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 countries with majority Muslim populations established universal suffrage upon national independence, such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Malaysia. In most North Africa countries, women participated in the first national elections or soon following. 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.
- Afghanistan (first time)
- Bangladesh (Bangladesh achieved independence on December 16, 1971 and women suffrage was never barred)
- Nigeria (North)
- Rawya Ateya (first female parliamentarian in Egypt and the Arab world)
- List of the first female members of parliament by country
- 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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