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.

Vrouwen voeren propaganda voor vrouwenkiesrecht in Amsterdam, 15 februari 1914 © onbekend Collectie IAV-Atria

In 1917, exactly a century ago, women in the Netherlands were granted the passive right to vote.

Pamflet vrouwenkiesrecht 1918, collectie-IAV

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.

Gedenkboek Vereniging Vrouwenkiesrecht, 25 jaar strijd

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.