Women in Finland were granted full rights to vote and stand for elections 110 years ago. The 1906 Parliament Act that guaranteed universal suffrage and unicameral parliament was the most radical reform of its time in the world. This information package poses the question of how the suffrage reform was achieved and what followed: how have women participated in elections and become Members of Parliament and achieved other positions of trust in the subsequent little over 100 years?
The statistics of the information package will be updated in June 2019 after the European elections.
Text: Päivi Erkkilä and Joni Krekola, May 2016, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Photo: Matti Luhtala / Vapriikki image archives
Saatavilla myös: Naisten äänioikeus 110 vuotta -tietopakettiTillgänglig också: Informationspaket om 110 år av kvinnlig rösträtt
- Pioneers of women's suffrage- How was the Finnish suffrage reform achieved?- Processing the reforms at the Diet of FinlandRead more
- The Parliament's number of women has ballooned in a little over a century- Women have been elected to the most important positions in the system- Parliaments with the highest female participation in 2016Read more
- Women as voters- Women as candidatesRead more
Literature and online sources of the information package.