In United States, women
gained the right to vote in 1920

    Women are still gaining the right to vote in 2015. In Saudi Arabia, 2015 marked the first year that women could rock the vote. In some instances, women of different racial or ethnic groups earned the right to vote at different times. In those cases, the latest year, granting all women the right to vote, is used. Even in countries where women and men have equal opportunity to vote, women are still significantly under-represented in positions of government.

    Scroll horizontally across the chart to see when women gained the right to vote, and select different countries to see the gap between women's and men's representation in government.

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    Securing the right to vote indicates either a gain in gender equality, racial equality, or a gain in democracy for each country.