Women’s Equality Day 2016: International Women’s Equality Day 2016, that falls on Aug. 26 celebrates women’s right to vote in the United States. This is the day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law, under which women were granted the right to vote.
What is Women’s Equality Day 2016?
The amendment for the right to vote was first introduced in 1878. And forty years went by before a law was passed in the year 1920 that granted women the right to vote. The text of the amendment ran like this:
Joint Resolution of Congress, 1971, Designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day: WHEREAS, the women of the United States have been treated as second-class citizens and have not been entitled the full rights and privileges, public or private, legal or institutional, which are available to male citizens of the United States
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Women’s Equality Day 2016 Quotes:
In celebration of Women’s Equality Day 2016 best, we have come up with the most badass quotes by powerful women. You can use these Women’s Equality Day 2016 quotes for Whatsapp and facebook.
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” — Madeleine Albright
“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” — Roseanne Barr
“We’ve chosen the path to equality, don’t let them turn us around.” — Geraldine Ferraro
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” — Michelle Obama
“Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.” — Hillary Clinton
“A feminist is anyone who recognises the equality and full humanity of women and men.” — Gloria Steinem
“So people are talking about revolution. What a revolution it would be to have a woman president.” — Madeleine Albright
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” — Melinda Gates
“Extremists have shown what frightens them most: A girl with a BOOK.” — Malala Yousafzai
“How important it is for us to recognise and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!.” — Maya Angelou
On this day, we urge women to study the issues and become involved in the public debate and democratic process. Equal treatment, equal opportunity and equal protection for women at home, at workplace, everywhere in society are essential to ensure a better life for all Americans and humanity as a whole.