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One (wo)man one vote.

In 1893, New Zealand became the first modern country to introduce universal suffrage (both men and women can vote). The most prominent member of the woman’s’ suffrage movement was Kate Sheppard.

To commemorate 121 years of universal suffrage, pedestrian  crossings around parliament sports a walking image depicting Kate Sheppard rather than the traditional walking man.

 

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