Sophy Sanger

Sophy Sanger
Birth and death
1881 - 1950
Profession details
Labour-law reformer
Related place
Alistair Grant

Sophy Sanger (1881-1950) labour-law reformer. Educated at Elizabeth Dawes' school, Weybridge, and Newnham College, Cambridge (1899-1902) where she read mathematics and later moral sciences. Between 1909 and 1919, she edited and wrote much of the quarterly World's Labour Laws, which campaigned on international labour-law issues, such as the abolition of child labour. In 1919, after the First World War, she drafted the basis of the International Labour Office established by the Versailles Treaty. When the I.L.O. was set up in Geneva, she became Chief of it's Legislative section, until 1924.

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