Women's suffrage


Suffrage Parade, New York City, 1912.

The movement for Women's suffrage, led by suffragists and suffragettes, was a social, economic and political reform movement aimed at extending equal suffrage, the right to vote to women, according to the one-man-one-vote principle.

In 1869 the territory of Wyoming became the first modern place where equal suffrage was extended to women. The earliest countries extending that right were New Zealand in 1893, Australia in 1902, and Finland in 1906.

Table of contents
1 Timeline
2 Countries without women's suffrage
3 Suffragists and suffragettes
4 See also
5 External links

Timeline

Women's suffrage has been granted (and been revoked) at various times in various countries throughout the world. In many countries women's suffrage was granted before universal suffrage, so women (and men) from certain races were still unable to vote.

The table below lists years when women's suffrage was enacted in various places. In many cases the first voting took place in a subsequent year.

Countries without women's suffrage

Some countries do not extend suffrage to women, or extend it differently than they do to men (this list does not include countries where neither men nor women have suffrage):
  • Bhutan -- One vote per familiy in village-level elections
  • Kuwait -- No female suffrage.
  • Lebanon -- Proof of education required for women, not required for men. Voting compulsory for men, optional for women.
  • Vatican City -- Voting restricted to all-male College of Cardinals.
  • Oman -- limited to 175,000 people chosen by the government, mostly male

Suffragists and suffragettes

See also

External links


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