Students across the province are marking the 100th anniversary of most Manitoba women winning the right to vote.

On January 28, 1916, legislation passed in Manitoba that allowed most women the right to vote and hold office.

The western provinces were the first to pass the legislation. The rest of Canada followed, with Quebec being the last province to give women the right to vote in 1940.

Many women, including indigenous women, were denied that right until the 1960s.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Manitoba Museum are holding various events today to mark the occasion.