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Changemakers

Licensed Women: Ernestina Macchia Prola and the Right to Drive.

Imagine you cannot go anywhere without supervision. If someone else decides for you where you can go and where you cannot go and thus, which activities you can participate in. This was the reality for women in Europe 100 years ago: Women weren’t allowed to vote, to freely choose their work or even to drive. Camilla tells the story of the first Italian woman to get a driving licence in 1907. Meet Ernestina Macchia Prola.