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The 100th  Anniversary for Women's Right to Vote


An amendment of the Danish Constitution on the 5th of June 1915 gave Danish women the right to vote and stand for election. The 100th anniversary helps to remind us that we must continue to strengthen and develop our democratic system. Where the gender equality debate in Denmark historically began as a fight for women’s basic rights, today it is about women and men's equal opportunities to influence their own lives and participate in the society.

Equality, democracy, and participation year 2015

Though much has happened since 1915, and large steps have been taken in regards to equality between women and men, the debate on equality, democracy and democratic participation is as important and current as ever. The debate today is not only about the right to vote and securing democratic rights, it is also about everyday life – work, spare time, and family.  In general, women in Denmark have one of the highest participation rates in the labour market, and according to the Economist's latest glass-ceiling index, Denmark ranks 7th in the world for the best countries in the world for women to work in. Read more about the index here