Women’s Equality Day

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As we observed Women’s Equality Day each year on August 26, we acknowledge the importance of passage of the 19th Amendment and want to thank all people who support our mission and believe in gender equality. It was on this day the United States President in the Joint Resolution of Congress in 1971 proclaimed throughout the nation a day to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment which secured the vote to women.

We believe gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.  Throughout history women have been significant contributors to society and our way of life.  In fact, after commemorating FEW’s 50th Anniversary of hosting our National Training Program to decrease the pay gaps for women and inequality in employment practices; I think it important to remind everyone of our mission. FEW’s mission is work to end sex and gender discrimination, to encourage diversity for inclusion and equity in the workplace, and for the advancement and professional growth of women in the federal service.
We work to the eradication of harmful practices targeted at women and to ending the gender-based discrimination prevalent in many countries around the world. Our goal is to uphold the protections of equity for women as a human right. We don’t exclude men from our mission; but we want to include women. For all of us, women’s equal day means:

  • being paid equally for our skills and performance the same as men;
  • having our right to vote count the same as any other human being;
  • receiving the same leadership opportunities or access to higher valued projects;
  • being provided equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation
  • being considered for job opportunities and higher wages
  • being respected for decision making and business deals the same;
  • being believed and not discredited in value based on gender;
  • eliminating violence against girls and women;
  • being provided opportunities for training based on need, not on preferences.

Statistics have shown that we are not quite equal yet, but with the work of FEW we are definitely – CONQUERS.

Happy Women’s Equality Day.