Among the many things that New Zealand is famous for, it was the first country to grant women the vote. Many of us take the right to vote (suffrage) for granted but today (International Women's Day), we focus on the courageous women who fought hard to achieve equal rights. And the battle doesn’t go as far back as some may think; Switzerland only achieved suffrage in 1971, while South Africa didn’t achieve it until as recently as 1994.
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In some countries, women still have to fight to get equal access to education. Video script