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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
Albania 1920
Algeria 1962
Angola 1975
Antigua and Barbuda 1951
Argentina 1947
Armenia 1921
Australia "1902 ,1962"
Austria 1918
Azerbaijan 1921
Bahrain 1973
Bangladesh 1972
Barbados 1950
Belarus 1919
Belgium "1919 ,1948"
Belize 1954
Benin 1956
Bhutan 1953
Bolivia "1938 ,1952"
Botswana 1965
Brazil 1934
Bulgaria 1944
Burkina Faso 1958
Burma 1935
Burundi 1961
Cambodia 1955
Cameroon 1946
Canada "1917, 1950"
Cape Verde 1975
Central African Republic 1986
Chad 1958
Chile "1931 ,1949"
China 1949
Colombia 1954
Comoros 1956
Costa Rica 1949
Cote d'Ivoire 1952
Croatia 1945
Cuba 1934
Cyprus 1960
Czech Republic 1920
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1963
Denmark 1915
Djibouti 1946
Dominica 1951
Dominican Republic 1942
Ecuador "1929 ,1967"
Egypt 1956
El Salvador 1939
Equatorial Guinea 1963
Eritrea 1955
Estonia 1918
Ethiopia 1955
Fiji 1963
Finland 1906
France 1944
Gabon 1956
Georgia "1918 ,1921"
Germany 1918
Ghana 1954
Greece "1927 ,1952"
Grenada 1951
Guatemala 1946
Guinea 1958
Guinea-Bissau 1977
Guyana 1953
Haiti 1950
Honduras 1955
Hungary 1918
Iceland 1915
India 1950
Indonesia 1945
Iran 1963
Ireland "1918 ,1928"
Israel 1948
Italy 1945
Jamaica 1944
Japan "1945 ,1947"
Jordan 1974
Kazakhstan "1924 ,1993"
Kenya "1919 ,1963"
Kyrgyzstan 1918
Laos 1958
Latvia 1918
Lebanon 1952
Lesotho 1965
Libya 1964
Lithuania 1921
Luxembourg 1919
Madagascar 1959
Malawi 1961
Malaysia 1957
Maldives 1932
Mali 1956
Malta 1947
Mauritania 1961
Mauritius 1956
Mexico 1947
Mongolia 1924
Morocco 1963
Mozambique 1975
Namibia 1989
Nepal 1951
Netherlands 1919
New Zealand 1893
Nicaragua 1955
Niger 1948
Nigeria 1958
Norway "1907, 1913"
Pakistan 1947
Panama "1941 ,1946"
Papua New Guinea 1964
Paraguay 1961
Peru 1955
Philippines 1937
Poland 1918
Portugal "1931 ,1976"
Romania "1929 ,1946"
Russia 1918
Rwanda 1961
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1951
Saint Lucia 1924
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1951
Sao Tome and Principe 1975
Senegal 1945
Seychelles 1948
Sierra Leone 1961
Singapore 1947
Slovakia 1920
Slovenia 1945
Solomon Islands 1974
South Africa "1930 ,1994"
South Korea 1948
Spain 1931
Sri Lanka 1931
Sudan 1964
Suriname 1948
Swaziland 1968
Sweden "1861 ,1921"
Switzerland 1971
Syria "1949 ,1953"
Tajikistan 1924
Thailand 1932
The Bahamas "1961 ,1964"
The Gambia 1960
Togo 1945
Trinidad and Tobago 1946
Tunisia "1957 ,1959"
Turkey 1930
Turkmenistan 1927
Uganda 1962
Ukraine 1919
United Kingdom "1918 ,1928"
United States "1920 ,1960"
Uruguay 1932
Uzbekistan 1938
Vanuatu "1975 ,1980"
Venezuela 1946
Vietnam 1946
Yemen 1967
Zambia 1962
Zimbabwe 1957

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Democracy > Female suffrage. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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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