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maanantai 18. toukokuuta 2015

10 Facts About Women's Rights Globally

1. First countries where women got the right to vote

1893 New Zealand
1902 Australia
1906 Finland (then part of Russia)
1913 Norway
1915 Denmark and Iceland

2. First woman prime minister

1960 Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka

3. First woman president

1974 Isabel Perón, Argentina

4. First Lesbian leader

2009 Iceland, Johanna Sigurdardottir

First world-leader who is known to be lesbian and who had a same sex marriage while in office.

5. Last European country to give women the right to vote

1984 Liechtenstein

6. Last European area where women get the right to vote

1990  Appenzell-Innerhoden, Switzerland.

Quite surprising that the last area where women got the right to vote was in Switzerland. The canton of Appenzell-Innerhoden was forced to give women the right to vote when some women in Appenzell had filed a suit in the Switzerland Federal Supreme Court against the canton and won the case. In other cantons women had had the right to vote already since the 50-70s.

7. First country to have more female ministers than male 

1999 Sweden, 11 women and 9 men

8. Places where women don't have right to vote even now (2015)

Vatican City

9. Current reigning queens 

Denmark, Queen Margethe II
United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II

10. Current women world leaders (president, prime minister or chancellor) 

The information is from January, 2015.

22 Women leaders 

11 Presidents: Liberia, Argentina, Lithuania, Brazil, Kosovo, South Korea, Central African Republic, Chile, Malta, Switzerland

10 Prime ministers: Bangladesh, Trinidad and Tobago, Denmark, Jamaica, Slovenia, Cyprus (North), Senegal, Norway, Latvia, Poland

1 Chancellor: Germany

Famous female leaders: 

From first to last the women in the pictures are: Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto, Angela Merkel, Corazon Aquino, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Sources: - female leaders's_suffrage - timeline of women's suffrage

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