24 Aug Women’s Equality Day
Coming up on August 26th, Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution but also brings awareness to women’s continuing efforts to achieve full equality within our society.
The History of Women’s Equality Day
This annual event was first born in 1971, when representative Bella Abzug championed a bill in the United States Congress to designate August 26th as “Women’s Equality Day.” Specifically, this date was selected to celebrate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which had guaranteed all American women the right to vote and changed the face of the American electorate forever. Along with this, Women’s Equality Day was also designated to honor the continuing commitment from women all over the country to fight for equal rights through rallies, protests, and petitions. While this day was first celebrated in 1972, it was ultimately designated by Congress in 1973 and has been proclaimed by the United States president each year since then.
How You Can Support Women’s Equality
Nowadays, individuals, in combination with various organizations, workplaces, and institutions across the country, come together each year to celebrate Women’s Equality Day. With August 26th fast approaching, we here at The Givinga Foundation and Givinga want to reflect on the struggles of women to be heard and recognize the continuing efforts of women all around the world to fight for equality in their communities. This Women’s Equality Day, we are reminded that we all have the opportunity to create a society where both men and women have an equal voice. While there are several ways to participate in this fight for equality, we have provided you with a detailed list of organizations that you can support this Women’s Equality Day, whether you choose to donate to these organizations or are looking to use this list as a campaign or as a resource guide for donors.
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization that is dedicated to end poverty and achieve social justice in order to improve the lives of women, girls, and vulnerable populations around the world.
A global human rights organization of lawyers and advocates that works to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights for every individual around the world.
By providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools, Dress for Success aims to economically empower women to break the cycle of poverty.
Equality Now tackles issues related to gender-based violence and discrimination against women and girls, to create a just world where women and men have equal rights under the law.
As the leading funder of gender justice organizations, initiatives, and movements worldwide, the Global Fund for Women strives to transform power and privilege for a few into equity and equality for all.
The International Center for Research on Women is a global research institute that is committed to advancing gender equity and social inclusion by translating research evidence into a path of action.
As the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to eliminate discrimination, promote societal change and protect equal rights for women and girls.
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The National Women’s Law Center uses legal practices to fight for gender justice and to address the societal barriers that affect all women and especially harm women of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and low-income women and families.
By delivering sexual and reproductive health care, sex education, and related information to millions of individuals, Planned Parenthood ensures all people have access to necessary resources and support.
The Malala Fund is an international, non-profit organization committed to empowering girls to raise their voices and ensuring that every girl has access to twelve years of safe, quality education.