On 26th August, Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States. This amendments prohibits the states and the federals government from denying the right to vote to the citizens of United States on the basis of sex. Women’s Equality Day was first celebrated in 1973. On this day an official holiday is also given to celebrate it. This day is celebrated to remember the suffragists and the efforts made by the women’s for their rights.
How in United States Women’s Equality Day celebrated? This further as follows:
- On this day National Organization of Women held huge rallies and marches in U.S. cities with the use of huge banners on the Statue of Liberty to honored the women’s who made voting possible for the women’s.
- This day also honored women who labored for long hours during the World War 1 whereas men were in battlefields. This honor are for the women who worked in factories of ammunition, weapons, supplies, etc.
- This day was introduced by Congresswoman Bella Abzug who made it possible through a Presidential Proclamation.
- Various ways are adopted to celebrate this day. By writing a thank you letter to influential women, children who were learning about the historical female figures, and by participating in parade or activities organized by the local government.
Some of the facts related to Women in America:
- Wyoming is the first state which grant women the right to vote.
- Nurse Clara Barton establish the American Red Cross.
- The first female mayor of American town, Susanna Madora Salter was Argonia and Kansas.
- The first American women Martha Washington to appear on U.S. postage stamp.
- Charlotte Woodward is the only suffragette who got witness women to being able to vote.
By celebrating the day for women’s equality America shows their respect for gender equality. Not only in America Women’s Equality day is also celebrated in many more countries. As men’s are important for the country’s progress than women’s are equally important for country’s progress. There is no meaning of celebrating these days if you do not understand the crux of the meaning of equality. A modern world needs a modern thinking. And gender equality begins with an individual mind or thinking. It is an individual perception of treating another person. This type of thinking cannot be changed so quickly. It needed to be properly looked at. They are need to tell about the equality, the importance of equality and the perception need to be changed.
Representation of women on various boards will give powerful messages to all the women’s who are left behind. A good message for the women’s who fight for the rights of the women’s and their struggle will not go on ease. People need to study that struggle as well as messages behind their struggle. Gender equality is important yesterday, today and also rest of the days.
“Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.”- By: Emma Watson