Refusing to be silenced

This year it is exactly 100 years ago that women in the Netherlands attained the right to vote. Whereas women’s suffrage was already established in New Zealand 1893, it took until 1971 (!) before women in Switzerland attained that right and Saudi Arabia’s women even had to wait until 2015.

Who were the advocates of women’s suffrage? How did they try to achieve this? And how did the position of women in politics develop afterwards?

Eveline van Rijswijk (science journalist and historian) will give a lecture on the remarkable women who refused to be silenced.