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#TodayInPolitics (July 05, 1922) Women Vote for the First Time in Netherlands

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Stephen Roan
Stephen Matthew S. Roan is a Global Affairs Columnist at Politixxx Today. He previously served as Editor-in-Chief of The Bedan Roar, the official student publication of San Beda University-Rizal SHS. He was also a former Vice-President of the Bedan Model United Nations and a Student Council Board Member. With a keen interest in global politics and affairs, and as an advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals, he is now part of a youth-led network in the Asia-Pacific - the 2030 Youth Force in the Philippines - which helps realize the 2030 Agenda. He is also pursuing his undergraduate studies at De La Salle University-Manila under the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Major in American Studies degree program. You may reach him through his email: stephenmatthewroan@yahoo.com.

Today, in 1922, the first general elections under the universal suffrage were held in the Netherlands. In the same elections, women were able to participate in the elections with full voting rights – a breakthrough after years of campaign for women suffrage.

Campaigns can be traced back to 1915 when 1,100 delegates convened at The Hague, Netherlands for the International Congress of Women to talk about women suffrage and pressing concerns about feminism at the time. In 1919, Henri Marchant submitted a draft bill for universal suffrage in which the House of Representatives voted in favor of

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