The continuous struggle for women’s participation and equality in all spheres of life and society!!
August 26th is a day to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
The amendment was first introduced in 1878. In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.
Some interesting things to know about Women’s Equality Day:
- U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day in 1973 in order to commemorate the 19th Amendment.
- Women’s Equality Day, commemorates the passage of women’s suffrage in the U.S. and reminds us of the hurdles overcome by the heroic women who faced violence and discrimination to propel the women’s movement forward.
- The same year Women’s Equality Day was officially recognized by Congress, on Aug. 26, 50,000 women marched in New York City for the Women’s Strike For Equality March
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