Women's EQUALITY Day- August 26, 2021

Women's Equity DaY

All residents have the right to vote, which is a cornerstone of democracy, but this wasn't always the case. Until recently, most countries denied half of their population, women, the ability to vote. In the early nineteenth century, women began pushing for the right to vote in order to assert their rights.

It was up to the states in the United States to decide who may vote. The 19th Amendment, which was enacted in 1920, guarantees that everyone, regardless of gender, has the right to vote. Women's Equality Day is observed today to honour the accomplishments of women's rights activists and to remind us of the specific challenges that women face on a daily basis.

HISTORY OF WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY
Women's Equality Day, observed on August 26 every year, honours the passage of women's suffrage in the United States and reminds us of the challenges faced by the courageous women who overcame violence and discrimination to advance the women's movement.In the early nineteenth century, American women began organising to demand political rights and representation, despite the fact that they couldn't inherit property and earned half of a man's income in any possible job.As the movement swept the globe in the early 1900s, several countries, notably Finland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, authorised women's voting.

The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was first proposed in 1878, but it failed to gain support. Women's suffrage did not acquire significant support until their engagement in the World War I fight made their contributions brutally clear. Women's rights organisations have criticised the hypocrisy of fighting for democracy in Europe while denying it to half of Americans at home.Because a constitutional amendment required the consent of two-thirds of the states,

The 19th Amendment had to be ratified by 36 of them before it could become law. Harry T. Burn, a teenage state legislator whose mother's request to support the amendment became a crucial factor in his vote, cast the deciding vote in the Tennessee assembly.Equal rights for women is still a work in progress. Women's economic power is still impacted by the salary disparity between men and women, and employment and commercial transactions are still plagued by gender-based discrimination.In 1971, Congress declared August 26 as Women's Equality Day to commemorate past, current, and future fights.

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