The 100th Anniversary

This year, Denmark celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the amendment of the Danish Constitution. The 1915-Constitution gave Danish women the right to vote and stand for election.

An amendment of the Danish Constitution on the 5th of June 1915 gave Danish women the right to vote and stand for election. The Danish Parliament and the Government mark this milestone with a national celebration during spring of 2015 culminating in the weekend of 5–7 June. The celebration will focus on gender equality, democracy, and participation in Denmark today.

Equality, democracy, and participation year 2015

Though much has happened since 1915, and large steps have been taken in regards to equality between women and men, the debate on equality, democracy and democratic participation is as important and current as ever. The debate today is not only about the right to vote and securing democratic rights, it is also about everyday life – work, spare time, and family.  

The 100th anniversary helps to remind us that we must continue to strengthen and develop our democratic system. Where the gender equality debate in Denmark historically began as a fight for women’s basic rights, today it is about women and men's equal opportunities to influence their own lives and participate in the society. This in turn creates a democratic society where all  human ressources are put into play. 

Through activities, events and debate the Government and the Parliament will use the anniversary to actualize the importance of equality, democracy and participation in society today.  

last modified Jan 15, 2015