10 interesting facts about women's voting rights


New Zealand was the first country to grant women the right to vote in 1893, setting a historic precedent.


Wyoming, a U.S. territory, granted women the right to vote in 1869, making it a trailblazer in suffrage.


The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1920, finally granted women nationwide the right to vote.


In the UK, the Representation of the People Act in 1918 gave voting rights to women over 30 who met specific criteria.


Native American women had to wait until the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 to gain voting rights in the United States.

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Saudi Arabia's decision to allow women to vote in municipal elections in 2015 marked a significant step forward.


Switzerland, often known for its neutrality, granted women the right to vote in federal elections in 1971.


Despite progress, women in some countries still face barriers to voting, emphasizing the ongoing battle for gender equality in politics.


The suffragette movement in the UK employed various nonviolent tactics, such as hunger strikes, to demand voting rights for women.


South Africa's end of apartheid in 1994 included granting women of all races the right to vote, symbolizing a major milestone.


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