Women’s Suffrage in Estonia
April 12, (1917)
Facts and figures
Women’s right to vote
Estonian women first gained the right to vote from Russia’s Provisional Government in 12th of April 1917 together with Estonia being granted a national autonomy as a unified entity.
In Estonia, women’s path to voting rights was marked by the absence of a distinct female suffrage movement; both women and men gained the right to vote and stand for elections in 1918-1920 as part of a broader political process that led to the creation of the independent state of Estonia in 1918.