Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
Detail of restrictions Stand for Election: Restrictions detail
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
Women first gained the right to vote and stand for election in 1946 in the Socialist Republic of Montenegro, the predecessor to modern-day Montenegro, and one of six republics forming the Former Republic of Yugoslavia. Before Montenegro's full independence in 2006, the first woman to enter parliament was in 1946, elected to the Socialist Republic of Montenegro's Constitutional Assembly. Dates above are based on the current Montenegrin parliament, following the June 2006 independence referendum.