Equal Rights: AFDW recognizes Women's Equality Day

  • Published
  • By Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute
  • Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs
The observance recognizing Women's Equality Day was established by Joint Resolution of Congress in 1971. Women's Equality Day is observed on the 26th day of August and commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The observance has grown to include focusing attention on women's continued efforts toward gaining full equality. (Source: www.deomi.org)