Lithuania has issued a postage stamp to commemorate Lithuanian women being granted voting
rights. Lithuania became one of the first states in Europe to allow women to
vote, on 2 November 1918. This shows that even at the beginning of the 20th century democratic
principles founded on the equality as well as human rights
were important to Lithuania. And they are still relevant today. As such, when
celebrating the centenary of the restoration of Lithuania’s statehood, we should
also celebrate this significant achievement in women’s suffrage.