In 1917, exactly a century ago, women in the Netherlands were granted the passive right to vote.
100 years of suffrage
In 1917, eligibility was introduced for women and men. But the right to vote was only open to men, for women until 1919.
This pamphlet from the Dutch Vereeniging voor Vrouwenkiesrecht (Association for Women’s Suffrage) dating from 1918 sent their best wishes to the National Women’s Suffrage Associations in the United States and in Great Britain regarding their struggle for securing women’s suffrage.
The Dutch Vereeniging voor Vrouwenkiesrecht (Association for Women’s Suffrage) was founded in 1894 by Wilhelmina Drucker (1847-1925) with the goal of securing women’s suffrage.