January 11th, 2015

The anniversary of women’s suffrage – long way for equal civil rights

FindYourStampsValue.com is glad to introduce a special commemorative stamp by Faroe Islands Post that celebrates the 100 years of women's suffrage. The issue consists of one item that is scheduled to be released on the 23d of February.

Women's suffrage is the right of women to vote and to stand for electoral office. Limited voting rights were gained by women in Sweden, Finland and some western U.S. states in the late 19th century. National and international organizations formed to coordinate efforts to gain voting rights, especially the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (1904), and also worked for equal civil rights for women.

The first European country to introduce women's suffrage was the Grand Duchy of Finland, then part of the Russian Empire, which elected the world's first female members of parliament in the 1907 parliamentary elections. Norway followed, granting full women's suffrage in 1913. Most European, Asian and African countries did not pass women's suffrage until after World War I.

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