Dutch term – Vrouwenkiesrecht

The term vrouwenkiesrecht means women’s suffrage. Today it is exactly 100 years ago that women got the right to vote. The first elections were women actually got to vote was in 1920.

General male suffrage was not that much older: only in 1917, men were given the right to vote without conditions on property or income.

Women in traditional costume in a voting booth.

Women in traditional costume in a voting booth. Credits: Wim van Rossem, collection Nationaal Archief (CC-BY-SA)

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