Women’s Suffrage in France

April 21, (1944)

Women’s right to vote
Number of female heads of state to date: 1

Facts and figures

Leadership and political participation – [UN Women]
Women in Parliaments: World Classification – [IPU]

Women’s Suffrage in France


Women’s right to vote
Droit de vote et d’éligibilité des femmes par ordonnance

Le 21 avril 1944, le Comité français de libération nationale autorise le droit de vote des femmes et leur éligibilité par ordonnance (Article 17). En voici l’original, promulgué à Alger, pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.
› gouvernement.fr/le-droit-de-vote-et-d-eligibilite-des-femmes

Composition of the Government in France, 2017

Of the 18 ministers, nine are women and nine are men, a reflection of Macron’s campaign promise of gender parity. Sylvie Goulard, a centrist EU lawmaker, was named defence minister.
The cabinet nominations come two days after Macron named a centre-right parliamentarian, Le Havre mayor Edouard Philippe, as his prime minister.

The history of women’s rights in France

Women’s rights did not really start to evolve in France until a few decades ago.
This chronological frieze takes up the major stages of the emancipation of the woman since the French Revolution to the present day.
› education.francetv.fr/l-histoire-des-droits-de-la-femme

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