Quiz: how much do you know about women and the vote? | ActionAid UK

It’s exactly 100 years since some women in the UK gained the right to vote. But how much do you really know about women’s participation in politics? Test yourself with our Votes for Women quiz!

Answer: New Zealand.

Women in New Zealand gained the right to vote in 1893. 

Answer: The Women’s Social and Political Union.

This was the motto of the Women’s Social and Political Union, also known as the suffragettes. 

Answer: Rwanda.

61% of seats in the Rwandan parliament are held by women.

Answer: 1971.

Women in Switzerland only gained the right to vote in 1971.

Answer: Mary Augusta Ward. 

Mary Augusta Ward was the founding President of the Women’s National Anti-Suffrage League.

Answer: Sirima Bandaranaike.

Sirima Bandaranaike became the world’s first female Prime Minister in 1960.