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3.04.2010

MARCH is National Women's History Month

 ALICE PAUL PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN WOMEN'S RIGHTS MOVEMENT A CENTURY AGO

Alice Paul  (1885-1977) dedicated her entire life to securing equal rights for all women. While other suffragettes retired after the enactment of the 19th amendment in 1920 giving women the right to vote, Alice continued introducing The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) stating, "Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction".  The ERA was introduced to every Congress from 1923 until it was passed in 1972.  When it was rewritten in 1943, it was named the Alice Paul Amendment and the new language read, "Equality of rights under the law will not be denied or abridged by the United States ir any other state on account of sex."  Learn more about Alice Paul and other notable women in history at the National Women's History Project website: http://www.nwhp.org/

1 comment:

  1. Good read ! Let us all encourage women and empower them to stand up against all the attrocities of the society. Women empowerment is also a part of Millenium Development Goals….

    Globally more than 173 Million people stood up against poverty in 2009, a Guinness World Record!

    Let us break this record in 2010!

    Be the voice for the millions of poor people living across India.

    It is Time for You to STAND UP AGAINST POVERTY NOW!

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