Votes for women, 150 years on

Around the world, the right of women to vote is now universally accepted. But countries ban various groups from voting: prisoners, convicted criminals, the mentally ill, those under the minimum age, etc. Look up the voting rights in your country. What would you change?

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  1. List five things a woman can do in your country which she could not do in 1866.
  2. Head to the UK Parliament’s new interactive resource on the 1866 Petition — go to: As a class, complete the activities which include video, audio, and downloadable worksheets for each UK region.