Women and girls in most societies have faced discrimination for many years. They were treated as their husband’s/father’s property. Neither did they have the right to vote nor they could own a land or go to school. The were even beaten and exploited.
With the passage of time things have changed a lot. Women are now treated as equal as men. They have the right to vote since 26th August 1920. It’s due to the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which grants women the right to vote. So, every year 26th August is observed as the Women’s Equality Day.
Here’s how you can celebrate Women’s Equality Day:
1. Register yourself to vote
Are you 18 and still haven’t registered to vote? If so, then this Women’s Equality Day make it a point to register yourself to vote. Remember, it’s your national right.
You can visit CanIVote.org website that’s hosted by the National Association of Secretaries of State, or go to your polling place and learn how you can vote by mail and receive election results.
2. Raise funds for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Celebrate this occasion by making a donation to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. If you do so, you can help those women who receive help from the Planned Parenthood health center.
“Planned Parenthood Federation of America is the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate.”
3. Pay a visit to the online National Women’s History Museum
Donate $35 and you can honor the women who’ve helped to shape your life in a unique way. The name of those women will be listed in the Roll of Honor and Remembrance. You can also incorporate photographs, remembrances, and biographical information in the online archives, The Chronicle of American Women.
This is possible through the online National Women’s History Museum (nwhm.org), which is committed to enlightening the role of women in reconstructing the society. This can be a rare way to celebrate this wonderful occasion.
4. Help a girls’ sports organization
Yes! It can be a unique way to celebrate Women’s Equality Day. Give your support to a girls’ sports organization and encourage them to excel in sports. It’ll also help to reduce the number of girls dropping out of sports due to different reasons.
5. Get inspired by the honorees of the SELF’s Women Doing Good awards
Get inspiration from the women who’re doing great things like examining a cure for paralysis, supporting HIV and AIDS prevention and education and so on.
So, how will you celebrate this Women’s Equality Day? Do share your thoughts in the comment section below.