Sweden marks 100 years of women's voting rights

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100 years ago on Friday women in Sweden finally won the right to vote - after parliament in 1919 removed the requirement that voters had to be a man.

Led by a group of trailblazing women, the women's suffrage movement became active across the nation with thousands of local members organising to secure the right to vote.

Radio Sweden spoke with lecturer and gender expert Josefin Rönnbäck about the suffragettes of Sweden and how their years-long struggle came to an end.