In 1917, exactly a century ago, women in the Netherlands were granted the passive right to vote.
In the Netherlands it has only been possible to vote for a woman since 1917. In fact, women were only given the right to vote some two years later. The number of women in politics has increased since then, albeit extremely slowly.
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Truus Smulders-Beliën is the first female mayor in The Netherlands in 1946.
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.