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Most major Western powers extended voting rights to women in the interwar period, including Canada (1917), Britain and Germany (1918), Austria and the Netherlands (1919) and the United States (1920).
Leslie Hume argues that the First World War changed the popular mood: The women's contribution to the war effort challenged the notion of women's physical and mental inferiority and made it more difficult to maintain that women were, both by constitution and temperament, unfit to vote.
The United Nations encouraged women's suffrage in the years following World War II, and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (1979) identifies it as a basic right with 189 countries currently being parties to this Convention. In the pre-modern era in some parts of Europe, abbesses were permitted to participate and vote in various European national assemblies by virtue of their rank within the Catholic and Protestant churches.
In ancient Athens, often cited as the birthplace of democracy, only adult, male citizens who owned land were permitted to vote.
National and international organizations formed to coordinate efforts to gain voting rights, especially the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (founded in 1904, Berlin, Germany), and also worked for equal civil rights for women.
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Women's suffrage is the right of women to vote in elections.
Following a successful movement led by Kate Sheppard, the women's suffrage bill was adopted weeks before the general election of that year.
The women of the British protectorate of Cook Islands obtained the same right soon after and beat New Zealand's women to the polls in 1893.
The conference refused to seat Mott and other women delegates from the U. The men at the conference deleted the reference to the vote. In 1881 the Isle of Man, an internally self-governing dependent territory of the British Crown, enfranchised women property owners.