WomenÂ’s Equality Day
The United States celebrates WomenÂ’s Equality Day on August 26 to recognize the achievements and advancements made by women in various fields. It was formally recognized by the US Congress and President Richard Nixon on August 26, 1973.
The day celebrates the journey of women towards achieving equal standing in patriarchal societies. It commemorates the Nineteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which grants women the right to vote. Observed annually, this day creates awareness about gender-related problems like unequal wages, abortion rights, equal opportunities, gender-based violence, discrimination etc.