What were the experiences and perceptions?

Development abroad: women's suffrage in Finland

In Finland in 1906 both women and men were given the right to vote and stand for election. Finland was the first nation in the world to allow women as parlamentary candidates, and the first to adopt universal suffrage. In the following year, women were first elected as members of the Finnish parliament. 19 women were elected out of a total of 200 representatives. Norway granted voting rights to women in 1913.


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