Countries Allowed Women to Vote | First Country to allowed Women to Vote

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A Pakistani resident casts her ballot at a polling station during general elections in Rawalpindi on May 11, 2013. A bomb attack targeting an election candidate has killed 11 people in Pakistan's financial hub of Karachi as historic polls got under way, a hospital doctor said. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM

Which Country, When Granted Right of Vote to Women:

United Sates of America is a modern country if the world but US allowed women to vote in 1920. In the world New Zealand is the first country to allowed women to vote in 1893 and still Saudi Arabia is the last one country allowed women to vote in 2011. Some countries including Pakistan granted right of vote to women by came into being. Only one country Brunei does not allow their people, male or female, to vote.

According to status of women rights in different countries;

  • Australian women except of indigenous women granted right of vote in 1902. Aborigines, male and female, did not have the right to vote until 1962.
  • Canadian women except of Canadian Indian women granted right to vote in 1917. Canadian Indians, male and female, did not win the vote until 1960.
  • South African women won equal voting rights in 1930; however, the voting was restricted to just white people until limited suffrage was offered to other non-black racial groups in the 1950s. Black citizens would not have full voting rights until the end of Apartheid in the 1990s.
  • King Abdullah issued a decree in 2011 ordering that women be allowed to stand as candidates and vote in municipal elections, but their first opportunity did not come until Dec. 2015, almost a year after the king’s death in January.

Following is the list of countries and year of granted right of vote to women:

  • 1893 New Zealand
  • 1902 Australia
  • 1906 Finland
  • 1913 Norway
  • 1915 Denmark
  • 1917 Canada
  • 1918 Austria
  • 1918 Germany
  • 1918 Poland
  • 1918 Russia
  • 1919 Netherlands
  • 1920 United States
  • 1921 Sweden
  • 1928 Britain, Ireland
  • 1930 South Africa
  • 1931 Spain
  • 1934 Turkey
  • 1944 France
  • 1945 Italy
  • 1947 Argentina
  • 1947 Japan
  • 1947 Mexico
  • 1947 Pakistan
  • 1949 China
  • 1950 India
  • 1954 Colombia
  • 1957 Zimbabwe
  • 1962 Algeria
  • 1963 Iran
  • 1963 Morocco
  • 1964 Libya
  • 1967 Ecuador
  • 1971 Switzerland
  • 1972 Bangladesh
  • 1974 Jordan
  • 1976 Portugal
  • 1989 Namibia
  • 1990 Western Samoa
  • 1993 Kazakhstan
  • 1993 Moldova
  • 2005 Kuwait
  • 2006 United Arab Emirates
  • 2011 Saudi Arabia

 

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