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Timeline of women's suffrage

Women's suffrage has been granted 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 classes or races were still unable to vote, while some granted it to both sexes at the same time.

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

New Zealand in 1893 is often said to be the first "country" in the world to give women the right to vote. A contestant for being the first independent nation to grant women the right to vote would be Sweden, where conditional female suffrage were granted during the age of liberty (1718-1771), although this right was restricted and did not apply to women in general [1].

Disclaimer: This timeline reflects a vast amount of information from the women's suffrage movement throughout the globe. In many cases, countries passed various laws which progressively gave women the right to vote. Many countries may appear on the list more than once due to the fact that restrictions on suffrage were only lifted slowly. This list only states the right to vote; for other rights, see Timeline of women's rights (other than voting).

Suffrage parade, New York City, May 6, 1912.


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Statue of Esther Hobart Morris in front of the Wyoming State Capitol

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The argument over women's rights in Victoria was lampooned in this Melbourne Punch cartoon of 1887

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  1. ^ a b * Ă…sa Karlsson-Sjögren: "Männen, kvinnorna och rösträtten : medborgarskap och representation 1723-1866" (Men, women and the vote: citizenship and representation 1723-1866) (in Swedish)
  2. ^ Women in Parliament - Parliament of Victoria
  3. ^ Canada-WomensVote-WomenSuffrage
  4. ^ "Wee, Small Republics: A Few Examples of Popular Government," Hawaiian Gazette, Nov 1, 1895, p 1
  5. ^ Bourdiol, Julien (1908), Condition internationale des Nouvelles-Hebrides, p 106
  6. ^ (Italian) Extension to the women of the right to vote
  7. ^ Woman Suffrage Timeline International - Winning the Vote Around the World
  8. ^ Darwish, Adel (October 25, 2002). "Bahrain's women vote for first time". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved May 25, 2010. 

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