OUR PRESENTATION

 

Children's Voice Association general presentation,

updated on September 21, 2017:

WHY VOTE AT 16?

WHY VOTE AT 16?

Video by European Youth Forum: 

"SHOULD CHILDREN BE GIVEN THE VOTE?"

GRETA THUNBERG TED TALK AND UN PLENARY SESSION ADDRESS 

Speeches by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg, age 15: TED Stockholm in November 2018 and the UN Plenary session address in December 2018:

Greta Thunberg TED.jpg
Greta Thunberg.jpg
 

"SUFFRAGETTE" MOVIE

To put things into historical perspective, we recommend watching the "Suffragette" film.

 

It took women centuries of discussions and over 50 years of active fight to get the voting right. And it has been already almost forgotten how hard that fight was - and taken for granted that women have the right to vote and their say in the society in most developed countries. It is good to remember those times when questions like "are women citizens?""are women people?" and even "what are women's rights compared to animals?" were being asked - and "the loss of social structure" was feared if women were allowed the right to vote. See the timeline of women's suffrage here and the timeline of women's legal rights (other than voting) here.

 

Finland was the first country in the World to implement full women's suffrage in 1906, i.e. both active and passive suffrage. Finland gave women full political rights - both the right to vote and to run for office. The world's first female members of parliament were elected in Finland in 1907. 

CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES IN 100-YEAR OLD FINLAND DOCUMENTARY

Universal voting right for all!

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