Ebba von Eckermann

Ebba von Hallwyl - Hallwylska museet - 89071

Ebba von Eckermann (1866-1960), was a Swedish women's rights activist.

She was the daughter of Walther and Wilhelmina von Hallwyl and sister of Ellen Roosval von Hallwyl. She was a student of the Wallinska skolan. In 1886 she married the noble officer and courtier Wilhelm von Eckermann.

She was a member of the board and vice chairperson of Fredrika-Bremer-Förbundet, a member of the board of the hospitals Sophiahemmet and Eugeniahemmet, engaged within the Red Cross and the Sveriges flickors scoutförbund (SFS) (Swedish Girl Scouts), and founded a household school (1913). She co-founded the women's association Stockholms Moderata Kvinnoförbund, which she chaired in 1912-1922, and co-founded the Sveriges moderata kvinnors riksförbund in 1915, which she chaired in 1915-1922.

She is known for the gatherings she hosted between educated women and working class women in her home: the purpose was for women from different classes to be acquainted and learn from each other.


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