4 Sep 2017
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Plans to celebrate the 125th anniversary of New Zealand women winning the right to vote are underway for next year.
The Ministry for Women and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage want to connect national and regional activities celebrating the anniversary under the umbrella of Suffrage 125. It will be used as an opportunity to:
What does this mean for artists and arts organisations?
If you are planning an event or activity related to Suffrage 125 you are invited to participate in the celebrations. This includes:
Why is Suffrage 125 worth celebrating?
On 19 September 1893 New Zealand became the first self-governing country to grant women the vote. In most other democracies – including Britain and the United States – women did not get that right until after the First World War.
New Zealand women voted for the first time in a general election on 28 November 1893.
More information on the suffrage campaign and people who championed it is available on New Zealand History website.
What’s happening so far?
These are just some of the organisations and proposed initiatives to celebrate Suffrage 125.
For more information on Suffrage 125 and how to get involved contact: email@example.com