Women’s right to vote in New Zealand
Sep 19, (1893)

Number of female heads of state to date: 2

Helen Clark and Jacinda Ardern in Conversation about Gender Equality

Dec 21, 2020 – A conversation between Jacinda Ardern and Helen Clark about gender equality, recorded by UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand.

Women and the vote

On 19 September 1893 the governor, Lord Glasgow, signed a new Electoral Act into law. As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections.
> nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/womens-suffrage

Facts and figures

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