National Women’s Equality Day
Women’s Equality Day marks the 26th of August 1920, when voting rights for women became part US Constitution. This day is a historic turning point in American history, marking a significant milestone in the fight for equal treatment of women.
National Women’s Equality Day was established to celebrate the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment in the United States in the 1920s. This law stopped the federal government from interfering with the rights of people to vote on the basis of their sex.
Since many years, National Women’s Equality Day is celebrated. In 1973, it was the most tragically celebrated. The United States President has proclamated the date every year since then. This date was chosen to honor the day that Bainbridge Colby signed the proclamation giving women the right to vote in the United States in 1920.
The day was the culmination of 72 years worth of civil rights work for women. Even respected thinkers like Kant and Rousseau believed that women’s inferiority in society was perfectly logical and rational. They thought that women were ‘beautiful and not fit for serious work’.
These views have been proven wrong by great women over the past century. The world has seen what women can achieve, from Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt fighting civil rights and equality, to Jane Goodall and Rosalind Franklin, as well as great scientists like Marie Curie, Rosalind, and Rosalind Franklin. This century has demonstrated more than ever how both men and women can achieve anything given the chance.
Women’s equality today is more than having the right to vote. Equality Now and Womankind Worldwide work together to ensure that women around the world have equal access to education and employment. They also fight against violence against women and discrimination against women.
Each year, the president recites a proclamation to recognize the extraordinary work of the trailblazers in the movement. The following was said by President Barack Obama in 2016.
“Today, as the anniversary of this hard-won achievement is celebrated and we pay tribute to the trailblazers, suffragists, and others who helped us move closer to a just and prosperous future. We resolve to preserve this constitutional right, and we pledge to fight for equality for girls and women.”
There are many ways to celebrate Women’s Equality Day. Paying tribute to women who have made a significant impact in this movement is one of the best things you can do on this day. To learn more about the subject, spend some time researching online. Spreading information online with friends, family, and followers can help you increase awareness among all your loved ones.
If you haven’t registered to vote, this is another way to celebrate National Women’s Equality Day. This is the best thing that you can do to celebrate National Women’s Equality Day. You need to ensure that your registration is up-to-date for both local and state elections. To find out how to register, you can visit Vote.Gov depending on where you live.
Learn everything you need about voting. If you’ve moved to another state in the past year, you will need to update your voter registration. This is a great opportunity to ensure that your family members have also registered to vote. Post details to your social media to let everyone know how to vote so they feel motivated to do so.
It’s also a great idea to learn about the female leaders of the past as well as the present. It is a good idea to begin with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Motti. These were the women who founded the first convention for female rights. It took place in New York’s Seneca Falls in July 1848. The delegates adopted the Declaration of Sentiments at the convention. They also adopted a variety of resolutions, including one that called for women to be eligible to vote. We recommend that you learn more about a few other female leaders. Julia Ward Howe, Lucy Stone, and Lucy Stone were both founders of American Woman Suffrage Association.
A visit to a museum dedicated to women is another great way of celebrating National Women’s Equality Day. You will be amazed at the number of museums dedicated to women that you can find online. Because women have had to fight for equality, there are many museums dedicated to telling the stories of these struggles. To find out if there are museums in your area, you can search the internet. You might find special exhibitions that are only available on this day.
If you own a business, this day is an opportunity for you to ensure that your business has achieved equality across all levels. Are there gender pay gaps in your business? You can start to plan how you can close the gender pay gap in your business. While it might not be possible to raise everyone’s salaries overnight, you can begin to formulate a plan to ensure that women in your workplace are treated equally. This applies to not only the money they get, but also to the opportunities they have.