and Visitors, may attend the Congress. FEES. All Delegates, Associate Members, and Visitors to the Congress, with the exception of Delegates appointed by Governments and Life Members, pay a fee, details of amount and method of payment being supplied later. CREDENTIALS. Delegates representing Societies should bring credentials signed by the President or Secretary of the Society authorising them so to act. CORRESPONDENCE. All correspondence should be sent to Headquarters, 11 Adam Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2, until further notice. Personal Letter from the Treasurer of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance DEAR MADAM,-Having read the Call to the Congress to be held next May in Paris, you will need no further words to impress upon you the great work crying out to be done so that the countries of the world may move forward along the lines of progress already laid down. Women, united in bonds of a great ideal and a common task, are called to serve this end with a strength which such unity alone can achieve. The International Woman Suffrage Alliance has surely justified its existence a hundredfold in the last twenty years, but the coming Congress is critical. As the one held in Rome helped towards the Italian success (as was frequently stated in the Italian Chamber and Press), so if this gathering is a brilliant one, the struggle in France may be most favourably affected; victory there must carry victory into other Latin countries and into the whole Continent of South America. Every woman who cares for these ends must realise the need of straining every nerve to make the Paris Congress worthy of the occasion. Funds are most urgently needed; seven hundred pounds sterling must be collected if a Congress is to be held at all, and provision must also be made for the future of the Alliance. Will you give to the Paris Congress Fund, either through the Auxiliary in your own country, or direct to Headquarters; and will you become a regular subscriber to the funds of the Alliance, that we may be able to carry on the work in future years? We pray you give and give generously and give now! Yours very truly, FRANCES M. STERLING, Treasurer. INTERNATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE ALLIANCE 11 ADAM STREET, ADELPHI, LONDON, W.C. 2, ENGLAND. To the Hon. Treasurer. I enclose a donation to the Congress Fund of or an annual donation of I desire to become an Associate Member (L1 p.a.) or a subscriber to the International Woman Suffrage news (6s. p.a.). Amount enclosed Name Permanent Address