Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in United States (USA) on 26th August every year to commemorate the 19th Amendment to the American Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.
This Amendment to the American Constitution was made on 26th August 1920.
It’s a day to reflect on how far women have come in the last century and how far they still have to go.
The right for women to vote was first proposed in 1848, but did not become law until 1920, 72 years later. For 72 years, American women organized, rallied, and fought for the right to vote, something we take for granted today.