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Government > Democracy > Female suffrage: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Year in which women received the right to vote. Data refer to the year in which right to vote or stand for election on a universal and equal basis was recognized. Where two years are shown, the first refers to the first partial recognition of the right to vote..

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
AlbaniaAlbania 1920
AlgeriaAlgeria 1962
AngolaAngola 1975
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 1951
ArgentinaArgentina 1947
ArmeniaArmenia 1921
AustraliaAustralia "1902 ,1962"
AustriaAustria 1918
AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 1921
BahrainBahrain 1973
BangladeshBangladesh 1972
BarbadosBarbados 1950
BelarusBelarus 1919
BelgiumBelgium "1919 ,1948"
BelizeBelize 1954
BeninBenin 1956
BhutanBhutan 1953
BoliviaBolivia "1938 ,1952"
BotswanaBotswana 1965
BrazilBrazil 1934
BulgariaBulgaria 1944
Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 1958
BurmaBurma 1935
BurundiBurundi 1961
CambodiaCambodia 1955
CameroonCameroon 1946
CanadaCanada "1917, 1950"
Cape VerdeCape Verde 1975
Central African RepublicCentral Africa 1986
ChadChad 1958
ChileChile "1931 ,1949"
ChinaChina 1949
ColombiaColombia 1954
ComorosComoros 1956
Costa RicaCosta Rica 1949
Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 1952
CroatiaCroatia 1945
CubaCuba 1934
CyprusCyprus 1960
Czech RepublicCzech Republic 1920
Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 1963
DenmarkDenmark 1915
DjiboutiDjibouti 1946
DominicaDominica 1951
Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 1942
EcuadorEcuador "1929 ,1967"
EgyptEgypt 1956
El SalvadorEl Salvador 1939
Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 1963
EritreaEritrea 1955
EstoniaEstonia 1918
EthiopiaEthiopia 1955
FijiFiji 1963
FinlandFinland 1906
FranceFrance 1944
GabonGabon 1956
GeorgiaGeorgia "1918 ,1921"
GermanyGermany 1918
GhanaGhana 1954
GreeceGreece "1927 ,1952"
GrenadaGrenada 1951
GuatemalaGuatemala 1946
GuineaGuinea 1958
Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 1977
GuyanaGuyana 1953
HaitiHaiti 1950
HondurasHonduras 1955
HungaryHungary 1918
IcelandIceland 1915
IndiaIndia 1950
IndonesiaIndonesia 1945
IranIran 1963
IrelandIreland "1918 ,1928"
IsraelIsrael 1948
ItalyItaly 1945
JamaicaJamaica 1944
JapanJapan "1945 ,1947"
JordanJordan 1974
KazakhstanKazakhstan "1924 ,1993"
KenyaKenya "1919 ,1963"
KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 1918
LaosLaos 1958
LatviaLatvia 1918
LebanonLebanon 1952
LesothoLesotho 1965
LibyaLibya 1964
LithuaniaLithuania 1921
LuxembourgLuxembourg 1919
MadagascarMadagascar 1959
MalawiMalawi 1961
MalaysiaMalaysia 1957
MaldivesMaldives 1932
MaliMali 1956
MaltaMalta 1947
MauritaniaMauritania 1961
MauritiusMauritius 1956
MexicoMexico 1947
MongoliaMongolia 1924
MoroccoMorocco 1963
MozambiqueMozambique 1975
NamibiaNamibia 1989
NepalNepal 1951
NetherlandsNetherlands 1919
New ZealandNew Zealand 1893
NicaraguaNicaragua 1955
NigerNiger 1948
NigeriaNigeria 1958
NorwayNorway "1907, 1913"
PakistanPakistan 1947
PanamaPanama "1941 ,1946"
Papua New GuineaPapua NG 1964
ParaguayParaguay 1961
PeruPeru 1955
PhilippinesPhilippines 1937
PolandPoland 1918
PortugalPortugal "1931 ,1976"
RomaniaRomania "1929 ,1946"
RussiaRussia 1918
RwandaRwanda 1961
Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 1951
Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 1924
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 1951
Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 1975
SenegalSenegal 1945
SeychellesSeychelles 1948
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 1961
SingaporeSingapore 1947
SlovakiaSlovakia 1920
SloveniaSlovenia 1945
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 1974
South AfricaSouth Africa "1930 ,1994"
South KoreaSouth Korea 1948
SpainSpain 1931
Sri LankaSri Lanka 1931
SudanSudan 1964
SurinameSuriname 1948
SwazilandSwaziland 1968
SwedenSweden "1861 ,1921"
SwitzerlandSwitzerland 1971
SyriaSyria "1949 ,1953"
TajikistanTajikistan 1924
ThailandThailand 1932
The BahamasThe Bahamas "1961 ,1964"
The GambiaThe Gambia 1960
TogoTogo 1945
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 1946
TunisiaTunisia "1957 ,1959"
TurkeyTurkey 1930
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 1927
UgandaUganda 1962
UkraineUkraine 1919
United KingdomUnited Kingdom "1918 ,1928"
United StatesUnited States "1920 ,1960"
UruguayUruguay 1932
UzbekistanUzbekistan 1938
VanuatuVanuatu "1975 ,1980"
VenezuelaVenezuela 1946
VietnamVietnam 1946
YemenYemen 1967
ZambiaZambia 1962
ZimbabweZimbabwe 1957

Citation

"All countries compared for Government > Democracy > Female suffrage", IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 1995. Women in Parliaments 1945-1995: A World Statistical Survey. Geneva and IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on year women received the right to vote and to stand for election and year first woman was elected or appointed to parliament. March. Geneva. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Democracy/Female-suffrage

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