Covering Women’s Equality Day 2015 for TIME, Charlotte Alter, presents a revealing infographic from Heather Jones showing us why even after 95 years of progress since women got the right to vote, the struggle for women’s equality is far from over. Ms. Alter covers women, culture, politics and breaking news for TIME in New York City. Artis Heather Jones makes Information Graphics for TIME. Her work has appeared in New YorkMagazine, Popular Mechanics and CBS Interactive amongst others. She studied at Otis Parsons School of Art & Design and lives in Brooklyn.
This Graphic Shows Why We Still Need Women’s Equality Day
By Heather Jones and Charlotte Alter| TIME | 8/26/15
There’s still plenty of room for progress 95 years after women got the right to vote
Wednesday is Women’s Equality Day, which celebrates the 95th anniversary of when American women finally won the right to vote in 1920.
Click on the graphic below to see a more detailed breakdown of how women are represented in politics 95 years after they got the right to vote. Much of the data has been collected by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.
You’ve Come a Long Way Baby…But Still Have a Ways to Go
95 years after women were granted the right to vote, the struggle to secure equality continues. Ms. Jones’ graphic illustrates the uneven presence of women in government that still exists. It’s no wonder considering that even after all this progress, our Constitution is still missing an amendment explicitly guaranteeing women equal rights.
The Fight For Women’s Equality Lives On
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Women’s Refugee Commission – The only international organization dedicated solely to protecting refugee women’s rights to sexual and reproductive health care, to freedom from gender-based violence, and to economic and social empowerment.
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National Center for Lesbian Rights – The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977.
Women Against Abuse – Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence advocate and service provider and among the largest domestic violence agencies in the country fulfilling its mission through compassionate services and tireless leadership.
Women’s Project Theater – WP is the nation’s oldest and largest theater company dedicated to developing, producing and promoting the work of female theater artists at every stage in their careers. WP Theater supports female-identified theater artists and the world-class, groundbreaking work they create, and provides a platform where their voices can be heard and celebrated on the American stage.
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