Women's Equality Day: Why Do We Lock Up So Many Women and Girls?


Women's Equality Day: Why Do We Lock Up So Many Women and Girls?


Today is National Women's Equality Day. Women's Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. The amendment was first introduced in 1878. Though Women's Equality Day didn't come around until 1971, when the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women's Equality Day. Throughout the years women have diligently fought for equal rights, though enormous strides have been made, there are some areas where women are still incredibly disadvantaged. The criminal justice system being one of the areas with the worst outcomes for women and girls.

Join us and Jenna Morey, Executive Director of ReMerge as we break this down.