Interesting Facts

Women’s right to vote – for the first time on the East

Did you know that the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR), established on 28th of May 1918, was the first country in the whole of the East, to provide women with the right to vote?  The law, passed by the country’s parliament on 21st of July 1919, granted voting rights to all citizens of the Republic, who had reached the age of 20. This fact is remarkable, especially considering that at that time, this issue had not yet been solved in many European countries. For instance, in the Great Britain, women were granted the right to vote only in 1928, and similar laws in Spain and Portugal were passed no earlier than in 1931.