Every year on Aug. 26, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day to commemorate the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. constitution, officially and finally giving women the right to vote. For some women, it’s a day of quiet reflection on the progress we’ve made; for others, it’s a call to action to help other women who aren’t protected equally under the eyes of the law (or of society in general). But what are some ways you can help other women on Women’s Equality Day?
As it turns out, there have never been more options to do so. The website womenwillvote.com suggests “wearing white, calling Congress to support the Equal Rights Amendment, and committing to vote” to celebrate the 97th birthday of women’s right to vote. Those are all wonderful ways to commemorate the day, but what if you want to use your Women’s Equality Day to actively better the lives of another woman, right this very minute? There are tons of ways you can spend Aug. 26 making a tangible difference in women’s lives at home and across the globe. Here are just a few ways to help other women out on Women’s Equality Day, and every other day this year.