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Women’s Equality Day 2023: When and why celebrate Women’s Equality Day? Learn History and Significance

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Women’s Equality Day 2023: Women have got equal rights as men legally, but there is inequality regarding their status in the society. There is a dual mindset in the minds of people for women as compared to men. Even today in the society, women do not get more than equal to men. However, efforts are being made to provide equal rights and space to women all over the world. In an effort to bring gender equality in the country, Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar recently nominated four women members (50 per cent) to the panum of vice-chairmen.

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every year with the aim of giving women the right to equality and strengthening their position in the society. Celebrating this day started when women did not even have the right to vote in a country. Let’s know in which country the right of women’s equality was discussed first and when Women’s Equality Day is celebrated.

When is Women’s Equality Day celebrated?

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every year on 26 August. Celebrating this day started since 1920.

History of Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day was first celebrated in America. The fight for women’s rights began in America in 1853. The movement for 50 years demanding women’s equality ended in 1920, when women started getting rights. Since then this day was celebrated as Women’s Equality Day.

Reasons to celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Women in America did not have the right to vote. Apart from this, married women also started demanding property rights. The movement for the demand of rights came to an end on 26 August 1920 with getting the right to vote.

Women in India got the right to vote only during the British rule. First in America and then internationally, August 26 was celebrated as Women’s Equality Day.

theme of women’s equality day

This year the theme of Women’s Equality Day 2023 is ‘Embrace Quality’ i.e. embrace equality. This theme remains part of the 2021-26 Strategic Plan. The theme highlights the need to achieve gender equality, which is essential not only for economic development but also for fundamental human rights.

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