Marthe Gosteli, Swiss women’s rights activist, Died at 99


Marthe Gosteli was born on December 22, 1917, and died on April 7, 2017.

She was a Swiss suffrage activist and archivist.

Marthe Gosteli led the fight for women’s right to vote in Switzerland for over 30 years and then focused her attention on preserving the history of Swiss women.

Creating an archive of women’s biographies and history, her work was recognized by many honors and awards, including the 2011 Swiss Human Rights Award.

Marthe Gosteli passed away 99 years old.