Votes for women Politics Law and order ... Print 3 Meeting of delegates of the Swiss Union for Women's Suffrage, 1963 A demonstration for womens' suffrage Women demonstrate for the right to vote at the 1964 National Exhibition "The right to vote is a human right" - a banner on a roof in Zurich, 1966. The coats of arms are those of the cantons which had already granted women the vote at cantonal level. Bemused tourists look at an anti-suffrage poster on a phone box in Zurich, 1966 In 1966 women in Basel gave Helvetia, the embodiment of Switzerland, a placard saying "I cannot vote" The 1969 March on Bern in support of votes for women The 1969 March on Bern: women blow whistles outside the parliament building "No discrimination" - the March on Bern in 1969 A demonstration in Zurich for women's suffrage, 1969 Women demonstrate outside parliament in 1969, as members start to debate the European Convention on Human Rights Women in Zurich go to the polls at commune level for the first time in 1969 - they still cannot vote at cantonal or federal level Women in western Switzerland queue up to vote at communal elections in 1970 - they are still barred from voting at other levels A woman in Zurich waits for her husband to vote on allowing female suffrage at cantonal level in 1970. The vote was passed. "Man = head of the family = that's why NO on February 7" - a man hands out leaflets ahead of the 1971 vote Posters calling for a "yes" vote in the 1971 vote - the one which is at last successful This content was published on February 3, 2011 7:45 AMFeb 3, 2011 - 07:45 Switzerland was almost the last country in Europe to give women the vote, in 1971.(All images Keystone and RDB) Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!