Commemoration of 100 Years of Votes for Jersey Women

Monday 23 July 14:29

On 12 July 1919, the States Assembly held a special sitting and granted rates-paying women over the age of 30 the right to vote.

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of this historic decision, the Jersey Women in Politics group is co-ordinating a series of events in 2019 and needs your help.

The story of how women achieved the right to vote in Jersey, and subsequently the right to stand for election, is little known. The centenary celebrations will shine a light on women’s struggle for equal representation and their involvement in politics.

Deputy Louise Doublet, who is leading this work for Jersey Women in Politics, says:

“The centenary celebrations provide us with an opportunity to raise the profile of women in politics and to reflect upon the work we still need to do to ensure that the States Assembly fully reflects the diversity of our Island’s population. We are planning a range of public events including a march, art exhibitions and talks from prominent women in 2019. “We would like to invite organisations and individuals from across Jersey who are also planning centenary commemorations to get in touch so that we can co-ordinate our approach.”

Further information about the events planned for 2019 will be published later this year.

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