Women’s Right to Vote in Estonia
April 12, (1917)

Number of female heads of state to date: 1

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.

Facts and figures

Leadership and political participation – [UN Women]
IPU-UN Women in politics map – [IPU]