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More than two dozen countries granted voting rights to females in the period between the two World Wars, including Austria, Germany, the United States, and many more.
Other countries lagged behind, with Switzerland excluding women until 1971! However, it was not the last nation to make changes as some Gulf States still restrict the rights of both men and women.
Why it matters today?
Unfortunately, after 100 years of female suffrage in the United Kingdom, female politicians are still a minority. Although there were more than 200 female lawmakers who were elected in 2017, they still make up only a bit more than 30%. However, this result is better than, let’s say, in the United States, where women make up less than 20% lawmakers. And there are still protests led all over the globe.