Women’s Equality Day commemorates the day in 1920 when voting rights for women officially became part of the U.S. constitution.

The 19th Amendment securing women the fundamental right to vote was a product of decades of organizing, protesting, and agitating. On August 26, we celebrate those who continue the work of building a society where women thrive, where every door is open to them, and their every dream can be realized.

On Women’s Equality Day we honor women worldwide who continue to pursue legislation and push societal norms to provide women across the globe with opportunities for education, employment, travel and freedom equal to those of men.

Photo Nepal Conference on Climate and Gender, by CCAFS (CC)

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