Suffr-edge-ettes Applauded

Guardian feature on the campaign for women’s suffrage in Kuwait notes NZ’s status as the first country in the world to grant their female citizens the right to vote – in 1893. Australian women waited until 1902, French women until 1944 (98 years after their male counterparts), and Swiss women were not allowed to vote until 1971. Kuwait is the only country left in the world where women are specifically denied the right to vote.


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Supreme Court Rules Voting Age of 18 is Discriminatory

Supreme Court Rules Voting Age of 18 is Discriminatory

New Zealand’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s current voting age of 18 is discriminatory, meaning parliament must discuss whether it should be lowered, Alys Davies reports for the BBC. The…