The freedom of association and assembly irrespective of age and gender is introduced. Women get the right to vote and exercise it for the first time in 1919.
Olga Rudel-Zeynek (Christian Social Party) becomes the first president of the Federal Council, the Austrian senate. She is thus the first woman globally to head a parliamentary body.
Austria’s first women’s party is founded.
Helene Postranecky (Communist Party) becomes the first female state secretary (for food security).
Zenzi Hölzl (Social Democratic Party) becomes the first female mayor in Austria (in the town of Gloggnitz).
Grete Rehor (Austrian People’s Party) becomes the first female federal minister (for social affairs).
The institutionalization of gender politics begins with the creation of a state secretariat for general female affairs, as well as a state secretariat for working women’s affairs.
Johanna Dohnal (Social Democratic Party) becomes the first minister for women’s affairs
Heide Schmidt (Liberal Forum) becomes the first female party chairperson.
Madeleine Petrovic (Greens) and Heide Schmidt are the first female front runners of a political party at a national election.
Waltraud Klasnic (Austrian People’s Party) becomes the first governor of an Austrian state (Styria).
Susanne Riess-Passer (Freedom Party) becomes the first female vice-chancellor of Austria.
Hilde Zach (For Innsbruck) becomes the first female mayor of a state capital (Innsbruck/Tyrol)
Brigitte Bierlein becomes vice president of the Austrian Constitutional Court and the first woman in its executive committee.
Barbara Prammer (Social Democratic Party) becomes the first female president of the National Council, the Austrian House of Representatives.