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.

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.

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

Truus Smulders-Beliën is the first female mayor in The Netherlands in 1946.

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.