The right to vote didn't always come easy to all citizens. Until recently, most countries denied voting rights to half of their population: women.
Women’s Equality Day, celebrated every August 26, commemorates the passage of women’s suffrage in the United States. Ratified in 1920, the 19th Amendment, ensures voting rights for everyone regardless of gender.
This Wednesday, we celebrate and remind ourselves of the hurdles overcome by the heroic women who faced violence and discrimination to propel the women’s movement forward.