Norway commemorates 100 years universal suffrage

March 29, 2012 – In 1913, a decision was taken by the Storting, the Norwegian parliament, to extend universal suffrage to include women. To mark the 100th anniversary of this event, Norges Bank has issued a 10-krone special edition circulation coin on 8 March 2013.

Norway was one of the first countries in the world to grant women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. The 100th anniversary of universal suffrage in 2013 will be celebrated locally, nationally and internationally. In connection with the coin issue, Norges Bank will be cooperating with the committee appointed by the government to prepare the celebrations.

For more information visit the website of Norges Bank.

If you are interested in the women’s position in Norwegian society read this article.

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