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Women's Right To Vote

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A Timespace showing the evolution of women's right to vote around the world. Cover image by Giacomo Ferroni. Under construction!

This timeline has 233 events organized into 8 topics:

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Middle East, North Africa and Greater Arabia
  • Central America and the Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia and Oceania
This timeline has 233 events:
25/09/2011Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah lifts ban on women's vote
12/12/2015Saudi Arabia: first election that allows women to voteSaudi Arabia: first election that allows women to vote
16/12/200620/12/2006UAE: 1,163 women allowed to vote in the country's first ever election
01/01/1980Iraq: women are granted the right to vote and run for office
16/05/2005Kuwait: 1999 ban on women's suffrage is lifted
01/01/1994Oman: first Gulf State to allow women to vote
01/01/2003Oman: universal suffrage is granted
01/01/2004Afghanistan: women allowed to vote by the most recent constitutionAfghanistan: women allowed to vote by the most recent constitution
19/08/1919Afghanistan: the country becomes independent and women are allowed to voteAfghanistan: the country becomes independent and women are allowed to vote
01/01/1964Afghanistan: new constitution allows women to vote and run for officeAfghanistan: new constitution allows women to vote and run for office
05/04/1991 • 09:00:0005/04/1991 • 15:00:00Western Samoa: first election since universal suffrage
01/05/1979Marshall Islands: women get the right to vote
01/01/1979Guinea-Bissau
01/01/1974Jordan: women allowed to vote
01/01/1989Jordan: women exercise their right to vote for the first time
24/10/2002Bahrain: women vote for the first time
03/01/1945Guatemala: new constitution lifts restrictions on voting
30/04/1965Lesotho
01/01/1953Bhutan
25/09/1955Cambodia
01/01/1947Taiwan
31/01/1924Kazakhstan
17/07/1948South Korea
01/01/1958Laos
01/01/1932Maldives
01/11/1924Mongolia
01/01/1929Myanmar
01/01/1951Nepal
18/07/1947Singapore
01/01/1924Tajikistan
10/12/1932Thailand
01/01/1927Turkmenistan
01/01/1938Uzbekistan
01/01/1956Benin
01/03/1965Botswana: universal suffrage
28/09/1958Burkina Faso
17/08/1961Burundi
01/10/1946Cameroon
01/01/1986Central African Republic
01/01/1958Chad
01/01/1956Comoros
08/12/1963Congo Republic
01/01/1952Cote d'Ivoire
01/01/1946Djibouti: women allowed to vote
15/12/1963Equatorial Guinea
04/11/1955Eritrea
04/11/1955 • 12:00:00Ethiopia
23/05/1956Gabon
01/01/1960Gambia
01/01/1954Ghana
02/10/1958Guinea
01/01/1977Guinea-Bissau
12/12/1963Kenya: universal suffrage
07/05/1946Liberia
29/04/1959Madagascar
01/01/1961Malawi
01/01/1956Mali
20/05/1961Mauritania
01/01/1956Mauritius
01/01/1948NigerNiger
25/09/1961RwandaRwanda
19/02/1945Senegal
06/08/1948Seychelles
27/04/1961Sierra Leone
01/11/1964Sudan
06/09/1968Swaziland
01/01/1959Tanzania
22/08/1945Togo
01/01/1962Uganda
30/10/1962Zambia
01/01/1930South AfricaSouth Africa
01/01/1957Zimbabwe
21/07/1952Bolivia
16/07/1934Brazil: all restrictions lifted
25/08/1954Colombia
01/01/1953Guyana
07/09/1955Peru: promulgation of Law 12.391
09/12/1948Suriname
20/09/1917Canada: limited suffrage
05/07/1962Algeria
21/07/1919Azerbaijan: women over 20 are allowed to vote and stand for election
23/06/1956Egypt: new constitution affirms gender equality in electoral rightsEgypt: new constitution affirms gender equality in electoral rights
01/09/1963Iran
01/01/1951Israel: Women’s Equal Rights Law
01/01/1952Lebanon
01/01/1963Libya
01/05/1963Morocco
01/01/1947Pakistan: independence from the British
01/01/1999Qatar
01/01/1956Somalia
10/09/1949Syria: women allowed to vote
01/01/1953Syria: women allowed to stand for election
01/01/1957Tunisia: municipal elections
01/06/1959Tunisia: all elections
03/04/1930Turkey: women allowed to vote in local elections
05/12/1934Turkey: women allowed to stand for election and vote in national electionsTurkey: women allowed to stand for election and vote in national elections
01/01/1967Yemen (People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen)
01/01/1970Yemen (Arab Republic of Yemen)
12/06/1902Australia
17/04/1963Fiji: women allowed to vote
05/05/1963Fiji: women allowed to stand for election
15/11/1967Kiribati
03/01/1968NauruNauru
19/09/1893New Zealand: women allowed to voteNew Zealand: women allowed to vote
15/02/1964Papua New Guinea: women allowed to vote
01/10/1990SamoaSamoa
01/01/1978Solomon Islands
01/01/1960Tonga
01/01/1947Tuvalu: women allowed to voteTuvalu: women allowed to vote
01/01/1967Tuvalu: women allowed to stand for election
01/11/1975Vanuatu
01/12/1951Antigua & Barbuda
18/02/1961The Bahamas
23/10/1950Barbados
25/03/1954Belize
17/11/1949Costa Rica
02/01/1934Cuba
01/07/1951Dominica
01/01/1942Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
01/01/1939El Salvador: women allowed to vote
01/01/1961El Salvador: women allowed to stand for electionEl Salvador: women allowed to stand for election
01/08/1951Grenada
25/11/1950Haiti
20/11/1944Jamaica
21/04/1955Nicaragua
01/07/1941Panama: limited voting rights for women
01/03/1946Panama: all restrictions lifted on women suffrage
01/01/1951Saint Kitts and Nevis
01/01/1924Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
05/05/1951Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
01/01/1946Trinidad and Tobago
01/01/1920Albania
02/02/1921Armenia
12/11/1918Austria
04/02/1919Belarus
31/01/1949Bosnia and Herzegovina
16/10/1944BulgariaBulgaria
11/08/1945CroatiaCroatia
16/08/1960Cyprus
29/02/1920Czech Republic
12/04/1917Estonia
20/07/1906Finland
21/04/1944FranceFrance
22/11/1918Georgia
30/11/1918Germany
05/10/1921Lithuania
15/05/1919Luxembourg
31/12/1946Macedonia
25/10/1947Malta
04/04/1978MoldovaMoldova
17/12/1962MonacoMonaco
28/11/1918Poland
01/07/1917Russia
01/01/1920Slovakia
10/08/1945Slovenia
10/03/1919Ukraine
01/01/199601/12/2001Afghanistan: women are denied many rights under Taleban rule
01/01/1929Afghanistan: return to Sharia Law
28/05/1952Greece: full suffrage
09/05/1919Netherlands

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