WOMEN’S WAY Celebrates #WomensEqualityDay
This year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which officially granted women the right to vote. Even though we celebrate this milestone, it’s important to note that women of color were not granted the right to vote until much later. While women have come a long way in the fight for gender equity since the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920, there are still many disparities women are faced with in 2020.
As of right now:
- Access to basic reproductive health care is becoming more tenuous than ever as more women lose access to centers that provide equitable healthcare.
- Overall, the gender wage gap is 78 cents to every man’s dollar, but the gap is worse for Black, Latinx and Indigenous women. Black women make 63cents to every man’s dollar, Latinx women make 54 cents to every man’s dollar. Ingenious women make 57 cents to every man’s dollar.
- 1 out of every 4 American women has been the victim of an assault in her lifetime. 90% of adult rape victims are also women.
- Globally, women hold just 24% of senior leadership positions. The U.S. lags behind the global average at 21%, compared to China where women hold 51% of senior leadership slots.
While we celebrate #WomensEqualityDay, we still must continue to fight for the lives of women and girls across the globe. We demand reproductive rights, equal pay, safety, and economic security for ALL women.
Women’s Equality Day Campaign
Join WOMEN’S WAY as we celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26th. We encourage you to join us this week on social media to raise awareness around our Women’s Equality Day Campaign to work with us in creating equal opportunities for all women and girls to thrive.
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