Politics

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.
Below you will find a selection of Atria's publications along with other gems from the collection on this subject.

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. After women won the right to vote in 1919, the organization changed its name to the Nederlandsche Vereeniging van...

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. It was only in 1919 that women were given the active right to vote, which allowed them to participate in electing a candidate.

Eerste vrouwelijke burgemeester Smulders-Beliën en s’Jacob-des Bouvrie

The Dutch know not one, but two ‘first’ female mayors. Both governed in 1964.