Friday, 29 December 2017

Activity 2: The Right to Vote

At the turn of the century, New Zealand elected its first ever government. Richard John Seddon served as the leader of the Liberal Party from 1893-1906. Prior to 1893, only men were legally allowed to vote. This all changed in the late 1800s when a woman named Kate Sheppard lead a suffragist movement in New Zealand calling for a change in law. Her hard work finally paid off when the Electoral Act was passed into law on 19 September 1893, giving women the right to vote. New Zealand was the first country to give all women the right to vote. There were still countries in the world (e.g. Saudi Arabia) who, until recently, did not allow women to vote.

On your blog tell us what you think about the fact that women were not allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia until 2015. Is it fair? Why or why not?

It is not fair for the women to not vote because this world is a free world and anyone can do whatever they want to do.


  1. Hey Samuel,
    I agree with you because it's not fair for women to be left out and not allow them to vote.

    Good Work

  2. Hey Samuel,

    This is Jade C from the Summer Learning Journey blogging team! It's awesome to see you actively blogging and completing the activities, keep it up :)

    I also think that it's unfair to differentiate women and men by their abilities and limiting one gender from doing something that everyone should be able to do. Back in the olden days, women were considered as inferior to men and they weren't allowed to make important decisions - only men were allowed.

    New Zealand and many other countries around the world have made and still continuing to make laws and policies to protect women, and also change laws to give equal opportunities for both men and women.

    I would love to hear back from you :)

    Jade C.