Monday, 25 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey: Week Two Day One Activity Two: The right to vote

Activity Two: The right to vote
At the turn of the century, New Zealand elected its first ever government. Richard John Seddon served as the leader of the Liberal Party from 1893-1906. Prior to 1893, only men were legally allowed to vote. This all changed in the late 1800s when a woman named Kate Sheppard lead a suffragist movement in New Zealand calling for a change in law. Her hard work finally paid off when the Electoral Act was passed into law on 19 September 1893, giving women the right to vote. New Zealand was the first country to give all women the right to vote. There were still countries in the world (e.g. Saudi Arabia) who, until recently, did not allow women to vote.

On your blog tell us what you think about the fact that women were not allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia until 2015. Is it fair? Why or why not?

1 comment:

  1. Hi again Saveu, thanks for offering your opinion on the voting situation for women in Saudi Arabia. I completely agree with you, it is really unfair that women have only been able to vote for two years. Exactly! There isn't a real difference that should mean one gender gets to vote and the other cannot. It's great that women are finally able to vote in Saudi Arabia but 2015 is far too late.

    Thanks, Billy