Timeline of first women's suffrage in majority-Muslim countries
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This timeline lists the dates of the first women's suffrage in Muslim majority countries. Dates for the right to vote, suffrage, as distinct from the right to stand for election and hold office, are listed.
Some dates relate to regional elections and where possible the second date of general election has been included. Even countries listed may not have universal suffrage for women, and some may have regressed in women's rights since the initial granting of suffrage.
It should be mentioned that for many of the nations listed below, the seeming "belatedness" of women's suffrage (relative to many European and North American nations) did not derive from Islamic politics, but rather from the fact that most of these nations were colonies of European empires for much of the twentieth century and thus had no suffrage until winning national independence. Often national independence and woman's suffrage occurred simultaneously.
- Turkey (municipal elections)
- Turkey (national elections)
- Afghanistan (first time)
- Bahrain (Bahrain did not hold elections until 2002)
- Nigeria (North)
- Kuwait (first time)
- Kuwait (re-granted)
- United Arab Emirates (UAE) (limited suffrage for both men and women).
- Rawya Ateya (first female parliamentarian in Egypt and the Arab world)
- List of equal or majority Muslim countries
- List of suffragists and suffragettes
- List of women's rights activists
- Sex segregation in Islam
- Timeline of women's suffrage
- Women in Islam
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