In 1917, the passive suffrage for women was introduced in the Netherlands. Women could then be elected for political positions, but they were not allowed to vote themselves yet. The coveted active electoral rights were given to women in 1919.
For decades, struggles have been waged by women from different political movements. From 1889, women's suffrage organizations were created. They held demonstrations and lectures, organized protest meetings and exhibitions, published a monthly magazine and published articles.