Suffrage is one of the oldest issues that women’s rights activist have been fighting for. The struggle to gain suffrage is often referred to as the first wave of feminism. In 1906 Finland became the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote and stand in elections. Now, 105 years later, Saudi women have also taken a step towards equality with the decision of King Abdullah to grant the women of Saudi Arabia the right to vote and stand for election. The right for women to vote and stand in elections hasn’t always been the case in the West, for example in Switzerland women got suffrage as late as 1971.