The 100 year anniversary of votes for women marks a year of plays, parades, talks and events in Jersey.

The 100 year anniversary of the 'Franchise Bill' is to be marked on 12th July 2019. It was a legislation that enabled women over 30 and ratepayers to vote for the first time in Jersey. This was the first in a series of milestones for democratic equality.

Throughout 2019, various exhibitions and events will be held to honour this anniversary.

What's on in Jersey

Votes4Women Parade

Join the 1km parade through St. Helier to celebrate 100 years of votes for women in Jersey.

The parade will start at 2pm at Seale St. in St. Helier, and finish at 2.20pm in the Royal Square where choirs Vocalize, St. Mary's Primary School and Concordia will sing.

You will also hear from a number of inspirational speakers, including Charlotte Valeur, Chair of the Institute of Directors and high-profile champion of equality in the workplace.

We encourage participants to make banners and wear purple, green and/or white.

Date: 13th July, 2019
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Location: St. Helier
Price: Free
Booking details: Register your interest on Eventbrite.co.uk by searching for "Parade to celebrate 100 years of votes for women in Jersey"

Votes4Women Exhibition

Find out more about the history of the centenary of women's suffrage in Jersey. There will be interactive displays and a chance to give your views on how we should commemorate 100 years' of women's suffrage.

Dates: 9th to 20th July, 2019
Location: Old Magistrate's Court, St. Helier
Price: Free
Booking details: No booking required

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