Women’s Vote Interactive Map

This map, on the Guardian website, shows varying women’s rights information for the countries of the world.

Fun Fact: New Zealand was the first country to give women the vote in 1893, after years of suffragist action. Strikingly, the vote only succeeded in 1893 when a political strategy backfired: The Lower House had passed the bill but, when sent to the Upper House, the councillors were divided. After Premier Richard Seddon (Prime Minister) ordered a Liberal Party councillor to change his vote, two other councillors were so angered that they changed their votes, ending the vote at 20-18 in favor. Screw your political tactics, silly Kiwis.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/datablog/interactive/2013/mar/08/international-womens-day-political-rights

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