Monday August 21, 2017

Women's Equality Day


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The next upcomming Women's 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. Back in 1894 another human rights day, Labor Day became a national holiday improving workers rights throughout the United States.

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.






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