Women's Equality Day commemorates the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. We are celebrating women at Montclair Gardens in Montclair, NJ and all over the world.
On August 26, the world comes together to honor past, present, and future achievements for women everywhere. People celebrate in many different ways, but typically it takes place by making a pledge for parity, participating in a women’s rights campaign, or by simply honoring the important women in your life.
In 1971, after much work, and at the urging of U.S. Representative Bella Abzug (D-NY), Congress designated August 26 each year as "Women's Equality Day.” This day was selected to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on August 26, 1920. This amendment granted women the right to vote. This was the culmination of decades of effort by women suffragettes and other groups. Their efforts dated back to first women’s rights convention in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York.
Women make the world go around--without women, there wouldn't be life. Our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, and sisters, all have played important roles in all of our lives. Femininity represents the creation of life, the nurturing side of a human, family, strength and vulnerability.
National Women’s Equality Day is a day for the global community to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements that women around the world have made. Every day, the world is moving closer to full gender equality. While there’s still a lot of progress to make in many countries, there’s never been a better time to be a woman.
Celebrate this day in a number of ways. First, stop and celebrate the accomplishments made in gaining the right to vote, and towards equality for women. Women's rights groups suggest you continue to be involved in pursuing full and equal rights for women in all areas and in all issues.
Do something to celebrate the special women in your life today.