Tue March 28, 2017

Womens Equality Day 2017, 2018


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This year Womens Equality Day is celebrated/observed on Saturday August 26th, 2017. Women's Equality Day is observed annually on August 26, commemorating the women's right to vote throughout the United States. Women were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920.

Celebration\ Observance

Today, Women's Equality Day is more than the remembrance of the women's right to vote but of highlighting equal opportunities for education and employment in the United States and worldwide. Organizations such as Equality Now and Womankind Worldwide support educating against discrimination and stereotyping, violence against women, and suppression.

History

Women in the United States were granted the right to vote when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution became law on August 26, 1920. The amendment was first introduced as early as 1878. Since 1972, the president annually publishes a proclamation for Women's Equality Day.

Days till Womens Equality Day 2017

There are 151 days until the celebration/observance of Womens Equality Day Saturday August 26th, 2017.

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