When Countries Granted Women The Right To Vote #infographic

 

When Countries Granted Women The Right To Vote #infographic

When its governor, Lord Glasgow, signed the Electoral Act into law on September 19, 1893, New Zealand became the first self-governing nation in the world to give women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. A further 128 countries granted women the right to vote between that year and 1960, including all but six European countries. Switzerland in 1960 and Portugal in 1976 are some of the European governments which permitted universal suffrage after 1960.

80 percent of countries in Africa granted women the right to vote between 1950 and 1975, in line with the sweeping European decolonization. Kuwait (2005) and the United Arab Emirates (2006) provide more recent examples of countries that have made the move to allow women to vote. This chart uses data from the Pew Research Center to demonstrate when women in countries around the world were given universal suffrage.

When Countries Granted Women The Right To Vote #infographic

infographic by: www.statista.com

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